Saturday, May 21, 2011


Two sides of one-take solo guitar done, respectively, by Joshua Barton and Eric Gallippo.
One recorded in a pine-paneled hotel room on the shores of Lake Superior, one in a yellow-walled Ypsilanti basement under fluorescent lights. At the time of this posting, neither player has heard the other's contribution.
Time is made, not found. Enjoy.
p.s. - Happy 30th Joshua!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sunset Television, "Chicken Broth"

Back in 2009, my friend, Graham Mason, asked if I'd help track a fake commercial for the web comedy collective, Sunset Television. Sunset TV had used some AvE music already for some of their pieces - awesome, surreal, hilarious stuff. I worked on takes for a few weeks, basically trying to re-create a Folgers commercial vibe, but with coffee being replaced by chicken broth. I gave them a final version with vocals, but they ended up using a sped-up instrumental sample of it instead. And that's what's on Pitchfork now. Here's the old YouTube clip:

Here's the original final track with vocals that I sent to the Sunset TV folks:
Chicken Broth by fieldsofindustry

And once that version didn't get used, I decided to use it myself for a little remix:
Chicken Broth (remix) by fieldsofindustry

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fields of Industry & Hospital Garden tracks on free comp download

Thanks to Ian Howell for putting this together. AvE bands Fields of Industry and Hospital Garden all cozied up on the same free download. It's about time. Tons of other great bands. Listen to / download it here or check out the Obvious Records bandcamp (where there's another free comp available, too).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fist City Ramblers (Live)

There's no classier way to do a send up of a girl on her 30th birthday than to trainwreck your way through a dozen-plus classic country songs. Our own Mary Jane Walbridge got the star treatment last fall courtesy of the one-off podunk troupe, the Fist City Ramblers. Named in honor of Loretta Lynn's ode to woman-on-woman violence, "Fist City," the rambling foursome assembled a selection of old down-home tunes sure to make the birthday girl smile and laugh. Whether she was laughing with us or at us is another question, but there are some good ones in there. Many thanks to Ed Gildner for surprising us with this bootleg.

Fist City Ramblers are:
Joshua Barton - vocals, guitar, bass
Cathy Illman - vocals, guitar
Corey Kellicut - vocals, lap steel
Greg Lamb - bass, guitar

Track / Original Artist / FCR vocals
1. There Stands the Glass (Webb Pierce) (Joshua)
2. Fist City (Loretta Lynn) (Cathy)
3. Loose Talk (Buck Owens/Rose Maddox) (Cathy & Joshua)
4. Good Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings) (Joshua)
5. Pistol Packin' Mama (Al Dexter) (Joshua)
6. You Done Me Wrong (George Jones) (Corey)
7. Weary Blues From Waitin' (Hank Williams) (Cathy)
8. I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) (Buck Owens) (Joshua)
9. If I Don't Love You (Grits Ain't Groceries) (George Jones) (Corey)
10. Don't Stay Away ('Til Love Grows Cold) (Lefty Frizzel) (Joshua)
11. No Place For Me (Laura Cantrell) (Joshua)
12. Please Darlin' Please (Charlene Arthur) (Cathy)
13. Detroit City (Bobby Bare) (Corey)
14. Happy Birthday, Mary Jane

Download it here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Cusp of the 21st century. Behold, E.B. White meets Dee Dee Ramone. TEMPLETONS were four Michigan dudes with no scruples about copping their favorite band's style. Ramones jackets, Ramones shoes, Ramones-style songs. Named in honor of the gluttonous rat from Charlotte's Web, these homeboys ate up basement party fun like a veritable smorgasbord. The boys kept it up from 1999 to 2003, reforming briefly for an anti-Black Friday party in November 2010 - just to prove that they still don't care how much they sound like their favorite band. Hence these resurrected tunes, scraped from the fetid bowels of a late 90s C-45 and vomited onto the internet tubes. Enjoy it. Or don't.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Fields of Industry Mittenfest V bootleg

Behold the as of yet sole photodocumentary evidence that Fields of Industry did indeed play at Mittenfest V upon the cusp of 2010/2011. Thanks to Liz Skene. I got the sound dizziness at this one; the first time in many years. That perfect nexus of vibrations that damages your equilibrium just long enough to make you feel funny-not-bad. Try it. Put your head between two bass stacks turned to 10 and have a buddy play immediately adjacent notes in stereo. Thanks to EG's work pal for clutching the fancy new recorder that has yielded this bootleg:


Mittenfest V Day One / Woodruff's / Ypsilanti, MI / 12-28-2010
1. Fiction Writer
2. Dreams
3. So Sad
4. I've Never Been to New York
5. Reverberation (13th Floor Elevators)
6. I'm Not Afraid of a Fight

Less than 24 hours after this set, Eric's daughter was born. Not to mention the baby was present for this, under veil of womb.