basic.....,
i am erik paluszak.
i make art that you can hear with your eyes, see with your ears and touch with your brain.

i'm not really using tumblr anymore. for most up to date info check out: velvetcrayon.com

contact.....,
crayon / erik paluszak
booking / maryn marston
question / ask the crayon
submit / show the crayon
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© 2013 velvet crayon

shows.

upcoming shows:

Saturday, April 20, 2013: 9pm @ Jr’s Bar (22nd & Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA) - with Colleen Green and more.. (still sorting out this show but when i have more info you will have more info)

May 2013: “Limited Edition” Tour (MORE INFO COMING SOON!)

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to contact velvet crayon about booking, please email:
maryn marston (marynmarston.velvetcrayon@gmail.com)
OR
erik paluszak (velvetcrayon@gmail.com)

or leave us a voicemail by calling:
+1-678-V-CRAYON




past shows:

songs after a slash / and in parenthesis ( ) are lyric, sometimes instrumental, tags played within a song. brackets [ ] indicate who the cover was originally written by. also, this list is no where near entirely accurate.



2013.

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1.24.13 - jr’s bar: philadelphia, pa
was on the bill with: hayley jane & plutonian.
[set] - word(s).; nursery rhyme blues; i’m pretty sure she uses jelly (but i’ll ask her the next time we have toast); i wanna dance with a hipster girl; new york city (gimme back my girl); monsters (under the bed); adventure time theme song [pendleton ward] {+1}; mountain choir [palace music] {+1}; (there is no god [bonnie ‘prince’ billy]) / vodka pickles (la la la)
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*first documented time “adventure time theme song” & “there is no god”-(tag) were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
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1.12.13 - lava space: philadelphia, pa
was on the bill with: plutonian, hippie cult & gregg dupp.

[set] - monsters (under the bed); new york city (gimme back my girl); (where’s william [heatsleeve]) / clean [heatsleeve]; nursery rhyme blues; vodka pickles (la la la); i wanna dance with a hipster girl
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*first documented time “monsters (under the bed)” was played live in front of anyone.



2012.

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8.10.12 - the tiberino museum: philadelphia, pa
was in a sketch during “squidling bros presents: carnivolution”.
[sketch] - not at star command {+1}
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*first documented time “not at star command” was played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} “not at star command” was a banjolele song played as part of a sketch during the sideshow. it is based off of the roger miller song, “not in nottingham”.
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7.13.12 - the tiberino museum: philadelphia, pa
was the opening band for the “squidling bros presents: carnivolution”.
[set] - attack of the semen stealing witches; southwest philly; word(s).; nursery rhyme blues; safety scissors; monsters (roar!); i’m pretty sure she uses jelly (but i’ll ask her the next time we have toast); vodka pickles (la la la); i wanna dance with a hipster girl
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[sketch] - don bowie {+1}
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*first documented time “attack of the semen stealing witches”, “southwest philly” & “don bowie” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} “don bowie” was an ukulele song played as part of a sketch later during the sideshow.
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5.19.12 - jr’s bar: philadelphia, pa
was on the bill with: black water & young summers.
[set] - another song about how i wanna dance with you; rabbit-duck tattoo; monsters (roar!); nursery rhyme blues; safety scissors; vodka pickles (la la la); i’m pretty sure she uses jelly (but i’ll ask her the next time we have toast); brains; if i only had a brain [harold arlen & e.y. harburg]; i wanna dance with a hipster girl
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*first documented time “i’m pretty sure she uses jelly (but i’ll ask her the next time we have toast)” & “if i only had a brain” were played live in front of anyone.
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5.17.12 - m room: philadelphia, pa
was on the bill with: quentel the cryptid & kahn jaige.
[set] - word(s); vodka pickles (la la la); shoegazer; nursery rhyme blues; monsters (roar!); safety scissors; new york city (gimme back my girl); i wanna dance with a hipster girl; yearly dose of home; clean [heatsleeve]
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*first documented time “clean” was played live in front of anyone.
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3.24.12 - jr’s bar: philadelphia, pa
was on the bill with: matthew of the pines, the penniless loafers & slutever.

[set] - vodka pickles (la la la); alone (potatoes); nursery rhyme blues; monsters (roar!); new york city (gimme back my girl); safety scissors; new fangled morphine {+1}; john cusack [mittens in the media]; i wanna dance with a hipster girl
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*first documented time “new fangled morphine” & “john cusack” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} “new fangled morphine” was adapted from the jolie holland song called “old fashioned morphine”.



