Reminder: Next live webcast is tonight at 10 p.m. EDT

Singer-songwriter Christian Beach is scheduled to join us for tonight’s live webcast of Technology and the Arts at 10 p.m. EDT. Feel free to watch at technologyandthearts.com or on the Technology and the Arts YouTube channel.

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Christian Beach’s CD Release Party @ The Saint, 4/10/09

Christian Beach

Christian Beach

Mark your calendars for April 10…not only is it my wonderful girlfriend’s birthday, but my friend Christian Beach will be celebrating the recent release of his self-titled CD with a show at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ.

I will once again be part of Christian’s backing band, helping out on organ and accordion, as he performs the entire 12-song CD in tracklist order. Christian will be hitting the stage around 10 p.m. and tickets are just $10.

If you are in the area and are available that night, please feel free to come to the show. If you want to get a taste of Christian’s music, visit his new web site at ChristianBeach.net or visit him on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/christianbeach.

The CD can be purchased via CDBaby.com or  iTunes.

Christian Beach
The Saint
601 Main St.
Asbury Park, NJ
http://www.thesaintnj.com

“Christian Beach” CD now available on CD Baby

NOTE: This post was originally published on Brian Kelley’s Tandem With the Random blog on February 4, 2009.

Christian Beachs CD now available on CD Baby

Christian Beach's CD now available on CD Baby

It’s finally here…the self-titled, solo CD from my good friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach!

“Christian Beach” is now available for sale at CDBaby.com, where you can also listen to 30-second samples of each of the album’s 12 tracks.

And here’s a fun fact for you: I designed the CD artwork around a photo by Charlie Pranio, which means I just did layout and selected an appropriate font.

Anyway, if you want to check out Christian Beach live, he has a few shows coming up:

Sat., Feb. 7, 2009
5:00 p.m.
The Strand Theater
Lakewood, NJ
http://www.strandlakewood.com
with band

Sun., March 8, 2009
8:00 p.m.
Rosie’s Cafe Presents at the Atonement Lutheran Church Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
http://www.atonementlutheranchurch.com/ROSIES-CONCERTSr.html
solo

Sat., March 28, 2009
8:45 p.m.
S.S. Cape May Music Conference Showcase
Congress Hall – The Brown Room Lounge
Cape May, NJ
http://www.sscapemay.com
solo

Fri., April 10, 2009
10:00 p.m.
“Christian Beach” CD Release Party @ The Saint
Asbury Park, NJ
http://www.thesaintnj.com
with band

Thurs., April 23, 2009
8:00 p.m.
Triumph Brewing Co.
Princeton, NJ
http://www.triumphbrewing.com
solo

Thurs., May 21, 2009
8:00 p.m.
Triumph Brewing Co.
Princeton, NJ
http://www.triumphbrewing.com
solo

For information about Christian Beach, visit http://www.myspace.com/christianbeach

Fox Elipsus…the Technology and the Arts Interview

Hey, folks…remember when we ended the podcast back in December, we said that we wouldn’t abandon this place entirely? Well, we meant that.

Case in point, above this text is a video interview I did with singer-songwriter Fox Elipsus. Those of you on MySpace and Facebook have probably received a friend request from him at some point…but that’s because social networking sites are his primary way of reaching his fans. Fox records his CDs at his home studio, promotes his music through MySpace and Facebook, and is currently on an extensive tour of bookstores and cafes in the United States in support of his latest double CD, “Momentum.”

So…enjoy the interview…and be on the lookout for an audio-only version on the ol’ blog and podcast feed…coming soon!

Oh, and I want to make a special mention about Bill…one of Fox’s fans who has given him a place to stay the past few days while in the NJ/PA area. Bill also has very good taste in music…anybody who thinks highly of Francis Dunnery, Midge Ure and Roland Orzabal has my utmost respect.

– BK

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #38

Comcast Center Video Wall

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including the Trons, a robot band out of New Zealand, and the immense visual treat that is “The Wall” at Philadelphia’s new Comcast Center skyscraper. Plus, we discuss the latest cinematic gem from Pixar, “Wall-E”…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 7 MB. Time: 14 min, 4 sec.

Related Links:

  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

A couple of Christian Beach videos for you, featuring Brian on organ (top video) and on accordion (bottom video).


Christian Beach – “Great Ideas”
Live at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ, 7/1/2008
(Video courtesy of NJIronMom)


Christian Beach – “Way Back Home”
Live at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ, 7/1/2008
(Video courtesy of NJIronMom)

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #37

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some thoughts on Metallica’s latest Internet controversy, the BBC’s plans to create an online archive of its entire 81 years of existence and Viacom’s move to put episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report on Hulu.com. Plus, we discuss independent music label collective Merlin and its emergence as a virtual fifth major label…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 13 MB. Time: 26 min., 20 sec. File size: 6 MB. Time: 11 min., 37 sec.

Related Links:

  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

Live at The Brickwall Tavern Annex, 6/21/08

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #28

HydrogenIn this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we discuss the Qtrax debacle and Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo! Plus, we’ll take a look at whiteboard application Skrbl.com, instant messaging site Meebo.com, and Library of Congress images on Flickr. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 13 MB. Time: 26 min., 20 sec.

Related Links:

And, as promised, here is the YouTube video I found of Christian Beach peforming “Poet of the Great Plains” at Paul’s Tavern in Lake Como, NJ, on Feb. 2, 2008. I enter the frame every now and then playing tambourine and organ. Enjoy!

“Poet of the Great Plains” © 2007 C.J. Beach