Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Did anybody else notice the band playing "Chain of Fools" either before or after Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention? Seriously. Seemed inappropriate, as most other songs were really uplifting and hinted at the democrats' eventual victory.

Do you think the band was secretly a bunch of republicans? That nutty Karl Rove. What a prankster. I bet he's behind this. We all know he's a very talented musician. Check this out:

I think I'd be laughing if my mouth wasn't filled with vomit.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


photo courtesy of nariposa.

I recently played with an ensemble of improv musicians, assembled to realize Chris Schlarb's album, "Twilight and Ghost Stories." We rehearsed and then played a show at Church of the Friendly Ghost.

I was able to collaborate in my humble way and added a different dimension to the largely insrumental performance. These were some of the best musicians I've ever played with... what a joy. Some very very talented people on that stage.

You can read Tiny Mix Tapes review of the show here. They describe my contribution as "wispy." I think that might be referring to my hair, though.

Chris Schlarb's own write-up of the show is here.

Friday, August 01, 2008

George Orwell

Entries from George Orwell's personal journal will be posted in blog form here. I heard some excerpts, and this should be well worth checking out on a daily basis. Blog posts start August 9th.