Archive for March, 2008

Recording The Penny Jam – The Good Ship Astoria

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008


thepennyjam.com: episode II uploaded
The Good Ship Astoria performing “Tried so hard” @ Crazy Karl’s Rug and Furniture Store
The Penny Jam

I have little doubt that this episode of the penny jam will go down as one of my all time favorites. The Good Ship Astoria are simply good people and quite simply that is an ingredient for good music. I never knew it but the backroom of a furniture store can be one of the most intimate places in the world under the right circumstances. The song, “Tried so Hard” is stripped down and quite formulaic in a way that gets right to the point. Most importantly there is nothing to do but confront this song’s argument. Honestly, listen for yourself!

Audio Credits
mixed and recorded by James Jacobsen

Recording The Penny Jam – Canoe

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008


thepennyjam.com: episode I uploaded
Canoe performing “Audrey and Eli” @ the Monochrome Gallery
The Penny Jam

Canoe is a great band with a great chance of being even better, their music speaks for itself. The gallery was quite a fitting venue for their style and we couldn’t have planned our first penny jam much better. Thanks to Clem for all the help and the support.

Audio Credits
mixed by Clemeth Abercrombie
recorded by Clem Abercrombie and James Jacobsen