New lost music: "Before" by Jim Schoenfeld, off the new Numero Group comp, "Lonesome Heroes"

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Download: “Before” – Jim Schoenfeld (mp3)

Here’s the opening track off the new “Wayfaring Strangers: Lonesome Heroes” compilation, put together by the friendly cats at America’s most consistently high-quality “lost music” record label, Numero Group of Chicago.

“Before” is warm, spooky…and somehow un-precious even as sensitive Canadian Jim “Schony” Schoenfeld ventures into earnest ecologist territory. Hard to believe this was recorded by a professional hockey player—things were very different in the early ’70s, eh?

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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