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Apologies for the radio silence on this … medium? … If you follow me on one of the other social sites, you’ll know that Say Hi is now un-retired. Here is some more info you might find interesting:

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1. NEW ALBUM
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It’s finally here, folks. The new Say Hi record, Caterpillar Centipede, is in stores and streaming everywhere:

Vinyl, CD’s, T-Shirts:
http://www.sayhitoyourmom.com

Stream & Download via Bandcamp:
https://sayhi.bandcamp.com


Werewolf Diskdrive / Nordic Rad

Happy release day to Werewolf Diskdrive​. The record is now streaming everywhere and exists in the physical world on cool, artisanal (wink) Compact Discs that I burn, number and assemble one by one. This record and the accompanying fictions and imagery have been my obsession since coming home from the final Say Hi tour two years ago. I wanted to create something that was a fresh alter ego (surprise, I AM THE WEREWOLF DISKDRIVE!), that paid homage to some of the more angular, punk rock and rap music I love, in contrast to the prettier stuff I was always referencing…


From the creators of Say Hi and Say Hi To Your Mom, here’s something new: Werewolf Diskdrive.

https://medium.com/werewolfdiskdrive


Ok, so. We have a lot to talk about this week. I’m happy to report that I’ll be debuting my next musical project on Friday. It’s actually a bit more than a musical project, and I’ve been working on the ‘more’ part for the last two years. I bring it up now because in order to serve it up properly, I’ll need to assume a different character role than the one I’ve been playing on these Say Hi social media accounts. Of course, the Say Hi character is very different that the character you encounter as Eric in real life…


The Reigning Champ Of The Teething Crowd is a song about vampires. Sometimes, after our protagonists have been out on their long havoc-wreaking journeys, they just want to come home, put on some sweat pants and stare out the window at the stars. It would have been cool to watch something on Netflix, but this was still back when you had to wait for the DVD to show up in the mail. They’d made it through the penultimate episode of Season 3 of Six Feet Under, but for some reason Netflix had sent the movie Air Bud instead of the…


Sweet Sweet Heartkiller is a song about vampires. It’s also about the passage of time. On a gloomy night in Gotham we find two seasoned vampires staring across the river at the Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn, remembering all the fun they’ve had over the years. “Those were some sweet times,” she says. He nods in agreement. The New World was a welcome change when they first came over from London, although they did sometimes miss the weather, which was often gloomy enough to allow them to walk around during the day. Years later, when those Twilight novels would be…


Not As Goth As They Say We Are is a song about vampires. Among all the inherent differences between vampires and humans, each species sometimes forgets about the things they have in common. Both like reading the newspaper at breakfast, for example. Both hate the feel of inexpensive, itchy underpants, can lose their cool in traffic and don’t like to lose at video games. The most important bond however, and this is what we encounter in the song, is that which unites both parties on the dance floor. Vampires are sensitive to the fact that humans assume most of them…


Angels And Darlas is a song about vampires. What I’ve really tried to do this whole time is find a balance between the silly and the substantial. It’s what I love about the Whedonverse (Angel and Darla are characters from the television show Buffy The Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel). The idea that a songwriter is required to write poignant songs about his of her actual boring life makes me want to barf the biggest barf I’ve ever barfed. Granted, and I’ve tried to convey it a little bit through these annotations, the lenses we look through are most…


Prefers Unhappy Endings is a song about vampires. It can be difficult, especially in the first few decades, to reconcile a new vampire self with one’s former set of defining human characteristics and personality traits. While most worldly problems can be solved by two opposing factions learning to coexist, it unfortunately cannot be this way when it comes to the non-dead and the un-dead. Eventually, the vampire self will win, erasing all memories of humanity. But as mentioned before, it will take time. At first it will be subtle, affecting mostly the mundane. For example, your desire for the taste…


She Just Happens To Date The Prince Of Darkness is a song about vampires. In this one we find two lovers on a road trip, enjoying all the sights and sounds and other things normal people enjoy on road trips. There’s just one catch. She’s human and he’s the Prince Of Darkness. Many people attribute that title to Satan or the devil himself, but what they don’t know is that it’s actually reserved for the oldest living (non-living) vampire in existence. Naturally, they travel at night (they didn’t make sunscreen with a high enough SPF for vampires in 2005, when…

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