Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Picture: Ringo (right) and new doggie roommate Scout (left)

FYI - I haven't fallen off the face of the earth yet, just too much going at the moment. I shall resume a regular posting schedule here soon...


Friday, January 13, 2006

I'm an uncle!

Jenn, Rayna, Randy

Congratulations to my brother Randy and his wife Jenn on their new baby, Rayna Jean Engelmayer!!!

Born: Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 8pm
Location: St. John's Hospital, St. Paul, MN, USA
Weight: 8 lbs 10.4 oz (3.92 kg)
Pictures: On Flickr... lots of cute photos!

What a little cutie-pie! I'm officially "uncle rock 'n' roll star" now...

If I don't get to another post, have a great weekend, and a happy Martin Luther King Jr. holiday!


Thursday, January 12, 2006


Two little secrets for you:

1) My "rock 'n' roll" niece was born today, ~ 8pm!
2) I've got a new roommate moving in this Saturday.

Details on these developments (in addition to lots of other stuff) to follow ASAP. I'll have some cute baby pictures and all the stats for you soon.

P.S. As I'll be heading to Chicago for this gig... Arctic Monkey's tickets for shows in LA, Chicago, Boston, and Seattle go on sale this Saturday. Check ticketmaster for more details.

P.P.S. Head over to the 'drunkard for some greetings from Minnesota. Highly recommended!

Monday, January 09, 2006


Jan & Nina

Hey, I just wanted to send a very special "Thank you!!!" to my friends Jan and Nina (Mr. & Mrs. BronxByNight) in Germany! I really appreciate your Christmas present/package very much... European chocolate, gummi-bears, and souvenirs from Vienna... You guys know me too well!

I shall see you in September for the wedding!

Unfortunately most of the chocolate is gone already...

Posting Note: We shall return to your regularly scheduled "music programming" later today...

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Wolf Parade live on Craig Ferguson 1/4/06

Wolf Parade

Wolf Parade was brilliant on Craig Ferguson show last night! Thanks to PrefixBlog you can stream their performance of "This Heart's on Fire" here.

Also, a couple other good live performances on TV recently:

We Are Scientists on David Letterman

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah on Conan O'Brien


Tuesday, January 03, 2006

2006 and still here

Hope everybody is having a great 2006 so far!

I'm so behind in my blogging it's not even funny... Haven't gotten around to posting any of my Christmas pictures, any of my 2005 lists, no holiday newsletter, no 2006 resolutions, and so on. Ahhhhhhhh, too much stuff going on! I think I'm ready for a vacation; the 2 Monday holidays just didn't cut it...

Three main things today:

1) Watch the Craig Ferguson show tonight. Wolf Parade is performing!

Update: Craig Ferguson ran out of time and Wolf Parade didn't perform (at least that's the story). They'll be on Wednesday, 1/4/06, instead.

2) If you have not done so, pick up the new Strokes album First Impressions of Earth.

3) Since this is my first post of the new year... Here's the tune that inspired the name of my blog:

mp3: Oasis - Rock 'n' Roll Star (live @ The Metro, Chicago,1994)

That is all.