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A Reminder To David Patrick Kelly

Hi, this message is for my adopted actor, David Patrick Kelly. As mentioned previously, I have an extra ticket for the Feelies’ July 1st show at the Hoboken, NJ bar Maxwell’s.

If you’re interested in using the extra ticket, send me an email on the address listed on my profile.

Whether I hear from you or not, I’m planning on leaving the ticket for you at Maxwell’s, but if you don’t show up by 10pm (the show is supposed to start at 9pm), I’ll probably just go outside and hand the ticket to the first Feelies fan that will take it (I would want someone to get some use out of it).

I hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, you will have missed what I’m sure will be a great show.

Peace out!


Attention: David Patrick Kelly

So, I bought two tickets to the Feelies’ July 1st show at the Hoboken, NJ bar Maxwell’s.

Both the July 1st and 2nd shows are sold out.

I was picking up the extra ticket for MizSplotchy. I had hoped my folks would have been able to babysit our three chilluns so we could jet up to Jersey for a couple days (they had been very gracious to take care of our kids during our trip to San Diego last fall).

Unfortunately, they have prior plans. Hey, I realize that’s a lot to ask of my folks, particularly with such short notice, but my desire to see the Feelies has blotted out my sensitivity to others’ schedules, emotions and plans.

Anyways, unless something unforeseen happens, chances are I’m going to be headed to Maxwell’s by myself. But, I will have an extra ticket that is already paid for.

David Patrick Kelly, my adopted actor, if you want to see a sold-out live show for the low cost of nothing, I have a ticket for you. I am serious. You don’t have to hang out with me or anything, just take the ticket with my compliments.

Hey, I’m not creepy or anything. I’m just a faceless person on the Internet offering you something. And what could go wrong with that?

Send me an email on the address listed on my profile if you are interested. I am fully licensed, bonded and insured to see concerts in the Tri-State area.



Oh My Yes It’s Happening

When your favorite band last released some music in the early 90’s, it’s fair to say there’s not going to be lots of fresh news of the band pumping through the Internet capillaries on a daily basis.

The Feelies are my favorite band. The Feelies album The Good Earth has been my favorite album for almost twenty freaking years. If you’re curious, one of my Green Monkey Mixes, Speed It Up has two excellent cuts from The Feelies (one from The Good Earth, one from Crazy Rhythms).

I know it’s possible to set up Google Alerts, what have you, to keep yourself up-to-date with breaking news regarding a topic, but I have never felt the need to do such a thing. For whatever reason, today I decided to do a blog search on “Feelies”.

Holy crap. This photo was taken last month. The Feelies are back together. That’s the elusive Bill Million second from the right.

In my search I discovered that The Feelies are playing at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ on July 1st and 2nd (they’re also playing with Sonic Youth in Battery Park on the 4th).

I had promised myself that if the Feelies ever had a full-fledged reunion, I would travel from Chicago to see them. And that’s what I am going to do.

I bought two tickets online today. They went on sale on April 23rd. I checked later in the day and both shows were sold out.

Can you believe my luck? I happen to search for the Feelies, discover a full-fledged reunion, and buy tickets for that reunion before they sell out. Holy crap.

I’ll probably be flying into NYC or Newark on the 1st, and fly out on the 2nd. Hot damn tamale am I excited.

Feelies, take me away!

Reaching Out, Future Post Topics

Some nice things happened over the weekend.

Andy Aldridge dropped in to say “hi” on a post dedicated to my 3000th visitor. Hi, Andy! To see how great and loving a fanpage can be, check out his A Head Full Of Wishes (*especially* if’n you like the Galaxie 500 or the Luna — there be no greater site).

I also received an email from Stanley Demeski, drummer for the best band in the world saying, “Thanks for the kind words.” Hi, Stanley! And you’re welcome! And you’re wonderful! To hear what I am constantly pumping up, you can pick up a custom, burned CD of The Feelies’ second album, The Good Earth at Twin Tone Records.

However, if’n you don’t feel like spending money due to the high cost of gasoline, you can instead devote a portion of your reserved stock of psychic energy (yeah, I know you have been squirreling some away) to will a full-fledged Feelies reunion into existence. For God’s sakes, tell me if your efforts work! I don’t want to miss it.

This kind of feedback gives me not only encouragement to slosh my feelings, thoughts and opinions onto the Internet, but also to reach out and attempt to make contact with others.

Here’s a few of my “reaching out” ideas currently in the hopper.

1) I outlined my idea for an online application where users can supply a hummed snippet of a song, and others would then try to help the user identify the song. Well, it appears that this concept already has a name — Query by humming. In the cases I have found of this on the web (at NYU for example) the project seems more geared to having a machine doing the song recognition, rather than other people. I am going to try and contact someone at NYU regarding their project, asking them if it’s possible my idea could somehow be integrated with theirs. If a “humming library” could be gradually built up organically by people identifying other people’s song submissions, this could complement their machine-identification algorithm application nicely.

2) The recent movie I worked on that I mentioned briefly had a majority of its scenes shot at the lovely Portage Park Center For The Arts, which was formerly the Nebo Lutheran Church.

The church was deconsecrated before being converted into a neighborhood arts center. I find the concept of a sacred space fascinating, especially the unsacred-ing of it (even the terms of the sacred are interesting — consecrate, desecrate, deconsecrate). I asked the Portage Park Art Center’s director Jennifer La Civita what had to be done to deconsecrate the church prior to the handover, but she indicated that whatever ritual was done had already taken place when she got the building. I’d like to ask various denominations what actions have to take place for a sacred place to become a space of the profane.

3) David Patrick Kelly hopefully has my interview-by-letter racing towards his eager eyes.

Okay, ta-ta for now.

News of the Partial Feelies

Thanks to Tim for sending me this article from the Village Voice.

Though we may be the lone strangers on this one, companionless contrarians careless of the compulsory crit-pick of Crazy Rhythms, likely the only thing writer Rick Moody and I have in common is our commitment of needle to the Feelies’ Good Earth vinyl over a thousand times apiece. Easy.


It’s nice finding people in the wilderness who realize that The Good Earth is the best album ever made.

So, most of the Feelies will be playing at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ, later this month, but former Feelies guitarist Bill Million won’t be there.

I again repeat a claim I made previously. If the fully-constituted Feelies play a reunion show at Maxwell’s, I’m gonna find some way to get there and enjoy it, by golly.