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:: Tuesday, June 5, 2007 ::

FIRST SINGLE, "RUN," FEATURED
ALT-ROCK TRACK ON ARTIST DIRECT 

"Run" has been chosen alongside the White Stripes, Ryan Adams and Yellowcard as a featured alternative rock track on major music directory Artist Direct.


NEW RECORD, ALL IN releases JUNE 11:


Photography by Kelly Stuart || Design by Christian Bowers



1 Something New
2 How it Ends
3 OK to Go
4 Girlfriend Weather
5 Packing My Bags
6 Run
7 Ever Since
8 Whatever You Say
9 Sweet Anesthesia
10 Please Stop Leaving
11 You Could Be Anywhere
12 Better Here

Download the demo version of "Ever Since" from the official MySpace page.
Follow along with the progress by checking out the diary.

:: mike 5:49 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, June 2, 2007 ::
An interesting video treatment idea came in. Whattya think?:


"Ever Since".....thats the one!
I had a vision of the video.

Check this out!

Village subway station.
You are an out of work artist, drawing people in the subway for money.
When you are not working you spend your time drawing your dream girl.
One day you hold the picture to the subway headlight and....Viola... she walks off the train.
You chase her, but lose her. You rush back to your studio to look at all the other pics of her,
hoping to find a clue as to where she goes. You wait everyday in the same place for
her...drawing her....she never returns.

(Scene change) Second verse

Your dream girl is on the train with a an artists pad she is an artist as well, drawing her
dream guy, the pic is you. Her train stops at your station. You are both too involved with
drawing that you don't look up. The door closes. Suddenly you notice each other as the train
pulls away. Its too late

(second bridge/ chorus)

She holds her picture up against the window...its a picture you and and her.
You do the same. You had both been drawing yourself into the pictures. That day.

(Musical interlude)

(Slow motion)
Subway wind blows your pictures down the tracks....you watch as they fade into the distance
being pulled away by the subway wind.

( Last bridge/ chorus)
She gets off the next stop...
She i looking down the tracks. The wind catches her hair, she see the pictures blowing
toward her. She starts gathering them....as she is picking up the pictures, the next train
comes in.
There you are on the train holding a picture of you and her against the window.

Its a hit bro! You should push that tune. I like it more each time i hear it.

I am never wrong. Im just always a day late and a dollar short.
:: mike 11:23 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, May 17, 2007 ::
Here's a solo version of “Ever Since,” shot live at the 2006 Holiday Show at Joe’s Pub, NYC.
The new record, ALL IN will be released on June 11, 2007.



CLICK ON THE PIC









YouTube URL: http://youtube.com/watch?v=nAxSl9PSzDU
:: mike 10:57 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, April 27, 2007 ::


Beware the Monsters of (Soft) Rock!

Let us whisk you away on a deep-piled shag carpet ride through rock & roll's biggest oxymoron.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM





Songs You Didn't Know Were Covers

Most covers of classic modern-era songs practically announce themselves — you know, like when Diddy erases Sting's "Every Breath You Take" vocal and grafts his own rap atop the existing track. Some artists, happily, are a bit more subtle about it. Hence our list of songs you didn't know were covers — hope we're not spoiling any secrets here.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 11:43 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 ::
I interviewed Gallows after their fourth-ever Stateside gig. They are insane, and so are the two videos we made (extra points if you can find me in one of them)

SXSW 2007: Gallows Interview
U.K.'s Gallows are like a punch in the face. A good punch in the face. CLICK HERE

SXSW 2007: Gallows
UK punk phenoms tear up Austin, Texas in their fourth-ever Stateside gig. CLICK HERE

...and SO much more, on the site, and on the way.
:: mike 10:47 AM [+] ::
A piece I’ve waited all winter to assign and edit:



Closing Pitchers' Most Memorable Entrance Music


To close major league ball games, you need cojones — and a killer theme song. We've compiled some of the best curtain callers in recent MLB history.

CLICK ON THE PIC


Labels:


:: mike 10:43 AM [+] ::
Loads more stuff from my SXSW trip still coming in and going up on Blender.com:


SXSW 2007: Cold War Kids


Cali indie rockers go to Austin, visit awesome old houses, rock out.

CLICK ON THE PIC





:: mike 10:37 AM [+] ::

My Music: Larry the Cable Guy


The "Git-'Er-Done" guy gives us his surefire karaoke selection,
and a very new way to look at Whitney Houston.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

Labels:


:: mike 10:27 AM [+] ::
Jury Duty: I'm beginning to like it here. All the busy anonymity of an airport, except the only place anyone's going to is jail.
:: mike 10:08 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, March 19, 2007 ::
VIDEO: Mike Errico and Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne at South By Southwest



Wayne makes the connection between SXSW and herpes. Finally.



CLICK ON THE PIC










FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 4:59 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 ::
Lunacy.

I realize I never even said that I went to Mardi Gras, and here I am going to South By Southwest tomorrow at 6 AM. OK, then. Well, those things are happening. Now you know.

Mardi Gras Noise Parade Video with the friends I met while volunteering at the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund: http://www.blender.com/video/963/MardiGrasNoiseParade2007.video

Bourbon Street craziness on Maxim, featuring our new friend, Jessica: http://www.maximonline.com/MardiGras/video/405.aspx

NOLA is hurting, but struggling to rebound from an unbelievable situation.

South by Southwest should be interesting.

OK. Time to pack.

m
:: mike 4:41 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, March 12, 2007 ::
R.I.P Brad Delp, lead singer of Boston.


:: mike 7:54 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, March 9, 2007 ::
"(Not so) Sad" makes the Maxim homepage today under a lingerie shoot for Brooke Burns. Nice. Just don't listen to the words, Brooke...

CLICK HERE
:: mike 12:14 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, March 8, 2007 ::
FIRST LOOK: ALL IN


Photography by Kelly Stuart || Design by Christian Bowers



1 Something New
2 How it Ends
3 OK to Go
4 Girlfriend Weather
5 Packing My Bags
6 Run
7 Ever Since
8 Whatever You Say
9 Sweet Anesthesia
10 Please Stop Leaving
11 You Could Be Anywhere
12 Better Here


Download the demo version of “Ever Since” from the official MySpace page.

:: mike 3:56 PM [+] ::
Check out a these new videos on Blender.com:



Notorious B.I.G.: UNRELEASED LIVE CLIP
"Warning," featuring rare footage of the big man in action.


Grizzly Bear: Knife
Seriously. We have no idea what is going on here. But it's cool.


Albert Hammond, Jr.: 101
The Strokes frontman steps out, gets on his bike, crashes, loses limbs.


Grant Lee Phillips: Live at South By Southwest
A solo acoustic version of "Mighty Joe Moon".


Meet: The Trucks
Bellingham, Washington's guitar- (and dude-) free quartet declare their mission statement: rock!


Weird Band Alert! Beret
Hardcore mayhem and slaughter on the crosstown bus: clearly the work of the French.


Weird Band Alert! Hockey Dad
Proof that somewhere in this world, someone has a more embarrassing parent than you do.

:: mike 3:52 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, March 1, 2007 ::


Video: Slayer Visits the Troops!

The thrash veterans visit a military base for the first time, and the troops gave them a close-up look at some very dangerous—and very awesome—toys.

By Mike Errico and Brian Berkowitzh

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 12:02 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 ::
Excerpted from an email, but did my heart good, as a closet Seger fan...

Top Catalog chart sales for the week

#5. Bob Seger "Greatest Hits"
Sales this week: 11,473
Cume: 7,985,324

This number would put Seger at number 94 on the MAIN chart. Which would make him bigger than...

Madonna, whose stiff "Confessions Tour" album only moved 10,882.

And Diddy, whose "Press Play" only sold 10,797.

Bigger than the Pussycat Dolls, who only sold 10,648.

Bigger than the Decemberists, who only sold 6,029.

As for Madonna, you'd have to slide all the way down to number 136 on the catalog chart to find her "Immaculate Collection", which moved 2,529 copies this week, for a cume of 5,519,776. But it's she that gets all the press. Isn't Bob Seger that has-been from burned-out Detroit?

... go get 'em Bob. I loved the show, bought the baseball jersey, yelled through "Hollywood Nights," and felt like a dork. At least I have company.
:: mike 12:57 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 ::

:: mike 2:49 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, February 23, 2007 ::

Attack of the Retro Rock T-Shirts!


