Friday, December 28, 2007

"My Girl" By Jesus and the Mary Chain

Thanks to You Ain't No Picasso today I get the chance to let you listen to one of the best bands ever to make a good noise!
This is a cover of the Temptations Motown Classic "MY GIRL"
The best thing about Jesus and the Mary Chain is that there hair looks like mine in the morning!

My Girl

Happy A.... B and T

Well want to give a shout out to my sister Becky and her hubby Tom on Ten years of marrage on Dec. 27th...
It was a monumental day..
My first in a Tux,
my First Dj'ing gig
the 2nd time I saw my dad cry, but the first time I saw him wipe his tears with a 10 dollar bill
the first time I saw my mom Dance on a table
What a day! Well Congrats Becky and Tom, its been fun watching our family grow!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Jordan Mayland at Scented Vinyl

Got some more Scented Vinyl Goodness for you this week..
Jordan Mayland was Dan's recent guest and he performed some new tunes you can check out here...

Get Jordan's Session here

Speaking of Jordan, I also got an advance copy of the new Keepers of the Carpet album.. and it well worth the years it took inbetween there last full length LP! I suppose it coming soon!

Poison Control Center Daytrotter Christmas

Hey everyone the PCC has a special Christmas song on Daytrotter.. That joe and I recorded while on tour with Casper and the Cookies
Its nice and soft.. and FREE so go download it... Its called "Happy Christmas" (WINTER Version)
Also you must download all the Caper and the Cookies songs.. They are amazing..
I love the art drawn Joe Terry!
in the upper right corner!
Im in the upper left?

Get the songs and read the story here

Christmas time was here again.

So wow Ash and I just got back from our 12 days of christmas starting on Dec. 17th with a trip to Madison, INdiana and ended Dec 26 on a ride home from sibley.. here are some highlights

Dec. 17th- Drive 10 hours get amazing meal from Nancy (ash's mom), open gifts, watch Vikings destroy bears
Dec. 18th Hang in Madison, Play vintage guitars, eat salad bars hang ith Nacny some more
Dec. 19th Eat lunch with Ryan and Tina (ash's dad and step mom) and Ashley gets her first Skyline Chilli
Dec. 20th Hang in Indy a bit, see Ash's old friends hang out with little kids and get to Ash's grandmas
Dec. 21st Hang with Ash's grandma and aunt, eat to much and hang out with Parrot and Doggie
Dec. 22nd open more presents fun stuff
Dec. 23rd wake up at 5am drive through hell and highwaster to minneapolis 12 hour trip did not make the vikings game on time
Dec. 24th See my fam.. everyone there and its wonderful from all over the world more presents ash and I rule as far as giving
dec. 25 granny m's
dec. 26 come home

So I loved seeding all the grandmas, and bro and sissis and family it was a great trip..

Ashley and I said we were not giving presents but I gave her 12 bad asss gifgts and she gave me a new old movie I have never heard of that blew my mind.. so cool anyway I love christmas and had the best one yet!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christoper the Conquered Plays some lovely Christmas tunes

Man I'm bummed I missed this.. Christopher the Conquered played a recent Scented Vinyl hosted by my buddy Dan. and man its great. Go get you some sweet MP3's here...
Chris's rad Scented Vinyl Mp3's
By the way, Damn Dan has a rad shirt on!


Oh Sweetness has just won Nielson's Best Blog contest! How cool is that... Congrats go out to Sean and Pat Stolley mostely,, then to the rad artist.. then to those doofs selling all those cool ads? or maybe not those doofs.. well either way Next year Renee's Shoreline ups the anti and we bring home first prize!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Great Baseball Debate

SO I admit I was offered Steroids in the high school football lockeroom also while playing college baseball at DMACC.. Did i ever take them NO, do I know many people who did, friends and teamates.. YES...
BUT the fact of the matter is... IN Baseball I do not believe it makes one bit of difference.. Seriously.. its such a skills game..
Being stronger is not going to make you throw a better slider, field a hard ground ball, or hit a baseball more times than not.. SO as far as I'm concerned ROGER CLEMENS is still the greatest pitcher of all time.. Argue with me all you want! he won 4 Cy Youngs before anyone ever said he even took Steroids..
Im pissed
why are people tarnishing the greatest game ever invented..... I wish for happier times... like this

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The new Poison Control Center Video... for the song "Make Love a Star"

Here is the new PCC video for the song "Make Love a Star"... you see this guy plays guitar and no one ever listens so he dreams of a perfect world.... then he wakes up from the perfect world of man love and trys to play guitar again but no one pays attention so he thinks real hard and turns into a real star..... see for yourself...


So there is a new movie coming out soon that goes along with the only album from the band Major Organ which consists of members from Neutral Milk Hotel, OTC, Of Montreal and more...
John Fernadez kid is one of the stars of the movie.. I bet John thinks thats pretty, "COOL, COOL"
Here is the crazy good trailer... for your eyes.. my good old buddy Julian makes an appearance.. IS BARILLA PASTA?

I new catch fraze for the FART

So when i was younger for some reason I dont know when ever me and my friend Doug S. farted we said we went to Vegas..
or you would say I'm going to go to Vegas and then you would fart... Why we chose Vegas is beyond me... Lately my farts have been smelling like Soup.. Why I don't know.. It might have to do with the amount of Oatmeal I have been eating but anyway so this morning I made Ashley a Smoothie and was enjoying an apple when I let one ripped and it honestly smelled like an empty soup can so I said man THAT WAS A WARHOL... and I loved the fraze WARHOL for a good smelling fart... Try it its fun..

