New Billy the Kid Interview c/o our friends over at Animal Nation Doesn't Know Anything.
Don't forget to check out Billy's upcoming shows, July 8th at Room 5 in Los Angeles and July 28th at The Troubadour with Our Lady Peace. If you're in Vancouver there will be an August 11th show as well, we'll keep ya posted as details arrive.
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Friday, June 26, 2009
New Billy the Kid Interview c/o our friends over at Animal Nation Doesn't Know Anything.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Was thinking that maybe you come here to find out a little something about me every so often. Found this and figured, why not. I've never done one of these things. This one seems to cover all the basis. Enjoy, if you care :)
001. Real name → Billy the Kid (duh)
002. Nickname(s) → Billabong, William, Bill, Billster, Billamina, BTK, Billiard
003. Status → Severly taken
004. Zodiac sign → Aquarius
005. Male or female → Girl
006. Elementary → Hjorth Road then Riverdale
007. Middle School → Len Shepherd
008. High School → Tamanawis, Elgin, Langley Fine Arts
009. Eye Color → Change-y. Green-y gray.
010. Hair Color → Brown
011. Tall or Short → Short
012. Loud or Quiet→ Sometimes very quiet, sometimes very loud
013. Sweats or Jeans → Sweats :)
014. Phone or Camera → Phone
015. Health freak → Kind of...vegan :)
016. Clothing Style → Ex-punk folk gurl
017. Do you have a crush on someone? → Randall Cooke
018. Eat or Drink → both! lots :P
019. Piercings → 7 ear
020. Tattoos → My body is one huge tattoo in progress
021. Water or Fire? → Water!!!
022. Love of your life or 4 Billion Dollars → love of my life
023. First fear → Slow motion zombie nightmare
024. First best friend → Scott Sproxton
025. First award → T-shirt that said "I read over 700 books" (it was actually more like 900 but whatever)
026. First crush → Darren something-or-other...grade one
027. First pet → Cats, Jack and Jill (creative, I know)
028. First big vacation → Disneyland
029. First big birthday → The first birthday I remember was at Chuckie Cheese
030. First kiss → Grade one. See: First Crush ;)
031. Food → Today it's vegan beet tartare at Madeleine's in L.A. (all vegan gourmet...amazing)
032. Person → Randall Cooke
033. Color → Black
034. Sport/Team → Lost Causers
035. Country → Canada
036. Actor/Actress → I like them all equally.
037. Music → Ryan Adams
038. Movie → Today it's Up
039. Scent → Randall Cooke
040. Food → all things dead
041. Person → no comment
042. Color → I am the least fond of orange, but I certainly don't hate it.
043. Sport/Team → None.
044. Country → no comment (for fear of being bombed)
045. Actor/Actress → paris hilton
046. Music → paris hilton
047. Movie → There are many truly bad movies but I'd still rather watch one of those than most things on television
048. Scent → New tar roof
049. Eating → nothing
050. Drinking → tea
051. Talking to → no one
052. Thinking about → never you mind!
053. Listening to → new five for fighting leaking through Randy's headphones as he charts for a session tomorrow. Other sounds include: The sound of a pencil scribbling on paper, his tapping and funny sounds that come out of him when he is concentrating/counting.
054. Plans for today → Watch a couple Robot Chicken on the ol' DVR then pass out!
055. Waiting for → Randy to be done and come over here so we can get our Robot Chicken on!
056. House → I hope!
057. Car → Dream car is '57 Belair
058. Want kids? → no
059. Want to get married? → no
060. how many kids do you want → 0
061. any name on the mind → Dylan
062. what did you want to be when you were little → veterinarian
063. what did you think you’ll be doing in 5 years → hopefully on tour. Realistically probably working some shit job though :S
064. mellow future or wild → totally wild to begin with and then extremely mellow
066. something you would never try → cheating on Randall
067. when do you wanna die → Before Randall does
WHICH IS BETTER FOR A BOY:
068. Lips or eyes → both.
069. Shorter or taller? → Taller
070. Long or short hair → short (!!!!)
071. Romantic or spontaneous → BOTH
072. Nice stomach or nice arms → Arms
073. Sensitive or loud → sensitive
074. Hook-up or relationship → relationship
075. Trouble maker or hesitant → trouble maker
076. Had your pants rip in public → I was hopping a fence with Matt Dander on tour once does that count?
077. Peed your pants in public → nope
078. Talked to someone you thought you recognized but it wasn't them → My life story
079. Tripped and fallen on stairs/escalator/hallways/etc.. in public → always
HAVE YOU EVER:
080. Lost glasses/contacts → YES. Once out a moving vehicle on tour. Spent hours trying to find on side of highway. No dice.
