Thursday, December 30, 2010

Take Your Pick

...lots of work to do yet, but i'm really looking forward to this!

we'll have the LPs available at this show, as well as some great shirts and tote bags and other things that jared has slapped my face all over. bring your spending money!

here's the LP cover, by the way:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Get the Message

these are two improvised phone messages left for me last night, back-to-back, by a dear old friend.

RSD message 1 by mikeadams

RSD message 2 by mikeadams

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I'm not really familiar with this game show, but it seems kind of lame to me. I would, however, love to see a list of "secrets" that the guests brought to the show. I'm guessing there were some real interesting characters in those seats.

I've been learning a bit about John Cale lately and getting excited about his music. Specifically, his pop music. More specifically, the albums Vintage Violence, Paris 1919, and Fear. I'm a pretty casual student in situations like this, and I definitely wouldn't consider myself a fanatic or anything, but this stuff feels really good to me at the moment.

I also really appreciate the way he combines the elements of his experiences in minimalist composition with simple, traditional pop rock elements. Probably my favorite thing about writing music (and I think this is because I'm an untrained ignoramus) is combining a few simple things to create something really complex and beautiful. There's no shortage of folks who are really, really good at that, it's just I think John Cale is one of them.