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Not a tour diary.

I intended to write a tour diary of the Camper Van Beethoven shows with Cracker that we did on the West Coast and the East Coast between Christmas and the Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend. But I didn’t. The

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Posted in Camper Van Beethoven, etc., Music, Philosophy, Technology, Touring

Post-tour driving.

Camper’s last show on this Southwest tour was in Dallas, and I got to drive Victor’s car back to SF. Victor’s Ford Escape was used on the tour as a second vehicle: the primary vehicle was David’s Chevy Suburban with

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Pandora, now a year down the road from me.

About a year ago I lost my job at Pandora. I worked there for about 3 years. In the period before that, I had gone to graduate school at Mills College in Oakland, from 2001-03, and then taught at Ohlone

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Magnet Magazine guest editorials, collected, in order.

Last week, January 28th to February 4th 2013, I was the “guest editor” for Magnet Magazine online. Basically this meant that I wrote a series of editorials about whatever things I wanted to. They had reviewed the new Camper Van Beethoven

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Posted in etc., Guitar, Music, Violin

Universal Audio plug-ins, and some notes on DAWs

This is a boring post, but I had to write some quick quips about them, and ended up writing more. They may use some of this in Mix Magazine, I’m not sure. Universal Audio is an awesome company, by the

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Losing my house (part one million) & New Starts

I don’t know where I left off with the story of my house in Oakland, anyway it’s been listed on the real estate market since May, it’s now mid-November. I *believe* it will close on Friday, we finally got the

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Posted in etc., Music, Sweden

aging rock music

Today is my 49th birthday… typically this would be considered “old”, especially for a rock musician. Strangely we don’t consider 49 old for blues or jazz musicians nor classical musicians or composers. But rock music came into being as a

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The ongoing saga of looming bankruptcy

It’s the end of August, 2012. This entire summer has been one of waiting in limbo, basically. It’s having its toll on my well being. I would say that this started at the beginning of the year, after our daughter

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