Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Half Robyn Hitchcock, half Uncle Floyd: all uniquely blue-collar American autobio psychedelia. Jared Whitham’s songs about his home in Florida, Show-Biz Pizza, public libraries and Bill Cosby are all taken from his own life, and are each delightfully twisted. See if "North Port" isn't your new favorite song. Please note: the only "explicit song" is "Working Sixteen" -- everything else is very broadcast-friendly for the children at home.
Uncovered by astro-anthropologists Joe McGinty and Bob Kathman, these recordings reveal the first evidence of life on the planet Blorp. Possibly the happiest music you've ever heard, “Space Nutz!” also reveals that Blorpians love the Ramones, David Cassidy and Deep Purple.
You can listen to the findings from McGinty and Kathman's groundbreaking cosmology here.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Three quick things:
1. MY ESSAY ON FF IN VICE MAGAZINE
I wrote an article for VICE about the joys and pain of being in Flaming Fire, why I ended the band and then started it over again, and how you can feel the joy and pain with us. VICE called the article: "LONGEST BASSIST WANTED AD IN HISTORY, OR HOW TO START AND THEN DISSOLVE AND THEN RESTART MANY, MANY BANDS AGAIN" Which is entirely accurate -- we really do need a bassist, plus lots of other folks, including you. (Very geeky references to Elric, G-Force, and Strikeforce: Morituri also included.) Please leave a comment so all the 17-year-old kids reading this article will think someone actually listens to our music.
Here it is:
2. JOIN FLAMING FIRE FITNESS TODAY!
If you'd like to join our fitness band (read the above Vice article for more information), you should! We'll have our first rehearsal on the first Wednesday or Thursday that it is likely to be dry and above 40 degrees in Williamsburg's McCarren Park, and announce it the week before. You can get healthy and get that adrenaline, spiritual power of rock at the same time. I realize the idea of singing or playing guitar and running sounds hard, but we've practicing for three weeks now, and it's easy. You only have to know how to play in the most rudimentary sense, and the lightweight amps we're using cost $20 at Guitar Center. If you'd like to play guitar or drums with us, let us know. If you want to run and sing, you just need running sneakers and a red tshirt or red sweatshirt. (Wear the red tshirt over something else if you're cold.)
If you didn't sign our mailing list, email me and let me know you'd like to participate, I'll send you the demos of the new running songs.
3. SAN FRANCISCO's KFJC SPECIAL ON FLAMING FIRE THIS SATURDAY AT 9 PM, EST.
This KFJC show is narrated by Neil Gravel, and will feature new FF tracks, interviews about our West Coast FF Family, live tracks from our West Coast Flaming Fire [featuring Sheila Bosco (Faun Fables), Leon Dewan (Dewanatron), Joe Armin (The Aerosols), Anna Copa Cabanna (herself), Josh (The Aerosols) and myself]. We've been playing with Sheila, Joe and Josh once a year for about 4 years, so it's great to finally document it.
It's on 6 PM PST on Jan 31 in the Bay Area, 7 PM in North Datoka MST, 8 PM CST in Texas, and 9 PM EST for you New York types.
Tune in here:
FLAMING FIRE II
ISSUE PROJECT ROOM
232 3RD STREET, 3RD FLOOR
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
January 15, 2008 Conversation with Terry Ross
i am fascinated by what you are doing....what does it all mean?
but we have something in common....
i am working on a book about Jesus called "The Master of Nuclear Weapons...."
January 13 at 4:14pm
Hey do you prefer Terrence these days! Your book sounds great, I can't wait to read it. I don't know what FF means, it's more of a necessary inclination, or a drive...we're starting some new projects I'm excited about, Flaming Fire Fitness among them...
January 13 at 4:21pm
Terry or Terrence is fine. I was christened Terrence....