Category Archives: Music

Posts having mostly to do with music, and less to do with student debt and financial burdens.

Frank Turner: Pulling punk rock from an acoustic guitar

Although Frank Turner stops short of embracing the term “folk-punk” as a genre, he admits that playing in punk bands since he was 16 has certainly guided the acoustic music he’s making now. “Punk rock is kind of like Catholicism,” the British singer-songwriter … Continue reading

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More video from Brainwash

I’ve never given this song a satisfying title, and yet I find it to be one of the more satisfying I’ve written. My friend Jeff filmed it at a little show I played earlier this month. Feel free to give … Continue reading

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The Brainwash Cafe – ‘Duncan’ by Paul Simon

I played some songs at the Brainwash Cafe in San Francisco Sunday night. It was a really nice time with some really good friends, even though we had to take BART from Oakland after my brother’s car broke down at … Continue reading

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Justin Townes Earle at the Great American Music Hall

I first learned of Justin Townes Earle in an issue of GQ magazine that featured the 25 most stylish entertainers. His name piqued my curiosity. Here’s why: He is the son of Steve Earle, who I saw open for Tom … Continue reading

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Show in SF March 6th – Brainwash Cafe

The show starts at 6pm and I go on at 7. The Brainwash Cafe in San Francisco is a bar/cafe/laundromat combo, which sounds like a good time to me. Entry is free and beer is $1. My talented friend Ryan Dishen will play right … Continue reading

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North Korea needs less clamp-down, more Clapton

The headline is better than the story, and I’m not sure this is even a good fit for this blog. Either way, it looked like a nice opportunity to do some quick lunch-break photo cropping of a guitar God and … Continue reading

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$50 from a semi-homeless saxophonist

A partially homeless neighborhood friend of mine asked me a week ago — right after I came down with strep throat — if I was interested in playing a three-hour show at a local boutique store. He played tons of … Continue reading

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