March 26, 2010


Along Route 37 between San Antonio and Corpus Christie.
Pretty amazing...

March 21, 2010

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Today was the last day of our Texas tour. Once again, I want to say thanks to all of our super-generous, amazing friends who drove us around, fed us, danced and listened to us, gave us money and told us stories. It's been a great trip. Here are some pics...

Noah, Kendall and me... looking toughIs that not a frickin huge, beautiful hunk of cheese or what???Hi there NoahWhile driving down to Aransas Pass, Kendall took us to the mother of all gas stations, the restiest stop on the open road, the Taj Mahal of Stop-N-Go's, the most famous facilities in all of Texas, I'm talking about the one and only Buc-ee's!
And I must say, that's an awful lot of trail mix...Sunrise in Port AransasOur friends John and Amy. John makes these amazing jellies out of mesquite, prickly pear, and other crazy southwest stuff. He also whipped up some killer breakfast tacos with papaya smoothies and real homemade tamales on the side. Oh yeah!Today Noah and I visited Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg. It was a fun (and very windy) afternoon jaunt

March 20, 2010

Where Is My Hairbrush???


March 18, 2010


Wow... so I finally got around to looking up Perpetual E-Motion on YouTube. Very cool stuff...

Check out their website for more music. And, and on a slightly similar note, I found this awesome tour video from one of my absolute, ultimate, favorite-ist bands of all-time: the wonderful, beautiful, fantastic and amazing St Vincent...

March 15, 2010

New Neighbors's new album

A quick plug: our friend Dana Billings, who plays drums in the Andrew & Noah Band, is also a member of the fantastic Ithaca-based alt-rock group New Neighbors. Check out their new free EP and upcoming album Bookfight.

March 11, 2010

My 200th post... Joshua Trees

Wow... 200 posts! That's kind of crazy. Thanks to all you folks out there reading this. It's nice to be able to share what's going on in my life with you. Noah and I finally got to San Antonio after a pretty brutal delay in Chicago. Watched a lot of The Office. I mean a lot. And I usually do pretty darn good with eating while I'm traveling. You know... smallish, cheapish, greenish. I try and do a good job anyway. Well I totally screwed up today. $12 for the grossest grilled cheese and onion rings I've ever had. At least I didn't finish it. Getting a little sick of airports in case you were wondering. We caught a red-eye home from California a couple days ago. It was so great to see Sarah, even for just a few hours. I am such a lucky guy. Unfortunately I've come down with this head/chest cold that's got be feeling kinda crumby. Do you still use silent letters in fake words? Like the "b" in crumby? Maybe it's just crummy. But you know what I mean. My ears are all messed up from the flight. I should probably go to bed now. Oh, I wanted to post a couple more pics from the southern CA trip. Noah and I got to visit Joshua Tree National Park which was awesome...
BTW Bullet the Blue Sky is a great song. More pics...
Totally surreal: groovin' across the desert to The Horseflies...
Okay, going to bed now. Bye.

March 03, 2010


Noah and I are currently traveling around southern California, playing some dances and doing a little birding. This morning we tracked down a mixed flock of parrots in Los Angeles. I'm no expert at parrot identification but we had at least four or five different species. It was so much fun hearing them and watching them fly around. For more info check out the California Parrot Project website.

Red-crowned ParrotLilac-crowned ParrotRed-lored ParrotWhite-fronted Parrot?Red-masked Parakeet?My personal favorite: Rose-ringed Parakeet