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We brake for pie

Norske NookThe Zincs eat pie

The boys give in to the temptations of the Norske Nook this afternoon in Osseo WI…

Cafe Montmartre (Madison, WI)

With The Zincs

At Café Montmartre
127 East Mifflin St., Madison WI 53703
(608) 255-5900

My band: Nathaniel Braddock (guitar); Ryan Hembrey (bass); Jason Toth (drums)

Time flies

To catch up a little with my blogging, here are just a few highlights from the past few weeks:

  • Playing a really fun show with Eric @ Mother Fool’s in Madison
  • Seeing the Wisconsin Dells for the first time driving around at two in the morning during off-season
  • Bottle of wine at the top of the Hyatt in downtown Dallas (the one with the big ball on top)
  • SXSW — seeing Michelle Shocked, Harvey Sid Fisher and the Ditty Bops, among others
  • Seeing Mama, Lucie, Marshall, Lilly, Lindy, Mimo, Uncle Dan, Lee & Lisa… anybody else I forgot?
  • My own SXSW showcase
  • Feasting w/ Eric @ Golden Corral in Texarkana
  • Back in Chicago, seeing Blackbird‘s Patty Red Pants at the Chopin
  • A wonderful lazy Easter weekend with you-know-who, starting with an off-the-cuff dinner at Mi Tierra

Low point of our Austin trip: Taking Eric to the top of Mount Bonnell and finding a BUILDING under construction up there, WTF!?!?

Tonight (=last night) we saw the movie Heat at the Gene Siskel Center. Fuckin’ awesome — almost three hours long but I never thought about the time.

At Willaby’s in Madison

thumbnail imageNate LePine and Jason Toth from Manishevitz on the last day of our tour

High Noon Saloon (Madison, WI)

Me, Manishevitz and Noahjohn @ High Noon Saloon
701A E Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
9p, $8 cover

My band: Via Nuon (guitar), Ryan Hembrey (bass), Jason Toth (drums)

Globes painted from memory

I’ve seen this before and probably linked to it too, but it’s just so wonderful, who cares? Now that they’re all sold out they oughta come up with kits so we can create our own.  Mine would be hilarious I’m sure.  Texas would take up at least 1/4 of our continent fer starters, and the Great Lakes would be the shape of a hand, and practically as big as any ocean.  Minnesota would be on TOP of Wisconsin instead of to the west, and… what happened to Michigan?  (Words that actually came out of my mouth on one drive from Chicago to Madison.  Yeah.)


Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.

I’m in the parking lot behind the 400 Bar in Minneapolis.  We got here right on time for load-in at 6:00 but of course nobody’s here to meet us.  If we’d been late, you know they would’ve been here waiting!

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Madison show preview

A show preview (author unknown) that appeared in Madison, WI in the April 11-17, 2002 issue of The Onion

April 12: Edith Frost w/ Central Falls
Café Montmartre, 9 p.m., $8

Much like Canadian singer Julie Doiron, Edith Frost coaxes beauty from sadness and longing. Although Frost’s music is often pegged as alt-country, her songs rarely muster up enough energy or twang to warrant the tag. She played with bar bands in her native Texas for years,* but didn’t find her true voice until she discovered Chicago’s underground-rock scene. Last year’s Wonder Wonder benefits greatly from those around her: Archer Prewitt and members of Wilco and Eleventh Dream Day help lay the foundation for Frost’s lovely, world-weary songs. Adam Vida, leader of opening act Central Falls, moonlights as the drummer for the insanely spastic No Wave band U.S. Maple. But Central Falls is everything Vida’s other gig isn’t: languid, pretty, tuneful, dreamy, and so on. Its new album is Latitude.

*Actually I didn’t start playing in "bar bands" (?!?) until around 1993, after I left Texas and moved to Brooklyn.

UW-Milwaukee Leader interview

An interview by Jaime Leverington that appeared in today’s issue of The Leader, a student publication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee…

In A Van Down By The Lake

After about 20 years of pursuing her career singer songwriter Edith Frost has only recently enjoyed some national attention. Her new album, Wonder Wonder, is a curious exploration of music that has no real definition. Her careful insight and poetic lyrical approach are certainly unique. The Leader recently had a short chat with Edith Frost — in her own tour van.

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