Book Signing w/Carducci

Saturday, Dec 12 was unseasonably warm; the whole month was. It was 60+ degrees in Chicago while doing a Q&A, book signing/reading session with Joe Carducci (Rock & the Pop Narcotic; Enter Naomi) at Permanent Records. The day before, we did three radio...

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OK, Now We’re Rolling

I did an art show at Luna Cafe which opened Sept 10. It gave me a chance to pull some new images into the collection. Guess I’m getting the hang of this kinda thing, haha. That night I played a solo set of music and was followed by Nick Utrie’s Nutrients...

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Senior, Skate, Shhhhurfin’

July 24 was a kinda pivotal day for me. I’d decided it was time for me to “step out,” as it were, and rally the troops! Tim and Beth Kerr came up from Austin to join me in an art show/book signing event at Eos Surf Shop (only surf shop in...

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Going into 2015…

…the book was selling and being reviewed, and I was pickin’ on a regular basis again. March 20 I played a solo show in Madison at Mother Fool’s with Bucky Pope (ex-Tar Babies). It was rife with forgetting chords and words and making a complete fool...

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Pennies, Parking, Fairies

Whilst in LA promoting the book, I hung out a bit with longtime friend Janet Housden. Her entry in Dave Markey’s and Jordan Schwartz’s “We Got Power!” is a mind-opener (pg 168). There’s no way you can make up a credible story about...

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Then… The Book

In October, 2014, “Sounds of Two Eyes Opening” shipped from the printer and was officially released the next month. I was in LA from November 20 to December 8 to promote its launch with a few book-signings—something I’d never done before—but I...

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Parts—Pickin’—No Packers

When I first moved to Wisconsin I had no internet other than the local coffeehouse. With no allegiance to the GB Packers, spending time in bars was pointless. Been there, done that, no excitement for that life unless yer payin’ me. I started collecting...

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2014—Back to LA

Back in 2010—right when things seemed to be going well musically—I suffered a massive burnout episode that made me hate music and everything I had been playing. It wasn’t fun, and it’s at the heart of why I sold my house and got the hell outta Austin. A...

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The Last Great Rocking Band

Shoutout Dept: First time I saw these guys (in their former identity of Dead Moon) at Garage Shock 1995 in Bellingham, WA, I wondered what the hubbub was about. Folks praised them but for some reason I didn’t get it. Maybe it was my deep romance with traditional...

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Moon Hoax Theorists Can Suck It!

“…in any case, the moon”—Jack Kerouac Hubbub? Always. It’s been over 45 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, and a coupla years ago Buzz Aldrin’s “BEST SELFIE EVER!” made the rounds shaming all self-obsessed picture takers...

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