Well in the meantime…

Hey guys,

So the new Smoking Popes record will finally hit the streets on March 15 and I wrote and shredded some cello on it.  There’s a very long, funny and effed up story behind what transpired that evening in the studio and afterwards (basically it ends with me trying to punch Josh in the butt), but the bottom line is that I’ve heard a lot of the record and it rules.  You guys are going to love it.  Just visit: http://asianmanrecords.com/ for more details. I don’t know how long it’s been since the Popes came out with a record of brand new material, so I think it’s a big deal.  Big ups to them! xo jc

Yes we are working

We just finished our five songs; we have to polish up two more for the entire release… which will be in the form of a very limited DVD pressing.  The release show will be on a rooftop in Chicago, god willing.  We’ve finished 1.5 videos…one of which features five sad dogs…and of which two I would argue are rather famous.  The lead singer of the band Wire is a huge fan of one (because the dog belongs to a very famous music critic).

What else is new?  David got an awesome espresso maker for Christmas, and he’s all about making killer espressos these days.  Philip is busy making videos of his friend Hector…and the dogs.  I just made a second appearance on the public television show, “Check, Please!” as an All-Star.  Barack Obama couldn’t make it back, so I had to take his place.  I forgot I said something about unicorns, but apparently it made the episode.  I remember saying something about sneezing pandas, but not the unicorns.  Anyway, enjoy.  More soon. xo, jc