Thursday, April 17, 2008

more manlove

Adam's work took him back to Austin again where he apparently met up with Paul Sonnenberg.  Prompted by pub quiz vixen Elizabeth Holst they recorded a wonderful version of "Brandy."

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

my machadinho is finished!!!

A few months ago a fellow named Tho X. Bui started making this guitar for me.  It's going to be tuned like my banjo (D-G-B-D).  I've anxiously been watching his progress online since December.  It should be here in Chicago sometime next week.  I'm really, really excited about it and just know it's going to sound fantastic.  As you can see, it has two output jacks -- one for the humbucker and one with a dynamic mic to pick up the acoustic sound.

Tho is a violinist and makes and sells a lot of interesting instruments.  You can see some of them on his homepage,

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Hey, all. Another band I play in got a write-up in the Chicago Reader today. Here's the link to the article...