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Friday, January 12, 2007

Warm as Ice Storm 07 and Vintage

posted by on January 12 at 12:57 PM

Singer songwriter, Graig Markel, played Chop Suey last night. The songs were warm and drifting and soundtracks unto themselves. The lyrics darkened and became schemes. The band was Shea Bliss on drums and Jeff McCallum on a big ass stand up bass through a 68 Ampeg Portaflex amp.

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Markel played a 62 Fender Jaguar Reissue guitar through a 65 Fender Delux amp. He played tape loops and mellotron samples via foot pedals through a 62 Airline Combo. Playing the foot pedals, Markel was like a Mark Kozelek version of Geddy Lee.

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A new Markel album, called Via Novella, is slated to come out in March on Sonic Boom Records. The album was recorded and mixed at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco and Recovery Room in Seattle.

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1

Sounds cool, plus it looks like he's a fan too!

From the Young Ones thread:

head like a kite

Posted by graig markel | January 12, 2007 12:39 PM

Posted by Jeff | January 12, 2007 1:48 PM
2

I love Airlines! What kind of pedal?

Posted by Shane | January 12, 2007 2:26 PM
3

Mr. Markel, did you like Tiny Telephone? What did you do there?

Posted by Anny | January 12, 2007 2:42 PM
4

I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | January 12, 2007 6:22 PM
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there's a picture of that airline on the splash page of the recovery room site:

www.recoverysounds.com

there's no model number, just serial- 1962 with a single 12" speaker, i'm guessing 15 watts. they were made by supro for montgomery wards!

Posted by graig markel | January 13, 2007 9:53 AM
6

when did trent become a photographer? Loved the brick wall at the Moore, red Markel too.Thanks.

Posted by Tante | January 14, 2007 7:24 AM
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when did trent become a photographer? Loved the brick wall at the Moore, red Markel too.Thanks.

Posted by Tante | January 14, 2007 7:24 AM
8

Would have loved to seen that show. Graig Markel is one of the premier songwriters of our time, simply put!

Posted by Jarrett Bury | January 15, 2007 2:37 PM
9

Good job with the photos, Trent. Low light is difficult. Wish I was at that show. Looks like I have to wait many months to see him live in my city.....

Posted by marlon | January 15, 2007 5:28 PM
10

Was his cup of choice for the evening of an athletic, or casual nature?

Posted by leeny | January 16, 2007 11:22 PM
11

I heard he likes his ladies on the short side.

Posted by theDGH | January 18, 2007 12:25 PM

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