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Options May 12, 2003: Past and present memories of Victor Lovera, Greta Gertler with the Carpentier String Quartet, and Nick Talbot

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Five years ago on May 13th, Victor Lovera left this planet for good after a long illness. He was an amazing songwriter, longtime compatriot of R.Stevie Moore, and a good friend to me. Here are a few audio memories I have.
Victor Lovera  "Sleepwalking"   Options  
Victor Lovera  "Love and Surgery"   Options  
Victor Lovera  "Envelope"   Options  
Victor Lovera  "I Needed That"   Options  
Victor Lovera  "Stellarisa"   Options  
Victor Lovera  "Oh Mercury"   Options  
Victor Lovera  "This Fool that Fell"   Options  
Victor Lovera  "Monsters on Post Avenue"   Options  
Victor Lovera  "It Sparkles"   Options  
Live performance by Greta Gertler and The Carpentier Quartet (Greta Gertler: voice/ Fender Rhodes, Cliff Schmidt: bass, Romulo Benevides: violin, Eddie Venegas: violin, Samuel Marchan: viola, David Gotay: cello) (Listen to this set: Pop-up)
Sydney, Australia native/Brooklyn transplant Greta Gertler describes her music as, “70's-style orchestral pop, but urges you not to picture flares and bad jumpsuits.” What you can picture are her brilliantly executed pop melodies sung in Greta's clear soprano. This performance is tastefully embellished by The Carpentier Quartet, a Latino chamber ensemble heavily influenced by Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier.
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  -"Damian" (Listen: Pop-up)
  -"It's Getting Harder"
  -"Everyone Wants to Adore You"
  -Carpentier Quartet: "La Tuna"
  -"Carried Away"
  -"If Bob was God"
  -Carpentier Quartet: "Fuga"
  -"Aching Melody"
  -"Unless You Say Sorry"
Greta Gertler  "The Ring"   Options The Baby that Brought Bad Weather 
Hearts and Flowers  "Try for the Sun"   Options Now is the Time for Hearts and Flowers 
The Pentangle  "Sweet Child" /"Watch the Stars" /"So Early in the Spring"   Options Sweet Child 
Adrian Crowley  "Capricorn" /"Slow Fuse"   Options A Strange Kind 
Pearls Before Swine  "Translucent Carriages"   Options Balaklava 

Live performance by Nick Talbot (aka Gravenhurst)
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Delicate and melancholic, Nick Talbot's songs are grounded in the damage inflicted by love and loss. It's a pastoral folksy scene, strewn with rocks and sharpened sticks. Nick's acoustic is accompanied on his last song by Jeffrey Alexander of Black Forest/Black Sea, whose electronic embellishments are kin to the dark underbelly of psyche folk. Gravenhurst has two albums out, "Flashlight Seasons" and "Internal Travels," both available through Silent Age Records.
  -CD: "Tunnels" [Flashlight Seasons]
  -"Diane" (cover of a Husker Du song)
  -"Damage pt.III"
  -"The Diver" (w/Jeffrey Alexander of Black Forest, Black Sea)

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