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 influence of Prince Rama of Ayodhya stretches far and wide, curls around you, and brings you back to the present. In the sonic arms of Taraka, Michael, and Nimai, you are safe in the humanity of your existence, and you can travel with them to other dimensions with the coyotes and jingle-jangles.
Released on CD-R in screenprinted manila envelopes with artwork designed and printed by Prince Rama of Ayodhya.
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.
Wednesday May 27th 9:00 / FREE
WHITEHAUS JUKE BOX NIGHT
@ the NEW MILKY WAY in lovely J.P.
DON, FOAM, POT AND SUN
will be spinning the latest, the oldest and the boldest
keeping your feet moving and your hearts pump, pumping.
Come on down and and get down with all of your favorite Mausers.
Thursday May 28th. 8:00
a folk legend foam / sun collaboration
(I.E. PEACE, LOVING)
@ the ppalmm loft in chinatown
17 Edinboro #6
Sunset (Austin, TX), Ppalmm and a band you will know if you’ve got your ears to the wind.
i.e. ask and you will know now what you’ve known is knowing.