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The Green Pajamas' leader Jeff Kelly at last follows up his personal 1987 “Coffee In Nepal” album with his wife, the artist Susanne Kelly.

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Jeff and Susanne Kelly: Coffee By Reckless Moonlight — 01/23/2015

Review from MARMALADE. Google translations from Greek: Somewhere between the stunning second (Book Of Hours) and third (Ghosts Of Love) album of Green Pajamas, o Jeff Kelly, guitarist and singer, he recorded a cassette for the Green Monkey Records. While Green Pajamas is generally an electrical schematic of neopsychedeleias, the cassette is called Coffee In Nepal only the acoustic guitar Kelly, his voice and some vocals belonging to Susanne Kelly, who is the young wife of Jeff . (Listen to “Oh How I Love You” here.) Greece is the country that this job is better known as the cassette of Green Monkey released on vinyl five years later by DiDi Music. A beautiful loving tray with juvenilia songs but having relief sensitivity and musicality of the songwriter Jeff, so close and yet so far from the aesthetics of the Green Pajamas. Now, thirty years later, Jeff with Susanne move continuity Coffee In Nepal titled By Reckless Moonlight. The album finds them more in love than what old, unroll the folk searches with several more electrically. Participation of Susanne is much more evident and is precisely its view that makes the end result much more psychedelic. The By Reckless Moonlight puts no nomination for the best albums of the year but is a beautiful album daydream, monitoring the phases of the moon and hope that the people who make two people can take. Enjoy “I ‘d Rather Be Filming In Vanda’s Room” here.

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In 1987, newlyweds Jeff and Susanne Kelly released the out-of-print Coffee in Nepal, a simple home recording done on 4-track porta-studio by the two of them and first released on cassette. It was modest by design. It was intimate. It was personal. In 2013, after releasing four Green Pajamas/ Goblin Market projects in one year, Jeff decided it was time for a different project. Time to return to present, time to make Coffee II.

By Reckless Moonlight is that album. It starts out with the understated “A Girls’ Game” and winds its way through songs of the neighborhood and the Brazilian sex trade to finish with the plaintive longing of “Please Come Home.” In between you have a series of wandering tales that, while done in a more sophisticated fashion as one might expect twenty-five years later, somehow illustrate the essential nature of the Kelly’s shared artistic life. Their vision.

Jeff Kelly is the leader of Seattle’s legendary Green Pajamas as well as the Goblin Market. Since 1984, he has put out over 30 albums of material with the Pajamas, the Goblins and as a solo artist.

Susanne Kelly is a painter/artist whose work has been featured in Seattle galleries as well as album covers for the Green Pajamas and other Northwest artists. While she has appeared on other albums, this is her first time named as a releasing artist. She is currently in negotiations with Green Monkey to release her first album as a solo artist.

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Jan 23, 2015

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Jeff and Susanne Kelly: Coffee By Reckless Moonlight

Review from MARMALADE. Google translations from Greek: Somewhere between the stunning second (Book Of Hours) and third (Ghosts Of Love) album of Green Pajamas, o Jeff Kelly, guitarist and singer, he recorded a cassette for the Green Monkey Records. While Green Pajamas is generally an electrical schematic of neopsychedeleias, the cassette is called Coffee In Nepal only the acoustic guitar Kelly, his voice and some vocals belonging to Susanne Kelly, who is the young wife of Jeff . (Listen to “Oh How I Love You” here.) Greece is the country that this job is better known as the cassette of Green Monkey released on vinyl five years later by DiDi Music. A beautiful loving tray with juvenilia songs but having relief sensitivity and musicality of the songwriter Jeff, so close and yet so far from the aesthetics of the Green Pajamas. Now, thirty years later, Jeff with Susanne move continuity Coffee In Nepal titled By Reckless Moonlight. The album finds them more in love than what old, unroll the folk searches with several more electrically. Participation of Susanne is much more evident and is precisely its view that makes the end result much more psychedelic. The By Reckless Moonlight puts no nomination for the best albums of the year but is a beautiful album daydream, monitoring the phases of the moon and hope that the people who make two people can take. Enjoy “I ‘d Rather Be Filming In Vanda’s Room” here.

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Jan 02, 2015

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Jeff + Susanne + David Sedaris + MAGNET = 7!

