Tag: Music

  • Best things this year (2019)

    It’s hard to shake off failure. I did a lot in 2019, but it doesn’t always feel that way. I felt lonely, but made 100+ new friends. I didn’t ship enough side projects, but I started a new job and hired a bunch of people. I didn’t travel that much, but I gave a talk…

  • Best Things This Year (2018)

    What a year, huh? A favorite comic of mine talks about how we don’t live one life, but eleven and this was the last year of my 5th life. 2018 was one of my best years, but at times it was the the saddest and most difficult. So much ended and so many new things…

  • Best Things This Year (2015)

    If 2013 was the year I shook up my life, and 2014 was the year I learned how to succeed in it, 2015 was about challenging myself not to accept the easiest trajectory. 2015 was a busy year and it threw interesting things my way. Sometimes that was difficult, even hopeless, but I will never…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Hosting the Treehouse Open mic

    Mike Romano is on vacation, so this week I’m hosting the Treehouse open mic in Audubon, NJ. I hosted this open mic back in ’04 when it was in Collingswood. It starts at 7:30pm, so come on out. http://www.treehousecoffee.net

  • 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.

  • Featured Artist March 10th @ Studio Luloo

    I’ll be the featured artist on March 10th at Studio Luloo’s open mic. Studio Luloo is on the white horse pike in Oaklyn, NJ. Be there!

  • 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.

  • Shout Out Roll Call

    I figured I’d give some more shout outs to my blogroll members with halfway decent updating procedures…. James is has a review of a recent Constantines show, but you’ll definitely want to check out the Les Savy Fav review below it. 700Level is getting pumped for the upcoming Phillies / Diamondbacks series If Acoustic Ross…

  • Believe it or not

    I played at the Auction House a few weeks ago at their themed Thursday event. The theme was TV Show theme songs and someone put me up on YouTube!

  • Thanks!

    Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Studio Luloo show last week.? I had more fun than I have had at a show in forever.? Let’s hope we’re able to do it again soon.