Archive for the ‘music’ Category
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November 7th, 2009
i realized i uploaded this video, and was going to add it to my websites, but only got as far as uploading the video to youtube. this video is a collection of raw video from milwaukee’s pridefest 2009. this is me playing drums on the main stage with emily white. the video was captured by the official pridefest video-girl, and my good friend, the very talented jessica janiuk.
it was so much fun to play with these guys! and believe it or not, this was the first time all three of us had played together. ever. but anyways, go check out emily white’s music and buy a million of her CDs.
October 7th, 2009
you know how they say that good always comes out of the bad?
well this weekend, at a great barcamp milwaukee 4, my camera decided to exceed it’s “shutter life” and die a horrible – yet rhythmical – death.
and out of my camera’s death, came this song and video by @Pezzettino. (the rhythm you hear is actually my camera recorded into garage band. )
May 15th, 2008
wow, it’s been a busy couple days. lots of stuff to reflect on. the last presidential debate happened.. and i’m more confident in my choice of who i will vote for Birds of America film .. now more than ever.
also yesterday apple released more gadgets that i can’t afford at the moment. but that’s ok. i’m happy with what i’ve got for now. but i will admit those new macbook pros look pretty sleek and sexy.
finally, there’s been lots of music in my life right now! last week thursday i attended the girlyman concert at uwm (which was AWESOME, btw. they are amazing and even more amazing when you see them live ). this coming sunday is the melissa ferrick show at shank hall (below is a fun little graphic i put together to promote the show. feel free to post it around the internets )
i hope you can make it to that show. i’ll be there! look for me
and in just over a week, i’ll be hosting my first ever house concert! WHEEE! tracy howe/the restoration project will be playing on friday october 24th, at 7pm in my living room! i would love it if you could join me. click here to find out more information about the concert, including directions to my house, and how to RSVP for the show..
i’d love to see you at that show as well.
anyways. i said i was going to go to bed early tonight, and then it ended up taking me over an hour to write this blog entry. so now i’m REALLY going to bed!
May 15th, 2008
Well i have the *perfect* thing for you!
are flying from the UK (and as far as i know, they should be landing in NYC soon!) and will be making a stop in my living room here in brown deer!
Saturday, December 20th they will be performing a concert, starting at 7:00pm
. (For all of my friends out-of-state or beyond, I will be broadcasting this concert live on LivingRoomSessions.com!) Also, if you are interested in learning about how the lovely and talented Steve creates music the way he does, come early for a masterclass covering things like looping, layering and solo performance at 4:30-6:30pm
Also, to help out with travel costs, I’m asking for a small donation from everyone. But there is no “tickets” to buy.. and friends are *more* than welcome! Come early to get a good seat!
Please send me an email to let me know if you are coming, so i can make sure to have enough refreshments for everyone! I hope to see you on Saturday!
December 24th, 2007
ps. if you want me to send you a card (i’ll be sending them mid january, for various reasons) go over here and send me your snail mail address.
pps. if you remember last year i sent out a “mix cd of the year”… i will be doing that again this year. as an added bonus i’ll be sending them along with these cards. so if you want a cd, go over here and send me your snail mail address.
August 13th, 2007
i’m sad right now. michele and i wanted SO desperately to see queen latifah‘s upcoming jazz tour… and the presale started today at 10am. so i logged on RIGHT away…. selected two tickets… and *poof* $220. TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS FOR TWO TICKETS TO A CONCERT?! how can anyone get away with that? i don’t understand! how can the everyday “fan” afford to drop $100 on a concert ticket? and how long is a concert? usually around 2 hours. i’m sorry.. but if i’m paying someone over $50/hour they better change the oil in my car, align my front end tires, mow my lawn, water my plants, clean my house, cook for me, give me a massage, straighten my back, buy me three weeks of groceries, do my laundry (and fold it) AND entertain me.
and this is in a big auditorium… so lets put this in perspective. i’m sure there’s over a thousand seats in this place.. but lets just hypothetically say that there’s 1,000 seats. $100 per ticket. that’s $100,000. i’m a musician and i make an average of $35 for the same amount of work.
anyways. i guess the point i’m trying to make is that there’s something horribly wrong with this world when someone can charge $100 for a ticket to a single show. especially when most of this person’s fan base can’t afford that. (myself included)