Joie de Vivre

Join Me on Patreon

I’m trying something new in 2022.

I’ve created a Patreon page. I’ve enjoyed some other creator Patreons during the pandemic, and I like the platform. It’s easy to use, you can adjust your subscriptions at any time, and it makes for a nice community.

I’ve got some ambitious plans for 2022, and I thought it would be fun to share behind-the-scenes stuff as I go. I’ve set up three tiers, which you can learn about on the Patreon site.

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Father’s Day, Part 2. THE QUEERS

Chloë took me to see The Queers at the Baltimore Soundstage, which was extra nice since she had to work on Father’s Day. I missed the first band, but saw the Jasons, Dwarves and The Queers.

True story – in the 1990’s when I was touring with Bazooka Joe, we actually stayed at Joe King Queer’s house in New England. He was cool.

The Dwarves were incredibly loud. They played the “The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking” album in its entirety. I saw singer Paul Cafaro after the set (he asked what restaurants were open) and he actually hugged me!

It was a super fun night! Thanks, Chloë!

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Father’s Day 2022, Part 1

I’m posting a few pics of a special day with my girls, part one. Chloë had to work. She made me this fantastic ring! Lily took me out for Sushi, thrift stores and a nice NCR trail hike. And we played drums at Guitar Center. FUN DAY!

Web Stuff

MCA talk

Marketing Best Practices for Independent Artists, speaker Jim Doran. Friday June 10, 10:00am-11:00am

I’m giving a talk at UMBC on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 10:00am entitled Marketing Best Practices for Independent Artists.

Joie de Vivre

Three years


Coastguard at the Crown

We played in Baltimore as a band for the first time tonight, and we had a good time. The sound was good, the audience was great, and our harbor coast has been guarded.


60 Seconds to Nothing
Mr. Moto
Bang Bang (My Baby Left Me)
The Mysterious Smell of Provolone
Seanie B-Goode
Man of Mystery
Santa Barbara

Here’s a clip from one of our songs. Video by Chloë.