7/2/12 - Day 65
I sure am taking awhile to do this huh? It’ll pick back up, I promise. I have alot going on right now and I’m doing this blog every chance I get. 1. Sara Harding The Last Time We Spoke: Sara is something of a little sister to me. We met many years ago, when her Dad would take her and her friends to see my old band, Perfuma. She would out about us via Armor For Sleep, who was her...
6/19/12 - Day 64
I dont forsee myself making posts every single day anymore, sorry to anyone who is bummed by that. I will make 2 or 3 a week, but a post every day is going to just burn me out again. In addition, I know many of the readers of this blog tend to read a few at a time, so this apology is aimed at the few of you who read it every day. Trust me on this though, this project was more work than I...
6/14/12 - Day 63 - Welcome Back Edition
Aaaaaaaaaand I’m back. I really needed to take a little breather from this project. I did not anticipate how difficult it would be to transcribe at least two calls every day and I found myself, well, not looking forward to the calls, which is the point of this whole thing. So a break was definitely in order. 1. Marie Rockett The Last Time We Spoke: Marie and I are cousins, we last...
I took about two weeks off from writing the blog to recharge my batteries. I have been making phonecalls however, and will be picking things back up next week. See ya then!
5/23/12 - Day 62
Today’s calls were both callbacks, which rules because I’ve been so busy with this contest to be in We Made This Movie, that I haven’t had a chance to make calls today. THE CALLS 1. Crystal Corte The Last Time We Spoke: YEARS! Seriously… Crystal and I were friends my freshman year of High School, and we lost touch shortly after. I couldn’t possibly tell you when we...
5/22/12 - Day 61
Thanks to anyone who voted for my band yesterday in this contest. We are now #1 on it, have two more days left to hold the spot. Please vote again! THE CALLS 1. Leslie Greco The Last Time We Spoke: Leslie is my aunt, and I think I last saw her/spoke to her on Easter. When I Called Today: I started off by telling Leslie about a movie I am in, called Cat Scratch Fever, which will be shown at...
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5/17/12 - Day 60
Some days I find it alot easier to write this blog, and conduct the calls than others. Today was cake, I dunno why though… It just seemed easier for some reason. THE CALLS 1. Julie Galorenzo The Last Time We Spoke: After about 10 years of not speaking, for no good reason, Julie and I finally got back in touch just three weeks ago. I swear it wasn’t on purpose knowing that she...
5/16/12 - Day 59
AAAAAND I’m back from being sick… Sort of. I was well enough to place a few calls today, but I am still very much under the weather. Time to go back to resting… THE CALLS 1. Mike Glita The Last Time We Spoke: I don’t remember… Mike plays in a band called Love Automatic, whom my band has played with a number of times. Im going to assume that the last time we spoke...
5/10/12 - Day 58
All three of today’s calls are people who returned my calls yesterday. THE CALLS 1. Nicole Geib The Last Time We Spoke: Nicole is a relatively new person in my life. I met her thru some friends and usually only see her at parties at things like that, but we exchanged numbers a few months ago so I could invite her to shows, because she wanted to see Those Mockingbirds play. We last...
5/9/12 - Day 57
Today was one of my favorite days doing this blog. For anyone looking for more information on the topic discussed in the first call, go here. 1. Mike Garrison Left Voicemail 2. Scott Garrison Left Voicemail 3. Alex Rosamilia Left Voicemail 4. Nicole Geib Left Voicemail 5. Gemma Number Disconnected 6. Angela Giacchetti The Last Time We Spoke: Angela is one of my best friends. We...
5/8/12- Day 56
Today marks the first calling of an ex-girlfriend. Sorry its not more dramatic! THE CALLS 1. Samantha Galligan The Last Time We Spoke: The day commonly referred to as “Easter Sunday” 2012. Sam and her boyfriend, Eric, visited my family because they were in NJ from Maine. They moved to Maine a little over a year ago, after growing up here. Eric and I played in Perfuma together...