2011.

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9.24.11 - jr’s bar: philadelphia, pa
was on the bill with: ba babes, cavale & harsh vibes.

[set] - ode to cesar ‘the murderbear’ rodrigues (the koala song); vodka pickles (la la la); monsters (roar!); nursery rhyme blues; smothered [heatsleeve]; that’s the way girls are; brains; safety scissors; i wanna dance with a hipster girl; crayon’s blues
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*first documented time “ode to cesar ‘the murderbear’ rodrigues (the koala song)”, “vodka pickles (la la la)”, “smothered” & “crayon’s blues” were played live in front of anyone.



2010.

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12.14.10 - north star bar: philadelphia pa
was on the bill with: hemming and hawing, vintage kicks & attia taylor.
[set] - super pickles (la la la); safety scissors; monsters (roar!); nursery rhyme blues; i wanna dance with a hipster girl; child on an airplane [heatsleeve] {+1}; eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; another song about how i wanna dance with you
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*first documented time “child on an airplane” was played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song was played on the mandolele*.
(*mandolele is a cross between an electric guitar, mandolin & ukulele.)
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11.10.10 - jr’s bar: philadelphia, pa
was on the bill with: galaxies & screaming rattler.

[set] - monsters (roar!); hole to china [heatsleeve]; safety scissors; brains; fishtown eyes; new york city (gimme back my girl); super pickles (la la la); nursery rhyme blues; i wanna dance with a hipster girl; that’s the way girls are; rabbit-duck tattoo; another song about how i wanna dance with you
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*first documented time “fishtown eyes”, “super pickles (la la la)”, “that’s the way girls are”, “rabbit-duck tattoo” & “another song about how i wanna dance with you” were played live in front of anyone.



2009.

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10.03.09 - fall block shock ‘09: philadelphia, pa
was on the bill with: jeremy lawrence band, swift technique, deadly technologies, born pilot, the spooks, someothers, dragzord, pjcool7, sweet teeth, destroy, gnarwale, bhb, oro sex, cool hand luke, matt pat, hurrah & flufftronix.
[set] - monsters (roar!); nursery rhyme blues; safety scissors; pickles (la la, la la); aimless humming; brains
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*first documented time “monsters (roar!)” was played live in front of anyone.
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8.08.09 - tritone: philadelphia, pa
was on the bill with: the get arounds, fffever & raccoon fighter.
[set] - just a rental {+1}; nursery rhyme blues; safety scissors; i wanna dance with a hipster girl; new york city (gimme back my girl); death to everyone [bonnie ‘prince’ billy]; pickles (la la, la la); alone (potatoes); aimless humming; shoegazer; brains; monsters
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*first documented time “death to everyone” & “aimless humming” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song was aborted due to power loss.
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7.17.09 - murphy’s beef & ale: levittown, pa
was on the bill with: combat crisis, mooseknuckle (swashbuckle), dead in the face & upon creation.
[set] - nursery rhyme blues; monsters; pickles (la la, la la); brains; new york city (gimme back my girl); safety scissors; legos (a song about) {+1}; shoegazer
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*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
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6.13.09 - the all call inn: ewing, nj
was on the bill with: the baker family, psychedelphia & stellium.
[set] - just a rental; nursery rhyme blues; safety scissors; monsters; pickles (la la, la la); thrift shop girl (new virgin); legos (a song about) {+1}; eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; sleep it all off / (come back to bed) {+1}; aimless humming (uke version) {+1}; moving out blues; ted ernst’s revenge
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*first documented time “aimless humming (uke version)” was played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
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5.30.09 - the all call inn: ewing, nj
was on the bill with: napolean, da rezarekt, the inscrypshun & weatherproof.
[set] - brains; just a rental; pickles (la la, la la); nursery rhyme blues; everlyn’s last reprise; eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; legos (a song about) {+1}; safety scissors; monsters
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*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
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4.17.09 - the all call inn: ewing, nj
was on the bill with: tripple shot.
[set] - monsters; pickles (la la, la la); safety scissors; alone (potatoes); word(s).; new york city (gimme back my girl); just a rental; brains; nursery rhyme blues; i wanna dance with a hipster girl; let’s shake hands [the white stripes]; hole to china [heatsleeve]; shoegazer; eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; legos (a song about) {+1}; mountain choir [palace music] {+1}; travelers [the brittle bones] {+1}
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*first documented time “just a rental”, “brains” & “legos (a song about)” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.



