GIVEAWAY: LUBRICATED MAGAZINE – DOUBLE MIX CASSETTE Vol. 1: “THE COMPANY I KEEP”


I am so damned embarrassed about this! I’ve had these tapes going on months now and I completely forgot about them (probably because I can not play a cassette tape at all in my life). Anyhow, I told y’all about this back in May but to refresh your memory I’ll go over it again:

“They’re currently selling a Double Cassette (I know, I know, the print media really is behind the times) compilation to cover the costs of the next issue’s printing costs (at least they aren’t just begging for money like some magazines). The compilation has 23 tracks, featuring artists such as Jon Snodgrass, Joey Cape, Red Clay River, Chad Rex, Shane Sweeney of Two Cow Garage, and The Takers. If, like me, you have no way to play a cassette tape, each purchase comes with an mp3 download code. So head over to Fast Geek Press and order a compilation, then pat yourself on the back, knowing that you’re helping out another outlet for the bands we love to keep doing their thing.”

While you can still buy the compilation here, I have two comps to give away to the ninebullets.net faithful. So, if you have the ability to listen to cassette’s and the ability to email me then be one of the first two to email me and you’ll get this collection for free (as well as a couple of ninebullets stickers).

Track Listing:

Side A – 21:36 minutes

1 – The Takers – When My Shades Were Drawn
2 – Shane Sweeney of Two Cow Garage – Hallelujah
3 – Paige Anderson of the Anderson Family Bluegrass Band – Flying Rocks
4 – Charly “the city mouse” Fasano – Portland
5 – Possessed by Paul James – Take Off Your Mask
6 – Kevin Seconds – Oh American Girl
7 – Jon Gaunt – Every Drink Every Song

Side B – 20:34 minutes

8 – Micah & John Schnabel – Billy James
9 – The Enablers – Whatever You Like
10 – Red Clay River – Ain’t No Blues
11 – Michael Dean Damron – Dolls
12 – The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit – Bones
13 – Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves – Everybody Knows

Side C – 21:05 minutes

14 – The Anchor – Hot Dogs & Vodka
15 – Joey Cape – Good-Bye
16 – Careless Hearts – Joselina
17 – Andy Thomas – Spring Softly
18 – The Redemption Family – The Power A Secret Holds
19 – Larry & His Flask – Land of the F(r)ee
20 – Brian Polk – Let’s Get Stoned and Over Analyze NomeansNo Records

Side D – 22:50 minutes

21 – Jon Snodgrass – Song For Gibson
22 – In the Red – Overworked
23 – Chad Rex – Awhile
24 – Digger Barnes – Waiting for the Snakes
25 – Tom VandenAvond – El Paso
26 – Magic Cyclops – Teen Pregnancy
27 – woMANgione – Saggy

Full compilation stream:

<a href="http://fastgeekpress.bandcamp.com/album/lubricated-zine-mix-tape-volume-one-the-company-i-keep">When My Shades Were Drawn by Fast Geek Press</a>

JOHN SCHNABEL – SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A CANARY IN A COAL MINE

Most of you are probably more familiar with John’s son, Micah, from Two Cow Garage, but over the years Micah and John have occasionally put out cd-r releases of the two playing together. Matter of fact, it was on one such release that I heard “Swingset Assassin”, which is quickly becoming a Two Cow classic. A while back I was contacted by the elder Schnabel asking if I’d be interested in hearing his newest release even though it did not include Micah. “Hell Yes” was my reply.

This album is really reminiscent of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-era Neil Young and I think this might be the most consistent and best release I’ve heard from The Hobo Jungle yet. I’m not really sure how the general population goes about getting this effort, but if you like the samples and wanna hear more, I’d guess that reaching out to John via myspace will lead you towards a copy of the album.

John Schnabel – Pilgrim, Kentucky
John Schnabel – North End Kids
John Schnabel – Poor Wayfaring Stranger