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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. 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. I have heard that Vol6 features the Dessners from The National. I really wish someone would leak that volume.
  5. Nick and Starr actually did the fist bump this week. LOL! What I miss this season is the occasional extra long leg, when teams arrived at the check-in mat only to hear Phil tell them that the leg is not yet over and then he gives them the next clue.
  6. If the Wonder Twins ever gets made into a live-action movie, Nick and Starr could, um, star. Every week I keep waiting for them to bump their fists together and say: "Wonder Twin powers, activate!" I've also figured out who Sarah reminds me of: Mary Katherine Gallagher (SNL character played by Molly Shannon).
  7. 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
  8. Two songs from Ten Stones as well as the cover artwork and release date (Sept 9) are up now on Sounds Familyre's myspace page.
  9. Emil = Emil Nikolaison of Serena-Maneesh. From S-M blog:
  10. 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.
  11. My Brightest Diamond has a new album coming out on June 17 titled A Thousand Shark's Teeth.
  12. No "Best Of 16HP" CD yet, but there will be a new live 2 CD set coming soon titled Live: March 2001. I think it is out now in Europe and it will be out in early May in the US on Alternative Tentacles.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. No More No Depression
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