Now that this long, despicable winter has finally ended, we are faced with the typical faux-Spring weather New England bestows upon us every year. Soon enough, the chill will leave the air and Spring will actually begin. I'm ready.
I've been busy with lots of this and that. Thanks for keeping in touch and following me in my weird travels.
Next week, the full band Mercy Choir will perform at the 2015 Meriden Daffodil Festival, the yearly food/music event in Connecticut. The fest is all weekend, but our set is on Saturday, April 25th at 12:30pm. Again, this is the full band lineup that's been playing for the past year and a half or so: Timothee Goselin Jr on bass, Sachin Ramabhadran on drums, Chris Zollo on piano, and me on guitar/vocals.
Speaking of that lineup, we've recorded an album of new arrangements of some Mercy Choir songs. We think it sounds pretty good and we look forward to sharing it with you. It needs some final touches, but you'll likely hear it by the end of the year.
We were pretty thrilled to be featured on Impose a few weeks ago. They had nice things to say and allowed us to write a couple of paragraphs about the making of the album:
The next Rivener performance is Sunday June 7th at Pacific Standard Tavern in New Haven, CT. We're playing with a great bunch of outcasts, weirdos, and eclectic somethings. We're looking forward to it and have lots more shows in the works. Thanks for all the support. Our album "Fires in Repose" is available on bandcamp, itunes, spotify, etc.
I've decided to reboot Wobbling Roof for one issue as a small print zine. I'm quite proud of how it came out. Look for a copy on a newsstand or counter top near you. You may also purchase a copy or download a PDF of the issue and print/cut/fold it using the instructions found at http://wobblingroof.com
The issue includes contributions from David B. Applegate, Karrie Bulger, Meg Raab Cowen, TheMountain Movers, Parlay Droner, and Duncan Simmons.
Two of my strange poems are included in the inaugural issue of Pith, which is a wonderful new literary webzine. Please check it out and enjoy the entire issue, which is chock full of good writing. http://www.pithjournal.com/
I've put up a few new paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces for sale in the store. Please consider buying one of these modestly priced items. They are suitable for framing in your man/woman/dog caves.
see you soon...