There's a reason why some of the old, old stuff has been retired. This is a pretty good example. Recorded with The Carolina Pump Station, somewhere in the late 1990s..
Josh and I have only ever done two vocal duets. This is the second. The first one is lost to the ages, as it should be. It was even worse than this.
You may notice that the 12- bar blues Josh is playing here ended up being the music for Repressed Teen Angst. That only makes it more perfect.
Also, we were 20- something when we did this. That was a hell of a long time ago.
This is a journal entry I wrote on December 5, 1994 (hence the title), so true story. Josh and I performed this only once or twice live, but once upon a time we decided to do a demo CD. So we enlisted a friend of ours who had a studio set up in the second bedroom of his apartment. We were unable to record 12/5/94 because our friend with the apartment studio sat in on it playing a penny whistle, and we all laughed so much at this that even three takes later it was a bust.
Anyway, here's a live recording of 12/5/94 from 1996.
Holladay Cole bootleg. We don't do this one anymore. This recording is from Elephant Books, 2000. Mr. Josh Cole is clearly tearing it up. Which is super cool, because he and I have never actually rehearsed anything ever. Historically, whenever I write something, Josh asks "So, what are you thinking about for the music?" and my response is always, "I don't know. Something bluesy?"
This was recorded in the year 2000, at a place called Elephant Books on SW Macadam. The book store is long gone, but the thing about this is, every time Josh books a show, I'm all in. But then I quit a week before the show. "I just can't do this any more, pally. Sorry; I'm out". Three days before the show, I sign back up. So every Holladay Cole performance since 1999 has been a reunion show. It's tradition. The other thing is, Josh knows I rely on his music as far as tempo goes. I adjust my reading speed to match his guitar. This may be the fastest rendition of Repressed Teen Angst that we've ever done, and I'm pretty sure it's on purpose.
Just in time for VD, here's one I wrote a few years ago THAT IS NOT AT ALL BASED ON A TRUE STORY.
This is a video of Midnight Asphalt/ Ass Ass Hat/ dick taken at a White Eagle show back in January 2012 with my pal Nathan Ball on guitar. The man's a genius. Maybe we'll be working together again on a project over the next few months... who knows?
Uploaded a recording of 'Buzzy The Jerk' to the Holladay Cole tab. You can find the print version at The Porcelain Reader!
This is my first recording using the new mic (top- ish right in the picture. It was a SWEET Father's Day gift, by the way) in conjunction with Audacity, which is a serviceable piece of open- source multi- track recording software. While I admit that 'dick' is not my favorite piece, Holladay Cole fans seem to have a soft spot for it, and I chose to record it because it is short and generally performed solo.