August Shows

July 31st, 2006

Please note two shows in August:

Sunday August 6th at 8 PM I’ll be back at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA along with Dean Fields. I really enjoyed myself last time I was there, so I’m hoping this will be a “triumphant return” and not a “terrible disappointment.”

Saturday August 26th at 9 PM I’ll be at MilkBoy in Ardmore, PA along with Jim Boggia. Jim effing RULES, so you would be a fool to miss this one.

I’m a little late publicizing the Jammin Java show I know, so if you have any sort of blog or radio show or newspaper or morning TV show (Matt Lauer, I’m talking to you here), I could use a plug or two. Thanks internet!

VTAW – Under the Pines

July 28th, 2006

Aw, Len’s picture of Bigfoot holding Spock’s hand made me cry. I love the director guy at the far right who’s all: “Oh shit, this just got complicated.”

Thing a Week 43 – Under the Pines

July 28th, 2006

Not many people know this, but when Leonard Nimoy did the Bigfoot episode of “In Search Of…” he and the creature hooked up one night and had this crazy fling. These kinds of things never end well, but Bigfoot in particular is a bit of a cad anyway (being mostly wild animal). As you might imagine, Leonard Nimoy came out of the experience somewhat worse for wear.

I’m almost sure that I have stolen this melody from somewhere, or maybe parts of it from lots of places, it sounds very familiar to me. And the bassline – hello? Blue Bayou? At first this was just a “bigfoot broke my heart” song, but I wasn’t getting a lot of traction. It wasn’t until I realized that it was Leonard Nimoy talking that it came together for me. There are just a couple of subtle references to Spock in there, and bigfoot’s name is never mentioned, so if you’re haven’t read this explanation you are either confused, or blissfully unaware that it’s about Bigfoot and Leonard Nimoy. Godspeed.

Under the Pines

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Holy Crap It’s Quick Links!

July 26th, 2006

Duck and cover suckers!

A video of kids riding around on go-carts set to the delightfully car-y Stroller Town.

Another Creepy Doll image from Matt (OK, this one’s technically not a “link”).

A video of a giant creepy doll puppet from Macgellan. Yipes. This one’s really unsettling.

From JoCoPro, a video for The Presidents created by possibly non-US-citizen Holger.

Update on the AOL is Evil story: Consumerist has this rather damning copy of the employee manual on retaining customers (thanks Graham).

An interview with ME is posted over at GarageSpin.

That’s all the quick links for now! Was that too quick for you?

NJ Ready to be Soft Rocked

July 25th, 2006

Just a reminder I’ll be in Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank, NJ tonight, playing and singing my adorable little heart out. Show starts at 6:30, I’m on at 7:45. Bring your moms.