The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library’s TEDxSomerville #TEDxVille Songs (including lyrics and demos)

Photo by Jenee Halsteadhttp://instagr.am/p/HwV7Xmlp0u/  The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library had the pleasure of being the house band for TEDxSomerville yesterday. In honor of the event, we wrote 25 songs about the talks presented and performed them in blocks during the breaks between sessions. As we were performing during breaks, we …

The Story of the Song: “Small Crack” (written in a dream…)

I’ve been meaning to resume The Story of the Song, a series highlighting the stories of individual songs (or groups of songs) for a long while. After reading this Rolling Stone article today, I was inspired to tell the story of “Small Crack” by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library. …

The Story of the Song: A Brief History of The Motion Sick Part 1: The Origins of The Motion Sick and Her Brilliant Fifteen

Prior to The Motion Sick, I had played in a number of bands in college including Simian Aides, Shiver U.K., and Binary Test Record.  After graduating and moving to Boston for graduate school, I decided I wanted to either continue in the goth rock direction of Binary Test Record or …

The Motion Sick: RPM Challenge vs. The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

I have decided that I am going to do the RPM Challenge. That is, I am going to write and record 10 songs in the month of February. This is somewhat insane as February has 28 days in it and I will be traveling around California with no musical equipment …