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jimbo rambles (2008)

Somewhat ambient treatment of family history

Bookshelf Speaker (2009)

me doing my thing. warning: there's bad poetry involved

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A New Colour

Dead Festival

Prosumer

The Dirty Daylights

Evan Wasek

Moppo

Helmeticrononaut

Rinalducci and the J notes

Big Tits

Everyone Calls Me Chris

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James Bouchard

BIOGRAPHY

Our family has always been fairly musical, since everyone in the family plays an instrument and has played in various musical incarnations. Our older brothers, Albert and Joe, were in the Blue Oyster Cult, for instance. So when my brother Bill and sister Mary sent me their recording for the NPR Story Corps project, I thought it would be great to incorporate that into a musical piece. I did a short one, and then thought it would be great to get it all in one piece. The only problem is that the whole recording was 55 minutes long. Along came RPM where I had to do a 35 minute album so I decided to use the narration that my brother and sister did and improvise music around that. I did use the whole narration by cutting it in half and overlapping the two parts.

BAND MEMBERS
Mary Bouchard & Bill Bouchard, spoken narration James Bouchard: electric guitar, keyboards, electric bass, charango, banjo, dobro, vocals

YEARS COMPLETED
2008,2009

GENRES
Experimental,Alternative


Completed Albums

jimbo rambles(2008)

Somewhat ambient treatment of family history


When we were growing up
More of a Mystery

Bookshelf Speaker(2009)

me doing my thing. warning: there's bad poetry involved


Jimmy   Download
Charmed Life   Download
Poems   Download
Ah Ah   Download
Moonlight   Download