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Ah, blogging. Here's my little corner of it all -- in West Chester, and well, from wherever on whatever. I'll let you know what I'm thinking and you can let me know what you're thinking. But remember, I can delete your posts.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Promotion, Promotion, Promotion

So, as I had mentioned before, I'm sorta getting into promotions and booking bands at The Octoraro in Oxford. Got some great artists and bands lined up for April 5.

Click on the flier and you can get all the details but to start if off there are The Cobbs, The Sonadors and Andrew Grimm and a whole bunch of cool art folks.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I've really gotten into Internet radio through iTunes recently. My station of choice is gimmenoise in the alternative group (I hate the term alternative because by definition it doesn't work as a genre but that's not what this is about). The station offers a really good mix of classic hits from Pavement and the Pixies, David Bowie and Patti Smith, to really new stuff that I've never heard of before and rush to write down so I can go find it in a record shop. What I've noticed from listening to this hodge podge of rock n' roll is a penchant for anything involving space -- ships, men, travel, stars -- off the top of my head, Bowie had his space oddity, Spiritualized actually went by Spacemen 3 before Spiritualized, good god, just thinking about Sonic Youth and space, Modest Mouse's Stars are projectors...lyrics off OK Computer that I can't remember. I could keep going with the list.

Thing is, I've done it too with songs I've written. I wonder what is the connection between space and rock guitar players? Who knows, truth is, that's probably like asking what's the connection between rock guitar players and beer.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Hey hey, a friend of mine just sent me some pictures he just finished, the good old kind done with film, kept in black and white, and scanned. They're from a road trip to Alaska. Here's one of my favorites and the link to his site here