It’s been a busy few weeks on the home front and out and about for us here at the Tooth, and that means a busy time to come here on the net bot.
There are real life things happening, people. Some will get mentioned here. Others will not. Be of a sweet mind and not at all in milquetoast land. While things are not inchoated, we are still shaking the dew off of this black tooth we found. Sweat and bones and rowdy tones.
I’m taking time out of my increasingly busy business life – managing these young ruffians here at Blacktooth Records is exhausting – to let you all know about my new Spiritual Advisor & Life Coach, Russell. Things have gotten so busy and convoluted with this business venture, I had to start making the tough decisions. Decisions such as, ‘do I eat local and slow even though I don’t have time to?’ and, ‘should I get a global phone number?’ Those all were relatively easy, but one that took the most deliberation was whether I was going to tend to my business life or my spiritual life. We all know it’s impossible to do both, and we also know which one I would pick given the inevitable crossroads (business, duh). So I’m pleased to announce the latest addition to Blacktooth Records via my own forced life, Russell, Spiritual Advisor & Life Coach extraordinaire.
I met him at Percy Priest lake and I saw him just walk off the island while we were on Andrija’s boat. He said he had just gotten back from Manhattan and said he found me. Welcome him as you would a new release from us here. They’re the same thing. Trust me.
In other news:
Also, the local-well-to-do-enough-Alt paper here in Nashville, hereafter known as “The Scene”, was very sweet to profile some lovely Blacktooth bands (and non-Blacktooth bands) who were playing at the Basement for our friends that run the Memetic Society, the label in Chattanooga that put outta ton of 45′s for bands in Tennessee they thought were cool (we told you about it here: <click!>). Some great quotes include, “dweeby,” “California-sun” and “danceabilty.” Good job Majestico, Faux Ferocious and Fly Golden Eagle! You guys are great.
Hello tin ears and wooden tongues (or any other charmingly gnomic conversation starters we could have started the charming conversation with).
Been a spit. For that, you won’t receive much. Only the promise of our time here at Blacktooth being spent well and with due diligence. Everyone has been stirring good pots, the soups of which you shall all taste soon enough. I can tell you, however, that as of APRIL 11th, we here at Blacktooth Records will have purchased 14 pay-phone numbers in the greater Nashville area! We are honored to be included in this elite league of people, and we cherish each cenotaph as one would all great objects of antiquity. Other quarter-a-call owners in the greater Nashville area include Shoney’s, HCA, and the Clinton-Gore ’92 campaign! You will soon be able to order your favorite Blacktooth Records releases in complete anonymity, which is somewhat of a rare commodity these days. Be 0n the look out.
We appreciate the help and encouragement we’ve received thus far, and are haggardly going forth, leaving our caves and heading toward the light (or at least the fire). Fly Golden Eagle and Majestico are playing Friday (4/6) at the Basement for a Memetic Society release party, alongside Faux Ferocious. They were kind enough to release 45′s for us all here. Come have a good time!
Perch your hawks on the wrist of Caeser, be great, and carve deep heel-marks, to abuse the poet Robinson Jeffers’ lines.
Sup? Blacktooth’s rival, Memetic Society, has officially tried to one up us by releasing 11 or so 45s of bands that we find dope and/or have put out records for ourself. So now, it’s on. However, these records are fantastic, beautiful, and well-done, so our envy level is low.
The 45s are a part of a project highlighting bands across Tennessee . You got Knoxville, you got Memphis, you got Chattanooga, and of course you got Nashville. Clockwise above are the records for Square People, Faux Ferocious, Majestico, and Fly Golden Eagle. You can check the Memetic website for a full list of the bands involved in the project.
The 45s will be for sale at shows and from the web site (ours as well! just soon, not now) and we hope you dig them because we think they are digable.
Come see Ranch Ghost and Fly Golden Eagle at the End TONIGHT (12/2) with Last Year’s Men and score some o’ dem records, main.