081. Ran away from home → Many times.
082. Hold a gun/knife for self defense → no
083. Killed somebody → no
084. Been heartbroken → yes
085. Been arrested → no
086. Been drunk/high → yes
087. Cried when someone died → yeah
088. Kissed on the first date → yeah
DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
089. Yourself → sometimes
090. Miracles → sometimes
091. Love at first sight → sometimes
092. Heaven → no
093. Santa Claus → no
094. Sex on the first date → no
095. Kiss on the first date → yes
096. Is there something you wish you could change about yourself → my metabolism
097. Is there one person you want to be with right now → I'm with him
098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life → no
099. Do you believe in God → sometimes
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Today I will attempt bowling for the third time.
I will also attempt to be not completely bummed out when I score very low and most of my turns ending up in the gutter.
Maybe You Didn't Know... After baseball, gymnastics, piano lessons, guitar lessons, tae kwon do, figure skating and swimming, I still do not know what I want to be when I grow up nor do I have any skills relevant to any sort of job whatsoever.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Today was a fun day. The funnest day in a while.
Tamar's in town. I met Tamar for the first time while shooting the (upcoming, soon to be released) music video for These City Lights. Tamar is down here for a cool make-up conference and after spending the weekend learning about prosthetics, latex and all kinds of crazy special effects makeups things, we spent the day in Santa Monica and Venice.
For all the times I have walked around the Santa Monica pier today was the first day I went on the roller coaster. It wasn't all that good but, ya gotta do it once in your life yknow? My photographer buddy Aaron Schwartz (who was also at the These City Lights shoot) is supposed to come down next month to coaster hop with me for a few days so I wasn't too worried about it. I did, however, have a fantastic time on the Scrambler. Every time the ride went around, a "Weeee!" escaped from my lungs, like the sound you make when you're five and on a swing. After awhie we weren't sure if we were laughing from the ride of the "weeeee!" Either way, there was giggling the whole ride through.
Then we walked to Venice (which I had no idea was that close to Santa Monica). It was a beautiful day and a ton of interesting people watching went down. Oh! I almost forget the most important part...before these adventures we lunched at Real Food Daily and split Salisbury Seitan (with vegan gravy and mashed potatoes oh boy) and a Mexican Enchilada type dish followed by (vegan, of course) coconut cream pie and peanut butter chocolate pie. And then a cookie. To go.
Random Fact: I have not done anything productive for about a week now.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Oh to be ill.
The moping, the coughing, sneezing, snot, no energy. sore throat.
Not singing. Not doing much of anything, really.
So far I have seen Into the Wild, JFK, W., Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Idiocracy and about a million episodes of Robot Chicken. Healing. More on this later.
Thing you maybe didn't know about me: Sometimes I fall asleep with my arms over my head and I wake up in the middle of the night thinking that my arms have been stolen in my sleep.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
"how many songs have you written for acoustic guitar that you perform?
do you usually play by yourself, just with a guitar & singing? how often are you play with a back-up band, with drums & bass etc.?"
I just looked at my iPod and apparently I have 101 demos. Some of these are probably duplicates and some are likely songs that ended up being Billy and the Lost Boys songs but at any rate, I really only play about 10 of them live!
I've been playing shows with a band lately but it really all depends on the show. Last Thursday at the Hotel Cafe I did the first half of the set by myself (which allows me to play songs that are new or that I don't have recordings of) then the band came and joined in for the rest. I've been super fortunate to play with some uber talented musicians lately...it sure adds a lot to the live sound to have a great backup band. I like the idea of playing a bit alone and then adding musicians. Sonically it changes things up and if people aren't really in to one, hopefully they will be in to the other.
