Notes From The Den 5-11-09

Hey Den-ziens,

This week is all about me!

Just kidding.

But, this Saturday is my (Lazlo) Birthday Bash!, and I hope you all can make it out to celebrate me getting a year closer to my death.

Live original music will be supplied by The Heshers, Nerve Tonic, and The Break Evens!

Buddie’s Tavern (277 Johnsons Ln., Parlin (Sayreville), NJ), is going to be rocking this Saturday night with this very special Free Concert Series show

It’s going to be a rocking night!

And as always, the show is FREE!


I just finished watching a DVD documentary on Philadelphia NPR station, WXPN (the DVD came with the excellent interview book, The Best Of World Café). The documentary shows how WXPN really fosters community between up & coming artists and it’s listeners, something that the old WHTG did well, and something that I have been trying to do with & Lazlo’s Den for over 8 years now.

While I consider myself successful with both endeavors (although really Lazlo’s Den is just a part of, and not a separate entity), there’s still a long way to go to really develop the community that an XPN or HTG does/did.

This is where you come in. I love throwing this question out to all of you a few times a year, because I always receive some great feedback that helps me figure out areas of improvement.

What would you like to see on and/or that you don’t see or hear? If you were running these sites/webcasts, what would you do differently?

Your answers always leads to changes to the website, and additional programming, such as the addition of DJs Jim Testa, and Tris McCall (and hopefully a few more in the near future), as well as the Guitar Pull.

Your answers could also affect future live concerts that we put on at Buddie’s tavern and other venues.

There are thousands of people who read this newsletter each week, but on a good night maybe a tenth of you make it out to a Free Concert Show. Now some of you live way out of state from NJ, but many of you live in the state. Is there something missing from our live show series that would make you come out?

I’d love to hear from all of you, and not just positive things, throw the negatives in. It’s the negatives that help make these websites/webcasts better.

So please, reply to this newsletter with your thoughts on & Lazlo’s Den.

And as always, thank you!


Here’s the programming schedule:

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

New Music Tuesday this week will feature new music from Marcy Playground, Go Time!, Tift Merritt, previously unreleased stuff from Juliana Hatfield and sketch comedy troupe “The State“, and more!

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


The next Guitar Pull will take place on Sunday June 14th at 3pm ET, and feature Paul Rosevear (Readymade Breakup), Alana Q (Six To Eight Mathematics), and Jay Mazeffect (The Break Evens, Private Iron).

You can listen to the first one, featuring Joshua Van Ness, Jonathan Andrew, and Nick Ferriero, by going to


If you want to hear my (Lazlo) random thoughts on music, playoff hockey, and other things, follow me on Twitter:


Download free music from or

Jon Dacks - “free to be” album (new this week!)

Jon Caspi, “this town” album

Gary Paul Hermus, "Xanadu From Outer Space" song

Woodfish, "Bamm Diddley" album.

Free music, now at or

Bands, if you'd like to put up a free download on or, please contact me.


That's all for this week.

Thanks for reading.