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ashley gets boogerd!

So the other day I made a bet with Ashley that if she picked her face I get to pick my nose and put a booger on her face... Lucky for me I figured out our new mac book can film wonderful events like this, put music to it and even uploaded it to the U tube! so in all its glory ashley gets boogerd look how Happy I am about it..

Monday, December 10, 2007

Renee's Shoreline's Top 5 Songs of 2007

RYAN ANDERSON who wrote and recorded one of the 2007's best "the GALE"
Top 5 songs of the year...

5. Now I havent been into Of Montreal for a few years, but I loved this wonderful little love song about Kevin's Wife and him falling in love! I got to meet Nina a few times and I just think this is totally sweet love song.. Maybe it means more when you have looked these people in the eyes..
Check it out at

4. The Underdog by Spoon
I just love the production on this one and it makes me want to stand up from my computer and dance mother fucker dance.. Perfect Pop song.. Don't hear to many of those anymore..

3. Ocean of Noise by the Arcade Fire
This song just killed me from first listen, its probably not even close to being the best song on the cd but this one hit me the most. I'm glad I got to see it live.

2. The Gale by Ryan Anderson
I think this is the best song Ryan has ever written and the production on it is fantastic.. Listen to it in a good pair a bassy headphones and you can hear the sea rolling in to carry you away. Absolutely amazing..
Check out Ryan songs at

1. Please be Patient With Me by Wilco
I could have picked a bunch of song from this record but again this one stands out to me, It has so much tenderness and warmth and the whole singer admitting he's the one with the problem I liked. no I loved.

BUY ALL these songs individually on Itunes or better yet buy the albums!

Hey You Want to see something?

So this past weekend was great.. I did sound for Aeon Gray Cd release shows and they were a hoot I have been rapping ever since.. He wants me to cut some rhymes with him on a Dis track.. more on that some other time..

Then on Saturday after we stopped at Copyworks to pick up Ash's credit card that she left there.. We hit up an Indian Buffet and filled our tummies and headed down to Des moines for craft Saturday.. Which was extreamly good, I got some christmas presents and got myself a few new t-shirts featuring Eric Moffit and Wolves in the Attic. not bad. Then Ash and I went to the Mall.. Now the Merle Hay has never been my favorite mall, but we thought we have to get this shopping done sometime.. Anyway, Ash was getting fed up so I was doing everything in my power to have a good time.. so when we went into this Sport Store I put a catchers mask on her and started throwing balls off her head.. I thought it was so fucking funny I about shit myself indian.. But the best was when this middle aged couple went by and I said, "Hey You Want To See Something," and the guys like, "Ah Ah Ok" and then a I threw a ball off Ashley's head.. And he loved it.. He then grabbed a bat and said.."Why don't you use this".. I thought it was Classic now Ashley had really had enough...
ok lots more to the mall story but I will give you a quick run down..
1. The sign person we got a gift for thought my idea was a little bit over-kill and get what he was wrong..
2. the Nut man is never open when you need him.
3. Ashleys face reading the ingridiants to beans from Taco Johns
4. Talking to a hair product lady about House of Pain opening for the Ramones
5. Hearing Tighten Up in a baseball card shop., then it going into What A Wonderful World.. this Ipod kicks fucking ass.
6. Taking an hour to drive home from des moines cause the windshield kept freezing over..

What a day..
Then Sunday was rad we cleaned, drank and watched the vikes and then watch America's next top model re-run..
Not a bad sunday at all!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Super Furry Christmas

Great new Christmas themed video by the Super Furry Animals...
They make some damn fine videos those boys..


Who cares if it snowing inch after inch and Ashley keeps having massage clients which means I keep getting to go out and shovel pounds of snow off our sidewalks..
WILCO is coming back to the VAL AIR BALLROOM in Des Moines... FUCK YEAH... I have seen them there twice already both times the bomb.. its such an amazing venue.. Hell Louis Armstrong played there... So did PCC once.. and it was a hoot... Devin also brought Ashley and I to see Dr. John.. there OH SUCH A NIGHT! Anyway.. Im stoked this is why......

Also good buddy Shawn if your reading this.. Let me just say PCC will open for Wilco for Free if you could make that happen.. OOOOPS But you will still get paid!

I'm obsessed!

Its seems like every year a new artist gets into my system and becomes one of my all time favorites...
Last year I was obsessed with the Band.. still am.. and a few years before the Kinks (thanks dev) But this year its definately ELVIS COSTELLO.. Im hook.. Joe and Don went and saw him open for DYLAN.. I should have spent the dough and went.. but I didnt next time for sure!.....

This one is amazing

Check out his mock Elvis P lips and huge space inbetween his teeth it would make Madonna and Ashley Tape Fleming Jealous!

What a question?

So this morning Ashley and I sat together for tea and coffee and she wondered why it was so different in movies if they show a females nipples and a males penis head..
You know you can get away with an R rating if a females nipples are showing.. while if a males nipples are showing its PG... BUT if a penis makes the cut (not the bobbit way) its like an NC17... now why is this... She wondered.. I told her I never seen a film with either so I didnt really know.. can anyone help me with this...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

One of the best songs ever.. that you have never heard!

