A few quick things before I get into it:
JoCoVert2- There is a new poster for The Jonathan Coulton Sing-Along (NOT featuring Jonathan Coulton). Click it. Print it. Hand it to people and post it up places.

- RSVP to that on Facebook and invite your friends. Also, I’m temporarily claiming the hashtag #JoCoSho, so use it to promote and tell friends.

- I’ve heard some of the mixes from my new album and they are good. So good.

- The storytelling event at The Saint has been shifted to March 11 and I’ve been put in charge of it. Check the details; I’m doing something really cool.

- I’ve got a few more balls up in the air that I’m excited to share with you but can’t just yet. So be patient.

Oh. Well, I guess that was everything I wanted to get into. Done and done.

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Last Sunday’s “Locals Covering Locals” show went well. Big thanks to Gary Wien for hosting, Michael Brett for running sound and organizing, and Alex Biese and Bobby Strange, whose songs I covered.

I’ll be the featured storyteller at The Saint‘s monthly storytelling series on Tuesday, February 11, so come on out to tell a story or just sit and listen. The show is free and there will be soup.

Also, I’m about to start promoting hard for The Jonathan Coulton Sing-Along (NOT featuring Jonathan Coulton), so if you’d still like to get on the bill for that, let me know.

There may be video coming soon, but for now, here are some photos from last weekend, taken by Steve Stanger and Bob Yellen:
Steve Stanger Bob Yellen

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I’ve been playing a little bit more and a little bit more. I did about 10 songs the other night at Stay Gold (which has become my new favorite place in Belmar, aside from my house), and there are now TWO upcoming shows over there in the sidebar –>>>>

They’re both in Belmar and they’re both cover shows, but very unique in that the first is locals covering locals, so I’ll be playing songs my friends wrote, and the second is “The Jonathan Coulton Sing-Along (NOT featuring Jonathan Coulton)” where everyone will exclusively play songs written or popularized by Jonathan Coulton.

You can actually sign up to play both shows if you hit the Shows link to your right and follow the sign-up link there. Michael Brett and Gary Wien are running Locals Covering Locals on Jan 26 and I’m running the JoCoSho on March 1.

Pretty sure both shows are free, but I know the JoCoSho will get packed quickly, so come early, be ready to sing along, and wear your a JoCo t-shirt if you have one; we’re gonna be that nerdy.

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I’m about 8 and a half months pregnant with my new album, so I’ve been getting back out on the scene to play a little more music. I was at The Saint in Asbury Park last night and I’ve been hitting a few open mics when I’m available.

But if you’d like to see me play a full set this Saturday afternoon, I’ll be at Claddagh Irish Pub for a family-friendly Toy Drive to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Check out the details in the sidebar to your right, or by clicking here.

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I could offer a long list of famous Christmas songs written by Jews (Silver Bells, White Christmas, Let it Snow…), but the internet exists, so just read this link.

Point is, I’ve got a 4-song Christmas EP written in my head, but for now, you’ll have to make due with this one demo. It’s about taking the best parts of Christmas and striving to keep them around all year long. So, enjoy. And also give me 99 cents. ‘Tis the season.

Why’s it Have to be Christmas Time
(To Wish for Peace on Earth)
2:29

Check out more songs here, here, and here.

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Check out my new song.

I was listening to Josh Ritter on an episode of Wits (one of my favorite podcasts) and I got an idea for a song. The song sounds nothing like what he was playing and it’s not even remotely about the same thing, so I’m not sure what one had to do with the other, but that’s what happened.

I know what the song is about (and I’m kind of proud of how I hid it in plain sight), but feel free to comment with what you think it’s about and let’s see how right you are.

Climb So High

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Haven’t posted on the olde site since the music page got deleted from the MySQL database along with almost all of the song pages. Every time I looked at the site it just broke my heart after all I put into them. But I have a new album on it’s way so I’m cleaning up the place and getting back into the groove.

The music page once again has songs to listen to and purchase. Just the albums for now (I know many of you loved the demos, but they’ll be a while longer). And no individual song pages for now either (what with their videos, lyrics sheets, chords, and personnel credits).

For now, here is a demo of a new song that will be on the album and some photos from Kentucky of recording with the incomparable Peter Searcy:

The Things I’ve Done

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I know how to play a ton of Jonathan Coulton songs. But there are only so many I can work into my set at a regular show. So to have an excuse to play them, I’m organizing “The Jonathan Coulton Sing-Along (NOT featuring Jonathan Coulton)” on March 1, 6pm-10pm, at Belmar’s Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge.

To ensure we don’t show up with the same songs, comment your song list below.

Here are the rules:

1. Must be able to play at least 3 JoCo songs (written or covered by JoCo)
2. DO NOT pick a song someone else has reserved
3. Must know how to play the songs all the way through, well enough to get up on stage with them (no I-kind-of-know-the-chorus-and-some-of-the-verse nonsense)
4. No bands (sorry, solo or acoustic duo only)
5. If someone else picked a song that you need to get to 3, and they have more than that, let me know and maybe we can work something out (no promises though)

I’ll be playing:
Future Soon
Re Your Brains
First of May
Tom Cruise Crazy
Nemeses (with Alex Biese)
Chiron Beta Prime
Tonight You Belong to Me (with Laura Braswell)

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Still havent had time to put the website back together again. Still dont know how everything got deleted. But I found something cool thats worth sharing:

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agen sbobet Super-fan, Alex Vlahov, is here beside superhuman, write my essay for me Henry Rollins, repping his fabulous EG Tee, which happens to have been designed by the awesome Krys Vee.

I love getting pics like this, so get your own EG Tee, stand next to someone awesome (or just snap pictures at a bar), and send them in for posting. Thats right: YOU could be featured here on EricGinsberg.com!

Thanks Alex!

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Too much has transpired since my last post to try to catch you up in a post. Here are the highlights:

I’ve moved. I’m not with Frankensound anymore (but still recommend you rehearse/record there some time). I’m working on a new recording project which is shorter than a full-length but might be longer than a standard EP. My website took a poop and most of the music pages got deleted somehow..the most important part of my website! Damn you, WordPress!

Long story short, I’ll work on rebuilding all of the music/song pages in the next few weeks and, in the meantime, check out Xenia’s cover of my song, Oregon:


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