Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Cake Shop, LES, NYC, Fall 2005
Excepter arranged to play first instead of last so JFR's visiting family could catch the show. JFR performed not only in front of his own father, step-mother, brothers, but also two sets of aunts and uncles, plus associated cousins. To top it off, a two-person camera crew was there to capture the band. Self-conscious much? A paranoiac's dream! For its part, the band put on one of the slackest sets in its career, however centered by the miraculous appearance of an unrehearsed, but seemingly fully-formed pop song “If I Were You” which would become the lead track and video for the eventual Alternation album.
Songs: False Start (The Buzzing) / Sad Dancer (Slow Runner) / If I Were You / Come Clean / Give Up / Any and Every

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


North Six, Williamsburg, Fall 2005.
How's the weather out there? I hear the wind is blowing all the barrettes from your hair. You don't need them up here. No one grows beards. They all stay the same shave as yesterday. Opening up for veteran Japanese psych band Yura Yura Teikoku at future home of the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Frank Macias on hand to capture the band on video (search 'lypse' on your tube.) Trickster-scribe Nick Sylvester thought insects had infested Excepter's merch table t-shirts. Parts of this recording ended up on Alternation, a track in the Tank Tapes, and valuable management contracts lost in the ether. Hey man, where'd you get that L.O.T.I.O.N. Anyway?
Songs: Stairwells / Lypse / The Bath Tub / Know Blues 2 / No Pilot / Still Blues