Erica Easley, T-shirt collector and coauthor of Rock Tease: The Golden Years of Rock T-Shirts, divines the history of rock by deciphering clues left at the merch table.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM


:: mike 2:40 PM [+] ::

:: mike 2:36 PM [+] ::
ACE RESPONDS TO RUMORS OF HIS DEMISE
 
New York, NY (February 23, 2007) –“ Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated” - Ace Frehley
 
Contrary to published reports, Ace Frehley, formerly of KISS, is alive
and well and working on his highly anticipated solo album.
 
It has been erroneously reported on various websites and wire services
that the legendary guitarist had committed suicide.
 
Not so!
 
“I don’t know how this ridiculous rumor got started,” smiles Ace, as he
eats his daily allotment of wheat germ, preparing to jump back on his
treadmill.
 
                                                #       #        #
:: mike 8:35 AM [+] ::

Country Music's Biggest Badasses



L.A. is an ungodly shrine to trash and excess. Dozens of great talents have gone to New York to die. But Nashville is the place where all the really bad stuff happens. Welcome to the Hee-Haw Babylon...

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM


:: mike 7:40 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 ::

Incubus: Exclusive Video Interview


The core of the band discusses the new record, beating friends with a 2 x 4.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM


:: mike 9:05 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, February 12, 2007 ::
First review of the record...

Turns out the printers have been fans for a while:

The record is fantastic. It showcases your writing range, does justice to the gems that we fans have wanted on a fully produced disc (Ever Since, You Could Be Anywhere), and tracks like Something New provide some serious bait for new fans - the way that Grace did for me when I heard it on WXPN. I can't wait until you release it and I can let my fiancee hear it!

I'm positive that you're going to love the discs too - that image is a great one, and nobody in the business prints better looking CDs than we do.





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:: mike 1:13 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, February 9, 2007 ::


My Music: Lisa Lampanelli



The Queen of Insult Comedy rifles through her record collection and calls us fags.
Now we're smitten.



By Mike Errico

CLICK ON THE PIC





FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 9:08 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, February 8, 2007 ::
A good time, in 2 parts:


Part One: CLICK HERE

Watch it for a minute.

Part Two: CLICK HERE



yay.
:: mike 2:30 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, February 7, 2007 ::
Just more insanity from a fan of "Happy": CLICK HERE

You just never know what's going to stick to the wall in this world. I'll tell you.
:: mike 6:22 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, February 6, 2007 ::
Sometimes, even Static X can't keep you awake. But I'm trying it. It's the sound of angry insects.

This post will have to be bullet-pointed:

- Bob Seger is a genius. Total genius. I've been weeping to the guitar line in "Main Street" my whole life. The sweeping epic of "Night Moves," his McCartney gem "We've Got Tonight," and the harrowing tale of life off the rails in "Hollywood Nights" - I mean, it's too much to handle. Sure, he's older, frail, unable to lift his body off the ground when cueing the band... but the songs are tanks, indestructible, bulletproof arena rockers. Everyone knew every word. Why he's not spoken of in the same breath as Bruce Springsteen is beyond me. They are easily on par, in my mind. Next up: another date with Willie Nelson, at Radio City. I hope you are doing what you can to see the older artists. They are geniuses. Let your friends laugh at you all they want. I'm telling you.

- I wrote the Blender.com Valentine's Day Gift Guide. I've been sent robots, vibrating toothbrushes, infused tequilas. With a little creativity, I can make a pretty good time out of those ingredients.



Blender.com Valentine's Day Gift Guide


If you don't know what they listen to, you shouldn't be swapping spit with them. If you do, give them these awesome gifts!

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM


- I've been doing a lot of radio interviews for various pieces, and to provide kooky opinions and sound bites. While on the air on Sirius last week, there was a thumping on the studio door, and Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling burst in, fresh from Howard, I guess. He was wearing a tight gray belly shirt with his belly literally stretching it beyond the capability of the fabric. His belly button looked like a distended inny which was now, against its will, popped into an outie. He walked up to me, smiled, punched me in the shoulder, grabbed my mic and began a series of "How fat was she?" jokes.

"Ask me how fat she was," he cackled.
"Uh...how fat was she?"
"She was so fat, when she goes to the movies, she gets two seats, and doesn't even notice the armrest in between!"

... like that. For about five minutes. Then he punched me again, and split.

- More pithy opinions, from AM New York yesterday:

http://www.amny.com/entertainment/am-dating0205,0,7990777.story?coll=am-homepromo-briefs
Dating Life

Going for the best Valentine's Day EVER

Special to amNewYork

February 5, 2007

No holiday so polarizes the American public quite like Valentine's Day. Arousing both derision and delight (sometimes simultaneously), we can't quite figure out whether we love or hate it. Is it a sweet chance to celebrate romance or yet another occasion designed to pressure anxious men, bolstering Hallmark's bottom line?

"It's pointless," says Sean, 25, "because there's an inherent need to be the best at gift giving. Either you're trying to beat what the last dude gave her, or you're trying to top yourself from last year."

Not to mention, he adds, "it's always an uphill battle. You can't give her a diamond ring one year and a teddy bear from Duane Reade the next. You have to top the diamond ring!"

Hmm. Beating, topping, being better at -- why is it men always make everything into a competition? Or maybe that¹s the right way to look at it. In the wake of the Super Bowl, perhaps men would enjoy Valentine's Day more if they made it into a competitive sport.

To that end, men, listen up: think of this year as the First Annual Best Valentine's Day EVER Contest.

Need some suggestions? I asked a few hundred readers about their 'best ever' Valentine's Day gifts, and here's what they said:

"The best gift ever? Being driven to an airport and you don't know where you're going, packing the bare essentials with just one hint of where you¹re headed," says Mike Errico, editor in chief of Blender.com. I second Mike on this one ­-- and I promise she won't care where she's going, as long as it's warm, sunny, and paid for.

Other Best Gifts Ever? One guy gave his girlfriend a pair of love birds ('obviously with the cage!'). Other men cited slightly more unconventional gifts as their favorites. "Stacks of 85% cocoa chocolate," "ice cream," "a plastic cricket in an applesauce jar," "home baked gingerbread man," "a subscription to Maxim," and "Tweety Bird balloon and a basket of sugar cookies." And yes, I got the inevitable male favorite response: "sex" (and various permutations on it), but to counter that, at least one fellow answered that the best gift he had ever given or received was "love."

Aww. See? It doesn't take that much to make a woman swoon.

...etc.


Actually, that's a lot. Let's leave it at that for now.
:: mike 12:03 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, January 25, 2007 ::
So, yes, I'm going to see Bob Seger tonight. I didn't think it merited national news. But ABC seems to disagree.

Link: CLICK HERE

[NOTE: All misspellings, including the egregious "Zepplin" are theirs.

Sympathy for the Devil: Dead Rock Stars Sell Their Souls

Jimi Hendrix's Image Will Adorn A New Energy Drink, But Some Profits Go to Charity

By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/print?id=2820718

Jan. 24, 2007 ­ - In the booming energy drink business, one newcomer promises to help clear the purple haze around your brain: "Liquid Experience" will carry the iconic image of Jimi Hendrix, who died of a drug overdose after a short-lived, rock-studded career.

The non-alcoholic drink -- produced by New-Zealand based Beverage Concepts and due to hit the market in April -- is just one of many products from cars to baby clothing that are capitalizing on the star power of aging or dead rockers.

Celebrity and estate sales accounted for $3.5 billion in licensing ventures in the U.S. and Canada this year, according to Licensing Letter, a tip sheet that provides industry data for executives. "Celebrities and estates are getting stronger -- it's not just dead rock stars," said publisher Ira Mayer, a baby boomer who says he watched Hendrix's last performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" in 1970. "We all have our own audiences and emotional connections." Though Hendrix doesn't make Forbes magazine's Top-Earning Dead Celebrities, Hendrix's estate still made $6 million in 2004. The richest dead rock star is Kurt Cobain, with an annual income of $50 million, followed by Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, George Harrison and Bob Marley.

Healthy Drink, Unhealthy Lifestyle

To some rock aficionados, the message of "Liquid Experience" is paradoxical -- an ostensibly healthy vitamin-imbued drink tied to a raucous guitar player who suffocated to death from a barbituate overdose at the age of 27. And many who hold Jimi Hendrix in musical god-like status say his image as been poisoned. Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, told the Associated Press that the greatest guitar player of all time had been "cheapened" by commercial venture. But the Hendrix family defends the Liquid Experience deal. Janie Hendrix, Jimi's sister, who is CEO of the family's Seattle-based company, said Beverage Concepts agreed to give back a percentage of sales to education and music-related charities and to drug rehabilitation programs. They also hope to sponsor a guitar competition for young people. "Jimi was a huge inspiration to people," said Hendrix of her brother, who wrote 110 songs durings his tragically short career.

