Going Pro

Today I spent a couple of hours hanging with Charlie Van Stee in my apartment.  Together, we listened to the demo tracks from his forthcoming release, “Tigers will eat you!”  (You can listen to most/all of the tracks on Charlie’s Facebook page.)  It is his most heartfelt effort to date, imho. Charlie wants to make… Continue reading Going Pro

Music to Swear By

If you haven’t checked out Music to Swear By‘s podcast series, you are missing out.  It is a perfect mix of smart humor, satire, music, and fart jokes.  Seriously. Last night, John, Ryan, and I had the pleasure of recording a soon-to-be-released “Music to Swear By” episode in the fancy basement recording studio of ringleader,… Continue reading Music to Swear By

Music To Swear By Recording Tonight!

Local podcaster, extra-ordinairre, Tony Fu, has invited John, Ryan, and me over for a recording of his “Music to Swear By” podcast.  I am pumped! Tony likes music with swear words on it.  He heard us play one night and liked our verbs. More to come as I have it!

Back to the Piano

I have been getting back to my Minneapolis roots recently, playing piano and writing some sweet new tunes on the instrument.  Those who are keen to our local history will remember my first Twin Cities band, Arthur Dent, as well as my weekly solo performances with Dave Brusie at Sportsman’s Pub in SE Minneapolis (btw,… Continue reading Back to the Piano

"I think I might be evil." Audio Commentary

“I think I might be evil.” is one of my favorite songs on Faraway Farm & The Bird.  The songs on my records are like children – I love them all differently.  haha!  This song, like most of my recent music, is autobiographical and about a lady.   Enjoy! http://www.cryns.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/podcast-i-think-i-might-be-evil.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

"Monster" Audio Commentary

The song, “Monster”, is extra special to me, because it was originally penned by my sister, Liana.  She is probably the best songwriter I know, and I took her song and re-crafted it to suit my artistic vision. http://www.cryns.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/podcast-monster.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download