Four Records I’m Listening to Right Now (by Geoff)

Bill Evans Trio Sunday at the Village Vanguard
For some reason I’ve not listened to Evans in a while. Re-visiting this record has me wondering why I have been so foolish. This live recording is spectacular and is a reminder of how amazing Scott La Faro really was. My favorite jazz trio ever.

Bitch Magnet Bitch Magnet
I’m cheating because there are three records (Star Booty, Umber, Ben Hur) included in this fantastic reissue from Temporary Residence Limited, but I don’t care. These guys were   pioneers and it’s great to be reminded of why they are held in such high regard.

The Black Twig Pickers Ironto Special
Bluegrass? Country? It’s true American music from Southwest Virginia.

Wild Flag Wild Flag
Not to corner a group by bringing up past endeavors, but I never really got into Sleater-Kinney. For some reason, however, the first record by this trio has yet to stray far from the turntable. It’s the best kind of indie-rock: fun.

How to Build a Better Pie: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Flaky Crusts, Toppers, and the Things in Between

We’re big fans of pies here at Yardarm. BIG fans. Some of us prefer the sweet variety, while others prefer the savory. That’s why we are very excited about our old friend Millicent Souris’ new release. Simply put, it will enable us to build a better pie. It’s the simple things in life, people. Check it: How can I build a better pie?

Millicent and a Pie

Thanks For Making Yardarm Media’s Launch Party A Success


Thanks to all who came out to help us celebrate Yardarm Media‘s launch.  It was a great evening, although admittedly bittersweet due to the passage of a certain North Carolina Amendment.

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize the fine work of our wonderful hosts for the evening, the skilled staff at Bull McCabe’s.

To all those who joined us, we salute you!

Yardarm Media Launch Party

The Sun is Over the Yardarm….

We at Yardarm Media would like you to join us for our launch party at Durham’s Bull McCabe’s. Gathering time is 5.00pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 8th, so come hoist one with us and celebrate our new venture. Bull McCabe’s pub is located at 427 West Main. Drink specials will be available.

Splice the Main Brace!

I’m Ready for The Durham Bulls

It’s hot in Durham. Like 81 degrees on March 15 hot. Yesterday it hit 84 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Which should be called Durham-Raleigh International Airport, but that’s a topic for another post. Back to the weather. Apparently, it’s hot in a lot of other places as well. And that can only mean one thing. Baseball. And here in the Bull City, that means the Durham Bulls. The sad thing is, the Bulls don’t take the field for another three weeks. Three weeks!

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