Why I Took the Bus Instead of Flying

October 19, 2011

I recently spent two nights traveling from Berlin to Dublin by bus. When I tell people this, they usually react with shock and surprise, even suggesting that I must be crazy. I know that most people who ride buses over long distances probably are crazy, at least in the States, where the only people who ride the bus are either too poor to fly or too disabled or too crazy to be allowed to drive, but not me. That’s why I want to tell you why I took the bus. Let’s start things right off by admitting that I can be a cheap bastard from time to time. I buy off-brand items in the shop just to save a few cents and I have taken the Chinatown buses up and down the East Coast in the US many times for the reason that they are horrendously cheap (and fast!) despite their usually miserable hours of operation (e.g. depart Richmond at midnight, arrive NYC at 6am). However, saving money was not my main reason for taking the bus this time.

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Last Concerts In Berlin for 2011, UK Tour Ahead…

October 3, 2011

Doot-doodoodooDootDootDoot DOOOOOO!!! (Ba-bum.) And now I have a NEWS page on my website. So I’m just sitting at the table in my lovely homey flat in Berlin, drinking Pfirsich Eistee, which I am totally addicted to (It’s 45 cents for a liter and a half, people) and listening to Daft Punk, which really helps me, you know, get things done on the computer. I feel really in the computer zone right now. Doing it, email style, creative traditional and jazz fiddling and banjo picking, emailing, yeah, I’m so grooving on this. This is more like a personal letter than a plea for you to buy stuff or watch my videos or anything. I just had a lovely visit from banjo/guitar-pickin and fiddlin Ed Hicks, with whom I will tour the UK til the end of the year, starting in just a few short weeks. Oh yes, this is the big exciting thing I’ve been waiting for since, I don’t know, my last tour in February. But I’ll tell you more about that in a couple weeks when I really have all the dates nailed,…

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Same Old Style – Great New Junk

September 6, 2011 is back with a vengeance! Working with that same-old dang-simple layout you’ve come to love, the great minds behind the site have added awesome new content, including an action-packed video section and an all-new in-site CDBaby plugin from which you can purchase all of my albums. I hope that you’ll take a moment to look around and see what’s new! Also, don’t forget to check back here for the latest news!

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