My friends, Oppenheimer have posted a big news item on their website, and all over their online presence. you can read it here: Oppenheimer website Back in, oh, I don’t remember when…but I used to randomly scan local venue sites and check out bands I’d never heard of, and read descriptions, etc. Anytime a UK […]


I first heard about The Waxwings from Jeremy. I fell in love with Low to the Ground and immediately wrote the band a letter. at the time, they didn’t have anything online, but they had a Detroit P.O. Box, so I did what I used to do before the internet, I wrote them a letter […]

The Music Asylum-WLFR 10/18/09 playlist

I’ll have to write more later, so I’ll be editing this but here’s my play list for last Sunday’s radio show, song title, followed by artist: Blues Stay Away From Me-The Louvin Brothers My Darlin’ Hometown-John Prine Somehow I Know-Mr D Autumn Fields-Kontiki Suite Hide Your Mind-Ardentjohn To Better Days-Magnolia Summer which william-Hensley Sturgis Belle […]

Swivel Chairs!

In standard fashion, I should be sleeping. I’ve worked all day and night between the studio and our booth at the county fair. I’m not quite sure why I got back on the computer. probably to look up something, which lead to another thing, and so on. and then I revisited a thread on one […]

WLFR playlist April 13, 2009

I’ve really been missing my time at WLFR lately and I was anxious to do another show. In a weird coincidence, it had been just a year since I did the last one. I was going home to NJ for Easter, which also happened to be my nephew, Josh’s birthday.Originally, I was supposed to do […]

SXSW 2009 (day 5)

Sunday, March 22 The official parties and showcases are over and recovery begins for most. However, there’s an annual Sunday gathering for brunch at Opal Devine’s for many of us. I’ve only gone the last two years, back in 1995 (my first SXSW) I wasn’t on the Postcard list yet. And SXSW was a completely […]

SXSW 2009 (day 4)

Saturday, March 21 Thankfully, I woke up feeling much better than the previous night. I decided to try and keep it relatively low key in the morning, during the first part of the day. I wanted to go to the Yorkshire party, but I decided to go to the Twangfest party. With such an incredible […]

SXSW 2009 (Day 3)

Friday, March 20 Once again, I was up for breakfast relatively early. And out the door for a fully scheduled day, however…. Over the last couple of years, between car accidents and other health issues, I’m somewhat baffled at my ability to take on SXSW. The problem with me is that I never know what […]

SXSW 2009 (Day 2)

Thursday March 19, 2009 I got up and had breakfast at the hotel. made to order omelets ROCK! and Francesca even more so for getting us the free breakfast coupons! I made certain to be up and ready to go, because I had to get over to the first day of the Twangfest parties. I […]

SXSW 2009 (Day 1, plus some)

While I got started early in my preparation for SXSW this year, I still ran out of time. I found in the preparation I did, was that nothing was really jumping out at me as a must see. Since 2008 saw my first SXSW in 13 years, and the whole event had changed so dramatically […]