MARCH 23, 2012

I'll be shredding with The Lightning Kites @ The Lone Wolf

Also on tap: Les Sans Culottes, March Forth

1089 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY

Mar. 23, 9:30

$7 cover


FEBRUARY 23, 2012

I'll be rocking with The Lightning Kites @ The Suffolk

Also serving: Madam Robot & the Lust Brigade and Captain Heartlock

107 Suffolk St.

New York, N.Y.




JANUARY 8, 2012

Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St.

New York, NY

Jan. 8, 9:30 p.m.

tickets here SOLD OUT!


It's an honor to be playing guitar with such mind-blowingly generous and talented co-conspirators! Here's a great description of what we're up to via Bust magazine:


"An all-star lineup of musicians will soon pay a much-needed tribute to the Brian Eno classic, "Here Come the Warm Jets." The legendary album from the former Roxy Music member will be performed in its entirety at Joe's Pub by Joan Wasser (otherwise known as Joan As Police Woman), Vernon Reid of Living Color, Travis Morrison of The Dismemberment Plan, Sohrab Habibion from Obits, Paul Duncan of Warm Ghost, and Don Cippola of Phantom Family Hero. The show is the brainchild of Rob Christiansen, a sound engineer and composer who decided to get the acts together as a birthday present to himself. "Here Come the Warm Jets" garnered critical praise from US and UK music critics when it was released in 1974, and Eno's now best known as the producer for bands like U2 and Coldplay.

"Asked about his mindset during the original recordings for 'Here Come the Warm Jets,' Eno now says, 'I was just in a mad moon, really, when I did it, and also had this feeling of incredible freedom.'" (continues...)



DECEMBER 21, 2011

I'll be strumming with Lightning Kites @ Otto's Shrunken Head

538 East 14th St.

New York, NY

Dec. 21, 9 p.m.



SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

Phantom of the Opera: Dark Passage Edition

A game of shuffleboard, missing limbs and apricot plaid...subtitled in my brain: Why I Will Never, Ever Be An Aerobics Instructor in Real Life.


MAY 21, 2011

Here Come the Warm Jets: Live!

We played the legendary Brian Eno album in its entirety and sold out The Rock Shop in Park slope. Wheeeee! Big thanks to ringmaster Rob Christiansen. And to Douglas Wolk, who invited me to join Brian Eno cover band Part I years ago and connected me with this new project.


I got to tweeze and twiddle most cacophonousy on rhythm guitar with the fabulous Travis Morrison during "Driving Me Backwards": video hilarity lives here.


MAY 19, 2010

Blogging: Swimming Cities

Second post as a guest blogger at Laughing Squid hit today. As Ren (or Stimpy) might have said: "Oh, joy!"



How do you get five “boatercycles” – aka motorcycle-powered pontoon boats – to the Ganges River?

You start off with a party on Newtown Creek, the channel of toxic broth that cleaves Brooklyn from Queens.


Welcome to the West Indian Day Parade


On Sunday, some 60 guests plunked down $10 apiece to attend a floating fundraiser for The Swimming Cities of the Oceans of Blood, an art project that involves building a flotilla of boatercycles in Brooklyn, shipping them to India and navigating them down the country’s holiest river.



“I love boats and I love India and I like to hang out with my friends and build things with them,” said Orien McNeill, a 30-year-old Manhattan native who is one of the project’s organizers. “We’re creating adventure tourism art.”


(Full post on Laughing Squid)



May 14, 2010

Flaming Carousel on TeeVee


My HD footage of the Madasgcar Institute's flaming/blinky bicycle-powered carousel just appeared in an episode of Daily Planet, a show on Canada's Discovery Channel:




May 10, 2010

Blogging the Lost Horizon


Check out my first post as a guest blogger over at Scott Beale's fantabulous compendium of art+tech+culture, Laughing Squid!



On Saturday, a caravan of 30 box trucks parked along an industrial stretch of Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood for the third-ever Lost Horizon Night Market.


The welcome wagon

Welcome sign


There wasn’t much to see on the street, but a different mini-world was hidden inside each truck.


Hot tub truck

Hot tub truck


Revelers slurped udon and miso in the Noodle Truck. They played Ouija and did their nails in the Junior High Slumber Party Truck. They fired paint balls at a guy in a chicken suit in the Shoot the Freak truck.  And at the Sleazy Motel truck, a pair of red-uniformed bellhops took reservations and checked clients into either of two grungy bedrooms...



Sleazy motel truck


(Full post on Laughing Squid)