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Gideon Coe sits in for Bob with Musée Mécanique in session.

First conceived in a museum of antique arcade machines and later actualized in a small Victorian home on the banks of the Willamette River, Musée Mécanique's new album 'Hold This Ghost' began its journey in a high school literature class.

Sean Ogilvie and Micah Rabwin met, started their first band together, played their first shows, and wrote their first jointly-penned songs before either of them could legally drive a car.

Their early friendship fostered a creative partnership that has endured distance, estrangement and more than a decade of their lives.

While living in the Bay Area of California, the two songwriters developed an affinity for the collection of
vintage coin-operated games, player pianos and novelties housed at the Musée Mécanique (Mechanical Museum) located on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.

Their Portland, Oregon home studio, itself a collection of interesting instruments and antiques,
is peppered in every corner with second-hand flotsam. Tack pianos, trumpets, musical saws and garage sale Casio keyboards mingle among forgotten amateur landscape paintings, broken 1930s-era radios and hand-cranked ice cream makers.

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Sat 13 Mar 2010 23:00

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