Category Archives: Music

Bedroom Recordings, Vol. III: The Finer Things in Life

One of our dogs is afraid of guitars. This means that I’ve done a lot less playing around the house than I used to. But I’m hoping over time I can get her used to it. For the last couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Original | Tagged , | 2 Comments

YouTube: Country Gold Mine

It can be dangerous to start watching old country videos on YouTube. There’s just too much good stuff to be found, especially live performances from old TV shows. Hours fly by. Here’s a good one I found today featuring a … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bloodshot Records Anniversary Party

One of my co-workers tipped me off about the Bloodshot Records 15th anniversary party they held at Yard Dog in south Austin a couple weeks ago. We stopped by, listened to Ha Ha Tonka and took a few photos. It … Continue reading

Posted in Festivities, Music | Tagged | Leave a comment

Bedroom Recordings, Vol. I Pt. 2: Meanest In the World

Sometimes a song just pours right out of you and other times it’s more like giving birth. And then there are times when it’s a blend of the two. This song was a blend. I’d had the idea for the … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Original | 2 Comments

Bedroom Recordings, Vol I: Meanest In The World

I always thought it would be fun to have a songwriting blog. I imagined myself posting little snippets here and there, possibly even collaborating with musicians around the country. I would upload a file, they’d add something and send it … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Original | 5 Comments

Dan's Hamburgers: "I stopped at a roadhouse in Texas…"

Yesterday, Eliza and I decided to celebrate one of those only-in-America holidays: National Chocolate Milkshake Day. To mark the occasion, we visited one of the vestiges of the old, weird Austin: Dan’s Hamburgers. We’re not clear on the story behind this … Continue reading

Posted in Burgers, Food, Music | Tagged | 7 Comments

My New Stitching Addiction

I remember reading about Jenny Hart and Sublime Stitching a few years ago in Bust and thinking she had a really cool thing going. I recently bought one of her hand embroidery kits and a baby bib to practice on. … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Design, Fabrication, Music | 4 Comments

Happy Hour

Yesterday, I met my friend Mitch at the Continental Club after work. The Continental was pretty much the reason I moved to Austin originally. My friend Jeff brought me here the night before my interview with GSD&M. It turned out … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Trailer Food | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Anxiety Of Internet

Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise, had a piece in the New Yorker a couple of weeks ago about listening to classical music on the internet. The article was called “Infinite Playlist.” There was one passage in it … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Science | Leave a comment