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!!!
The day after a great show is always kind of depressing. Last night I was a rock star, and today I am Toby Cryns, mild-mannered computer geek. Last night I was empowered and could potentially change the world. I had a microphone. Today I have a blog, which is a much more passive device. I… Continue reading The day after a great show is always kind of depressing.
Our drummer, John, can’t make it to the show on Saturday, so we have been working with a fantastic guy, Dave, to round out our rhythm section for the show. I am happy to report that after three practices, it is clear that Dave will totally kick ass on Saturday. Just in case you missed… Continue reading Practicing Like Mad for Saturday's Show!
My dad recently asked the question on Twitter, “Do you really want to be famous?”, with the following video of Britney Spears getting harassed by the paparazzi: So, I have been thinking – Do I really want to be famous? I don’t know. On the one hand, the end goal of pretty much any musician… Continue reading Can We Fill Those Seats?
Sometimes when I practice, I like to play along to a random selection of The Meat Purveyors’ tunes. That band plays upbeat bluegrass faster than any other band I have heard. Their music is great, but the way they burn through certain songs is more impressive than their songwriting. During my time in Los Angeles,… Continue reading I Like to Play Guitar Really Really Fast.