I have a confession to make: I starred in a play when I was in high school (Woody Allen's Play It Again Sam, if you must know). But that's not why I'm writing this post. The real reason is that my friend John Newman dug up our sophomore yearbook, which just happens to have a somewhat compromising picture of me on stage with co-star Ruby Rippey, aka the woman San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom had an affair with. Oddly enough this isn't the closest connection I have with a political scandal. When I was a kid I once had lunch with Gary Condit, who was our Assemblyman at the time. And yes, that's what I looked like in high school.
I speak on panels fairly regularly, but the one I'm most looking forward to right now is the PSFK Conference which takes place here in NYC on Tuesday, March 6th. If you're interested in coming you can check out the line up (and buy tix) here.
Hold up, Kool Keith (AKA Dr. Octagon, AKA Black Elvis, AKA Dr. Dooom, AKA Keith Korg) was on The White Rapper Show? He hasn't done anything all that hot since Matthew, and he didn't exactly bring the crazy on the show, but still, you gotta give it up. It's scary how well Dr. Octagonecologyst holds up.
There was a time when all you had to tell me about a punk record was that it was from Ohio and the mid-Seventies and I would have bought it; fortunately that rule of thumb resulted in me buying lots of Pagans records. Do yourself a favor and put "Not Now No Way" and "Haven't Got the Time" into heavy rotation.