Essential Ordinary Revolutions
I met David in Milan in Feb. 1998. By the end of that year, he had done two European tours with June of 44 as our sound engineer. So after 50 shows of working together and a recording session at his Sound Machine Recording, we had become good friends. By 2000, Jo.44 was silent and I was living in New York City playing music with friends and driving a truck for a living. By 2001, I was itching to leave NYC and get back to Europe. I contacted David, and he replied with news of his new studio Red House...and an offer to make a record with him and his friends Laundrette. By May, my wife and I were on a plane to Rome. David and I spent 10 days searching through our riffs for songs, what we found we presented to Laundrette, and after another 10 days of recording and a week of mixing, we had our first record. Even though we didn't know who would put it out, the work was finished and the Girl and I left for China, but that's another story. Eventually, Gammapop would release our first record. So now 3 years later we have another record and we've all become close friends. Our music in my mind is a testament to the importance of extended communities. I believe that through the experiences we've all shared with playing shows together and making these 2 records that we are all fuller people. Our cup is more than half full. We've experienced the music as a vehicle for discovery and we are still learning. Sean M. Senigallia, Italy October 2004.