Apr 20, 2018

Applesauce (solo acoustic)

On this version of the song, “Applesauce (Always Hungry)”, I play solo. On the Down CD, it's a multi-vocal extravaganza. Joining me on lead and/or backing vocals are Frantz Bostick (aka Franz Bee), Matt Kaden, David Taylor, Allie Taylor, and Kate Lovelady. The rhythm section is myself along with Jim Warchol and Micah Johnson.

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Apr 14, 2018

New CD on the way: Down

Hey y'all! I'm finishing up production of my eight solo CD, called Down. It's a follow-up to my bouncy seventh release, Innocent Sin. This is an appeal for support for production costs, but you should see it as an opportunity to get your copy first.
As always, if features musicians from the Saint Louis community, with a few guests from other places. One unexpected guest is Matt Kaden, formerly of Boston's Soothing Sounds for Baby. He plays drums and sings a bit.
I'm excited to announce that the visual artist for the actual CD cover is Tom Moore. The CDs will be printed in Digipack format, rather than the usual jewel case.
So order your copy in advance now!

Apr 11, 2018

Billy's Books 14 - Seabiscuit

Another book review. My friend Chuck leant me Seabiscuit. It took me months to read, because I kept distracting myself with other books. But finally, here is my scatter-brained review, in which I contend with Spring winds.

Jan 22, 2018

"not suitable for most advertisers"

YouTube recently notified me that I have three videos "not suitable for most advertisers". Two of them are episodes of The Bill & Frantz Show. Subject matter, perhaps? But the last video that is "not suitable for most advertisers" is the following improvisation, titled "I Thought It Through":

Jan 5, 2018

Book Review 13: Phasma

Star Wars: Phasma
Yet another Star Wars book, this one featuring a major (or at least middling) character. Captain Phasma has been an elusive character in the movies. We read this book to learn more about her, and we learn in her history that she is... elusive! She's been cultivating her enigmadom all along!

Dec 26, 2017

Book Review 12: Star Wars: Canto Bight

Star Wars: Canto Bight
This is another book with stories surrounding a major Star Wars movie, but with incidental characters. Canto Bight appears in a sub-plot in the new Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Finn and friends go to this expensive Sin City to find a codebreaker to help them sneak onto a New Order ship. I watched it again (for the second time) but still didn't see any of the characters in the book. I was particulaary looking for the masseuse mentioned in the review, but didn't catch his face. But those crowd scenes are dense!