In the 1990s, after a series of lawsuits, the family gained control of his music. "He transcended generation, color, sex and race, and that legacy continues to last." Bob Merlis, publicist for the Hendrix Experience says the drink deal is not out of bounds."I don't think it's egregious," he says, "Its a standard grocery product, not arsenic. The market for his music is growing younger and younger."

Rock Still Rocks

Jimi Hendrix and other celebrity rock stars are effective advertising tools in a new era of cross-generational marketing, when age means less than lifestyle. In television commercials, Led Zeppelin is background music for a Cadillac commercial. The Who, The Rolling Stones, Bono and John Mellencamp shill for cars, insurance companies, iPods and trucks. Target's latest ad campaign features the Beatles' "Hello, Goodbye."This kind of advertising appeals to both young and old and is a new shift in marketing, according to Matt Thornhill of The Boomer Market, a company that advises the marketing industry on how to reach the 77 million consumers born between 1948 and 1960. "This is the generation that has been the traditional target of product marketing: the 18 to 34-year-old group. But half of those consumers have now aged out of that demographic -- yet refuse to believe they are getting old," he said.

As a result, companies redefined their strategies. Age doesn't matter in today's marketing -- its life styles. "I don't know why they would affix an energy drink to a dead rock and roll guy," joked Thornhill. Still, Thornhill sees the genius in the Liquid Experience marketing campaign: expanding a product's reach by appealing to 20-somethings, but designing it for the boomers."It's a perfect marketing tool and has the best potential to straddle two generations," Thornhill said. "Using an aging rocker is the best way to interest the baby boomers."

Good for a Gag Gift

But some in Generation Y are more skeptical about the appeal of "Liquid Experience.""When I see these ads, I think, 'Please don't ruin the image for me,'" said Amanda Schupak, 25 and a youth scene reporter for Forbes magazine. She listens to both the Rolling Stones and the new indie rock band Cursive. "The classic artists have idol status," she says. Still, she understands the power of marketing. "It's hard to argue when some stars are able to make more money from the grave than many are making while they're alive."Would she buy Liquid Experience? "I might just once and give it away as a gag gift," Schupak said.

[Blender.com] Editor Mike Errico's online music magazine caters to 26-35 year olds with a "snarky attitude." He says he is excited that he will be attending a concert with Bob Seger -- a 1980s rock star whose song "Like a Rock" is featured in Chevrolet commercials. Blender readers are still in awe of classic rock. Errico says, "It was a much different music industry then, with fewer choices, and these rock stars were able to make a deeper impression. Hendrix was pre-Internet, pre-MTV and pre FM radio in some cases...you didn't have an iPod, you had a record collection, and in terms of number of songs, it was vastly smaller."

The grand-scale living of the legendary rock stars was elevated to cult status and new bands have continually tried to emulate the sheer power of the 1970s rock culture. "It's like evolutionary biology," said Errico. "Smaller, more evolved and business savvy music makers are in awe of the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Today's bands make music in their apartments and garages. None have the gigantic studios of Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd, where they were blowing drugs and money out of the air vents." The danger, said Errico, is that the star is remembered for all eternity by the product he endorses. Does anyone care that George Forman, who now sells cooking grills, had a boxing career?

Neal Ferrassani, a 28-year-old web developer from Los Angeles, who used to work as a major-label recording engineer, has listened to early classic rock all his life. But he sees hypocrisy in marketing to his generation."Those are my musical heroes," said Ferrassani,. "I'm not sick of hearing the bands, but I'm sick of seeing them on TV. The day I hear Nirvana when Courtney Love is hard up for cash, it's going to kill me."

Hearing today's indie band Postal Service hawking for UPS doesn't offend him. But when he heard Led Zepplin on a Cadillac ad, he turned off the channel. "My heart sunk," he said."The sixties generation was anti-establishment and they gave us a lot," said Ferrassani. "We grew up with their music and thought they were a pretty cool generation. But now they chew themselves up and spit themselves out. They have lost their souls in the process."
:: mike 7:25 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 ::
While wandering through galleries in Chelsea last weekend, I discovered a genius photographer named Henry Wessel. I just love it. Check it out.
:: mike 4:43 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 ::
WTF:

:: mike 1:28 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, January 15, 2007 ::
Holiday Show 2006 images are up in the photo gallery of the site.

:: mike 1:30 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, January 8, 2007 ::
Funny:

Hey Mike,

I was talking to my friend the other day and she started singing a line from
"Daylight"...and she sings, "...pull the panties off my eyes"...and I said,
"I think it's 'pennies'" and she says, "I've been singing 'panties' since I
first heard the song"...

I guess it kind of works both ways.
-T
:: mike 9:29 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, January 5, 2007 ::
Witness the proliferation: now they're running with my expert Britney commentary. CLICK

:: mike 12:19 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, January 4, 2007 ::
It's a brave new world when ABC starts asking me to comment on the fate of Britney Spears... and yet, it has finally happened. CLICK HERE.

Now that I'm an expert, I think it's time to start auditioning dancers. Changing things up. Wearing knee pads. Posing with a giant albino boa constrictor. Making out with Paula Abdul. Talking about, you know, the club or something.

But mainly just auditioning dancers.

I mean, everyone knows it's important to have a strong corps behind me so our moves crackle all the way to the Payless at the back of the mall.

Hot.
:: mike 2:33 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, January 2, 2007 ::
The Best Bling Ever!

Reggie Ossé and Gabriel Tolliver, authors of Bling: The Hip-Hop Jewelry Book, pick 10 watershed moments in the history of bling.

CLICK ON THE PIC

FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 2:22 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 ::
Happy Holidays.


See you soon.

m
:: mike 7:59 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, December 22, 2006 ::
I drove through the Lower 9th Ward last night. So much to say, for some other time. If anyone tells you that the situation in New Orleans is under control, they are very, very wrong. It is improving, for sure - but there is still a vast need. Here is a way you can help - give it a minute. A contribution in your folks' names would cost the same any gift, and do a lot more. -m





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Your dad has enough sweaters. Mom doesn't need another scarf. Give a gift you can see, hear and feel -- a contribution to the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund. NOMHRF helps return displaced musicians to New Orleans, creates gigs in the city, and replaces instruments damaged and destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Your help could put an instrument, and a livelihood, back into the hands of some of the most talented artists in the country. What gift is more meaningful than your own generosity, extended in the name of your loved ones to people who need it the most?



Here's how you can help:






THE NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS HURRICANE RELIEF FUND



We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to humanitarian outreach for New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. By returning displaced musicians to New Orleans, creating gigs in the city, and replacing flood-damaged instruments, NOMHRF empowers musicians to earn a living and heal our community with music.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

FINANCIAL DONATIONS: All donations are tax deductible and are targeted to meet local needs. Donations can be made online by CLICKING HERE

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST: Sign up here and stay up to date with our progress and with fantastic NOMHRF-affiliated performances in your area.

BUY MERCHANDISE THAT HELPS FUND OUR WORK: CDs, shirts and more are available at the Web site. A portion of proceeds has been dedicated by these vendors to our cause.

INSTRUMENT DONATIONS: By donating instruments, you give New Orleans musicians the means to pursue their livelihood and revitalize their hometown. Notify NOMHRF by e-mail, and ship donated instruments to:

American Federation of Musicians

Local 174-496

2401 Esplanade Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70119

ORGANIZE A BENEFIT CONCERT IN YOUR AREA: E-mail aimee@nomhrf.org or call 800-957-4026 with any questions. You can download an information form HERE.


TELL A FRIEND: Forward this message. Create your own. Put us in your Top 8. Wear our shirts at concerts... Oral history is the foundation of New Orleans music and culture, and it is only fitting that it remains at the forefront of the city's recovery.


Thank you,

The staff of NOMHRF

:: mike 11:06 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, December 18, 2006 ::
I thought I was going to be hammering nails, and moving bags of concrete. But now it looks like I'm going to be writing and helping organize the office and media portion of this organization.

It's still a mess down here, and I haven't even seen the real damaged areas. I tried to take a cab to where the levee broke, but my cab driver, an ex-New York City cop, said it is too dangerous to let me out of the car. Sure enough, there was a shooting around the second line parade I was hoping to see. Detroit's got nothing on this place.

