Tour Update

November 30th, 2006

Well, here we are again mid-tour and I haven’t posted one update. What the hell is wrong with me? I need a Treo, that’s what’s wrong with me. All this time in the car and no internet access makes me very sad.

Anyhoo, I’ll say this about Birdy’s in Indianapolis: I got the 13-ball multiball on the Apollo 13 pinball machine. You know what? Turns out, too many balls. It’s not as much fun as you would think. There was a small but enthusiastic crowd, a smoke machine, and some kind of crazy stage light show, so everything turned out OK.

Tuesday was Schuba’s in Chicago. Nice big crowd, all juiced up on crazy juice – also, Centipede. It was a pretty even mix of our respective fans, so I think we all came out winners on this one. Nice work people.

Wednesday, The Intersection in Grand Rapids. We stopped at a fried chicken place on the way out of town (Cap’n Hook’s Fish and Chicken, which in retrospect should have tipped us off) and regretted it the rest of the day. Note to self: next time do not order fried gizzards. Really big crowd, mostly Paul and Storm folks, but they were also very good to me. I kind of wish there hadn’t been a punk band making loud boomy noises in the other part of the building during my set, but what are you gonna do?

And we just returned from Wilbert’s in Cleveland – I was a little off here I think, I kept forgetting where I was and what I was doing. But there were many nice people who clapped and laughed in all the right places, and at least a few who were REALLY excited about Mandelbrot Set. Then we ordered pizza and did a little podcast interview/round table with Len and Nora of Jawbone Radio – this was the first time I’d ever met them in person. What a couple of assholes. Kidding!

Tomorrow: Little Brother’s in Columbus. Saturday: Canal Street Tavern in Dayton. Also, Friday is my birthday – who wants sheet cake?

Couple of Vids

November 27th, 2006

Here is proof that JoCo has the beat to make the booty go clap, at least if you are baby who listens to Stroller Town.

Craig the college math professor will show this Mandelbrot Set video to his students, whereupon their brains will fall out of their heads.

A W’s Duty vid from Danny. FYI, it has nothing to do with Naruto…

Chiron Beta Prime eCards

November 26th, 2006

Tom created this excellent Flash video for Chiron Beta Prime, and then he and Kerrin over at The Jonathan Coulton Project turned it into an eCard that you must all send at once to your entire contacts list. It’s totally free. Not to mention, it’s a freaking Christmas miracle.

Tour Begins

November 26th, 2006

I am now in a hotel, kicking it wifi style in the lobby. Somewhere over my head, Sinatra’s singing about Christmas.

Tomorrow morning I’ll be on the Bob and Tom show (which I’m sure can be heard on a station near you) along with Paul and Storm. And then of course we’ll play at Birdy’s Bar and Grill at 8 PM tomorrow night.

Now, if you’re planning on coming to this show and you’d like some special treatment (if you know what I mean), I’m looking for someone to run the merch table and sell CDs and shirts and commemorative plates. I’m also looking for merch soldiers in Grand Rapids (Wednesday), Cleveland (Thursday), and Dayton (Saturday). Email me if you’re interested. Special Treatment!

Code Monkey Remix Contest

November 19th, 2006

Quick Stop Entertainment is hosting a Code Monkey remix contest. You have until December 9 to grab the source tracks and warp them into something that makes booties shake. A panel of judges will judge you; Thing a Week box sets will be awarded. We will all have a great time.

Get on it!