It’s the January 2009 Noizeletter!
Wow. You look remarkably similar to the way you looked last year. But that was so last year. In any event, here are this month’s Top Five Noizy Thingzâ€¦
1) Oh, The Places We’ll Go!
A mere nine years after the devastation that was the Y2K Glitch, it’s amazing how we’ve managed to rebuild. And Doctor Noize will be visiting more places and states than ever before in 2009. No, this is not part of a multi-state community service agreement stemming from my heretofore undisclosed nationwide jaywalking compulsion. Rather, it’s because Doctor Noize is growing, and more people in more places are making the somewhat conscious decision to make their lives a little more Noizy. One day, I may even be as big as Phineas. But I sure hope not. Check the Showz calendar in the coming months as details of more shows in more places are published. And contact early in the year if you’d like your hometown to be somewhere Doctor Noize performs this year!
2) The World’s Largest Children’s Museum!
There is much deliciousness on Doctor Noize’s 2009 plate, some of which cannot be revealed as yet. (Isn’t that mysterious?) One of the most exciting thingz is my new partnership with the world’s largest children’s museum, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. If you’ve never been there, go some time — it’s amazing. I’ll be playing a series of shows, seminars and book readings there in early March in the first visit of a partnership that will span many years and spawn more than simply showz. (I just won a bet by alliteratively using the verb spawn in the Noizeletter…)
3) Rocking The Rockies!
We had a great time rocking in the New Year with three shows at multiple venues in the Denver metro. This weekend I will be rocking Denver again with shows at two more venues. The first is an unplugged show and book reading at a Denver library. The second is a big family show as part of The Music Train Family Concert Series in Arvada at the Ã¼ber woober bo boober hip D Note — part nightclub, part art museum, part pizza parlor. Pretty much the only thing the D Note is not is a gas station, and I, for one, am glad about that. Oh wait — it’s also not a nuclear waste dumping facility. So I guess that’s two things it’s not. Still, it wears a lot of hats for one venue. Check it out.
4) I Hereby Vow To Love My Creative Children Equally This Year!
The book is starting to get more attention, like in this newspaper article. As a guy who’s spent his whole life in music production, performance and promotion, spreading the word on the book has not really received the attention it deserves from me. It has sort of been the forgotten child, like Tina Yothers on Family Ties and whatever Ray’s kids are named on Everybody Loves Raymond. The book has been the CD’s Tito to Michael Jackson, its Nicky to Paris Hilton, its Kieran to Macaulay Culkin, its Graem to Jack Bauer. (Those who didn’t know there was a Nicky Hilton should congratulate themselves.) I could go on… but I won’t. But you will see a greater dedication to the book this year, with many more library and bookstore appearances than I’ve made in the past.
5) Noizemakers Of The Month!
The Noizemakers Of The Month are these macho pops who braved the stage with me to perform a song on New Year’s Eve. Look at the focus by these four dads and Peter from the Children’s Museum of Denver. As Bottomus would say… They’re committed to the groove, baby. Many thanks to Noizemaker and phab Phineas photographer Rachel Drummond for sending photos of the show. Also kudos to the kids at Cowell Elementary School in the heart of the city of Denver, where I played this month’s Giving Back Showz — they are wonderful, musical, energized and energizing, and it was my distinct privilege to perform there. Thank you y gracias! Here’s a funny story about that show if you wanna read it.
Love yer buddy for life,
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