Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mention in the Austin Chronicle

Besides the music I make for Hosey and our side projects, I also do music/sound work for dance companies, performance artists, and other weird projects that flutter to life in the avant garde fringes of culture. One such project was providing the score for "Deer, to Me", a multimedia piece put on by the company white road Dance Media. The score was originally put together for the first run of the performance in NYC about two years ago, and just this week it was re-performed over several nights in Austin, Texas. A local newspaper ran a review of the show and complimented the music and mentioned yours truly. It kind of made my day. Here's the link: []

Friday, October 21, 2011


I think I overheard a stranger sum up the general feeling I have toward all the metal bands I've been hearing lately--at live shows, that is, which is how I prefer to listen to music. Recordings are so twentieth century. Anyway, this unknown-to-me nailed it. Here 'tis:

"Bah, this band is all 'ch-chunk chunk!' Where's the 'Meedly meedly meedly meeeee!!!' "?!

Nice. It also reminds me that I need to go check in on what Strongbad is up to these days.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Liquor and Liqueur

I've always found it odd that the pronunciations of the words "liquor" and "liqueur" seem to be reversed. Liquor, pronounced "lick-er", is spelled like it should be pronounced "lick-or". Likewise, liqueur, which is pronounced "lick-or", looks like it should be pronounced "lick-er".

I was once a bartender and this is the kind of stuff I would think about on slow days.