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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

blog report: 100 posts strong


can't believe it...7 years later, 100 posts, multiple EPs, LPs, mixtapes, instrumental albums, bands, shows, hiatuses and miscellaneous other things, here we are.

it's been a wild few months, from being in SWEETDICULOUS to being out of it to starting off Deaf By Misadventure and the new band which is unnamed as of now (but we're working on it) and the EPs finally getting started/close to finished. and I can think of no better way to wrap it all up with this week's upcoming performance at Playing for Change.

Last week was the realization of a dream, or at least a long-standing, sometimes forgotten about goal I'd held in my pocket. I remember how close it was to happening, on 2 different occasions. and the agonizing feel of it being snatched away.

well, now, it's different. for once, something is happening. something unexpected and awesome. something raw and impulsive.something that builds off 7 years of experience, and feeds off it.

it's a new band, and sooner or later, the lineup and bios will be posted.

sooner rather than later.

-mc larny,saying here's to 100 more blog posts!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Show Report #15: Of Injuries, Mishaps, and New Endeavors


I’m recouping from the events of last night. A lot to discuss from the show. So where do we start…?
Live on Location: 4.11.2012 at Framingham State

Since 2008, I’ve wanted to do a show on campus. We came close back in the Aces Down days…but that fell away and I was stuck.

In that time I found instrumental music, and started screwing around with DJ gigs, even doing a bunch of shows in Boston, that were extremely successful. Not big shows, but really positive experiences that gave me my confidence back and a new way to do things.

So as this event approaches, an idea is planted in my head. Tyler, the guitarist hits me with a concept: DJ and drums. I ponder it for a split-second and say yes.

So the sessions happen, but Tyler feels more confident on guitar than drums. We switch over to that…and something insane happens. I give Tyler a Project Nightmare song, and he runs with it.

Before The Show

"Celebrities at ringside tonight... editor for HORGAN!"

I arrive at the Ecumenical Center (it ain’t no church) and get ready to rock. I have my laptop, my keys and my groove, ready to do it.

And when I make the move to plug my laptop in…it happened. My knee buckles and twists, and I hit the floor, spewing foul words in a whisper. I have no idea what happened, but I start getting hot all over and can’t stand up for a minute, scared of something snapping and ending the night before it began.

I think it was all adrenaline because my knee hurt less for the entire time before we got on stage.

And then, the wait began.

The set kept on getting pushed back. It wasn’t until about 10:30, that it was time.

And even then it was a battle.

The Show


MC Larny – Synths/Piano

Photo credit: Tom O'Brien o/b/o Jones Rocktography

Tyler Guay* – Guitar

Meghan Earle* – Guest vocals/Guitar (Not in Love)

Photo credit: Tom O'Brien o/b/o Jones Rocktography

*denotes new live band members

So we take the stage, but there’s a problem. The sound with my laptop is too low. Even at max. My God.

Panic and frustration over-take me, seeing a great thing go down the tubes. Meanwhile, Meghan, being the consummate professional she is, she buys some time as her and Tyler do an impromptu cover of Only You by Portishead. Then she does another track which I can’t recall the name of, and buys time to fix the issues.

I apologize profusely and we begin with Not In Love, which thanks to some digging, we learn is not a Crystal Castles original..but a cover.

And here it is.

Yup, shocking. Anywho, we get that track done, then Meghan takes her leave, as Tyler and I prepare for the experience known as…DEAF BY MISADVENTURE.

The show starts with Zelda’s theme, then progresses into Madness Act I, from Project Nightmare III. The set concludes with Fatal Error, from Summer of Fate. We thank the crowd and exit.


1. Only You

2. Untitled

3. Not In Love

4. Zelda’s Deaf

5. Madness Act I

6. Fatal Error

Post-Show and Fun Facts

*first show on Framingham State that wasn’t a radio performance
*first show with Meghan and Tyler
*first show since June 2011
*first show under Deaf By Misadventure
*the 15th show overall

So I’m all flustered because of how rough the show was, but everyone’s trying to reassure me that it wasn’t that bad. Jury’s still out on the show…waiting to hear/see recorded footage but I am a bit anxious.
Now, it’s time to get ready for next week. And hope my knee doesn’t buckle under the pressure.

See you next week at Playing for Change.
-mc larny

PS…the other band I’m in…you’ll know more soon enough.

Monday, April 2, 2012

blog report: Evolve and Shed

Howdy kids,

What a wild week it's been. When I last left you, I was preparing to finish up some work with SWEETDICULOUS for a new track, was in one other project that seemed quite shaky, and didn't expect some other things as well.

One week later.

1. SWEETDICULOUS R.I.P.: Dan and I called it a day. I feel that to further divulge over the reasoning is unneeded and exploitative so in lieu of that, here's my own personal feelings on the matter.

I'm stunned. I felt blindsided by the news and I guess I didn't honestly try and comprehend all of this. While this stinks, I do admit, the 3 month run being in a band with my best friend was awesome. Pure chaos and fun. And a well-needed eye opener to making music without fear of humiliation, shame, taste, and other factors.

2. Hello, Deaf By Misadventure: Yes, it's pretty much official. The new side-project came into existence last week and it's pretty much a live extension of Project Nightmare with a lot of other things attached. More to come very soon.

3. And then there's...: Another project as well. This time, it's loud, rugged and a tad more unconventional. This will have something to do with...

4. APRIL SHOW ALERT: That's right, 2 shows in April, in 8 days of each other. So very excited.

-mc larny

Music I Made



GREEN = on-time
RED = delayed



Project Nightmare 36(5) - All Year


the uglyside of beautiful

the beautifulside of ugly

The Imperfect Dialogue

Merch Stand (Buy Something)