My old band, Marathon, has some announcements:
MARATHON Announces Reunion Show Lineups And Live Album/Video Release
Reunion Ticket Pre-sales
We are pleased to announce the details for our reunion shows on Friday, February 28th at St Vitus in Brooklyn, NY and Saturday, March 1st at Lovin’ Cup in Rochester, NY. We invited some old friends to play to maximize quality and fun. It’s gonna be a blast! Hope you’ll be joining us. Presale tickets available at MarathonArmy.com. The venues fit a couple hundred people and we have no idea if they will sell out so we recommend buying early. (If you are buying a ticket for the Brooklyn show, make sure you follow the link at the top to the TicketFly page.) Show lineups are below.
On May 20th, 2006, Marathon played (what we thought was) our last show for a packed house at The Furnace in Syracuse. We recorded the show, and though it’s no Frampton Comes Alive!, it’s a document of what we were as a band at one of our finest moments. We once planned on releasing this as a DVD, but we are in the digital age, my friends…and we are lazy. We finally got our act together, and with the help of a few friends, we polished the footage as best we could, and you can watch the full set on Youtube. Additionally, the audio tracks of this show are available on Bandcamp for pay-what-you-like download as the album Live At The Furnace 2006.
Finally, our vinyl S/T record is still available over at Secret Audio Club. We’ll have them at the merch table at the show, too.
We hope to see you at the shows!
Blogs from the Inside has moved! My friend Bruce, whose incredible blog about his experiences inside prison was once hosted here, has taken up residence at his new tumblr page, Incarca. It’s a blog dedicated to prison activism through art, visibility, fashion, dialogue, music, and media. And he’s taking submissions! Get in on the discussion.
(Photo by Tim Hunt!)
This is what I did last weekend. I was transported to a simpler time…an easier time. A time when I lived in a town where everywhere worth going was within walking distance. When my commute to work was a path through the gorge. When my friends and I made music that was, if not great, at least unequivocal. When I didn’t worry about 34 year-old worries; I did 26 year-old things. I have no regrets, and life is still as it should be, I suppose. But goddamn, Fire When Ready was a great band. And as of last Saturday, they still are. Thanks to Steve, Brandon, Justin, Travis, Oscar, and Phil. You bring me back, and keep me there…where I belong.
Ithaca Show Is ON! (Okay, it’s actually in Danby, just outside of Ithaca.) An old friend recently moved to town and offered to open his home for the show. I am super-excited about this. Two great local performers are joining the fun, and it should be a blast. Thanks to the incomparably generous Matt Gauck for letting me poach his artwork for this weird-looking flyer.
If you come to this show, consider sticking around town for the huge Big Day In show the following day. Fire When Ready (reunion!), Oscar Albis Rodriguez, Batista, Summer People, and a lot of other great bands for only 5 bucks!
Brooklyn show! My triumphant return to the East Coast!
(Clarifying statement: not entirely sure over whom I’m triumphing, and it’s more of a one-stop-shop than it is coastal-visit. That said, if you know anyone in Ithaca who is down with me playing in their living room and inviting a few strangers for the following day, please please please let me know!)
I heard a hot rumor that the entire Black Numbers discography is available for $50 hard copy or $30 digitally for the rest of the weekend. That means you can get the Attica! Attica! Napalm & Nitrogen vinyl along with 10 or 11 other vinyl records, a bunch of CD’s and a good handful of other digital tracks for just 50 bones, or over 200 digital tracks for 30 bucks. Do it.
PS…don’t you think digital should be called “soft copy”? Think about it…