2008.

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11.26.08 - the bridgetown pub: mt. holly, nj
this was a heatsleeve reunion show, velvet crayon joined heatsleeve for their 2nd set [‘vote nein, brittle crayon bones’ *.]
[set] - love -> building on fire [talking heads]; counting the hours [heatsleeve]; plaster of paris [heatsleeve]; pickles (la la, la la) [velvet crayon]; beat up vans [heatsleeve]; swimteam [heatsleeve]; rusty blade [heatsleeve]; bastards [heatsleeve]; motor away [guided by voices]; hole to china [heatsleeve]; horses [palace music]
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*’vote nein, brittle crayon sleeve’ was: erik paluszak (guitar/keys & vocals/ukulele), mike steffen (vocals/guitar & drums), adam x. storm (bass) & rick rumplik (drums & vocals/guitar). [playing mainly heatsleeve songs this is sort of considered a heatsleeve (w/ velvet crayon) set.]
*this was the first documented time ‘vote nein, brittle crayon sleeve’ performed any of these songs live in front of anyone.
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11.01.08 - hamilton lanes: hamilton, nj
was on the bill with: weatherPROOF.
[set] - i still miss someone [johnny cash]; new york city (gimme back my girl); pickles (la la, la la); let’s shake hands [the white stripes]; lucky the puppy; everlyn’s last reprise; word(s).; nursery rhyme blues; monsters; i wanna dance with a hipster girl; alone (potatoes); safety scissors; good morning fetus; shoegazer; the mountain choir [palace music] {+1}; love -> building on fire [talking heads] {+1}
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*first documented time “good morning fetus” was played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
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10.04.08 - hamilton lanes: hamilton, nj
was on the bill with: (don’t remember who else played this night).
[set] - safety scissors; pickles (la la, la la); new york city (gimme back my girl); i still miss someone [johnny cash]; kaiserschnit; word(s).; nursery rhyme blues; monsters; ode to stacy’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]); i wanna dance with a hipster girl; alone (potatoes); everlyn’s last reprise; let’s shake hands [the white stripes]; the mountain choir [palace music] {+1}; love -> building on fire [talking heads] {+1}; shoegazer / (jesus is a prick)
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*first documented time “pickles (la la, la la)”, “i still miss someone”, “kaiserschnit”, “the mountain choir” & “jesus is a prick”-(tag) were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
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7.19.08 - the bridgetown pub: mt. holly, nj
was on the bill with: kaiserslautern nein.
[set] - word(s).; nursery rhyme blues; monsters; shoegazer; hole to china [heatsleeve]; i wanna dance with a hipster girl; rubbish; lucky the puppy; ode to stacy’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]); squeezebox [the who]; everlyn’s last reprise; alone (potatoes); after hours [velvet underground] {+1}; love -> building on fire [talking heads] {+1}; yoshimi battles the pink robots pt. 1 [the flaming lips] {+1}; new york city (gimme back my girl); let’s shake hands [the white stripes]; safety scissors; moving out blues; ted ernst’s revenge; (delaware [vote smith]) / toast tastes better when you’re drunk
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*first documented time “rubbish”, “lucky the puppy”, “squeezebox”, “alone (potatoes)”, “after hours”, “love -> building on fire”, “let’s shake hands” & “delaware”-(tag) were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
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5.10.08 - hamilton lanes: hamilton, nj
was on the bill with: the feathertops.
[set] - word(s).; nursery rhyme blues; monsters; (time machine) / safety scissors; yearly dose of home / (get on the floor [the promise ring]); new york city (gimme back my girl); i wanna dance with a hipster girl; shoegazer; ode to stacy’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]); moving out blues; ted ernst’s revenge; i wanna be your boyfriend [the ramones] {+1}; eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; travelers [the brittle bones] {+1}
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*first documented time “word(s).”, “time machine”-(tag), “get on the floor”-(tag), & “travelers” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
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4.12.08 - the all call inn: ewing, nj
was on the bill with: tough guys take over, keys to the cadilliac & the dead and gone.
[set] - #47; nursery rhyme blues; monsters; i wanna dance with a hipster; shoegazer; ode to stacy’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]); safety scissors; new york city (gimme back my girl); (where’s william [heatsleeve]) / yearly dose of home; you can’t teach an old dog new tricks (and why would you want to); yoshimi battles the pink robots pt. 1 [the flaming lips] {+1}; toast tastes better when you’re drunk
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*first documented time “#47”, “monsters”, “new york city (gimme back my girl)”, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks (and why would you want to)” & “yoshimi battles the pink robots pt. 1” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele & piano.



