Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS! Our weekly, one-microphone recording series.

This week we're present our first spoken, non-musical CASUAL FRIDAY! Our friend, G.E. Hobbs III (or Gene or Trey) came over and read a segment from his upcoming (and untitled for now) one-man stage production. The segment is called "Sweaters" and features an astronaut reflecting on some things past and some things present.

You can also see G./Gene/Trey acting in this short film written by our buddy Nathan Poole and directed by another friend, Josh Rainwater.

This is also the first time we haven't featured a drawing by Jordan Blackmon for a CASUAL FRIDAY. Instead, we present you with this killer (heh heh) CASUAL FRIDAY themed jack-o-lantern by our friend, Brittany! Thanks, Brittany!

Posted on: Thu. Oct. 24 6:55PM

Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS! Our weekly, one-microphone recording series.

Two of our good friends, Noah Brock & Sean Thomson, play in a band called Ghost At The Feast. Noah writes some beautiful folk songs, and Sean does a great job and providing a good atmosphere/accompaniment without being overbearing. To me the best part about folk music is the minimalism of the recordings and the sounds of the surroundings that often work themselves into the performance. 95% of Casual Fridays are recorded in the living room at F&S HQ, oftentimes with my daughter running around watching, listening, and helping, so I was excited that Noah & Sean were equally excited about the sounds in this recording that weren't necessarily written into their songs.

Posted on: Fri. Oct. 18 10:37AM

Dylan & Dayne are a brother sister duo along with their good, good friend Keith. We've known them FOREVER and they play these beautiful, noodly folk songs that won't leave your brain alone after you listen to it. They are also the most casual of any Casual Fridayers. So casual, in fact, they almost recorded this laying down in the living room.

Dylan is in Europe right now playing guitar in Washed Out. Dayne plays percussion and vocal chords in Dear Blanca. Keith is consistently the chillest guy in the room.

As always, a Jordan Blackmon original...

Posted on: Fri. Oct. 11 11:50AM

Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS!! Our weekly, one-microphone recording series! This week we welcome Ben Walker!

Ben Walker has been playing music in various bands/projects in Columbia for a long time. He's currently in a indie/pop/rock band called Rejectioneers with a bunch of other solid folks. He still plays by himself here and there. He keeps that rock band confidence in his voice, but uses it in such a way that it nuzzles up in your heart, situates itself, and then settles in to stay. We were so happy to have him come over and play a song.

Here's our 40th CASUAL FRIDAY drawing from Jordan with a little note of love...

Posted on: Fri. Oct. 4 6:33AM