Wednesday, October 19, 2011



Trails lead to stables of crop and canvas.  
Hay for the horses
I step out on the porch overlooking fortune
desperately dressed in dust
Drenched in dust
Depression is great
within the bowl.

Scarecrows, candy men, and the American Mythology
live in the middle of nowhere
Seasons of planting, irrigating hearts
trying to patch up overalls
Dogs run without leashes
much like your mouth.

-JP 2011

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music"
--Aldous Huxley 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Vinyl Canvas

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Since I was a child, I dreamed of hearing my voice and song rising from the resin of a vinyl record.  The scratch of the needle settling into a groove, the hiss of the cushion comforting the waves, and the final pulsing of a completed side ordering my excitement to dream.  Sitting cross-legged on the carpet with headphones to my ears listening to Springsteen’s Nebraska, I knew that somehow I would achieve my goal. 
October 04, 2011 is a day that will live within me until my time expires.  Not only was I able to achieve my goal, I was able to do it with a group of extraordinary musicians and artists that happen to be my closest and dearest friends.  A perfect example of reality being more beautiful than the dream.  
Buffalo Bio
Written beneath the chill of winter....
Buffalo.  Harmony and balance.  Purification observing the healing of vision.  The grass of relations drains fast into the inheritance of borrowing.  Let the Black Hills be approached with one mind, one heart, and as one people.  A starting point.  Stemming from mistakes and little victories.  Carbon spinning with footprint control.  Movement for progress.  Rebuild and thrive from lessons woven delicately in our past.  There is always a line.  Instruct the merriment of symbolism to misplace the baggage of claims.  For we are all connected to the Buffalo.
The Buffalo recordings take shape over the course of an extensive touring schedule and personal events unforeseen.  We press on... Negatives become our twist.  Situations in shift.  Stacks of concrete bookend the prairies as time marches.  But where? On is abstract. 
Jesse Payne stems from a soil deep in the Southeastern region of the United States. He nests in scenic views of trees and mountains blending into valleys of skyscrapers and barns. Canvas for his yellow shade of timeless polaroids transposing over lake and swing suggests an inheritance of owls and their nocturnal solitude. His sound and sight each born from a landscape of heavy cotton hands and autumn chairs.
Upon returning to his home in early 2007, after a couple of years of touring the eastern coastal region, as far north as Boston and as far west as Chicago, Jesse Payne delivered the EP, “Beyond the Leaves.” The EP earned him a spot in The Big Takeover’s Top 40, alongside Band of Horses, Death Cab For Cutie, and Willie Nelson. His song, ‘Thief Among Us,’ also found its way on national compilations that included artists such as Ryan Adams and Sondre Lerche.  Jesse Payne released his debut full-length album, Nesting (Capture Music Inc.) on November 10, 2010.  The album reached #3 in California on KDVS radio and stayed in the College top 30 across the United States for weeks at a time.
His latest, Buffalo, releases October 04, 2011.  Buffalo is an audio-painting of expansion and reservation.  Patents and assembly lines.  Light bulbs versus alternating currents.  Phonographs threading impact factors busy documenting waves genetically modified to roam.
Jesse Payne’s team of sonic painters include, Thomas Warren, Mike Creager, Noel Johnson, Mason Boyd, Dave Crenshaw, Stephen McCollough, and The Chad Fisher Group.
Buffalo has synchronization capabilities with the Kettle & Crow DVD (out October 04, 2011).
--See for instructions on how to synchronize vinyl to DVD--
(Kettle & Crow DVD directed by Jacob Falls and edited by Jason Schuck) 
-JP 2011
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”