i wanted to say hi to you and daoud at the fredericksburg show tonight but i was ridiculously nervous for no reason. please tell me how to approach you for future reference if you are ever playing around here again. btw you were really really amazing i am so happy that i got to see you after listening to you for so long thank you for exposing me to so many things i had no idea existed !!!!!!!!! you are incredible i hope i do get the chance to like formally meet you
Anonymous

hey thanks!  and thanks for coming to the show.  obviously i’d hope no one would feel nervous approaching me at a show.  i love meeting people and you should totally talk to me next time.  but social anxiety is real so here are a few suggestions.

1. make a paper airplane and throw it at me.  note inside, optional.

2. stand in proximity with a big basket of french fries and say something like “i can’t eat all these french fries, does anyone want one?”

3. wear some kind of taylor swift themed clothing and i will probably start a conversation.

4. bring a dog.  (only if it’s a safe atmosphere for the dog, obvs.)

5. mistake me for someone else you know.

as for how to approach daoud, it seems like the proper pronunciation of his name is a popular conversation starter.  or maybe ask him about the butthole surfers reference in his hit song “spaceship?”

fredericksburgallages:

Unfortunately Dibson T Hoffweiler had to drop from this weekend’s FAA show, but we are lucky enough to have Spoonboy joining the bill! The show is Saturday @ Eyeclopes Studios (620 Charlotte st), 7pm, $5
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The Anatomy of Frank
Art Sorority for Girls
Spoonboy
A Sad Rainy Day

hey!  i’m popping down to play at fredericksburg all ages last minute with my buddy daoud a.k.a. art sorority for girls.  if you live there, come hang out!

heya here’s the link to download the podcast of my guest dj set/ live performance on dissonance radio last night.  we talked about songwriting as therapy, focusing on the negative, ben weasel, punk identity, the orioles.  you know, the usual stuff.

playlist:

Nice Try - I Don’t Care
Martha - Clatty Harriet
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Woke Up Near Chelsea
RVIVR - The Sound
Bellows - Blue Breath, Rosy Death
Somnia - Double Life
Sia - Hostage
LVL UP - Soft Power
Aphid Ant Constructions - Amherst, MA
Mirah - The Garden
Spoonboy [live] - Dr. Irving Kirsch / The Dispossessed / Sexy Dreams
The Goodbye Party - 5am Moonlight
Colour Me Wednesday - Half a Life
Laughing Man - Brilliant Colors
Hot Tears - Follow You
Art Sorority for Girls - Die Hard
Spoonboy [live] - Stab Yer Dad / Sweet Talking Child
Shellshag - Magnet

hey DC! i’ll be playing some songs live and DJing tonight on dissonance radio on radio CPR! tune from 9-11pm on 97.5 FM to check it out. if you’re not in DC the show will be available for download tomorrow morning. ok!

marthadiy:

nprmusic:

When it comes to D.I.Y., living in a small town, it’s kind of ingrained. You’re forced to do things yourself, because otherwise they won’t happen.
— Daniel Ellis of marthadiy, the world’s best straight-edge, vegan, anarchist pop-punk band

We were recently interviewed (and turned into GIFs) by NPR Music. It’s probs our most in-depth interview to date. Also: check out the accompanied playlist for some absolute party bangers.

marthadiy:

nprmusic:

When it comes to D.I.Y., living in a small town, it’s kind of ingrained. You’re forced to do things yourself, because otherwise they won’t happen.

— Daniel Ellis of marthadiythe world’s best straight-edge, vegan, anarchist pop-punk band

We were recently interviewed (and turned into GIFs) by NPR Music. It’s probs our most in-depth interview to date. Also: check out the accompanied playlist for some absolute party bangers.

dear college students,

iloveyouthisisarobbery:

it’s that time of year.  that college-y time of year.  so i thought i’d put it out there that i like playing at colleges!  if your school has a performance or radio budget to bring musicians to campus and you’d like to have me come play a show, get in touch at spoobnob@gmail.com!  ok!

<3 spoonboy

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these bad babies are now available in blue and white vinyl! on sale now from lauren records!

martha - present, tense