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I'm having my first real pang of becoming a responsible adult. I feel boring and old and limited and utterly tethered. I was offered the opportunity to be a part of yesterday's BOADRUM 9 in Troy NY, and turned it down...to ...Read More

I guess if you're going to play the same song over and over and title it something different each time, it'd better be a good god damn song. Luckily, for this recovering Hessian, the Motorhead boilerplate is always enjoyable. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4b3MBkOx5k[/youtube] Read More


As part of The Ramble, Swale is playing CCTV this afternoon, from 2pm until 3pm. At home, that'd be on channel 17. In person, that'd be at 294 N Winooski Ave in the BTV. Read More

hotter than hell

In December of 1986 I remember sitting in my room on a Saturday night listening to KISS' "Hotter Than Hell" and getting incredibly sad at the realization that there would one day be a time where I would be old ...Read More

I'm here listening to a recent SY show on my MD walkman...great versions of "Cotton Crown", "Candle", etc...reminds me of fun weird times I've had with Sonic Youth, like the time when I was still in high school, listening to ...Read More


Fucking sick again.  This sucks.  You know how it is, no need to explain. May is going to be a busy month around here.  Finishing up the School Bus ''Blue Button'' CD, mixing some Kochalka tracks, finishing up the Kochalka album, ...Read More


On September 22, 2001 James Kochalka Superstar played a surprise set in the middle of the afternoon on the rooftop of local downtown bar Red Square here in Burlington.  The cops shut us down after twenty minutes. Read More

Morning. Waiting to go to the airport. Much calmer. Listening to "Shh/Peaceful" --  track one of of Miles's In a Silent Way ... this may be my favorite album of all time, certainly one I may've listened to the most ...Read More


Here's a review from this week's Seven Days: E_O, LACUNA (Icebox Records, 3-inch CD) Burlington’s Icebox Records continues its monthly 3-inch CD series with another dreamy, beautiful collection of understated art-pop. At the plate this time is label co-founder Eric Olsen, masquerading as ...Read More