On Thursday, Randy (who has payed with the likes of Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Chantal Kreviazuk, Kelly Clarkson, Five For Fighting and Raine Maida's solo project) played a cajone (this cool box thing you sit on) and a bunch of percussion stuff...he has a tambourine hooked up to a kick pedal so he can be playing a beat on the cajone, shaking a shaker, and then on the backbeat hit the tambo. It's super cool! Andrew Doolittle played some ambient guitar stuff (what I like to call Whale Sounds) and Joe Karnes from Pedestrian was on bass this time around. My last show at Hotel Cafe we had Ben Peeler from the Wallflower/Jakob Dylan on guitar and Eric Holden from Five For Fighting and Josh Groban on bass. When in Vancouver, I try to steal Sarah Mclachlan's band. If they're not around to do it I just play by myself ;)
Random Fact of the Day: I feel as if my best songs were the result of not writing anything down or picking up an instrument. I would just have something stuck in my head and make up words as the day passed. By the time I picked up a guitar, I already knew how the song went and just had to figure out how to play it.
Bowling at Pinz:
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I've been answering reader questions every day on the blog...head on over and feel free to leave a question or comment.
Also, got a new YouTube page. Just posted some shorts videos of recording with Raine Maida and Steve Mazur from Our Lady Peace, as well as my All Time Favourite Recording Moment with Stan Behrens. Head on over to http://www.youtube.com/billythekidofficial and don't forget to become a Subscriber so you can be up to date on the latest vids as they are posted.
Thanks for your comments,
Billy the Kid
Love the look on Raine's face. You can tell we're freaking out, internally.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
This from Zimmy:
what kind of computer & programs do you think are good for self-recording? i listened to 'catastrophe' just now (the version you put back up). it sounds really good!! it always did. what did you use to record it? can you easily self-produce stuff with drums/electric guitar/bass as well? or is that too difficult for getting a proper sound? (sorry that the question is so technical!)
I use Protools and an MBox Mini to do all my demos. It only has a few inputs, which is all I need for laying down an idea. There are lots of similar programs, I know Mac computers come with Garageband and lots of people use software such as Reason etc.
When I'm doing stuff with a full band (like the new Billy and the Lost Boys album) I have access to a studio with a great live room that has drums and amps and stuff when I'm in L.A. but I know from experience (and 4 albums) that not everyone has this luxury. There are lots of ways to build your track with or without studio access.
Stuff like guitar and bass you can do "in the box", meaning that if you live in an apartment or place where you can't make a ton of noise, you just plug your instrument into your MBox/Digi002 etc and that goes in to your computer. Easy. There are a lot of programs to make beats with (or, just borrow beats until you can get yourself a real drummer) and I see a lot of people doing it this way when they're in the demo stage. It's great for playing along to, getting ideas and doing pre-production. Then you can email the track to a drummer who has access to a studio or book yourself a room for a few days.
If you're doing the home recording thing (a lot of bands book studio time for drums and bass and then do things like guitars and vocals in the comfort of their home in order to save money and be able to take their time) then I would recommend one thing: invest in a good condensor mic. When I was researching what to buy I found a great used mic that was the same cost of a new one and I think that's helped me get half decent vocal and acoustic guitar sounds in my crappy little concrete apartment.
Does that help at all?
Random Billy Fact of the Day Number 19: Two years ago I had never recorded anything on my own in my life. Now I'm working on an album where I'm producing, engineering and playing everything on my own except drums. How did this happen? I bought a couple books and spent hours trying to figure out how!
This from Desi:
I really like reading your blogs, Billy.
I also have some questions for you! My little brother is in school at OIART right now, and in September us two Saskatchewan kids are getting in my car and driving to California! Do you have any tips on the most fun things ever to do there.... or also things for a dude who wants to work in the sound/music industry there someday to check out?
Why thank you Desi :) It likes you too.
That is so exciting! California is my favourite place in the world right now. How long are you in town? You gotta do all the "tourist-y" stuff, especially if you never been here. There's Disneyland, California Adventure (still Disney, but more roller coaster type things), The Santa Monica Pier, The Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Hollywood Sign and the Sunset Strip to name just a few. If you're in to shopping there's Melrose Ave, 4th Street Promanade, The Grove and so much more.