In the final episode of Jeff & Susanne Kelly‘s stint as guest editors in MAGNET, Susanne reveals her secret plot to make David Sedaris her “guest.” Check it out here!

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Jan 01, 2015

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More Kellys in Magnet! “KISS OF THE DAMNED”

“KISS OF THE DAMNED”

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Jan 01, 2015

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Kellys in Magnet:PERFUME GENIUS

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Jan 01, 2015

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THE KELLYS IN MAGNET: “NO DEAL” BY MELANIE DE BIASIO

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Jan 01, 2015

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THE KELLYS IN MAGNET: MICHAL CHELBIN, PHOTOGRAPHER

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Jan 01, 2015

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THE KELLYS IN MAGNET: WASSAIL

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Dec 30, 2014

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Day 6 – Jeff & Susanne & MAGNET

Jeff Kelly holds court on Blue Note Records vinyl reissues. Check it out here!

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Dec 28, 2014

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The Kellys In MAGNET – Day 5!

In Day 5 as guest editors at MAGNET, Suzanne moves into the world of painter Chris Ofili. Check it out here!

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Dec 27, 2014

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Jeff & Susanne Day 4 = Dylan Thomas

In Day 4 as guest editors at MAGNET, Suzanne let’s you know where Christmas is at. Check it out here!

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Dec 24, 2014

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Jeff & Susanne – Day 3 – Xmas Favs!

In Day 3 as guest editors at MAGNET, Jeff lists off his favorite (and rather obscure) Christmas recordings. Check it out here!

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Dec 24, 2014

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Jeff & Susanne Kelly Guest Editors Part 2!

Jeff and Susanne’s Day 2 musings at Magnet can be found right here!

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Dec 23, 2014

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Jeff & Susanne Are Guest Editors in MAGNET All Week!

Jeff and Susanne Kelly will be holding forth with their favorite works of art/music/film/you name it in MAGNET all week. Check it out right HERE!

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Dec 23, 2014

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Jeff & Susanne Feature In MAGNET

SUSANNE AND JEFF KELLY: RECKLESS ABANDON Kellys Susanne and Jeff Kelly’s art-folk daydreams come to life by moonlight When your mom socked away enough scratch to retire, she may have spent her days crocheting afghans for the troops in Afghanistan or pulling weeds in the tomato patch. When Susanne Kelly finally decided to quit her mind-numbing job at a Seattle medical facility, she cleaned the toxins from her system by making a semi-psychedelic folk album, By Reckless Moonlight (Green Monkey), with her husband Jeff Kelly, the singer, songwriter and guitarist behind the Green Pajamas for more than 30 years. Susanne hasn’t really retired, of course. She’s now the full-time hostess of the Kellys’ cottage industry, renting out part of their rambling, two-story U District home as a bed and breakfast for paying guests. And the startling duo album that served as Susanne’s post-job therapy, like all of Jeff’s babies (Pajamas and solo outings or Goblin Market LPs with Laura Weller), maps out another sector of his brave new musical universe. “Susanne was sort of missing the days, way back in 1987, when we recorded something similar to this: a 10-copy, cassette-only album called Coffee In Nepal,” says Jeff. “I’ve always said I’m not a musician and I’m not a singer,” says Susanne. “I’m a mimic, an actress and a ham. But Jeff’s always told me he likes the texture of my voice.” Cutting Reckless on a difficult new iMac home studio wasn’t always smooth sailing. “What we’d done didn’t sound good, so we started over,” says Jeff, who removed many of the electric-guitar parts and replaced them with acoustic. “That’s what I like about Jeff,” says Susanne. “We agreed the album wasn’t going where we wanted it to, so we re-recorded almost everything.” One of By Reckless Moonlight’s songs, “Rowboat To The Moon,” details Susanne’s feelings about her poisonous work environment. “I was biking to work and thinking the whole time I’d rather be filming In Vanda’s Room,” she says referring to the Pedro Costa movie they’d just seen about junkies living together in Portugal. Two songs referencing the Costa film made the final cut. “Jeff wrote ‘In Vanda’s Room,’ and I said to him, ‘That’s a great song, but it’s not my ‘Vanda’s Room,’” says Susanne. “Mine is a little bit meaner and grittier, and a little less poetic.” Her number, “I’d Rather Be Filming ‘In Vanda’s Room,’” backed by Jeff’s slithering bottleneck guitar, finds Susanne whisper-snarling the lyrics like a vampire with a migraine. (“They say you’re lucky to work in this tomb/But me I’d rather be/Filming In Vanda’s Room.”) For all the customary brilliance of Jeff Kelly, Susanne’s song is the album’s high-water mark. So, where does the duo go from here? The Kellys agree: not the road. “Just doing this has been a nice connecting point for Jeff and me,” says Susanne. “I’ve always said that Jeff’s more fun when he’s sick than most people are when they’re well. All he does in his spare time is record music, so I had to elbow my way in, just to have that hang-out time with him.” —Jud Cost

