My band, Crackhorn!!!, will be performing select tunes from my forthcoming musical experience in August at the annual Farmhilly extravaganza. Preparing for performances have a tendency to sharpen the wits about music, as it forces us to practice and consider the audience. We’ve been stuck on a certain aspect of writing the new record for a… Continue reading Crackhorn Performing At Farmhilly!
Cryns.com is a mess right now. It lacks focus. Sure there is all sorts of great content on the site, but so what? I need to focus. So, I am going to restart this engine. It will start focused and stay focused. My focus will be doing what I do best – telling stories through… Continue reading My Goals With This Website
To answer your question… Yes, we are on Spotify! Both Cryns #3 records are rocking, Faraway Farm is currently blaring in my stereo. Rock on, Lucy! Now only if The Fullerenes would get on board…
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!
I just watched the new Miladic video. Wow! It was directed by the master of fancy names, Fifi 3PO, who also directed Run. Run! Run!!! RUN!!! RUNNNN!!!!
We are now offering pre-orders for the new Cryns #3 album! By pre-ordering, you will be the FIRST to get a digital download of the new record, PLUS you will receive via email a personalized, hand-drawn-by-Toby piece of art! That’s quite a deal! And as if that isn’t enough, Toby will also gladly hand-deliver a… Continue reading Pre-Order the New Cryns #3 Album!
I realized today that our music was not available for sale on this website. WTF?! How did that happen? So, I created a page in the main menu to allow for that! Enjoy! If you have been waiting for years for this advanced functionality to come to the Internets, then simply click the button below.… Continue reading Buy a CD!
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.
I read today that Wednesday night’s Charlie Van Stee Trio show might be one of their last as a band, which saddens me. Those guys have been staples of the local scene for some time. Though, I guess if they are exiting the local stage soon, I am glad that I get to do one… Continue reading Dinkytowner with Charlie Van Stee, Shivering Fits, and Lisa McGuire
I get a good feeling when someone takes my work and repurposes it. A gentleman in England used Rock Star as the music bed in this video: He is trying to raise $2,400 online to help him make his final tuition payment for his master’s degree. If you’ve got a dime, send it his way!… Continue reading I Feel Famous.
Hello ! Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Tonight (4/21) at Trocadero’s in Downtown Minneapolis Looking for something to do tonight? John, Ryan, and I will be rocking out at Trocadero’s tonight as part of the Minneapolis Battle of the Bands. It’s $10 to get in, but parking is free. 🙂 We take the stage at 7:50… Continue reading Cryns #3 Update – Show Tonight at Trocadero's! 7:50 p.m.
I pick LETRON up at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport tonight, and I am pumped about her visit! I’m thinking I will show her around town a bit tomorrow before her super secret performance at my birthday party tomorrow night. If you don’t have the details about that yet, then call my cell phone or ask… Continue reading LETRON Arriving Today!!
Rich Horton, the motivated young gent who owns the Twin Cities’ best local music magazine (Rift Magazine), was kind enough to invite me to participate in the online version of Rift Magazine’s 36-Hour Songwriting Competition. The rules of the competition are simple: Write one song within the given timeframe (36-hours). Record and submit an mp3… Continue reading My Rift Magazine 36-Hour Songwriting Contest Submission – "…in San Francisco"
I met up with Perfect Porridge‘s Greg Swan yesterday to help him upgrade some website software, but the conversation quickly turned to other matters. One item that peaked my interest was a combination cd/vinyl product that Greg noticed a band using. Basically, it is a cd on one side and a record on the other.… Continue reading Vinyl Makes a Resurgence!
I just realized that I forgot to attach the “2 Sisters” mp3 from yesterday’s post. That’s okay, though, because I am attaching it to this post…AND MORE!!! I need your help. We are in the process of deciding on a final mix for our new record and would love to hear your feedback on the… Continue reading Help Me Mix My New Record! Feedback Needed!
(Above: 2 Sisters/SoulSistas at our show last Saturday) Hi! We are rolling! Rolling, I tell ya! Here is a link to our most recent mixdown of “2 Sisters” from our forthcoming record. We are looking for mixing feedback at present – things like “the vocals are too quiet”, “I can’t hear the kick drum”, etc.… Continue reading Mixdown of "2 Sisters" – Feedback?
Y’all were awesome on Saturday night, and together we raised $321 to support our apartment-heating project. That money will help us to get rolling and put us in good shape to continue our efforts next year. Remember, if you rent an apartment in Minneapolis and don’t have control over your heat, your landlord is required… Continue reading Thanks!!!
I hate it when this happens: I was casually surfing the net, reading up on NASA’s most recent adventures, checking out my blog stats, and such, when I accidentally stumbled upon the Amazon mp3 listing for “…if Howard Roark could dance”. There is currently one lonely review listed, and it written by some cocky asshole… Continue reading Help a Brotha' Out: Write a Review on Amazon
It seems that one song off our new record is emerging as the early fan favorite – “I’m Quittin’ My Job!”. I wrote this song two years ago before I quit my former employ. It is wrought full of swear words but also speaks that uplifting, self-liberating phrase that we all have wanted to yell… Continue reading I'm Quittin' My Job! – Thoughts?
As you might know, we are releasing a new record in April or so. We need a music video! I haven’t made a music video since I recorded “Spock’s World” with The Corrupt Sentaors back in 1996. Needless to say, it’s been a while! 😉 If you have any desire to write, direct, or otherwise… Continue reading Anyone Interested in Writing, Directing, or Filming a Music Video?