Category Archives: Recorded Music

Ball of Wax 37 Songs (and pictures): Levi Fuller – “The Ballad of Molly and Oliver,” Illustrated by Michael O’Driscoll

Ball of Wax Volume 37: Songs about Animals by Levi Fuller

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Ball of Wax 37 Songs (and pictures): Colin Ernst – “Henry Hippo,” Illustrated by Amy Redmond

Ball of Wax Volume 37: Songs about Animals by Colin Ernst

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Ball of Wax 37 Songs (and pictures): Hal Colombo – “Kittens and Gorillas,” Illustrated by Keith Negley

Ball of Wax Volume 37: Songs about Animals by Hal Colombo

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Ball of Wax 37 Songs (and pictures): Jon Rooney – “The Truth about Penguins,” Illustrated by Dejah Leger

Ball of Wax Volume 37: Songs about Animals by Jon Rooney

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Ball of Wax 37 Songs (and pictures): Werebearcat! – “Principles of Interspecies Dynamics,” Illustrated by Gabriel Mintz

Ball of Wax Volume 37: Songs about Animals by Werebearcat!

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Ball of Wax 37 Songs (and pictures): Eli Rosenblatt – “Monkey Monkey,” Illustrated by Courtney Blazon

“In my drawing, made using marker and pen on paper, I wanted to capture these free, happy animals hanging out in their environments. The monkey and the snake are living in their own worlds of the grass and the trees, … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Crush – Future Blimps

The Crush – Future Blimps (self-released, 2014) Power pop trio the Crush first appeared on the Seattle scene sometime in 2013. They had the energy, enthusiasm, Kinks covers and cool guitars (Rickenbacker 360 and Danelectro Longhorn bass!!!) to quickly gain … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 37 Songs (and pictures): Recess Monkey – “The Hermit,” Illustrated by Nathan Shields

Normally we like to write little reviews of each track as we post them leading up to the release of a new volume, but since Volume 37 is a little different, we’re going to take a different approach. For each … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36 Songs: Monica Schley – “In the Shadows (of Enchantment)”

Monica Schley‘s “In the Shadows (of Enchantment)” closes out Ball of Wax 36 with some sparse, roughly-recorded folk. The first minute of “In the Shadows (of Enchantment)” consists of just harp and violin. The fidelity is decidedly low – it sounds like an … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36 Songs: Tuktu – “1. Tupilak Creation Song 2. Tupilak Walk”

I never saw prog coming (but then again, one never does). Tuktu‘s contribution to Ball of Wax 36 is an expansive, angular song titled “1. Tupilak Creation Song 2. Tupilak Walk.” And I’m pretty sure it’s prog, though I confess … Continue reading

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