New Video and a New Survey


Last Wednesday's Open Mic at Durty Nelly's was a lot of fun, but more importantly it helped me shake off some rust. I haven't played in front of people in a couple of years, and it's something that I'd like to do a lot more of in the future. Open Mics are good places to practice playing in front of people without pressure. In addition, they have a built-in audience of other musicians and their friends, which makes them a great environment to meet fellow players. I'd like to thank my friends Ben and Joanne for being very vocal supporters. The set list, so to speak, consisted of "The Love That She Makes", "September Knows", "Hollywood's Dreams", "These Days", and "Sorry Again". 

Last time around I'd written about dong a bit of an "open mic tour". Ah, the best laid plans... It looks like I'll still be hitting Nashville, but unless something changes, Athens, Charlotte, and Chapel Hill are probably out. I am really looking forward to seeing the sites in Nashville and catching up with my Northern California pal, Kevin McBride. 

The Highroller's benefit for the Children's Hospital of Richmond seems to be shaping up quite nicely, thanks to the super efforts of Kelly Gilmore. As I understand it, I'll be going on at 5pm and playing for about 45 minutes. See the Dates page for details.

The boys and girls of Saturday's Radio have put together a few new videos of songs from our newly reissued Roses for Sharon album. These were made using found footage from the internets. The first one is for "When She Flies", which features color home-movie footage shot in San Francisco during the summer of 1941. 

Check back tomorrow for another video, or go to our YouTube page. 

We've had some Saturday's Radio Surveys that have bombed before, but none quite like the "Pick a Replacement" poll, which had NO votes except for mine. I guess I can see that. It wasn't an easy question to answer. Our new survey asks viewers to pick an 80's band. Of course the choices are in the college rock - indie - alternative vein to go along with my tastes. So, will it be The Cure, R.E.M., The Replacements, or The Smiths? 

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Gene Holder of the dB's, Arlo Guthrie, Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, and Greg Kihn.

"We all have stories we're living and telling ourselves." - Bruce Springsteen

See you tomorrow.