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Ball of Wax 45 Songs: Colin J Nelson/Frustration Club

BoW stalwart Colin J Nelson, realizing that the perfect thing to do with a 60-second song is to create a jingle, gives us this musically and lyrically adept “Treatment for Online Dating Promotional Content.” Ball of Wax Volume 45 (One … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 40 Songs: Chasing Shell – Lonesome George

[Ball of Wax 40, as we’ve mentioned, is a little different. Given the unique nature of each of the bands and songs on this collection, we decided to eschew our usual track-review format for the blog in favor of letting … Continue reading

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10 years, 40 musicians, One CD: Ball of Wax Turns Ten!

Ball of Wax Volume 40/10th anniversary celebration weekend: Saturday, June 20, Conor Byrne Pub 5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle The Great Um, Sam Russell and the Screen Soul Explosion, Eggshells, Virgin of the Birds, Screens, and special guests Doors 9pm … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 37 Songs (and pictures): Colin J Nelson – “Koala,” Illustrated by Scott Bilstad

“I think of great children’s books as having many little things in the art and story that you discover each time you read it.  I tried to make an illustration to Colin’s song that reflected koalas being high up in … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 37: Songs about Animals!

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Ball of Wax 34 Songs: Colin J Nelson – “Dedication”

I don’t do this often, but I specifically requested a song from Colin for Ball of Wax 34, and then had to practically lock him in his studio and force him to record it. I don’t know why, but it … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 34: November 30th at Conor Byrne

Ball of Wax Volume 34 Release Show Day Laborers & Petty Intellectuals, Levi Fuller & the Library, GreenhornBluehorn, Colin J Nelson, Virgin of the Birds, Whole Halves Saturday, November 30, 8:30pm Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW 21+ / … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 31 Originals: Colin J. Nelson – Bourbon and Tea

[Ball of Wax 31, as previously announced, will feature 15 local songwriters and bands all covering each other’s songs. Between now and the release show on March 9th, I will share the originals with you to provide a little background, … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 31 Originals: Alicia Amiri – Darkness in Me

[Ball of Wax 31, as previously announced, will feature 15 local songwriters and bands all covering each other’s songs. Between now and the release show on March 9th, I will share the originals with you to provide a little background, … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax Volume 31: Covers!

Ball of Wax Volume 31 (Covers!) Columbia City Theater Saturday, March 9, 8pm $8 advance / $10 doors (includes a free copy of Ball of Wax 31 CD) Performances by Alicia Amiri, Norman Baker, Robb Benson, Emiko Blalock, Jeremy Burk, … Continue reading

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