Monthly Archives: September 2013

Album Review: Levi Fuller & the Library – Social Music EP

Levi Fuller & the Library – Social Music EP (2013, self-released) It’s been four years since our fearless leader Levi Fuller’s Colossal, a semi-cephalopodic collection of songs – many of which first appeared in a nascent form on Ball of … Continue reading

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Submit to Ball of Wax: Waltzes and Kids and Animals Oh My!

I hope you’ve been enjoying listening to Ball of Wax 33. I certainly enjoyed putting it together, and the release show was a blast. But wax never sleeps, and we must soldier on to future volumes. Here’s what we are … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Michael Wohl – “Lonesome No More”

Michael Wohl closes out Ball of Wax 33 with a meditative solo acoustic instrumental, “Lonesome No More.” “Lonesome No More” transitions from slowly strummed, partially arpeggiated chords to a more intricate, reverb-drenched figure to folk and country picking and back … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: 33 Slade – “Unfun”

If I had a hard time being objective about Boey, this is just going to be impossible. I’m really happy that we’re able to not only include new songs from the former members of my old band 33 Slade on … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Boey Russell – “Fortune Teller”

I’ve known Boey Russell for over half of my life – he was the drummer in the previously mentioned band 33 Slade – and I always knew he was a gifted musician and singer, but it was only very recently … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: We Wrote the Book on Connectors – “Captain Dog”

We Wrote the Book on Connectors‘ breezy, goofy “Captain Dog” serves up a curveball to Ball of Wax 33‘s general seriousness. With lyrics about Beverly Hills 90210 told from the perspective of a dog and a bedroom acoustic pop arrangement, … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Whales/The Magic of Multiples – “Break Into My House”

Alexander Drum of Whales/The Magic of Multiples made himself a Ball of Wax regular pretty quickly, and for that I am grateful; it’s always a pleasure hearing whatever he’s been working on. He seems to be quite prolific, and while … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Peter Colclasure – “Three Minutes Thirty Seconds Is the Only Salvation You Can Expect, Alexander”

Peter Colclasure – current resident of California and erstwhile key-tickler for Ball of Wax friends Smile Brigade and The Foghorns – certainly wins the (nonexistent) prize for the 33-iest song of this intermittently-themed volume. When he first sent the rather … Continue reading

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