Dec 16, 2014

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ThisIsBooksMusic.com Best Albums Of 2014

Includes By Reckless Moonlight!

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Oct 25, 2014

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Jeff & Susanne Get Portuguese Press!

THIS IS A GOOGLE TRANSLATION FROM PORTUGUESE… Jeff Kelly & Susanne “reckless By moonlight” “Coffee in Nepal” was recorded by Jeff and Susanne Kelly between 1985 and 1987 Picked by hand in a 4 track deck, would be published on cassette in 1987 and reissued on vinyl five years after giving birth to a mini-garage psychedelic cult. Contemporary of the first Green Pajamas, remains one of the most authentic and warm that Jeff Kelly produced throughout their career records. Mirror of a romance at its peak, “Coffee in Nepal” away from the paradigm of the Seattle sound of the time, embraced pop melodies, mixing them with elements of oriental music. Pre announced the standard that Pajamas and Kelly himself would follow not long after. 27 years and over 400 songs after “By Reckless Moonlight” portrays the same novel, now perhaps have less fiery and restless -. “I used to love to hear the rain / Now I’m older and afraid / In your arms I was safe and warm” And here the cover chosen, a pastiche coincident of “Double Fantasy”Lennon and Yoko says a lot, almost everything. Later editions of the Green Pajamas and Goblin Market in 2012, Kelly opted to take a break and “resetting the clock”. He looked back and, along with Susanne (painter and author of most of the album covers) companion, decided to write accordingly. “Reckless By Moonlight” is anything but a nostalgic exercise, before a set of songs that results in a very world experiences and accomplices. It is a mature work where you do not expect to find anything revolutionary as before, but something that comforts and subside. Therefore, observing the standards to which Kelly accustomed us, it would be good. But this disk receives tremendous songs like “In Vanda’s room”, “Robin song,” “I’d rather be filming in Vanda’s room”, “Coming to find you “or” Honey please come home. “And that, not being amazing, can only be cause for celebration.

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Oct 17, 2014

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Jeff and Susanne Kelly in Gonzo Circus!

http://www.gonzocircus.com/reviews/?l=k&r=14862 Google Translation from Dutch: Jeff Kelly is a musician from Seattle who is always a bit under the radar remains. Yet his work is widely appreciated , especially in centers where lovers of garage, psychedelia n quirky rock and roll the shots. He started the band Green Pajams in 1984 and that same year saw their debut album ‘ Summer Of Lust’ light. He term since an impressive catalog together. Green Pajamas was his main occupation , but also with Goblin Market (less frequent) and solo (regularly) , he made a number of records . Of course, the frequent publication of his work is a lot easier to see the most will appear on his own label , Green Monkey Records. Recent knew his output a real boom , with a series of numbers shortly after another appeared . And there is , therefore, already one of the successor of ‘ Coffee in Nepal ‘ in 1987 whom he had stepped . No longer available panel he made at that time together with the painter Susanne Kelly, who just tied the knot The two are still together and Jeff Kelly decided to pause all of his projects as and yet a successor to prepare . And so it happened . Thirteen songs they made together , though there are quite a number of ( ‘David’ , ‘ Cry, Cry, Mary Cry’ , ‘Never Yell ” ) which is just as well to the work of Green Pajamas , or his solo records because that’s actually almost same, could include . Driven psychedelic jengelpop So , come all the Kelly’s here and there suprises . ‘The Loneliest Soul “contains more jazzy elements than we ever heard of them before , and” Rowboat To The Moon’ sounds almost like a tribute to Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht. ‘Honey Please Come Home’ floats on animated piano playing , which makes us conclude that Kelly, it sometimes seems a current releases, nevertheless succeeds again and again to make . Fascinating collections of songs on our loose With or without his spouse .

