Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Unbearable Lightness of Blogging.








Just a quick post with some stuff I have seen since I got back last week...the nice black and white pics  are from the show we did at the Crumb Gallery in Sauve. Someone took some nice pro pics so I figured I would throw them up here. The top pic is of our new splatter vinyl of Chimpin' the Blues. We have so much new stuff coming out this year and next and that podcast album keeps selling out which is great! Every few months a big check from our distro rolls in right when we need it...so nice! Making money from what you enjoy and create!
Then we have DAVE DAVE DAVE in the dog run with a new shirt on! That's how you know it's still summer! Then some golf clubs and bag propped up in a phone booth on 2nd ave..this seems to be a trend lately Thrown out golf stuff. Good-o!
The bottom pic is a blurry one I took on my way to Reverend Jen's troll museum benefit which I will post about later on this week..some seniors were tap dancing for a big audience on east 4th st with a harmonica player helping them out.
So much stuff happening...and you know how much I like stuff! It is 90 degrees tomorrow and i am so much enjoying this second summer I get to have after my european summer!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Back in NYC! Here are some pics and videos from gig in France!

I am back in the big, stinky rotten apple! Nice to be back when it's still warm out but feels weird to not be in the little medieval village now. I have to wear shoes and don't have to try and speak french and no one is kissing me 3 times on the cheek every day when I see them. Sniff. Man, I love it there. What a fantastic summer I have had...played music, went to Spain, went on a boat in Marseille to swim in the bluest water ever. Waterfalls, beach, great food...I only gained 4 lbs and I lost 2 already. THIS MAKETH ME HAPPY! Next year it's the Queen Mary 2 to the UK, London visit, south of france for a month and Lisbon in the middle with the Crumbs for sun and flea markets and 78s. I can't wait already!
Here are some pics from the show we played with Sophie's band Les Sauviettes at the amazing Crumb gallery. Some video of all of us too together. Great night! We did 4 podcasts..or maybe 5 with Robert. Recorded a bit...finished our double CD/album podcast. Damn, I am so freaking lucky. Love the Crumbs. Love Sophie and the kids. Love the friends we made there. Such a weird, artsy crazy little scene! I feel like I have two homes now.








Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Francidy France France France!






Well, still in the south of France and still having a blast! There are dozens of unposted videos and pics on my laptop and I since I will post them all eventually and I am lazy I am just picking random ones to put up now. I get back on the 15th and the next day I go straight to a show at Csquat where I get to drink and see everyone at once which will be both surreal and great! I am so used to buying fresh bread every day at the little specialty store here, swimming, beaching, and also not understanding the language that it will be a bit of a culture shock to get back to NY. But some great stuff to look forward to when I return so I expect no depression at all. Still summer and lots of stuff going on to be excited about. After almost six weeks away I am pretty beyond refreshed and inspired to have a productive August and fall.
AnyFrog, first is the flyer for a big gig we have this monday at the Crumb gallery playing with The Sauviettes which is Sophie Crumbs amazing trio. Then we have a few pics of John and Robert during the podcasting. We had some technical issues and have done only three so far...hoping to get some more done before we leave if the parts that were ordered come here in time. I hope I hope!
If not, we have three great ones including the second half of the 2 CD/album release we are putting out early next year. Yay!
A random pic from Marseille..Le Tom Cruise! One of Sauve at night at La Place where all the kids come to play and the parents can hang out and drink. The new lights they put in the village are too bright for my tastes but I have to admit they make form some pretty great photo ops.
And HOW CAN I HAVE NOT PUT UP THE BEST THING EVER??!!!
Aline Crumb painted her friend Dominique with MY MOM ONCE AGAIN! I love it!
It will be part of an art exhibit in September that Aline and Sophie are having in NYC on the 7th. I invited my sisters and my mom of course. It is going to be a crazy mix of people and i can't wait!
Plus, I get to see Sophie and Aline in NYC three weeks after we leave France. How INCROYABLE IS THAT??