“It is important to find the most honest way of living, trying to avoid as much as possible playing the games constantly proposed to you.”
-- The Raincoast Booklet
"'The Raincoats were a group of women who were, in part, just learning to play their instruments, but their debut album also coincides with the start of a whole artistic sensibility, one of fearless and knowing amateurism,' Pitchfork contributing editor Jenn Pelly writes in her recent book about the origins of the Raincoats, part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 music writing series."
JENN PELLY ended her book tour in Olympia, WA yesterday evening -- discussing and reading from her 33 1/3 book on THE RAINCOATS! I had to dash before the bands played (twilight only lasts so long), but here are some photos from the reading and discussion...
Praise for the book --
Had the opportunity to go to a really wonderful workshop last week on PEDAL BUILDING! Taught by Asenath, and assisted by their sibling Briana (Briana Marela, Jagjaguwar), and graciously hosted by Bar Francis.
About six of us made fuzz pedals -- soldered everything from scratch! It took us over four hours and not a peep of complaint from anyone the entire time.
A few photos below. *Not* difficult and so fun. Asenath recommends, if people are interested in electronics // DIY electronics and music, that people get
- Handmade Electronic Music (link here)
- "one of those 300 in one kits" (example here of a less-expensive "50 in 1" kit -- no soldering required)
- Electronics Projects for Musicians (link here)
- another common beginning book that might be a *little* advanced (definitely for my knowledge) is MAKE: Analog Synthesizers: Make Electronic Sounds the Synth-DIY Way (link here)
thanks Asenath and Briana..!