fertilizer 

Here's fertilizer. It's taken me a minute.
It's dedicated to the memory of Lori Frankian.

She's a jewel in your and my sky, Boston.
xo,
chris

for the curious... 

I am sharing with you today an 8-minute Highlights Reel of my Lizard Lounge show earlier this month. If you take the time, may it entertain you. Who know?! You may in fact get a kick outta my new routine which, I'm told, suggests "Scott Walker meets Rick Berlin meets Roberto Benigni." ?

Have a smashing weekend!
C

TOMORROW at the LIZARD (Thurs 5/2) 

Happy May Day, friends.

Here's a nudge'ms about my solo set tomorrow night at the Lizard Lounge. It's a fabulous chance to check out my latest rigamarole -- on the early side which is ideal if you're either homebody-ish or a galavanting club-bug. The evening's main attraction is Scott Damgaard Band who just released a new disc; ubiquitous 'polyrock' Dave Lieb opens the night. It'd be great to see you!

Thursday, May 2nd
Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge
$10 advance/$12 at the door/21+
7pm…

Read more

LIZARD LOUNGE 🎤 Thursday May 2 

Hey there! At the start of May, I'm playing a solo set opening for Scott Damgaard Band at The LIZARD LOUNGE, where it's always a right good time for audiences and players alike. Scott's band just celebrated their recent CD release there. As for me, I return to this eclectic hot spot where I've been on crooner nights, sitar/tabla sets and my band's wild avant-variety series Scara's Night Out. Promises to be a great night out!
Advance tix here

Thursday May 2nd
Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge
Chris

Read more

SHOVEL 

Hey, Happy New Year!
Here's Shovel.

A newly minted arrangement/recording of my seasonal-affective-disordered anti-ballad. With horns!  I worked it up as a option for inclusion in the recent Christmas Cavalcade. For various reasons, we decided on the other two, but I am fond of this take and thought it a shame not to share! This perennial just won't bow and refuses to be unhopeful.

Shovel on SoundCloud

And if you were curious how my inaugural onstage mischief went at Once Ballroom, I've posted videos of…

Read more

GOOD TIDINGS. A CAVALCADE THIS WEEK. 

Let your holly jolly out, gentle people. Let it out!

Wednesday, December 19th, I’m among luminary Chandler Travis’ roundup of local stars for “The 14th or 15th Annual Boston Christmas Cavalcade For the Homeless!”  
Once Ballroom 156 Highland Ave Somerville MA. Doors at 7pm. Show at 7:30pm. Tickets: $20. All proceeds to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

Consider a donation. Winter is coming. Folks could use our help.
And everyone deserves dignity. All year round.

I prepared tunes specially for this show…

Read more

Come Along on a Feisty Fiat 500 Tuscan Tour 

Mascara takes a holiday.

See some sights, meet some folks, share some smiles, join us on our romp!

We celebrated our 25th in Florence last September, and our peak experience is now this new traveltube – a scenic jaunt one feisty afternoon in a vintage Fiat CinqueCento buzzing through the Tuscan hills behind our fantastic guide Bill, owner of weliketuscany.it. Leave a like or a comment if this travelbloggery appeals.

Or better yet, subscribe! You’ll also find my porch-side, impromptu, a cappella version…

Read more

CellarDoor@20 on YouTube, EscovedoNYCshow too, Instagram 

Happy Easter/Passover/Blue Moon, sports fans.

Have I a goodie basket full of treats for you! Sorry for the delay in reaching out. Things have been flying by this year, eh?

In brief: I turned 50, switched to mac, been learning Chinese, and got to introduce my wife Deb to her hero SpongeBob SquarePants, or rather, voice actor Tom Kenny at this year’s Mardi Gras Ball [thanks, Shaun!].

MONEY SHOT…Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the completion of my debut album, I offer an expanded re-release of…

Read more

You are Different 

I offer up branny-new content as a cyber stocking stuffer. pa rum pum pum pum.

Thanks so much for staying tuned. Signore Non-Grata is just getting started. Pronto!

Different is so old its new again. Or, finally just, made.  It’s dedicated to you all for making the difference. YOU know you!

The new youtube from my corner-studio has a few words on that and explains how this re-make now fits with the “It Takes a Village” micro-opera.  

In closing:

Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world

Read more

Social