Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mad Atlantic Webstore

It's a work in progress, but I've gotten the Mad Atlantic webstore up and running on

A Note About "Sir William"

I've had some people ask me where I got the idea for Sir William from.

The answer is: Sir William is a metaphor for the popular media. He stands for how the popular media twists things that might not be great into something "spectacular" and "must-see." Sir William is a "hero" to the brainwashing media. As heard in all the newscasts during the song, Sir William is "amazing" and there isn't "anything like him." Then, all the "people who aren't like me and you" in the second chorus, all the stalkers and creeps, kill him. And just like that, the media will go out and find another "Sir William" the very next day.

Also, the song has kind of an error in it. If you listen during the second, slow part of the song, the vocals seem to duplicate themselves. That was accidental, but it sounded okay, so I kept it in.

Well, have a great weekend, and stay out of the rain.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Death Cab for Cutie at Van Male Fieldhouse, Carroll College, Wisconsin

I went to see Death Cab for Cutie live on Sunday.


I loved every minute of it, not to mention the fact that I was in the front row, although I did have to wait an hour in line in the cold and rain. But, it was worth it. Cold War Kids (awesome band that, surprisingly, people weren't nuts about) and Ra Ra Riot opened for them.

I also completely blew out my voice singing as loud as I could to every song.

The first two pictures are Death Cab and the last is Cold War Kids. I took them with my cell phone, which has a crappy VGA camera, but the quality isn't terrible.

By the way, this summer I will be arranging the rest of Mad Atlantic. I will be looking for dedicated musicians to learn and play live this summer and possibly record in a studio this summer. So, if you or anyone you know in the Milwaukee area is interested, contact me at


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