Ok so I admit while on tour at Jason and Kay's from Casper and the Cookies I spotted the Children of Nuggetts Box Set which I have wanted since it was released a few years back.. BUT the $$$ cost of it has always been a little out of my range and shit how much would I like 80's psych music anyway... So Jason walks in the room and he see's me downloading the whole thing on my IBOOK and I said hey hope you dont mind Im helping myself to this and he said, I dont care its my roomates.. so hopefully he dosnt care either... ok.
To tell you the truth so far Im a little disapointed.. Sure I love the Dukes of Stratesphere and The Soft Boys but I already have those songs... But yesterday while on my run I got the worst shins splints since 7th grade track from running in the snow.. But a song came on the pod by a band called the Nashville Ramblers that blew my mind.. IT must be the blue print to Alien Lanes by GBV and Poneyoak by Kleenex Girl Wonder I love it so much here it is for your enjoy
The Trains by the Nashville Ramblers
Best song of the year! or from the 80's

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Renee's Shoreline's Top 10 albums of 2007... you know you want it!

Well the time has come for me to tell you the 10 albums that blew my mind this year... This keeps getting alot tuffer and tuffer in the internet world where I can hear a half an album pretty much for free before you buy it... And then there is the records you buy just cause you love the bands other catalog.. Well let me tell you some of those records didnt crack the top ten, And shit I can't put in that record that came out by my band even though my dear friends are amazing songwriters and they deserve the praise, you know, but I know you want it already so here we go....

10. Person Pitch by Panda Bear.... The moment I heard a few songs from this album I knew I had to get it. Pure lo-fi psych pop beauty.. It makes me wish OTC would give it another whirl, but this will fill the void for now..

9. I Guess That's What We're Dying For by Chistopher the Conquered.... This self-released record spins around musical styles like a tiltawhirl and just when you feel like it's spinning off the edge it gets pulled back by another wonderful song with amazing horns and piano.. Pretty fucking amazing for some kid from Des Moines names Chris.. Trust me he Conquered!

8. Night Falls Over Kortedala by Jens Lekman...
I must admit I'm a lyrics guy, they can swing a bad sounding song into a blistful serenade.. Jens dosnt have that problem cause his lyrics are fantastic and the timpani swells get me everytime!

7. Hey Venus by Super Furry Animals... This record is not officially out in the states yet but has been availible from Itunes sinces August, and I just started really getting into the record.. Its a concept album about this gal named Venus and its the 8 studio record in a 11 years from SFA.. Not their best but far better than that new Radiohead album everybody worshiping..

6. GA GA GA GA GA by Spoon... Man this band has come along ways. You can just tell they are dripping with confidence on this record, wonderful songs, production and I found the Beatlesque song cycle irresistible. Love that Album cover too.

5. The Garden Path by Ryan Anderson.... Two years in a row that one of Ryan's records has been in my top ten.. This time around he hopped off the train and right into a story about our country present day.. His story songs fucking kill me and shit I am so thankful I'm lucky enough to not only be his biggest fan but a great friend!

4. Pipers at the Gates of Dawn (40th anniversary) by Pink Floyd.... Why you may ask would I put a record that 40 years old on my list.. Because if it came out today it would still be considered a head of its time... FUCKING MIND BLOWING.. in Stereo in Mono in headphones, in a car, on an ipod, no matter where you hear this every moment is exciting.

3. Albatross: How We Failed to Save the Lone Star State with the Power of Rock N Roll by Fishboy... Man this is one of the most exciting non-stop half an hours you will ever experience.. ITs like mixing Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb by Tripping Daisy and Airplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel... Lets just say both those albums are some of my all time favorites!

2. Sky Blue Sky by Wilco... Now what can I say about Wilco that has not already been said.. NOTHING.. But the reason this record is so satisfying and wonderful is that Jeff and the gang are making music for people their age.. They are not trying to do a Billy Corgan who keeps making records for 15 year olds with broken hearts.. this is a masterpiece..

1. Neon Bible by the Arcade Fire... I don't know how many people I have gotten into arguments with about which Arcade Fire album is better Neon Bible or Funeral and you know what my conclusion is.. Whats better for you Water or Food.. Seriously they are both needed to survive. and Make life a whole lot easier..

Monday, December 3, 2007

Home Again

Well geez I had the longest weekend ever.. Ashley left friday morning and so much happened since then..
here a quick run down...
1. Got to give a double guitar lesson.. Which sucked cause one kid didnt know the g-chord and one kid was playing the solo the SWEET CHILD OF MINE!
2. CLINT CURTIS's band was damn good.
3. KEEPERS played a legendary show on Friday.. Full of Pile drivers and drummers taking the lead..
4. I ate to much this weekend.. here is a run down.. bag of blue corn chips with Hummus, 4 bowls of Oatmeal with cane suger, 2 tofu sauseges, 1 vegan Amy's pizza, salad with tempeh, another thing of tempeh, some glad corn, 6 beers, 2 gallons of OJ, 1 chug mug in a pear tree.
5. I had the shits all weekend
7. slept on the futon in front of tv... Watch Montery POP, CASINO, Virgin Suicides, and the SLow Century Pavement Doc.
8. finished writing song
9. talked with friends on the phone.
10. missed my babe

Friday, November 30, 2007

Who cares about the new Radiohead

I dont, why because Portishead has a new album coiming out... I used to listen to the self titled album to fall asleap at night in high school. so amazing I will buy this the day it comes out...
ITS BEEN 10 years since their last one..
heres why I think there the BEES KNEES


Not only did Fishboy just release one of the most amazing, exciting records of the past few years they are now traveling around this country showing off the album... You must go see them if they are in your town.. I Have listed the dates below..
Go to to listen to this wonderul rocking band!