The roof of the Best Western I'm staying in blew off in the storm and they're still trying to fix it. Broken windows and deserted store fronts are everywhere, even in the French Quarter. I'm working out of a four-room office with three awesome and dedicated people.

New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund


The New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded by Ben and Sarah Jaffe of Preservation Hall immediately after Hurricane Katrina. The NOMHRF mission is twofold: to provide humanitarian outreach to New Orleans musicians affected by the storm and to revive New Orleans’ unique musical culture. NOMHRF brings musicians home with rent subsidies and grants for home repairs, creates and underwrites gigs, and replaces flood-damaged instruments. We empower musicians to earn a living and heal the city with their music. Since the levee failure, more than 1000 New Orleans musicians have received these services from NOMHRF, as well as referrals to health care clinics, social services, and other relief organizations.

By actively locating displaced New Orleans musicians, NOMHRF disbursed nearly $400,000 in emergency relief in its first three months. Grants targeting leaders in the music community ensured that New Orleans’ bandleaders, music-related businesses, and educators would be part of the rebuilding process. Performers of all genres, from traditional jazz to hip-hop, from local churches to the Louisiana Philharmonic, benefited from this assistance. Funding for this outreach came almost entirely from private, individual donations.

NOMHRF relocated to Preservation Hall, in New Orleans, in December of 2005. Preservation Hall, the world-renown jazz venue in the French Quarter, stands on a sliver of high ground surrounded by waterlogged residential neighborhoods, still fighting for their survival. These neighborhoods are the source of New Orleans’ characteristic rhythms, which drove the development of jazz and R& B. Their streets are home to brass band parades and Mardi Gras Indians. NOMHRF supports these indigenous traditions by subsidizing second lines and other performances, and continues to help members of the music community return home.

To learn more about NOMHRF, please contact:

New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund
828 Royal St. #833
New Orleans, LA 70116
1-800-957-4026
www.nomhrf.org
:: mike 1:01 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, December 15, 2006 ::
It was great to see many of you at the Holiday Show this year. I had a great time, and the new songs just fly. It was also the fastest sell out in my history, which is an Omen in itself.

The set:
Strawberry Song // Skimming // Sooner or Later// How it Ends // Ever Since (solo) // You Could Be Anywhere (solo) // Daylight // Run // Underwater // Grace // Springtime (encore, solo)

While I was playing the show, a great friend was uptown, giving birth to a baby girl. Also, my friend Louis, who worked at the Chelsea diner and gave me most of the coffee that fueled my past five records, died of a heart attack. He was 49, and a sweet guy. He's thanked on Skimming and Pictures. I will miss him.



Next, it's off to New Orleans...
:: mike 11:55 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, December 14, 2006 ::
Hi Mike,

Just want to thank you for an awesome evening. We took our daughters to see you play last night (both seasoned fans) and we all had a blast. And major thanks for the Omens - our ten-year-old got tequila and our fifteen-year-old got the Masters and Johnson book of Human Sexuality; clearly very disturbing things await us in the new year...





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:: mike 11:42 AM [+] ::
Mike,

Amazing Show last night! It was good to see you again. I promise to put the Omen (the perfect piece jumped into my hand) to good use. It may be inspiration for my next line of jewelry.



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:: mike 11:41 AM [+] ::
Mike

My Holiday Omen was a draidel (sp?)

Past omens for me included:
1) leopard skin women's panties: FACT
2) a crown
3) a leather wallet with chain: FACT
4) two visits to a personal trainer - never used FACT!
5) a draidel

All true.
All omens are true.
:: mike 11:39 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, December 7, 2006 ::
Rock Star Holiday Wish Lists

Just because they already have everything doesn't mean they don't want more.

CLICK ON THE PIC






FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 1:17 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, November 25, 2006 ::
Living in Europe must be hilarious:


:: mike 7:13 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 ::
So, who came up with this? Not hard to figure out...







The graphic actually "snows" on the Blender homepage, which I'm psyched about.

Click on and take a look around - you might find some ideas for crap to buy family and friends. The iPod toilet rack was one of my favorites, but the portable stripper pole isn't bad, either. Close friends will be able to find a lot of inside jokes. And of course, getting "Rockstar Recommendations" from all those different artists was pretty hilarious.

Enjoy.

:: mike 4:02 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 ::

:: mike 9:21 AM [+] ::
:: Sunday, October 29, 2006 ::
MIKE ERRICO - FALL 2006



NEW RECORD, ALL IN
Mike has finished ALL IN, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed SKIMMING. The 12-song disc picks up where the best of the previous work left off, and pushes forward to an entirely new level.

1. Something New/ 2. How it Ends/ 3. OK to Go/ 4. Girlfriend Weather/ 5. Packing My Bags/ 6. Run/ 7. Ever Since/ 8. Whatever You Say/ 9. Sweet Anesthesia/ 10. Please Stop Leaving/ 11. You Could Be Anywhere/ 12. Better Here

The record will release in early 2007.

Download the demo version of "Ever Since" at www.myspace.com/mikeerrico.

MIKE ERRICO 2006 HOLIDAY SHOW
Tuesday, December 12 AT JOE'S PUB
425 Lafayette St., NYC 9:30 PM / $15.00


Reservations strongly recommended. Your 2006-2007 Holiday Omens will be in attendance.
Tickets and info: http://www.joespub.com/caltool/index.cfm?fuseaction=detail&performanceID=2442

THIS IS WHAT THE SHOW WILL BE LIKE: http://tngrhapsody.ytmnd.com/
:: mike 8:39 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, October 26, 2006 ::
The Filthiest Lyrics of All Time!

While swearing may not be clever, the joys of the four-letter word have exerted a strange pull on pop stars for decades. But which f@&#in’ song rates as the filthiest? Blender recruited a panel of experts to find out.

CLICK ON THE PIC






FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 8:45 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, October 20, 2006 ::
Went to Game 6 and Game 7 of the Met/Cardinal playoffs. Oh well. There's next year.

They were amazing games, though.
:: mike 1:40 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, October 13, 2006 ::
Michael Emerson: "I've always liked playing ambiguity."

Emmy winner Michael Emerson loves Captain Beefheart lyrics, hates athletic balladeering, triggers a House of Pain ringtone on his wife's cell - and recommends Bach if you're planning an extended stay in the Hatch.


CLICK ON THE PIC






FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 11:46 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, September 25, 2006 ::
Shows this week: Sparklehorse, and Flaming Lips. Both were excellent. Lips were totally insane. Wayne is plugged into something large, and I really got into it. Might have been the Heinekens and the company, but even so...isn't it always?
:: mike 9:20 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, September 22, 2006 ::
Happy Friday. CLICK HERE
:: mike 9:07 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, September 18, 2006 ::
Oh, Jessica Simpson. You continue to disappoint.
:: mike 10:35 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, September 14, 2006 ::
Art Alexakis: Orchestrating a Breakup

The Everclear frontman dishes hard-earned knowledge on getting out. . . and keeping your stuff.
(Hint: Get a restraining order.)


CLICK ON THE PIC





:: mike 10:00 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 ::
DJ Qbert: Tour Video

The tireless turntable legend packs the 1's and 2's in the overhead compartment for a tour of Asia.

By Mike Errico


CLICK ON THE PIC






FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 1:27 PM [+] ::
New Found Glory: Our Obsessions

The punk-poppers stopped by the Blender.com office to reveal their offstage obsessions with World of Warcraft, collecting guitar picks and, uh . . . text-to-speech software?


By Mike Errico


CLICK ON THE PIC






FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 1:23 PM [+] ::
In case you were wondering, we are the stupidest species on the planet.
:: mike 7:34 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, September 8, 2006 ::
Sometimes, life is scary. CLICK HERE.
:: mike 8:26 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, September 6, 2006 ::
Drag your mouse around THIS. Look at you... you're a genius!
:: mike 2:31 PM [+] ::
:: Sunday, September 3, 2006 ::
Enjoy this beautiful thing.
:: mike 3:51 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, August 28, 2006 ::
Cracker Barrel FINALLY enters the music business (though we know they've been in it for years): CLICK HERE
:: mike 9:48 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 ::

Gene Simmons: Interview

The fire-breathing Kiss bassist and entrepreneur gives us valuable life lessons and a peek at the Family Jewels.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM















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:: mike 2:23 PM [+] ::
I can't forget...
:: mike 1:49 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, August 19, 2006 ::
Since we last spoke, I've interviewed New Found Glory... and Gene fucking Simmons. That was fun. Interviews go up hopefully in the next week or two.


