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no.214 | Leafy Pecan Cicada Sing-a-Long
Shade, music, and uncommon breezes make for a special day on the porch.
The pecans saved us. A couple of Sundays ago, folks gathered under the heat dome to celebrate the release of a collaborative EP made by PSO and The Reformers. The Answers opened with a gorgeous acoustic set (listen below), quite a departure from their normal distortion-drenched psych-rock sounds. Paul Stautinger joined me on the porch for a few PSO-style improvisations and some new and old songs from my cosmic country cosplay project Mountains in Stars. More on MIS in future episodes.
This week’s new PSO piece features the opening improvised first salvo of PSO’s set. Paul is playing an E-bow (the E stands for “Energy”), which is a little device that creates infinite sustain. It has a spacey sound that perfectly fits the vibe of the EP and was a great way to simulate some of the amazing sliding guitar work originally played and written by Bob Warner on Shifting Mist (a Mountains in Stars song).
We also gave away a bunch of 4-color Riso-printed fake 7-inch versions of the EP.
You can support PSO by purchasing the Fake 7”, music, and/or merch on Bandcamp. Even better if you purchase on Friday, Aug 4, when Bandcamp forgoes its fee and all proceeds go directly to the artist!
Many many thanks for all you came out and braved the heat, drank homemade cold brew (thanks, Paul, again!), and screenprinted shirts and bags!
It was so fun that PSO is already planning more events for the fall and winter.
Look for announcements soon.
The Answers opened with The Other Woman, a tune from Gavin’s upcoming solo winter album release, Texas Made Me Do It.
T-Shirts, Bags, Oh My!
The fam all pitched in to make my PSO dreams come true. Thanks to the expert guidance of Kathie Sever, Bernadette Noll, Jeff Dell, the folks at Industry Print, and Jerry’s Artorama, we burned a screen! Fresh from a screenprinting class at the Contemporary, Ivy printed like a pro on all kinds of random shirts and bags.
Folks even printed the shirts taken off their backs!
We have a screen, so there will be more merch in the making.
Email me if you are interested in a PSO shirt or what have you.
Y’all, this is just the beginning! Look for more PSO events to be announced soon for fall and the beginning of 2024!
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