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February Show – North NJ

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Sup, y’all? We’ve got an event coming up:

Friday, February 19th
Kearny Irish American Club (!)
95 Kearny Ave, Kearny, NJ

Jeff Humphrey Trio – 930 (
Invisible Lines -1030 (
Ben Franklin – 1130

Doors at 9pm, $8, ALL AGES.

So, you should come! We’re going to throw down like woah. I know I always say that, but I always mean it, too. I might even get a hair cut, I’m starting to look like an Irish American wildebeest.

time for a hair cut, dude

Yeah, just got up. Time to get down to business. Coffee is ready. I’ve got some ridiculous mixtape jam on right now. I have no idea when I downloaded this from where and whom, but it came on right after Best Coast, and it’s just perfect, hypnotic dance grooves of looming doom for an overcast Winter Saturday. “sssssmoking on a ceeegarette.” Ah, but I came here to tell you things… where was I?

“The people dere just won’t quiiiit, because the musix really heeep”

It’s distracting. It’s called “Colder: I Hate Music (The Best of Output Records)“. More in-touch people probably know what that refers to. I bet McKelvie sent it to me.


We’ve been working a lot of new material, and I expect at least a few of these things will end up in our set on the 19th. This is the inventory of new jams, post Optimist, so far:

  • Team Work
  • Urgency
  • No Pleasin’ You
  • The Show’s Over
  • Across the Highway

Today is the day I sit down and do mailers for OPTIMIST. 45minutes in and I’m already writing garbage on the blog, so it’s obviously going well. If you have any ideas about where and to whom we should send copies of our record, because you want us to live happily ever and keep making musics, speak up!

I’ll be back on later to blather some more. Or you can keep up with the inanity on Twitter.


Written by Ben Franklin

February 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

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