beautiful collection of writing about paul kelly’s films and poster available for you collector nerds!
Edited by S.S. Sandhu, Nothing’s Too Good For The Common People: The Films of Paul Kelly is a very limited-edition Risograph book—published by Texte und Töne in collaboration with the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture—to mark the first ever retrospective of Kelly’s work, held in association with chickfactor magazine, in New York, June 2013. The book was designed by Rob Carmichael, SEEN and was printed by Keegan Cooke at Circadian Press.
Contributors include: Jon Dale, Travis Elborough, Alistair Fitchett, Dan Fox, Joe Kerr, Stephin Merritt, Jude Rogers, Sukhdev Sandhu, Peter Terzian.
The book comes with a free poster and a postcard-pack of all five of Paul Kelly’s films. Ten random copies of the book will also come with signed (by Kelly and Debsey Wykes) copies of Birdie’s out-of-print Folk Singer 7-inch single.
Initial copies of the book and poster have been signed by Kelly. Price: $30 (inc. postage).
Additionally, for $35 (inc. postage): all of the above, plus—sent separately sent in a cardboard tube—a signed print of the event poster.
The print is also available for sale separately for $10 (inc. postage).
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Buy Book ($30) incl. poster and postcards
Buy Book and Event Print ($35) incl. poster and postcards
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squirrel thing records, the same label that brought the world the amazing connie converse recordings, has finally given the molly drake music a u.s. release. yes, she was nick drake’s mom and clearly had an influence on him! recorded in the 1950s at the drake family home and restored by nick drake’s engineer john wood, these 19 tracks will be available on cd and digital download. The CD package has a letterpress sleeve, 16-page booklet with photos and bio by nick’s sister gabrielle.
I listened to a lot of withered hand in november while I was staying at the berry jones house in southeast london. we wish we could have scoured the record shops for these when we were there, but some were sold out long ago. if we were in london this weekend, we would go see dan willson (who is withered hand) DJ at this thing on 26 jan. if we were there on 16 february, we would go to this hangover lounge thing at the union chapel where withered hand will be playing with cf cofounder/black tambourine lady/my dear friend pam berry: it’s in the daytime, it is free and it’s going to sound ace. what excuse could you possibly have to not be there? anyway, I don’t really have any birthday coming up soon but if you see any of these platters in the charity shop for cheap, pick me up one, okay? cheers mate. wh is also on the excellent fence label, whose co-owner kenny king creosote is interviewed in the new cf.
chickfactor had a pretty stellar 2012! We set up 12 events, 11 of them were pretty stellar live shows and/or sold-out festivals. Gail published her first photo book, had a photo show in Portland, and we published our 17th issue on paper, featuring Grass Widow, Sharon Van Etten, Bill Callahan, Black Tambourine, Caitlin Moran, Corin Tucker Band, Fence Records, Frankie Rose, Joe Boyd, Joe Pernice, King Creosote, Liam Hayes / Plush, Maira Kalman, Rachel Blumberg, Tae Won Yu; tons of silly polls & smart, funny reviews! Bonne 2013!
Stores selling chickfactor 17:
Other Music (NYC)
Beacon Sound (Portland OR)
Reading Frenzy (Portland OR)
Powells (Portland OR)
What Cheer? (Providence RI)
Needles & Pens (SF)
End of an Ear (Austin)
Atomic Books (Baltimore)
Skylight Books (Los Angeles)
Criminal Records (Atlanta)
Landlocked (Bloomington IN)
We will also be sending some to Monorail in Glasgow very soon.
basically chickfactor has been into dump ever since we heard it and we have no idea why the rest of the world has been lazily ignoring it since its early ’90s brilliant genius recordings. now FINALLY some label has gotten the good sense to reissue some dump! at last! for chrissakes, what is wrong with the indie labels in the u.s. — um, matador, hello? if enchanté had the dosh, we’d have started the feeding frenzy way back in the day. instead we just forced james to play at our chickfactor parties.
earlier this year we saw the release of a new dump 12″ single called “nyc tonight,” try not to let the fact that it is a g.g. allin cover put you off! now chickfactor has the exclusive international news scoop that morr music of germany has the excellent wherewithal to reissue these first two dump albums that you see pictured here: I can hear music & superpowerless! according to james mcnew (also of yo la tengo, a band you may have heard of), these two will be available on vinyl (for the first time), CD and digital, with new artwork and lots of extra bells and whistles and bonus tracks! dump even had to consult chickfactor to find out the dates of all their shows from the olden days because apparently chickfactor is the only one who remembers (or wrote down this kind of thing). so there you go! there is no release date yet but we will surely be the first to have the scoop so check back with us. and hopefully all the other dump recorded work will be available soon on vinyl too!
here’s some way old fun stuff james wrote for chickfactor: brazil food diary. lambchop interview. and a mini interview here.
we will publish a new paper issue this fall, our first printed one in a decade. now would be the time to send us some records (vinyl 7″s especially) to review. email me for ad rates.
my Portland, OR, photo show chickfactor nw is on display at Reading Frenzy thru July 1, please go! There is a small # of photo books for sale there, and soon I will be posting where to order more.
London shows will be Nov 17 & 18. Still sorting out the line-ups!
I am very excited about this — my first monograph! Designed by graphic design master LD Beghtol, with liner notes by renowned critic / NYU professor / indie nerd Sukhdev Sandhu, it is shaped like a 7″ single. There will be a few copies for sale at my Reading Frenzy photo opening on June 7, and then we will do a larger press run if funding permits. cover girl: Lisa Levy. Inside are black-and-white photographs from 1985 to 2010 of musicians, writers, artists, actors, etc. Many that you are familiar with!