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Now on SoundCloud!

This means you can preview, “like”, comment, and/or share my entire debut album or individual tracks from the “Listen” page or the SoundCloud site. If you enjoy it, please help pay off the production cost and make the next album possible by purchasing a CD or download. Thank you!!!

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Clue clue clue…

This weekend I finally discovered how different the accordion sounds to the audience than to me. I did test recordings of each of my three Accordions of Gold with room mics (to simulate playing “unplugged”) and clamp-on accordion mics. It turns out the little “travel accordion” has the fullest, most balanced sound, and what appears to me to be a weak right hand doesn’t sound that way from the room at all. It also turned out to need very different placement of the clamp-on mics than I’d been using in order to capture the right hand correctly. Who knew??? Science!

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Hey, I’ve Got FanFic!

Just found this 2011 piece on Fictlicious called “The Adventures of Captain Ambivalent.”

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Merrillville, IN Media Appearance

Radio! 89.1 FM

Thu 11/29/12 89.1 FM The Lakeshore Tavis Buchan’s “Lakeshore Drive” show 4:40-5:00 with some holiday cheer
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Northwest IN Media Appearance

Jerry Davich: Kidnapped dreams? Captain Ambivalent to the rescue

Mon 10/29/12 Post-Tribune Jerry Davich column “Kidnapped dreams? Captain Ambivalent to the rescue”
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Merrillville, IN Media Appearance

Radio! 89.1 FM

Thu 10/11/12 89.1 FM The Lakeshore Tavis Buchan’s “Lakeshore Drive” show 4:40-5:00
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Valparaiso, IN Media Appearance

Radio! WVLP-LP

Tue 10/09/12 WVLP-LP guest on Mickey Camp’s “Songs From Camp” 7:00-9:00
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San Luis Obispo, CA Media Appearance

Radio! Krush 92.5 FM

Mon 08/27/12 KRUSH 92.5 FM Song on “Songwriters at Play” program/podcast
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Salem, OR Media Appearance

Radio! KMUZ 88.5FM

Sun 06/10/12 KMUZ Tara Hathaway’s “More Accordion” program added to rotation
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Valparaiso, IN Media Appearance

Radio! WVLP-LP

Tue 05/08/12 WVLP-LP guest on Mickey Camp’s “Songs From Camp” 7:00-9:00

I had a lot of fun doing a mix of live performance, album tracks, musical history and influences, and generally shooting the bull with Mickey. Technical Difficulties included.

Hour 1:
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Old School Text Adventure Game Media Appearance

Old School Computer Text Adventure

Mon 03/26/12 People’s Republic of Interactive Fiction victory song at end of text adventure game “Narrow Your Eyes”

On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the TMBG album Apollo 18, the People’s Republic of Interactive Fiction has released a “tribute album” of interactive games, one for each track on the original album at http://pr-if.org/event/apollo-18/.

My friends Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman wrote “Narrow Your Eyes.” You’ll want an interpreter that handles both sound and graphics, such as Spatterlight for Mac, Glulxe for Windows, or Gargoyle for Linux. Make sure you have earphones on it you’re playing it stealthily at your cubicle.

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Harbor County, MI Media Appearance

Radio! WRHC-LP

Fri 03/16/12 WRHC-LP Acorn Theater open mic broadcast

I took the open mic tour to Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI this week and you could hear the results on Mike Cortson’s “Mike’s Open Mic!” program. I went third and played Captain Ambivalent, Pizza Girl, Are We There Yet, and The Thousand Mile Song.

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Louisville, Kentucky!

The “open mic tour” continued in Louisville with Sunday night “Church on the Rocks” at The Monkey Wrench hosted by Troubadours of Divine Bliss and Monday night at the Corner Door (mere blocks from the house I grew up in) hosted by Alanna Fugate. There are so many welcoming, talented people in the world. Monkey wrench gets the award for the loudest appreciative response yet and I hope to return to Corner Door for a split bill performance later this year.

Both places I opened with the Captain Ambivalent theme song and closed with the Thousand Mile Song; at Monkey Wrench I also played “I Dreamed That Supermodel Adriana Lima Was An Amish Girl” and “Are We There Yet”; at Corner Door I played “Pizza Girl.” Extra special thanks to the Bard In Blue for buying CDs at both venues!

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