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This History of the Monkey Power Trio… “1995: The First Hour”

For the past several years, I’ve been posting my detailed notes here about the annual meetings of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. I’m not sure why I started to do this, but it’s become yet another thing for me to obsess about. I sit alone in an airport every year, before heading home […]

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It’s now been verified. The long lost Prehensile Monkey-tailed Skink video has indeed been found.

Ok, so remember how I mentioned a few weeks ago that an oddities collector in Oregon had written to inform me that he’d somehow procured the world’s only copy of “Fears of Practice”, the 1993 performance video of my band, Prehensile Monkey-tailed Skink? Well, apparently he was telling the truth. It looks as though the […]

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Greg Baise on WCBN tomorrow, and on shiny, white, super-skinny American Apparel mannequins everywhere

I have a friend named Greg Baise. If you’ve ever been to see a band in the metro Detroit area, chances are you’ve probably seen him. He’s probably the best connected guy I know when it comes to music, having promoted shows for over a decade, and done tons of other stuff in the industry. […]

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Ypsi’s Lightening Love spills the beans on local Ypsi-Arbor hot spots to CMJ

A few times a month, the music industry magazine CMJ asks a band to write a “scene report” for their website, kind of giving a little glimpse into what’s going on culture-wise in their hometown. Well, today’s CMJ scene report is from none other than Leah Diehl, of Ypsi’s own Lightening Love. For the most […]

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Ypsi/Arbor exit interview: Forest Juziuk

A friend of mine named Forest is going to be leaving his home in Ann Arbor soon, for the west coast. I thought that I’d take the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his decision to go, and ask his thoughts on the arts scene that he’ll be leaving behind. Following are my […]

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