Replay Lounge Lawrence, Kansas Dec 1 2007 8:00P
Hi Dive w/ Bad Weather California Denver, Colorado
Dec 2 2007 8:00P
Manatee Manor w/ teamAWESOME Boulder
Dec 5 2007 8:00P
Neurolux w/ Antelope Boise, Idaho
Dec 6 2007 8:00P
Wild Buffalo Bellingham, Washington
Dec 7 2007 8:00P
Comet Tavern w/ BOAT and "Awesome" Seattle, Washington
Dec 8 2007 8:00P
Department of Safety w/ Tullycraft!! Anacortes
Dec 9 2007 8:00P
Slabtown w/ Eux Autres and Gingerbread Patriots Portland, Oregon
Dec 10 2007 8:00P
House Party! Sacramento, California
Dec 11 2007 8:00P
1078 Gallery w/ Eux Autres Chico, California
Dec 12 2007 8:00P
Rickshaw Stop with Eux Autres and more! San Francisco, California
Dec 14 2007 8:00P
The Kensington Club w/ Red Pony Clock Eux Autres San Diego, California
Dec 15 2007 8:00P
House Show! w/ Iji Phoenix, Arizona

HAPPY B-day Ms. Alli Arnold

ITs Alli Arnolds birthday.. send her a wish of a wonderful day.. for those of you who don't know this gal.. She is the Alli featured in the Poison Control Center song Jennifer and Ryan and She is one of the most talented artist and funny people in the whole world and I adore our friendship and her..
You can check out her awesome blog below, and or see her art on her website also linked below...
She has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES, the New Yorker, and countless magazines and even books.. SHE RAD and I love her dearly! Happy B-day Alli

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Man if the Twins trade Mr. Santana I will be ultra pissed off... Mind you he didnt have his finest year last year.. He is still widely considered the best pitcher in the major and shit.. Don't blow all your chances of getting to the post season to save a few fucking bucks! Serously! COME ON TWINS!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I want to hybernate!

So winter has come to iowa.. It snowed last week but its all gone now but damn its cold out..
ALL I want to do lately is eat and record on the PCC's new toy..
Its wonderull.. The best thing about it, it does not have anything to do with a COMPUTER.... YEAH..
look at her isnt she pretty...

Monday, November 26, 2007

Its been to long..

sorry for the lack of posts.. So much has been going on...
Tour was great... got to play some of the most inspiring shows of my life with Joe and I will treasure those 2 weeks always!

Thanksgving was great.. Ash and I made a Vegan feast for about 10 and it was amazing...

Seeing the band this weekend was a hoot.. recording on our new tape machine and practicing sooo good.

the Vikes are back in the HUNT! YEAH>...

Now the sad news the Lead Singer of Quiet Riot is Dead... I saw him at the Iowa State fair from the front row in High School He came out with his mic stand in his teeth I thought that was Bad fucking ass!
I even bought a t-shirt!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

And we are off....

Well yesterday I left for tour with Joe T. and Casper and the Cookies.. Our show last night was very fun in Omaha not that well attendid but Scott was there, Scuds my little sis , our pal Mike, our Old Buddy Joe from Someday never, Landon From Little BRazil and some other who were very nice.. One dude particuarly who bought Joe T. and I shots during our set..
Our set list went...

Magical one
Don't Go
Skoal Vikings (This one brought the house down....)
Thrill (we were awarded a show right before the YOUR FATHER lost part)
Waco (insert another shot here)
Magic Circle (insert long story about Ashley Not going to GBV with me)
Frank Mills (hair) (so pretty Casper sang with joe and I)
RAYGAY ALICE (Scotty called Don so he could listen Mon)

Anyway it was great... fun.. Then Joe and I are at Ashley (my little sis) and her place is great.. and Like my lovely older sis she always has hummus for me.. So we stay up and talked and she showed us her Shot glas collection.. Could Ashley T. and I bought her a shot glass on our Honeymoon and still have given it to her..
but its a wonderful place and she was great for having us...

On the homefront... Ashley and I might be getting new carpet so I got to talk to ashley after she had the desinger come over and take measurments and stuff.. Im kinda excited about it, its our first kinda home project besides painting which we will have to do again too.. But its all exciting.. Got to talk to Ashley while she was at Borders checkin into massage cds as well.. Sounds like she is doing good and I miss her a ton..
anyway this might be the longest post ever.. But thanks for TUNING IN.. Onto St. Louis...

Friday, November 2, 2007

He's Back and Better then EVER?????

Since 1999 I have been hailing KLEENEX GIRL WONDER's "Poneyoak" albums as one of the finest ever made.. But since then no offence to Grahm Smith But he has sucked a big old egg.. Anyway I came across this AMAZINGLY AWESOME NEWER VIDEO FROM HIM.. and It BLOWS MY MIND!! Seriously worth your 3 minutes.. check it out!

