“Mary Anning” and “Aardvark”

Posted by on Jul 27, 2009

Howdy! This year, Artichoke completed two alphabets of music, one of scientists in two volumes, and one of animals for kids. So over the next few weeks, I’m going to post songs for each letter from both projects from A to Z.

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“26 Scientists Volume Two: Newton – Zeno”

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009

The other shoe has dropped. “26 Scientists Volume Two: Newton – Zeno” is available right here, at, and itunes. It’s Artichoke’s third CD released this year! And this one was long overdue. Thanks for your patience. I hope you enjoy this new chapter of geek rock.

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“26 Animals” June 13th @ the Future Studio Gallery

Posted by on Jun 8, 2009

howdy! it’s a grey monday, and i should probably be taking a nap, but instead, i’ll announce the “26 Animals” official release party this saturday, june 13, at 8:00 at the future studio in highland park.

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songs / razors / ferrets / the woods

Posted by on Apr 3, 2009

the number of songs on myspace has increased sorta like razor blades in the 90s. at first you could have TWO blades / songs on your shaver / site. it was quite pleasant. a smooth comofortable shave, a little sharing of songs. then there was something of a thrill when we went up to THREE. holy shit — that’s 50% more shaving / listening pleasure!

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singing from the bee’s perspective

Posted by on Mar 10, 2009

thanks to kevin and amy and all the kids who brought their forbears to see our show on sunday! it was great to get to play with legendary drummer fredo ortiz for the first time since, uh, 2004? dang!

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groovy is groovy, no matter how many bowls of cereal you’ve munched

Posted by on Mar 8, 2009

dear fanz,
tomorrow we play all the “26 animals” songs at kevin and amy’s house here in the hp. i think we’ll set up in the back yard under their big pine tree. it’s daylight savings — so don’t miss our 3:00 pm show! arielle can’t make this one, so fredo ortiz (who was on some songs on “26 scientists volume one: anning-malthus” before he was taken away from us by the beastie boys touring schedule) will play drums with us. needless to say, he rocks.

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robyn hitchcock or morrissey?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2009

as some of you know, i’m a big fan of robyn hitchcock. the wife and i have seen him a half dozen times over the decades. but sadly for me, his last 2 los angeles shows coincided EXACTLY with artichoke shows, so i couldn’t see him.

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