Jesus, sad music, and bad jokes
"We’d get advanced warning when the American B-52’s were going to bomb the enemy positions. These were the most frightening times of the war. We’d stuff cotton in our ears and our nose and shut our eyes tight and crouch down against the ground. The bombs didn’t drop in one place. They spread out like sand. And if you weren’t ready for them and happened to be standing up with your ears uncovered and your eyes open, the pressure alone could burst your heart or break a vessel in your brain. When they dropped their bombs, I don’t think those pilots knew what it was like on the ground."
(Ho Chi Minh City \ Saigon, Vietnam)
"I don’t have any dreams. What’s the point? I’m poor. I don’t have any skills. I wash the utensils in the kitchen— that’s what I do. But I like the girls I work with. We make fun together. I tell jokes. They tell jokes. I’m happy— it’s in my nature."
(New Delhi, India)
A video of Basement in a studio has been surfaced from the Further Sky session with the hidden track that appears after “Animal Nitrate” on the 7” itself. Watch the video below.
POZ Review: Basement - Further Sky
"Aren’t you, like me, hoping that some person, thing, or event will come along to give you that final feeling of inner well-being you desire? Don’t you often hope: ‘May this book, idea, course, trip, job, country or relationship fulfill my deepest desire.’ But as long as you are waiting for that mysterious moment you will go on running helter-skelter, always anxious and restless, always lustful and angry, never fully satisfied. You know that this is the compulsiveness that keeps us going and busy, but at the same time makes us wonder whether we are getting anywhere in the long run. This is the way to spiritual exhaustion and burn-out. This is the way to spiritual death."
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World (via feellng)
Top 2 photos: Daylight (Superheaven) & Basement playing at Redwood Art Space in Summer 2011.
Bottom 2 photos: Basement & Superheaven playing a sold out show at Union Transfer in Summer of 2014.
I’m extremely proud of my friends and how far they’ve come. It’s really amazing to have so many talented friends being so good at what they do, and watching them grow overtime. What difference three years makes.
We’re thinking of turning this into a series with different songs in different locations, so check it out: Seahaven - On The Road: Andreas (acoustic).
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Seahaven – touring with Balance and Composure.
also w/ Creepoid (except *w/ American Scene)
08/19 Fresno, CA – Strummers*
08/20 San Francisco, CA – Slims*
08/21 San Diego, CA – Irenic*
09/12 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
09/13 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
09/14 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
09/16 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
09/17 Nashville, TN – The End
09/19 Austin, TX – Red 7
09/20 Dallas, TX – HOB
09/21 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
09/23 St Louis, MO – The Firebird
09/24 Minneapolis, MN – The Garage
09/25 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
09/26 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
09/27 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
09/28 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
09/29 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
10/01 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/02 Boston, MA – Paradise
10/03 Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts
10/04 Philadelphia, PA - TLA
Also w/ Mooseblood (UK) and Milkteeth (EU)
09/10 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
10/10 Manchester, UK -Sound Control
10/11 Dublin, IE - Fibber Magees
12/10 Glasgow, UK - Audio
14/10 Derby, UK - Victoria Inn
15/10 Norwich, UK - Epic Studios
16/10 Camden, London, UK - Dingwalls
17/10 Antwerp, BE - JH Kavka
18/10 Eindhoven, NL - Kafee Aloys
19/10 Hamburg, DE - HafenKlang
21/10 Copenhagen, DK - UnderWerket
22/10 Stockholm, SE - Bergsunds Strand 43
24/10 Berlin, DE - Magnet
25/10 Salzburg, AT - MARK
26/10 Vienna, AT - Arena
28/10 Cologne, DE - MTC
29/10 Stuttgart, DE - Juha West
30/10 Wiesbaden, DE - Raucherkrammer
31/10 Kingston, UK - Fighting Cocks
01/11 Southampton, UK - The Joiners
"What are your hopes for them?"
"We left our hopes back in Syria."
(Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan)