I know this is a joke and all, but I think it actually could work.
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of...– Said by P.J. O’Rourke. Read on my new favorite blog, 1001 Rules For My Unborn Son, shown to me by Brendan.
All That - David Foster Wallace →
Here’s a link to a short story published in the New Yorker titled, All That. It’s a brilliant excerpt from David Foster Wallace’s unfinished novel, The Pale King. In the first paragraph of the third page there’s the following parenthetical description of the voices that the narrator heard as a child: (I realized just now that another reason that I do not propose to...
A few months ago what should be your favorite band, Cheap Girls, sang a song in a bathroom in Gainesville. God I love this band.
Dude! Dude! Try these nachos!
The interview that changed my life. →
I got really into the band Thrice during my freshman year in college, right after their album The Illusion of Safety came out. At the time that record was honestly the hardest music I’d ever really listened to and enjoyed. In hindsight that seems completely absurd, but it’s true. I am a product of pop-punk. I once owned a Homegrown t-shit. I wore it a lot. Proudly. And I’m...
A few months back I played a song in a women’s bathroom in Gainesville, FL. It came out pretty well I think.
Goodbye Sweet Prince
I got a call from my roommate a few days ago. He skipped small talk and with that monotone voice that is the harbinger of bad news, told me that someone had broken into our house that night, and my bike was gone. Fuck. I was still in Baltimore recording. I never got a chance to say goodbye. She was only one and a half. We had so much more life to live together. Goodbye bike. I hope you at...
What's the Recipe: Our Hunger for Cookbooks. -... →
Here’s a link to a very thoughtful essay from The New Yorker about those of us who read cookbooks as more than just instructional references during activity in the kitchen. As a person with butter, heavy cream, pork lard, and duck fat almost always in my refrigerator, I especially liked the follow excerpt in regard to the way we speak around fat as an ingredient while navigating...
Boring studio footage!!
Rule number one regarding the shoddy documentation of one’s time in a recording studio is to post uninteresting, short videos of the recording process that in no way reveal what the songs sound like. There’s no way I’m ignoring rule number one. Especially when I have gems like these: My job here is done.
Manageable Tongue Twisters →
…we begin by knowing little and believing much, and we sometimes end by...– George Eliot, Middlemarch