In the final episode of Merlin’s talk with John Roderick, Hotrod explains the difficulties of getting good at guitar, the perils of self-producing a record, and Ken Stringfellow’s habit of punching-in vocals, three words at a time.
Pick quote: “The Wrens made a whole career out of an ADAT and a 12-pack.”
Dorsiafilms is making a documentary about The Long Winters called Through with Love. This ten-minute preview/trailer includes some excellent “spoodely spoodely” guitar work by John Roderick, starting around 05:37.
Video for “Fire Island, AK”
Video for a song from the latest Long Winters record, When I Pretend to Fall. Also, this is the song you hear over our credits for The Merlin Show.