Wednesday, February 20, 2008

P4 and The Greenhouse Show

(I thought I would give a long explanation, but decided instead just to copy the e-mail into this post and maybe you'll get the general idea. A couple folks you know will be reading, so it might be fun to check it out. And, to give credit where credit is due, we all can thank Mr. Neil Kelly for all this info!)

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4 Excellent Bands:
A Tundra
Pet Coffins
Kill & Eat
P4.35 Community Journal
(P4 Submission Instructions Below)
Potawatomi Greenhouse
2105 Mishawaka Avenue
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Howdy folks-
Once again, we manage to defy midwestern midwinter rustbelt enui to bring you the best in aural botanical entertainment. Don't pin your visions of distant vernal release on the caprice of some neurotic and heliophobic rodent with a great PR network.... come get a lungfull of deep green right now in your very own civic botanical conservatory, all the while enjoying the live musical stylings of this line up:
from Chicago. This is what the Chicago Reader has to say:
"This four-piece fakes you out almost constantly: a typical song might start with cascading noise-damaged blues, then morph improbably into cold and atonal piano pop, then split the difference with a surprise ending in which precision rock showboating meets those chilly ivories uptown. A Tundra's debut, Man or Woman, Laughing or Crying (Staticstation), is haunted by the busy, muscular sounds of Chicago math past but puts a sassy, very contemporary obtuseness up front: the singing is arch and literary, the keys are unadorned and fluid, and both sound purposely misplaced. At times it sounds like each player is clinging hard to his or her own vision, and though the results can be confusing, the band is better for it." —Jessica Hopper, The Chicago Reader
hometown kids make good! Even if I wasn't totally blown away by the beautiful music that these PEPTO recording artists carefully craft (and I am blown away), the simple fact that they cite their influences as the following : tree's, bugs, birds, plants, 4 year old's, 40 hour+ work week, the sun, rain, snow, leaves changing
color, swimming pools in the summer.... makes them a sure bet for
the greenhouse.
from everywhere. Here's what they say:
Who? Clarke Joyner, drums, synthesizer, saxophone, trumpet; Caleb Vogel, piano, keyboards, vocals, trumpet (a trumpet duo?! whoa!) What? Well . . . we have always called Kill and Eat pop music, but "pop" is a tainted word. Of course, depending on who is reading this, every single one of these words could be tainted.
SB afro q-tech. kinda jazzy too. These guys arm wrestle music school drop-outs.... and win!
For a copy of the flyer go to:

If all those fine bands aren't enough to convince you to come out on a frosty Friday night in February to enjoy the sonic verdure, then how about this: anyone that shows up can also pick up their very own copy of the P4.35! What, you humbly ask, is the P4? Why, it's Paisley Parsley's Parcel Post, of course! Issue 35 of South Bends most elusive analog community journal can not be made without you however!
The quality of the P4 is a direct result of the quality of the submissions that I get. So..... Dig out that poem you wrote earlier in the winter, take the kid's best drawing off the fridge, send me your great grandma's favorite health food recipe. Other suggestions in a convenient list format include:
Letters to the 'editor'
Photos of anything interesting and perhaps an explanatory note.
Short Fiction
Dream journal pages
Humorous humor
Term paper excerpts
and really anything else... I'm looking for community engagement first and foremost. Here's how to get it to me.
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If it is digital you can email it to me at this email address as an attachment by no later than the evening of WED. FEB. 20th.
(sooner the better though)
If you have any physical hard copy materials (I like it like that) , you can either:
a) Drop it by my house at
320 Howard St. near Stanfield
by no later than the evening of WED. FEB. 20th.
b) Post it to
320 Howard St.
SB, IN. 46617-1241
c) Drop it off at the Potawatomi Greenhouse, 2105 Mishawaka Ave., by no later than the end of the 10:30 yoga class on Saturday, February 15th held in the greenhouse. The class is over by noon. (Good opportunity to join the drop in yoga in the greenhouse, too!)
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Take Care and See You There-

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