The long wait is over. If you’ve been holding your breath or fasting for the last 18 months to convince us to release another episode, you can breathe/eat again! This one goes out to you.Read More
Mr. Haircut is one year old! To celebrate, we are sharing a nice bottle of wine. If you want to celebrate with us, pour yourself a nice bottle of wine, pull up a crackling fire and listen to these musics.Read More
Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve released an episode, but we’ve got lots of excuses! Just listen to the variety and voracity of our excuses. Jonathan had this one excuse that was so avoidant that it brought tears to my eyes, and I daresay I’ve had a number of truly stunning excuses in the past few weeks, excuses that would make certain politicians blush and excuse themselves.Read More
What do you get when you take the speed of a cheetah, the fearlessness of a wolverine and the chops of an old karate master, put those personifications into actual people, put those people together in a room and have them talk about subjects they have no business talking about? — Answers at the bottom of post.Read More
Ryan Hsu, guitar wizardrer of theÂ Fruit Smoothie Trio, Papa Panda and the Bamboo Shoots, and Nylon Lion graces us with his masterly presence on this second episode of our Emotive Energy series. John tries to convince Jonathan that there is some kind of communicative energy hitherto unexamined by science that connects all living things and communicates emotion between musician and audience. John calls it emotive energy, and tries to define it while Jonathan bashes him in the head with fists of logic and Ryan tries to mitigate the damage by expounding on John’s idea and then beating Jonathan with his spiritual nunchucks . Here it is.Read More
Ryan Hsu, better known as Ryan, the guy from Fruit Smoothie Trio that plays the guitar, brought us coffee this morning and we invited him to talk with us about one of the most serious topics we’ve discussed this month. It just so happens Ryan is a guitar player, and so he brought his guitar and ring modulator pedals into the studio and we grilled him about his deepest, darkest fears, basic philosophy and worldview, and hair color.Read More
Matt Sickels, aka The Hard Part, is our guest this week. We feature the second half of our conversation with him (check episode 3.x for the first part of the Hard Part) and Extra Special event today is the release of our new tune, Tidal Motion at the end of the podcast! We talk and jam in the studio with Matt for a while, about topics ranging from our cover bands to penguins to sex. Sometimes all three.Read More
On today’s episode we have the fabulous Matt Sickles, aka. the Hard Part. He’s used to go with a faux hawk, but has recently shifted to a hard part to minimize setup time, and he usually plays the hard part on guitar with his many bands. Including, as we have recorded here, Mr. Haircut. We got some pretty nasty improvisations this episode, and some deep, inspiring, thought provoking, raucous conversation. I wrote out a script for Matt to follow, but once again, forgot it at home… so this episode is improvised. I think my squirrel already chewed on my script for next week, so we might have to improv that one too. You are in for a treat– biscuits, grandma guitars, speed picking, and cross sticking all make an appearance in this week’s Mr. Haircut.