Episode 25 of our Portland music video series The Penny Jam with the Dimes is out now! The gentleman from the band don’t normally wear British military uniforms but in a stroke of good luck we caught them on the same day they had done some promotional photography and they already had the costumes. The song, “Abigail Don’t Be Long” is about Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams (the second President of the United States). This song, like many from the Dimes, mixes sunshine and pop hooks with historically-inspired stories; a perfect formula for our location.
When we started the podcast a year and a half ago it would have been hard to imagine that one day we would have 25 episodes out. It makes me remember the days spent trying to convince people that it was a good idea to set a band up in their store. At this point it’s basically just “check out the website” and they get it. In this case, the band’s manager Ryan, over at Pet Marmoset PR helped arrange the use of St. Cupcake, a little cafe that makes the fanciest cupcakes in the entire freaking world.
This one was mixed by our resident acoustical engineer Clem Abercrombie.