So I finally got the chance to work on my M-Audio Duo USB interface last night – this was the unit that didn’t work at the Vogue, and I wanted to troubleshoot it before I took it out again. I started out reloading the driver (something I’m not used to having to do with a Mac, and kudos to M-Audio… Read more →
Not that I haven’t bought plenty of music online, but I’m more likely to get the CD of a band I really like, for the sake of completeness. I want the liner notes, the album art, and everything that comes with it. just seems like a fuller experience. The online purchases are usually reserved for difficult-to-get recordings or higher-risk music… Read more →
If you want to listen to the radio interview I did for http://wsradio.com, check out this link. I tried to sound intelligent.
I’m considering a spree (negative in results) of some sort after receiving this MySpace bulletin: James Brown fans and all true Funkateers, our James Brown tour has been backed up till after our Europe & Japan dates which are in June and July so I can tell you now that it will be after we get back, so check the… Read more →
According to this Wired article, the popularity of Guitar Hero is causing some folks to pick up the actual instrument and give it a go. I’m all for getting into music and learning an instrument, but we’ve got too many guitarists already. Seriously, the streets are littered with them. From busking folk-singers to metal wannabes to plumed-hat-wearing SRV clones, everybody… Read more →
Wish I had more – I’m truly kicking myself for missing this event.
Opening weekend for ACT went fine – since we’re not playing all the time, I was able to take in the muffled thud from the biergarten next door between numbers. The Polkaboy-inspired madness Friday night was expected; it was the cover band from Saturday night that surprised me. Was Eric Clapton’s “Forever Man” really a wise choice? I’m fairly sure… Read more →
Radio Radio has Cuba, The Here Now and the Iry tonight. Tomorrow features a Barack Obama benefit (hey, did you hear there’s an election coming up?!) with The Philosophy and a reunited Mab Lab. Sam’s Saloon features Punk Rock Jessie’s 1st Annual Aids Life Cycle benefit on Saturday. Unfortunately, Hayes Carll had to cancel tonight’s show due to illness. Big… Read more →
Having a straight week of rehearsals has been great for getting me up to speed on the score (the singers have been at it longer than us, but we get to read our parts for the whole show, so we win), but I’ll be ready for Saturday night and a little respite. From then on, we’ll only be doing show… Read more →
I’ve been going back through my iPod, trying to catch up on the backlog of albums I’ve loaded in the past weeks (Nicolay was today, and the new Gnarls Barkley waits patiently). Right now, I’m making my way through the Nine Inch Nails Ghost collection (purchased, in the interest of full disclosure, at a local record store as part of… Read more →