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February 20, 2007

radio, video, t-shirts

I have actual real, non-made up (though embellished) stuff to tell you.

First, Joe and brother Bob will play live on a big commercial radio station tomorrow (Feb. 21) evening. WBOS, here in Boston, has been playing “Somerville” quite regularly, and they’ve invited the guys to stop in. This will mark the first time, I believe (though I’ve been wrong and my memory is not my best friend) that Joe has played on a commercial radio station during regular (non-specialty punk-rock new-wave new-music show) programming hours. In fact, the kind folks at WBOS asked me to come in and chat with them a few weeks ago, and it dawned on me that in all my years as a mid-level record company exec (that’s what Courtney Love called me once in an interview) and later as CEO of Dorchester, Mass’s finest record label, I’ve never actually had a radio meeting. I hope I did well. I’d read all this stuff about bribes and threats and corporate malfeasance, so didn’t know what to expect. But I saw no horns on anyone’s head. It happens sometime around 8 p.m. EST on George Knight’s show, and it streams live from

Second, I know we’re just opening ourselves up to claims of nepotism because we chose Pernice cousin Joe Harvard from a large pool of talented filmmakers who wanted to make a Pernice Brothers video on our budget of $11.26 (Canadian), but we can take it. It came down to Joe H and my cousin Murph from Quincy, but Murph and his pal Sully had a court date on the day we had to shoot, and plus, Joe H doesn’t take no for an answer very well. So, we let him make the video for PCH One, which you can see at if you scroll down from here. We do have a video for Automaton in the works, and we have double the budget ($22.52 US), having received a grant from the Canadian film office. More about that sometime soon.

And third, we have some new t-shirts. We are making them as sartorial incentive¬Ě to people with big-money film and television music budgets, but we didn’t want to be on the receiving end of that email, when you, the loyal fan, sees a photo in US Weekly of some fabulous Hollywood-type walking down Rodeo Drive wearing a fabulous new Pernice “Lyric Tee.” No siree (or “no suh,” as we locals say). Anyway, they’re in the store at the website. Please note that they’re in production, so they won’t be shipped lickety-split like most stuff you buy from us (I hear that snickering).

Go ahead. Ask me what I’m giving up for Lent. Sarcasm. That’s right.

Thanks, as always, for your support. We appreciate it.

JL (and Charlie Ashmont) Dorchester, MA

Joyce @ 10:22 pm