Category Archives: Videos

Songs from Boston, for Boston

I spent the first twenty-five years of my life in Boston. I don’t have a lot to add to the ocean of ink and pixels that have already been spilled on the subject of the craziness that’s been going on … Continue reading

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Singin’ Freebird with Christian Bookshop

Longtime Ball of Wax listeners might remember the Irish band Music for Dead Birds from Volume 12. I’ve wondered over the past few years what they might be up to, and I was quite pleased to receive an email yesterday … Continue reading

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Tito Ramsey: “Sword and Stone”

I know things have been quiet here in Blog of Wax land, and for that I apologize. There’s all sorts of things I could be talking about or sharing with you, but I’ve been a bit pressed for time of … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Made in Iceland

You would be daft if you think you could go to Iceland and not come into contact with incredible music. Unless you listened to nothing but the radio stations, that is. Iceland in May is a curious concoction of near … Continue reading

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Deelay Ceelay: “Feather Lightning”

Video art is deeply entwined in Deelay Ceelay‘s output as a band. Their live performances are fully immersive experiences, generally consisting of the two members playing on two full drum kits, backed by pre-recorded synths and other instruments and a … Continue reading

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Lo Fine: “As You Turn Your Brim”

Time lapse photography never fails to transfix me, especially when it’s documenting natural phenomena such as the movement of plants or the fluctuation of temperatures. This one shot video is incredibly simple, but there’s so much going on in the … Continue reading

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Musical Valentines from For All the Girls and Slow Skate

Happy Valentine’s Day (also known as my mom’s birthday)! There are a couple of items I would have felt remiss not to post today. Today is the official release date of For All the Girls’ self-titled debut. For All the … Continue reading

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The Bats Pajamas: “Sarai”

The Bats Pajamas are a band from Toronto that I’m pleased to welcome to the Ball of Wax fold for Volume 27. You might say their song “Sarai” is not the usual BoW fodder, but its brash, aggressive strangeness could … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Phil’s 2011 review

Upon turning over my calendar at the beginning of this month, it came to my attention that in a short time 2011 will be no more. 2012, and the possible end of the world, will follow. In the limited time … Continue reading

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2011 in Review: New Is New, Old Is New and Lulu Is the Future

A couple of weeks ago I asked a friend what she thought would end up being the consensus album of the year.  A potent combination of aging, new fatherhood, acute self-absorption, and YouTube-fueled distraction kept me from really having a … Continue reading

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