Daniel Johnston ‘Casper The Friendly Ghost (BBC Radio 1 Session)’ 

Released as a teaser for the ‘Love Lives Forever (BBC Sessions 2003-11)’ album.

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Daniel Johnston’s legacy is legendary. The quintessential DIY artist started his career in Austin, TX whilst hawking cassettes from his day job at McDonalds. The rest, as they say, is history and fans of US alternative music from the 1980s onwards know about his work and the people he went on to inspire. 

This, however, is not a biography; it’s a simple piece of communication to let people know that all of Daniel’s radio sessions recorded for the BBC will, at long last, see the light of day with a forthcoming double album entitled ‘Love Lives Forever’. A project inspired by Radio 6 Music Marc Riley’s evening show, the tracks have been licensed from the BBC and approved by Daniel’s family, management and charity. 

This live version of ‘Casper The Friendly Ghost’ was recorded for Rob Da Bank’s show on BBC Radio 1 in July 2008 (TX: 18/08/08) featuring the likes of Mark Linkous, Scout Niblett and Jad Fair. A few bootleg recordings of these sessions have been available across the years but these sessions have been lovingly mastered and cut by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios in London. Daniel was a lifelong fan of The Beatles and the overall consensus from those who knew him was that he would be so proud and excited to have his music mastered above the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road. 

The flexi disc is available as a picture sleeve of an original Daniel illustration and are numbered to 250 copies. Details of the forthcoming album will be announced soon but in the meantime, enjoy this slice from Daniel’s extensive archive. 

This project’s objective is to celebrate Daniel’s musical legacy, rather than explore further his well-documented mental health problems. However, profits from the album will go to Daniel’s Hi, How Are You Project based in Austin.

Label: Trussed Recordings

Cat. No. CASPER002F

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“and love lives forever…….thank you – the friendly ghost”

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Holiday Ghosts

Holiday Ghosts, from the south coast of UK, is the ongoing musical collaboration between partners Katja Rackin and Samuel Stacpoole, now joined by B. Spanks and Morgan Lloyd-Mathews. Call it garagy, jangly, rock n rolly, indie, punky, poppy, whatever you wanty. They frame their own takes on the human experience with a sound that is as lean, under-processed and straight to the point. Yeah the 1 drum beat Katja learned at the start remains ever present but it never fails to feel new. Kind of like how sex rejuvenates itself each time. 

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Trust Management Flex

An Evening of Pure Self Indulgence & Ego Boosting

We are very happy, and a little nervous, to announce our first-ever management showcase, namely the Trust Management Flex. Held at the prestigious John Peel Centre in Stowmarket on Saturday 8th Oct and featuring the following acts:
Average Life Complaints
The Bug Club
Wesley Gonzalez

We have had the idea of planning something like this for a while, but when the good people at the John Peel Centre approached us suggesting a show it seemed like the obvious choice. We are very proud of the bands that we work with and this event will give us the opportunity to celebrate their music at a venue whose patron was a huge influence on a lot of people’s lives and music careers.

Our artists were contractually forced to write some nice words about the event and this is what they said:

Average Life Complaints: “We’re absolutely delighted to be playing at The John Peel Centre. We are unfortunately too young to have been able to tune in to John’s shows but his legacy is absolutely legendary. We have spent a lot of time listening back to his sessions online from the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen, Joy Division, Gang of Four, and The Fall. We’re all big fans of music from the 70s and 80s and it’s amazing that we can listen to live sets from all of those great bands. That’s all thanks to John and his team.”

The Bug Club: “All the rad cats (and us) at Trust Management are doing a show at The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket on the 8th Oct with Wesley Gonzalez and Average Life Complaints come along it’s going to be the bees hairy knees munnnnn xxxxxx”

Tickets are £13 and are on sale now:

All profits from the show will be split amongst the artists equally and we are working on some merch ideas which we will announce soon. Please come along and make a night of it and support independent artists and the venue.

Edited by Claire Linfield

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