2007.

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12.29.07 - the bridgetown pub: mt. holly, nj (heatsleeve reunion show)
vote smith opened up for heatsleeve @ their reunion show.
[set] - little girl; the only ones [nicole reynolds]; lettie 55; delaware; frankly; horses [palace music]
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*first documented time “little girl”, “the only ones”, “lettie 55”, “delaware”, “frankly” & “horses” were played live in front of anyone as vote smith.
*the vote smith line-up during this show was: general reginald “arkansas” pinifold [adam x. storm] (bass), gary maglary [erik paluszak] (electric guitar/keys), danby price [mike steffen] (acoustic guitar/looper/vocals) & douglas gibb [rick rumplik] (drums).
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10.20.07 - the hunt room, hamilton hall @ university of the arts: philadelphia, pa
was on the bill with: the domino theory, cityscapes, on display, the armchairs & swift technique.
[set] - #36; nursery rhyme blues; i wanna dance with a hipster girl; shoegazer (short version); ode to stacy’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]); safety scissors; thrift shop girl (new virgin); llyydddddddddddddd’s intervention / (black sheep boy [okkervil river]) / (red [okkervil river]) / (untitled [pearl jam])
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*first documented time “shoegazer (short version)”, “black sheep boy”-(tag) & “red”-(tag) were played live in front of anyone.
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10.06.07 - the 449 room: trenton, nj
was on the bill with: kelly carvin, the atmospherics, big boss sausage & steve.
[set] - thrift ship girl (new virgin); i wanna dance with a hipster girl; #36; nursery rhyme blues; safety scissors; jaime’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]); yearly dose of home / (black [pearl jam]); shoegazer; llyydddddddddddddd’s intervention
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*first documented time “jaime’s ass” & “llyydddddddddddddd’s intervention” were played live in front of anyone.
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9.15.07 - the 449 room: trenton, nj
was on the bill with: tough guys take over, vayizaku & someday never.
[set] - safety scissors; #36; nursery rhyme blues; ode to stacy’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]; i wanna dance with a hipster girl; hole to china [heatsleeve]; toast tastes better when you’re drunk; yearly dose of home; shoegazer
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*first documented time “#36” & “i wanna dance with a hipster girl” were played live in front of anyone.
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8.03.07 - the bridgetown pub: mt. holly, nj
was on the bill with: lisa faust.
[set] - instrumental #23 / (welcome to the slow burn [the brittle bones]) / (hear my train a comin’ [jimi hendrix]); hole to china [heatsleeve]; hipster girl; thrift shop girl (new virgin); shoegazer; je t’aime aussi; ode to stacy’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]) / (wasted & ready [ben kweller]); everlyn’s last reprise; eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; nursery rhyme blues; (where’s william [heatsleeve]) / yearly dose of home; safety scissors; toast tastes better when you’re drunk; moving out blues; ted ernst’s revenge; come back to bed [the brittle bones] {+2}
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*first documented time “hear my train a comin’”-(tag), “hole to china”, “shoegazer”, “toast tastes better when you’re drunk” and “come back to bed” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on the ukulele.
*{+2} means song played on the ukulele & also velvet crayon was joined by mike steffen on vocals.
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6.23.07 - the factory: philadelphia, pa [first philly show]
was on the bill with: robots and racecars, run runner, trouble everyday, the meltdowns & heatsleeve.
[set] - instrumental #23 / (bugs [pearl jam]); thrift shop girl (new virgin); safety scissors; hipster girl; funky gypsy monkey; ode to stacy’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]) / (wasted & ready [ben kweller]); je t’aime aussi; nursery rhyme blues; (homecoming queen [sparkehorse]) / eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; a song about lego’s {+1}; (where’s william [heatsleeve]) / yearly dose of home; don’t you know; moving out blues; ted ernst’s revenge; trick or treat; if i can [the brittle bones] {+2}
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*first documented time “bugs”-(tag), “wasted & ready”-(tag), “je t’aime aussi”, “where’s william”-(tag) and “trick or treat” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
*{+2} means song played by the brittle bones [adam x. storm (bass), erik paluszak (ukulele), mike steffen (guitar/vocals) & rick rumplik (drums)].
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5.19.07 - the 449 room: trenton, nj
was on the bill with: the rape babies, the brittle bones, heatsleeve & the meltdowns.
[vc set] - hipster girl; safety scissors; thrift shop girl (new virgin); funky gypsy monkey; yearly dose of home; nursery rhyme blues; everlyn’s last reprise; ode to stacy’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]); ruby in the ocean {+1}; i wanna be your boyfriend [the ramones] {+1}; moving out blues; ted ernst’s revenge
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[the brittle bones set] - if i can; i don’t like it when you laugh [heatsleeve]; horses [palace music]
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*first documented time “hipster girl”, “safety scissors”, “yearly dose of home”, “ruby in the occean” and “i wanna be your boyfriend” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
*first documented time “i don’t like it when you laugh” & “horses” were played live in front of anyone as the brittle bones.
*the brittle bones line-up was some combination of adam x. storm (on bass), erik paluszak (on ukulele/guitar), mike steffen (guitar/vocals) & rick rumplik (on drums).
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1.13.07 - the bridgetown pub: mt. holly, nj (heatsleeve/the brittle bones show)
this was actually a heatsleeve show in which they brought me up for some songs, meaning the brittle bones
[set 1] - coffee mugs [heatsleeve]; nursery rhyme blues [velvet crayon]; out on the weekend [neil young]; if i can
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[set 2] - open heart surgery [the brian jonestown massacre] / (i like pickles)
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*first documented time “nursery rhyme blues” was played live in front of anyone as the brittle bones.
*the brittle bones line-up was some combination of adam x. storm (on bass/keys), erik paluszak (on guitar/ukulele/vocals), mike steffen (guitar/vocals) & rick rumplik (on drums).
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1.05.07 - the 449 room: trenton, nj
was on the bill with: dana desimone, dan gallagher, and more…
[set] - eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; open heart surgery {+1}; don’t you know; thrift shop girl (new virgin); ode to stacy’s ass / (just like a woman [bob dylan]) / (midnight show [the killers]); (“children song” introduction) / nursery rhyme blues; funky gypsy monkey; “the columbians night story”; andy, you’re a star [the killers] / (untitled [pearl jam]); moving out blues; ted ernst’s revenge
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*first documented time “thrift shop girl (new virgin)” and “the columbians night story” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.



