Don’t go changing to try and please me.

Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Day probably sounds like something involving tall skinny women wearing all black and chunky jewelry sipping chardonnay and complaining about the callouses they have on their check-writing hand. And who’s to say it isn’t? Any tall skinny woman who wants to sip chardonnay and complain about arts funding is a friend ofContinue reading “Don’t go changing to try and please me.”

From the mystical land west of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge

So, Vince and I have been working on a podcast, and I’d love it if you’d give it 20 minutes of your time, a listen and a look-see. It’s called Radio Free Tacony. Comments and criticism are welcome.

Getting CASL to let down the drawbridge

Come see my show, come see my show, come see my show, eh? Oops, I just got fined a million dollars. In Moses Avalon’s recent article about Canada’s new anti-spam law, called CASL (pronounced “castle”), he describes a Kafka-esque or Orwellian nightmare in which bands who use a web-based form to gather their fans’ emailContinue reading “Getting CASL to let down the drawbridge”

as beautiful as comet bugs in jars

Need some hot fresh dance music for your Saturday night? Vince has spent the last snowy nasty cold wet afternoon weaving some hot guitar licks and classic beats for your booty-shakin’ pleasure. One of the things which has been keeping me from going completely bonkers from seasonal affective disorder this winter has been The ThrillingContinue reading “as beautiful as comet bugs in jars”

Murder on Choctaw Ridge

Last night, as I was getting ready to leave for rehearsal, Vince was sitting on the couch eating a big plate of poached haddock and brown rice. VINCE: I found out something really important. ME: What’s that? VINCE: The truth about Billie Joe McAllister and The Tallatchee Bridge. ME: Really. VINCE: Mm-hm. ME: What’s that.Continue reading “Murder on Choctaw Ridge”

Happy Birthday, David Bowie

  David Bowie turns 66 today, and, true to form as a brilliant marketing person as well as an artist, he’s giving us all a birthday present. His new album is released today, with a new single, ‘Where Are We Now?’ with an accompanying video. The short film by Tony Oursler is as captivating asContinue reading “Happy Birthday, David Bowie”

I love new stuff

I just got my new recording mics and I decided to make a video of  the uncasing. Enjoy. The music that you are hearing comes fro m the Mellotron Mk2 rhythm tapes via the G-Force M-Tron Pro VST plug in. There were basically a bank of tapes activated by the keys on the left handContinue reading “I love new stuff”

Cut Me Some Slack

Okay, so here’s my quick review of the giant ham and cheese sandwich that is the Nirvana-McCartney shebang last night. which I did not see until 6:30 this morning, which was this  recording, while making coffee. 0:04: Dave Grohl: I am totally gonna do that Namaste bow I learned from the hot chicks in yogaContinue reading “Cut Me Some Slack”

Things I Find Inexplicably Funny

  It’s that magical time of year, where I have to dig in, eschew all social contact, and sacrifice myself to finals. I’ve been spending the rainiest day in recent memory reading academic journal articles on Abstract Expressionism, and when this paper is finished and handed in, I will never want to look at aContinue reading “Things I Find Inexplicably Funny”

There’s no such thing as “between projects.”

After over a year of [almost] weekly blog posts, Vince and I took a few months off. This wasn’t on purpose.  We had some other things suck up our time and energy, most notably: 1) Quitting smoking. I’m sure there will be a future, detailed post about this work in progress.  Suffice it to sayContinue reading “There’s no such thing as “between projects.””