Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Roxy's opus


"Out Of The Blue" (from Country Life, 1974)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Then there were four

From Genesis' 1976 tour, with King Crimson's Bill Bruford playing the skins.

"Carpet Crawlers"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A big bottom for the holidays

Went to Competition Music yesterday and sold my drum set and Gretsch. Later that evening I found a nice Epiphone EB-3 on eBay for $270, which will hopefully arrive sometime next week. Hooray!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Night of twiddling knobs

Had a blast playing with PFFFFT! last night. Tony, Matt, Ken, and Clay are all around great blokes, and I thank them for allowing me to join in on the improvisational fun.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The final adieu

The Fellow Americans played at The Moon last night, performing our final show. I was glad that we were able to perform on the same bill with friends, Stoogeaphila. Thank you to everyone who came out!

Tomorrow I'll join PFFFFT! on stage at The Fairmount for their final show, so please and try to make it out. It's free, blast you!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

BoozeTube?

Was Mr. Vidal drunk? After watching former UN Rep/Ned Flanders look-alike John Bolton getting verbally bent over the table (and taking out his frustrations in the manliest way possible by having a go at reporter Katty Kay via satellite link), this interview seemed the perfect piece to wrap up this sideshow of Election Night on BBC America.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Warning: rant ahead

I never had so much trouble with one company as I've had with Bank of America. Dismal customer service (apathetic, rude, and ignorant rabble with a nasty habit of disconnecting the call under the guise of connecting you to another department after being placed on hold for five to forty five minutes), and today I'll add "fraudulent activity" to their M.O. of shittiness after the credit card giant made an unauthorized payment of five hundred dollars from my bank account. I've contacted my bank regarding this ransacking of my meager funds. Hopefully this issue is resolved before the mortgage payment is due.

Somebody deserves a permanent career in hospital...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Unconventional standing

German performance artist Johan Lorbeer enacting his "Tarzan" creation.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Once more

After six years in splitsville Blur is reuniting for several shows, including a gig next summer in London's Hyde Park and possibly a headline spot at Glastonbury. Read the full story at The Times Online... if so inclined.

"To The End" (from Parklife)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Randomness

And the nightmare continues...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Richard and Judy... and John

A bit of daytime fun from a few years ago on Richard & Judy:

Reset and go

Alrighty then... Back at zero and now can access the internet from home without fear of running up an enormous bill. Thanks, Verizon, for the heads up last month. Pricks.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Nimoy's opus

Here's to you, Carey:

Leonard Nimoy, "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins"

Monday, December 1, 2008

Ding-dong!

The first post for December. Aren't you glad that you read this?