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Wed, Aug. 4th, 2010, 12:54 am
Liminosity and luminosity

So for anyone who hasn't heard, I'm moving to Boston in a couple of weeks. It's a combination of a lot of things, best summed up by the phrase "it's time for a change."

The open mic songwriting challenge prompt this month was "august snowstorms," which is a phrase pretty much tailor-made for me, even though I didn't come up with it.

a + b =

Christmas in JulyCollapse )

recording posted here.

Sun, Aug. 16th, 2009, 12:51 am
NSLog(@"Reason #%d to get a new speaker system in my car:", ++reasonCount);

The current system's maximum volume is not nearly loud enough to adequately handle Even So (or GN'R or ilyAIMY for that matter, but my iPod decided to start with "Joseph Lewis Lucas" tonight)

Sat, Nov. 1st, 2008, 04:13 pm

Can has Wii!

Just so if you never hear from me again, you know why.

Love,
Michael

Sat, Sep. 20th, 2008, 09:34 am
the song 'new york, new york' always makes me think of david ives. also ryan cole.

In case you happen to be in striking distance of Brooklyn today and need something to do this evening, you should come see me opening for We're About 9 (!) tonight. Details and RSVP info (it's a house concert) can be found here: the site. I don't think it's sold out, but Chris, who's organized it all will probably (please, Chris :-) ) leave a comment here if it is.

Sun, Jul. 27th, 2008, 12:35 am

So today was the songwriting contest for the Great Waters Folk Festival. I played "Fisherman's Daughter," which I had to do because it was the song that got me accepted to the contest, but also because I was going to play it anyway.

I came in 3rd!

This was accompanied by a check for $100, and the ability to put "3rd place - Great Waters Folk Festival 2008" in my bio/songwriter CV.

I've been entering these things for a few years now, and to finally have been accepted, and then to have actually placed, is a pretty awesome feeling. Also, I got to see Anais Mitchell and Catie Curtis from very close up, which was also quite cool.

Tomorrow will be breakfast with my parents (who also drove up to NH to see me play, and will now go visit family friends for a week), then the drive home, which will hopefully be better than the drive up, which I will not post about yet for fear of jinxing tomorrow's travel plans. I will provide details once I am safely back in Maryland.

An amusing/ironic sidenote: in the 2 weeks Erica and I have officially been living together, we have seen less of each other than we had in just about any random 2-week stretch from the previous few months. This needs to change.

Mon, Jun. 2nd, 2008, 02:05 pm
stolen from wowbagger and everyone else

Put your favorite music player on shuffle. List the first lines/couplets of the first 50 songs, no matter how lame.

Ask friends to identify the songs in comments. (Hai frendz! Plz to identify these songs in my comments!). Bonus points given for identification of the correct artist on multiple-covers songs. Madcap fun ensues.

A brief disclaimer: my iPod doesn't really possess the depth of my full CD collection. Maybe once I've got all of them on here I'll try again.

here be lyricsCollapse )

Wed, Apr. 30th, 2008, 09:50 am
new CD on CDBaby

just to let you all know: "A Song For Every Station" is now available on CDBaby. just follow this link:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/berkowitz

Tue, Apr. 29th, 2008, 12:59 pm
Apparently, I "clean up real nice"

Erica's housemates, Brennan and Victoria, got married this weekend. It was a beautiful day, a beautiful ceremony, and the closest I've come to tearing up in a while. Congratulations and all the best to them.

Besides that, my life consists of Erica, JavaScript, Futurama, WoW, and a couple new songs-in-progress. All good things.

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