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Joe’s Pub live stream

lookie here, a whole show at Joe’s Pub, livestreamed to the everywhere. Nice still image kicking the whole the off. I gotta remember to do that more often.

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singing backup for Laurie Anderson on Letterman

An amazing experience. Laurie is a hero for me and she was a total pro to work with, not to mention a hugely charming individual. All of her musicians (Rob Burger, Bill Laswell, Colin Stetson) are trained assassins, and my fellow backup singers (David Driver and Theo Bleckman) went 0 to 60 in no time(…)

CD Release Week

Four shows in one week, a mini-tour of our favorite New York venues: Barbes, the Living Room, Union Hall, Rockwood Music Hall.  Thanks to everyone who came out to see us.  That was super fun. And now, at last, this Honker of an album is set loose upon the universe.  Be good, little album, and(…)

Funding Our New Album — An Awesome Kickstart!

We’re funding our new album with help from fans, friends and this amazing website called Kickstarter, which allows people to donate to the project. With the record industry being what it is, this is a super exciting new way to try to fund an album.  We only get the money if we meet our fundraising(…)

A podcast interview with Kadmus Arts about writing plays and songs.

Nathan Lipton 1911-2009

My Grandpa Nathan passed away on Saturday.  He was 97 years old.  I’m sorry that he had to go but I’m relieved for him — 97 years is a long time and he was pooped. He had been ready to move on for the past few years at least.   I couldn’t be at the(…)

NY Magazine Best of Issue

Sweet!  

Dryden High

i can’t say that i had many fantasies about our band playing a high school in upstate new york, but man, this was one of the best music experiences i’ve ever had. a great teacher at Dryden High named Bob McMahon had seen us play Celebrate Brooklyn, and through sheer hustle and will, got grant(…)

Self-Couscous

why blog? i don’t know, exactly. maybe this is a place where i can talk about things in a more expansive way. do i have things to expand upon? maybe this will be a place for pictures and other media, and very few words. that would be some kind of accomplishment, to communicate without all(…)