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  1. Just out of curiosity, I looked up their past show dates. They haven't really gone out on a proper tour since '96. After that they took a 3 year break *, then from '99 to '04 they only ever played strings of 2-3 shows (probably weekends) here & there. During that period, Chicago, IL was the furthest west and Alexandria, VA the furthest south they travelled. They played their last regular show in Sept '04 in PA & then a radio show in Feb '05, but nothing since then. Four shows (NY, PA, MA) in '07 were scheduled, but then later canceled.

    Most of the fans would really love it if they went out on a tour that extended beyond a few spot dates on the east coast, but I'd be really surprised if that actually happened while they still have young families and other priorities.

    Don occasionally played solo shows in & around Lancaster, PA (his solo stuff, not innocence mission songs), but I haven't heard about any in a few years. Mike is slightly more active, playing bass with local bands and artists here & there.

    * I thought for sure they played 2-3 Lilith fair shows around '98, but I may be mistaken as nothing is listed for that year.


  2. IIRC, they did not even play a single show to support their last album - some were scheduled but then cancelled. I'm hoping their new stuff isn't as bland as their last few releases, which are virtually indistinguishable to me. I miss the days of their first 4 albums which are so distinctly different from one another.


  3. And then there's "Size Too Small," in which I really have no idea what Stevens was trying to say and thus don't really have a rejoinder.

    I'm not going to get into the "gay or not gay" debate, but thought I'd mention this: "Size Too Small" and "The Dress Looks Nice On You" are about an older girlfriend he had in high school. Someone transcribed his stories and posted them at SongMeanings: Size Too Small and Dress Looks Nice On You


  4. There are a couple of other Danielson releases/reissues coming soon too.

    Sept 23:

    • DANIELSON FAMILE - Tell Another Joke At The Ol' Choppin' Block 2xLP (Secretly Canadian)
    • DANIELSON FAMILE - Fetch the Compass Kids LP (Secretly Canadian)
    • DANIELSON FAMILE - Tri-Danielson!!! (Alpha/Omega) 2xLP (Sounds Familyre)

    Oct 21:

    • DANIELSON - Our Givest (Remix) 7" (Secretly Canadian) SC191

  5. Emil = Emil Nikolaison of Serena-Maneesh. From S-M blog:

    Emil has contributed with a little bit of playing on some records. He did some engineering/ mixing on some as well. Plus some ballet music... a rather special one is a contribution with nylon string on the Jobim/ Sinatra cover 'Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars' for David Eugene Edward' s Woven Hands new record out pretty soon on Daniel Smith's (Danielson) label Sounds Familyre

  6. The original announcement from SF made it sound like Ten Stones was coming out in April but it will actually not be released until September. My guess is that it will be out sooner in Europe, as usual.


  7. Also, the song "Consecration" on the myspace page will be on an upcoming compilation with the soundtrack to Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp. Others on the compilation (disc 2): the innocence mission, Sufjan Stevens, Jim Lauderdale and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. No specific details yet.

    Awake, My Soul & Help Me to Sing

    A forthcoming two disc CD set which compiles both traditional Sacred Harp singing and contemporary interpretations of songs from


  8. Woven Hand's new album, Ten Stones, will be released in April (specific date TBA) and DEE & Ordy will play a few shows in the Eastern Plains. Sounds Familyre has the details.

    This might be the first time they have started promoting/touring their new album in the US before Europe.


  9. Leigh confirms the rumors on her myspace blog:

    We [Matt & Leigh] were missing each other and the gift that I believe God gave us- I knew before that the two of us were more powerful than one of us alone, but it was becoming more obvious as time ticked by. We realized we were on the same page and decided to make Sixpence None the Richer records for the next 2,000 to 3,000 years!!!! Seriously- as long as we can: ) We are in the middle of making an EP right now that will be available soon! We also have a tour planned beginning in April. Yay!!! These things started happening almost immediately after we decided to start up the engines again. Amazing! I am so thankful and excited for the future. There is a Sixpence myspace page in the works and many details to come about the tour, EP etc very soon...

  10. Hmmm, I seem to recall reading an article in Christianity Today about a decade ago which indicated otherwise... (If I could remember the URL for the article, or some very specific keywords, I would find it and link to it from here.)

    Is this it?

    The Dissatisfaction of Francis Schaeffer

    Thirteen years after his death, Schaeffer's vision and frustrations continue to haunt evangelicalism.

    by Michael S. Hamilton

    March 3, 1997

    Only the first few paragraphs are available on the site unless you are a subscriber. I just looked it up on EBSCO and found the full-text article and also a 9-page PDF of the scanned magazine pages. Some of you may have access to EBSCO via your local library. I don't know the rules about posting copyrighted works so I did not include it here.


  11. Don Peris has quietly released an instrumental Christmas album, Brighter Visions Beam Afar.

    Brighter Visions Beam Afar

    is a quiet instrumental offering of Christmas hymns

    arranged for solo guitar and gently performed by Don Peris.

    A portion of your purchase will be donated to benefit those in need

    of warmth and shelter throughout the Winter.

    Also, he has a show coming up in December: Prince Street Cafe - Lancaster PA - Dec 15th


  12. From the latest Sounds Familyre newsletter:

    Just a short time after that, with the strength of ten men each, Soul-Junk and Woven Hand, like ancient Norse mythological deities, descended on Clarksboro, NJ to wrestle to two-inch tape songs almost too wild and beautiful to be contained. With the help, guidance, and expertise of Emil Nikolaisen of Serena-Maneesh and Daniel Smith, their efforts were not in vain. At the end of two extraordinary weeks of activity and very little sleep, there exist the strong foundations of two incredibly compelling records.

  13. It is not listed on their site, but OtR will play a free show in Harrisburg, PA at Whitaker Center (Stage 2) on Nov 2 at 12 pm. This is an XPN Free @ Noon show and will be broadcast on the air, so even if you can't make it to the show you can listen online live, or later when it is added to the archives. Presumably the RSVP sign-up for this show will be available after next week's Free @ Noon concert is over. This was announced last night at a Cowboy Junkies show and confirmed by a listing on Whitaker's site.


  14. Frank Schaeffer has a new book coming out in October. I read a short review of it in Kirkus and it sounds interesting. I'm not sure what the final title is (probably what is on Amazon) -

    Amazon - Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back

    Kirkus - Crazy for God: How I Helped Found the Religious Right and Ruin America

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