Sean Nelson is an American musician, music critic, filmmaker. He is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock group Harvey Danger and as the arts editor for The Stranger newspaper in Seattle, Washington. Nelson is a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria and was a classmate of Paul DePodesta and Courtenay Bram Anderson. Nelson formed Harvey Danger in 1993 and played with the band through to its farewell show in 2009. In addition to being the band's lead singer, he was its songwriter and keyboardist; the band's debut album Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? was released in 1997 and was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies. The album contained the hit single "Flagpole Sitta", featured in the 1999 film American Pie and was used as the theme song for the British sitcom Peep Show. In 2001, Nelson formed The Long Winters, with John Roderick, he left the band in 2004, Roderick has continued the group as a solo effort. Nelson has recorded and performed with Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Robyn Hitchcock, Nada Surf, The Minus 5, others.
In 2006, he recorded Nelson Sings Nilsson, an album of songs by the late American composer Harry Nilsson, accompanied by a 25-piece-orchestra. Nelson was a member of the short-lived side project The Vernacular, along with Chris Walla and Nathan Good of Death Cab For Cutie. On June 4, 2013, Nelson released his first official batch of recordings to bear his name, Make Good Choices, which includes contributions from Chris Walla, Peter Buck, Matt Pence & Scott Danbom, Howard Draper, Dave Depper, Rachel Blumberg, Adam Selzer, Steve Fisk, others. Sessions arose over the course of several years between Nelson and his collaborators' other projects. Nelson joined the staff of the Seattle alternative weekly newspaper The Stranger in 1996 while still a member of Harvey Danger, he has held several positions at the publication, including web editor, film editor, copy editor and associate editor. He is the paper's arts editor. In 2006, Nelson published his first book, an entry in the 33⅓ series on Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark.
His essay "Dead Man Talking" was published in the Da Capo anthology Best Music Writing 2008. In addition to his writing work, Nelson has taught a songwriting class at the University of Washington Extension and co-hosted Audioasis on KEXP-FM for five years. In 2008, Nelson co-wrote and played a supporting role in Humpday director Lynn Shelton's third feature film My Effortless Brilliance, which enjoyed a successful run on the film festival circuit and was released on DVD by IFC Films in November 2009, he has acted in David Russo's cult film festival hit The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle and alongside Dax Shepard in Kathryn Aselton's The Freebie, released in September 2010. Make Good Choices Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? King James Version Sometimes You Have To Work on Christmas EP Little By Little… Cream and Bastards Rise EP Little Round Mirrors EP Burn to Shine Dead Sea Scrolls The Worst You Can Do is Harm When I Pretend to Fall Putting the Days to Bed Picaresque The Crane Wife Ole Tarantula Goodnight, Oslo The Weight is a Gift Lucky Sean Nelson Music Page on Facebook Biography and articles at The Stranger LAist Interview with Sean Nelson Sean Nelson tour diary for Entertainment Weekly Time Out NY interview with Sean Nelson
The Ghosts of Beverly Drive
"The Ghosts of Beverly Drive" is a song by American indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie. It is the second single from their eighth studio album Kintsugi; the Ghosts of Beverly Drive Music Video on YouTube. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Title and Registration
"Title and Registration" is a song by indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, the third single from their fourth studio album, Transatlanticism. It was released in 2004, as an internet-only single that could be streamed through the band's website, while promotional copies of the single were released on CD; the single included a cover of the Julian Cope song "World Shut Your Mouth", later released on the "Crooked Teeth" single on Death Cab for Cutie's follow-up album, Plans. Due to the song's layered instrumentation, "Title and Registration" has been difficult to play during live performances in the past, thus has been performed a variety of ways. All of these involved guitarist Chris Walla switching halfway through the song from lead guitar to keyboards, whilst singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard took over the guitar part. For the first half of the song both Gibbard and drummer Jason McGerr used electronic drums in order to replicate the distinctive drum machine sound used at the beginning of the song.
