May 14, 2024

get the lights

like many of you, news of Steve Albini's passing hit me hard last week. i had only interacted w him once or twice, but i was immediately struck by the thought of how different my life would look if he hadn't been around. besides his staggering body of work, Steve showed the complexity of being human & that it is never too late to change & grow.

last Friday i decided for my Weekly Beats song that i was gonna set up some mics, turn the amp up & hit record. this song is what came out. i added a vocal harmony & my good friend Gary Gahan sent over some beautiful atmospheric sax tracks Sunday morning.

i have just been posting my W.Beats songs on youtube, but decided to add this one on my jwh bandcamp as a "name your price" download. pls feel free to stream/ download. any funds that come in will be donated to Letters To Santa, an org that Steve cared about deeply. there is more info in the liner notes for this release.

*original photo of Brad and Steve by Jodi S.

my heart goes out to everyone hurting from this loss. 
xo,
jwh

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