The Lady Danville boys are back and better than ever! They are currently on tour with freaking Ben Folds!! Tour dates can be found on their MySpace.
I wrote about Lady Danville a while back, so you can read some background there.
As ridiculously exciting as it is for my favorite band to be on such an awesome tour, I’m even more excited that people are buying the tour EP that I designed for them:
I haven’t had a chance to see the actual CD yet, but hopefully will when they’re in New York for their show at the Beacon Theatre on December 14.
Here are some newer songs to tickle your ears:
‘Cars’ and ‘Bed 42′ can be found on the tour EP, but you can get their first EP on iTunes.
One of my favorite songs, ‘End of the World,’ has not been recorded, so I am proud to say that one morning I figured out how to grab the audio from the video I took at their Rockwood Music Hall show in April. And then I went a little crazy and started doing it to a bunch of videos, including their cover of Guster’s ‘Demons.’ Below are the original videos and links to download the mp3s I created. Enjoy!
True Prep is the computer-age follow-up to the Birnbach’s 1980 book, The Official Preppy Handbook, which I wish weren’t out of print. You can watch Lisa and Chip talk about the book here, after David Rakoff’s rant.
FIT Visiting Artist Program
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Haft Auditorium (C Building, 2nd Floor)
W. 27th Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues
David Carson will be the honored guest at this week’s FIT Visiting Artist Program lecture. This is a great lecture series — okay, I’ve only been to one, last fall semester’s Paula Scher lecture. I couldn’t attend the Stefan Sagmeister lecture in the spring, about which I whined here, to which the creator of the series left a kind comment, much to my whining embarrassment. Earlier in the fall, he (Rocco Piscatello) was nice enough to send me the info for this lecture, but I won’t going again, since I’m taking Ed Benguiat‘s Making Type Talk continuing ed class at SVA on Thursday evenings. I absolutely love that class and that man, and need to tell you all about it. Still, thanks to Rocco for the head’s up, and for those who can make it, I’d get there early, since the one lecture I’ve been to was packed.