Boy/Girl Party – practice notes for 10/3/10

Plugged In
Monster Mash
Werewolves Of London
Spider-Man
Tell It To Me
I Wanna Be Sedated
Dancing With Myself
Paper Planes

Unplugged
Hey, Yah!
Two-Headed Boy
King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1
Holland, 1945
Such Great Heights (started learning)

Podcast Pick – The Toblowsky Files

You all have seen character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. He is one of those “Oh, its that guy!” guys. He played insurance salesman Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Sandy Ryerson (the identical last name is not a coincidence) on Glee, and has had roles on Heroes, Deadwood, and too many other movies and television shows to name. You can check out the list on IMDB.

So a while back I’m in the iTunes Store looking for some new podcasts, and I see this one, The Tobolowsy Files,  that says it is just Stephen Tobolowsky telling true stories from his life. I figured that might be interesting, so I listened to one.

This is an amazing podcast. It is just Stephen talking about experiences from throughout his life that revolve around a general theme each podcast. He has talked about acting, being in a band with Stevie Ray Vaughn, being dosed with LSD on Christmas, being held at gun-point in a grocery store, and lots of other crazy, funny, amazing, and touching things. He is a wonderful storyteller, so many of the stories sound so crazy they must be true. These are so good that I can’t wait for the next one to be posted.

The inspiration for the podcast is a film called Stephen Tobolowsy’s Birthday Party. It is just him telling the same sort of stories that are in the podcast while he gets ready for during his birthday party. It is great! I got it though Netflix and enjoyed it a lot.

Boy/Girl Party – practice notes for 1/17/10

Plugged In
Dancing With Myself
Tell It To Me
Just Like Heaven
Blitzkrieg Bop
I Wanna Be Sedated
The Passenger

Discussion about revisiting songs we have put aside:
Bad Reputation
American Music
If You Want To Sing Out
Wave Of Mutilation (possibly on uke)

Discussion about recording practices and posting, and blogging about practice.

Unplugged
Five Years Time

worked on learning Stephanie Says

worked on Hey Ya! hand claps and uke riff

Wagon Wheel

Regular Blogging: A Resolution & New Beginning

For the second year in a row, I have made a New Year’s resolution to blog regularly.  Last year I started out so-so, and gradually petered out completely.  This year I will make a specific and public commitment to blog twice a week.  Feel free to harass me to hold me to it.