I can no longer prolong the greatest moment of my life. I cannot afford to be afraid of the long silence. Of the after after. The people that populate my bedroom have become too real. My option is every door, every sun and mountain of night. Our options are in people. Honest voices are doors. I have stopped trying to control the narrative. To prescribe the reality of self. Not sleep until ending. Not sleep until climax. I am awake now. I am awake now. I will stop trying to wake up and I will walk out the door and I will see in a way that listens. This moment will be a kingdom of yes simply in the naming. It was always a choice. It was always a way of seeing. I am in Paradise.
Released on 12″ Vinyl LP with artwork by Lenora Symczak (front cover) and Morgan Shaker (back cover). 500 copies were pressed.
A double vinyl LP compilation of tracks from 26 artists associated with the Whitehaus in Jamaica Plain.
that summer you moved quickly. there was no time after work to go home before the show so you pack those boots in your bag in the morning when you left the new apartment, made a call during a cigarette break and scribbled an address, a part of town you don’t know but go alone anyway, all the streets look the same but you find it, from the outside it looks like no one’s home and at the bottom of the dark stairs you panic. you almost turn and run but you don’t and the door opens for your knock and there’s a smiling face on the other side…
seasons become other seasons and yet again and again, when you go shopping at the local grocer you know the cashier and tell the sweet boy how well he sang last night, you are location now, faces have become friends, friends become roommates, and front doors become memories. And there’s the stoop where you broke up with that guy from Brattleboro, there’s the porch where Austin taught you to juggle, there’s the parking lot where everybody plays communist soccer in the spring…
now under your skin a record is written of the electric stutterspit heartbeat of a place, made of movement and songs, made of history and fiction, and yes, it was written by everyone. Yes, the people all of them that live inside and outside and outside, you look like a giant. Better than Mount Rushmore. More like the river, standing to its feet, Yes, you can hear it. Can’t you hear it? The Sun is applauding… (Brian Stephen Ellis)
The highly desired and long awaited full length album by Greg Mullen of his songs. Recorded by Max Raphael and mastered by Brian Charles at Zippah Recording in Boston. Released 26 March 2010. Featuring Colin Dinnie on Electric and Upright Bass, John Hansard on Trumpet, Electric Guitar and Singing, Adam Ryan Kohl Mccarthy Foam on Drums, Kate Lee on Piano, Organ and Singing, and Greg Mullen on Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Toy Piano, Singing. Pictures by Briana Horrigan. Buy the 12? LP here: GO GET IT
Released on LP with printed artwork by Briana Horrigan, and on CD-R with blue inked stamp adapted from Briana’s artwork by Greg Mullen.
The first Whitehaus Family Showcase happened on March 21, 2008 at the Cambridge YMCA Theater! Sound engineered and recorded by Shane Myrbeck. Performers include: Brian S. Ellis, We’re in Towne, Stephanie Berry, Jacob Mashak, Avi Jacob, Piddly Kids, Kettle Stitches, Uncle Shoe, The Woodrow Wilsons, The Good Party, Peace,Loving, Manners, Casey Rocheteau, Prince Rama of Ayodyha, Lindsay Clark, The Live Adventure, Many Mansions / Baixia, and The Bright Hearts Brigade. Multiple tracks from each artist!
Released as a two-disc CD-R in gatefold chipboard sleeves. Artwork designed and screenprinted by Greta Merrick. Artwork was adapted from the Blastfest concert poster designed and printed by Greta Merrick. Insert designed by Greta Merrick.
If you missed the hoot… Blastfest is this FRIDAY MARCH 13TH AT THE CAMBRIDGE YMCA THEATRE
YOU ARE INVITED. WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU. YOU ARE MARVELOUS.
You can learn so much more at THATHOTNESS.COM where we have free reign for this week.
Definitions of Blastfest, the Yes Wave, along with a write up about our very own BRIAN S. ELLIS
poster by sister Lenny
ALSO Gracious Calamity will be performing LIVE on PIPELINE tonight at 9PM!
Tune your radios to 88.1 FM. Sit back and let your worries fall away.
“It’s gunnew be sweet!”
ALSO Peace, Loving is performing on the Rob Crean Show at O’brians Pub in Allston, MA tonight. The variety show starts at 9pm.
House favorites Baixa and Greg “Moon” Mullen will be playing “Boomstock” at The Milky Way in lovely Jamaica Plain. This is an AIDS Action benefit and will start at 9pm
I’d like to see you transcend space and time and make it to all of these events.
Our good friend KELLZO has his new website up with lots of free goodies and information.
Check it out. JUICYWATERMELON.COM
They got big, they grew strong. Recordings from the first Whitehaus hootenannies in spring of 2007. All the hits from Debbie, Uncle Shoe, The Meadowlarks, and more of your favorites. Plus tracks from California’s ‘Trapeze and Carrots’ at the first ever hoot feature, and some rare spoken word from ‘The Cups’ Matt Ferrell! Recorded in hi-fi, mixed, and mastered by in-haus audio engineer Shane Myrbeck!
Released on CD-R in stamped chipboard sleeves. Original pressings included a CD-R with printed doorbell image and a card-stock insert on 1 of 12 different collages by either Arkm Foam, Brian S. Ellis, or Many Mansions. Following pressings included flimsier inserts and stamped or handwritten CD-Rs. (1st edition approx. 100, later editions approx. 300)