Back from our honeymoon in Venice and Croatia (Croatia wins) and I somehow managed to work on some booking on my phone while I was overseas. So stay tuned for Northern Thorns shows on:

> October 26th at Vermillion, playing a fundraiser for our buddy Markeith Wiley.

> November 6th at Kraken with The Gentleman Surfer, a Norcal band I haven’t seen since a house party in Sacramento like 9 years ago.

> Possibly something else in early November…


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In other news, I returned home to some items I had ordered. After I realized a couple months back my existing turntable had a problem I couldn’t fix with the left side audio, I ordered a new one on eBay. It’s an 80’s Sanyo that I’m so far very happy with. I’ll soon start digitizing my vinyl collection and putting the rare ones online. The timing is good because I also just received a Kiam 7″ with another obscure song I’ve never been able to hear before. It’s called Lola, the B-side of the Nina single from 1974, very early in their career. It’s classic, cavacha era with great Kiam guitar riffs. I’m looking forward to putting it on YouTube with Zavy, the other song I have that is nowhere online currently, and adding to the fan canon.

And finally I received a copy of Editions Veve, their first LP from the same year. I had this digitally already, but I’m trying to obtain their whole catalog on vinyl and this is a step in the right direction.

Now the vexing ones from that task are going to be Super Hits Vol’s I and II. I’ve never seen one for sale, I think they’re probably very rare and valuable. I’m just missing a few songs now…

Orchestre Kiam Nina Lola Editions Veve Back Cover