Month: December 2003

  • No Open Mic Tonight

    There will be no open mic tonight, but there will be one next week. I hope you all had a good 2003 and hopefully 2004 will be awesome.

  • My New CD Rack

    Jeanne got me a new CD rack for Christmas and it’s awesome. I think it holds around 250 CDs, which I would have been able to fill if I hadn’t gotten rid of a bunch. I like to keep my CD collection fairly well pruned, although you might not think so based on some of…

  • Awesome Cartoons

    I saw this linked over at BoingBoing and became an instant fan. So far, this is my favorite one, although I can’t begin to understand it. Maybe it’s like one of those puzzles where the pictures spell out a word.

  • Merry Christmas

    Obviously there is no open mic tonight, but I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. It’s the time of year when we have to put up with all the lame eggnog and fruitcake jokes on TV, but hopefully we can get past that and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Terror Alert Wolfman

    The big news today is that we’ve raised the Homeland Security Monster Scale to Terror Alert Wolfman. For more information, consult the official information page. Accept no substitutes (although this is pretty funny).

  • Pat Hipp on the Open Mic

    I stopped by Pat Hipp’s website today and he wrote the following about the last two open mics”I made it to the Tree House on Wednesday and played “Running Around,” a new song put together from old music and new lyrics called “Followed By Stars,” and the requisite secret weapon. I got it all recorded,…

  • Open Mic Recap @ The Tree House

    We had a smaller crowd this week at the open mic, but no lack of performers. 1. Ben Garvey – I played John Prine’s “That’s the Way the World Goes ‘Round,” “All My Dreams are in Cartoon,” and Nirvana’s “Serve the Servants.” 2. Cynthia Bennett – She said had some trouble this week with strings…

  • Happy Birthday Sarah!

    I’d just like to wish my sister Sarah a happy 17th birthday. Good luck on your driving test and please don’t wreck my car!

  • Open Mic Tonight

    Come on out to the Tree House coffee shop for the weekly open mic. It runs from 8:00PM – 11:00PM. You can sign up in advance here or just come to play chess, drink coffee, eat food, or hang out on the stage for while. See you tonight.

  • Christmas Shopping

    Does anyone realize Christmas is less than 10 days away? I still have to do almost all my shopping and there isn’t much time left.

  • Christmas Tree

    We broke down and got a real, live, full size, Christmas tree this year. Click on the picture to check it out. I took the picture on Sunday morning when it was snowing. Too bad all the snow melted away two hours later.

  • Sandra Wins Survivor

    Sandra won the million Survivor: Pearl Islands and after watching nearly every episode this season, I’m pretty happy with the result. Sandra was easily in my top five favorite contestants and destroyed Lil the Scout leader 6-1 in the jury vote. I did gain some additional respect for Lil in the last episode and here’s…

  • Open Mic Recap @ The Tree House

    I’d like to describe the events of Wednesday’s Tree House open mic without making it seem like I’m poking fun at the mentally challenged. So instead of me tainting the story with colorful metaphors and half truths, I’ll just state a list of facts. I was asked if someone with “special needs” could sing a…


    I tried out Friendster last summer and it seemed pretty interesting, but when the site grew it scaled so poorly that it takes 100 years just to look someone up. Over at BoingBoing I read about and it beats Friendster in so many ways. The two main improvements are speed and discussion groups, called…

  • Open Mic Tonight

    Come on out to the Tree House coffee shop for the weekly open mic. It runs from 8:00PM – 11:00PM. You can sign up in advance here or just come to hang out, play chess, drink coffee, eat food, etc. Lately, I’ve been really into the tea they have. The “British Breakfast” (some type of…

  • New Poll

    Now that we have a good idea that Robots, Ninjas, and Pirates are the best fighters, let’s see what happens when we cross breed the three classes. Who would win? Pirate robots would sail the seas with calculated efficiency. Robotic ninjas would be more daring, since their limbs are now replaceable. Ninja Pirates? Your ship…

  • Return of the Filthy King?

    As I’ve posted before, I was a big fan of the obscene but insightful movie buff, the Filthy Critic. The guy who wrote it decided to kill off Filthy and work on some other things, but it looks like he temporarily returned in the form of Filthy’s Lord of the Rings loving nephew, Jimmy. Jimmy’s…

  • Thanks for Coming Out

    Thanks to everyone for coming out to my gig on Friday at the Tree House. It was a rough night for me with feedback problems and three broken strings! I broke one right before I left my house and the other two while playing. Matt gave me a replacement for one of them, but it…

  • I’m Playing at the Tree House Tonight

    Brave the snow and come on out for some good music and food tonight at the Tree House in Collingswood, NJ (the corner of Haddon and Collings Ave, and right near the PATCO stop). The show starts at 8:00PM and runs until 11:00PM. Matt Winn, the amazing guitar hypnotist, will be opening up. The Tree…

  • Open Mic Recap @ The Tree House

    I sort of expected a slow night after last week’s explosion of people, but it was still pretty busy. 1. Chris D’Antonio and Jim – I got this guy on early since there were so many people signed up. He was good. 2. Ben Garvey – I played “Why Now Satan,” “The Genius of it…