5/7/12 - Day 55
I just got really into Freaks and Geeks. Just sayin’ 1. Mike Galfas The Last Time We Spoke: Approximately 4 months ago, we spoke for the first time in about a year. Just a quick catch up though. He moved to Chicago about a year ago, from CT. I know him via my bandmate, Tory. When I Called Today: Mike and I talked about working in the music industry and things like that, and then...
5/4/12 - Day 54
I missed yesterday due to having an early show to play, so I decided to do an uncharacteristic Friday post even though the Internet is a ghost town on Fridays. Enjoy! 1. Joel Forsaken Left Voicemail 2. Dylan NY Left Voicemail 3. Rob Freeman The Last Time We Spoke: On Rob’s wedding day last year. I wasn’t there, instead, Rob text me a picture message at around 11am, of a guitar I...
5/2/12 - Day 53
I just let loose today… I feel like I tore down a few of the last remaining reservations I’ve had on calls with people and just… went for it. Enjoy. THE CALLS 1. Kait Forjone The Last Time We Spoke: We have never spoken on the phone before! When I Called Today: Kait and I have only spoken via text, after “meeting” thru a mutual friend. So this is why when I called,...
5/1/12 - Day 52
Today I spoke with my former co-bosses at the Independent Music Awards. It was delightfully drama-free, which is more than most can say about their ex-employers. THE CALLS 1. Jude Folkman The Last Time We Spoke: Jude is my former employer, at the Independent Music Awards. We spoke a few months after I stopped working there (about a year and a half ago) but haven’t since. When I...
4/30/12 - Day 51
Brock Lesnar frightened the hell out of me last nite. THE CALLS 1. Rob Fitzgerald The Last Time We Spoke: I speak to Rob every day. He is the bass player in Those Mockingbirds, and honestly probably the best bass player I’ve ever played with. He has also become a big brother to me in the last year, by beating the wimp out of me, and at the same time, fueling the maddening levels of...
4/26/12 - Day 50!!!
First, I want to thank anyone who has downloaded my bands new song. We are really excited about how fast people have been snatching it up. If you havent, you can grab it HERE. Technology and how its molded the way people interact is definitely the theme today and OF COURSE while doing this phonecall project, my iPhone decided to stop working fully, and only allow me to make calls on speaker...
4/25/12 - Day 49
A trend that keeps bothering me is that I will call someone, they wont answer, but they will text me minutes later with “Hey whats going on?!” As if they have no problem talking to me but want to stay hidden behind the veil of their text messages. I reply to each one with “Call me back”. THE CALLS 1. David Fagin The Last Time We Spoke: Shortly before I left for SXSW,...
4/24/12 - Day 48
First off, Those Mockingbirds released a new song today. You are looking at the cover art for it above, and if you click it, it’ll download the song for you. Hope you like it. THE CALLS 1. Nick Wilson The Last Time We Spoke: When we ran into each other on a street corner in Austin TX, at SXSW. When I Called Today: I know Nick thru the Tiny Giant Artist Collective, via his now former...
4/23/12 - Day 47
I decided to stop doing “The Verdict” section on every entry. Some just don’t warrant any kind of “sum up”, which is what the verdict is anyway, and i always feel like im forcing myself to tack something onto the end of each entry with them. THE CALLS 1. Taylor Eldridge The Last Time We Spoke: I’m not really sure… Taylor kinda sorta lives next door to me…...
4/19/2012 - Day 46
Those Mockingbirds new track is debuting on WRAT tonite at 11:30 PM. Thats 95.9FM in NJ and you can just click the linked text if you arent in the stations range and click “Listen Live Now”. THE CALLS 1. Rob Drummer The Last Time We Spoke: Approx. 3+ years ago, I got Rob’s number thru a friend to ask him to try out for Perfuma. As you may have noticed by the endless list...
4/18/2012 - Day 45
I tried Googling “Charles Manson in a candy store” for today’s photo to accompany this entry, but it gave me nothing! I was kinda surprised. Anyway, the photo is a still of me from the movie ‘Cat Scratch Fever’, which youll find out a bit more about below. THE CALLS 1. Mike Drummer Left Voicemail 2. Phil Drummer Mailbox Full 3. Rob Drummer Left...