There will likely be a ton of concerts going on (if you're in to that) and a million fantastical places to dine...my all time favourite (vegan) restaurants are all in California. My advice would be to go to some shows, check out some bands and just start meeting and talking to people. There are a few recording schools here that may have some guest speakers or performances too. So much to do, I'm sure there are a million things I am forgetting :)
Something About Me You Maybe Didn't Know Day 18: In preschool I wanted to be a cat when I grew up. In elementary school I wanted to be a vet. In high school I wanted to be a music teacher. In University I wanted to be an English teacher. Now, I don't want to grow up.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
- i have a question: have you ever played to a crowd of people & just thought, 'wow ... nobody really listened to that' - how do you keep going when you get a bland reaction like that -- after you've poured out your heart & soul? what keeps you going & makes you feel excited about it?
Haha. Why yes indeed!!!
This type of situation is inevitable when you're an average sized person in a big-ish sized room armed with only a guitar. Things like venue, sound system, sound dude, other bands on the bill/crowd in attendance can make or break the show. That is, if you let it get to you.
Somewhere along the line I realized that any opportunity I get to play in front of anyone, I should be grateful for. Whether there are two of you or two thousand, you will see the same show. This happens (in my case, at least) because I have this theory: I would be at home, alone, doing pretty much the same thing anyway, so the fact that I'm here, and we're in this together, is a total bonus.
I have been lucky enough to play shows where not a single person in the audience uttered one word for the whole set. I have also played shows where it seemed like just about everyone talked the whole way through. To quote a wise prophet and paraphrase just a bit, Performing Live Is Like A Box Of Chocolates...You Never Know What You're Going to Get.
I always make it my mission, manifesto and code of conduct to battle my way through any tough audience. It is my goal to get at least one talk-y person to lend me their ears for a half hour or so. Sometimes, the results of this are astonishing, and somehow, everyone in the room starts acting like they're enjoying themselves or something! Sometimes you just fight and fight the whole way through, but then someone comes up and tells you they were impressed by how you handled everyone talking and it makes it all worthwhile. This is why I sometimes play with a band...then I'm not as quiet ;)
Random Fact 17: I have lived in 3 group homes, 3 foster homes and with many, many kind friends and relatives.
This from Chris Kettleson:
"I am kinda of a folky, acoustic, alt pop kinda person... I play my own music and stuff but I was just wondering how did you manage to get your first break?"
Hmmm...first break huh. I guess that depends on what one would consider a "first break"...
Was my first break the all ages show I played with my punk rock bank The Blue Collar Bullets? Was it the time that Billy Bones from Teenage Rampage Records (and now, Sparrow Guitars) offered to put out my first album? Or did the "lucky breaks" only start when I started flying around places and working with people I looked up to?
That is what I am naming my new album, by the way.
They say it takes ten years to make an overnight success.
I am by no means an overnight success but if you talk to anyone on the other side of Living Off Music they will most likely agree with this concept. In the ten years that I've been playing all ages punk rock shows, learning how to manage a band and record company and driving all over the damn places cause I love music, it's been a series of small breaks. You never know where the next one is going to lead you, and sometimes even the not-so-lucky breaks turn out to the be the best thing that could have happened.
I find it incredibly cheesy when someone asks for advice and all they're given is "Just Keep Up the Good Work!" or "Follow Your Dreams Kid!", "Never Give Up!" Sure, this is good advice if you're already on the other side, but it doesn't TELL you a damn thing. I'm not on the "other side" but I swore if anyone asked me for advice I would be truthful. In my opinion, the best thing you can do for your music is WORK.
1. Get a good paying job, or find a skill that sets you up every time you come back from tour unemployed (fork lift driver, cook, construction...anything, regardless of whether you like it or an interested in it at all.) If you can hack it, get two jobs...you're going to need the money.
2. Put all your money in to your band. Merch, tour, a van, posters, gear...you're going to need stuff that will stand the test of time cause Lord knows when you'll be able to afford it again! Look at your life and analyze where you spend your money and see what you can/are willing to live without.
3. Build up as much credit as you can. Get as many credit cards as you can. Take out a loan. This could potentially be the worst advice anyone could ever give you but the fact of the matter is this: You never know when your "Big Break" might come, and wouldn't it be a shame to miss it because you don't have any money to do that big tour, fly to that cool studio to record or do a new run of merch cause you just got added to Warped Tour?
