Notes From The Den 3-9-09

Hey Den-ziens,

Here’s the lowdown on what’s happening on

Monday thru Friday at 8pm ET - Lazlo’s Den

As always, Lazlo’s Den will also do ‘New Music Tuesday’, and continue the ‘CD Library Project’, and beginning this week, every Thursday night we’ll give you a preview of shows happening over the weekend in the NJ/NYC area.

And don’t forget about our other shows on

Tuesday at 10pm ET - ‘Your Friends & Neighbors’ hosted by Tris McCall

Thursday at 10pm ET - ‘Rock N Roll Gas Station’ hosted by Jim Testa


First there was

Then Lazlo’s Den began airing on

Last month two new radio shows (“Your Friends & Neighbors”, and “Rock N Roll Gas Station”) began airing on

And next month we’re debuting a new live show…

(insert drum roll here)

‘The Guitar Pull’

A guitar pull is an informal get-together of songwriters. They play songs, test new material on each other, sometimes play each others’ songs, and party.

The Guitar Pull will seek to continue that tradition, keeping a laid back vibe, with 3 songwriters playing songs and chatting. I will be there as a sort of relaxed moderator.

The BGP is a rare insight into what happens when singer-songwriters are hanging out together. The show will air live, generally on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, hopefully on a monthly basis (possible more or less frequently).

The premiere of The Guitar Pull will happen at 3pm ET on Sunday April 19th, and I could not be more excited about the line-up:

Joshua Van Ness

Jonathan Andrew

Nick Ferriero

So mark your calendar now for what is going to be an incredible afternoon.

If you are a solo artist interested in being part of a future Guitar Pull, drop me a line.


The next Free Concert Series show at Buddie’s Tavern for is on Saturday March 21st with, Echofission, double-breasted, and Jonathan Andrew.


And now for a quick Pissed Off!

I rarely go to the movies these days, but being a fan of the Watchmen graphic novel, I had to go see what the film version would end up like. While there was a lot they cut, mostly subplots and character development that was extraneous to the main story but fascinating nonetheless, and some other things changed, I overall feel the cast & crew did a good job of the film. It may not be a 4 star film, but definitely 3 or 3 & ˝ in my book.

However, one of the reasons I don’t enjoy going to the movies are the assholes in the audience. I went to an early matinee to try to avoid a big crowd, and yet there was a couple sitting behind me that periodically were talking to each other trying to explain what was going on. Look, if you don’t understand the film maybe you should go see something less taxing on the brain, like say the Jonas Brothers in 3-D…wait, scratch that, if you need to talk during a film and get an explanation of the film from someone else, you probably wouldn’t understand how to use the 3-D glasses.

OK, I exaggerate a bit, but seriously, you are in a theater where other people are trying to watch the film, SHUT THE FUCK UP!

As if that wasn’t bad enough, in front of me was a guy who was clearly bored by the film because he kept sending text messages. This wouldn’t have bothered me, except he was sitting one row up, just to my left and his illuminated screen was a huge distraction. He may as well of just flashed a flashlight. Come on!

It’s no wonder I generally wait for a movie to hit DVD. It’s much better to watch a film in my home where I can make sure there are no assholes to distract me.


That's all for this week.

Thanks for reading.