And we’re back….

Upcoming this week as we rev up for the second half of the Low Level Owl Tour:

-Interview with Crisci

-Interview with Ryan from Graveface records

-Interview with Aaron Pillar

These are being done separate from the film and focus mostly on the tour.  Also, we will continue to bring daily updates regarding the tour including reviews, photos, and video.  As always, 7446 welcomes any contributions from fans of the band.  Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable…

Second half dates are as follows:

Apr 8 2010 Hi Tone w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety Memphis, Tennessee

Apr 9 2010 Masquerade w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety Atlanta, Georgia

Apr 10 2010 Backbooth w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety Orlando, Florida

Apr 12 2010 Local 506 w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Apr 13 2010 DC9 w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety DC, Washington DC

Apr 14 2010 First Unitarian Church w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Apr 15 2010 The Space w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety New Haven, Connecticut

Apr 16 2010 Middle East w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety Boston, Massachusetts

Apr 17 2010 Grammercy Theatre w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety New york, New York

Apr 18 2010 Divan Orange w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety Montreal, Quebec

Apr 19 2010 Lee’s Palace w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety Toronto, Ontario

Apr 20 2010 Grog Shop w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety Cleveland, Ohio

Apr 21 2010 Otto’s Nightclub w/ The Appleseed Cast playing Low Level Owl 1 & 2 in their entirety Dekalb, Illinois

Sorry for no updates

…we have been busy editing.  Lots of footage to log.  Does anyone….have…a red………bull…….ahem……uh….

More Live Music and other wanderings

If you have not visited archive.org you must do so right away.  The Internet Archive has all kinds of stuff from archival film footage to live music recordings.  The site also contains thousands of manuscripts, documents, etc that can be downloaded on .pdf as well.  Definitely worth a look.   The Live Music on the site is all free and the artists approve of the site, which should help you sleep better.  And after all, doesn’t everything boil down to sleep and how much of it you get?

Although none of these artists are Appleseed Cast/Old Canes/Hundred Hands they are worth a listen.  Here are a few of my favorites from the site:

“Just One Thing” – My Morning Jacket.  Back in 2003, when this was recorded, MMJ was an incredible band.  I am not a fan of anything (including “Z”) released after “It Still Moves.”

“Freeway to the Canyon” – Ryan Adams.  I might be on some sort of slow jam country twanging sort of mood tonight.  Fuck it, this is a great song.

“Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean” – Explosions in the Sky.  Love this track.

And here are four of some of my favorites from Death Cab for Cutie:

“Title and Registration”

“The Sound of Settling”

“What Sarah Said”

“The New Year”

Hope you enjoy those tracks from archive.org.  The list of artists on that site is not the most satisfying, but there are some definite diamonds in the rough.  Here is one such diamond from the band Calexico.  This song was used in the movie “Collateral.”

“Guero Canelo”

If you haven’t seen “Collateral” you might want to see Tom Cruise in this scene.  He plays a hired killer and well….

3/15/10 – Waiting Room – Omaha, Nebraska

The band returns after a day off to play the Waiting Room in Omaha, Nebraska.  I talked to Aaron Pillar today for a few minutes, he said the tour has been difficult of late.  The shows have been great, but he said the driving was starting to take a toll on the guys.  Over the last week they were driving over night after their shows in order to get to the next town so the guys were sleeping at all kinds of different hours.  I told him to promptly quit his bitchin’ and start working on his golf game…no excuses.

7446 footage

Okay, so here is a short clip of some footage from Echoplex.  First, the audio will be replaced by a direct feed from the board, but I wanted to get some of this out there for everyone to look at.  Second, this was shot by Damon Jones of Fathead Filmco and 7446 thanks him for his support and participation.  We would also like to thank Dax Shepard, Sam Gonzalez (who painted this masterpiece some years ago), and the guys in the band for supporting our efforts in creating this film.  Again, this is just a short little piece with more to come (but not too much more).

Peregrine Tour Live Tracks

This great website dreamforus.com has some interesting bootleg stuff.  I especially like the set from April 8th, 2006 in Chicago.  This would have been on the Peregrine tour.  The recording is probably from the board and has the vocals turned up which is good.  The set list is loaded with tracks from that record but there are a couple of other live tracks as well:

“Forever Longing the Golden Sunsets” from Mare Vitalis.  The best part about this recording is the guy screaming “Play Forever Longing the Golden Sunsets!!!!” to which his buddy a couple of mili-seconds later punctuates with “DO IT!”  Soon after, Aaron Pillar thanks the crowd for coming out and to the aforementioned guy he says “We’re gonna do that.” Fucking clutch.

“February” which is a classic.  The same guy from the above recording yells “Anti-Hero” which gets a half-hearted chuckle from Chris.

I hear your voice
calling me from a calendar
anniversary
I hear your voice
calling me from a calendar
anniversary

It’s February,
You’re two years gone,
and I am lost, I am lost
It’s February,
I can feel you’re here,
and Here I come, Here I come

“Fight Song” Another great song.  Always reminds me of the Bush Administration, but there I go giving things away again.

“Steps and Numbers” which kicks ass always.

Stand there,
Dance with,
Stand there dance with a memory.
The caption reads, “It’s all over now.”

“Song 3” which is my favorite song from “Peregrine.”  Thats probably sacrilege, given the “boners the world over” for “February” and “Sunlit Ascending.”  But, I think “Silas’ Knife” and “Song 3” are phenomenal songs, especially within the context of the record as a whole.  The lyrics to “Silas’ Knife” are:

Keep hoarding all your ghosts in fortresses;
it’s only rain.
You know when summer’s coming all the year;
it’s only rain.

Coming around,
the knife takes it’s place.
Falling and crawling under.
Brother of mine,
come out from your cave.
You can not be defeated.

I am not sure the exact meaning of the record, but I am going to post my highly developed hypothesis at a later date followed by an interview of Crisci who hopefully will offer some clues.  But, I’m quite sure that Peregrine is the daughter, accidentally killed by the son, who has come back as a ghost to offer courage and strength to her traumatized brother.  The brother must face their father, who has become a dreadful, hateful man.  Also, “the cave” as mentioned above reminds me of the Allegory of the Cave, and seems to fit as well.  After all the daughter is revealing to the son that life as he has witnessed is not reality.  She has been freed from the bondage of the cave (like the freed prisoner who was also once chained inside the cave) and has seen the truth.  She is trying to lead him out and convince him that once he is released from the bondage of the family that “you cannot be defeated.”

Video from Vancouver*

*The video is not mine, but I enjoyed it so much I figured I would post the videos here.  I am attempting to contact these guys and see if they are willing to contribute the footage for the film.  That would be great.  We shall see.  I will keep you informed.

Blind Man’s Arrow

On Reflection

Steps and Numbers

Does anyone have any information regarding these guys (The Futurists)?  Please let me know.  More posts this week and some special stuff on the way.