Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"A"'s 5th Birthday: Save The Date!

Awesome at the Tractor, Feb 13, 2009

This show happens to be on the ONLY Friday the 13th in February. We are happy to be joined by our good friends We Are Golden and Central Services.
Show starts at 9:30pm. Only $10!

Tickets available here.

woo hoo!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Song a Day, 1-26-09

This one's not all mine. The words are an e.e. cummings poem (not the one shown above, although maybe I'll try using them in a song someday if I'm feeling like punishing myself).

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama - Man Enough To Kill A Goat

I'm teaching a Music & Philosophy class this quarter. On Wednesdays they make up songs and I record them. Here's one they made about the new president. Some of my favorite lyrics:

He’s rather tall and pretty lean
And now he’s head of the machine
Don’t mistake him for Osama.
Because he's Barack O-Fuckin'-Bama:
Too kind to punch you in the throat,
But man enough to kill a goat.

He got sworn in the other day
And walked around in a parade
You may not know or even care,
But Barack has really awesome hair.

Song A Day, 1-21-09

Another installment, punctuated by the sound of my cats tearing around the house and an unsolicited meowing solo.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cobras & Matadors

I'm in LA, eating at the amazing Ryan Dobosh's restaurant, Cobras y Matadors, enjoying some of the best damn tapas available for US dollars. The table behind me is loud. I confer with Ryan. "Well, can you please tell Baz Luhrmann and his cronies to shut up?" I say loudly. They leave.

I use the restroom. Someone has left their treasure trove in the toilet. I confer with Ryan. On my way out, I tell Kanye West's table, "One of you doesn't know how to flush. West."

Farmer's market in Hollywood the next day. It's hot. Someone tells me Liv Tyler is nearby. I call Ryan. Upon departing from the farmer's market, I declare loudly to no one in particular, "Arwen had no speaking lines in the books."

I'm cleaning up LA celeb by celeb. For you.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Obama!

In honor of today's inauguration, here (again) is our JMC-election-remix.

And here's a kunjabunja by "Awesome" called Carpet Baggers For President

Monday, January 19, 2009

Animals in the Pine Needles

The background music is John O and I playing "Four Million Travel Cards"

Today's Cartoon Diary

(click for a larger version.)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ghosts and Frogs

On Monday no one could meet for rehearsal but me and John O. So this is what we did.

We Need a New Post

Can't think of anything. Here's Sexy Dad.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Song a Day, 1-10-09

Sarah and I watched Pan's Labyrinth tonight. Although we were both underwhelmed by the movie as a whole, we both really liked the mandrake root baby. So I made a song about it.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Commitment to Excellence

Badass: Death row inmate pulls out eye, says he ate it.

More badass: He had earlier pulled out other eye after conviction in family's killings.

Fun detail: Then he was transferred and remains at the "Jester Unit"

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Osebold Phones It In

Some photos taken at the Neumo's show last Saturday by Three Imaginary Girls.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

whiteness returns

Song a Day

I made a resolution to write and record a song a day for 2009. Here's what I came up with today.

welcome 2009 again

and thanks for coming out to Neumo's last night, especially since no one had recovered from new year's yet. sorry you got chased out at the end of the show. big thanks to Ian, Evan, Paul, the guy whose name I didn't catch who ran a helluva light show, and the rest of the good folks at Neumo's.

Kiss forever.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome 2009

and thanks to everyone who celebrated with us last night at the Rendezvous. 2008 was the year of the rat. If you were there last night you know what chased that rat out.