"small town tales of mythical PORTACORTES," is a collection of songs both historical and fictional, written and recorded between my hometown of Port Fairy and my surrogate hometown of Anacortes (from June-September 2008).
A first version was finished and installed as part of a gallery show at the end of my Artist in Residence at the now-defunct Department of Safety in Anacortes (September 2008), then re-mixed and packaged as a CD-R release in 2009 when i returned to play What The Heck Fest #8 in Anacortes.
released July 17, 2009
RECORDED by GUS FRANKLIN for SHEAHAN DRIVE recordings BETWEEN 2006 & 2009.
MOSTLY RECORDED AT THE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY, ANACORTES, WA. in SUMMER 2008.
PORT FAIRY LIGHTHOUSE, PHILIP ST, BASS STRAIT, GLENLYON RD, CRANBERRY LAKE, MR.ERIE, CAP SANTE.
KARL BLAU SINGS THE MAIN VOCAL ON "ALL AT SEA," AND PLAYS FLUTE & SAXOPHONE ELSEWHERE. TARA SHACKELL, PHIL ELVERUM, GENEVIEVE CASTREE, KARL BLAU, KEVIN ERICKSON, OLIVER WHITE, AZURE AKAMAY, ALEX NIEDZIALKOWSKI, PAUL BENSON, NICHOLAS WILBUR & ROB BOY McGREGOR ALSO LENT VOICES & PLAYED THE PART OF THE SAILORS IN "3 DAYS AWAY."
THANKYOU'S: TARA, KARL, P&G, KHAELA, RACHEL, WARREN TAYLOR & ALL AT THE MELBOURNE MUSEUM OF PRINTING, MARTIN SYME FOR HELP WITH THE LIGHTHOUSE AND THE ONGOING CONTRIBUTION TO PORT FAIRY, TERRY SLOTEMAKER AT THE ANACORTES MUSEUM, BERNADETTE RYAN, BEN O'CONNOR, HAIMA MARRIOTT, AIH, JONA, CLAIRE, MELANIE & HEATHER, DIRK, ROB ROY, MITCHELL, GHOST GADGET, AND ALL THE DOS SUMMER '08 DUDES!
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