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Cover design: Piet Schreuders



Last month, Amsterdam-based, an American songwriter, arranger, and producer G.T. Thomas (Gwendolyn Thomas) has released her debut full-length album “The Luckless Pedestrian Years 2004-2010” via Smoking Ant Records. This album is dedicated to the memory of Chris Dedrick (1947–2010). Recorded in Caledon, ON, Canada; Seattle, WA, USA; & Amsterdam, Nederland.



Produced by G.T. Thomas and Chris Dedrick.

“she has composed and orchestrated films and tv ads with husband berend dubbe (ex-bettie serveert, bauer) as well as session work (most notably on the fleet foxes’ debut album). ‘the luckless pedestrian years’ collects the best of her songs from the six year period when she led jazz-pop orchestrette *the luckless pedestrian.”

*luckless pedestrian is from the line in a song called ‘Don’t Take Me Alive’ originally appeared on the Steely Dan’s fifth album “The Royal Scam” (ABC, 1976).



Composed, arranged, and produced by G.T. Thomas.

“G.T. Thomas served her professional apprenticeship in writing, arranging and producing with Chris Dedrick (of the Free Design), which complemented her work in recent years with such artists as Fleet Foxes, Berend Dubbe, TW Walsh (ex-Pedro the Lion), Josh Ottum and Benny Sings.”

G.T. Thomas – Song for a Walk (Official Video)
‘Song for a Walk’ is track #2 off the G.T. Thomas album “The Luckless Pedestrian Years.”

元ベティ・サーヴァート〜バウアーのベレンド・デュベと結婚後アムステルダムで活動を続けるG.T. トーマスのデビュー・アルバムは、2010年に他界したクリス・デドリック(フリー・デザイン)に捧げられたもの。そして一方、元サドゥンリィ・タミー!のベス・ソレンティーノはアーウィン・チュージッドのバックアップで、カート・ベッチャー(ミレニウム、サジタリアス)に捧げた『Would You Like To Go: A Curt Boettcher Songbook』を来年早々にはリリースする予定デス。



James Avati – A Life in Paperbacks (VPRO television, 2000)
Excerpt from the documentary “James Avati – A Life in Paperbacks” by Koert Davidse and Piet Schreuders, an independent graphic designer based in Amsterdam, also known as a co-founder of Beau Hunks with Gert-Jan Blom and a contributor of Basta Music.  Camera: Ton Peters Sound: Gusta van Eijk

JAMES AVATI (1912-2005) earned renown as a pre-eminent paperback cover artist in an illustrious 40-year career that began during the paperback revolution of the 1950s. His work helped popularize the literature of Erskine Caldwell, James T. Farrell, William Faulkner, Alberto Moravia, Ayn Rand, Louis Bromfield, Robert Penn Warren and many others.


Boulevard of Broken Dreams
“It’s the Talk of The Town
(And Other Sad Songs)”
original release: Idiot Records/1985,
available now via Basta Music
Liner notes and art direction
by Piet Schreuders,
cover painting by James S. Avati
for the paperback novel
‘Down All your Streets’ by Leonard Bishop
(Signet Books D1009, 1953)


Maraboeboe

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (Gigolo And Gigolette)
Music by – Harry Warren
The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra (an inspiration of Ton van Bergeijk and Gert-Jan Blom (Beau Hunks)— has it’s roots in the Dutch small bands discipline, from which it emerged around 1984)
Featuring [Tenor Sax] – Roland Brunt
Album: It’s The Talk Of The Town (And Other Sad Songs)

“It should be noted that the Broken Dreams Orchestra did not really exist as a band. It was as they advertised; “… a dream, purposely evoked each Spring and shattered each Fall”. Until 1987 when The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams ceased to exist.”