The Album That Nearly Made… And Ruined… My Career

Rock Formations by Roadside Attraction CoverRock Formations was a milestone event in the career of Roadside Attraction.  And some milestones are both good and bad.

Normally I would give you insights to these songs, but I didn’t write the lyrics for any of them, so I’m honestly not sure what some of them are about.  But from a musicians standpoint, I’m really proud of “Flat World”, “Trust The Sun”, and “Secrets”.  Be sure to check those out.

Songs That Make Me Want To Write Songs

Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello

There are certain songs that make me want to write. Maybe it’s a great lyric, or a killer riff, or a neat production idea, or a cool groove.  Something about the songs makes me want to pick up my guitar and write a song. 

Usually I hear those songs on shuffle with everything else and think “I need to make a list of those songs so I can have a go-to fountain of inspiration.”  And so I have.  And I thought it would be fun to share them with you.

Comedy Special Update Pt 2

Here’s part 2 in the hopefully ongoing process of filming my new comedy special this fall.  In this one I had a chance to check out a couple of venues. Plus a little clip of a new bit I’m working on for the special.

One of the strange things about the entertainment business is the slow starts and accelerated endings. No, I’m not talking about Kurt Cobain here. 

The beginning of the a project like this, as you can see, isn’t super interesting.  But as we get closer to the actual filming and the aftermath of editing, promotion, and release, this move much faster and get way more exciting and stressful.

Our Technology Is Watching Us… Psychic Robots

This thing knows what you want. And knows how to get it. Like that guy you know.

Humans and never really figured out how to read each others minds.  But our tech devices are getting closer to doing so.  And that’s kind of creepy.

Google just released a light version of Android that will be used in wearable tech.  Smart watches and the like.  And it’s main feature will use Google Now which is like “Psychic Siri”.  I have it on my phone and the darn thing seems to know where I’m going most of the time.  Even when I’m not sure how it found out.

Documenting My Next Comedy Special

I’m just beginning the preparation for filming my next comedy special.  And it occurred to me that I’ll need some of that good ‘ol behind the scenes stuff. 

So I’m going to do my best to document the whole process from the very beginning to when a finished DVD reaches your desperately outstretched hands.  Or I might totally slack off and this will be the only video you’ll ever see of the process.

But I’m going to try real hard to not let that happen.

Without further ado… Check out the super exciting Part 1 in which you see what the very beginning of a comedy special looks like.