Sunday, December 03, 2006

2006 Year End Survey | Greg Davis

To kick off the year end surveys, we are starting with the only Vermont musician to score a 7.8 from Pitchfork. Greg Davis teamed up with Parisian Sebastien Roux on an album of beautiful electronic folk music called Paquet Surprise.

1) What was your favorite song of 2006?

the skygreen leopards 'disciples of california'
(the whole album is a wonderfully sunny california byrds-ian pop album)

2) What was your favorite album of 2006?

all of these Tirath Singh Nirmala cdr releases:
Birch Clove Burst (Volume One)
Birch Clove Burst (Volume Two)
Blossom Dawn Freckles
Bluster, Cragg & Awe
Moor Cragg Mist
Slimp Tench Depth
Smouldering Juniper
Tattv-guna-mala - Volume One
Tattv-guna-mala - Volume Two

3) What was your favorite concert of 2006?

my favorite thing this year was bringing various friends and
musicians to burlington to play shows and getting a small scene for
different musics happening here.
some highlights: glenn jones, sean smith, the wind up bird, christina
carter, max ochs, sean mcmillen, james blackshaw, zach wallace's
harmonica piece, kurt weisman, nest material, keith fullerton
whitman, yacht.

vashti bunyan at la tulipe in montreal.
christoph heeman at brainwashed festival in boston.
dean roberts at liquid architecture festival in brisbane.
antony milton and campbell kneale at happy in wellington.
kira kira at kaffi hljomalind in reykjavik.
paperrad and fortress of amplitude in montreal.
english and phill niblock at erstquake festival in new york.

4) What was your favorite thing about 2006?

kicking off the year with a great west coast tour with sebastien roux
& bird show in january.
prepared piano pieces in iceland in february.
john cage concert series at the firehouse in march / april.
playing with the books in may.
touring australia and new zealand with jeph jerman in july.
playing at the erstquake festival in september.
democrats taking control of the house and senate in november.

5) What are your best wishes for 2007?

love, peace and happiness for all sentient and non-sentient beings.
hope for a quieter (collective) mind and listening without prejudice.

If you'd like to see Davis live, he'll be playing on Tue, Dec 5th in Burlington at the Firehouse Center for Visual Arts. Avey Tare of Animal Collective and, his wife, Kria Brekken will also be on the bill. Casey Rea has a lengthy interview with Tare up on solidstate.

Skygreen Leopards | Disciples of California | Buy
Greg Davis & Sebastien Roux | I Never Met Her | Buy


the le duo said...

greg davis and avey tare is on tuesday, december 5th- firehose gallery...

peter walker, jack rose, fs blumm et al. thursday, december 7th- firehouse gallery...

also, thursday, vive voce puppet opera presents "faust" along with the bands cccome? and oak at club metronome 8pm sharp tickets 10$ at radio bean...

a little shamelss self promotion ;)

Flatlander said...

Thanks for the correction. I corrected the post with the info.

I think Casey also has Dec 7th on solidstate. I'll shoot him an email with the corrected info.

Thanks again.

Tmoore said...

Nice list Greg - gotta love that those jeweled antlers. cya tommorrow night!

jay said...

I just listened to "Paquet Surprise" last night for the first time--what an amazing album! Can't wait for tomorrow night's show.