Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Mendon is abuzz about the MEB

We're hitching up our wagons and heading West again this weekend, pitching our tent at The Cottage Hotel in Mendon on Saturday March 3. This cool venue just south of Rochester may look tiny from the outside, but inside is a club with a history of great music and good times. Featuring everything from jam bands to zydeco to rockers, The Cottage is a perfect place to see a band. We're excited to get to showcase our unique take on rock'n'roll to a brand new audience and some old friends, getting started around 9:30.



Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Another great Bonnaroo lineup for 2007

This year the incredible summer festival in Manchester, TN once again sports an amazing lineup, including The Police, Widespread Panic, Tool, Ben Harper, The White Stripes, Regina Spektor, and dozens more. One of these days I gotta get there for this.


Monday, February 26, 2007

A great lyric resource

Combining the power of the Wiki and its users with the ever present search for lyrics, is a great place to find the correct lyrics to just about anything. Bookmark it and come back whenever you need it.


Friday, February 23, 2007

I hear "Colder Rain"

A company has come up with a waterproof mp3 player. Now you can swim your laps with the MEB's peppy jangle in your ears.

And you'll never hear that Great White coming ...


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Whoops, we were just kidding

Looks like the Van Halen Reunion tour isn't happening after all. You're not really surprised, are you?


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mega MEB-Mania!

Look out, folks, it's Mega MEB-Mania!

Friday Feb 23 we storm the stage at Coleman's on Tipp Hill in Syracuse, leaving dozens of sappy love songs and polkas in our wake. Like Godzilla stomping through Tokyo, no one is safe from our musical fury!

And the next night, Saturday Feb 24, Mothra and King Ghidorah travel north with us to climb the snow mountains of Oswego, stopping at Greene's Ale House on Bridge St. for a brew to cool down our mouths that we singed from the fire-breathing.

Both shows start around 10 and wreak havoc until the wee morning hours. You gotta see this.

Mike, Jeff, Steve and Paul


An Audio Interview with Norah

Interview: Norah Jones

Audio Jon Pareles talks to the singer about her new album, "Not Too Late." (mp3)

From the New York Times - click the Play button to hear the interview.


Monday, February 19, 2007

May I have another, please?

Bourbon is selling so well that they're gonna have to make more. And that is definitely a good thing.

AP via


Friday, February 16, 2007

I'll have a Black Magic Burger, please

Carlos Santana and his wife are opening three music-themed restaurants called Maria Maria after one of his hit tunes.



Thursday, February 15, 2007

Britney meets Lamb of God

Next thing you know she'll be shaving her head.


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A truly noble pursuit

The folks at Sam Adams have come up with what they refer to as the Ultimate Beer Glass. I kneel down before their greatness. I need to buy some of these immediately.

From (naturally!).


Monday, February 12, 2007

Another one we didn't win

No Grammy for the MEB?!?! When will these award shows ever realize that we deserve one? Maybe we actually have to have a recording to qualify, but let's not get too technical, OK?

I guess the Dixie Chicks, Mary J. Blige and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were the big winners, though I turned off the oldies-fest when the first award for Pop Collaboration went to Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder rather than Nelly Furtado/Timbaland or Shakira/Wyclef Jean.

But how about The Police reunion?

See lots of info and photos at The Envelope from the LA Times.


Friday, February 09, 2007

The entertainment value is astronomical

Baby Got Back - Gilbert and Sullivan-Style


Thursday, February 08, 2007

100-Proof Voice

Green-eyed soul singer Amy Winehouse seems to be walking a fine line between genius and self-destruction, and no one knows where it will all end.

From (registration may be required)

By the way, this is the 700th post on this blog. Do I get a cookie or something for that?


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Still fighting over Jerry

More than ten years after Jerry Garcia's death, there's still a fight over his estate. I guess when there's money to be made, this kind of stuff will never end.

AP article


Monday, February 05, 2007

Kelly Clarkson vs. Led Zeppelin

And here's a cool acoustic version of "Behind These Hazel Eyes."


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Whoa there, big fella

16 tempting urges for men that must always be controlled.
7. Yelling out a song request. Sorry, but the lead singer is only paying attention to the braless blonde in the front row. Channel all that energy into clapping, Casey Kasem.

10. Talking between bathroom stalls. No matter is so pressing that it needs to be discussed with your pants down.

Very entertaining. Thanks to Nate for the link.