works in progress

A handful of cases for the new Old Man Forest self-titled release - hand-printed by Grace Kendall / CozInk Paper Goods.


from Maine #5

Sunset in Mount Vernon, Maine, taken on June 24, 2010.

Photo by Grace Kendall


Arborea - Ides of March

Video for Arborea's song, Ides of March, filmed and edited by Buck and Shanti Curran. You can check out a few other videos that Buck and Shanti have created at their YouTube channel, and don't forget to check out the CozInk channel, too!


Old Man Forest from Valhalla Fest

We had a great time at the 2010 Valhalla Fields Festival on Saturday! Here are a few moments from Old Man Forest's performance that afternoon:


Old Man Forest live on the radio [[right now]]


Old Man Forest is playing live for the next hour on The Red Telephone, Portsmouth Community Radio. Click above to listen to it streaming online.


Fern Knight video by Shanti Curran

"Hawk Mountain" from Fern Knight's 2007 self-titled album. Video by Shanti Curran, using footage from Arborea's 2010 US tour.


from Maine #4

"All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world." -- E.B. White

E.B. White was born in New York, but began visiting the Belgrade Lakes area of Maine as a boy. He bought a farm in Brooklin, Maine in 1933. He is quoted as saying "I would really rather feel bad in Maine than good anywhere else."


New Arborea show (next week!) and video

Off to Belfast again! Arborea has a new show scheduled with our old friends at Roots & Tendrils in Belfast, Maine. Covered by the Bangor Daily News, the show is scheduled for Friday, June 11. The performance is scheduled for 7:30pm at Roots & Tendrils, 2 Cross Street, Belfast, Maine (view map) - cover charge is $5.

Also new is the official lo-fi video for Seadrift, from Arborea's 2008 self-titled album. Film by Shanti Curran. Footage from Arborea's 2010 US tour, specifically Oregon and Northern California.


Help get a youth center for Lewiston/Auburn!

Please take a few moments to help support the youth of Lewiston/Auburn!

A local group known as YADA (Youth + Adults + Dialogue = Action) in Lewiston, Maine is working to establish a community youth center that will be accessible by foot from both downtown Lewiston and downtown Auburn. As many of you may know from news coverage, youth in L/A can expect a lot of upheaval in the next year or so as their schools go through drastic changes to qualify for Race to the Top federal funding. Support is very much needed for this reason and others. From Molly Ladd, YADA organizer:

"Lewiston was recently ranked as the city with the highest rate of childhood poverty in the State of Maine (41.68% of children under 18 reporterly live below national poverty standard.) There are very few after school programs available for teens, let alone free or low-cost programs. This is why a devoted group of youth and adults have been working since 2007 to plan and generate community support for a youth center.

Now, we are excited to announce that YADA successfully submitted an application to the Pepsi Refresh grant project for $50,000 to rent, staff, and outfit a youth center within walking distance of both Lewiston and Auburn downtown districts. We need YOU to help us win the grant! It's easy: all we need to do is get enough online votes in JUNE to rank in the top 10 out of approximately 400 grants in our category.

Voting is as easy as:
2. Register to vote with your e-mail account (about 30 seconds) or sign in instantly with a pre-existing Facebook login and password
3. Vote for the YADA Center EVERY DAY in June!

It will only take a few seconds out of your day, but it will make a huge difference for hundreds of youth in the Lewiston-Auburn community! Please try to vote for the YADA Youth Center EVERY DAY in JUNE."

Please join Molly and L/A community is voicing support for YADA - please vote daily!

Watch the video below to hear from L/A youth about why this center is needed: