Pretty clever, huh? 2 heads, 4 hands and 1 piano. 2-4-1 Get it? Cool! Audie and I are really looking forward to our show at the venerable Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley, CA on Saturday, Jan. 17. Showtime is 8pm. Hope you can make it!
Artist Bobby Neel Adams has taken an intriguing, albeit creepy, approach to portraiture in his series Age Maps. As shown here and on his site, he uses portraits from yesteryear and matches them with current day portraits.
In a similar technique, his series Family Tree combines portraits of family members; Father & Son, Mother & Daughter, etc.
Mothra flies again in a new line of shoes from Puma that commemorates great Japanese movie monsters of the '50s and '60s.
The Puma Japanese Monster Pack features four other monsters as well (Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Ghidorah and King Kong). HighSnobriety.com, which says the classy kicks will be available in March 2009, shows some detailed photos of the various styles.
I'm not sure how I feel about a grown man taking a big tabby into the shower and videotaping the whole thing, but this cat seems to be OK with it. Maybe things would have turned out differently if the guy cranked up the water flow past drip drip drip.
Santa just wanted us to remind you that today is the last day to order from the TDA store and have the item in your hand and ready to wrap before Christmas. Today is also the last day you can order the Holiday Specials and or pick up the Christmas Jug Band's album "Uncorked" in the TDA store, so set down that egg nog and get the great combo deals while you can.
Enjoy this early performance of everybody's favorite yuletide yip-giggle outfit, the Christmas Jug Band. Paul does a wicked piano solo in this clip.
The show was videotaped at the legendary Sweetwater club in Mill Valley, California.
If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, you've got a few chances left to catch the CJB live while during this year's Jugonomic Stimulus Tour. The band plays an excellent mix of old-timey and supercool Christmas music, with a variety of instruments and a semi-random assortment of some of the Bay Area's finest musicians. (And a decent accordion and piano player from Washington state, too.)
After the Italian government buys 100,000 beautiful wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano and donates them to charity, buffalo mozzarella producers want their own bailout, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Where will the bailouts stop? Nobody knows. But the Journal article sheds interesting light on the cheesemakers' products -- and their dilemma.
It's that time of year and I have to say that this video remains my favorite rendition of "Santa Lost A Ho". When I sing it with the Christmas Jug Band I always get a great reaction, but I'm simply no match for Big Mama. Enjoy!