The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library featured in BANDED documentary on collaborative songwriting

Some years ago, Berklee PULSE filmed the The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, as we composed our three-part “Faith in Free” and collaborated with BalletRox (and choreographer Jane Allard) to perform it live at the Strand Theatre (Dorchester, Massachusetts). This feature doc follows our collaborative songwriting/performance journey on this project …

Running of the Bride: my sister’s book that I star in (…or maybe I am just mentioned in 2 sentences, but either way…)

I’ve mentioned before that my sister was writing a book about her crazy wedding experience involving a proposal on the set of the Sex and the City movie and two reality shows (Say Yes to the Dress and Rock the Reception). I’m mentioned in it a few times, you know, as the greatest …

Berklee Pulse Banded Recap! The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library premieres “Faith in Free”

We just wanted to pass along a huge thanks to Berklee Pulse for including us in the BANDED project. We’ve spent the last six months or so being followed as we wrote, developed, received expert faculty coaching for, and premiered our three-song ballet-accompaniment piece “Faith in Free” in two spaces. …

My younger sister wrote a hilarious book about her wedding (featuring juicy gossip about me)

“John saw Natalie Portman naked. Or maybe it was Lindsay Lohan. Or both.” …and those are possibly the best first 3 sentences in the history of writing. I’m just kidding about the gossip part mentioned in the title, but I am included in the book, mostly preceded by adjectives like: annoying, …

The Motion Sick: Norbert Crump and the Space-Time Continuum

Back in March, on our way home from touring, I saw a parking space reserved for Metcalf Crump (see http://themotionsickreviews.blogspot.com/2008/03/motion-sick-tour-2008-journey-home-315.html). At that time, I said:However, in the parking garage, we saw a space reserved for Metcalf Crump. If ever a name existed that belonged to a Kurt Vonnegut character, he …

The Motion Sick: Wizard Rockers Swish and Flick vs. MTV

I’ve never read any Harry Potter books nor seen any of the film versions, but it’s pretty obvious that one or two other people have.  Admittedly, I thought it was kind of funny, albeit mean, when those kids ran around Harvard Square at midnight on the night of the last …