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Where are you from?

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  • Started 14 years ago by I am Huckster
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  1. meelsmisao
    meelsmisao
    (35 Posts)

    Yep, we're in Southeast Asia. And that's right, northeast of Borneo, which is an island (although I think Borneo is part of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei?? I'm not sure.) :)

    Posted 14 years ago #
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    jimatomic
    (33 Posts)

    yup. i dont know my east from my west or left from right for that matter. borneo is part of indonesia according to the national geographic. :wink:

    Posted 14 years ago #
  3. TastyPrawn
    TastyPrawn
    (87 Posts)

    I'm from (and currently live in) Austin, Texas.

    Posted 14 years ago #
  4. TheDoctor
    TheDoctor
    (143 Posts)

    Do you texans ever find rare spoon stuff in shops?

    Posted 14 years ago #
  5. TastyPrawn
    TastyPrawn
    (87 Posts)

    I found The Nefarious EP (vinyl version) last summer for $10 or $12. But that's about all of the rare Spoon things I've ever found. (Well, Telephono and Soft Effects used to be rare and I bought both here, but I got them before they became rare... So that doesn't count.)

    Posted 14 years ago #
  6. mountain2sound
    mountain2sound
    (28 Posts)

    Portland, Oregon.

    Posted 14 years ago #
  7. wantsarevolution
    wantsarevolution
    (144 Posts)

    Nice! I hear it's gorgeous there. Ever run into Britt?

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  8. mountain2sound
    mountain2sound
    (28 Posts)

    I have not seen him since he moved here, but I was away for quite some time. Friends and family have and they always have nice things to say about him. I spoke with him several times after shows years ago (in the 90s) when they were playing smaller venues and shared a table with him and the band on one occasion. They were all just a bunch of nice chaps, casual, and fun to have a drink with...I am extremely happy that they are finally getting attention. From the first album, I have always considered Britt to be a stellar songwriter.

    Portland is beautiful.

    Posted 14 years ago #
  9. Jake Bickerton
    Jake Bickerton
    (5 Posts)

    I'm another Brit into Britt; one of the rare breed of European Spoon fans. First heard Spoon via a Paste magazine CD, a magazine I now subscribe to, as otherwise might miss out on further class acts from the states relatively unknown over here. Shortly after I got to see the band on their last tour (they played London for a change) and reviewed it for 'London Tour Dates' magazine. At the time I hadn't heard much beyond Ga*5 and Gimmie Fiction, both of which I love. Since then, I've stocked up on as much Spoon as I can get my hands on and now rank Girls Can Tell and Kill The Moonlight just as highly. Spoon is my finest musical discovery of the last few years, I reckon. Have a read of my London Tour Dates review from the start of the year, if you like, it's at http://www.tourdates.co.uk/LondonTourdates/issue-017/2008/03/07/581-Live-review-Spoon

    Jake Bickerton
    Posted 14 years ago #
  10. ixkpd-bk
    ixkpd-bk
    (26 Posts)

    From Brooklyn, NY, currently in Washington, DC. Makin' it work!

    Posted 14 years ago #
  11. bug
    bug
    (2 Posts)

    Well, we were the reddest state of all in 2004, but Obama only ended up losing by about half a percent in my county...go figure.

    [you.re enfranchised and entrenched, but know that it.s yours: real life.s a compromise]
    Posted 14 years ago #
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    yurifromlondon
    (1 Posts)

    from rainy London

    Posted 13 years ago #
  13. middlenamewayne
    middlenamewayne
    (30 Posts)

    > The Doctor asked: Do Texans find rare SPOON stuff in shops?

    Here in Austin, I used to make some nice pocket change buying copies of the Alien Beats EP for as little as a dollar and selling them on Ebay for much more than a dollar. I haven't seen any copies of the EP in over a year now, though. (I actually have a local buyer who instantly buys any rare SPOON (and Robyn Hitchcock) stuff I find if she doesn't already have it.)

    Anyhow, I also got the first 3-song SPOON demo cassette and two of the three Skellington cassettes at a garage sale held by the former manager of the Hole In the Wall* awhile back (as well as a cassette of unreleased songs by Cotton Mather and some other equally great sh*t).

    As far as recent sightings, I've picked up a few local compilation CDs with rare SPOON tracks in the last year or two -- which have gone straight to PHerron for addition to his amazing discography page @ http://homepage.ntlworld.com/peter.herron/spoon_discography.htm! And just last week I saw a copy of the 30 Gallon Tank 7-inch single at Waterloo Records for a mere $3.99 but I didn't pick it up, and it's gone now.