Pirate of the SCAREabeon

WOWie look at my little buddy COLE's halloween costume the best part of this pic is the COLE in the suite down in the corner so classic Like a before and after...

Well things are pretty busy round here.. I leave for tour again tommorow.. And Im totally not prepaird.. We have friends playing in town tonight... Casper and the Cookies and the Icicles.. So we will probably have 9 extra bodies sleeping on our floors tonight but Im excited to see them.. Casper and the Cookies is who Joe and I will be touring with.. So it should be a great big ball of fun...

I got stressed yesterday cause we had a review that compared us to Modest Mouse and I cant stand that band.. But Ashley made me feel better cause she said atleast you have a Modest SPOUCE...
well happy november... OUr house Morgage went down 3 dollars a month.. Ash and I havent yet figured out how to spend that money but Im thinking 3 samosa's from Pammel grocery might do the trick!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Birthday Merrick

Well Im the luckiest Godfather ever.. cause Merrick Gagcke is my Godaughter.. I love her so and she turns the big 3 today Nov. 1st..
3 years ago to the day I wrote, recorded, and mixed a song about her, right after I got word of her being born.. Man I put some good drums on that song.. Anyway She is amazing and I love her so.. HAPPY B-day MERRICK!

Sing us a Song Piano Man

Well the time has come, I am now the last member of the Poison Control Center to live in our "HOME TOWN" of Ames.
With Ephraim in Iowa City, Devin in Columbia, MO and Joe t. now moving down to Des Moines.. Im a little bit lonely here in Ames..
Im super excited for Joe that he can now hit the road all the time with no need to get a house and cat sitter.. But its sad to see him move out of that apartment.. My all time Favorite PCC recording happened in that place.. on a song about Ashley Called "Magical One".. So in my little world its kinda like closing the doors to a great old ball park.. you know there is history there..
BUT there nothing likeing RIPPING one of the grandstand seats out of that old ball park and putting it in your basement..

In other words I have alwasy wanted a Piano and it might as well be the Piano that my favorite band recorded my favorite song with.... Not a bad piece of my musical history.. Thing is it took 3 dudes (eric joe and i) to get it lodge in my door way for about a half hour.. when "MS. MAGICAL ONE" was saying to take off the door instead of just being dudes and pushing it though...
WELL MAGICAL ONE wins again... But now we have a piano and I still love her as much as I did before.. Hopefully she still feels the same about me and scuffy up our door, floor, and steps.. OH Boy... thanks hun!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Things that make my day...

1. Getting a free CHUG Mug.. so Ash and I were at a truck stop getting some water and Coffee and the guy behind to counter says.."When i saw you two I thought Beauty and the Beast" I was the beast.. but he gave me my Chug Mug for free.. Thats Aweseome..

2. Happy halloween.. We had all these little kids come to our door yesterday it was awesome natually we didnt have any candy so the kids got healthy SPRY GUM that Ashley gives to her clients that I get in trouble for taking.. cause they are for clients .. so ash went a bought some Candy.. The best costumes I saw were Super Mario and Danta Culpepper...

3.. Watch this video... it makes my day..

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I said it before and I'll say it again.....

The National Leauge is like the Minor leagues.. Congrats to the Red Sox for yet again proving my point...
So I give you my WADE BOGGS from the Lower East side of Manhatten. Who dosnt like Wade Boggs...

I LOVE KIDS more than PETS

Nothing like a 10 hour drive home to make you talk about the most random things..
Yesterday Ashley and I came up with the greatest kid names of all time and I love them... so we shook on it.. so If we have a boy or girl or adopt. we got some totally killer names!

Anyway check out our friend Dan's boy Hayden rocking out to the Poison Control Center... this makes me feel way better than being on the CMJ Charts

Sunday, October 28, 2007

To the Vikings

to the Vikings..

Its weird it does not matter what CIty you in, there is always a couple VIKINGS fans to watch the game with...
I used to go to this place called john Waynes in Indianapolis to watch games and there was always other vikings fans there.. And today there was a dude from Minnesota watching the Vikes with me...
But All vikings fans everywhere are in the same mood today! Fuck em!

Nether Nether land!

Well last night was wonderful Ash and i went to Wild Oats had a killer $$$$$alad Bar and then stocked up on snacks from the bulk section to sneek into the Movies.. We went to The Darjeeling Limited the new Wes Anderson movie..
Wes is kinda one of Ash and I's favorite for multiple reasons but one of our first dates was to one of his films and We both love all his other movies so it was great.. I love the film.. His movies always make me want to hang out with my family... His films are just touching and wonderfull..

So today Im bumming around until 1 pm when the Vikings game starts.. I have got SULLEYS sports bar in my view to watch the game... its close to where Ashley's class is and its a cool spot. Since the Stealers are in town to play the Bengals downtown CINICI is pretty crowded with folks.. I got lucky this morning I got to watch the Stealers hop on thier bus coming out of the NETHERLAND HOTEL.. so if your favorite football team is playing in CINCI thats probably where they are staying.. ITs incredible to see NFL football players up close they are fucking huge! Anyway... No autographs for me.. but it was fun hanging out there..
Tonight we head to one of the most beautiful little towns in the world Madison, IN to see Nancy, Ashley's mom...

