Really, it’s the same old website, only tidier, easier to navigate, and with this blog section a little more prominently placed (to make it easier to notice how rarely I post to it). Rest assured that the 1990s era technology, lovingly used to originally create this internet outpost, lives on into the 21st century.
On Saturday night, I saw an amazing and moving performance of Julian Koster’s band The Music Tapes at Backspace here in Portland. Static, the singing television, and the 7-foot-tall metronome all made their usual contributions. Meanwhile, the time-honored formula of horns, toy instruments, and having a dozen people on stage at once was worked to near perfection. If you have the opportunity to catch them, you absolutely should. It was a memorable show executed by truly sweet people.
The official release of Ross Island Bridge: Volume 1 will be in April. Release show details are forthcoming.
I’ve just completed recording the second song of my follow-up. This one will be a proper solo album. The tambourine is getting a workout.