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“Unfamiliarity with the notion of the indoor voice”

A few shareworthy text bytes from an Aug. 10 New York Times article on mainland Chinese tourists and their heavily chaperoned visits to Taiwan: “Beyond local business owners pleased by the surge in tourist spending, many Taiwanese openly complain about the mainlanders’ seeming unfamiliarity with the notion of the indoor voice, a collective disdain for the… Read more »

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Trailer for BlueBrain’s Central Park App

It’s HERE. almost. The scintillating trailer for BlueBrain‘s new location-aware iPhone app for Central Park in NYC. Congrats to DC’s amazing band of innovative brothers and mad aural scientists! Central Park – A New Location Aware Album by BLUEBRAIN from BLUEBRAIN on Vimeo. Ridiculously excited. Strings performed by Yours Truly (x2).

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‘Kaifuku’ – A Song to Benefit Japan

“Kaifuku means to restore” … And thusly was named an awesome little project by a few of my friends at OnBeat.org, dedicated to helping the people of Japan continue to mend after the devastating earthquakes that shook all of our hearts & minds. I love it when, instead of saying ‘I’m too busy’ or ‘I’m… Read more »

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Our DJ Set – You May Want To Sit Down For This One

“Can you hear me out there? Check this one out. This is the big one … bah-bah-Baah … This is the one you’ve ALL been waiting for!” (dweeby Men Without Hats references). “OK Here we go!” Photo by Aditya Banerjee (BYT) Our dj set at the DC Record Fair at Black Cat: Art of Noise… Read more »

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Mousybabe DJ Set at DC Record Fair

Em and I will be doing our first dj set ever at the DC Record Fair this Sunday, May 23, at Black Cat!! Hope you will plan to come out at 2pm just so you won’t miss our delectable selections (Note the above killer artwork by Daryle Maciocha) When Jon from The Vinyl District first… Read more »

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Banksy: Exit Through The Gift Shop

If you have free time this week, go see “Exit Through The Gift Shop” at E Street. Well worth the 87 minutes. The film synopsis was rather cryptic, which made me equal parts intrigued and mildly irritated — a big name behind a film doesn’t necessarily translate into awesome filmage, especially where the director isn’t… Read more »

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Bellflur * asleep.asleep LP

I am late to the party, which, for all intents & purposes took place last Friday at Iota – Bellflur‘s record release party for the album “asleep.asleep.” We were away we’re sorry. But we wanted to give them huge virtual hugs for this record, which they’ve been working on for an eternity now. The baby… Read more »

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Don’t Wanna Play Music Anymore

After missing the first DC screening of the White Stripes’ “Under Great White Northern Lights” film last month, I got redemption at the DC Film Fest a week or two ago. During the closing credits, I was hearing a slight twist on the Avett Brothers song… ‘Three letters that became hard to say: O and… Read more »

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Artists In Times Of War

The other day I was in a rush to catch my train to Philly, and I grabbed a small book out of my little library – I needed something digestible for the 2-3 hour train ride. It was a copy of Howard Zinn’s “Artists in Times of War” (Seven Stories Press, one of my favorite… Read more »

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Exit Clov Shows Last Weekend

Back from short tour to promote the Cover Boy 7″ release. Jacq Puyn at Brightest Young Things had some nice things to say about the Black Cat show, as well as some sweet pics courtesy of Priscilla at priscillalimaphoto.com. At the Bell House show in Brooklyn we took turns fawning over the Cover Boy 7″,… Read more »