It wasn’t the same without him

We enjoyed a short but productive studio night last night, which you can read about here. We were, however, one man short. K-Billy had to travel down to Cincinnati for the evening. Despite not being able to make it, he apparently spent some of the evening visualizing that he was[…]

Studio night: February 9, 2011

Mike, Beamer and I convened this evening to try to finish some of the remaining tracking for the upcoming third DD69 album. We focused on replacing the bass part for an old song called “Another (Funky) Day” that is a candidate for the record. We hadn’t reviewed the tracks for[…]

69: BJ

Captured this one a long time ago, but had to resurrect it. I was playing a gig in Akron, adjacent to the Akron Beacon-Journal building. As you can see, on top of the building is a rotating tower with the temperature on two sides and “BJ” on two sides. Who[…]

Designing wigs (part 2)

After being inspired by a “lowbrow art” sticker we found (which came from a cereal box long, long ago), we wanted to have the album art for “Wigs & Liquor” reflect that vibe. I wanted to have a devil girl on the cover, and I thought it would be cool[…]

Designing wigs (part 1)

We’ve had a number of people ask us about the inspiration for (and design process of) the packaging for Wigs & Liquor. Since we had a good time putting it together, we thought we’d share how it happened. While we were working on the music (you know, the important part)[…]

We have sold out

We recently heard from CD Baby that we had sold out of copies of “Funk Out With Your Junk Out“. Err, what? Weirdly, the last few copies sold in the last few weeks. We’re not sure how people found out about it (tell us!) but we’re grateful for the opportunity[…]

Hog Hog Hog!

Happy Groundhog Day! As is usual, I will join a select few others on an exclusive pilgrimage to an undisclosed location to celebrate the holiday this weekend. It’s a chance to go underground, so to speak, and get off the map. There will be ukuleles involved.