In the band's 2008 tour, Gibbard performed the entire first two verses as lead vocalist, without a guitar or drums, before picking up his guitar as Walla switched to the keyboard. In tours, Gibbard kept his electric guitar strapped on for the entirety of the song, but used a shaker as percussion during the song's first two verses. Since the band has expanded to a five-piece, without Walla, the song has been able to be performed live without any instrument swapping; the video, directed by Patrick Daughters, consists of frontman Ben Gibbard lying on an operating table while undergoing a "surgery" to receive a new heart. Although Ben seems to act calm and has the ability to sing throughout the procedure, he was not given anesthetics nor was he on any form of life support. During the surgery, it is revealed that Gibbard's chest is paper, model organs, a model rib cage. "Title and Registration" "Title and Registration" "World Shut Your Mouth"
The John Byrd EP
The John Byrd EP by the band Death Cab for Cutie was recorded live during their spring 2004 North American tour. It is named after John Byrd, who worked with them during the tour; the album was the band's last release on the indie label Barsuk Records. It is only available through the record label's website. All songs written by Ben Gibbard except where noted
CiTR 101.9 FM, is a Canadian FM radio station based out of the University of British Columbia's Student Union Building in the University Endowment Lands, just west of the city limits of Vancouver, British Columbia. Its transmitter is located on campus. CiTR is operated by UBC students and community volunteers under the ownership of the Student Radio Society of the University of British Columbia, an entity affiliated with UBC's Alma Mater Society; the station's mandate is to provide programming, alternative to the genres played on mainstream radio. Broadcasting at FM 101.9, its signal encompasses most of the Vancouver Metropolitan Area. Notable or long-running programmers include Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Steve Edge, Gavin Walker of the Jazz Show, "Long" John Tanner, DJ Ebony, DJ Avi Shack, Val Cormier, Luke Meat, Chris-a-riffic, Ska-T, Zena Sharman, Tod Maffin, Bryce Dunn, Jonathon Brown, Spike Chilton of the Northern Wish and the Canadian Way, Bleek Swinney of Exquisite Corpse and Breakfast With The Browns, Pyra Draculea of the Vampire's Ball, Marie Benard of Synchronicity, Caroline of Sexy In VanCity, many others.
CiTR launched a podcast service in September 2006. CITR is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association, hosted the National Campus and Community Radio Conference in 1984 and again in 2007; the NCRC is an annual national gathering of community-oriented radio broadcasters who provide alternative radio to a diverse audience. It has been offered every summer since 1981, it is one of the core activities of the NCRA/ANREC. In 1937, Ozzie Durkin, Dorwin Baird, Victor Freeman, Malcolm Brown began a variety show called "Varsity Time" on CJOR. In 1938 UBC Radio became an official club on campus. In 1942, UBC Radio becomes RADSOC and continues to produce radio programming for CJOR, CKWX-AM, CBR, CKMO. By 1947, UBC Radio had earned a place in the ultra-new facilities in UBC's Brock Hall. In 1949, the budding radio coming out of RADSOC was put on hold after overspending and a bungled radio talent show; the members of RADSOC returned to their station in the fall to discover the doors locked.
President Don Cunliffe reinstated RADSOC with no budget and the society continued to broadcast one hour daily despite their financial hardship. A resilient RADSOC partnered with CKWX to operate a twenty-two-week-long school for commercial radio. Closed-circuit broadcasts to residences begin, the first full commercials are run on UBC Radio. Nearly twenty years in 1969, RADSOC moved into state of the art broadcasting facilities in the newly completed Student Union Building and becomes CYVR. True to spirit, CYVR was shut down by the UBC Alma Mater Society for six months for operating without a licence. CYVR had applied for a licence in compliance with CRTC regulations, but continued to broadcast before the licence was approved; when the licence was approved, UBC Radio became Thunderbird Radio: CiTR. In 1975, CiTR began broadcasting at 101.9 MHz. By 1981, CiTR had become an AMS service organization and began to work with the community both on and off campus for the first time since the 1940s. CiTR joined the National Campus Radio Organization, which became the NCRA.