4/17/2012 - Day 44
Happy tax day everyone. Today’s entries are the complete polar opposite of each other. One features an artist who is following his heart and created a beautiful piece of work but cant figure out how to get anyone to check it out, while the other seemed to care far more about social media numbers than actually telling me anything meaningful about his. THE CALLS 1. Dorian Tocker The...
4/16/2012 - Day 43
This Tupac hologram is ridiculous. THE CALLS 1. Marissa Dockery The Last Time We Spoke: 2006. Quite awhile. Marissa was my voice coach when I was preparing to record the final Perfuma album. When I Called Today: Marissa answered and said “I was just looking at my phone wondering if it was really you calling, how are you!?” We did the usual chit chat thing for a few minutes,...
4/12/2012 - Day 42
Today’s entry has a really good story. Check it out! THE CALLS 1. Ross Dillon Left Voicemail 2. *Name Omitted The Last Time We Spoke: About 4 months ago. When I Called Today: This person and I had a fantastic conversation which caught us up on the last few months of both of our lives. We grew up together but didn’t become friends until the last few years. He’s been...
4/11/2012 - Day 41
…and back to the hospital I go… THE CALLS 1. Matt DiGug The Last Time We Spoke: Sunday, at Easter dinner at my grandmothers house… Matt is my cousin. When I Called Today: Matt was in the middle of studying for a Statistics test later on, so I didn’t want to keep him very long. I asked him about school, because I didn’t even know he was going at the moment, because Im...
4/10/2012 - Day 40
Ah Day 40… how are you doing? Well? glad to hear it… I’m doing alright too…sort of. THE CALLS 1. Walt DiCristina The Last Time We Spoke: I believe I last spoke to Walt at the Sun the Moon The Stars record release show last month. When I Called Today: Walt is out in California right now because he works for Apple, and apparently they wanted to send him out there to...
4/9/2012 - Day 39
Yea, I skipped the calls this weekend. My father is still in the hospital, and I got badly injured on saturday. I needed it. THE CALLS 1. Frank DeFranco The Last Time We Spoke: Frank and I spoke on the phone a few weeks ago about Tiny Giant matters. He and I are admins of the Tiny Giant Artist Collective group, and we often chat to discuss ways to make the group more beneficial for...
4/6/2012 - Day 38
My apologies for the brevity of todays posts, but my dad was rushed to the hospital today. I’ve been there most of the day, and my thoughts remain there. THE CALLS 1. Holly Den Bleyker The Last Time We Spoke: I saw Holly on Sunday, because she lives with a group of my friends, and it is the very same house that we watched Wrestlemania at. The last thing I said to her was “go to...
4/5/2012 - Day 37
One of today’s calls taught me something I have wondered about for years. Also, today is the anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain, and because he is who inspired me to play music, I wanted to put up one of my favorites, a photo of him with William Burroughs. Enjoy. THE CALLS 1. Frank DeFranco No answer - set up your voicemail Frank! 2. Jay Della Valle The Last Time We Spoke: Early...
3/31 - 4/4/2012 - Days 32 thru 36
My apologies for the delay on this, I was in the Poconos for two days and didn’t anticipate the fact that I wouldn’t have an Internet connection. Lets GO! THE CALLS 1. Marshall Davis Left Voicemail 2. Laura DeVincentis The Last Time We Spoke: Laura and I hung out for a quick drink at a restaurant about two months ago. I had reached out to her initially because I remembered that...
3/30/2012 - Day 31
GUYS! Wrestlemania is this weekend! Enjoy the calls and have a great weekend. THE CALLS 1. James Damion The Last Time We Spoke: I met James thru Tiny Giant Artist Collective this past year. He is a fantastic writer and runs the blog, United By Rocket Science. When we originally met, he wasn’t sure what to make of me it seemed, but after getting together a few times, at shows, and...
