My favorite bands and artists are approximately: Talking Heads, Blur, Enon, Roxy Music, Elvis Costello, Devo, MF Doom, and the Who, though you can expect substitutions on a daily basis, depending on my mood.
But there might not be a better introduction to where my head is at than this Pandora station that I’ve worked pretty hard on. It’s called Goodsmusicsmanship. You’ll get late 70’s punk, 60’s garage stuff, some pleasant twee things, oddities. Quiet folky stuff with harmonies to noisy J-rock. And you’ll get your classics too. As I write this, I just happen to have gotten The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, and the Free Design all in a row. No complaints, as long as I get a punk song soon.
So welcome to what’s the first for-real post at this blog. You may have noticed that there’s entries going back to some time in late August. This is because when first setting up the blog, I clicked on the thing that made all my tweets feed over to this tumblr. Life got in the way for a few weeks, and I’d forgotten that I’d set up this blog.
Maybe one day I’ll get around to spending the hour and manually deleting those hundred-some tiny posts that were populated onto this blog for the month of November. Or maybe I’ll just look to the future from now on!
Hi, I’m Nate. Comedy writer, comedy performer, comedy nerd. Also, a music writer, music performer (I think that’s the term) and music nerd. I recently became a laidoffsman and am trying to use the circumstances to step up my creative life up a notch.
What’s going to happen here? Jokes, stories, show announcements, silly links, songs, thoughts about pop music, and almost certainly some silly Photoshop projects. Probably mostly silly Photoshop projects.
So let’s get it going with show announcements!
This coming Wednesday, September the 30th: The inaugural Movies vs. Humans show at the Creek in Long Island City (which I swear to god is easy to get to)! This is a show I produce with my colleague and buddyfriend Matt Little, at which he and I, with the help of special guests, guide the audience through a screening of one of the obscure and awful movies that we collect. This show is free, it is Wednesday, and it features Jamaa Fanaka’s 1992 masterpiece Street Wars. Check moviesvshumans.com for all the info.
Sunday, October 4th, it’s me doing stand-up at Katey Healey-Wurzburg’s fantastic biweekly showcase, The Lorelei. That’ll be at the Parkside Lounge (317 E. Houston St.). I’ve heard they have a guitar amp there, so I think I’m going to plug in. I haven’t done anything that controversial since the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.