My friend JJ is in a band called Theodore, which I wrote about back when they visited Iowa. They have a show in St. Louis next Friday at 7pm (MySpace doesn’t tell you the time for some reason), and I was thinking I might go to it now that I am living relatively near St. Louis. But this morning JJ called and asked if I wanted to play at this show, and of course I said yes. So now I have a show in St. Louis next Friday at 7pm. It’s at Cummel’s Cafe, 1627 Washington St. in St. Louis, MO, if you want to come hear me. There’s a $5 door fee, but Theodore alone is well worth that, and I’m sure I add at least $1 in value, so you’re really getting quite a deal.

This will be my first show in a city as large as St. Louis, and also my first show with a door fee, so both should be interesting new experiences. Between working too much, I have been redesigning the music portion of this site to make it less a jumble of MP3s and more an organized jumble of MP3s. Hopefully I’ll have that finished soon, and then I’ll record a few songs I’ve been postponing until I’m done with the site revamp. Until then, you can probably hear most of my new songs at the show on Friday.


Buy Me an Ounce (MP3, lyrics) is my third song (one, two) with lyrics from a poem by e. e. cummings. I believe the poem is something about gender inequality, but I’m not as clear on the meaning as I have been with the previous two. In other music news, a couple weeks ago I uploaded a song to MetaFilter music, a cover of one of my favorite songs, XO by Elliott Smith, which was requested by someone I only know as "cortex" on MetaFilter. I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hearing Theodore play twice. I went to hear them play Thursday night because my friend JJ is in the band, but I went to hear them again Friday night because I really like their music. Unfortunately their recordings are only available on MySpace, an awful website, and those recordings are all rather old and don’t sound much like the current band. But if you get a chance to hear Theodore (from St. Louis), I recommend you take it. If I end up moving to Carbondale, I hope I might be able to perform with them. Meanwhile, I’m writing songs. I have two more on my to-record list.