More news as it falls out of the trees.


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:: mike 12:13 AM [+] ::
:: Sunday, August 13, 2006 ::
More friends are checking the record out. The reviews trickle in.
:: mike 7:22 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, August 5, 2006 ::
I'm OK to go.
:: mike 11:27 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, August 2, 2006 ::
The reviews on the new record are beginning to trickle in from friends:

CLICK HERE
:: mike 8:01 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, July 28, 2006 ::
Tweaking. Listening. Tweaking. Listening.

Done and done.

Going to shows. Inhaling. Exhaling.

Feels good.
:: mike 8:52 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, July 22, 2006 ::
Went to Philly to master with Phil Nicolo, and now the music is complete. Party to follow.


GIRLFRIEND WEATHER

Something New
How it Ends
OK to Go
Girlfriend Weather
Packing My Bags
Run
Whatever You Say
Ever Since
You Could Be Anywhere
Sweet Anesthesia
Please Stop Leaving
Better Here

Cover shot is picked.
:: mike 8:14 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 ::
Every '80s video you ever wanted to see again lives right here.
:: mike 7:54 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 ::

David Lee Roth: Interview


Constantly laughing, clowning, dropping philosophy, threatening martial arts and cracking up his bodyguard, the ex-lead singer of the "real" Van Halen comes off like a benevolent Charles Manson trapped in the body of... well, David Lee Roth. We sat down to talk about the new bluegrass tribute to Van Halen, Strummin' with the Devil, and a bottle of Tennessee whiskey mysteriously appeared. It got blurry quickly. This is what we remember.


By Mike Errico

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 3:22 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, July 10, 2006 ::




THE RECORD IS DONE.




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:: mike 1:09 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, July 7, 2006 ::
I'm bringing friends in to hear the record. It's good. Going well. Sequences are being discussed. I can't believe it.

Psyched to get this to you.
:: mike 7:42 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, July 3, 2006 ::
check out a sample of the direction I'm taking on my new record.
:: mike 5:19 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, June 30, 2006 ::
Happy birthday, America! Here's my favorite anthem.
:: mike 9:01 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, June 29, 2006 ::
Last day of mixing, today. Song #12, "Something New." What a strange feeling, going back and forth between mixing the record, and then editing pieces with David Lee Roth, Edwin McCain, Slayer, Hatebreed, DragonForce, Zakk Wylde, etc. etc. It's a time of incredible stretching. I'm really digging it, when I'm conscious enough to enjoy.


A healthy diet of Fugazi and Mastodon are helping greatly.



post something.
:: mike 6:18 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 ::
Darth Vader Calls the Emperor.


funny.
:: mike 12:56 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 ::
Song #10 is getting mixed today.




















awesome.
:: mike 10:23 AM [+] ::

Keane: Interview

From the island that brought us the Anglican Church and the Sex Pistols, Keane crosses the pond with their sophomore effort, Under the Iron Sea. Keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley filled us in.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 10:23 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, June 24, 2006 ::
Last night, I drank a half a bottle of Jack Daniels with David Lee Roth. I interviewed him for Blender, and can't really explain the level of euphoria I was in. Plus we were drunk. So there was that.

This'll be a good article.
:: mike 6:27 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, June 22, 2006 ::

Aretha Franklin: Live at the Apollo Theater

A crazed fanatic witnesses the Queen of Soul's triumphant return to New York's Apollo Theater and e-mails us, screaming. We encourage this kind of behavior.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 3:53 PM [+] ::
FOUR SONGS ARE MIXED AND FINISHED.



NOTHING ELSE TO SAY.



JUST FELT LIKE YELLING.





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:: mike 3:36 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 ::

JULY EDITOR'S PICK: The Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel




CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 11:16 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, June 19, 2006 ::
From: Blake Morgan
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 5:43 PM
To: Mike Errico

Subject: HA HA HA HA HA...


HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !




sorry. mixing is fun.


B

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:: mike 2:45 PM [+] ::
From: Blake Morgan
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 5:43 PM
To: Mike Errico

Subject: HA HA HA HA HA...


HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !




sorry. mixing is fun.


B

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:: mike 2:45 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, June 15, 2006 ::
Something to consider.
:: mike 5:47 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 ::

Jewel: Interview

After tussling with a fire hose on MTV, a more mature Jewel heads to the barn -- and the mechanical bull.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 1:41 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, June 8, 2006 ::
Here are some weird clocks.
:: mike 7:39 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, June 6, 2006 ::
Solo in "Ever Since" used to be harmonica. We listened down today and thought it sucked. So, it's a guitar solo, now. And it's really cool.

Chipping away... I'm getting impatient, now.
:: mike 8:22 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, June 5, 2006 ::
We re-did the "Please Stop Leaving" choruses, and hit "You Could Be Anywhere."

And it's done. I have sung all the way through the record.

I would jump around, but today we listen to the whole thing, and tweak. We're not done yet. But the lead vocals are most likely finished.

someone's headed for a hangover....
:: mike 7:10 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, June 3, 2006 ::
"Please Stop Leaving" is in the can. It's been an incredible week. Smooth, strong, and my best singing ever.

One song to go. "You Could Be Anywhere." It's a beautiful version of the song, just a sparse old Martin acoustic and me. I am ready to just float over that guitar part. Can't wait.

Eleven down, one to go.
:: mike 6:57 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, June 2, 2006 ::
"How it Ends." Done.


What is there to say.
:: mike 9:49 PM [+] ::
Strange turn yesterday. We listened back to "Sweet Anesthesia" and didn't like it. We set out for it to be a chilly, almost robotic read that would melt into the arrangement, but somehow the entire sense of the song got lost. We recut the entire song letting me just do what I do, instead of going for an effect, and now it really flies, and fits with the rest of the pack.

So, we're still at nine down, three to go. But today's a new day. Ready to roll.


This was sent to me today:

The site (Ifilm) is annoying, but the video is worth it. I actually
got choked up, and I'm thoroughly cynical:
http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2729140?htv=12
:: mike 6:02 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, June 1, 2006 ::
I like this schedule. I sleep til whenever, get up, go to the gym with the NY Times, a bottle of water and a small coffee (little milk, one sugar). On the way back, I hit the deli and get another bottle of water, and two scrambled with ham on a wrap. No cheese. I sit down with Eileen, a 90-year-old woman with a black wig that's always on crooked, and eyebrows that are drawn on with a thick brown pencil of some sort. She reads the Post with a magnifying glass, and has some milk and toast. We talk about the Yankees (she's a fan) and the record. She likes how it's coming together. "I hope you got yourself a hit song on there, Mike. Sounds like it's goin' good." She thinks that baseball players now are more attractive than they used to be. "Time was, these guys were real...roustabouts. Not so, anymore. Good lookin' boys."

I finish breakfast, shower, warm up in time for a long leisurely walk to the studio to collect my head and decide the song we're going to hit. I've been alternating fast-slow, rock-ballad, just for the sake of pacing. Yesterday was a Pink Floyd fest, so today we're going to crank it up. I'm psyched.

All right, then. Time to do all of that.


post a routine.
:: mike 7:57 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 ::
"Sweet Anesthesia" is in the can. Nine down, three to go. Fish in a barrel, man. I'm telling you.

It was so great to get this one done. It's been sitting around since the days of "Pictures of the Big Vacation." Finally, it's getting to see its day. I'm glad. I've been waiting for it. It's coming together great.

Tomorrow... more.
:: mike 10:09 PM [+] ::
"Something New" is in the can. Really fun, rocks hard and sounds great. Very psyched.

Done, done, on to the next one...
:: mike 10:08 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 ::
"Ever Since" - I think the best lead vocal yet. Incredibly emotional, intimate, strong... it's something I'll be proud of for a long time. Only thing is that the harmonica solo sounds a little lost in all of the high-test arranging. We may have to pull it, and put someone else in. Talks continue.

Seven down, five to go. My early morning thought: "How it Ends"
:: mike 5:42 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, May 29, 2006 ::
"Packing My Bags." Done. Six down, six to go.

As quiet, and "easy" as it is to sing, this was the hardest day in the studio so far - just finding the emotional balance within the song, and projecting it into the track. Did David Lee Roth think about this stuff? I don't know. Maybe.

Back in today.



post a background.
:: mike 8:42 AM [+] ::
:: Sunday, May 28, 2006 ::
Minor change. I warmed up and felt really strong, so instead we hit "OK to Go," the one inspired by the movie "Contact." Kind of inspired by it, anyway. It's all just going down smooth, and with plenty of time for a mellow dinner and hanging out with friends.