I leave on an acoustic troubodor type tour on Saturday. for 2 weeks.. Looking forward to spending some time with Joe T. and my friends Casper and the Cookies..
Have a great sunday... go VIKES

Saturday, October 27, 2007

No Rest for the Dreary..

Well nothing like getting home from Nyc and hopping right back in the car and driving a whole day to CINCINATTI..
Ashley is getting some more training on Spinal Reflex stuff.. which is rad and she is already really great at it.. So we are here for the weekend.. She's got class from 9-6 fri-sun..
So its giving me some time to work from our bad ass new laptop thanks to Ryan Anderson for the fat deal on it..

I like Cincinatti always have.. PCC has played here a bunch and I have done 3 solos shows here to I bet I have played atleast 10 times here.. which is rad.. But I have never really explored the city much.. We are are right down town so I scoped out a great Indian Buffett for lunch yesterday then I have been coffee bar hopping.. I ended yesterday drinking bud light at a sports bar with Wireless. We are staying with Ashley's Half brothers fam and they are great.. Her half brother Chris has really gotten into movies.. And is always checking if they are in the All Movie Guides top 250 which I looked at with him and thought was a load of SHIT, I got no problem with Godfather being number 1 and and Godfather II being number 3 but the Wizard of OZ number Twenty something come the fuck on... and shit he couldnt believe I knew anything about the Critieron Collection.. Guess It appears I was born in a barn.. Anyway I told him about RUSHMORE and he had never heard of it.. and was kinda makeing a big deal about it and I said its probably in the top 250 and it was not.. BUMMER....Been lots of Fun though hanging with them...

Some crazy shit has been going down in Sibley my hometown I got an e-mail from Daneille W. that Joe Bradfield our high school teacher got arrested for having a loaded gun in his car on school property I had to call my mom to get the lo-down and she said that JOE is getting Wierd and I said thats why I loved him so much as a teacher.. I think he is a great dude and I hope that whole shit blows over...

Also congrats to my pops for retireing from refereering... My mom brought him some flowers in a ref sock yesterday.. My pops has been officiating some sort of sports for 40 years now... since he was a kid and I want to congradulate him...

Well other things I have learned while in CINI
1. the really old Flaming lips stuff sounds like Janes Addiction
2. There is a Pete Rose Museum here I want to find..
3. I saw a women pick her nose and eat it on highway.. Ashley didnt believe me we watch her and she did it again.. A thumb picker too, my favorite..
4. Ashley farted in the car this morning and it smelled like Indian Food.
5. Bums like Library bathrooms for showers
Have a great saturday!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

LIVE VIDEO of the PCC on KEXP @ CMJ.. from tv show NEW YORK NOISE

go here to get the footage.... Its fun trust me...


You Can See Ian our Lovely Record Label excutive, our dear friend Alli, and Shawn our booking agent rocking out with us... along with have of KEXP and some other nice folks!

happy b-day dev


Happy b-day to my little brother in crime.. Mr. devin Frank...
makes me proud everyday...

The Fall Classic!

Man so last night I was apart of a music panel for the Des Moines Music Coalition and I had a great time except I sat right next to the guy who books a huge casino and we disagreed on everything.. NO buddy PETER FRAMPTON does not need a booking agent.. Anyway much fun was had watching JC of house of bricks drink everyone under the table....

Ok so tonight is the start of the World Series.. I know you think Im a dick but Im going for the Red Sox... Why cause I love the stadiam, love the history, and frankly I love the American League.. Back in 91 when we got to go to the World Series still ranks as one of the greatest moments in my life looking up and saying to my dad we did it and seeing tears flow from his eyes,,, Then after the game my mom swinging her bra around on a turned over Minneapolis Bus... So good... totally what an 11 year old needs to see...
Well here is one of my favorite moments from that series go get em KENT!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

CMJ WEEK makes me very tired!

Well Joe T and I got home around 4:30 am.. just under 5 hours to the week! When we took off for CMJ.. It was such a crazy time, I will give you a brief recap!

1. Ames to NYC is not that long of a drive when surrounded by friends.
2. Shawn K. is an amazing dude, with great stories, a big heart, sings great Karoke and knows great Vegan Nyc Restaraunts.. Good guy to have on your team..
3. Alli A. is an amazing dudet who draws well, has a small apartment, is a good budger, knows her beer and a great friend to have.
4. the Nyc airport sucks to get around
5. Playing shows in NYC are always fun, hot, and sweaty
6. Playing in the Hit Factory was amazing
7. Being in Boston during a play off game was not the best idea
8. all Besties are good people with big hearts
9. I love Ladybug Transister
10. I love Fishboy
11. I love being home..
Thats all I got

Monday, October 15, 2007

NYC or Bust... most likely bust!

Well Joe t. and I hit the road this am at 9:30... Nothing like a 20 hour drive to catch up on whats been going on in somebodys life..
it shall be good!
we are picking up our pal Shawn who is also our booking agent in South Bend.. Dev and Don the true rock stars are flying out in their privet jets for CMJ..
I wish ashley was coming we had another great rainy sunday together and I know im going to miss her so.. If you in Ames call and bug her to hang out.
take care everyone..
lots of love
ps hope to see David Bowie or bump into the ghost of babe ruth while Im there.. gotta love NYC

Friday, October 12, 2007

Poison Control Center is KEXP's SONG OF the Day

Hey everyone.. I'm bit taken back from this news but today Oct. 12 we are KEXP's Song of the Day... For the song, "Make Love a Star" off A Collage of Impressions.. you can check it out here...


