Well, That Was Exciting

January 26th, 2012 // add a comment // filed under Music

UPDATE: All the songs are now live! Hit vimeo.com/channels/johnnyhighground to watch the show in order. And please enjoy.

It’s been nearly a week since the show and I am still a bit hyped. In a word: awesome. In two words: awesomely awesome.

If you were able to make it out, thanks for joining us. I had a blast. If not, I hope you were able to catch some of it on the live stream. And if not, well, you have some choices because the future is awesome. You can check out an archive of the live stream of the whole show here if you can handle the awful sound and video. But if you can be patient, my dear friend Leland of Coppersmith Productions is posting his hi-res videos to Vimeo. I’ve grouped them into a channel here. Here’s a small taste:

Not all the songs are up yet due to Vimeo’s upload limits, but the whole show should be available sometime next week. Until then, please enjoy what’s available, and let me know what you think.

Meanwhile, I’m going to be figuring out how I can get another fix of that sweet, sweet performance drug sometime in the near future.

Hey, Remember My Old Band?

January 18th, 2012 // add a comment // filed under Music

I finally got off my ass and wrangled my former bandmates and got our (very) old releases online. They can be found at—where else?—Bandcamp. Here’s the link: whatevercleveland.bandcamp.com

Some of those songs are rather embarrassing:

But some I still like quite a lot:

Maybe you’ll find something you like too.

In other news, I get back on the stage for the first time in over 16 years in three days. I’m only freaking out a tiny huge amount.

I Do Exist!

December 23rd, 2011 // 11 comments // filed under Music

…and to prove it, I’m playing a show on January 21.


Keith Kanderski, formerly of Cleveland band Pudding & Fruit and currently in Toasters in Love, has put together a solo night featuring himself, me, and our friend Pete Woodward, who also used to play in punk bands in the ’90s (Dreyfus, Sidecar, the Unknown) and is currently in Restless Habs.

This will be the first time I’ve played a show since August of 1995. So, yeah, nearly 17 years. That means if you miss this show, chances are good you won’t get another chance during this generation.

The show is Saturday, January 21, at the Symposium on Detroit in Lakewood, Ohio. Admission is $5, or $8 for 18-to-20-year-old attendees. (No one under 18 admitted, unfortunately.) Here’s a link to the Facebook event for the show for more details.

Feel free to share this with friends, and I hope to see you there.