Today might be "Packing My Bags."
:: mike 6:18 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, May 27, 2006 ::
OK



Here it is.



I'm walking into the final week of tracking. One straight week of vocals. I slept 12 hours last night, drank a ton of water, and my voice is on point. By next Sunday, all tracking will be complete. It's just unbelievable.

I'm thinking "Packing My Bags" today, though I'm not 100% on that yet. I have to look over some stuff and see what feels good. It all feels good: It's just a matter of choice and pacing.

God, I'm psyched.
:: mike 8:55 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 ::
The laughing cure.

post a cure.
:: mike 8:48 AM [+] ::
:: Sunday, May 21, 2006 ::
Musical suggestion, if I may:


I'm not a Jon Brion scholar, but go to http://www.myspace.com/jonbrion and listen to "Here We Go." I think it's a great song.

post a rebuttal.
:: mike 8:11 PM [+] ::
Good times, out there with Lesley in PA. Back from it, and holy shit. A whole day off, since we decided not to stay over at the crappy hotel. Shocking, I know, to give up the opportunity to be awakened by the sound of distant vaccuuming.

June 1. The record will be fully tracked.

Psyched.
:: mike 2:50 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, May 20, 2006 ::
New Hope, PA with Lesley, today. Two shows. Should be fun. I haven't played with her in a while. I've brushed off the solos, and the black shirt. I really like it there. There's a little Thai place called Siam that is possibly the best Thai food I've ever had. I wonder if it's still open. It's been a while.


post
:: mike 7:45 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, May 18, 2006 ::
Lead vocal and backgrounds are done for "Whatever You Say." Rocking. I'm really happy. These are just going down easy, no sweat, no hangups... just setting em up and knocking em down. I'm digging this, for real.

comment.
:: mike 7:34 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 ::

DragonForce: Video

U.K. "extreme power metal" band DragonForce shred up a conference room in this two-part video performance/interview.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 7:44 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 ::
Lead vocal for "Run" is done. Backgrounds, too. Three songs are fully completed and ready for mix.

Ha.

That's all I can say.


say something else here.
:: mike 3:45 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, May 13, 2006 ::
Vocals, doubles and harmonies are done for "Girlfriend Weather," possibly the title track of the record. It's beautiful, and fun, and all that. This is now the easy part, and I'm very much in the zone. Bring that shit on. Can't wait for tomorrow... "Run" is the planned track.


post a Mother's Day card.
:: mike 5:51 PM [+] ::
Vocals are done for the song we are still calling "Better Here". They're beautiful, I'm rested up nice, singing great. Really fun.

My thought for today is "Girlfriend Weather." I like the idea.


post a background.
:: mike 6:16 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, May 12, 2006 ::
I will be talking on the radio today, discussing Blender magazine's "50 Worst Things Ever to Happen to Music" piece on WNYC

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS, PODCAST, DOWNLOAD

We may be taking calls.
:: mike 8:52 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, May 8, 2006 ::
I can't believe it. All the music is done. On to the vocals. I can't believe it. I can't believe it's done. It sounds awesome. The "Sweet Anesthesia" tracks and solo... I can't believe it. "Packing My Bags" - the tag at the end... I can't believe it. The guitar on "You Could Be Anywhere" - I can't... I... the drums on "Girlfriend Weather," I mean, he's... KILLING them. I can't believe it. I can't believe how it's coming together. It's for real. And it reminds me of the best of "Pictures" with the best of "Skimming." How can I ask for anything more?

I'm totally loose, and totally free, and I just want to step to the mic and stroke the ball over the left field wall. It's all felt like that so far, and the plan is not going to change.

I just. I just can't believe it.


post a sense of disbelief
:: mike 7:31 PM [+] ::
:: Sunday, May 7, 2006 ::
Today may be the last day of tracking instruments. We are ready for vocals. I can't believe it. It just kinda crept up on me. Which is fine, but not how I pictured it. It never is.

This weekend has been amazing - solos on "Please Stop Leaving" "Run" and a desperately beautiful "Sweet Anesthesia" that just fell out of me. I was stunned by it.

Today we're finishing lap steels and keys on "Sweet Anesthesia" and then... we're ... ready for vocals? I can't believe it. But I think that's the story.

Amazing.

post a comment.

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:: mike 6:44 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, May 4, 2006 ::

The 50 Worst Things Ever to Happen to Music

Scott Stapp. Pop-opera. The braided goatee. These are just a few of the things even the most open-minded among us cannot abide.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 9:08 AM [+] ::
Stuffmagazine.com takes on “Saved by the Bell”


Stuffmagazine.com takes on Saved by the Bell

Ever wonder where the kids from Bayside High would be today if they really existed? Click on the pic to read our guess as to what Zack and the gang would be up to. Here's a hint: Mr. Belding is dead.








FROM STUFFMAGAZINE.COM

:: mike 9:00 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 ::



Stapler Rock I

Stapler Rock II

Stapler Rock III

Stapler Rock IV


:: mike 1:44 PM [+] ::
:: Sunday, April 23, 2006 ::
MIKE ERRICO
SPRING 2006




UPDATE ON THE NEW RECORD
Mike is in the studio, working on the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Skimming. Follow along with the progress the band is making by checking here.

Download the demo version of "Ever Since" from the forthcoming record HERE



MIKE NAMED EDITOR OF BLENDER.COM
Mike is now in charge of content on this highly trafficked music site Have a look:

VIDEOS of Beastie Boys, Dresden Dolls, eXtreme Elvis and many more: CLICK HERE
Mary J. Blige, on the pop charts and the Oxford English Dictionary: CLICK HERE
Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O lets loose on new songs, old flames and space suits: CLICK HERE
Interview with country-punk badass Hank Williams III: CLICK HERE

Check back regularly at www.blender.com


MIKE ERRICO RELEASES ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.ERRICO.COM



"SKIMMING" TRAVELS TO SUNDANCE
Skimming is featured in the new film Puccini for Beginners, starring Gretchen Mol.

WORDS WE DONT SAY FEATURED ON THE L WORD
Performed by Lesley Gore, co-written by Mike and featuring him on acoustic an electric guitars, this selection from Lesleys Ever Since will be on an upcoming episode of The L Word (SHOWTIME). Check your local listings.

UNRELEASED VERSION of "GRACE"
Live From WTMD Volume 1 - From the Very Beginning is out and available to subscribers of this great Baltimore-based station (also accessible as a stream on the Web). A live, unreleased version of "Grace," from Skimming shares the CD with Son Volt, Marc Broussard, The Fray, Bruce Cockburn, Mike Doughty, and more: CLICK HERE FOR INFO


BABY PICTURES!
Not Mike's baby. In fact, we don't know whose baby it is, but she likes "Skimming."

MIKE ERRICO STREET TEAM
Fill out the form HERE and let us know that you're interested, and we'll let you know what you can do to help spread the word when Mike comes to your area.


MIKE ERRICO POSTER CONTEST
Just send us the email addresses of 15 friends who you think would also be into Mike's music, include the cities they live in, and we'll send you a free, signed Mike Errico poster! Don't forget to include the CITIES and STATES of the addresses you're sending, and to include your mailing address, so we know where to send you the poster (duh).

SEE YOU SOON

:: mike 5:48 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 ::

eXtreme Elvis: Live Video

Elvis Presley was extreme. eXtreme Elvis is extremely extreme.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 2:58 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, April 15, 2006 ::
New England College, Henniker, NH

Good people out there, five hours outside of NYC and beyond cell range. There was a moose sighting, which was unbelievable... a ten foot female who apparently stumbled over a guard rail and into the quad. Students screamed and chased her with camera phones while the intelligent Maine and New Hampshire natives kept their distance. Moose are wicked dumb, and as a result, unpredictable (their most human trait). The males can really mess a person up, Grizzly Man style, which doesn't mean that the ladies are particularly polite - they can do real damage, too.

But I guess a woman stumbling through a quad in a college always gets attention from guys with camera phones. How often have we seen this on late night cable TV?

Another hilarious feature of the college is a ramshackle old house right in the middle of campus, owned at some point by an angry old man who hated the school and put in the deed that it can absolutely never be sold to them. He's dead, but the house keeps rotting. Ironically, it looked beautiful, set in the long shadows of an early spring sunset. Long streaks of rust striped the boat-bottom green siding, and seemed like EXACTLY the kind of house the old man in "When She Walks By" would have owned. I brushed the song off and played it for them, which they really enjoyed. I haven't played that in a long while. It felt great.

