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An Donut (by Blumie the Koala)

AN donut? Really?

Yes, AN donut. Not a typo. This is a Japanese donut with red bean filling, and that’s what it’s called. (I’m the photographer. I ate this, and it was delicious.)

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An Donut (by Blumie the Koala)

AN donut? Really?

Yes, AN donut. Not a typo. This is a Japanese donut with red bean filling, and that’s what it’s called. (I’m the photographer. I ate this, and it was delicious.)

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling - Arrival

Two of my Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library bandmates, Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein himself, have another musical project (well, several actually, but I’m just going to tell you about one of them right now!) Their band Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling is thematically tied to The Prisoner, a 60s cult classic spy-fi TV show from the UK. For the past two years, they’ve been working on an ambitious video project - a shot-by-shot recreation of the opening sequence of The Prisoner. It is finally complete, and I must say, it’s pretty ridiculously awesome. Check out the video embedded here, and then head over to donotforsake.com/arrival for more goodies, including production stills and a version of the video with the original The Prisoner sequence playing simultaneously in the corner for your side-by-side comparison pleasure!

Sorry for the long absence! I’ve been going to a lot of shows - and playing in a lot of shows as well - but life has gotten in the way of posting photos and such on here. I recently began writing about the arts (and food!) for CBS Boston, though, so feel free to keep an eye on the arts section on Mondays and the food section on Wednesdays to check out my posts there. My first arts post, linked here, is a profile of the Boston Typewriter Orchestra, which is exactly what it sounds like :)

Short snippets from the road

A full recap with plenty of photos will be posted when we get home, but for now, here are some discussion topics and happenings from our first day on the road on the Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library/Golden Bloom/Neutral Uke Hotel tour. This update is coming to you from a hotel room in lovely Drums, Pennsylvania.

  • vagazzling (or is it vajazzling?)
  • cats flushing toilets
  • Stadium Buddies™
  • baby monkey riding backwards on a pig
  • animals with two penises:
  1. sharks
  2. rays
  3. koalas (two-pronged. And lots of them have chlamydia.)
  • “Are you alert enough to drive? No texting…or sexting.” -Shawn’s mom
On tour!

The van leaves in a couple hours! My band, The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, is going on a week-long tour with Golden Bloom and Neutral Uke Hotel. We kicked it off with a sold-out show at Brighton Music Hall last night (as well as an epic cross-town rush to play a couple songs at Club Passim for their Iguana Fund Night, which was also sold out, I think!)

Tonight we’re at the Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn.

The rest: The Grog Shop in Cleveland, Schubas in Chicago, Gabe’s in Iowa City, a Daytrotter.com session in Rock Island, IL, a Laundromatinee.com session in Indianapolis, Garfield Artworks in Pittsburgh, and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

So excited. This is my first time touring!

If you’d like to see us, you can find more details on the Facebook event page, including ticket links where advanced tickets are available. I’ve heard that the Brooklyn and Chicago shows are already very close to selling out.

Ridiculous amounts of photos and video will be posted when I return!

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Bury Me Standing at Lizard Lounge (Cambridge, MA) on 4/7/11

Also on the bill: Brian Carpenter & The Confessions (view post)

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Brian Carpenter & The Confessions at Lizard Lounge (Cambridge, MA) on 4/7/11

Also on the bill: Bury Me Standing (view post)

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Trabants at Boston Underground Film Festival opening night party at T.T. the Bear’s (Cambridge, MA) on 3/24/11

Also on the bill: Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band (view post)

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Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band at Boston Underground Film Festival opening night party at T.T. the Bear’s (Cambridge, MA) on 3/24/11

Also on the bill: Trabants (view post)

View the full album here.