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  • Drop Everything for this Stew Interview

    Interview with Stew Hilarious and insightful, as he often is: Here’s a quote! What did you know about theater or Broadway before you developed this show? Very little. I had a lot of respect for people like Bertolt Brecht. I had read Brecht, and he touches a lot of rock performers more than any other…

  • Stew on Theater Talk

    Very enjoyable. And also: Stew Plays Drunk at the Obies (read the whole thing), it does get a bit too wild for work: Because of Stew, I am looking forward to the Tony Awards. I don’t believe it either.

  • Oh, the incredible miscellany of it all; Who I’m reading these days

    Yesterday I saw the new Indiana Jones movie with Jukebox JT and his wife, and the seeing and the talking after was fun, but the movie is not, uh, good. But I don’t want to talk about that. I’ve got a backlog of stuff to mention. Ready? Go! I used to work with Electromute, I…


  • Last.fm Wallpaper Generator

    Cool tool! If you have a Last.fm account, which I do, you can generate an image with the covers of the music you listen to: Last.fm Wallpaper Generator. It’s out of date since I don’t have Last.fm turned on these days, but it’s not a bad representation. found via the excellent Kill Ugly Radio

  • Soy Cowboy: Lily Pads & Rock Cod

    After high school, it became something of a fetish of mine to travel from San Diego to Los Angeles and do various sightseeing. One of the things I (and my friend Chris) used to hit was the Art Center College of Design gallery. For us, Art Center was the pinnacle of cool, of talent, of…


  • Fry’s, El Capitan, Geocaching & My Stanky Feet

    Friday afternoon I answered a tweet of the incomparable ChefJoanna which ended up getting one of our houseguests a very full night of work doing such things as separating crab from crabshell. Joanna needed a replacement assistant for the night, her regular assistant having gotten into a car accident. When I called her up on…

  • Three by Missing Persons

    Missing Persons is not a band I ever got way into, but I remember liking their music. My uncle had Spring Session M and we listened to that record on his stereo when we went to Lake Dolores (a long defunct waterpark halfway to Las Vegas). Keep in mind I was 10 years old in…

  • Passing Strange on iTunes May 27, 2008

    And more Stew news! Can’t wait! Strange’ soundtrack on iTunes Cast recording exclusive to Apple By GORDON COX “Passing Strange” will be the first Broadway tuner to release its original cast recording exclusively on iTunes, more than a month before the CD arrives in stores. Ghostlight Records’ digital release, set for May 27, makes the…

  • Seven Nominations for Passing Strange

    I don’t usually have cause to watch the Tony Awards. This year is different though. Passing Strange–the show which is the brainchild of Stew and Heidi Rodewald, both of the band The Negro Problem–:is nominated for seven Tony Awards! Best Musical Best Original Score Best Book of a Musical Best Orchestrations (Stew & Heidi Rodewald)…

  • Passing Strange on The View

    Yesterday I blogged that Passing Strange would be on The View, and here it is, posted to YouTube by Jeff Downing! I’m so proud of stew! He just blogged about it too!


  • Misc, Art, Mother’s Day

    It’s been a long while since I did a full wrap up of what I’m looking at and reading. So here’s some miscellaneous stuff I’ve read and thought about and watched and listened to. Tom Bickle asked some really interesting philosophical questions today: How entitled?: What’s in a name? Surely, any communication carries with it…

  • Music Vids of the Day

    Both covers. Both awesome. Blitzkrieg Bop (about this song) by Gus and Fin (via BoingBoing): Rock the Casbah (about this song) by Rachid Taha (via Neil Kramer): Now that should start your day off right. It did mine. Off to the pool! And possibly Fry’s Electronics. Possibly.

  • Boøwy: Plastic Bomb

    Boøwy was a Japanese rock group consisting of Kyosuke Himuro (vocals), Tomoyasu Hotei (guitar), Tsunematsu Matsui (bass) and Makoto Takahashi (drums). They were a rock band that reached legendary status in Japan during the 1980s. Their style of play varied from punk to pop rock and they had fans of all ages. The 1990s band…

  • Like Lee Perry, I’m Very On

    “First, he balances drum and bass, to get a basic rhythm” Ah yes indeed it’s fun times. Video link via Positive Ape Express. Hah! Wikipedia claims Lee Perry‘s birthday is March 20th, like me!!! I didn’t know that. If I did, I certainly forgot it. I’ll have to add that to my already proud list…

  • Tracklisting: Cover Up and My Cover’s Blown

    I mentioned making some mix CDs the other day for a friend of mine. I’m pretty sure it has arrived by now, and here are the tracklistings behind the jump. The format is Number – Title . . . Artist [Originator/Populizer]

  • Robot Ponies

    Some more SXSW music: Robot Ponies by Laura Barrett It’s a wonderful science fiction pop song. There is one curse word, in case that bugs you. Sample lyrics: christmas eve, 2053 underneath every little girls tree a robot pony comb their soft and luscious nylon fur listen close hear their clockwork hearts whir robot ponies…

  • Two Awesome Songs

    the first via Six-Word Reviews of 763 SXSW Mp3s by Paul Ford Bridget Bardot by Creature the second via Undercover Black Man: Everyone I Know is Listening to Crunk by Lightspeed Champion lyric sample: my drawings are starting to suck my best friends are all listening to crunk i feel like the world’s gone crazy…

  • File under: Stepdad Pride, Swimming, Other

    I was radar gunned by the Los Angeles County Sheriff in Malibu on my way to work. Got a pass because I was with the pack. The day is beautiful. The Pacific was blue, shimmering, calm and inviting. If only the water temperature were higher. Ah well, no matter — yesterday I went swimming at…