I don't care if Derrick Rose is injured, Noah vs Lopez '13 is as big a mismatch as Tim Duncan vs Kurt Thomas '99. Prediction: Nets get eliminated tonight and Dwight Howard moves to Brooklyn. If I'm wrong, then Chris Bosh averages 40 rebounds a game in the second round. And then Dwight Howard moves to Montclair.
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| May 5 @ 6:49 pm
The opening track of an album that truly terrified - and continues to terrify - my 13 year old self. An incredibly well-crafted song that melts your face. Rest In Peace Jeff.
Official Clip for the Song: War Ensemble from Slayer's album Seasons In The Abyss. Released in 1990. For Promotion Only. All Rights Reserved to Slayer and Am...
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| May 4 @ 7:41 am
It's been a little over 24 hours since The Brooklyn Philharmonic debuted my piece, and I'm still reeling. For the first time in a long time I have nothing to say about it EXCEPT that it was amazing, Blaisey Blaise & Eric Slick rule, Randy Woolf is a genius, and video will be up soon. And even better - there is more where that came from.
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| May 3 @ 9:36 pm
Gonna blast "Reign In Blood" right now. Shit.
Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.
Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 - 2013)
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| May 2 @ 4:29 pm
Tonight The Brooklyn Philharmonic will be premiering my piece "Bad Doggie". String quartet, odd-time signatures, spooky/sexy/silly lyrics sung by Blaisey Blaise, dissonance, impossible drum-parts played by Eric Slick (Robin Slick Julie Slick), shouting, bass by yours truly, and straight up rocking. Proof that though you need to behave seriously to be treated seriously, that doesn't mean you always have to ACT seriously. Galapagos Art Space in BK. 16 Main St. Doors @ 7pm. Show @ 8pm. www.bphil.org. w/ Toshi Reagon, Hadi Eldebek, Alan Pierson (Alarm Will Sound), & the badass we call Randy Woolf. Meow.
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| May 1 @ 10:02 am
I was on the train when this happened. 2 and half hours from Greenpoint to Jersey City. You ever been waiting so long for something that you forget where you are, where you're going, why you're going, who you are?
PATH train service came to a grinding halt on at least three lines during the heart of rush hour Monday, creating maddening delays and a hellish commute for thousands.
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| Apr 30 @ 9:39 pm
Anybody with a van in NYC/BK wanna make $100 driving a band to and from Boston? Gas & tolls will be paid, and you will be fed. If you can help, please do.
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| Apr 30 @ 3:35 pm
Tomorrow I am honored to have The Brooklyn Philharmonic debut my piece for string quartet, vocals, drums, & bass. The piece is called "Bad Doggie". It's about the lameness of passive-agressive behavior, the silliness of sex, and man's eternal obsession with household pets. It features guest musicians Blaisey Blaise & Eric Slick (of Dr. Dog). Musically it is influenced by Time of Orchids (Chuck Stern Eric Fitzgerald Keith Abrams David Bodie), Nick Didkovsky, Ron Anderson, Randy Woolf, The B-52's, AC/DC, Stravinsky, George Harrison, Shudder To Think (Craig Wedren Nathan Larson), and Mookie & Ashes. Hope you can come and check out my arena rock/classical/prog madness. www.bphil.org. Galapagos Art Space. 16 Main St in BK. Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm. $20. Ruff ruff.
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| Apr 30 @ 11:07 am
The dream bill would be Da Groove Commanders, Y2Keith?, and this band here. I can't take it.
Foot Stompin' Zombie Mosh http://www.cafepress.com/murpband Stickers n stuff :)
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| Apr 30 @ 6:13 am
Thank you to all who came out and supported The Dot Wiggin Band last night! Was an incredible night of friends, family, fun, and really strange music - courtesy of the one and only Dot Semprini. We got a big show coming up soon and will be announcing the details soon. Until then - Mike Fornatale Laura Cromwell Nick Oddy Brittany Anjou Adm Mnkff Matthew Semprini Rachel Trachtenburg Julia Cumming Amy Miles deserve a gabillion hugs. Yeah, doin' it.
