New Peter Himmelman "Press On" (Oct 2019) - Kickstarter project

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mrjinks, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged Thread Starter

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    Boise, ID.
    One of my favorite under-appreciated songwriters has almost reached his Kickstarter goal for his new album (11 days to go), so I thought I'd post here and see if we can't get a few more contributors to push it over the edge.

    I've done a few threads on Peter in the past - he's a very literate songwriter (think Costello/Dylan/Graham Parker) with a bluesy rock sound. Tom Petty fans ought to dig him, too.

    Anyway, I'm gonna alert the same people I did last time he had a new disc - that was an EXCELLENT release! Here's the kickstarter page, and you can hear samples of the songs (either demos or finished versions - I'm not sure):
    Press On. The New Recording By Peter Himmelman

    Hopefully some of the following - who've commented favorably in other threads - might still be intrigued enough to consider chipping in: @kwadguy, @strummer101, @AKA-Chuck G, @poidog, @grbl, @nojasa, @tcj, @Thesmellofvinyl.

    Here's a song from the last album. When people bemoan that there's no good new rock music around, it's because they aren't exploring enough.


    Here's an old thread of mine on Peter, if anyone wants to check him out:
    Peter Himmelman - if you like Costello, Dylan, etc, give him a spin...
     
  2. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

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    new york
    Thanks for the heads up. Just made my pledge. Peter is an automatic buy for me. I love everything he’s ever done.
     
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  3. AKA-Chuck G

    AKA-Chuck G Forum Resident

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    Washington NC
    Thanks mrjinks for the heads up. I will check it out for sure.

    Anyone interested in checking him out I would suggest starting with "From Strength to Strength". It's my favorite with my favorite song.

     
  4. strummer101

    strummer101 Yeah, sorry about that...I've been busy.

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    I would give money if I could.
     
  5. Isitquiex

    Isitquiex Active Member

    Location:
    Texas
    he's still one of my favorite songwriters and live performers ever - thanks for the alert!
     
  6. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged Thread Starter

    Location:
    Boise, ID.
    I love hearing people say Peter's an "automatic buy". :)
    There are certainly albums I like better than others, but there are always some amazing songs. If I had to pick five, I think I'd go with:
    From Strength to Strength (1991)
    Flown This Acid World (1992)
    Imperfect World (2005)
    The Mystery And The Hum (2010)
    There Is No Calamity (2017)​

    I love that I can pick two of his most recent three albums as being among his best. :righton:
     
  7. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

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    new york
    Totally agree. There are definitely albums I like better than others, but overall he’s been remarkably consistent. From Strength to Strength and Flown This Acid World are probably my two favorite albums of his, but I like his last few albums almost as much.
     
  8. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged Thread Starter

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    Boise, ID.
    Pat yourself on the back, my friend, as the Kickstarter project was fully funded today (with 8 days to go).

    We done good!
    :cheers:
     
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  9. Rockford & Roll

    Rockford & Roll Forum Resident

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    Midway, KY
    Thanks. I have Synesthesia but kind of lost track of him.
     
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  10. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

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    new york
    Awesome! Thanks again for the heads up.
     
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