The news of my death has been greatly...

Played a fun show with Ramblin’ Rose on Sunday night, they were awesome and are going in the right direction. It was fun to sing with Sue, and hear her play the saw. Next for me is a summer vacation, and then I’ll be back in August to try to assess the situation. The apparent demise of International Turpentine means I won’t have access to Yawn or Marcus anymore, so I’ll have to figure out what to do next. But even if I’m not playing shows anymore, you can bet I’ll be chipping away at my various projects in the studio, and putting stuff out there on the web. I ain’t dead yet!

Saw a show/played a show

Friday, May 1, my buddy Ezra and I saw Laura Repo @ The Local. Great show! Two sets, lots of fun, met some nice people. Her band was great, although the bass player had some cable problems early on. I had an absolute blast that night. So glad I went.


Then Saturday, Yawn and I hosted Penultimate Saturday @ the Renaissance Cafe, featuring Ramblin’ Rose, Kyp Harness, The Marquis De Amberfish, and Ruth Jenkins. Yawn and I each played a brief set, and Soo Joyce accompanied me with backing vocals and (lucky me) played the saw!!! Yes! We said one last goodbye to the Renaissance, and Randy and Keelan cracked open the bubbly! Thanks guys.


Final Flammable Friday

Tonight marks the end of a great relationship between Randy aka the Renaissance Cafe and International Turpentine. It’s been a good run, from Yawn and I playing open mics in early 2008 to the Dented Bentley shows later last year and finally the four Flammable Fridays in early 2009. We will miss the Renaissance!! Tonight Edo Peled and TC Folkpunk (Tim Cameron) will help us out, but our set to close out the night will definitely be bittersweet. Hope to catch you there.

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