Isaac Gillespie

Not-Quite Song-a-Day

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm Back

I'm back from tour. I'm back from not blogging. Except songs, videos, photos, song photo videos soon. Starting with this:

Didn't Have to be That Way by isaacgillespie


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hideaway by Isaac Gillespie

Here's a song! It's about a band of robbers who run off from a robbery and then sink into something like a bad paranoid acid trip. Enjoy!

Hideaway  by  isaacgillespie

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Don't Call Unless You Need It by Isaac Gillespie

So I'm gonna revive this blog as a music demos blog. So here's the first one. It's sort of about this bootlegger during prohibition who's in love with a loose woman but he knows he will never really be with it enough to love him back. But yet he still hides that hope in his heart. Damn!

Oh yeah, also - I'm really proud of this: the sound of the bass drum is me thumping on a milk carton. Milk always gives a good resonant thud.

Don't call unless you need it by isaacgillespie

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I have been totally slacking off on this blog. Sorry. I have still been taking photographs, but have been lacking the time to get them from tiny camera screen to that of the vast wide internet.

Instead, I am focusing on three really major projects right now. These are:

1) Trying to get out to California for a week this summer to make an album with my good friend Shakey Graves.

2) Finally getting a VanLou Media website up to house these videos I've been shooting with Andrew all year.

3) Sorting through the many 'field recordings' I've made and acquired over the years. By this I mean that I've had a habit of cassette taping, filming or otherwise just trying to capture lots and lots of musicians that I've met here and there throughout my travels. I've been trying to make some sense of the archives. This is a project that will definitely have a home here on this site once it gets rolling and I am looking forward to sharing it with y'all.

Until then, however, it looks like is taking a bit of a breeeather.

Friday, May 29, 2009

World's Happiest Dog

Doesn't he look like he belongs on Little Rascals?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Kids Are Alright

As seen at a punk house in Hartford:

By the by, a couple of albums I've been really digging:

Bill Fox - Shelter From the Smoke. This is a really cool album that Brook played me on the road. This guy came out with two albums in the 90s I guess and then disappeared. But it sounds a lot like early Byrds, which I like!

Sundown Songs - Far From Home. These guys also played on Sunday. They hail from New Orleans and they're just awesome. As I was telling Jordan, they create a tight little pocket up onstage that you can peer into as audience. And absolutely everyone in the group can SING. They are coming back down through New York next Wed to play at the Jalopey for Feral Foster's Roots 'n Ruckus show. Odds are very good that I'll be there.

EDIT: F that, they're playing Jalopey tonight. You should skip them and come see Swamp Luck at Lit Lounge with the Shivers and Sunset

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Okay, I promise that this isn't what the blog is turning into, but I saw this on and thought it was hilarious. Original photos soon!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

30 Days, 29 Shows, 30 Pictures

Hey Champions,

During tour I thought it'd be fun to bump up the posting to once a day in order to reflect the crazy cockamamie nature of the enterprise. And it was fun. It forced me to take a lot a lot of photos and I got to share them with you.

But now I'm back home in the NYC and I realize I'm not going to be able to keep up with that pace. So I'm going back to the old (Clinton-era) posting style of every other, or possibly every third day. It doesn't mean that I don't love you.

Also, I'm looking forward to experimenting with other forms of blogging. Stuff that's not just photos that I've taken. For example, here's a screenshot I took the other day of the front page:

It's something that I consider to be a pretty funny juxtaposition of ideas (Court Fight!) Originally I took this screenshot and e-mailed it to my family and closest friends but then I thought - Hey! Why not share it with you; an anonymous collection of acquaintances!

Or this one here:

This was spotted on the myspace front page and prompted the thought: "I wonder whose job it is to update Eminem's myspace status all day? And do you think he was instructed on his first day to only use that one emoticon for Eminem? I mean, can you imagine Eminem being represented by any other face? RELAPSE!"

Ok. Cool. We're Good.

All the Best,
T. Isaac G.

Friday, May 22, 2009

All Hail West Pridemore

Missoula, Montana where the kids are wild.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Weird in Grand Rapids

Title says it all.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's a Grand Old Canyon

wide lens or telephoto?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rebecca Wants To Call This One: "Baa Baa Black Sheep"

EDIT: In point of clarification, Seatle wanted to name this post after this nursery rhyme:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

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