Ashley's Dad and step mom are here and they think I make good smoothies! BOO YEAH!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

What a Rush.. Not the Geddy Lee Kind

Man since Ashley has gotten home everything has been a total rush around.. we have been staying busy and stuff.. Lots happening.. My friends from High School Matt T (greatest drummer ever) and Amanda S. came and stayed with Ashley and I on Saturday and it was great fun, got some Great Plains Vegan Pizza and everything.. Good times for sure. I love my Sundays with Ash cause all we have to do is watch VIKING games unless I have to run sound.. and there was no Vikes on this week so we just got to hang out.. it was great..
Ashley calls me Buddy alot usually when Im driving and she says "Slowdown Buddy," or "brakes lights ahead Buddy" but on Sunday she was saying how much she liked Sundays to cause they were her, "SUNDAY BUDDY SUNDAY" which I thought was quite hillious!

I also got a mix cd from Sami for my b-day which I havent got a chance to listen to yet but I have to run sound tonight in Des Moines so thats going to give me a chance to do that!

We went to watch Hillary Clinton Speak last night and it was great seeing all her Peeps be frantic to make sure everything was statrickly how it was supposed to happen.. I looked a Secret Service guy right in the eyes and I enjoyed talking really loud and making up roomers like, "I HEARD SHE WAS AT La Fuente eating chips earlier" so all the people around me could hear.. IT was also great when My cell phone was blaring... Thanks to booking agent extrodinair Shawn for that one! Ashley dug Hill alittle more then I did ofcourse but It wasnt bad.. Im still for DENNIS K, then BILL R, then BARAK, Then KENT HRBEK for president! ANyway better get to work.. Hope your all well...
Oh on the last note my nephew COLE hit a grand Slam this weekend! Im so proud I have never hit a grand slam.. and thats pretty bad dang cool!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

what a week

Well so much has been going on this week.. SO BUSY... I havent had a chance to even post a blog.. well I will give the short list of it...
1. Ashley comes home tommorow... FINNALLY!!!
2. Happy b-day ms. williams!
3. Fun seeing the folks in minneapolis
4. Vikings bad
5. Arcade Fire amazing
6. Sleep amazing
7. Indian food amazing but hurts my butt
8. smoothies amazing and helps my butt
9. Getting to play KEXP at CMJ rad.. also moved up the charts to #91 this week thats up 40 spots
10. Did I mention Ash is finnnally coming home! YES!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

THIS IS F-ing Rad!

Scorsese to direct George Harrison film

09/27/2007 4:43 PM, AP

Martin Scorsese will direct a documentary film on the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison.

"Harrison's music and his search for spiritual meaning is a story that still resonates today and I'm looking forward to delving deeper," Scorsese said in an e-mailed press release Thursday.

"It would have given George great joy to know that Martin Scorsese has agreed to tell his story," Harrison's widow, Olivia, said.

Scorsese, who won his first Academy Award this year for directing "The Departed," has made other films focusing on music stars, including the 2005 documentary "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" and 1978's "The Last Waltz."

Harrison, born in Liverpool, England, and the youngest of the Beatles, died at 58 in Los Angeles on Nov. 29, 2001, after battling lung cancer and a brain tumor.

Miss my baby

Well yesterday kinda sucked...
work sucked but Im getting paid some this week! YIPPIE!
ashley being gone sucked...

But today is going alright went to the dentist for the first time in about 6 years I have lost part of a my fake tooth and a whole other tooth since then.. but the dentist say my teeth look great other than that..
Now they want to do 4,000 dollars worth of stuff... OUCH..

The one thing I miss most about Ashley not being around is the funny stuff I want to tell her.. or the ideas I had for a new SNL skit.. and I cant.. kinda sucks.. she so nice always laughs at my bad jokes...

Well Im only eating smoothies till she gets home! well and coffee and oj..
and I think I'm going to go to the Arcade fire show in Minneapolis.. I found a General Admission Ticket on Craigs list.. so after the vikings upset the pack I will go stand outside the areana and get a front row spot for the NEON BIBLE show... ITs my favorite album of the year!


Well I have always been a lyrics guy.. I like good lyrics.. I have always wanted our band to write good lyrics.. well finnally some what thinks we do....

Read what some very nice person said about us...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

OK so my dream came true...

So when I was in high school I had two musical dreams 1 was to play the CMJ music fest.. which this October I will play for the 3rd time.. and the 2nd was to chart on the CMJ Charts.... Those are the only 2 dreams I ever had in music!
Yesterday I found out that we charted #130 on the top 200 CMJ charts...

So now everything else that we do in music is just Iceing on the Cake.. Ashley asked me what my new music goals are going to be and I said I'm not making any but I am going to try out for the IOWA CUBS next year...
Just kidding..

Well Ashley headed to Cincinatti yesterday.. IT took her about 12 hours with all the construction, rain, U-turns and car accidents but she made it and I'm happy she is getting to hang out with some colleegs this week and see some of her fam! I have been sitting in the house with all the lights off! EATing to much hummus!

