In Mid-August of 2006 I packed up a U-Haul trailer, hooked it up to my blue Chevy Blazer and headed south for Philadelphia. The rearview mirror was full of Portland, Gram, my family, my band and the boats & crew… Read More ›
You’ve Changed- Making Sense of Let’s Start a Cult by Rustic Overtones
I think the problem is the length. That’s what she said. No I’m serious. So is she. Moving on, I’m talking about the new Rustic Overtones album, Let’s Start a Cult, and how my problem with it, the main hang… Read More ›
Loud Regardless! A Sunday Night in Philly with Paranoid Social Club.
Going in, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was Sunday night, we’d done some casual day drinking and frankly- I just wasn’t sure how Paranoid Social Club would do playing a show upstairs at World Café Live. It’s a… Read More ›
Banana Bread Dreams & Egg Nog w/ Rum Wishes: Looking back at Christmas Memories
Christmas memories are like episodes of Madmen– face it, they’re all awesome, just in their own unique ways. There was one lovely Christmas in Maine when I was working at Bay Lines and pulled the Downbay PM shift, which in… Read More ›
Constants in Consistency: My Relationship with Rustic Overtones.
My right foot is numb. I just spent a half hour watching clips of Rustic Overtones on YouTube. I should have picked a better way to sit before I started watching a couple of old Bill Withers’ clips before seeing… Read More ›
Handing in my key.
Mom posed an interesting question during their yard sale- with them moving, where would we consider home? They were moving out of the house we moved into when I was six and Erin was three. It was our home and… Read More ›
This Old House (complete with Drum Room)
Erin’s text only said this: the house sold. The old O’Connell family homestead is set to be packed up. Closing is on May 27th and the folks have found a nice little place in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. They’re now the honeymooners and… Read More ›