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U R I and I

What I and I is not

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

I came across this amusing little non bio today.  Some of it needs a little updating but WTH:

What we are not
I and I is not a typical band in many ways.  It is not the type of band were person A plays instrument A, person B plays instrument B and so on.  I and I may not even be a band as such.  I and I is not currently consisting of any one over the age of 35 nor under the age of 25.   I and I’s music is not easily described.  I and I did not exist before spring of ’05.  I and I is not adverse to the idea that mackeson triple stout is the best beer on the planet, although any beverage purveyed by the Hawks brewing co. could be argued to hold that claim.  I and I does not hate computers.  I and I is not limited to musical pursuits but is currently focused on them.  I and I does not sound like anything but I and I, but some people may notice similarities with other things they have heard.  The people involved with I and I do not wish to tell you that they have hobbies ranging from organic gardening, bycicling, illustrating, baseball, travelling, architecture, reading, designing and wood working.  I and I is not confined to using a set of instruments i.e. only acoustic instruments or only guitars, bass, and drums.  I and I would not argue with the fact that your time could be more well spent.  I and I does not mind telling you that eating is itself an agricultural act.  I and I is not solely the work of Adam Sarmiento.  I and I is not located in one place but most of the persons currently involved live in Norman, OK usa.  I and I is not happy with the state of the world but is not always sad or mad about it either.  I and I’s songs are not auto biographical but are nonetheless influenced by real events.  I and I’s songs are not solely about dreams but many of them are.  I and I is not the first project of the persons who make up I and I.  I and I isn’t strictly anything but is not strictly nothing.  I and I is considering the idea that less is more but is open to the fact that this statement should be followed up by the qualifying statement “more or less”.  I and I will not go away unless there is a nuclear holocaust that wipes out all humanity and it’s digital and analog forms of music storage.  I and I refuses the notion that we are strictly material beings that should concern ourselves only with things material.  I and I does not believe in religion but does not begrudge others the right to theirs.   I and I does not like elitism.  I and I is not rock music but is informed by all previous forms of music.  I and I are not solely inspired by astronauts.  I and I is not sure if it will always be this way.  I and I and it’s members are not staring at you through tiny cameras in your computer screens as you read this.  I and I is nothing more that the music made by people using the name I and I.

YACHT again

Monday, October 5th, 2009

I wrote something about YACHT’s latest record a while back and though I haven’t yet purchased said record I’m now even more inclined to do so after watching this _______ (insert adjective here) performance on Pitchfork.tv.

Jeremy Cox remix + Satan

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

It’s been an intense few weeks but I’ve finally converted the alchemistrecords.com and this site into the world of WordPress!  Now I look forward to using the system and more importantly getting back to making music.  Speaking of which here is a remix I did of the great Jeremy Cox’s song ‘Stormsweet’.  It’ll be out later this year along with a bunch of other Alchemist Records inter-label remixes.

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I’m also excited to announce that the finishing plans are about made on an upcoming I and I Norwegian mini tour! More details on that to come. As of now there are 3 shows Oslo, Kristiansand, and Stavanger. I’ll leave you with a comedic video I came across thanks to Dean Avants.

…can last forever?

Monday, March 16th, 2009

mormonfamily

I was given this little postcard on Saturday by a sister missionary of the Mormon faith who was kind enough to help me unload some plywood from the back of my truck. I found this picture so amusing that I had to post it here for your enjoyment. It’s easy to see how one could be persuaded to join up with the latter day saints with such awesome and inspiring advertising!:) I can’t tell if this is something they had left over from the 50’s or if it is a recent production made to remind you of those carefree halycon days. Is this supposed to be heaven? If you are a Mormon and read this I hope you will tell your church leaders to use your tithing money to buy better PR and marketing services.

Below is another little thing from the archives. The first mp3 and this one are both out takes from the ill fated “Dog” movie soundtrack. If I said that these represented a preview of the next I and I album I would be a liar, but they would make for a very wierd I and I release!

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