Sunday, March 31, 2013
Just a quick "save the date' sort of post to let everyone know that the band will be playing The Basement in Northampton on Saturday, April 20th. This show will also feature a set by The Prestons, including a few tunes with Fred and Nick backing Bill Catalde and me in addition to all the usual duo goodness.
Posted by Rick at 8:38 PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
|Image thanks to The Hartford Advocate and CT.com • Click to embiggen.|
I've been receiving a LOT of very nice feedback via email and social media concerning this profile of me, written by noted music writer Peter Gerstenzang (Rolling Stone, SPIN, Village Voice, among others). Peter and I have been online acquaintances for a couple of years, thanks to a mutual appreciation of pop-rock in general, and of Fountains Of Wayne in particular. In fact, Chris from FOW was asked to contribute a few words to the article, and very graciously found the time to do so. It was a lot of fun finally getting a chance to talk in person with Peter for the material behind all this. We spoke on the phone for two solid hours. Another nice thing is, the piece's publication this week also gives a great bit of promo to the upcoming show this Saturday in Hartford.
Guitar De La Soir.
I'm tucking this regular feature in here too, because tonight we've got a practice session in preparation for Saturday. I've decided to use my Telecaster for the gig, so will be using it tonight as well.
Posted by Rick at 3:22 PM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
In other news, work progresses on the attic redesign here at headquarters, and a few bits of new studio gear have arrived. Today I'm going to put the new case together which will hold the vinyl LP collection, and will gather up another pile of rubbish for the Saturday morning run to our town dump. Such a glamorous life, music.
Posted by Rick at 9:37 AM
Friday, March 1, 2013
Partway into the session, I took a few more pics with my iPad mini, and posted four of them to Twitter. Here they are again, for those of you who do not tweet.
Posted by Rick at 10:12 AM