2006.

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11.18.06 - the 449 room: trenton, nj
was on the bill with: the brittle bones, heatsleeve & the flood.
[vc set] - don’t you know; ode to stacy’s ass / (midnight show [the killers]); thrift shop girl; nursery rhyme blues; everlyn’s last reprise; funky gypsy monkey; andy, you’re a star [the killers] / (untitled [pearl jam]); (wish i had.. [the brittle bones]) / eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; a song about lego’s {+1}
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[the brittle bones set] - if i can; candy [velvet crayon]; open heart surgery [the brian jonestown massacre] / (i like pickles)
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*first documented time “everlyn’s last reprise” and “wish i had..”-(tag) were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.

*first documented appearance of the brittle bones.
*first documented time “if i can”, “candy”, “open heart surgery” & “i like pickles”-(tag) were played live in front of anyone as the brittle bones.
*the brittle bones line-up was some combination of adam x. storm (on bass), erik paluszak (on ukulele/vocals), mike steffen (guitar/vocals) & rick rumplik (on drums).
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10.14.06 - the 449 room: trenton, nj
was on the bill with: christina signorile, heatsleeve, scott rocks & bbf (baptized by fire).
[set] - nursery rhyme blues; funky gypsy monkey; thrift shop girl; instrumental #23 / (welcome to the slow burn [the brittle bones]) / (riding (electric version) [palace music]); grinnin in your face [son house]; don’t you know / (motherless children [traditional]; ode to stacy’s ass / (just like a woman [bob dylan]) / (midnight show [the killers]); (homecoming queen [sparklehorse]) / eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; open heart surgery [the brian jonestown massacre] {+1}; mind my mellow {+2}; in my dreams we’re always naked {+1}; hotel yorba [the white stripes] {+1}
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*first documented time “welcome to the slow burn”-(tag), “riding (electric version)”-(tag), “motherless children”-(tag), “midnight show”-(tag), and “open heart surgery” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
*{+2} means velvet crayon was joined by heatsleeve [adam x. storm (on bass), mike steffen (on guitar) & rick rumplik (on drums)].
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9.09.06 - finnegan’s: east windsor, nj
was on the bill with: heatsleeve (and probably some other bands?)
[set] - ode to stacy’s ass / (just like a woman [bob dylan] / (modern girl [sleater-kinney); thrift shop girl; nursery rhyme blues; funky gypsy monkey; naptime blues; andy, you’re a star [the killers] / (black [pearl jam]); eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; a song about lego’s {+1}; mind my mellow {+2}; moving out blues; ted ernst’s revenge
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*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
*{+2} means velvet crayon was joined by heatsleeve [adam x. storm (on bass), mike steffen (on guitar) & rick rumplik (on drums)].
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9.09.06 - the 449 room: trenton, nj
was on the bill with: paper trigger, ryan gaughan & postman twain
[set] - thrift shop girl; hey hey, my my (into the black) [neil young]; instrumental #23 / (crazy mary [victoria williams) / (crazy baldhead [bob marley]) / (i am a patriot [steve van zandt]); nursery rhyme blues; don’t you know; only a child; ode to stacy’s ass / (just like a woman [bob dylan] / (modern girl [sleater-kinney); sleep it all off {+1}; sun on a rainy day (if you can dig) {+1}; mind my mellow; i fought piranhas [the white stripes]; ted ernst’s revenge; hotel yorba [the white stripes] {+1}
