Category: Music

  • Best Things This Year (2021)

    Best Things This Year (2021)

    Well, we’re still in year 2 of this pandemic. I feel lucky my family is vaccinated, boosted and able to fend off one covid case. But it’s still sad we haven’t returned to the world we had in 2019. I’m still hopeful we can in some ways, but things will always be different. 2021 was…

  • Best Things this Year (2017)

    Every year I write a recap of things I did and enjoyed. 2017 was packed. I re-read my 2016 recap and there’s a lot of despair, but I’m glad it didn’t slow me down. Maybe it was motivating. TV / Movies Twin Peaks: The Return Silicon Valley The Leftovers The Big Sick Coco Get Out…

  • Collingswood Porch Fest September 23, 2017

    I’m playing this Saturday at the Collingswood Porch Fest on my porch at 12:30PM. Facebook event link

  • Show at Grooveground Friday 6/7/13 with Arcati Crisis

    I’ll be playing with Arcati Crisis on Friday, 6/7/13 at Grooveground. The show starts at 8:30PM!

  • Friday, 10/18/12 opening for the Jersey Corn Pickers

    On Friday, 10/18/12 I’ll be opening for the Jersey Corn Pickers at the Bus Stop Cafe in Pitman, NJ! I go on at 7:00PM sharp and will be play mostly originals with a few covers mixed in. I haven’t played in forever and can’t wait. See you then! Bus Stop Cafe 148 South Broadway Pitman,…

  • Rock the Animals Theme Song

    Sasha and I recorded a theme song for Rock the Animals today. Enjoy! Ben and Sasha Garvey – Rock the Animals

  • Running Mix for Tomorrow’s Race

    Chuck Berry – Maybellene The Blow – Eat Your Heart Up Ween – It’s Gonna Be A Long Night The National – Abel Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Upon This Tidal Wave Of Young Blood The Bloodhound Gang – Ralph Wiggum Beck – Mattress Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945 White Stripes – Blue…

  • Log Contest Theme Song

    Here’s a video of me playing the theme song at our annual family reunion log contest.

  • Top Ten Albums of the 00’s I Forgot to Include

    Two days after I posted my list of the Top Ten Albums of the Decade I noticed some glaring omissions. 10. Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have it So Much Better, 2004 9. Radiohead – Hail to the Thief, 2003 8. Blur – Think Tank, 2003 7. Feist – The Reminder, 2007 6. Of Montreal…

  • My Ten Favorite Albums of the Decade

    They say the older you get the faster time goes by, but 2000 – 2009 seemed like a long time to me. I don’t know if this decade offered a whole lot of originality or if I was just too lazy to find it. The main thing I took away from it was that the…

  • Local Music Playlist

    I’ve been meaning to do this forever and it’s been sitting my drafts bin for month. ?Here’s a list of some great local singer-songwriters and bands who I’ve played with over the years. Bevin Caulfield – Close Catchy, simple, but the song’s real draw are the campy innuendos. ? Bevin’s unique singing style keeps it…

  • Cut in Half Blues

    From the Auction House show a few weeks ago, here’s my cover of Beck’s Cut in Half Blues:

  • Playing this Friday the 13th @ The Auction House

    This Friday I’m opening up for Audizen and the Atomic Square this Friday at Audubon’s Auction House Loft. I’ll be playing at 8:00PM and doors open at 7:30. Also, the Atomic Square is now one of my favorite bands ever for making this AWESOME FLYER: 100 West Merchant Street Audubon NJ 08106

  • Playing @ Studio Luloo on Tuesday

    I’m the featured artist this week at Studio Luloo’s open mic night. If you’ve never been to their weekly event, use this as a good excuse to check it out. It’s at 916 white horse pike in Oaklyn, NJ across from Froggies liquor. It’s BYOB and has tons of great musicians, poets, and performers.

  • iTunes Genius

    I finally got around to downloading the latest version of iTunes and with it came their new Genius playlist feature. Here’s how it works: You pick a song in your library you like, hit the Genius button, and it generates a playlist from your library of 25 complimentary songs. I was skeptical, but tried it…

  • The Treehouse’s new location

    The Treehouse moved right down the street from me!? Tina and Randy have done a great job at the new location and it looks great. I went to their Wednesday night open mic last week and broke a string, so it was just like old times.

  • Log Contest Champ

    The champ defended his crown last week at our annual family reunion log contest. You may remember my comeback victory last year that involved me getting a crap load of stitches. I have to give credit to the the one and only One String Willie for inspiring my log idea. I used the instructions on…

  • Weezer Night at the Auction House

    Audubon’s Auction House continued on with their Themed Thursdays, where one Thursday of the month is devoted to local musicians playing songs with a common theme. This month it was Weezer, and I hobbled together a cover of Say it Ain’t So. In learning the full song I realized half the lyrics I thought I…

  • Cigar Box Guitar Festival

    Last night was the Cigar Box Guitar Music Festival at the Auction House. Jerry Thompson’s Color of Skies blew the hoo de doo off the place as well as great performances by Timothy, One String Willie, and Shane Spear. Awesome time! Here’s One String Willie from his show at Luloo’s last year.

  • More TV Show Themes

    I also really liked this versions of the Gummi Bears theme by Into It / Over It And I know everyone secretly has wondered to themselves, “What would it sound like if Stacy Brown sang the Mr Belvedere theme?” Well we are in luck (She’s hiding behind the piano). See the rest here.