Friday, August 29, 2008

A Cry For Help

I'll just throw this out: does anyone out there in Blogland know anything about bittorrent? Specifically, can anyone download the torrent here and get the files to play? Because it's a show my old band Roaring Mary played in 2001 at the Prism in Charlottesville, and it was broadcast on WTJU, and none of us ever heard it. I've been trying to get this thing to work -- at one point I let the download go for 48 hours -- and I don't know if it's because of my connection or my slow computer or the fact that I'm just not a good enough person, but it's not happening. I've tried emailing the guy who uploaded the files, but his email address isn't working anymore.

To the clever Vaca Estupenda reader who can open these files, convert them from .flac to a civilian format, and get them to me somehow, whether via FTP or YouSendIt or something else, I will reward a brand new copy of Roaring Mary's cd, which is now out of print and incredibly rare.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


"Classical guitar is an instrument played by socially phobic overachievers under a brutal regime of constant discipline until the results begin to approach what a guitar is truly capable of. But by then, all but the best are broken men and women." (Tim Brookes, Guitar: An American Life)
Which I suppose is why I never really cut it as a classical guitarist. Lucky thing I got out before it was too late.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Humidity Song

Here's a nice cheery tune to help you get through the hot thick nasty dogbreath part of summer. It's based on a sample of ambient noise in my living room: mostly the air conditioner, and me shifting in my chair.

Update. Um, if any of you fifteen people who have downloaded this thing have any strong feelings about it, feel free to leave a comment. That's why I put my stuff up here, to see how people like it. Don't be shy.