Monday, September 24, 2007

What an awesome Weekend!

Well our cd release show went awesome! We had a great time and you can read all about it here....

Read About the PCC cd release show from the Iowa State Daily

And then Kansas City with the fam was great.. we all got burnt to a crisp sitting in the 2nd to the top row of Areohead stadiam but it was great fun haning with everone, one last time before we are split across the world even further than anyone would think.. but heres a quick summary of everyone..
1. Dad pissed at the game
2. mom likes buying ashley stuff
3. Nathan ready to rock GERMANY.. good luck!
4. Becky always has Hummus for me and Im full
5. Tom made a Cocky Cheifs fan very scared for a second.. and hes stoneless
6. Ashley F. got a little sick but she's still a trooper!
7. Cole and Merrick.. Totally fun!
8. Ashley tape.. likes the heat on in the car...
LOVE EM all though!

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Poison Control Center "Magic Circle Symphony"

So this is probably what you will miss if you dont head to the Cd release show this weekend...
Heck in this version your about to watch .. Devin Franks Parents take on the lead vocals for a chorus! not to shabby!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Get em while there hot!

So I know a lot of you were at my glorious wedding and heck our amazing photographer Dan might have even caught you in a picture or two.. and i you would like to see them and or buy prints from him you can do that all right here.....

Pics from the Tape Fleming wedding

Like check this pretty one of Devin out!!! I bet Lynn and Bill would love this one above the mantle and take that long haired shaggy senior picture of Devin down!

Monday, September 17, 2007

7 days without Tofu makes one WEEK!

Man this is a crazy week..
things that are happening this week...
1. The PCC cd goes to college radio-- if we chart on CMJ my last dream in music will be fulfiled and I can probably quit!
2. Ash and I will head to Columbia, MO to see WILCO with Dev and Pam.. Im stoked this will be my 8th Wilco show.. 2nd out doors!
3. The PCC have their cd release show this saturday at the M-shop... Our first ever offical headlining show there I think.
4. I get to see my entire family in Kansas City on Sunday before my bro heads to Germany and Ash heads to Omaha we are all meeting in KC to watch the vikes and hang out.. Should be fun..
5. Ashley heads to Cincinatti for a massage conference.. this is cool, but Im not at home by myself much.. I guess I get to see what its like when Im on tour...

either way.. busy week but should be good! Just like this........

Thursday, September 13, 2007


So I ran sound the other night for the first time for a Grammy winner... Yeah it was Jesse Harris who wrote that song, "Don't Know Why" by Nora Jones.. I was going to buy my friend Ladd 2 shots if he started yelling that song name out but he didnt so I kept my money..
It was kinda sad there was only about 15 people there but damn it was fun watching an amazing songwriter play.. And he was totally nice and very complimentary of me! so he gained a fan!
here a clip of him and his band from Joe's Pub in New York City!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

TO good not to post!

Check out my cute niece and nephew and there Grandma Mary Gacke showing a horse at the fair.. Check the horse out.. he's got socks on! HA HA I love it! I hope they won!

I fogot!

Well I had a wonderful weekend with the band.. We practiced and hung out with Joe L. from the Juice.. Devin brought up some STAG Beer and our practice ended up being a little like a show at the Vaud with no set list as the night wore on we got a little bit tipsy and started going back a bit into our catalog.. It was fun hanging with the guys.. We havent all been together since tour and it was so great hanging with everyone..
Gave don his bad as birthday Bowling trophy and i think he dug it so I was happy!
The show in minneapolis was great.. Got to see lots of friends and we play pretty dang good. here is a photo that Dan from took.. go there to check out more!

So then I drove home with the boys getting back around 3;30 then about 5;30 woke up and me and ashley headed back up to the Vikings game which was totally worth it.. the game was the best I have been to in a long time so much fun..

We then got to go to the St. Paul police impound lot since my little sis was in a car accident on Sat.. SHe is ok, luckily but she got some pretty good bumps and bruises on her bod.. form the Airbag and stuff... Scary shit..

but anyway it was great hanging with ash, ash, and pops for a bit..

But the thing I forgot is this.. SO we have chores at our house and Ashleys is to look good and she does very well at that and she has never forgot to do it..
my chore is to take out the garbage every monday.. I totally forgot. and now we have a huge watermelon stinking up our can!
Oh well.
as Joe T. would say .. STUPID ASS

Friday, September 7, 2007


well its weird.. When they say there is going to be a new Remix of an old classic Bob Dylan song on the new Greatest Hits Columbia is releasing this year..
SO they got Hot Produceer Marc Ronson (amy winehouse rehab song) to remix one of my faves by Bobby.. And I thought come the fuck on.. But actually the song is really awsome.. Not as good as th 66 bootleg version with the Band backing him but I will take what I can get...

Also the video is a total ripp off of the Beatles Free as a Bird but hell great minds think alike!
check it out!


So many of you remember my interview with Eric Moffit of the bands Keepers of the Carpet and Wolves in the Attic.. Well today is his birthday.. so Im going to go buy him a big ass Russian Beer from Wheatsfield.
here is a video from Keepers of the Carpet.. check it!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Look at this follow through!

The Twins could use this guy!
Hope you got your cd COLE!