4. Learn everything. Everything. If you think you know half of anything, you're wrong. Learn how to book a tour, settle a show, run a publicity campaign, follow up with radio, build a mailing list, market online, record yourself, write songs...any thing Music OR Music BUSINESS related...You Need To Know It.
5. Start working. Yep, as if you didn't think you ere working enough cause you're exhausted from your two jobs, trying to book a tour and make it to band practice without falling asleep on the bus, now it's time to really work. Every second you are awake, there is something you could be doing for your music. Whether it's writing, recording demos or getting better at your instrument, there is always, ALWAYS something that you could/should be doing for your music if you're serious about it. Every time you sit down in front of the T.V., pick up your guitar. On your lunch break, read music industry books and write lyrics. In the car while driving plan your new album artwork. See? It never ends.
Did that help at all?
Random Fact 16: I've been keeping a scrap book of every article, interview or review that has ever been done about me since I was 16. I also keep every piece of mail I've ever been sent. Once for my birthday Dana gave me a $20 bill with a thank you note written on it and I still have it. It reminds me that no matter what, the sentiment was more valuable than the money. Always.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This question hot off the press courtesy of THE BEEZE:
I've got a question, or two...
What is your favorite song of all time?
Who are your biggest musical influences?
I ONLY GET ONE!?!?!?
Atlantic City by Bruce Springsteen. I have listened to it about a million times.
Other tunes on the all time top listening list include:
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
Joleen - Ray Lamontagne
Oh My God, Whatever, Etc - Ryan Adams (actually, everything by Ryan Adams)
Biggest musical influences? Hmmm. Much the same of the all time favourite song list... The Band, Neil Young, Dylan, Springsteen, Kathleen Edwards, Ray Lamontagne and Ryan Adams for sure. Musically, that is ;)
Random Fact 15: I hate listening to my own music. In fact, I can't even be in the same room with someone if my music is playing. This includes recording. I'm incredibly shy.
Anything you want to ask me?
Got a question, problem or concern?
Ask away! :)
Random Billy Fact 14: I love sending you mail
Couple things...playing some shows, including Tomorrow at the Hotel Cafe and July 28th with Our Lady Peace at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Details attached, please let me know if you're able to make it.
So, I got this new website, and I had an idea (stop me if you've heard this): If you put a link to the new site http://www.BillytheKidOnline.com on your Facebook, Myspace, Blog, Website etc., I will send you a signed promo photo and/or thank thank you letter. Just let me know where you've put the link and where to send you your mail.
Lots of new merch including hats, bags, aprons, key chains, mugs, beer steins and dog shirts at http://www.zazzle.com/billythekidlost
I'm in the studio working on some new Billy and the Lost Boys tunes as well as some new Billy the Kid material. If you want to keep up to date on the struggles of producing, engineering, writing and recording your own album (a first for me!) follow my blog at http://www.BillytheKidBlog.com
Last but not least: I'm thinking of starting a Video Blog. Anything you'd like to know or any questions you might have for me?
Thank you so much for your support...love you to bits.
-Billy the Kid
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty overwhelmed today.
Not in a bad way. No, not at all.
I put up this thing... a thing that says "if you put a link to my new site www.billythekidonline.com on your blog, forums, facebook, myspace, website, etc I will mail you either a hand written thank you letter or a signed promo photo."
I honestly expected about 2 people to sing up for this endeavor. But now, I'm really overwhelmed.
Everything from car blogs to toy blogs, you guys are out there spreading the word. It makes a little happy tear go to the corner of my eye and try to bust out, but I say "No! You Will Not Escape The Confines of My Eye! Stay In The Eye, Happy Tear!"
I know awhile back I said I was going to try and blog every day. Some days though, I feel like I have nothing decent to say. Sure I could think of something, but why drag (the two) people reading this in to how my brain works some days.
Most of the time, I'm as happy as I could possibly be. The fact of the matter is, though, I'm still just trying to get by and this music thing is just struggle after struggle. I mean, I got some good things going, some new plans in the works, and my future is looking like it just might turn out ok. But right now we're in the trenches people. Contracts, meetings and trying to spread the word about my music takes up my day so that I rarely have time to do my fav. thing which is create.
