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Last fall, I wrote a few songs and performed them with my friend Abby, along with some of her songs, in a 45-minute set in Astoria, Queens. This was a big step for me: my first full show outside of my band. One of those songs was written just for Cool Mum, my first for her in our 13-year relationship. (Unfortunately, CM was home with the Cool Bros that night.)

Part of love is sacrifice. So, to show CM my love this Valentine’s Day, I’ll risk losing every reader of this blog by posting a video of me singing. This may work, or this may be Valentine’s Day Massacre, Part II. Either way, this goes out to the coolest girl in my life, Laura.

(Banter ends and actual music starts at 2:27.)

Have you seen the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee? Simple premise: Jerry Seinfeld, an American stand-up comedian who rose to prominence yadda yadda yadda, takes his comedian friends out for a drive in fancy cars to get coffee. Cameras roll while they talk about anything. (It’s a web series about nothing!)

As you’d expect, the dialogue, as edited, veers into Jerry and guest laughing about the absurdities of life. I love that Jerry has episodes with two of my favorite comedians, Brian Regan and Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson. While watching these successful artists cruising carefree in vintage autos, I couldn’t help but feel jealous – but not because of their money or fame. Because of the laughs.  Continue reading

Okay, we confess. We may not cut the Cool Bros hair as often as we should. I actually like when it gets long and unruly. It’s endearing, that while my sons have haircuts that others may deem unattractive, I think they’re cuter than ever.

Thanks to Cool Mum’s curls, our boys can get some serious wavy action when their locks grow out. Look at Cool Boy back in ’09, when he was Cool Newbie’s age.

Here’s another of him, on the hallowed grounds of Yale University.  Continue reading