From this affiliation, CiTR was able to make connections with University of Alberta Radio and reform the Western Association of Broadcasters, a Western Canadian campus support and information group that had disbanded twenty years earlier. On April 1, 1982, CiTR broadcast for the first time at 101.9 FM after receiving approval from the CTRC for their Low Power FM licence the previous September. The first song played was "Dancing in the Streets" by the Vandellas. Discorder hit the streets in 1983. In 1985, CiTR proposed a unique licensing plan using a directional radio antenna to allow the use of 101.9 MHz in Vancouver and Victoria. In that same year, Discorder was chosen by Seattle's Rocket Magazine as one of the Top 20 Publications in the World. Subsequently, in 1988, Discorder was a finalist in the Western Canadian Magazine Awards competition for both Magazine of the Year and Cover of the Year. CiTR went high power to 1800 watts in 1989; the first song played was "Have Not Been the Same" by Slow.
1990 saw the beginning of CiTR's historical participation in the Vancouver Hip Hop scene with DJ Soundwar Chapter One, a rap competition that saw entrants come from as far away as LA. In 1995, CiTR would go on to publish Elements, a magazine that focuses on local and international Hip Hop culture: MCs, DJs, Graffiti. Elements is only published until 1996. In 1993, CiTR broadcast BBC world news for satellite and, in 1994, CiTR became the first radio station in Vancouver to hit the internet with an email address and gopher site. By 2000 the station was live broadcasting on the web in concert with the broadcast at 101.9 FM. In 2001, the CRTC mandated an incorporation of French and third language programming on the CiTR airwaves; this move towards diversifying content continued through to the following decade. The station began broadcasting content produced by the newly formed Women's Collective, Indigenous Collective, Accessibility Collective which joined the standard News and Sports Collectives on the air in 2014.
Discorder was created in February 1983 by founding editors Jennifer Fahrni and Mike Mines as an alternative music magazine for Vancouver and the program guide for CiTR. With a circulation of 25,000, the first issue included an interview with Stan Ridgeway of Wall of Voodoo by Mark Mushet.
Benjamin Gibbard is an American singer and guitarist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, with which he has recorded nine studio albums, as one half of the electronica act the Postal Service. Gibbard released his debut solo album, Former Lives, in 2012, a collaborative studio album, One Fast Move or I'm Gone, with Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt's Jay Farrar. While performing guitar in the band Pinwheel, Gibbard recorded a demo cassette under the moniker Death Cab for Cutie, titled You Can Play These Songs with Chords. After receiving a positive response to the material, Gibbard expanded the project into a full band, with the addition of Chris Walla, Nick Harmer and Nathan Good; the following year, the band released its debut album, Something About Airplanes, on Barsuk Records, released its follow-up, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, in 2000. Gibbard was born in Bremerton, where he spent his formative years, during the time of the grunge music explosion in the early 1990s.
He graduated from Olympic High School in 1994. He cites Jack Kerouac as a major influence, he studied engineering at Western Washington University. He was raised Roman Catholic and referred to himself as "this indoctrinated Catholic though I haven't been to church of my own volition in 10 or 15 years now." In a 2003 interview Gibbard stated that while he had been a vegan, he had become a pescetarian. He had a small role in the John Krasinski film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men based on the David Foster Wallace short story collection of the same title, he completed a solo tour through the US in the spring of 2007 that featured David Bazan of Pedro the Lion and singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice. Gibbard became engaged to actress and musician Zooey Deschanel in 2008; the couple married in September 2009 near Washington. They announced their separation on November 1, 2011. Deschanel filed for divorce on December 2011, citing irreconcilable differences; the divorce became final on December 12, 2012.
Gibbard married photographer and tour manager Rachel Demy on October 21, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. He gave up alcohol in 2008 and began running marathons, he ran his first trail ultramarathon in 2013 and since has completed several each year. Gibbard is an agnostic, lapsed Catholic: "I don't want to falsely believe in something so I can jump to the front of the line for whatever this awesome place is we go after we die; the vastness of that idea is so beyond my comprehension that I feel like if there was a God that God would accept me saying I'm not able to believe because it's so outside of my ability to understand it. I understand that's where faith comes into play."Gibbard is an activist for gay rights and wrote an article in The Daily Beast voicing why this issue is important to him. He stated that when his lesbian sister got married, it was "the most beautiful thing" he had seen. In the article, he voiced his strong support for Referendum 74 and discussed raising money for the issue, he stated, "I would just feel so much pride for my state if we could pass it by a popular vote and show the rest of the country that this is the direction we are going in."In September 2014, it was reported that Gibbard would appear as a guest on the Foo Fighters' eighth studio album Sonic Highways.
As of May 2015, Gibbard tours with four modified 1970s Fender Mustang guitars. Additionally he uses. For use on acoustic songs he relies on two 2008 Gibson J-45 Acoustic Guitars with B-Band pickup systems. In the past, Gibbard used. Gibbard is the subject of the song "Ben's My Friend" by indie folk act Sun Kil Moon; the track appears on Benji. On Sun Kil Moon's follow-up album, Universal Themes, primary recording artist Mark Kozelek again refers to his friendship with Gibbard on its closing track, "This Is My First Day and I'm Indian and I Work at a Gas Station". Gibbard made a guest appearance on the band's third studio album, April. Gibbard is referenced in "The Cones of Dunshire," an episode from the sixth season of Parks and Recreation. In the episode, one character attempts to promote a forest cabin to hipsters by claiming that "Ben Gibbard and Neko Case made out here once." 1997: You Can Play These Songs with Chords 1998: Something About Airplanes 2000: We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes 2001: The Photo Album 2003: Transatlanticism 2005: Plans 2008: Narrow Stairs 2011: Codes and Keys 2015: Kintsugi 2018: Thank You for Today 2003 Home Volume V 2007 Solo Concert at the 9:30 Club, Washington, DC 2012 Former Lives 2017 Bandwagonesque 2003 Give Up 2002 Bridges Worth Burning 1999 ¡All-Time Quarterback!
1999 The Envelope Sessions 2002 ¡All-Time Quarterback! 2009 One Fast Move or I'm Gone 1996 PinwheelIn addition, alongside Steve Fisk and recorded the score for AJ Schnack's 2006 documentary, Kurt Cobain: About a Son. The film features his cover of Beat Happening's "Indian Summer". Jason McGerr Nick Harmer Chris Walla Official site
Drive Well, Sleep Carefully – On the Road with Death Cab for Cutie
Drive Well, Sleep Carefully – On the Road with Death Cab for Cutie is a live music DVD from the Seattle-based band Death Cab for Cutie. The DVD was filmed and directed by filmmaker Justin Mitchell during the band's Transatlanticism-tour in spring 2004 with a 16 mm film camera; the film premiered on June 10, 2005 at the Seattle International Film Festival and was released on DVD on July 26, 2005. "The Sound of Settling" – 5:36 "The New Year" – 4:31 "We Laugh Indoors" – 8:08 "Styrofoam Plates" – 6:35 "Title and Registration" – 5:10 "Company Calls" – 6:51 "Tiny Vessels" – 3:50 "Transatlanticism" – 6:07 "Expo'86" – 4:00 "We Looked Like Giants" – 10:17 "Why You'd Want to Live Here" – 8:55 "Prove My Hypotheses" – 5:11 "Bend to Squares" – 4:32*The performance of Bend to Squares appears after the end credits. "The New Year" – 4:38 "Title and Registration" – 3:44 "Lightness" – 3:28 "Please Don't Go" – 6:49 "Lightness" – 4:21 "Stability" – 10:03 Interviews Backstage footage Outtakes/Deleted Scenes