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What’s Shakin’?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A few months back, John signed on as drummer for the Australia-via-NYC band The Morning After Girls. Their fall tour with Black Box Revelation criss-crossed the United States, earning the band some of the best reviews of their career. They’ve now settled back in New York, and are in the early stages of recording a new album. Here’s a clip of the band playing in Austin, Texas on October 1:

Meanwhile, John is continuing work on his forthcoming LP, tentatively titled Hope Songs. The new collection will feature many of the songs that have been staples of his live show over the last few years, including this one:


Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I’m in the throes of tour booking. Currently planning a spring trip that will be my longest ever–down the East Coast and through the Southeast, a week in Austin for SXSW, across to Los Angeles for a bit, up the West Coast, and back across the states. If anyone wants to help book a show or a house concert, please get in touch.

Sending out dozens and dozens of booking e-mails also means staying up way too late and watching old horror movies. Tonight’s selection is Italian director Lucio Fulci‘s 1981 zombie gorefest The Beyond (aka Seven Doors of Death). I really wasn’t all that freaked out until the tarantulas started eating the dude’s face. (The scene is on YouTube. Look it up. I’m not about to make you watch it.)

The trailer from the recent US DVD release is below. The original trailer isn’t embeddable, but you can see it here. (Warning: It’s rather graphic.) If you’re a fan of gratuitous gore, this is about as good as it gets. They don’t call Fulci the “king of the eyeball gag” for nothing.