#434 – “More Than A Feeling”

It kind of amazes me the shit Boston has gotten over the years by various music critics.  Considering the DIY philosophy the internet has given us when it comes to music, I’m kind of amazed Boston hasn’t become patron saints for that.  Tom Scholz (their founder and lead guitarist) basically said “Screw record labels and corporations, I’m gonna make the stuff I want to make” and did just that, down to making his own amplifiers with the Rockman brand to get the exact sound he wanted and to make recording easier.  I can see the amount of polish and studio trickery putting people off (though I’m not one of them), but the achievement itself doesn’t deserve to be ignored.

This isn’t “More Than A Feeling” I know, but here’s a “Hitch A Ride”, my favorite song off Boston’s first album.  The harmonized guitar solo at the end is just sublime.

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What if “Romeo & Juliet” was set in a modern college?

My pal Edward Rosini and the students of Tufts University are starring in the new web series “Jules & Monty” which does just that!  You can check out the channel here.

(Fun fact: You can see one of my Rush prints in the background of this preview)


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It’s finally here! “Oh Goodie! Vol. 3: In A Rut” is complete and will be premiering at C2E2 next month. I’ll be making it available for online sale shortly thereafter. I’ve also been thinking about this for a while: before the end of the year, I’ll be releasing new editions of Volumes 1 & 2, which will feature new covers and other changes (though make no mistake, the comics themselves will be unchanged). I’ll also be announcing new cons I’ll be displaying at shortly, but any after C2E2 are unconfirmed so I won’t be saying anything unless it’s for certain.

It’s been a long, weird, confusing road finally finishing this volume, but it’s done and I’d like to thank everyone who helped me along the way while making it. Let’s take a minute to listen to the song that inspired the title in the first place! You’re in a rut! You’ve got to get out of it!


My older sister Erin is a marine biologist out of New Bedford, and just started her own renovation blog “Whaling City Cottage“.  Go check it out and read her posts about whale research and DIY renovation on the 19th century seaside home she shares with her family!

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My friend Logan Mounts (son of the color raconteur Paul Mounts) issued a challenge on his Facebook page for ten random songs, saying he would cover the first ten suggestions.  Getting in just under the cap, I suggested “Time Tonight” by John Frusciante, having just watched it in the Sad Panda video covering his Top 5 songs by the man.  Imagine my surprise when Logan not only covered all ten songs (including my suggestion), but recorded and posted all ten within hours, including “Gangham Style” and the theme song for “Spongebob Squarepants”.  Go check it out by clicking the link below!


It breaks my heart to say that Justin Carmical AKA JewWario passed away on Thursday.

I got to meet Justin briefly last year when I was tabling at C2E2. Whole thing was a nightmare leading up to it, but you should have seen my face light up when I saw him walk by. I was such a big fan and I couldn’t believe I was seeing him in person.

He was kind enough to interview me for his show “Con Men” and peruse the books and prints at my table. Just an incredibly sweet guy, always had time for his fans. I’m devastated to hear he’s gone…

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