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9-12-14

Synchromy Music presents the West Coast Premiere of my Liebestod Waltzes at Occidental College.

August 2014

The B Band is coming August 2014. With the premiere of newly commissioned works by Dante De Silva and Brendon Randall-Myers, as well as the premier of Mahler, Symphony no. 5 by myself.

7-17-14

I'll be performing Ian Dicke's Eight oh eight and Jeffrey Holmes's Nastrond as part of the 2014 California State Summer School for the Arts Faculty Concert.

6-21-14

The Los Angeles Composer Project returns, continuing What's Next? Ensemble's dedication to Southern California's composers.

5-29-14

In the culminating event of What's Next? Ensemble's residency there, I will be performing on a concert of UC Riverside composers at the university.

4-26-14

What's Next? will return to Boston Court with special guest pianist Vicki Ray, where I will be performing some David Lang and Tristan Perich.

12-10-13

The B Band will be coming. There's a webpage. I got some grant money. Music is being written. This will happen.

9-20-13 to 9-22-13

What's Next? goes on the road to the Carlsbad Music Festival. I'll be doing lots of stuff there, and am an official composer in residence because of the performance of my Concerto for Viola, Percussion, and Casio Keyboard. Also I'll be performing some Philip Glass, some Luciano Berio, and some Somei Satoh.

8-26-13

Mark Swed wrote a pretty great reivew of What's Next? and our Naturale program in the LATimes. Check it out, and then check out the program again at the Carlsbad Music Festival.

8-24-13

I'll be performing the premiere of my Concerto for Viola, Percussion, and Casio Keyboard with What's Next? in a pop-up concert at Monk Space. Also featuring a new work by Alex Miller and Berio's Naturale.

8-9-13

As one of two summer pop-ups, What's Next? presents a concert of European modernism at Mimoda. I'll be playing some Stockhausen.

8-4-13

Performances of chorale / lament / rhapsody and Tangos of Astor Piazolla with the Westside Collective. At a private residence in Silver Lake- contact me for more info!

7-27-13

Uploaded! A new track! 29 Lines! Check it out on soundcloud or on the site here.

6-3-13

Talujon will perform my piece A Year of Solitary Thinking - in metal at the June in Buffalo Music Festival. I will be in attendance!

6-1-13

I'll be performing in collaboration with The Industry and wild Up at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood. Six crazy new operas in progress!

5-10-13

The Boston Metro Opera will perform my Liebestod Waltzes as part of their Boston Contempo Festival. It's the American premiere! More info coming soon.

5-7-13

I'm excited to be playing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in a performance of Steve Reich's Sextet, with Los Angeles pianists extraordinaire Vicki Ray and Joanne Pearce Martin. Part of the museum's Art and Music series. The maestro himself will be there, so you should be to.

4-19-13 and 4-26-13

What's Next? is proud to announce the return of the Los Angeles Composers Project. I'm co-director of the festival. To be held April 2013 at Boston Court in Pasadena. Now accepting score submissions, through February 1st!

[Los Angeles Composers Project 5 Logo]

4-24-13 and 4-25-13

I will be performing in two chamber music concerts of twentieth (and twenty-first) century music in Zankel Hall (!). Lead by John Adams and David Robertson.

2-27-13

In the biggest news of the year, I've added a page for my cello solo 29 Lines. This is to encourage all you cellists reading this to check it out and play it. A recording will be available for free download on soundcloud shortly!

2-8-13

I'm writing a new piece for Daniel Gall's "Wavering Lines" project. The premiere will be at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA.

12-5-12

The CalArts percussion ensemble, lead by David Johnson, will also perform Year of Solitary Thinking...in metal. In California. 8 pm.

12-4-12

I've updated the webpage, adding info on two new major pieces I wrote this year. The first is my String Quartet no. 1, for Trumpet and String Quartet, entitled The Angels. It's about Los Angeles. Get it? The second is my new Concerto for Viola, Percussion, and Casio Keyboard written for violist John Stulz and myself. Performances of this one are forthcoming.

12-3-12

The University of Maryland percussion Ensemble, lead by Lee Hinkle, will perform Year of Solitary Thinking...in metal. 8 pm.

11-14-12

I'll be performing my Tango (for four musicians) at LA Valley College on a recital by Nicholas Casillas, with Matt Cory (bass) and Brian Pezzone (piano).

11-12-12

I am pleased to announce that I will be in residence in winter 2013 at the Macdowell Artist Colony. Where I may freeze to death.

