Wednesday, December 26, 2007

killing time while waiting for the keys

I was little once:

Also, I have a new guitar:

Thursday, December 13, 2007

How The World Works: Mexico

Andrew is teaching me how the world works:
“Because people who have seasonal jobs in the states—landscapers, some types of contractors, etc.—they don’t like working in the colder months. They buy a few cars in the states in the fall, fill ‘em with stuff, drive them to Central America, sell the stuff, and then live off the profits for the winter like kings and queens!”

Mateo took a bite of his grouper taco.

Still chewing, he added, “Hey, I make $1,000 a week busting my butt driving a cab in Manhattan. Why would I stay there in the winter when it’s freezing when I could relax by the beach for a few months in my home country? It doesn’t make sense. Once I sell these cars, I’ll relax for three months in El Salvador and have a little vacation. Little! Hah!” He laughed at the simplicity of it all.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Yule Tide

We did it! We Meltdowns finally made a Christmas song! BEFORE Christmas! (although... isn't it always... before... the next one?)

Anyway, we turned our entire website into a big e-card so you can listen to the song, down lode it, or mail it to people you loves. Check it.

My son. My son has gotten older. He's still effeminate.
What the hell am I supposed to buy an effeminate 26 year old man?
You would think by now he's made up his mind to spend the rest of his life that way.

Manly Stuff.

Power tools. Books about motorcycles. Insulated flannel. Yeah, there's always a chance.

My turn at the line!

Friday, December 07, 2007

When I got the music, I got a place to go

Show tonight (Fri Dec 7, 9pm) in Montclair!!! 8 Park St., below the street. Meltdowns, Screaming Females, OAOTs, Porchistas. Who's fuckin AWESOME?

Maybe see you there.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"I'll be rude, I'll be rude, I'll be rude, only with you"

Been a little busy over the last few weeks. I just bought the Cansei de Ser Sexy record. The American release, anyway. Can't believe I waited this long, I'd been listening to "Let's Make Love..." for a long time. I'm in love with Lovefox. It's true. The whole record deserves some discussion, instead of just unjustified praise. It's really simple, it's really well done, it's deadly. It's everything that would make you fall in love with a woman... me, anyway. From the fun of "Alcohol", to the libido and sarcasm of "Meeting Paris Hilton" and "Off The Hook," to the vitriol of "This Month, Day 10," it's a big beautiful pile of fun songs that cross a broad range of human emotion and a way of looking at it that I'm really into.

Also, the hot beats, and the way it's sung. Goddamn you half Japanese girls. Music is my girlfriend.

Speaking of which, I've a gig this Saturday, Dec 1st, at the Lamp Post in Jersey City. We're playing with Screaming Females, which has me very excited and kinda nervous, they're very good. I'll just shove that nervousness down there with my socks. We've been practicing for this one, and we've some new songs to boot. The Lamp Post is a cool joint, and I'm hoping we can make it another *place* to go see live rock music in this area. It's really accessible and I actually know the folks who work there! Rock!

If you want to come, know that it starts at 10pm, and it's a 21+ joint. It's at 382 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Suit Yourself

When I see pictures like this, I can't help but wonder, "How DOES George W. Bush resist what must be the most incredible urge to commit suicide?"

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

City Without Walls!

Colleen has two works that were selected for CWOW! Y'all should come to Newark.
25th annual Metro show
reception: thursday 11/15:6-8 pm
6 crawford st
newark NJ

come to newark and hang out!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

man i want to just go

far far away from the city lights...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Mary William and Anne, originally uploaded by Pintado.

We get all pink in the cheeks.

mixing: serious bizness

buggin out w/ daniel, adam and gerry in south amboy!

the cookie monster metal band next door doth distract us from SERIOUS BIZNESS!


Tuesday, October 23, 2007


So who wants to buzz my head? Getting shaggy. Same old story. WUZZUN ME.

back in the day

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Something Important In My Brain Just Broke

I haven't listened to the Dismemberment Plan in about a year and a half. Maybe two. I had an overdose back in college, couldn't really get into T-Mo's solo stuff, and I moved on.

Tonight for kicks I put on some tracks from Is Terrified and Emergency & I and one things stands out in particular that frightens me:

I can't listen to these songs anymore, they're TOO SLOW! ...

So... anybody dig the new Daughters record yet?

I prefer Melt Banana, myself, they know when to end a song, and they're actually sexy.

Jacki you cannot shame me into posting

Alright, maybe a little.

I'm playing a halloweener gig in your brunzwick. In Your Brunzwick. I like the sound of that.

Sat the 27th at Suydam St, w/ Love Trilogy.

I need a costume.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hell O, No 1 is AVAIL able 2 TAKE your CALL

Hi. I'm not here, not really. Vapors. I just have this account to participate in comments on blogger, say hello to my friends. Might use it someday, dunno. Till then, you can find me here, and from there, elsewhere, and beyond, until we've been everywhere together and we'll just settle down already.

My band rawks, we'd like to take off your pants and get you to dance.