fjb, local currency: solo 1992-1998 (fayettenam)

the human hearts, civics (tight ship)

the human hearts on myspace

nothing painted blue, taste the flavor (shrimper)

info on older band and solo work; I have no idea who compiled the scarily complete discographies

free music, discography, etc. here

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Bree's latest adventure (edit: POSTPONED!)

POSTPONED in deference to Hurricane Irene. We will announce a new date (probably Sept. 18 or 25) as soon as we've made the necessary arrangements. In the meantime, keep safe and dry.


new site

After a good deal of dithering (10-15 years, in some sense) and self-taught coding, I've put up a little personal/promotional site, which I invite you to visit. I had to code it myself (though with recourse to a simple/free css template), because I can't figure out how to make Bandcamp or anything like that not make me look like a motivational speaker.

There are about 10 free songs up for download, a discography, and a bibliography w/ links to various writing. Some other bells and whistles may be added as I have time (mainly, I hope to digitize some rare/unreleased stuff, and put up a gallery of old show flyers). Thanks to Mark Givens for all sorts of advice; he is not to blame for any remaining half-assedness.

Shows and appearances will generally be announced at there, but, since I'm typing: The Human Hearts (me, Matt, and guest bassist Dmitry Ishenko) are playing at The Rock Shop in Park Slope on Fri., Aug. 19. We should be on at 10, preceded by Daniel Klag and followed by Hospitality, a fine Brooklyn pop band of whom you're quite certain to hear more soon.

That site is not intended to house extended discourse, so I expect I'll still use this space on occasion. If I haven't mentioned it here, I'm tweeting as @humanfranklin, as gamely as my doubts about our lemminglike need to jump on every possible platform for garnering even the slightest bit of attention as though we were Berkeleyan idealists with respect to our value as human beings will allow.

I'll be playing piano for Bree on various occasions in summer/fall; you can hear more about all that at her site.

This single will be out someday: