The Weasels, The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (Mustella Furioso, 2018) The Man Who Saw Tomorrow is the seventh studio long player from The Weasels of Albany, New York, who have been offering exquisitely crafted uneasy listening to discerning audiences since the early 1990s. Anchored as always around the songwriting partnership of Dr Fun (who also provides … Continue reading The Weasels: Smart Music for Stupid Times
In 1995, I started working as a music critic for Albany, New York’s alternative newsweekly, Metroland. I would stop by the office once a week a pick up a pile of records (some still vinyl, some cassettes and some CDs at that point), a few of which would have elaborate press kits accompanying them, but … Continue reading “AARP Go The Weasels”
So there are band interviews. And then there are band interviews. And the surreal-rockin’ Weasels are a close-knit bunch who have spent so much time together, over the years, that injecting an outsider into their midst is almost guaranteed to produce one of the latter. “We started working together in the late ’80s . . … Continue reading Interview with The Weasels (1998)
I was deeply saddened to learn this week of the death of a long-time Albany-era friend, Chris Graf. We were about the same age, making his passing seem all the more too shocking and too soon than it might have otherwise. Chris was a founder and long-time core member of The Weasels, one of my … Continue reading Take It From the Top: Chris Graf (1966-2022)
(Warning: There is blogging about blogging text ahead, one of the most dire and cliched and tedious tropes across the entire Internet, easily, hands down. Proceed at your own risk). As I noted in my 2021 and 2020 Year in Review articles, I’ve been quite profligate here at Ye Olde Blogge over the past 24 … Continue reading Whither?
I am sitting here at my desk this morning in that sweet and sticky spot between various and sundry Thanksgiving and Christmas over-indulgences, while feeling a bit woozy from my COVID vaccine booster shot, received yesterday. (Get yours now! Protect the herd!) Given that weird and wobbly head-space here, it seems to be an apt … Continue reading Best Albums of 2021
In the summer of 1993, Marcia, Katelin (then two years old) and I moved to Latham, New York from Idaho Falls, Idaho, following my work transfer to assume a new position in Schenectady. We chose what turned out to be a wonderful rental townhouse (with the best next-door neighbors ever), thinking we’d be there for … Continue reading Ten Years After the 518
I’ve written before about my tendency to resist changes in music-playing technology, holding tight to my albums and cassettes deep into the CD era, clinging to my CDs long after music moved onto our computers, and still raging against the dying of the song files era by refusing to have any streaming music accounts. I’m … Continue reading House Music