Monday, July 03, 2006

This is more fun than we should be allowed to have! Here are the still pictures.

Monday, June 26, 2006

More Fun With Dad

Well, the Phils may have wished this one was rained out, but after trekking from Philly to Beantown for our first trip to Fenway, we were glad the weather held off. All I can say is that it's baseball heaven! For some reason the above picture is backwards - the Green Monstah is supposed to be in left field. But you can still see the Volvo (or is that ovloV?) sign that Manny Ramirez nearly hit with one of his two titanic homeruns. Thanks for a great time, Dad!

Monday, June 19, 2006

A Butt-Sniffin' Good Time

Hope everyone had a nice Father's Day. Emily & I went to my Dad's house to introduce Lucy to Brookie. They got along great, of course! It was a beautiful Sunday and Dad grilled up the corn and burgers just right. Delicious! Here's some pictures.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

MPOMY.COM is alive and well

 I am pleased to say that there is a BIG update over at MPomy HQ.  We've got a very good practice worth of music at the Sun Destroyers page and new music I cooked up a couple weeks ago in the Cat's Room.  Make sure you check it out!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Chad and Jackie's Wedding - BEST TIME EVER!!

We can't begin to describe what a great time we had at Chad and Jackie's wedding. Better to just let the pictures speak for themselves. You can also check out the playlist at YouTube. That was an amazing time, eveyone. Thanks to everyone who travelled from so far away and espcially to the newlyweds for being so beuatiful and wonderful and for throwing a once-in-a-lifetime she-bang that we'll be talking about for years to come! Can you feel the love?

Meet Lucy

Her name is Lucy and she's simply the best dog anywhere. Pure bassett despite the shorter ears and the lack of obscene wrinkles. We're also way into YouTube, so here's a video of this girl.

Been a little sleepy over here

But after being scolded by Gillies over the weekend, it's time to wake up and start posting. As you can see from the next entry or two, there's much going on...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Let's Get This Party Started

Are we going to win the World Series this year? Seems like a bit of a long-shot, but it's going to be fun and it's going to be exciting. We're now in that time of year when the local newspapers (YES - WE ACTUALLY READ NEWSPAPERS HERE!) feature a story about your favorite Major League Ball club every day - oh bliss!

So sit back and relax. Enjoy Harry (while he's still here) and Scotty and Ande-y and Wheels (yuck) and the best pro sports team in Philadelphia (best prop baseball team, anyway). You can start today with a broadcast of the Spring Training Opener on fascist radio 1210 WPHT - nice of Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity (such great Americans!) to make room for a little baseball now and again!

And when you're not listening to the Phigtens battling it out, check in with the following blogs for entertaining and interactive discussion - the Phloggers! Balls, Stick & Stuff, The Good Phight, Beer Leaguer, A Citizen's Blog, Caught Looking, and The 700 Level. Check 'em out. they provide an essential, thereputic service for Phillies fans everywhere!

Monday, January 30, 2006


At MPomy HQ there's so much good music, I can't hardly believe it. Firstly, you've got a massive installment of Jazz & Blues Fridays with the late great James Booker. You don't have to look at this picture for too long to know that Booker means business. He was insane!! Mixing the boogie woogie piano of his home town New Orleans with a gifted classical talent, and then smearing the whole thing around with lots of drugs and alcohol. It ultimately proved to be a deadly combination, but the music he made in the meantime is spellbinding. Check out the TWO DISCS' WORTH over at Jazz & Blues Fridays - start your week off right!

And while James Booker is the real highlight, the Hobbit Hole Music produced, arranged, composed and performed by yours truly is maybe worth a listen. I may not be in the 2213 Hobbit Hole, the spirit of that crappy little room at our old apartment lives on. Check out Creative Returns, an improv which marks my first recording at our new abode, and Set Up, which celebrates the remarkable job DiPinto Guitars did on making my old Gibson SG sound young again.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Yet another Sadie Blog

Because you can't really ever get enough!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Sun Destroyers - The Rock

First practice in a while was Wednesday night and it was a doosie. Nice to get back in the swing. I don't want to jinx anything with specifics, but there will be more practices, more new songs and gigs (yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus).

Although there's no update at the moment, you will be able to find the details, music and pictures at Sun Destroyers HQ.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Quick Sadie Blog

How do you not love her?? Dorothy, Woody - you guys do nice work.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

This Man Is a Legend

Yeah, I know he's been doing this for, like, 30 years now, but it's better late than never, right? So I'm maybe not the first person to say it, but Garrison Keillor is a genius, OK? That's my thought for the day.

I mean, think about it. He's writing original music, lyrics, essays and stories every week for Prarie Home Companion. He's cranking out more original material in one year than most artists generate in a lifetime. Now multiply that by THIRTY. Are you kiddin' me?!?

And it's not junk. It's good material. It's moving, political, bizarre, and touchingly humorous. People like this don't come along all that often. Zappa comes to mind, but that's about it.

Anyone out there in comment land think of anyone else?

Monday, January 16, 2006


Some people got it, and some peolpe don't. In case it's not obvious, David Gilmour's got it, especially with that bad Les Paul.


I didn't take this picture. If I had, it would have shown the snow and ice falling from above, although it's somewhat questionable as to whether I could have operated a camera at that moment. in addition to the anticipation of egyption pizza for jake and one greasy-ass beef patty for, there was also quite a strong wind. Not to mention various types of alcohol.

Anyway, nice to see Jake, Russell, Chad, Gus and so many other great folks. Thanks for a great, long, Saturday night!

Friday, January 13, 2006

The Funky Return of Jazz & Blues Fridays

It's time to get funky. This is Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters at their height. Mike Clark (dr), Paul Jackson (b), Benie Maupin (reeds), and Herbie Hancock (keys). East Lansing, MI, right off the radio, October 28, 1973. Enjoy!

Available right now at Jazz & Blues Fridays.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Coming Atractions

YES - it's been a while, a LONG while, but we're making a big comeback this month, despite the pile of work that currently has swamped my desk. I realize that the pile is not going away, so I'm not going to wait. I tell myself, "I'll get to it, I'll get to it, just as soon as things settle down." Here's the news - things don't settle down.

So, we've started The Balcony is Closed (see below), and soon we'll be bringing back Jazz & Blues Fridays with great recordings from James Booker and Roy Buchanan. Thanks for your patronage and interest. Remember - if you don't vote, don't bitch!

We've been AT THE MOVIES

If you love movies and you're above a certain age, you undoubtedly know who these two are. Whether they were getting ready to choke each other over a difference of opinion about a cerain summer blockbuster, or whether they were agreeing that an obscure art-house flick was the sleeper of the year, Siskel and Ebert, with their show "At The Movies" did more for my love of movies than any other film critics ever.

This was before the "independant film" movement was incorporated into the money-making machine of Hollywood (thank you, Quentin Tarantino). As the blockbusters of Spielberg began to overtake the protest films of the Viet Nam and post-Viet Nam era, Siskel and Ebert did something perhaps even more revolutionary - they made film criticism entertaining. And no matter how entertaining it got, it was always so informed and scholarly.

So every weekend, my sister and I would rush to see the latest episode of "At The Movies" so we could plan our upcoming trips to the cinema. These two were our guide, and we marveled as they dispensed thumbs up and down from their balcony seats.

As a tribute to the Ernie and Bert of film commentary, you can continue to enjoy erudite and entertaining movie talk, and even join the conversation at The Balcony Is Closed - a new blog hosted by my fabulous better half and her inimitable high school chum Kate.