Watching ships disappear in the rain

posted by JV | January 17 2010

As usual, I'm posting a lot more on the Tumblr. I'll add my "Sha-la-la" vinaigrette recipe there later today.

I'm writing everyday for the next record. I fell incredibly inspired right now. The city feels empty and the coming storm is about to shut this place down.

Guest DJing on KUSF tomorrow!

posted by JV | December 10 2009

On Friday, Dec 11 at 3pm PST I'll be guest DJing on KUSF in San Francisco. Live stream here.

Paynes Prairie Preserve, FL

posted by JV | December 06 2009

We Have A Winner!

posted by JV | December 04 2009

So I asked what I thought was going to be an esoteric, hard-to-answer trivia question in my last email blast. The questions was:
"I haven't done this in a while, but let's have a trivia question. First one to get this right will receive all four records signed by me!! I'll try my best to make this unGoogleable. In The Corner, the wonderful mini-series created by The Wire's Simon and Burns, Gary is deeply affected by seeing a film on his day off from working at the crab house. What's the movie and what connection does he make between the victims in the film and his own life?"

Within a few minutes of sending it out, Caleb swooped in and nailed it:
"I believe the film is Schindler's List, and I believe the connection you're refering to is Gary lamenting how black drug users are turning themselves into proverbial jews-in-the-holocaust. Amirite?"

Well he was. The really cool thing is I know Caleb. We've done an interview together on his blog and I recorded an acoustic set for him in Nashville when we were opening up for Steve Malkmus.

Thanks to all the people that emailed me, almost everyone got it right (one exception was my bandmate Sylvain Carton, who replied: "I just read the trivia question! Is it Ghostbusters, and the connection is that he is a ghost?") Next time I'll REALLY make it hard!

The View From Our Window

posted by JV | November 15 2009

Brussels, BE

The View From Our Window

posted by JV | November 08 2009

Swindon, UK

The Irish Sea

posted by JV | November 07 2009

Vinyl Reissue Pre-order!!

posted by jv | November 05 2009

Vanderslice vinyl just got reissued from Afternoon Records. These 180g RTI pressings are  now available for pre-order. I’m super excited about this as Cellar Door, 4trkr and Time Travel have been out of print for years. Pixel Revolt is a double 45rpm gatefold. Includes original artwork and comes with mp3 download code.

Calling all cats

posted by JV | October 31 2009

San Sebastian, your pintxos and pastries will be missed.

posted by JV | October 26 2009

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