Del Close Marathon at UCB NY

Del Close Marathon 2006

If you find yourself with nothing to do this weekend and you’re near New York City, you may want to check out the Del Close Marathon at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. $20 gets you all you can eat improv, all weekend long.

Tracks Up the Tree

TUTT: Catch-Up if You Can

Yeah, this was no picnic to put together, but it’s done. Josiah and I recorded this a few days back, but it wasn’t until last night I found the time to cut it up and root for songs. It’s about an hour long so hopefully it will satiate your hungers. Next show up a bit sooner as I am planning to get josiah in the studio next week. Enjoy and stay cool.

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Played on the Show

  1. Jane by Oh No, Oh My!
  2. To Go Home by M. Ward
  3. 100,000 Thoughts by TapTap
  4. Poison House by Orillia Opry
  5. Lovers Who Uncover by Little Ones
  6. Senegal Fast Food by Amadou & Mariam
4 Stars Music Reviews

The Eraser – Thom Yorke

The Eraser The Eraser
Thom Yorke
:4 Stars:

As a band Radiohead is one of those groups which, while my father had bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, innovated and never did the same thing twice. Radiohead has never served the same meal under a different name. Each and every album Radiohead has put out since Pablo Honey has asked the listeners to trust their vision and to accept that you have never heard anything like this before and it sounds nothing like the last album.

The Eraser, however, is a bit of a step back towards the computer-y blips of Kid A. While it may not be a complete departure from the past, this also isn’t completely Radiohead.

The album is dark, as you would expect from Thom, but also seems more personal. It sounds like one guy singing into a computer, which is trying desperately to comfort him. There aren’t too many surprises here for Radiohead fans, the album is lovely to listen to, but isn’t something you will find yourself humming on the supermarket line.

Oddly the I feel this album would do much better if it would have been release a little later in the year, closer to the fall. It’s not a great pool party, anthem driven, fist pump-fest, but then again that’s not really Thom Yorkes M.O. And you probably have Gnarls Barkley for that slot this year.

Long and the Short, pick it up. You’ll be glad you did later on.


Is This Thing On?

Just Josiah here, my lovely and adoring fans! Yes indeed! Ben has graciously granted me access to this fun-filled website. Soon my takeover will be complete. I kid. I kid. Riding shotgun with Benito behind the wheel is A-OK with me. Plus he has to do all the work and I get to drink all the beer.


Just wanted the world to know that we are planning to do a new show. Ben’s computer crashed and he lost most of his files and what-have-yous this past week so we were unable to record. He tells me we should be up-and-running sometime this week. Keep your fingers crossed and we should be able to have a new one out soon.

Much love.


The Big Hard Drive Crash of 2006

Have you backed up recently? If you were like me about 5 hours ago you would have said “Oh shit, no I haven’t thanks for reminding me! You are a lifesaver. What would I do without you?”

Unfortunately nobody said any such thing to me and my hard drive did a very convincing impression of a bellyflop into a pool of concrete… in other words it crashed and failed to mount. My computer gave me an icon of a folder with a question mark, which when you have a system folder on your computer is extremely frightening.

So, after my initial swearing at god, which I’m sure did little to quench his apparent wrath at my hard drive, I went out and bought an extremely pricey disk drive repair utility in a last ditch attempt to get my files back.

What was on the hard drive in question? Glad you ask. All my digital photographs, mail folders, and a lot of my music.

Why hadn’t I backed up in over a year you ask? Well, that’s an easy one… I am a complete farking idiot.

In the meantime, you will all be glad to hear that Josiah and I are getting together for a recording session tomorrow which I’m sure will lead to exploration of the crash of 2006.