In case you wanted to know my day-to-day these days, it mainly consists of planning and executing ways to inform new potential fans that I exist. I know this sounds ridiculous, but this is really the only way I live. And, I am the only person I have helping me. Sure, I have a producer, my family and the love of my life are extremely supportive, but when it comes down to "marketing", it's just me and this MacBook that I am now writing on. Whereas some people who have been playing music, touring, recording and creating for as long as I have likely have some type of management, booking agent, record label, publicist or internet marketing help, I have: Me.
Don't get me wrong, I am certainly not complaining. This is the path I chose, and most of the time, I prefer it this way. I guess I'm kind of a "lone wolf". "Doesn't play well with others" heh heh. The bottom lines is that my life, my music and the portrayal thereof is extremely important to me and I can't stand people screwing that up and/or trying to capitalize on it. I'm just a kid who really liked making music, and most of the time I have my head on straight enough to realize that everything else is just a bonus. But in the trenches, it's hard to know when the fighting will end.
That is, until I get an email, a comment, a facebook message...any little sign of life from someone out there that I either know or don't know, telling me that they're out there, they exist, and they're listening. Most of the time I live a pretty solitary existence. You stare at a computer, a console or a highway and see the same couple of people most every day. I don't mind this because I try to surround myself with the best caliber of people imaginable, making it very easy to tolerate them for extended periods of time ;)
But it does get lonely. Every time you guys reach out to me, or show your support, or I get an email saying "You Have A New Order", you don't know how happy it makes me. I actually smile every single time. And it doesn't have anything to do with money. It doesn't have anything to do with "success" (which is a perspective driven definition, in my opinion) or "fame" (which I don't believe in anyway). It's just the feeling that there is someone else out there, like me, and we're in this together. Lost.
Billy the Kid
Random Fact 13: My first car was a 1965 Valiant that my foster dad gave me. It was the car that got be to band practice and shows for years. It was also the car that got my foster dad to his band practices and shows for years.
If you put a link to my website (http://www.billythekidoneline.com or http://www.billythekidblog.com) on your blog, facebook, myspace or website, I will mail you a handwritten thank you letter OR a signed promo photo (your choice). Just send me where you've posted the link and you're address and keep an eye on yr mail! :)
Billy the Kid
Friday, June 5, 2009
Just wanted to let you know I have some cool new merch items for sale...if you head on over to the Billy the Kid Zazzle page you will find Billy the Kid Mugs, Lost Records mugs and Trucker hats.
I'm just wondering...are there any other merch items you guys would like to see? If so, please add a comment to this post. I'd love to know your ideas!
I have two shows coming up in L.A. posted in the shows section, let me know if you can make it out and I'll keep an eye out for ya :)
All the best,
Billy the Kid
create & buy custom products at Zazzle
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The other day I went to Venice Beach for the first time.
I went to Venice to hang out with a living legend by the name of Stan "The Baron" Behrens. I met Stan (like many of my favourite people on this planet) because of a certain producer named Raine Maida. Raine had already called Randy Cooke and Joe Karnes in to do the session and while recording, we started talking about getting a harmonica player for a couple tracks. Joe recommended Stan, and the rest is history.
Stan grew up in New York and has played with the likes of Willie Dixon, Canned Heat, Ruth Brown...he's even on a Four Tops record! You can also hear him in the T.V. show "My Name Is Earl" (among others). Stan is a supremely talented multi-instrumentalist and we had a blast walking around (and over) the canals of Venice while catching up (the guy has a million amazing stories...and such a sweet man).
Yesterday I wrapped up the last of the electric guitars for the firs batch of Billy and the Lost Boys tunes. I finally owned up to the fact that, left to my own devices, I will take all day to get ONE guitar sound. So, we asked a friend to come in and help for a few hours. Being on the clock and having a little input turned out to be exactly what I needed. I finished everything in about 6 hours and then it was off to see Anvil: The Movie followed by a very special performance by Anvil: The Band! (followed by Tofu Scramble at Swinger's Restaurant. Yum.)
Little Known Fact Day 12: I have been listening to nothing but Ryan Adams records for two months straight