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We buy homes

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Rob, Jon and Ale are driving through nightly, rural Pennsylvania, on their way back from playing at HempFest. John sits in the back, Rob
and Ale are in front.

Jon: "There’s a sign on that pole there that says "WE BUY HOMES". What the f*** does that mean?"

Rob and Ale, in unison: "It means they buy homes".

Jon: "Yeah, but what the f*** does that MEAN?"

Rob and Ale, in unison: "It means THEY BUY HOMES!”

Jon: "Yeah…?!"

Rob: "It means that if you foreclose your home and are ready to die they buy your home."

[Pause]

Jon: "Whatever."

JT vs. CK

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I recently saw the James Taylor / Carole King concert. I posted on facebook that I think JT kicked CK’s ass. Sorry CK, I am just being honest. As Rachel Dart said, watching Carole King was like watching Mom-Rock. JT is still awesome. In fact, his voice is better than ever, his song writing is better than ever and his band is amazing. Carole King was just kind of…eh. She sounds great at times and has one or two really good songs. And maybe there is no need to compare but when you watch the two of them together, it’s pretty hard not to. She is mediocre and he is amazing. He’s a Philly Cheese Steak and she’s a grilled cheese made at a lame diner…with soggy fries and out of tune cole slaw.

Mean? I hope not. Just honest. I still am glad they are both out there rockin’. Speaking of that, come watch The Hillary Step rock on 6/24 at 8pm at Local 269.

Steppin’ n’ soloing at Caffé Vivaldi

Friday, May 7th, 2010

The Hillary Step has a gig coming up at Caffe Vivaldi this coming Friday night, May 14th at 9:30pm. We are very excited for this gig and I am particularly excited because I will be playing some solo songs….5 or 6 to be precise. I am both excited and nervous about this proposition. It is rare that I feel nervous about performing but I am always glad when I do because it means that I am being challenged in a new way. This is not to say that I have never sung songs by myself before but I am still more comfortable sharing the stage with my fellow performers. That being said, I am looking forward to singing some new and some old songs that don’t make it off the shelf that often. Come on out and see how I do!