The Archivist returneth, with an account of another band with Providential provenance, to wit: Strawberry Hill. Herein ye may peruse an abridgment (the Archivist beggeth your patience, for it is six pages long) of the convoluted history of this visionary ensemble which, during its Twenty-First Century Schizoid Career, mingled with diverse sections of BYU’s populace, providing soundtracks to art exhibits and sci-fi author conventions alike. Though brought together by miraculous means, it is sad to relate that this musical partnership all too soon followed the course of most college bands.
Wherein The Archivist tells us of his longings to play in bands as a child. He playeth in the high school band. He auditioneth for rock bands. He joineth a band and there are conflicts therein. The Archivist is lifted up in his pride, then humbled, then inspired. They experience the ups and downs of being in a band.
Linescratchers heartily welcomes Charles Stanford, also known as The Archivist, a professional archivist with a typewriter, a scanner, and a skill with memory, history, and detail. He spent his days in the ’90s playing drums in the BYU music scene, with bands such as Pilot, and has his own blog entitled Desert Loon, where he wrote his first post about Linescratchers in May of 2010. He responded to my invitation to blog here and we’re happy to welcome him as one of us. – Syphax
It’s hard to believe that someone as laid-back and cheerful as Kirby Heyborne could incite any sort of controversy whatsoever, but being an LDS celebrity comes with a price. Many know Kirby as an actor, from LDS-themed films such as The R.M., Sons of Provo, and The Singles Ward, but he’s also a heartfelt, passionate, and sincere musician. Kirby’s acoustic-based folk is touchingly simple, yet texturally complex, and the strength of his lyrics are in their honesty. In this interview, Kirby talks about the pressures of being a celebrity and the motivation necessary to succeed in music.
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