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Sep 12, 2014

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"Haunting folk rock from Seattle singer and his wife"

Jeff & Susanne Kelly Reviewed in AmericanaUK September 12th, 2014 “They have made all the sounds and written all the songs. The lyrics and the rhymes are cajoling enough to maintain an interest, and it is Jeff Kelly’s style from “Green Pyjamas” that holds the work together. Recommended.” Dave Clarke – AmericanaUK

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Aug 23, 2014

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Jeff and Susanne Kelly in the Seattle PI!

“There is poetry in these songs. They are the kind you will want to hear again and again.” Jack Goodstein, BLOGCRITICS.ORG

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Aug 07, 2014

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Jeff and Susanne Kelly Reviewed in BLURT!

August 7th, 2014 Nice Jeff and Susanne Kelly review in Blurt! “With new facets shining on the same sparkling diamond, the Kellys keep faith with the masculine half’s usual aesthetic, but give By Reckless Moonlight enough of a spin to make it their own.” Michael Toland

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Aug 05, 2014

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This is Book’s Music takes pen to the subject of By Reckless Moonlight!

If you’re a fan of the Seattle band the Green Pajamas, you should know who Jeff Kelly is. If you’ve been a fan of theirs since the 80′s, you may have heard of an album Jeff did with his then-new wive Susanne called Coffee In Nepal. It has been 27 years since its release and in that time, a lot of music has been made by Jeff, especially in the last year with the Green Pajamas. He decided it would be the perfect time to bring his wife into a new project, almost as a way to see how much time has passed, but also for fans to see how well they are as a unit. The end result is By Reckless Moonlight (Green Monkey), which you could say takes the lighter side of Green Pajamas’ sensitivities and becomes more personal. It’s a chance to hear a perspective that may have been heard differently within a group context, or to understand who some of their songs have been about. The lyrics and music come off like personal diary entries, some of them more poetic than others, but by the end you’ll figure out what the pieces are meant to say, although its honesty is quite obvious. – John Book

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Jul 28, 2014

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Jeef & Susanne interview In Terrascoper

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Jul 28, 2014

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Terrascope Review

The Kellys get down and dirty on “I’d Rather Be Filming In Vanda’s Room” a titular (and character) continuation to the earlier “In Vanda’s Room”. I’ve never heard such a bluesy side to Jeff’s material before (Susanne co-wrote the track and sings much of it) and Jeff’s grimy, snarly solo suggests a rather risqué subject matter for that camera in Vanda’s room. Jeff Penczak

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Jul 19, 2014

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Jeff & Susanne Greek Review

Review in Progrocks.gr Translation of sorts: Somewhere between stunning second (Book Of Hours) and third (Ghosts Of Love) album of Green Pajamas, o Jeff Kelly, guitarist and singer, he recorded a cassette for the Green Monkey Records. While the Green Pajamas are generally an electrical schematic of neopsychedeleias, the cassette is called Coffee In Nepal only acoustic guitar Kelly, his voice and some vocals belonging to Susanne Kelly, who is the young wife of Jeff . (Listen to “Oh How I Love You” here.) Greece is the country that this work is best known as the cassette Green Monkey released on vinyl five years later by DiDi Music. A beautiful loving disc juvenilia songs but reliefs showing the sensitivity and musicality of the songwriter Jeff, so close and yet so far from the aesthetics of the Green Pajamas. Now, almost thirty years later, Jeff with Susanne circulating continuity Coffee In Nepal titled By Reckless Moonlight. The album finds them more in love than it used to unroll the folk searches with considerably more electrically. Participation of Susanne is much more evident and it is just her own view that makes the end result much more psychedelic. The By Reckless Moonlight puts no nomination for the best albums of the year but it is a beautiful drive reverie, monitoring the phases of the moon and hope that people who make two people can last. Enjoy “I ‘d Rather Be Filming In Vanda’s Room” here.

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Jun 26, 2014

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Pre-release review of Jeff and Susanne!

“By Reckless Moonlight” combines soulful vocals and “rustic” rock melodies to tell heartfelt stories about life that affects every human emotion. Leslie Snyder – Elephant Talk

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