3/29/12 - Day 30
Today we are tracking demos for Those Mockingbirds, but I was still able to make my calls. As luck would have it, TWO band members were up on the call list. THE CALLS 1. Elizabeth Czyzewski Left Voicemail 2. Tory Daines The Last Time We Spoke: I play in a band called Those Mockingbirds with Tory, and live with her. I see her far more than any two people probably should. When I Called Today: A:...
3/28/12 - Day 29
I dont need to write something up here every day do i? THE CALLS 1. Jonathan Crane Left Voicemail 2. Matt Cryan Left Voicemail 3. Vanessa Whitcher The Last Time We Spoke: We never have! When I Called Today: Vanessa was hanging out with our mutual friend Brittany, and they were fixing Vanessa’s broken iPod, or at least trying to, as I never received confirmation that it was fixed. Anyway,...
3/27/2012 - Day 28
I’m typing up todays calls from a laundromat in Little Falls, NJ. I felt like I needed to come to a place with no internet to distract me from really focusing on what each of these unique calls were about because each one was a totally different dynamic from each other. That, and my clothes were absolutely filthy. THE CALLS 1. Nina Saporta The Last Time We Spoke: Nina and I used to...
3/24 - 3/26/2012 - Days 25, 26 & 27
I am fighting INTENSE tooth pain as I type this. I have nothing witty to say for the description. <3 u guys. Todays calls are all gems in their own way. THE CALLS 1. Amanda Cobell The Last Time We Spoke: Over a year ago, outside of Maxwell’s in Hoboken, Amanda passed me while I was smoking a cigarette outside and stopped to talk for a few minutes and introduce me to her...
3/23/12 - Day 24
That little girl sums up exactly how I feel right now… and on a Friday no less! Ugh. THE CALLS 1. James Cho Left Voicemail 2. Zac Clark The Last Time We Spoke: Other than interacting on the Tiny Giant forum, I last spoke to Zac in February, at a Tiny Giant showcase featuring Those Mockingbirds, Brick + Mortar, The Everymen and the Nico Blues. Zac and I mentioned that nite that we...
3/22/2012 - Day 23
I must tell you that I am completely shocked that I was able to pull myself away from Angry Birds Space for enough time to make these calls and write the blog. Back to space I go! Enjoy… THE CALLS 1. RJ Challice The Last Time We Spoke: At my Mom’s birthday party in February. When I Called Today: RJ answered the phone “Hello Reginald” to which I replied? “What?!...
3/21/2012 - Day 22
Got back into the swing of writing. I think today has a really great variety of topics and people in it. Have at it. THE CALLS 1. Joelle Caputa The Last Time We Spoke: Joelle and I have been partners in crime for about 7 or 8 years now. We met when her magazine Planet Verge, started covering my band at the time, Perfuma. We continued working together over the years in varying states of...
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3/20/2012 - Day 21
Today marks the first time that I made my calls, with no voicemails being left. Hooray! I dont have much else to say about it, please enjoy my candid discussions as always. Also, if ANYONE knows how to add the “ask a question” box to a tumblr blog, please email me at email@example.com THE CALLS 1. Jesse Cannon The Last Time We Spoke: Jesse and I haven’t spoken...
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SXSW EDITION! 3/14-3/19/2012 - Days 15-20
I am home from SXSW, and after a week of absolutely no internet connection, I can finally make a post again. I did make at least 2 calls a day, as per my own rules with this blog, but as luck would have it (referring to my having to transcribe them later) many were voicemails and todays post isn’t as overwhelmingly large as I feared it would be. Saturday, we left Austin, Texas at 8pm, and...
3/13/2012 - Day 14
I’m leaving for SXSW tonite, and will be making my calls as I go, however, my posting will rely on internet connectivity. So there is a chance that I will be making posts that cover numerous days at a time. Who knows? It’s a wild world we live in… THE CALLS 1. Amanda H. The Last Time We Spoke: I don’t really remember, but its been months. We’ve always been...