Tonight I played at a house party. It was awesome. The hosts were cordial, and the attendees were wonderfully-supportive. There were all sorts of other bands there. As such, the between show chatter surrounded band-related stuff with a healthy dose of cover-band hatin’. Thank you! It was refreshing to have those conversations. I felt at… Continue reading Nervousness
For the last week or so, I have been planning a secret show starring nationally-reknowned jazz guitarist, Randy Napoleon. The invitations have already gone out, however I know that some of the invitations disappeared into the internets. If you are reading this and would like to attend, call me on my cell, and I will… Continue reading Randy Napoleon Secret Show Today!
I have a show in the works that, if it happens, will be totally awesome. It will take place in the Friendly Confines of my house and will feature a totally rocking jazz guitarist. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 12. It will be invite-only due to space restrictions, so be sure to hit me… Continue reading Awesomeness Possibly Coming to a House Near You!
The Grind. The Grind is what happens when I am in search of the next awesome show. The Grind is moving amplifiers at 2 a.m. after playing a show that none of my friends attended. The Grind is hours spent wondering why I do this. The Grind is not being paid for making other people… Continue reading The Grind
I am working with Copycats Media in Minneapolis to print a limited-edition run of 50 cds for our release show on Friday. I have no plans to print more, so if you are like me and prefer the hard-copy of a record, you will want to make your purchase early before these sell out. I… Continue reading CDs Being Printed!
Hold on to your hats, fishermen! We, my bandmates and I, will be bringing you the best music we know how. It will be upbeat. It will be swear-word-laden. It will be enjoyable to the nth degree (so I hear). So, come one come all to the Acadia Cafe. We go on at 11, but… Continue reading We Rock it TONIGHT at the Acadia!
It is with great excitement that I announce this indie-rock trio’s cd-release show for our new album, Faraway Farm and The Bird. The show will take place on Friday, April 2, 2010 at the Acadia Cafe. More details to come as I have them!
It is Friday, and it is 6 a.m. I slept on my tiny love seat last night, and my teeth, which feel like mossy trees, have not been brushed in 24 hours. How did I get here? I don’t know. I am in a slump. I am working too hard and producing too little. My… Continue reading Rhythm.
Thanks to everyone who came out, emailed, called, texted, and otherwise supported our music video-release effort over the weekend! The party on Saturday night was a HUGE success. Highlights included a robot dance-off, an hour-and-a-half of Cryns #3 sing-a-longs, potato chips as far as the eye could see, and a little bit of debauchery (you… Continue reading Video Premiere was AWESOME!!!
Mark your calendar! Saturday, Nov. 14th, we will be performing in Jim’s basement, previewing our new music video, and offering digital downloads of our new album! This is big news in my world, as I have been waiting for this moment for a loooooong time. It’s finally here! This party is by invite-only. Odds are,… Continue reading Saturday, Nov. 14th Video Premiere and Pre-CD-Release Show!!!
Last night at played what can be considered a “secret show” at the Dubliner Pub on University Ave. It was secret, because nobody was there to see it. Sometimes it is nice playing to a small, quiet crowd. When I took the stage, there were 6 people in the bar, including the bartender and me.… Continue reading The Value of Small Crowds
We played at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday morning, where I was able to make a couple of appearances on live TV – I was acting like a jackass behind one of the local TV newscasters. The show was okay. Suffice it to say, we have sounded better. But it wasn’t our fault, entirely. … Continue reading Try Try Again.
“Excited” doesn’t quite capture what I am feeling about this Friday’s show at the Minnesota State Fair. In front of a bunch of my social media friends, I will be performing a set of my most child-friendly material (i.e. no swears). Not swearing poses an intriguing problem, as many of my recently-penned songs import the… Continue reading I'm Playing at this Friday's Social Media Breakfast at the Minnesota State Fair!
Dudes. We rocked the Terminal Bar last Friday night! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! Here are some photos: [nggallery id=19] And here is a short video of “Kirsten Dunst”:
Okay. Let it never be said that the Terminal Bar isn’t a hip place. It is a totally rad place…that just happens to not have redecorated in the last 5 decades. So…Let’s make it rock with a TweetUp! This Friday night at 11 p.m., my band will be taking the stage in full TweetUp style,… Continue reading Terminal Bar TweetUp! This Friday – 11 p.m. at The Terminal Bar
Colin turned 30 last Sunday, and here’s the video to prove it!
Today, for kicks, I decided to try streaming and recording a live concert from my living room. And hot damn! It worked!! Check it out: I think I will try to do one of these regularly… Plus, with UStream, you can interact with me live if you happen to be online while I am recording.… Continue reading Live from My Living Room!
Ummm…Maybe my title overstated what transpired last night. Maybe not. The Terminal Bar show last night was a blast. My voice felt great, and Ryan and John totally nailed their parts. Put simply, we were in a groove, we were rocking it, and we didn’t take any prisoners. I was dancing and working it so… Continue reading Terminal Bar – HELL YEAH!!!
That photo above is of me immediately after John and I laid down a mean 12-song jam in my apartment last night. It is HOT up in HRRRR!!! Tonight, my band will be taking it to the streets! One night only! The Terminal Bar. Us, our instruments, and a gaggle of America’s finest citizens. We… Continue reading Sweat. Rock. Terminal Bar.
Many thanks to Kelly, Kate, and Kelly’s sister, Kate for coming out to the Acadia last night and cheering me on to victory! It’s always nice to have friends in the crowd. 🙂 Kelly requested “Kids” at the end of the set, which I gladly played. It was probably one of the better versions of… Continue reading Last Night at the Acadia Cafe