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| Apr 29 @ 1:51 pm
It's here! The Dot Wiggin Band, featuring Dot Wiggin (Dot Semprini) of The Shaggs (!!!), performs tonight at The Bowery Electric. We're playing Shaggs classics, unrecorded Shaggs masterpieces, and new tunes from Dot's upcoming solo debut "Ready! Get! Go!" Gonna be a joyous night. With Aye Aye Rabbit (w/ Greg Saunier (Deerhoof)), The Last Car (Amy Miles Chris Anderson), & Supercute! (Rachel Trachtenburg Julia Cumming). Even Mike Fornatale Laura Cromwell Brittany Anjou Nick Oddy Adm Mnkff will be there...And doin' it. Yeah doin' it. Yeah, doin' it. www.theboweryelectric.com.
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| Apr 28 @ 5:28 am
Today Dot Semprini & Matthew Semprini come down to NYC to finish Dot's solo debut record, get filmed for a documentary, do some international press, & perform tomorrow night at The Bowery Electric. No, I'm not excited at all. A wonderful weekend of Wiggin. w/ Mike Fornatale Brittany Anjou Laura Cromwell Don Mount Nick Oddy Adm Mnkff.
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| Apr 27 @ 5:42 am
Do you like The Shaggs? We do! Join us as Dot Semprini leads Mike Fornatale, Adm Mnkff, Nick Oddy, Brittany Anjou, Laura Cromwell, myself & some VERY special guests through a set of Shaggs classics, never-recorded Shaggs songs (yes, true), and a few new tunes from Dot's solo debut "Ready! Get! Go!". Hop in that little sports car, bring your sweet thing/pal Dracula along, and let us give you things to wonder about. We're so happy when you're near.
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| Apr 25 @ 7:18 pm
Paul Green, of School of Rock fame, has a raspy voice and man-child ways that make his cinematic doppelganger Jack Black look like a naïf. He bounds about Todd Rundgren’s old Utopia Studios, reading inspiring notes from his iPhone or leaping onto the stage to thrash out some licks to the music he’s…
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| Apr 25 @ 5:38 am
TONIGHT on "Minor Music", the dudes from CHASING ROCKETS will be stopping by to pummel the people with the power of their pop. Elsewhere I'll be playing songs from the oddly-titled CAPTAIN LUNG, everyone's favorite band SUPERCUTE! (Rachel Trachtenburg Julia Cumming), and two groups people always forget started as high school talent show winners. Shall it rock? It shall. Live @ 8pm. WFMU. 91.1/90.1 FM (and now in Rockland County at 91.9 FM). Online at www.wfmu.org.
If you look on the left sidebar, you will notice something is different! People Like Us have revamped the DO or DIY stream, and it is now called Radio Boredcast! Radio Boredcast is a 744-hour online radio project that celebrates all things SLOW. And fast too, actually. Crank it up to wind down and e...
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| Apr 22 @ 2:20 pm
Mike Fornatale, Brittany Anjou, & I are putting the almost-finishing touches on the Dot Wiggin Band recording today. Cannot wait to share Dot Semprini's new songs with the world...Shaggs fans: prepare to rejoice! And while you're at it, remember that The Dot Wiggin Band, Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof), The Last Car (Amy Miles) & Supercute! (Rachel Trachtenburg Julia Cumming) are playing on Sunday April 28th at Bowery Electric. Gonna be a enormous bowl of fun. Hope to see you there. Don't forget your companion. www.theboweryelectric.com.
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| Apr 21 @ 7:43 am
Just got back from The Loser's Lounge tribute to Elvis Costello. Everyone killed it. Joe McGinty Julian Maile David Terhune Jeremy Chatzky Jack Skuller Eddie Skuller Jed Parish. I am now obsessed with "Blue Chair". (Seth Berkowitz totally owned it.) For those of you in NYC, there are 4 more shows left. Get your tickets! www.loserslounge.com. What's so funny about NYC, 4 more shows, and getting your tickets?
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| Apr 19 @ 9:13 pm
I am very bummed that I never got to see The Molecules.
Dirty, loud, obnoxious, avant, experiment prog-punk that was The Molecules. This version of “Tour For The Door” was recorded in 1996 with Ryo on ba...
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| Apr 19 @ 9:08 am