Songwriting and Songwronging
Track 2/?: Sally Forth, Porch Song (1996)
July 10, 2014
The reason I called this tape Sally Forth was two-fold: First, my manager Philip Harris used to give me an order to “Sally Forth and conquer” when he would get tired of talking to me (it’s telling that one of the closest group of friends I had developed the term “Paulerance.”) The other was that…
Songwriting and Songwronging
Track 1/?: Sally Forth, Comic Tragedy (1996)
July 9, 2014
In prep for the new album, I’m going to have some fun talking about myself and my stuff for a while. Maybe I’ll learn something in the process. In the spring of 1996, I was in Stone Soup, and we had recorded our album. We were waiting on the final mixes for what seemed like…
Monday 5/?: My Entire Brain Is In This Post
May 5, 2014
I’m not going to fall into the habit of making this a bi-weekly thing, I promise. First things first — there’s a new Song Monkey video up, you should click the link on the homepage and go look at that. You can also, as of today, either use my site store or bandcamp to pre-order…
FREAKING OUT: Monday 4/?
April 21, 2014
The album is mixing, the album is being mixed, the album is amidst mixing, the album is amixt. I’m passive for the first time in the process, waiting for Brandon’s first pass to stick its head out, and I’m nervous as hell all the time. It’s not that I don’t trust Brandon. It’s that the…
Monday 3/? Taking a Mulligan
April 14, 2014
I missed one! I forgot one Monday to indulge my need to vent to the internet. If you were waiting for that content, I’m very sorry to have disappointed you. This past week was an unusually work-heavy one — my boss at the day job was off on a vacation all week, so I did…
Well, we’ve moved: Monday 2/?
March 31, 2014
Well, we’ve moved. Yesterday, Ana and I lifted our posts and hitched a ride from FlatRate all the way up to Bedford Park, an area in the Bronx heavy on art deco but light on crazy rents. We have a lot more space, almost more than we know what to do with, and it’s pretty…
Here’s this thing: Monday 1/?
March 24, 2014
I’m finding that updating this thing takes discipline that I haven’t been forcing on myself, so here goes — every Monday I will just dump my thoughts out whether there’s a cogent post in it or not. You can read it or not. Eventually I’m gonna find something, hopefully a balance between the prosaic and…
Obligatory New Year’s Post
January 2, 2014
Another ball has dropped, leaving us all to pick ours up and get moving. I’m out of the cliché NYE resolutions — I’m drinking less, eating healthier, losing weight, recording, experimenting with riffs — for once I’m coming into a new year in full swing of getting everything I need to get done, done. That…
Rapture Lounge this Thursday!
December 23, 2013
If you’re wandering the streets of Astoria this Thursday evening, please stop in and watch me play at the Rapture Lounge from 9 to 9:45 — Rapture is a great wine-and-cocktail spot, with a nice lounge atmosphere and a friendly staff. Come early and stay late, there are people playing before and after me!
7 Reasons to be at An Beal Bocht this Sunday
December 16, 2013
I’m playing at An Beal Bocht this Sunday, and here is a list of reasons you should go: 1. The ambience: Beal Bocht is beautiful, with an atmosphere that evokes every living room you wish you had, while holding that Irish pub charm. The tables are scattered and unmatched, lending a feeling of informality that…