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:: mike 3:34 PM [+] ::
wow.


I didn't know these were still out there.


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:: mike 8:27 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, April 8, 2006 ::
So, I've had to pass on the upcoming Lesley Gore tour in order to keep all the plates spinning over here at home. That's a rare moment - I don't think I've ever said no to a tour in my life. So it took a little time out and reflection on my part. But it's right. They got a great guy (who also has glasses) and that's important.

I'll be focusing on artwork while they're gone. I think we have the cover photo, and I am totally psyched about it. We'll work backwards from there. On the other side of the fence, I have interviews with lots of musicians, and upcoming plans for festivals. Oh, yeah, and a solo show in New Hampshire. Jeez. It gets awful complicated over here sometimes.


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:: mike 10:07 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, April 4, 2006 ::

Gorillaz: Live

The world's first virtual band rises above technical glitches to exceed a whole new set of expectations.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 12:30 PM [+] ::
:: Sunday, April 2, 2006 ::
Such sad news: some of you may know about the time I played at the Sandtown School in Baltimore. It was one of the true high points in my career. I just recieved word that their funding is being cut off (ironically, for being too good at what they do), and they may close.

READ THE BALTIMORE SUN ARTICLE

THE KIDS' REACTION TO THE ARTICLE

NEW SONG's BLOG

MY PHOTO GALLERY WITH THE KIDS









:: mike 8:05 AM [+] ::
BIG GUITARS ARE NOW ON THE PLATE: Big guitars for Girlfriend Weather, Run, and OK to Go are done. More today - I'm ready. I got my bottomless cup of coffee. We got a:

Gretsch Silver Jet
Gretsch Country Gentleman
Epiphone Casino
Ibanez AR-500
Danelectro wacky nonsense guitar
Epiphone flying V

Plus whatever we need to borrow. I'm playing loose, and strong. Feeling it. Digging it.

Artwork: The more I think about the original cover of "Skimming," the more I like it for this project. Just starting to look at that now. But I love the direction.

Hell yes.

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:: mike 7:47 AM [+] ::
Head-spinning week. OK, so what happened? Let me try to piece it together:

Thursday: Bates College, Lewiston, ME. The Silo is a performance space of theirs, and just sounds phenomenal. Got some requests for "Strawberry Song" and "Free," which always makes my night. I am also letting the new songs fly, and they are really surprising me. I don't know why, but they are. They are touching on deeper territory, and even though they aren't fully recorded yet, they are already pointing a way towards the next work I have to do. I'm really interested in what's next.

Friday: Massachussetts College of Liberal Arts. Great show, great students in a small college nestled in the Berkshires. Some of the most beautiful driving I've ever done - a clear, almost-spring day winding along hairpin turns through the mountains. I stopped several times just to get out and look at the valleys and brooks. Only four hours from Times Square, and it felt as remote and expansive as anyplace I've ever been. There is just more oxygen out there. I don't breathe as hard. I sleep well, and sing well.

The college had an interesting light show - it was a standard light tree, but somehow connected to a Clapper that sensed sound. So if I played a chord, the lights would change configurations. I played a couple of really fast chords, laughed as the lights strobed along, and asked them to turn the Clapper part off. I'd never seen that before.

Saturday/Sunday - drove like a freak back to NYC just in time to pick up Blake and Carolyn and head out for a two-night engagement with Lesley Gore at the Queens Theater, which sits in the shadow of the 1964 Worlds' Fair in Corona Park.



The shows were strong, and Lesley always lights it up. It's inspiring.

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:: mike 7:23 AM [+] ::

BEASTIE BOYS: VIDEO

Awesome! Mike f*in' sat down with Beastie Boys to discuss the concept behind their innovative new concert film, Awesome; I F*in' Shot That!

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 7:18 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 ::
hilarious little moment


http://maximonline.com/maximtv/461/BrookeBurns.video
:: mike 9:04 PM [+] ::
Totally, absolutely awesome electric guitar part on "Ever Since" went down last night. I'm really really psyched. My friend at Electro Harmonix hooked me up with all kinds of wacky machinery (Pog, Memory Man, Holy Grail...) and we're twisting knobs. So cool.

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:: mike 1:32 PM [+] ::

ATREYU: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW

Somewhere between preparing for the release of A Death-Grip on Yesterday and announcing their headlining slot on Ozzfest's second stage, Orange County heavies Atreyu sat down with Mike to explain the mysteries of the universe. OK, maybe not. But it was cool, anyway.

CLICK ON THE PIC



FROM BLENDER.COM

:: mike 1:31 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, March 18, 2006 ::
Blake put some piano down on "Packing My Bags". Brilliant, a restrained little section, but these little things make so much difference, man, I'm telling you. I'll be listening to that 300 years from now, thinking, "Yeah, I'm glad we worked on that part, and got it sounding nice."

Then we got shithoused. I was smart to bring an extra bottle of Bushmills.

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:: mike 10:04 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, March 17, 2006 ::
Lap steel is done for "Packing My Bags". Really deep shit. Gotta say. Lots going on over here.

Also, interviewed the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She's really funny, I'm psyched to see how that interview will turn out.

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:: mike 4:00 PM [+] ::
BLENDER INTERVIEW: MARY J. BLIGE

Read Mike's exclusive interview with the undisputed queen of hip-hop soul.

CLICK ON THE PIC






FROM BLENDER.COM



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:: mike 7:51 AM [+] ::
:: Sunday, March 12, 2006 ::
I think all acoustic guitar tracks are done. We hit a weird stereo lap steel part for the beginning of "OK to Go" also. The weekend is off, which is a drag, but I'm working on parts here at home that we can either transfer directly, or recut really quickly.


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:: mike 1:47 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, March 8, 2006 ::
SMASH MOUTH's STEVE HARWELL to appear on vh1's "THE SURREAL LIFE 6"

Beginning March 19th and running for three weeks, Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell joins the cast of vh1's "The Surreal Life", Season #6. Sequestered in Glen Campbell's former home on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, Steve and the cast spend 12 days creeped out by a suspected ghost… and occasionally, each other.

Joining Harwell are Sherman Helmsley from TV's "The Jefferson's"; 80's video vixen Tawny Kitaen, metal axeman CC Deville from Poison; Playboy TV covergirl Andrea Lowell; and the XX & XY of the Arquette family, Alexis Arquette. "The Surreal Life" is rounded out with the aforementioned Florence Henderson joining the show as the cast's full time therapist and advisor.
:: mike 3:07 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, March 4, 2006 ::
Yesterday, I did a percussion track which will be the backbone of "Better Here" (I think that's the title, anyway...) We used brushes on my lap steel case, which sounded great and looked ridiculous, a guitar case, all mic'ed up like that. For the "kick drum" we just put the case on the floor and I stepped on it. We got it sounding great, and then decided that my demo take was better. It's creaky and I think you can hear some of the finger picks rattling around in there. Fun.

Weekend off. Thank God. Whitney Biennial. Shot some film. Took a nap. Fuck it.


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:: mike 4:46 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, March 2, 2006 ::
Yesterday, I had a half hour interview with Mary J. Blige. I learned a lot about singing from "What's the 411?" and it was just a total Chris Farley moment to talk with her. ("Remember when you sang 'You Remind Me'?... that was awesome.) It was a lot of fun.

I informed her that by 2012 I think the word "Hateration" will be in the Oxford English Dictionary, with her as the originator. She laughed. "I don't think they'd put something so ignorant in the dictionary." Really? "D'oh" is in there. "Hateration" is definitely on the way. And it may well say "See also 'Holleration'."

The interview will be up on Blender.com in the coming weeks. Today, it's a sit-down with Atreyu. www.myspace.com/atreyurock. I hear they like to spit. So I'm bringing a video crew.


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:: mike 9:40 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 ::
Drums are done.



Bass is done.



25% of rhythm guitars are done.



We're moving.



I think: best record yet.



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:: mike 4:48 PM [+] ::
mike,

i read this on the jayfarrar.net
message board. i'm sure it's still up there somewhere.


