Category Archives: music


What’s New Pussycat


My back is doing a lot better this round – I’ve been going to a chiropractor and seem to be healing faster.  But, lesson learned: I have to start doing my darn sit-ups again.  *sigh*


I’m eating Poke Cake while icing my muscles.  It freezes beautifully so it’ll last forever. Kinda like Billy Joel.  And kinda like this New Yorker article which took days to read but I loved every moment of it.


(Summer Highland Falls is one of my all-time favorite songs.)

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Saving Face Reunion!  I loved meeting readers in person – sorry we all got chased out before I could say hello to everyone.  We missed having Joan with us; I actually wrote a guest blog for her that same day.  Also, Michelle wrote a post so touching it made me cry on her site.  Who knew we’d all be blogging a decade ago?!?


Here’s an excerpt from the Q&A too.

And speaking of 10th Anniversaries, H.P. Mendoza made this awesome video for his song “In Ten Years.”  If you grew up on Garbage Pail Kids, playing Sierra Games (like me), you’ll be really excited to watch it.


Leap of Faith


A lifetime ago – freshman year at Wesleyan – I don’t know what’s going on in this picture; I don’t know if I actually want to remember.

That was one of the first times I was touched by Danielle Woodrow’s music, and we’re all lucky it’s not the last.  She took a year-long travel sabbatical from a very successful career, during which she wrote enough songs to fill an entire album (<—which you can buy).

This song, Leap of Faith, was written while Danielle was in the Amazon.  Abe co-directed the video with another college friend Isabel!

P.S. Danielle’s back at work now – check out the show she is executive producing, Scorpion, on CBS!


FYF Fest 2014

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Remember my roller coaster retirement?  Well, I have to accept it – I’m too old for music festivals, too.


FYF was as crazy/tiring as it was last year – there were a lot of issues with people waiting for hours/getting lost; plus the VIP tickets Abe sprang for were only good at one stage – making the whole thing a big waste of $$$.


Food options were plentiful, but lines were intense.


We wound up getting Mexican afterwards from La Taquiza, which I’m sure was much cheaper/tastier than anything inside FYF.

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Seeing Haim play was great – but I have to admit I had a lot more fun hanging out with Hops the bunny, who also puts on a good show.



So yeah, I’m no longer a kid.  I can’t stand for long periods of time and walk miles to hear bands play or dance in a crowd anymore.  But that’s okay.  I can always say, back in the day…

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