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1Oakland.

Oakland.

Dec 4, 2016

Oakland. Jesus. I barely have words to express the horror and grief. It hits close to home; one of the victims was someone I met this summer in Calgary. Joel from Golden Donna is from Madison, he’s a stalwart of the local arts scene, and he’s a friend. I can’t even imagine the heartbreak Joel’s […]

2David Bowie, 1947-2016.

David Bowie, 1947-2016.

Jan 11, 2016

It’s weird. I’m at a bit of a loss about what to say about David Bowie’s death. I’ve never been a “superfan”, but I always had a massive amount of admiration for the man. I guess the best I can do is talk about what he and his art meant to me personally.

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Gearfest 2015

Jun 19, 2015

Another year, another trip to Sweetwater’s GearFest in the sweltering Indiana sun.  This year I guess they had nearly as many attendees as Summer NAMM, which is fairly impressive.  Especially considering the frequent and unpredictable massive downpours that would occasionally shutter the gear tents and send attendees running for shelter. My agenda this year was […]

4Gearfest 2013

Gearfest 2013

Jun 24, 2013

Dan and I schlepped down to scenic Fort Wayne, Indiana this past weekend to attend Sweetwater Gearfest.  It’s our third trip, and it’s always a good time.  Basically, mega-music-gear retailer Sweetwater (which, we discovered is now the 5th largest in the world) turns over their buildings and parking lots into massive gear tents and seminar […]

5Homemade Bresaola

Homemade Bresaola

Jan 20, 2013

My first attempts, making guanciale out of a hog jowl and a slab of duck prosciutto, were…of mixed success. The prosciutto was decent but too salty and the guanciale got a little too dry during curing. My next attempt, I thought, would be something a little simpler, bresaola. It worked pretty splendidly.

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Tandoori Whatnow?

Aug 18, 2011

Over the weekend, I built a tandoor. In retrospect, I probably overengineered it.  It’s a heavy, rolling clay oven that I likely could’ve accomplished almost as well with a Weber kettle and a little cleverness.  But still, having a nice, big, bespoke “oven” for making kebobs and naan is pretty neat.  A bit of a […]

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Followup to the BandBQ

Jul 26, 2011

Just want to point out that leftover BandBQ flank steak, when paired with cilantro, onion and lime, makes one helluva tasty taco.  Sliced thin, reheated, wrapped in a warm corn tortilla, with a little good mexican hot sauce on the side for garnish. This is gunna be a repeater.  I have this sneaking suspicion that […]

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BandBQ – The Recipes.

Jul 22, 2011

Here at Null Device Media Industries, in addition to churning out dance music, we’ve always had a fondness for good food. We’ve never been one of those bands that loads the van with chips and PBR, we’re the band that rolls out on tour with a cooler full of vegetables from local farmers markets and […]

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Setback.

May 24, 2004
We had a lot of rain this weekend. Enough to cause the practice space to flood. Pretty much all our gear sat in about a foot of cold water overnight. Backing track DVD player, DI, amp modellers, amps, PA, electric gutiar and bass, electric violin...all very very wet. Most of the electronic stuff is shot. [...]
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Promotional Barrage

Feb 12, 2004
Well. A Million Different Moments is out. It's already gotten some good press and some good buzz, and that's awesome. Last monday I sat down with Dr. Ryan Parks on Madison Community Radio WORT, which is always fun, since he's such an enthusiastic guy. We talked about all manner of things, from the new album [...]