So…this record finally comes out on Friday!
Check out the first single HONEY BEE
A few months ago some of my best friends in the world came to town and brought with them an immensely talented photographer Matt Bonham.
Thanks Matt! Can’t wait to see you again soon!
Awhile back, I was asked by FringeARTS to play at New York based artist Mary Mattingly’s Wetland Exhibit. Wetland is a self sufficient house-boat installation that was docked on the Delaware River here in Philadelphia. It was a cool experience and the guys at ANI New Media put together a neat video with bits and pieces of On The Cooling Board in there.
Take a look!
ps. No Spooky. He was on his own house boat at the time. More information to follow.
Spooky and I are glad to announce that coming this summer is a full length On The Cooling Board album!
Stay tuned for details!
Possibly the most integral part of On The Cooling Board is the mysterious Spooky T. Chain.
Many people have asked over the years for more information about Spooky, and he has finally agreed to allow me to briefly expound upon his life and travels thus far.
This is a picture of Spooky and I as On The Cooling Board, taken at Clark Park Fest by our good friend Dani from Lover’s League
Spooky Theodore Chainsbottom was born in Saginaw, Michigan in the Spring of 1983. Theo, as he was referred to by his family, was a quiet child born to an upper-middle class home. His father Marley Chainbottom was part of the big brass of the General Motors factories located in Saginaw, who helped oversee the sweeping layoffs in the mid- to late 1980’s. His mother is said to have died in childbirth along with a younger brother when Spookywas only nine years old.
Suffering the loss of his mother defined most of his adolescence. Spooky began to feel as though he could not relate to his peers and became increasingly introspective. Spooky’s father, who dealt with the death of his wife with the abuse of prescription pain killers, began to fear for teenage Spooky’s well being as the two grew more and more distant. In 1999 Spooky Theodore Chainsbottom joined his first band, Dumb Blood.
Dumb Blood were a mix of Sunny Day Real Estate era Emo and DIY Hardcore a-la Minor Threat. Spooky initially joined the band as a roadie and after becoming a more proficient percussionist than the string of high-school junkie drummers previously hired, he played his first show in September of 2000.
Well folks. The man is getting restless so thats about all we have for today, but I look forward to sharing more about the interesting life that has begat my friend Spooky till now.
Last weekend me and Spooky took part in Make Music Philly, a free all-day festival that took part all over our surrogate hometown.
Later in the night we took the train on down to The Institute Bar, a favorite bar of ours to get beers. Spooky took some well needed rest while I stomped and hollered with an acoustic guitar.
We had a great time and can’t wait for more shows (hopefully in your city soon) and we will definitely be out at Make Music Philly 2015.
Big things in June y’all.
Playing two, count em, two shows on the 21st! One around 1:30 PM at this super cool festival in Clark Park and one around 6:30 PM at The Institute Bar
Remember to check out the tour page, and to follow us on all the social media linked on the left there.
See y’all there!