Hullo and welcome!
NEWS NEWS Shows: 10/25 Alberta Street Pub, Tom Waits Tribute Night. Details on Shows page.
Portland STILL = a sweaty shoe. What the hell? IT IS OCTOBER. GIVE ME FALL, ALREADY, DAMMIT!
Had a wonderful time playing live on KBOO/The Outside World the other night. A big thanks to lovely host Daniel Flessas and to my bandmates & friends Jeff Langston, Katie Taylor, Lisa Stringfield and Ben Landsverk.
A hopeless skeptic, I usually receive good news with a great deal of suspicion. This is a rotten habit! And really unfortunate, considering all the good people I owe a debt of gratitude. Please bear with me--I put out an album only every coupla years or so and otherwise I'm pretty hermited away. So I'm dedicating this page to some thank yous for the time being, as I have a lot more to be thankful for than I ever thought I would with this album. I really thought everyone would hate it. So this has been a nice surprise.
I'm thrilled that the marvelous DJ Ola played Falimy on her radio show, Ola's Kool Kitchen, and that Utne Reader featured one of my songs (Robin) in their Utne Monthly Music Sampler! Also, I recently had a delightful conversation with Wicked Spins Radio in the UK--about a lot of things.
Popdose just reviewed the album most kindly and they have my gratitude. I played Estate Sale on guitar (!) for their video series, Parlour to Parlour w/ Michael Fortes in 2009 (Michael played gourd). My first two albums were guitar based. Shocking!
A big thank you to The Big Takeover, Wondering Sound, Caught in the Carousel, babysue.com, East Bay Express, Ghettoblaster, Innocent Words, Pittsburgh in Tune and Jersey Beat for saying such nice things about my "Falimy." Big thanks too to Willamette Week, Oregon Music News, The Portland Mercury and The Portland Tribune, and to KBOO, KZME, KNRK, In Memory of John Peel and Hello Cruel World for playing Falimy things and getting the word out.
A special thanks to S.P. Clarke for the first review of Falimy on The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly/Buko Magazine. S.P. gave me my very first album review ever, ten years or so ago. And thanks to John B. Jones, host of Hello Cruel World on KZME, for the fun interview.
'Falimy' and individual songs are available for purchase exclusively on Bandcamp. Please go visit! And thank you so much to all of you who are buying the album via Bandcamp.
p.s.... My sister Katie made this beautiful video for my song "Sitka/Seward's Folly" (from 'Ormolu'). Thank you, Katie.
Cover Kitty: Olive Martini Paladeni! Follow her to the music! Photo by artist (and friend)
Tammy Paladeni, Olive's loving family.
p.s....some radio shows and podcasts i like:
Hello Cruel World on KZME with John B. Jones
The Outside World on KBOO with Daniel Flessas
Radio Lost and Found on KBOO with Rich Lindsay
Kill Ugly Radio with Rich Lindsay
In Memory of John Peel on Radio23 with Zaph Mann
On The One on Portland Radio Project with Tom D'Antoni
Ola's Kool Kitchen on Radio23 with DJ Ola
Trixie Pop on KZME with Denise Kowalczyk
p.s...My friend Zakk of the Nunnery made me a fan page on the FB: the
"Rachel Taylor Brown Fan Page for Musical Enlightenment." Please believe me that I didn't name it that.
p.s...Was surprised and delighted when I heard one of my songs had been included in Loud Family/Game Theory legend Scott Miller's book, "Music: What Happened?" (He named Stagg Field #5 for 2008). Was floored to learn he'd included another of my songs, Modesto Waltz, in his third edition. I was very sad to learn Scott Miller died, Monday, April 15, 2013. I will always be grateful to him and to Sue Trowbridge for sharing my music with him.
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