Please explain what just happened.

I judged a high school/middle school battle of the bands. Female art-rockers prevailed over arena-ready, emo-tinted boy rock. Every one of the four categories of winners had a girl in the band–and only one was a high school band. The middle-schoolers were, predictably, more of a shambling lot, but were a lot stranger, and funnier, in their creative choices.


What is your earliest memory?

Disneyland. I’m in a stroller, and one of the seven dwarves is looming over me.


If you weren’t a musician what other profession would you choose?

Penniless song collector.

My wife is pregnant.




Claire is fertilizing my seed, so to say, and supposedly on June 6th we’ll have a full grown zucchini ready for bucketing.*