March 12, 2006

Dan and I plus a Gray Lady

Bill Moon forwarded me this piece on the new TVPs album. I haven't heard it yet, but I'm excited about it. According to the article, the line-up on the album includes Ed Ball, which I hadn't known.

"My Dark Places" is the band's saddest, most chaotic album. Much of it was improvised in the studio; at times, it recalls Mr. Barrett's edge-of-madness songs. Mr. Treacy's wobbly, desperate vocals suggest that he's on the verge of collapsing into sobs. In fact, he said, he did break down a few times during the recording, overwhelmed by making music for the first time in 11 years. "It's the way I like to work," he added. "I like to hurt when I'm working."
God love 'im.

Of course, the main reason for forwarding the article to me was that it mentions my song "I Don't Know Where Dan Treacy Lives." I believe that this is the first and only time anything I've been involved with has ever been noted by the New York Times, and I know it ain't much but it's all I got, even if it's basically more or less the exception that proves the rule...

Posted by Dr. Frank at March 12, 2006 06:04 PM | TrackBack

Frank, has Dan Treacy ever commented to your or someone else on your song about him?

Posted by: David Cummings at March 13, 2006 04:23 AM

great news.

Posted by: MArk at March 13, 2006 09:15 AM

I was reading about the new TVPs album. Did you catch a glimpse of the, um, intriguing video for "All the Young Children on Crack"?:

Posted by: Kevin at March 13, 2006 07:00 PM