Sep 29, 2022

Billy's Books 67: When the Mississippi Ran Backwards

Billy reviews a history book, When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-12, by Jay Feldman.

Aug 13, 2022

Who Would Jesus Shoot? (Lyric video)

I'm still determined to make a video of every song from my Up album. Sure, there's already a solo acoustic version from before I recorded it. But I also made a lyric video. This may be my most grim video yet, displaying my horror and disgust regarding the subject matter.


  • Al Hifi - voice, robots, guitar 
  • Dan Sonenberg - drums 
  • Mark Youngbauer - guitar 
  • Billy Dechand - voice, bass

Aug 11, 2022

Billy's Books 66: Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith

Billy revioews the latest Star Wars novel, Shadow of the Sith, by Adam Christopher. It takes places between episodes XII and VII, introducing sweet baby Rey.

As usual, thanks to the Saint Louis Public Lirbary. Support your local library!

Jul 10, 2022

Billy's Books 65: Beastie Boys

Here's a music review. An interesting and amusing story of an interesting and amusing band.

Jun 16, 2022

Two More Lyric Videos

I'm two steps further along on my quest to have a music video (of some sort) for every song on my recent album, UP. Some are better than others. Here's my cute dog, Lola, acting out the agony of insomnia in "Tired, Not Sleepy". For the record, she has no trouble sleeping; she's simply acting!

I had great ambitions for this lyric video, but it didn't turn out quite like I imagined. But for the sake of transparency -- and since it took so long to make -- here it is anyways: "History, Making It":

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