Radio Bean Residency – June 14, 21, & 28 from 12 Noon – 2PM

Hello Internet people. Milton here. You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t had many shows in the last few weeks… no really. Think about it, you haven’t seen me or my alternate identity invite you to a show through Facebook and thought, “I should really go; I haven’t seen him in a while” and then totally forget about it because you’re busy and the little one had a tough week at school and work has been totally hellish and maybe if you and your partner spend a quiet evening at home you could watch that HBO series all of your friends are talking about and maybe even be intimate after the kids go to bed, but that probably won’t happen because you’re just so damn tired that you’ll probably end up with a pizza, falling asleep to some stupid superhero movie because neither one of you could decide what to watch and even though that HBO show sounds good during the week, by the time you get around to it, do you really want to be intellectually and emotionally challenged when all you want to do is put your stupid feet up and watch two people in spandex destroy a city but you can’t even do that anymore because every superhero has to be “damaged” in some way so that the 40 year old boys who purchase movie tickets can justify dropping $20 to watch things go boom and maybe catch a little side-boob from the poorly written female character who’s probably really talented but can only hint at her depths so as not to frighten the masses into thinking she’s more than just an object for projecting their desires on because she wants to direct, dammit! and if this gig gets her closer to her dreams than she’ll swallow a little pride, lose 10 pounds, and contort her body into poses that always allow her breasts and butt to be visible in the same shot, because that’s what the people who control the money want, because they’ve done study after study of human behavior that tell them that and every time they review the results they’re hoping that this time artistry and novelty will win out over the lizard-brain instinct of seeing attractive people fall down naked, but humanity doesn’t change; the evolutionary instinct can’t be over-ridden because you got a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and think that if everyone just watched really watched The Seventh Seal that they would recognize all the crap they’ve been gorging on and devote themselves to art that explores what it means to exist and be a part of this world, but you can’t really complain because you like to watch Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends even though you know that’s a crap show, and sure, you can say that you’re just watching it because the kids put it on, but you could just as easily commandeer the TV to watch something else, but you’re kind of psyched that the kids are into this show because it reminds you of all the Saturdays when you were young and would wake up before anyone else and sneak downstairs in order to get a half hour (or maybe even a blissful whole hour) of uninterrupted TV time; just you and Spider-Man and Iceman and Firestar, a bowl of Cheerios, and your whole sweet life ahead of you…

So June 14, 21, and 28th I’m going to be playing a series of shows at the Radio Bean from Noon to 2PM. Two sets each show. Brunch will be served, because I’ve always thought my music could use some breakfast food. I’ll be playing a number of covers, some new songs, and some stuff that hasn’t made it into my live repertoire for some time. It would mean a lot to see you there. Spread the word.