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Christmas Chrome: Audio of CTJ & His Sister Alyssa at Ages 6 and 2, Respectively

Christmas Chrome: Audio of CTJ & His Sister Alyssa at Ages 6 and 2, Respectively

If you really follow my blog (I don’t, but you might), you’ll know I ran this exactly a year ago today. But I figure a rerun is acceptable on occasions such as these, when new parenthood has left my eyes bloodshot, my brain beleaguered, my hair prematurely gray. I exaggerate: Baby Evie is a delight....
Rubblebucket Tours for "Omega La La" LP, Sings Omega Lullabye for Evie

Rubblebucket Tours for “Omega La La” LP, Sings Omega Lullabye for Evie

I was already off work this week, attempting to help the wife keep our almost 3-week-old daughter from sabotaging sanity and sleep alike, but it was Rubblebucket that really made my week. It’s one thing to take perverse joy in the knowledge that your coworkers are handling all the “TPS reports” without you, and another...
Now at Prime Parents Club: CTJ’s Retrospective Review of Let's Active's "Cypress"

Now at Prime Parents Club: CTJ’s Retrospective Review of Let’s Active’s “Cypress”

My retrospective review of Let’s Active’s Cypress – one of my favorite records of all time – is available for reading at the Prime Parents Club Web site. I also had the supreme privilege of interviewing band frontman Mitch Easter this past week, and the dialog that resulted is here. We discuss the meaning of...
International DJG Day Coverage: Enough Content to Capsize the Continent

International DJG Day Coverage: Enough Content to Capsize the Continent

I hereby declare today to be International DJG (Danny J. Gibson) Day. If you are concerned that this day might somehow overshadow some other holiday no one celebrates, you are free to file a complaint with your Congressman. Go ahead, really. Because nothing is going to stop today from being International DJG Day. Tonight is Danny’s gallery...
(im)PRESS(ed?) for DJG's Album/Exhibit

(im)PRESS(ed?) for DJG’s Album/Exhibit

  This is a big week for Danny J. Gibson. His show opens Friday in Kansas City, the two of us are going to be on NPR’s Kansas City affiliate, KCUR, and a feature on Danny is going to appear in The Pitch. It’s a mass media feeding frenzy, and Danny and I are the...
Now at Prime Parents Club: CTJ’s Review of Stephin Merritt's "Obscurities" LP

Now at Prime Parents Club: CTJ’s Review of Stephin Merritt’s “Obscurities” LP

Fresh out of my brain’s oven is my Prime Parent Club review of Stephin Merritt’s new B-sides compilation, Obscurities. Here’s an excerpt, and if you like what you read, click here to read the whole dad-blasted thing. I promise it’s fun! Stephin Merritt has a way of clinging to my brainstem as though it’s a...
Sock Monkey: "Sock Puppet Murder Manifesto" EP (Free MP3 Download)

Sock Monkey: “Sock Puppet Murder Manifesto” EP (Free MP3 Download)

Danny J. Gibson and I wrote and recorded this together in one day in the summer of 1999 at his parents’ house in Meadville, MO. It is absolutely terrifying. We were both 20 at the time. Danny created the art for this cassette-only release, which was only reproduced twice – once for me, and once for...
Free 35-Song Album + Free Art Exhibit = Audiovisual Feast

Free 35-Song Album + Free Art Exhibit = Audiovisual Feast

Download the Poster Above here. Make it the computer screen wallpaper on your boss’s laptop. He’ll fire you, but he’ll also thank you. Consider this Web page an invitation to an audiovisual feast. The hands that prepared the meal are visible above. If not for the art of Danny J. Gibson, there would be no feast....
DJG LP A-to-Z: Band Bios

DJG LP A-to-Z: Band Bios

DJG Was Here is a free, 35-track album that is free to the public. Download it at NoiseTrade.com here. Below you will find all secrets made public regarding the musicians who have contributed to this epic project. The posters that appear below can be viewed, along with about ten billion other posters by Danny here....
Now at Prime Parents Club: CTJ’s Review of Sam Phillips's "Solid State" LP

Now at Prime Parents Club: CTJ’s Review of Sam Phillips’s “Solid State” LP

  My review of Sam Phillips’s Solid State has been posted. Read it in its entirety here. An excerpt: The most common ailment amongst music critics is fifth Beatle syndrome. Sure, there were people like Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe, who were actually the fifth and sixth members of the Beatles, historically speaking. But this...
"Everybody Talkin' But Me (I'm Yelling)" A Record by @Saint_Upid (33 & 1/3)

“Everybody Talkin’ But Me (I’m Yelling)” A Record by @Saint_Upid (33 & 1/3)

This actually happened last night. Listen and lament. Feel sorry for my poor wife, who has to live with me. As if it’s not rough enough being pregnant …   Everybody’s Talking But Me (I’m Yelling) by Saint_Upid
My Nirvana Cover (Free MP3) + My Review of SPIN Magazine's Nirvana Tribute, "Newermind"

My Nirvana Cover (Free MP3) + My Review of SPIN Magazine’s Nirvana Tribute, “Newermind”

My review of SPIN magazine’s tribute to Nirvana’s Nevermind is up at PrimeParentsClub. Here’s a sample of it: Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch has obviously never supped at the Internet’s free MP3 dinner table. You see, the same MP3 revolution that dried up the music industry’s revenue stream – toppling...