Hello friends. A week ago tonight, my family welcomed 19-inch, 7.4 lb. Peter Joseph into the world, so I’ll be taking a few weeks off working through an SAT prep regimen with the new guy. Respect to admin for giving me some FMLA time (it’s healthy!), and thanks to my pal Tim Ortopan for being 3hive’s first guest deejay.
I am excited to be the first outsider allowed to post on 3hive, and I’m thrilled to be posting Joseph Arthur, who has been one of my favorite artists for the last few years.Â I received his album Come to Where I’m From for my 18th birthday in a record store grab bag, and it instantly became one of my most prized albums.Â The fact that no one I knew had heard of Joseph Arthur only added to the illusion that he was singing his songs of sadness and heartbreak just for me.Â In this context, he has seen me through first dates and break ups without ever asking for anything in return.Â I think that recommending him to you is the least I can for all the help he has given me. Arthur has had a few ups and downs in his career but the Ohio native has made some of the best music of the last few years.Â Download the live tracks here as an introduction to his work.Â I hope you like them; if not the 3hive guys may never invite me back.