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the occupation of Ashley and Levon

our room on Calle Aguacero

The Good Packaging subscription spring issue will be out this week.  If this is the first mention of it you’ve heard, very briefly it is a quarterly subscription to art and music created by Ashley and I, plus collaborations of those we meet.  Click the picture to your left for more info.

We have the spring edition nearly ready to send off.  My biggest project has been to mix the song takes I made and wrote while we were in Mexico.  In the package will be an EP, “Hecho en Mexico” and here’s a bit of the liner notes to explain it:

Hecho en Mexico

Good Packaging Spring 2010 EP Liner Notes from Levon

These tracks were all recorded in the second story extra bedroom of Don Pepe Aguilar’s home in Tuxtla Gutierrez.  As with my NYC project, my recording method is my laptop’s internal microphone which does a good job of capturing everything on the block.  A parrot in the garden below would answer my singing in nearly every pause.  There are whistles..

The Girl who Hangs her Clothes Out in the Rain Ashley does this and I’ve always laughed.  Or gotten frustrated.  In a mixed state of missing…

Black Coffee This song accounts for the blues of a rejected man, frustratingly duped in a woman’s games…

Cafe Avenida This is the music inspired by the favorite streetside cafe of old men in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas…

A Knoxy Salsa This is a placeholding title, and this song is only some experimental latin guitar licks that…

Don Pepe's sombrero

Also included in the package are a set of handmade Mexico inspired flags, Spanish phrase flashcards, a DIY project kit with popular Mexican fabric, a collaboration with a Chiapas elementary school, and the CDs “NYC Spanks Levon Walker” and “No Room for Hipsters” for good measure.  It’s not too late to get in on this issue, just click here for purchasing information.  Look for the summer issue to follow in a couple months.

Cafe Avenida, prices in pesos

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