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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 07:46 AM
Alexander – ‘Alexander’ (Happy Alexander Day)



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Growing up, breezy Saturday afternoons took a turn to Kooktown in my house thanks to a singular catalyst: Mungo Jerry’s early-70s AOR staple mongo hit, “In the Summertime.” My father had a slap-happy, one-legged, Rocky Balboa-esque boogie he would do as it played, as its irresistible blend of incendiary jug-band swagger surely wafted through my neighbors’ back porches and perhaps incited their own rhythmic compulsions. For his first solo project, Alexander Ebert – former lead of Ima Robot and current frontman for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – has whipped himself into a feel-good Technicolor dreamcoat frenzy of island-in-the-sun flavors and gypsy-folk meditations. Ebert, who recorded the album in his bedroom and performed all the sounds himself (including his mouth – just like Bobby McFerrin and Mungo Jerry, hey!), careens and sways between freewheelin’, knee-slappin’ folk-pop (“Let’s Win!” “In the Twilight”), tropical hoedowns (“Awake My Body,” “Truth”) and old-school, blue-eyed soul (“Bad Bad Love,” “Glimpses”) with the ease of a mad-hatted pied piper who knows how to busk and ball like a champion. Alexander smells and tastes like early summer, all the while basking in its plurality of spirit and influence, and gleefully skipping on down the merry primrose path to greener pastures, Costa Rica or maybe just Laurel Canyon. Seems like he could fit in anywhere, and probably does. (Community Music/Vagrant Records) –Carrie Alison
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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 08:01 AM


It's funny that she states that Alex "could fit in anywhere and probably does". I was talking to his father and he was telling me about him and Roehm's trip to Africa and how Alex did just fit in completely natural with the people there.



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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 10:49 AM


so is Roehm his girlfriend now>??? haha
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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 01:51 PM


and, it's 3oclock, and still no package.
UPS has said "Out for Delivery" since frickin 7 30 this morning
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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 02:22 PM


Yes, Roehm is his girlfriend. Pretty serious to. Over christmas they spent time with Alex's dad. and that trip to Africa. Also both facebook status say married. Not that, that means anything. But I do know that they are dating and have been for some time now.



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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 02:36 PM


does she live in LA?
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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 03:10 PM


Chicago. She goes to Chicago Institute of Arts.



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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 04:41 PM


ya I had an understanding that they were together (he and Roehm) after he posted that picture of her a while back on his facebook. Isn't she also one of the first thanked on the album?

YAY ALEXANDER DAY!!! I literally just got home from buying it and it's already blasting, echoing through the rooms :bigsmile:

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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 09:14 PM


I dont have a hard copy of the album yet so I dont know if she's thanked on there. and yes, he did put a picture of her up on his facebook. The one of her laying down and it looks like a sheet over her head, and says something, proof there's angels. Something like that.



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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 09:25 PM


can't wait til you guys have your hard copies!
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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 09:29 PM


there ARE lyrics with the CD. i have yet to read them or anything else.
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