Too Drunk To Dream

…ain’t no drinking when the bottle’s dry…

Dr. Dog have lost their moose at Amoeba Records

from the band:


At our recent Amoeba in-store performance in Hollywood I had the misfortune of being separated from a beloved plastic Moose, or rather: it from me.

This Moose was given to me by a dear friend and is inscribed with the word “ALASKA” on one flank and “DR. DOG” on the inverse. For the past year, the Moose has ridden along on the handle of my stand at each and every show. Musicians, like humans, are a ritualistic bunch and I cherished its role in my daily routine.

Perhaps the Moose was simply knocked to the ground in the chaos of the post-performance stage-strike, perhaps, perhaps… but what if it were something more sinister? I shutter at the thought of foul play, but I cannot help being cynical at such a time as this.

I must digress, though: whatever the case may be, I would like nothing more than to have the Moose returned to his rightful place at the helm of my keyboard case. Anyone with any information is strongly encouraged to contact our manager Brian Winton at


Z. Ulrich Miller

Dr. Dog

August 26, 2008 Posted by | amoeba records, Dr. Dog, moose | Leave a comment

Okkervil River posts new vids of artists covering O.R.’s new songs

In preperation for the release of Okkervil River’s new album The Stand Ins, the band has been releasing a series of brand new videos of artists and friends covering the new songs off of the album, which is due on Sept 9th. Get it? STAND INS!

One of the selections here, “Lost Coastlines”, is quickly becoming one of my top track of “the Ocho”, right along with “Singer Songwriter”. Will sat down and recorded the track acoustically, with New Pornographer A.C. Newman taking the vocals of recently-Shearwatered Jonathan Meiburg. Following that, there’s David Vandervelde and his stab at the aforementioned “Singer Songwriter”, and “Starry Stairs” performed by aussie Jack Ladder. Enjoy.

Intro to the series – Will Sheff

A.C. Newman and Will Sheff perform “Lost Coastlines”

David Vandervelde performs “Singer-Songwriter”

Jack Ladder performs “Starry Stairs”

August 26, 2008 Posted by | a.c. newman, acoustic, americana, david vandervelde, indie, jack ladder, lost coastlines, new pornographers, okkervil river, singer songwriter, stand ins, starry stairs | Leave a comment

Ted Kennedy conquers the DNC

Senator Edward Kennedy, in only his second public appearance since having surgery to remove a brain tumor, spoke last night at the Democratic National Convention

August 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment