Teaching “Ever Since”

I don’t get the chance to teach a lot, and I really like it. Recently, I got to work out the arrangement of “Ever Since” for an outdoor gathering using a string quartet from Theodore Roosevelt High School, Kent, OH. I swear, when I was a sophomore in high school, I wasn’t as good as these four – at...

Covering Bonnie Raitt in New Hope, PA

I recently backed my friend Susan Cattaneo on a show at the New Hope Winery, a great spot in New Hope, PA that reminds me of places like the Ram’s Head in Annapolis, MD (if you’ve been). Wide stage, dedicated people who care about music. Why is that a shocker every time it happens? Well, if you’re in the New Hope area, you should go here. And the wine, it’s really good. This came together pretty much last minute, backstage. Fun. “I Will Not Be Broken” by Bonnie Raitt Cover by Susan Cattaneo – Melissa Ferrick – Mike Errico New Hope Winery, New Hope...
So Good: Plink Flojd

So Good: Plink Flojd

I almost got beat up once for defending David Gilmour’s honor in a high school hallway. I always knew I was right. And years later, people are still paying respects. “One of These Days, I’m Going to Cut Your Film Into Little Pieces” — by Plink Flojd A psychedelic homage to the film “Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.” Video by Yoshi Sodeoka. “This video is just one in a series of Plink Flojd collaborations with artists from all over the World that will be premiered in its entirety in an audio-visual installation at NOVA®, in São Paulo, Brazil, in the spring of 2012. Plink Flojd is a super audio/visual collective started by David Quiles Guillo with co-founders Yoshi Sodeoka and Eric Mast AKA E*Rock.” Read more: HERE More Tune in for free music, last minute shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
So Good: How To Wake Up a Kid (VIDEO)

So Good: How To Wake Up a Kid (VIDEO)

Nature, punching nurture in the face. More Tune in for free music, last minute shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...

Cool Dubstep Video

I was into it. “960 vinyl records were used to create sound waves that correspond to a piece of Benga’s track ‘I Will Never Change’… The animation process took 30 hours of...
Video Tour of Geoff Dyer’s “But Beautiful”

Video Tour of Geoff Dyer’s “But Beautiful”

Video Tour of Geoff Dyer’s But Beautiful While reading this amazing book about jazz lives, I listened along to the chapters, using Spotify and YouTube. For each chapter, I’ve posted great videos of Lester Young and Billie Holiday, Bud Powell, Ben Webster, Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Art Pepper, and Thelonious Monk. Treat yourself to this book, and click through to hear these amazing...