Monthly Archives: May 2012

365 DotU, Day 109 Is Up For Another Round of Metacoverage!

So, once upon a time there was a cabaret-punk musician named Amanda Palmer. Y’all may have heard of her — she’s been in the news lately for rocking a phenomenal Kickstarter campaign (and, along the way, starting some amazing conversations about … Continue reading

Posted in A Monumental and Daunting Task, Jammy Goodness

The Habitrail Critic Is in Awe…

…of the following paragraph (found in Charlie Jane Anders’ io9 review of MIBIII):      If you walk into Men in Black 3 believing in God, you will leave an atheist. If you walk     into Men in Black 3 a Libertarian, … Continue reading

Posted in Habitrail Critic

365 DotU, Day 108 Is Feeling A Bit Thirsty

When the Lake Avenue Jam Band first came together to play, we did some brainstorming and song-exchanging in order to build our first cover set. We discovered, in that exchange, both some striking differences and some pretty cool points of … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 107 Has No Rival In Cheese

I have these little obsessions. You know this. I am goofily infatuated, for example, with the film Highlander (and the television series as well). The sequels can all go hang, as far as I’m concerned, but the first film and the … Continue reading

Posted in A Monumental and Daunting Task, covers

The Dubious Joys of Enhanced Muzak

Performing music to a live audience is an interesting experience. Sometimes you’re playing a concert or  some other sort of show where the crowd is focused on you — you are what they’ve paid to see. Sometimes you’re a part … Continue reading

Posted in live music

365 DotU 106 Is A Jerk, But Not THE Jerk

It’s an absolute stunner of a sunny day, I have a mountain of grading in which I am still barely making a dent, and the only relief I can find is on the deck in the sunshine (the location chosen … Continue reading

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