Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Ash Gray Proclamation Turns 5

In the words of one my musical heroes, Paul Westerberg Time Flies Tomorrow.
It's hard to fathom that five years have passed since we started this blog. Back then it was a solo affair and a new medium for which to channel my passion, opinion, and enthusiasm for most things indie rock. Having just slammed the door on a 8 year run in commercial radio I was ready for a new chapter to begin. From the beginning our unofficial slogan was, "We're not Pulitzer Prize Winners, but we sure do try hard". In all seriousness, we hope you've found something worthwhile from time to time on these pages and we thank you first and foremost for your readership and your continued support.

I'd be remiss not to thank the following for their invaluable contributions over the past 5 years:
My co-conspirator Echoes Myron, the two headed blog monster, Todd Harrington for convincing me to launch this blog in the first place and to all the bands, labels, clubs, and promoters that shared their time and music with us. As well as to my fellow Boston Music Bloggers for setting the bar so high.

Below is a track from Guided By Voices that I found while digging through some old bootlegs that seemed appropriate. During the bands 2001 Isolation Drills tour they covered David Bowie's Five Years a mere 9 times, this is the last time the song was played live captured on the GBV Is The Devil Bootleg. Revel in it's awesomeness.

Guided By Voices - Five Years |Recorded Live in Asheville, N.C. 3/9/2001 by ashgrayproclamation

*as always, if anyone has an issue with this track being posted, please contact us at ashgrayproclamation@yahoo.com, and we will remove it immediately.

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