Squirrels
Should You Ever Change Your Mind

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Neva Dinova

On your way home on a calm Monday evening you pass by a back road so inanimated that you can hear your own gaits and your own breath, when suddenly some sweet sound gets you prick-eared. Is there someone playing guitar? Where does this lyrical singing come from? You glance through the window of a self-help-bicycle-repair-shop where Jake Bellows seems to do some unusal rehearsal. Surrounded by bikes of all sizes and styles Jake starts the song “Squirrels” anew. After two previous recording-failures the singer and guitarist from Omaha-based Neva Dinova is giving our soundman a questioning look. In fifteen minutes Jake shall be on stage, yet he still has a go for climbing on a grid, testing his capo on the borrowed guitar and trying out his very beautiful, new song “Should you ever change your mind”. Jake Bellows stays jocular, even though he is directly ordered to stage and forgets in this rush his capo that is needed for the show. While the melancholic and fragile “Should You Ever Change Your Mind” is resounding in our heads for a long time, Neva Dinova, the band that is named after Jake Bellows’ grandmother, is rocking hard on stage.

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  • Posted: September 15, 2008
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Simon Brugner