Announcing “Six Pack Songs Vol. 1” by Pete Larson

A few days ago, I told you that my old friend and former bandmate, Dr. Peter Larson, had announced that he would be launching a new record label in Kenya and releasing songs that he’d written for my Ypsilanti-based AM radio show, The Saturday Six Pack. Well, it looks as though he’s kept his word. As of today, Six Pack Songs Vol. 1 is available for download from Nairobi’s Dagoretti Records. [A cassette version is apparently going to be available soon in Kenya.]

Here’s a taste:

[note: Not all of the songs on this 15-song compilation were written and recorded in Kenya, where Pete now makes his primary residence. Some of them were written in Gambia, South Africa and Japan. Regardless of location, however, almost all of them were recorded in one take, over coffee, on the Saturday morning that they would later appear on the other side of the world, on my radio show. Volume 2, Pete promises, is coming soon.]

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7 Comments

  1. Peter Larson
    Posted May 10, 2016 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Mark,

    I am really excited that these are coming out. I have had a great time contributing to the show. I hope to continue and thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted May 11, 2016 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    I can’t remember who said it, but someone here likened Mark’s resurrection of Peter Larson’s musical career to the Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark who pried open the Ark of the Covenant. Any “Mark is a Nazi” analogy is appealing to me.

  3. Eel
    Posted May 11, 2016 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    I said it, and you left out the best part. When Mark successfully opened the puzzle box that is Pete Larson, I said, a “brutal, face-melting magic” was released from inside, just like what happened when the Ark was opened.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2ZpsbGr7s8

  4. Katherine
    Posted May 11, 2016 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Peter, will you be putting out anything by the African artists you’ve met on your travels.

  5. site admin
    Posted May 11, 2016 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Please put out something by The Refuse Stealing Kukana Kuba Band, Dr. Larson.

    http://markmaynard.com/2010/07/the-refuse-stealing-kukana-kuba-band/

  6. Peter Larson
    Posted May 11, 2016 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Katherine,

    Yes. The “Six Pack Songs” releases are part of a label project I have started here in Kenya, Dagoretti Records, named after a great area in Nairobi. We’ll be putting out exclusively recordings done in Kenya.

    As part of the label, we are opening a small recording studio in Dagoretti, where we will be recording all kinds of music from around Kenya.

  7. Mr. X
    Posted May 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    So kind of like the River Street Anthology, only in Kenya.

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