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Geoff Rickly Releases Mixtape #1

Posted by - 10:52 AM on 11/15/12
You can now download the first piece of Geoff Rickly's (Thursday) new solo material in the form of a mixtape.
From GeoffThere are no strings attached, no hidden marketing games. This doesnít reflect my belief that music should be free or any desire to revolutionize an industry. I just want to do this myself, for now. No art-by-committee, no selling music. Just me & my friends at home, making songs(bedroom songs, songs not too polished up). Iíll keep making more of these and giving them to you when I finish. Maybe someday Iíll make a proper record and sell it. Maybe not.

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10:52 AM on 11/15/12
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From GeoffFriends-

Here is the first piece of my solo recordings. It’s called Mixtape 1 and its available for a free download here: http://files.geoffrickly.com/Geoff_R..._Mixtape_1.zip

The Mixtape format is meant to be a casual way to try out some new things. There are some brand new songs, along with a cover and a rewrite of one of my oldest favorites. The majority of it was recorded in my apartment in the middle of Hurricane Sandy and the song New Sympathies, in particular, reminds me of those heavy winds and deep waters.

There are no strings attached, no hidden marketing games. This doesn’t reflect my belief that music should be free or any desire to revolutionize an industry. I just want to do this myself, for now. No art-by-committee, no selling music. Just me & my friends at home, making songs(bedroom songs, songs not too polished up). I’ll keep making more of these and giving them to you when I finish. Maybe someday I’ll make a proper record and sell it. Maybe not.

If you’re interested, you can “LIKE” the Facebook page or come see me play these songs and more at one of my few house shows or at a date on my tour with Anthony Green. If you feel like you want to pay for this music, please make a donation to the Red Cross. From the volunteering that I’ve been doing, I can tell you they’ve had a visible and well-organized presence. I also have very small runs of Silk Screen posters that I sell 100 hand-numbered & signed copies of. I make one for each song and they usually disappear pretty quickly. Maybe there are a couple left here for Going to Hell.

Below, I have all the lyrics and artwork posted(on Facebook and Tumblr) so feel free to take what you want of the music and words. As an added note, My Favorite Blue Raincoat is a response to the Leonard Cohen song, “Famous Blue Raincoat.” The friend that he’s writing to, in the original song, is writing back here.

I need to thank Don Devore, Brendan Tobin, Brooks Tipton, Tom Keeley and Anthony Green, for helping me to make this and, of course my Thursday and United Nations family. Most of all, this is a big thanks to YOU. For all the years of support and love you’ve given me in my various projects, I want to extend my fondest appreciation.

Sincerely.
Geoffrey William Rickly
10:56 AM on 11/15/12
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Go see him live this winter.
11:06 AM on 11/15/12
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Go see him live this winter.

There's a house show in Wallingford, CT that I am tempted to go to just for him.
11:07 AM on 11/15/12
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Nothing but respect for this man.
11:09 AM on 11/15/12
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Can't wait to check this out.
11:12 AM on 11/15/12
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It's alright. I'm mostly just glad he's making music and playing shows.

Wish he'd play somewhere even remotely close to me, though.
11:15 AM on 11/15/12
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I can't open this on the computer I'm writing from. Anyone know what the cover song is? Any revived Thursday songs? Either way I'm looking forward to hearing it.
11:18 AM on 11/15/12
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I can't open this on the computer I'm writing from. Anyone know what the cover song is? Any revived Thursday songs? Either way I'm looking forward to hearing it.
He covers "Climax" by Usher. And no, and I wouldn't expect that.
11:18 AM on 11/15/12
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I can't extract the files. I keep getting an error.
11:30 AM on 11/15/12
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Sounds ok, but so far there's nothing that's really grabbed me at all
11:37 AM on 11/15/12
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this guy needs to make music forever.
11:41 AM on 11/15/12
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damnnnnnn.. i was surprised how much i like this.

sidenote: please do a tour with UN that comes to the midwest
12:08 PM on 11/15/12
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Awesome! And glad he put the "Climax" cover on there, haha.
12:13 PM on 11/15/12
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damnnnnnn.. i was surprised how much i like this.
Same. Not sure what I was expecting, but I'm into it.

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