About 3 or 4 years ago when I lived in Nashville, I was walking with
some friends from my Apartment to the Ryman to catch the Willie Nelson
and friends concert. At a red light we saw this guy in maybe a 1982
Ford Truck with mud tires and a Hank sticker on the left bumper. The
light turned green, he laid a black mark on the pavement about six
feet long and sent up a cloud of dust. We started laughing. Another
block or so, we saw he had circled around and finally found a parking
spot. He got out of his truck, had on cowboy boots held together with
duct tape, and some jeans that looked like that was the only pair of
pants he owned. The guy looked pretty rough. He took off with a bag
that he took out of his truck and started walking. About two hours
later, this guy along with Keith Richards, Ryan Adams and Willie
Nelson walked on stage and nailed "Dead Flowers" by the Rolling
Stones. Later I found out it was Hank III. I remember feeling strange,
here I was feeling bad for this poor guy who had a beat up truck,
clothes, and a plastic sack. Then he came on stage at the Ryman.
Anyway, I keep up with his music now, and yes I think he is good.
:: mike 4:40 PM [+] ::
:: Sunday, February 19, 2006 ::
BLENDER.COM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: HANK WILLIAMS III


The grandson of a country legend goes Straight to Hell, and takes Mike along for the ride.


CLICK ON THE PHOTO



:: mike 8:46 AM [+] ::
:: Sunday, February 12, 2006 ::
Nine bass tracks are now done. Turner is killing it. Today: "Packing My Bags," "Whatever You Say," "Run," "Ever Since."




Meanwhile, good Omens everywhere: CHECK THIS OUT.


What's not to love?



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:: mike 7:46 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, February 8, 2006 ::
Bass has started: Turner just finished the first bass line, strangely choosing "How it Ends" to begin his work on the record. All but two of the bass lines have been written, so as he's putting them down, I'll be writing the last two. He sounds great. He's a friggin' animal. There is a lot of fun being had in the studio, and a lot of scotch going down, too. Not the worst combination.

Meanwhile, I got Mary J. Blige to give blender.com the "Romantic Playlist" that she'll be unleashing on her husband this Valentine's Day - all the songs you might expect with a couple of surprises. That'll be up on the blender.com site in the next couple of days. Tomorrow I interview Hank Williams III, grandson of Hank Sr. New record comes out, and it's cool. Think redneck Pink Floyd. If such a thing exists.


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:: mike 9:16 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, February 1, 2006 ::
Last night with Lesley: Best show we've done. I loved it.
:: mike 3:53 PM [+] ::
Drums for the record are done. Jonathan Ellinghaus is an animal. Elephantine. Terrifying.


Bass is mostly written, and Turner's working it out, now.


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:: mike 3:53 PM [+] ::
:: Sunday, January 29, 2006 ::
THIS JUST IN:

Good Morning, Music Fans!

It's official: Mr. Mike Errico, is now the editor of Blender.com! Mike's been with us on a freelance basis, and his dry humor and awesome glasses have made him an online legend. So, why's he's forgoing freelance for full-time? It's necessary to completely revamp Blender.com to be as big as we know it can be, so we needed a genuine rock star to make it happen. Imagine that, an actual musician heading up a site about music. Revolutionary!

In the coming months there will be a totally new Blender.com and Mike's been working tirelessly to generate new concepts on how we're gonna cover music. So stop by, say hello and congratulate our new King of Rock. (There really is none higher.) And any ideas you have regarding what you think the new Blender.com should include, feel free to send them along to him.
_____
Gene Newman
Editor in Chief, MaximNet
Stuffmagazine.com | MaximOnline.com
Blender.com | Theweekmagazine.com
:: mike 6:50 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 ::
Live From WTMD Volume 1-From the Very Beginning is out and available to subscribers of this great Baltimore-based station.

A live, unreleased version of "Grace," from SKIMMING shares the CD with

Tim Easton "Baltimore"
Marc Broussard "Rock Steady"
Son Volt "Afterglow 61"
Butterfly Boucher "Another White Dash"
Fools & Horses "Frera"
Mike Doughty "Madeline and Nine"
The Duhks "Death Came A Knockin'"
Bruce Cockburn "Pacing the Cage"
Matthew Ryan "Little Things"
Brandi Carlile "Hallelujah"
Ben Arnold "Calico Kid"
Danielia Cotton "Take My Heart"
The Fray "How to Save a Life"
Alexi Murdoch "Orange Sky"

CLICK HERE FOR INFO:
https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wtmd/pledge.pledgemain?action=pledge&pg=pledgeForm

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:: mike 11:24 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 ::
From the "WTF?" files:


ABSOLUT Launches ABSOLUT KRAVITZ:


A Groundbreaking Global Music Project Featuring a New Interpretation of the Brand by Lenny Kravitz

ABSOLUT is proud to announce the launch of ABSOLUT KRAVITZ - a new music project which sees Lenny Kravitz creating an exclusive new track based on his interpretation of the ABSOLUT brand.

'We are thrilled to have Lenny Kravitz with us on our creative journey and in this, our first high-profile music project' says Michael Persson, Global Brand Director for ABSOLUT VODKA. 'Not only is he supremely talented; his output, inspired by so many genres and eras of music, defies categorization, making him truly individual - a quality which means he is perfectly at home with the creativity of ABSOLUT.'

Kravitz said that he was inspired by the brand's core values of clarity, simplicity and perfection. 'There's nothing more simple, clear or perfect than the essence of true love,' he says. 'Once I'd felt that, the track just came.'


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:: mike 9:42 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, January 12, 2006 ::
The "Pacific Coast Hellway" podcast is featuring some of my music lately (http://www.pacificcoasthellway.com/), and the producers got a pretty funny email:


Dear Mark,




Firstly, may I thank you for bringing Mike Errico to my attention. I

have really enjoyed the songs of his you have played and will be

buying his albums as soon as the bank tells me I can use my credit

cards again. However, I must object to the song "7 Bottles of Bristol

Cream" you played on the "all music" show at the turn of the year.

Come on! 7 bottles?!? "Tonight I drink you all"!!!!




When I was a student, I used to spend the summer vacation working in

Germany. One night I was sitting drinking with a group of friends when

some bottles of the afore mentioned beverage were produced. I won't

bore you with the gory details, but suffice it to say that not only

did I drink a full bottle, but I woke up in a different country

(Switzerland) with a bunch of builders from Poland who I swear I had

never met before. And to cap it all, I had a hangover that lasted a

month.




Please tell your listeners not to heed Errico's call. Bristol Cream

truly is the Devil's brew.




Yours in abstinence,




Jack in Scotland.
:: mike 2:43 PM [+] ::
A play I music supervised has just opened off-Broadway. The New York Times liked it. I'm glad. I've been working with these people on and off for a couple of years.


NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW.



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:: mike 7:44 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, January 6, 2006 ::
Happy 2006. I'm psyched.

The songs for the new record are all sketched out, and the drum arrangements are all in place. It'll be great to hear an actual drum kit, instead of me and blake slapping our knees, stomping the floor and spraying spit all over the place. yeah. drums are better than that. for sure.

Several bass lines are also done. I've bought some new studio gear which I'm very excited about, and that's going to help the process. As is listening. A lot. To good shit. Like Pink Floyd. Which I can't stop listening to. Just so good. So good.




"What Then," a play I'm music supervising, opens on Monday. What's it about? Well... Someone begins to blur the lines between dreams and reality. Others follow. Toxic airborne events loom in the near future. A big bag of blood splatters all over the set. I think I'm playing classical guitar. Eventually, there's no way to tell which plane of existence you're experiencing, and which one you're in.

Good shit.

That'll be at the Ohio Theater, Wooster St., NYC


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:: mike 11:30 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 ::
more shots. click here.

Favorite:



:: mike 7:10 AM [+] ::
:: Sunday, December 25, 2005 ::
Happy Holidays.


The Holiday Show this year surpassed all of them, in joy, attendance, music, Omens... just everything.


some photos were posted here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kookooface/sets/1639453/

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:: mike 9:34 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, December 16, 2005 ::
Holiday Hotties on Myspace:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=40700571
(Who I'd like to meet: Clarice -- Rudolph tells me she's very nice!)

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=27039859
(When Santa Rudolph and his friends come back I plan a special party but during the year we all just hang out and guess what I am now pregnate can you belive it!Rudolph is in my top 8)

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=648411
(Who I'd like to meet: Lizadies who want to melt in my clutch.)

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=39953999
(Smoke / Drink: No / Yes Body type: 4' 6")

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=38285597
(Television: Do you think I watch tv when I'm too busy ruining peoples lives?)

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=23204968
(About me: "I came out of u this afterNoon".)

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=35671545
(Status: Swinger // General interest: Tickle fights, eating cookie dough)

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=38994267
(Rudolph does not accept add requests from bands)

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=38449433
(About me: *heart* playing with the elves.)

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=37853172
(I'm coming!)
:: mike 12:11 PM [+] ::

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