Monthly Archives: August 2011

Friends and Family: If Only More of Seattle Were Like This Band

Lemme preface this. I always thought The Foghorns, which is my band’s name, was the worst band name in Seattle. (We started on an island in Wisconsin, I swear it made sense at the freaking time.) But, God bless them, … Continue reading

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Submit to Ball of Wax 26: A Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music

It’s been hiding over on our About page for the past week or so, but now that the Songs about Books dust has settled a bit (buy your copy now!), I wanted to officially announce our call for submissions to … Continue reading

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The Foghorns Release To the Stars on the Wings of a Pig Tomorrow at the Tractor

I am a bad friend/colleague/listener. I’ve had access to (our own Bart Cameron‘s) The Foghorns‘ excellent new album To the Stars on the Wings of a Pig for a few weeks now, and I’ve listened to it a handful of … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] European Road Book – update

Ball of Wax likes songs about books and Ryan Bartek likes writing books about those who make songs. Bartek and Ball of Wax are a match made in heaven. Those with a decent memory will remember a post from March … Continue reading

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Cock and Swan: “Comfort Zone 2”

Hey, it’s new music from the wonderful Cock & Swan, presented, in the manner of our times, along with a series of moving images. Steel wool! Fire! Synthesizers! All with a brand new, delightful dose of sound from Cock & … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 25: Songs about Books is out now!

After months of talk about this “Songs about Books” project, which culminated in a wonderful evening of music last Friday at the Fremont Abbey, one might have lost sight of the fact that it was also going to result in … Continue reading

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Songs about Books this Friday!

This is – maybe – our last post on Songs about Books (Ball of Wax 25) before the release show this Friday at the Fremont Abbey. The doors will open at 7, and the show will start at 8 sharp. … Continue reading

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The Way It Is Returns to Seattle!

Anyone with a glancing familiarity with Ball of Wax and/or this blog is probably aware that I am inordinately fond of the music of Michael Sanchez, most of which has been made under the name of The Way It Is … Continue reading

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New Music from Deelay Ceelay: Sunset Drumsets

Our Portland friends Deelay Ceelay (whom you might have heard on Ball of Wax Volume 14) have at long last released a full-length album. I’m checking it out right now, and Sunset Drumsets is a fantastic summer listen, loaded with … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Helen DeWitt – The Last Samurai

Paul assigned Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai to Joshua Morrison. I just finished reading it, and this reading completes my project of reading all of the books assigned for Songs about Books. First I’d like to say that I am … Continue reading

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