    - mnw

    PS: My gf is a veteran so I drive her to the VA in TempleTexas every month or two. (TempleTexas is where Britt Daniel comes from, and if you know Britt, you know that he never refers to the city and state separately -- he says it as though they are one single entity called TempleTexas.) I haven't ever found any rare SPOON-related stuff in TempleTexas, but apart from occasionally popping into the Goodwill there, I haven't run across any place I would be likely to find such things... I'm pretty sure that the band Britt was a member of in high school didn't make any recordings!

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    *(This reminds me... the manager of the Cactus Café insists that he has a longer version of the first SPOON demo -- six songs, IIRC -- and even though he's a total flake, I need to remember to bug him some more about that! I also have taping privileges at the Cactus, but I stupidly didn't bring a blank cassette last time I saw Britt play there with Miles Zuniga from Fastball. I got a great Soft Boys "(p)reunion" show on tape around that time, though!)

    Posted 13 years ago #
  14. pherron
    pherron
    (173 Posts)

    >>I also got the first 3-song SPOON demo cassette and two of the three Skellington cassettes

    Did these have cover art? If so could I get scans for the discography?

    Posted 13 years ago #
  15. middlenamewayne
    middlenamewayne
    (30 Posts)

    Sorry, PH, the SPOON demo had no art (But you said you didn't want to put it in the discography anyway since it wasn't a real "release", remember?) and as I posted here recently, I don't have scans of the Skellington tapes that I had & sold, and the guy who was gonna loan me copies to scan now tells me that all his tapes were lost/stolen (Good thing I at least made recordings of all those rare songs!)

    All I do have, scan-wise, is a photocopy of the B&W insert from the EP, which has a grainy photo of the members of Skellington and the following credits:

    > Paul Cannon drums & does accounting
    > Mike Hurewitz plays guitar and sings (co-lead on "RXN")
    > Mac Stringfellow plays bass and sings too
    > Britt Daniel plays guitar and usually lead sings

    > Captain Metaphor sings on "RXN"
    > Travis Hartnett plays guitar on "Underwater Fuchestra"#
    > Sean M.F. Dineen; Cover star (with the righteous Malcolm)

    I can scan that for you at some point, if you think it's worth it.

    - mnw aka kwl aka ndj aka etc.

    #NOTE: Travis was also the guitarist on the This Town's Gone Dry cassette ("Underwater Fuchestra" is the same recording as on TTGD). I'm pretty sure this is him: www.travishartnett.com.

    Posted 13 years ago #
  16. pherron
    pherron
    (173 Posts)

    It's all coming back to me now. Sorry for the lapse of memory!!

    Posted 13 years ago #
  17. Pre
    Pre
    (4 Posts)

    I'm from Jonesboro, Arkansas, which is about an hour away from Memphis.

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    maffew
    (3 Posts)

    Calgary, Alberta... (Canada)...

    Posted 13 years ago #
  19. Arodon
    Arodon
    (3 Posts)

    I'm from Germany, studying in a rather small town (~75000 citizens) in the north of Frankfurt. Warm greetings to you all! I wish you a happy new year!

    All children, except one, grow up.
    Posted 13 years ago #
  20. Pants
    Pants
    (5 Posts)

    Perth, Western Australia.

    Posted 13 years ago #
  21. drop dead ed
    drop dead ed
    (192 Posts)

    ~Austin, TX~

    Posted 13 years ago #
  22. TJnTN
    TJnTN
    (17 Posts)

    Knoxville, TN

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  23. papavb
    papavb
    (30 Posts)

    I hail from good ole corn-fed Indiana, and I absolutely metaphorically! reach climax to their god-like music, or you know, whatever.

    Posted 13 years ago #
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    blewharvest
    (2 Posts)

    Kailua Kona, Big Island, Hawaii ~Aloha!

    Posted 13 years ago #
  25. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    I was born and gre up in IL, but now live in Oshkosh, WI!

    Posted 13 years ago #
  26. kerron
    kerron
    (3 Posts)

    melbourne, australia

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    backtothelife
    (9 Posts)

    Wales, UK. No-one has heard of them around here, but I'm trying to spread the word.

    Posted 13 years ago #
  28. thatsteiya4u
    thatsteiya4u
    (3 Posts)

    milwaukee, wisconsin.

    Posted 13 years ago #
  29. libz
    libz
    (9 Posts)

    Oahu, Hawaii

    Posted 12 years ago #
  30. electrofervor
    electrofervor
    (4 Posts)

    Tulsa, OK is home but have spent several years in Baltimore and almost a year now in Albuquerque!

    Posted 12 years ago #

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