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My brother made a video for Ross Harman’s “Calcutta” from footage he shot during a two month trip to India.

You can buy the album Calcutta here. RIP Ross Harman. 

Gaskets

—very very much much

Very very much much do you want to dance?

The tribute album I produced for my formerly alive friend Ross Harman is the most important thing I have ever done. This weekend in Richmond, VA we are having a release party for it. We finally got a flyer. Hope to see some of you there.

The tribute album I produced for my formerly alive friend Ross Harman is the most important thing I have ever done. This weekend in Richmond, VA we are having a release party for it. We finally got a flyer. Hope to see some of you there.

This is my friend James Wallace covering old The Gaskets song Arthur live from Burning Man.

The studio version of his Arthur cover is going to be on Love Me When I Am Gone which you should obviously pre order right now!

Schnitzel

—Symphony

This song is track one on Love Me When I Am Gone: A Tribute To Ross Harman. It’s by a band called Schnitzel fronted by my friend Jim O’Brien. I think it is an amazing, amazing song…  Please donate to our Kickstarter to make this album a reality!

Please donate! You can get a print of one of my photos, an amazing record and tons of other stuff!

James Wallace covers The Gaskets Arthur live from Burning Man.

Teddy Blanks

—I Will Find You

As many of you know one of my closest friends Ross Harman killed himself last September. I used to manage his band The Gaskets and at the memorial service after talking to his friends I decided to play manager one more time and put together a tribute album dedicated to him. More than a dozen artists contributed to the CD including his best friend and former bandmate Teddy Blanks. The CD is currently being mastered but Style Weekly, Ross hometown of Richmond, VA’s weekly paper, included Teddy’s cover of Ross’ song “I WIll Find You” on their yearly local music sampler CD.

In preparation for the release of the album Teddy and I created RossHarman.com which currently has all of Ross’ solo project “Ballpoint Pens” songs available for free download. In the coming months the page will include photos, articles and memories of our friend Ross. It will also include a link to donate money to a scholarship foundation that has been set up in Ross’ name.

Track 8 - Teddy Blanks - “I Will Find You”

"It was a song of his that I always wanted to record with him," Teddy Blanks (above right) says of "I Will Find You," a tune written by Ross Harman (left), his former partner in the electronic pop group, the Gaskets. Harman took his life Sept. 6, and the reverberations within the Richmond music community still can be felt. A tribute CD, featuring the best of his songs, is being readied for a summer release, with artists such as VCR, White Laces and the Atkinsons contributing tracks (more at rossharman.com). The centerpiece, though, is this searching take of “I Will Find You.” Of late, Blanks, fresh from scoring longtime friend Lena Dunham’s cult film comedy, “Tiny Furniture — has been working on a solo album. “I recorded it in my closet,” he says, still getting over his former friend’s death. “I’m going to call it ‘Therapy.’”

Great interview with Teddy Blanks. Ross Harman RIP.

Style Weekly Reviews Ross Harman's Posthumous Album "Symphony". →

I haven’t blogged about Ross in a while, but I am not going to let anyone forget about him.  Read the review of “Symphony” in Richmond, VA’s Style Weekly and then download the album for free at thegaskets.com.

Harman often was as enthusiastic in person as he appeared onstage, which is why his recent suicide came as a shock to so many people in the community. In the days that followed the tragedy, Blanks compiled 17 of his friend’s solo songs into this new CD, available for download from the Gaskets’ website (thegaskets.com). This is the second album released under Harman’s Ballpoint Pens moniker, and “Symphony” offers a collage of wounded pop songs, which build upon his work in the Gaskets.