Oh wow. I have most of these tracks floating around my iTunes library, but how terrific is it to finally have them as a cohesive album? Jordan’s covers of Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ and the Misfits’ ‘Astro Zombies’ remain two of my favorite covers of all time. Also, there was a saddish point in my life where I would put ‘And It Pours’ on repeat and just wallow in that song and it felt terrific. Still worth a wallow.
And ‘Judy’ will go down as one of my favorite Columbia, SC songs ever. One of those songs that not only was by a local artist and friend, but that actually evokes times, places, and faces. And all the faces are singing along.
So um yeah. Go download it with my highest possible recommendation.
Jordan Blackmon is one-third of the guts and body of Fork & Spoon Records. He helps make sure we are doing things we can be proud of and are doing them the right way, and also does all of the Casual Friday drawings. He also makes really amazing songs under the name Pussy Wizard. A long time before Pussy Wizard, he made beautiful songs under the name Brave Horatius. In high school/college, a lot of us spend a lot of time playing and recording these songs in various forms with Jordan (though he was never fully satisfied with the results) as each and every new Brave Horatius song became our new favorite song.
I’m really glad a lot of these recordings are finally housed in a “complete” collection. It’s a perfect introduction to the roots of Pussy Wizard (and another step closer to me not having to burn so many people copies of my old CD-r’s that my friends put out that are still good).