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Remixing My Brother’s Family


My brother, sister-in-law, and five-year-old niece came up to visit a few weeks ago. After learning that they were also oatmeal-for-breakfast-most-mornings people, I introduced them to steel-cut oats which, of course, provide the ultimate oatmeal experience (taking preparation time into account (can[...]
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Alzheimer’s Association

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I'm pleased to have provided the music for Rational Media Group's super-touching One Thing video -- a project made in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association. Having spent the past too-many years watching my grandmother slowly fade away into the creepy void of this peculiar disease, I'm ho[...]
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“Norman Schwarzkopf Made Me Gay” at Rooftop Films


Sarah Zia Ebrahimi's Norman Schwarzkopf Made Me Gay, a film I did the music and sound design for, is making its New York debut at Rooftop Films this Wednesday, July 4th. [...]
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Man Forever Tour

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Starting this Sunday, I'll be playing guitar with Man Forever for a few shows in support of the new record, Pansophical Cataract. Sun Jun 17 Burlington, VT - The Monkey House Mon Jun 18 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar Tue Jun 19 Easthampton, MA - The Flywheel Arts Collective Wed Jun 20 Binghamton, N[...]
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Sushi Rice and Algebra


While I've been making sushi at home for years and years, I've never really nailed down a definitive rice-to-water ratio. Granted, there's a lot that goes into awesome sushi rice apart from the actual cooking -- things that include, but are not limited to how long the rice is soaked or rinsed before[...]
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Post-April Round Up

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I had a super fun time playing guitar with Gamelan Galak Tika, this past month! Thanks to all of the nice people from the ensemble and everyone else I met along the way. [caption id="attachment_535" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="With Gamelan Galak Tika at Alice Tully Hall."][/caption][...]
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Beautiful Weekend Record Out Today!

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Beautiful Weekend's first full-length record, HOLY HYPE!, is officially out today on Peacock Recordings! It's available for digital download at, like, all of the places you buy digital music. The CD [and/or the digital download] can be purchased directly from us through our Bandcamp page. [...]
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Beautiful Weekend in the Boston Globe and Boston Phoenix

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The people over at the Boston Globe were nice enough to mention us in this article in advance of last night's CD release show and the Boston Phoenix has chosen our song "Treasure Trolls" as Mp3 of the Week this week. Our new record, HOLY HYPE!, comes out everywhere this Tuesday. You can order it[...]
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Hecka-Performances This Week — Starting Tonight


So, check it: 1. I'll be playing guitar with Gamelan Galak Tika this Friday in the second of four performances of Evan Ziporyn's Tire Fire that are taking place this month. This show is happening at MIT's Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA. Other shows: 4/20 Phillips Academy in Andover, [...]
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Beautiful Weekend on WBUR!

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Last week, Noell and I stopped by WBUR for a chat and mini-ish on-air performance with Radio Boston's Adam Ragusea. The show airs today at 3pm on 90.9FM -- or you can stream it "worldwide at wbur.org," as I once heard someone say. Update: The audio to this dealie can be found here![...]