hear the ferries mooring - the wave pictures
today’s music for walking album: i thought of you again: outtakes and alternative versions by the wave pictures
best walking track: “hear the ferries mooring” is a jaunty feel good song that sometimes gets put on repeat and stays there. just listen to it!!
how i discovered this band: this could also be called “how my life changed forever” because it’s just a fact. 2 years ago i was on tumblr and i came across a post from a blog i followed called “this is indie rock” (which no longer exists) with a video of “little surprise” and info about the band. i watched the video and was instantly in love with them. i got so excited that i must have done something unusual, i don’t know because to this day whenever this song plays silas almost always says “that’s the first song you heard by them.” so it was memorable whatever it was. probably i sat with my face in my hands with my mouth open. this is a common thing that happens to me when i find something amazing that i can’t quite figure out how i was even breathing before i knew about it. i immediately bought the double album “instant coffee baby/if you leave it alone” and pre-ordered “beer in the breakers” and have been a huge fan ever since. but you knew that.
band related memories: we don’t have all day for me to talk about all my wave pictures related memories. so i will just say what is expected and that is that my best memory is when i met them last year at their chapel hill show. period. but it was also the worst because i have a hard enough time being a person in regular life. so you can imagine how badly i handled meeting them. i couldn’t even talk. not even joking or exaggerating. so that was weird. samuel talked for me until i could breathe again, that’s when david tattersall put his arm around me and said “you don’t have to be nervous around us”…which is something that is still sometimes quoted at me by my kids (sadie even made a poster and saved it on my laptop!). i remember when they first came into the bar, we were watching the first band and i noticed they were all sort of standing around near us and i got kind of emotional, it was strange…i hadn’t expected to go all beatlemania. and then jonny helm ever so casually leaned against my table and stood watching the band. and i didn’t die or anything.
i bought this cd at that show, per jonny’s recommendation. he said it was really good and he was not wrong. it is one of my favorite albums still.
listen to this album. buy this album (or something else if you can’t find it). just listen to the wave pictures. now. do it.
i love them.
oh that opening bass…and new music…and a little interview…
“the rest of america doesn’t know us at all…” - tattersall
oh dave, did you forget the insane woman from tennessee you met in chapel hill, north carolina??
i finally ordered the tigercats’ album “isle of dogs” and it arrived in the mail the other day. and as i stood there looking at it, i got chills knowing i was holding some duncan barrett art…not an original, it’s album art and everyone who owns it has it too, but still. i had only ever gotten to look at his art on a computer screen or in a tiny image on my ipod. so this was thrilling. and it also reminded me that i had this lovely piece still sitting in my bookmark folder that i never got around to adding here.
*pst…he sings pretty too…