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*first documented time “crazy mary”-(tag), “crazy baldhead”-(tag), “i am a patriot”-(tag), “just like a woman”-(tag), “modern girl”-(tag), and “i fought piranhas” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on ukulele.
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8.04.06 - buzz’s tavern: mt. holly, nj
ginger coyle’s going away party — ginger coyle, carter mcwilliams & the wiliamzboy also played.
[set] - thrift shop girl; ode to stacy’s ass; hey hey, my my (into the black) [neil young]; nursery rhyme blues; mind my mellow
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7.27.06 - the 449 room: trenton, nj
was on the bill with: vijah, muffy, patsie & glassapple …i think thats everyone.
[set] - funky gypsy monkey; naptime blues; don’t you know; grinnin in your face [son house]; ode to stacy’s ass; nursery rhyme blues; thrift shop girl; i am a hermit / (the end [the doors]) {+1}; mind my mellow {+2}; moving out blues; ted ernst’s revenge
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*first documented time “grinnin in your face”, “ode to stacy’s ass”, “the end”-(tag), “moving out blues” and “ted ernst’s revenge” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on my ukulele.
*{+2} means velvet crayon was joined by mike steffen from heatsleeve, on guitar.
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6.03.06 - the bridgetown pub: mt. holly, nj
was on the bill with: the meltdowns & heatsleeve
[set] - instrumental #23 / (untitled [pearl jam]) / (back door man [the doors]); don’t you know; nursery rhyme blues; marie / (tiny dancer [elton john]); (homecoming queen [sparklehorse]) / eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; thrift shop girl; cripple jokes / improv while band sets up / (i just drank a six pack [mack truck]) / (i hate gypsys-cause they stole my family [velvet crayon & mike steffen]); mind my mellow / (star spangled banner) {+2}
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*first documented time “instrumental #23”, “untitled”-(tag), “back door man”-(tag), “marie”, “tiny dancer”-(tag), “homecoming queen”-(tag), “i hate gypsys-cause they stole my family” and “star spangled banner” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on the ukulele.
*{+2} means velvet crayon was joined by heatsleeve [adam x. storm (on bass), mike steffen (on guitar) & rick rumplik (on drums)].
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4.21.06 - the 449 room: trenton, nj (first official velvet crayon show)
was on the bill with: heatsleeve
[pre-set] - a song about lego’s {+1}; juicy [the notorious big] {+1}; ‘fresh prince of belair’ theme song [the fresh prince] {+1}
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[set] - don’t you know; nursery rhyme blues; naptime blues; andy, you’re a star [the killers] / (black [pearl jam]) / (like a rolling stone [bob dylan]); eskimo’s hate penguins {+1}; sun on a rainy day (if you can dig) {+1}; funky gypsy monkey; thrift shop girl; padded cell blues (partial); mind my mellow {+2}
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*first documented time “don’t you know”, “nursery rhyme blues”, “naptime blues”, “andy, you’re a star”, “black”-(tag), “like a rolling stone”-(tag), “funky gypsy monkey” and “mind my mellow” were played live in front of anyone.
*{+1} means song played on the ukulele.
*{+2} means velvet crayon was joined by heatsleeve [adam x. storm (on bass), mike steffen (on guitar) & rick rumplik (on drums)].

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