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I recently discovered these Drink-Aid packages. Apparently Funny Face wasn’t the only multi-character cartoon powdered drink mix of the 1960s.

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The Aquatones

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Lonesome Town

Soon after the release of the one and only CD by my first band, The Smarties, I recruited some friends to help me record a solo project, The Aquatones. Named after my aqua-colored Fender Mustang, The Aquatones consisted of musicians who had all been members of The Smarties at one time or another. Mark Bilyeu, one-time bass player for The Smarties, engineered the recording and also played guitar and sang back-up. Jay Williamson was the original percussionist for The Smarties and played snare and bongos here. Matt Netzer played bass and Sheri Hurst sang back-up and played tambourine and maracas. We recorded all 6 songs ‘live’ in the living room of a house in the woods that belonged to Mark’s family on a Sunday night in October of 1996. The set consisted of one of my songs and others originally done by Ricky Nelson, X, Lone Justice, The Jive Five, and Madonna. Considering the constraints of having only one night to record and recording without overdubs, I think it turned out pretty good. Now you can check out The Aquatones on the internet.

Keep an eye out for a new recording from my current band Spoilsport. We’ve been working on it off and on for a while now but we’re getting really close to finishing it up. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer!

Artist Talk and Spoilsport show

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My painting exhibit is still up  at SPACE 242, and I’ll be there Tuesday, August 18, 7-8pm for an artist talk. The other artists and I now showing at the gallery will discuss our current exhibitions, our work process, and answer questions. If you still haven’t had a chance to check out the exhibit it would be a great time to stop by.

Spoilsport is very excited to be playing at Jacque’s Cabaret Friday, August 21 2009. Jacques is located at 79 Broadway, Boston, MA in the theatre district. Admission is $10 and gives you access to both the drag show(!) and rock show. 21+ 8:30pm-12am. Nearest subway stops: Green Line-Arlington Street, Orange Line-New England Medical Center. Our friends Thick Shakes and The Great Buriers will also be playing.

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Sin Alley & Spoilsport Show

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Gluttony (detail)

Spoilsport has a show coming up! We’re playing Jacque’s Cabaret Friday, August 21 2009. Jacques is located at 79 Broadway, Boston, MA in the theatre district. Admission is $10 and gives you access to both the drag show(!) and rock show. 21+ 8:30pm-12am. Nearest subway stops: Green Line-Arlington Street, Orange Line-New England Medical Center. Our friends Thick Shakes will also be playing.

And this Friday (July 31) check out “Sin Alley”, my art exhibit at Space 242. It’s a tribute to all your favorite deadly sins. Lust! Greed! Gluttony! They’re all here and more. The opening is from 6-8pm. RSVP and more information at space242.com

Hope to see you soon!

Space 242: http://www.space242.com
Jacque’s: http://www.myspace.com/jacquesunderground
Thick Shakes: http://thickshakes.net
Spoilsport: http://www.spoilsport.net

Spoilsport show Monday, June 15

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<a href="http://spoilsport.bandcamp.com/track/punk-rock-boy">Punk Rock Boy by Spoilsport</a>

Spoilsport is playing at the Midway, in Jamaica Plain, MA this Monday. Come see us if you can!

The Midway is located at 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. 617-524-9038

The schedule for Monday is:

9-9:35 Spoilsport

9:50-10:25 Sweet Japonic

10:40 – 11:15 Love Via Dance Machine

11:30-12:05 The Banner Year

12:20-12:55 Same Mistake Twice

Thursday 3/26: Spoilsport + The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players!

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Wow! Spoilsport just got added to the bill with the incredible Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. If you are not familiar with the Trachtenburgs, they are a domestic trio (dad Jason, mom Tina Piña, 15-year-old daughter Rachel), who play quirky indie pop songs with rhyming lyrics which come from the vintage slide collections they’ve found at estate or garage sales that accompany their performance.

The show is this Thursday, 3/26 at PA’s Lounge. Also on the bill is Eckhardt Sir.

9pm Eckhardt Sir
10pm The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
11pm Spoilsport

The amazing guitarist Tom Scanlon will be playing with Spoilsport this time.

Seriously, you don’t want to miss this.

Age Restrictions: 18+
Doors Open: 8:30PM
Ticket Price: $8 for 21+ / $11 for 18-20

PA’s is at 345 Somerville Avenue, Somverville, MA

New Mural at Greenward – GRAND OPENING!

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Mural at Greenward

I recently completed a new mural at Greenward, Cambridge, MA’s friendly neighborhood eco-boutique that just moved to a bigger and brighter location at 1764 Massachusetts Avenue. To celebrate the opening of the new store, they are throwing a grand opening shindig today, (Thursday March 12, 2009). Everything will be 15% off during the party– and they will have treats from like-minded local businesses: beer provided by Peak Organic and pizza brought to you by our neighbor Stone Hearth Pizza. See you there! [display_podcast]