2 Foot Flame is Peter Jefferies of Nocturnal Projections with Jean Smith of Mecca Normal.According to Jean, via 2 Foot Flame's myspace page:"Peter Jefferies and I (Jean Smith) started making music in the building
we lived in on Liverpool Street in Dunedin NZ. It was on a floor below
we were living. I think Trash rehearsed there too.
"We recorded with Peter's reel to reel 4 track, sharing engineering
duties. Peter played drums and his electric piano with pedals. I played
guitar and sang.
"One day we asked Michael Morley to come over and add his guitar. This
was a lot of fun. He and I played together at some point, but mostly he
listened and added to what Peter and I had done... then we probably all
went over to the Empire.
"While Peter and Mecca Normal were on tour in Europe, we found out that
Matador wanted to release the album. When it came out we did a tour in
the USA -- Peter, me and Michael. I didn't play guitar. Peter did a solo
set, Michael did a Gate set and when we got to Larry Crane's house in
Portland, Oregon we recorded a bunch of stuff that ended up being on the
second album. Peter and I recorded the other material here in
Vancouver, where we were living in the Nanaimo Street penthouse.
"The tours after the release of the second album (Matador) included
Austin to Boston, 1997. We played at a radio station just outside of DC
in the afternoon and then drove towards NYC to play at WFMU, which was
still in East Orange at that time. The song in the player is from that
set and it describes the band at that time. Peter was playing drums and
keyboard at the same time and I was playing guitar and singing.
"WFMU-MD Brian Turner figured this was one of, or maybe even 'the best'
live sets ever on WFMU. Not sure why he thought that, but hey.
Engineered by Irene Trudel -- Peacock Coal appeared on "Even More Live
Music from WFMU" compilation.
"The show after WFMU was opening for Sleater Kinney at CBGB's which was a very fun show.
"Following this Peter and I played NZ and Australia (late 90s) in the
same configuration and we recorded a third (unreleased) album with
Michael Hill in a tiny town in NZ.
I" got on a plane back to Vancouver and never saw Peter again. The last
image I have of him: in the airport lounge, a few other people with us,
he mouthed a silent farewell." Read more: http://www.myspace.com/2footflame#ixzz10NkUpNFH
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