11-2-12

The band plays my Tango (for four musicians) at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music on Nic Gerpe's faculty recital.

10-28-12

As part of #bachtoberfest, I perform the Prelude to Bach's Partita for Solo Violin no. 3 in E major. On xylophone. On youTube.


10-9-12

A new recording of my Tango (for four musicians) now available on Bandcamp, iTunes, and everywhere digital music is available.

9-10-12

Something inspired me to upload Groove Culture to SoundCloud. Something I should have done like 5 years ago. So enjoy. You can download for free.

9-5-12

Since my latest thing is participating in these huge multi-composer collage works, you can hear my variations on Satie's famous Vexations as part of the Generous Ensemble's celebration of John Cage's 100th birthday. Central Connecticut State University, Torp Hall. 7:30 pm.

8-24-12

Aron Kallay and Rafael Liebich play piano music by Nick Norton, Ben Phelps, Jason Barabba, and other LA composers at a private residence. Including a long awated premiere of some of my 4 pieces for piano! Please email me for more information.

8-14-12

I posted this a while ago, but it never made it to my news stream. My performance of the Nachtmusik from my Night and Fugue for Marimba (alone)


6-6-12 to 8-4-12

Rogue Artists Ensemble's D is for Dog (with my music) returns to the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Missed it before? Don't miss it this time around.

7-9-12 to 7-29-12

I'll be participating in the Bang on a Can festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA.

6-17-12

I was featured on the Composers Circle blog along with my piece Overture Maximus.

6-7-12

I will be performing in the West Coast premiere of John Luther Adams's Inuksuit at the 2012 Ojai Music Festival.

6-1-12

Think LA Composers don't get no respect? What's Next? Ensemble presents the fourth annual LA Composer's Project. At the Royal-T. 8 pm.

5-12-12

Alex Singer performs Night and Fugue for Marimba (alone) on his final DMA Doctoral Recital at USC. 7:30 pm, Ramo Recital Hall.

April 2012

Percussionist Matthew Coley will be performing Night and Fugue for Marimba (alone) a number of dates in April (and beyond).

  • April 9, Solo Concert, University of Nebraska, Kearny
  • April 15, with SONIC INERTIA, Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI
  • April 16, with SONIC INERTIA, Northwestern University, Evanton, IL
  • April 17, with SONIC INERTIA, Center on Halsten, Chicago, IL
  • April 21, featured artist, Oregon Day of Percussion, Ashland, OR

4-29-12

On Sunday, April 29th a recording of me performing my marimba solo Night and Fugue for Marimba (alone) will be broadcast streaming on Kinetics Radio 8 pm PST.

4-13-12

The What's Next? Ensemble returns to the Royal-T with a performance of Michael Gordon's chamber opera Van Gogh. I play the percussion. With multi-media extravaganza! 8 pm.

4-9-12

If you ever wanted to read a review calling me a "magician of the marimba", well, now you can. There's also a pretty dorky picture of me. If you would like to hear me performing, don't forget I have a nice little archive up here.

4-1-12

I will be performing the world premiere of Stephen Cohn's Marimba Quartet with musicians from the Colburn School of music at the Shumei Arts Council. 2:30 pm.

3-17-12

At long last the LA Percussion Quartet is scheduled to premiere Year of Solitary Thinking- in metal. Oliphant Hall, at Chapman University in Orange County, CA. 8 pm. Map

2-24-12

Piazzolla (and Mahler, on vibraphone) at the UCLA school of music at 8pm. Jan Popper Theater. It's kind of a homecoming. With a briefly reconstituted Westside Collective.

1-22-12

91.5 KUSC in Los Angeles will be broadcasting Overture Maximus again this Sunday night! Don't miss out! Circa 8 pm.

12-14-11

What's Next? second fall concert at Royal-T in Culver City. Featuring the world premiere of Six Ways to Be Alone.

12-13-11

Here's an interview of yours truly concerning Six Ways to Be Alone and What's Next?

11-23-11

Works by Sean Friar, Louis Andriessen, Wojteck Blecharz, and Donald Crockett, performed by What's Next? at Royal-T in Culver City. I'll be playing percussion.

10-22-11

I'm excited to announce a commission for a new piece from the Blackbird Music Project to be premiered in 2012.

7-1-11 to 8-7-11

After it's Orange County engagement at South Coast Repertory, D is for Dog continues at the Studio/Stage in Los Angeles. For tickets and more info visit www.rogueartists.org.


And here, listen to a bonus track from the show:

D is for Dog - Jane's Story by benphelps

7-30-11

A couple reviews that actually acknowledge the presence of music in the show, D is for Dog. One from The Edge, and one from good old LAWeekly.

6-17-11 to 6-19-11

My first collaboration with the Rogue Artist Ensemble improbably returns. To South Coast Repertory, in Orange County, no less! Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm.

6-15-11

What's Next? presents the 3rd annual LA Composer's Project, now at the Royal/T in Culver City. Free. I'll be performing the music of Don Davis. Other composers on the line up include William Kraft, Lalo Schifrin, Morten Lauredisin, and David Werfelmann. Everyone's going to be there.

6-10-11

KUSC did a brief on-air feature on the upcoming Los Angeles Composer's Project.

5-1-11

I'll be performing Luciano Berio's Chemins II and premiering Liviu Marinescu's Harmonic Fields with the Nimbus Ensemble at the Westwood United Methodist Church. 4pm. Map

4-15-11

My new CD, Music for the Rogues is now available on CDBaby and Bandcamp. Coming any day to digital stores everywhere. Featuring music from several of my multiple collaborations with Rogue Artist Ensemble and made possible in part with a grant from the American Composer's Forum.

4-3-11

What's Next? presents an evening of challenging music for viola at the South Pasadena Public Library. I'm not playing, but I am helping to administrate. Jack Stulz will be playing the viola.

2-25-11

Flutist Michael Matsuno will perform part of my Sonata for Flute and Piano...a romance on his concert of new music for Flute. At the United University Church on the University of SOuthern California Campus, 5:30 pm

2-7-11

Alan Chapman once again played my piece Overture Maximus on KUSC this evening. So that's kinda cool.

1-5-11

I added some of my better playing and recordings to a new webpage, found in the media section. Check it out!

11-6-10 to 12-12-10

I've written some 80's synth-pop on steroids for Rogue Artists Ensemble's latest show, HYPERBOLE: origins. The show opens at [Inside] the Ford in Los Angeles with a special gala performance November 6th.

10-29-10

I will be in Minneapolis in October with Overture Maximus and the Minnesota Orchestra. The concert is October 29th. I'll be there for various festivities as well as pre- and post- concert discussions. There's a lot of discussion.

10-29-10

The Minnesota Orchestra's performance of Overture Maximus will be broadcast live on Minnesota Public Radio, as well as my interview with American Public Media's Performance Today host Fred Childs. Listen at www.mpr.org.

10-24-10

For the week of October 24th, I will be the featured composer on the No Extra Notes podcast and blog. Hear my goofy interview and some goofy music.

9-22-10

I've uploaded a new video of me playing Andrew Thomas's Merlin to YouTube. Check it out!

9-15-10

My new moderately-monumental song cycle, Six Ways to Be Alone is completed. The piece, for sextet plus solo voice can be thought of as a mini meta-opera, or as a mon-opera. I'm currently organizing a performance for the spring- stay tuned.

8-1-10

I'm pleased to announce the completion of my new percussion quartet, Year of Solitary Thinking- in Metal. The piece was commissioned by the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, and will be premiered in the Fall. More info coming soon.

6-20-10

The Rogue Artist Ensemble's new show, HYPBOLE: origins will be previewed as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival at the Art|Works theater. Shows at 4 pm and 8 pm.

6-17-10

Because every self-respecting composer is supposed to have one, I broke down and added a blog to my website. Now you can read my snarky comments about music nobody cares about- and some music that people do.

6-1-10

I'm very pleased to announce that I've been commissioned to write a new piece for the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, to be premiered in the fall 2010.

5-26-10 to 5-28-10

Three brand new concerts. All LA based composers, all the time. Held at USC. The most comprehensive retrospective of new music taking place in Los Angeles today. Submit your music at www.lacomposersproject.com.

4-10-10

I'm very pleased to announce that I've been award a grant from the American Composers Forum to help produce a CD of my music written for Rogue Artists Ensemble. Hooray!

4-9-10

The What's Next Ensemble will be presenting an ecclectic musical happening at the Fake Gallery in Hollywood. The concert will feature the long awaited Los Angeles premier of my bass clarinet duo, Musical Offering (for bass clarinets), featuring a "gradually diminishing" canon at the minor second. The program will also feature my raging liberalism in a people's performance of Louis Andriessen's Worker's Union as well as Osvaldo Golijov's Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind. Holy crap what a good program.
8 pm. Map Purchase Tickets

3-15-10

www.whatistheorigin.com is now online. Come and explore the newest creation of the Rogue Artist Ensemble, featuring the music of Ben Phelps (and others!) You can even share your own contributions / ideas / creations. It's a one of a kind Hyper-theatrical event.

3-4-10

I will be premiering Sarah Gibson's new piece, Sea Monkey, written for me and cellist Peter Myers. Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC campus.
7:30 pm. Map

3-1-10

The LA Composers Project is now accepting scores for the 2010 festival. Postmark deadline March 1st! Submit your music at www.lacomposersproject.com.

2-23-10

Because who doesn't want to hear some unrepetent British modernism, I will be playing Harrison Birtwistle's Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum with the USC Contemporary Music Ensemble. Bleep-blop at its finest. Then stay for Eric Guinivan's Mie. If you hear virtuosic xylophone, that's me. Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC campus.
7:30 pm. Map

2-10-10

Rogue Artist Ensemble's 2009 production, GOGOL PROJECT, based on the works of Nikolai Gogol- which I worked intensively to develop- has been nominated for six awards each by both the LA Drama Critic's Cricle and the LA Weekly Theater Awards. Congratulations, all nominees (and winners!). Sadly, neither organization offers an award for dramaturge. To see the nominations, please visit www.rogueartists.org. I would point out that both groups nominated the script, which I do take a certain personal pride in.

9-25-09 to 11-8-09

GOGOL PROJECT has been extended one more weekend to November 8th! Written by Kitty Felde (of KPCC fame). Based on three short stories of Nikolai Gogol. I'm acting as dramaturg. Performances are at the Bootleg Theater. 8pm. Map


9-12-09

I will be performing Sean Naidoo's Bad Times Coming with the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet and pianist and Los Angeles new-music mainstay Vicky Ray at Chapman University. 8 pm.

8-11-09

I have added sound files and information about several of my more recent pieces, Night and Fugue for Marimba (alone), Passacaglia per augmentationem, and Musical Offering (for bass clarinets).

8-9-09

I'm told that apparently Overture Maximus was once again played on KUSC tonight, this time paired with John Corigliano's Circus Maximus- my piece's arch nemesis. His piece may be more maximal, but mine definitely has more circus AND more overture. There was no clear winner.

8-1-09

There are some pretty awesome new webpage improvements. All media now streams on a pretty awesome flash player. Check it out.

6-11-09 to 6-19-09

Tango (for four musicians) will open the first ever LA Composers Project Thursday, June 11th at 8 pm in USC's Newman Concert Hall. I am helping to organize the event, which will produce 3 concerts over the course of a week, featuring 18 local composers from at least 3 generations, young upstarts and established giants, as well as countless dedicated and (dare I say) beautiful performers. Sure to be one of the most exciting presentations of music by Los Angeles based composers EVER. Be there. More info

5-13-09

Check out my performance of chorale / lament / rhapsody on YouTube. Sure to go viral any second now!

5-2-09

I will be competiting as a semi-finalist in the first annual Southern California Marimba Competition at Chapman University against some of the best young marimbists in the world. Of course I'll be playing my own piece Night and Fugue for Marimba (alone) should I advance to the finals.

4-28-09 and 4-29-09

The Rogue Artists are pleased to present a workshop performance of the Gogol Project, based on three short stories of Nikolai Gogol and written by KPCC's Kitty Felde. I'm acting as dramaturg. At the Bootleg Theater. 8pm. Map

4-17-09

I'm excited to announce that I've been named a winner in the USC Concerto competition, performing my own marimba concerto.

4-1-09

I'm very excited to announce that I will be developing Pinocchio for Rogue Artist's Ensemble. Based on Carlo Collodi's original, this is definitely not your mother's (or Disney's) wooden child. Coming 2010.

2-6-09

For those of you in Northern California unable to make it to the main event, even though it will be amazing, the infamous bass clarinet duo Sqwonk will be performing my A musical offering (for bass clarinets) at the Old First Church in San Francisco. They will be appearing with the Real Vocal String Quartet at 8 pm. Map

2-6-09

Ben Phelps: The Recital
The big event. Four works, one night only. Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC campus.
8 pm. Map

chorale / lament / rhapsody
Night and Fugue for Marimba (alone)
Tango (for four musicians)
Sonata for Flute and Piano......a romance

Assisted by these fine musicians:

Timothy Hagen, flute
Nicholas Casillas, saxophones
Sonia Sielaff, clarinet
Nicolas Gerpe, piano
Alan Chan , piano
Josh Salzbury, trombone

11-22-08

Ben Phelps performs Night and Fugue for Marimba (alone) at the Chapman University Percussion Symposium.

10-19-08

The Westside Collective performed (with Ben Phelps on vibraphone) at the second annual Masquerade put on by the Rogue Artist Ensemble. The group will perform Phelps's chorale / lament / rhapsody. 7 pm at the Shakespeare Festival/LA.

10-7-08

My new marimba solo, Night and Fugue for Marimba (alone) is premiered on a USC Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall on the USC campus. 7:30 pm. Stay tuned for future performances!

7-8-08 to 9-7-08

Run extended!!! The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch returns! At the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Visit the Rogues for more info! You can also listen to some of the music from the show.

8-23-08

89.3 KPCC listeners, keep an ear open on Saturday, August 23: OffRamp will be running a spot on Mr. Punch, complete with audio and music from the show! It airs at noon with a re-broadcast at 8pm. Not in Southern California? Listen on-line at www.scpr.org.

7-26-08

A rave review of Mr. Punch appears in the LA Times. They also ran a full-page photo spread of the production which can be viewed here.

4-30-08

The bass clarinet duo Sqwonk will premier my piece A musical offering (for bass clarinets) at 8 pm at the San Fransisco Conservatory of Music, in the Salon.

11-17-07

Passacaglia per Augmentationem performed by the Nucleus Ensemble at a private fundraiser for the Definiens Project.

11-07-07

The Nucleus Ensemble, part of the Definiens Project, will perform Passacaglia per Augmentationem at the Parkside Performance Café on the USC campus at 7 pm.

10-14-07

My new work, Passacaglia per Augmentationem, for Oboe, Cello, and Piano will have its world premier by the Tonoi Ensemble at St. James Episcopal Church in South Pasedena at 3 pm.

8-10-07

Zoology is performed by Soprano Amanda Grooms at the Aspen Music Festival, in Harris Concert Hall at 8:30 pm.

7-30-07

I am pleased to announce a new commission for a work for Oboe, Cello, and Piano from the Tonoi Ensemble, based in Los Angeles.

7-13-07

There have been several major updates to the webpage. Checkout the new recordings, clips, and pictures available on the Media page.

4-27-07 to 5-27-07

The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch runs for 20 performances, Friday through Sunday at Theatre / Theater in Los Angeles. For more information please visit www.rogueartists.com. More pictures from the production are also available on the Media page.

5-10-07

Overture Maximus, my circus march for orchestra, has been awarded the Sadye J. Moss Endowed Musical Composition Prize by the University of Southern California. I am also pleased to announce that I have received a generous scholarship to attend the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado this summer, where I will be a student of reknowned composer George Tsontakis.

5-9-07

I will be interviewed by Martin Perlich on KCSN Arts and Roots Radio as part of the station's Arts and Roots Forum (ARF!). I will discuss my recent and on-going collaboration with the Rogue Artists Ensemble, the art of dramatic music composition, as well as my piece, Overture Maximus. The interview can be heard live at 4 pm or streaming over the internet at www.kcsn.org.

4-27-07

The world premier of my Sonata for Flute and Piano...a romance by Flutist Alaina Bercilla at the University of Michigan School of Music in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The recital is at 1 pm in the School of Music's McIntosh theater.

12-8-06

Much news! I am pleased to announce that I am currently working on two commissions- a flute sonata for flutist Alaina Bercilla, which will be premiered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in April 2007, and a piece for the bass clarinet duo Sqwonk (that's right, a bass clarinet duo) based out of San Fransisco. The other big project in the works is a new collaboration with Rogue Artists Ensemble, a new play adapted from Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's graphic novel, The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch. The play is set to open next April. I am also happy to report that my recently completed orchestra piece, Overture Maximus, will be premiered February 8th 2007 by the USC Thornton Symphony, with Donald Crockett conducting.

11-17-06

Ben Phelps will be performing the single (ridiculously difficult) percussion part to British wunderkind composer Thomas Ades's chamber opera, Powder Her Face, tonight at 8 pm, with additional performances Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 7 pm, at USC's Bing Auditorium. The opera will be conducted by Ades himself, and is a joint production of the LAPhil and the USC Thornton School of music.

11-16-06

The Westside Collective, with Ben Phelps on vibraphone, will be performing as part of the LA Valley College's free Thursday morning concert series. The 11:30 am concert will include chorale / lament / rhapsody. For more information click here.

11-3-06

Phelps has been appointed timpanist of the American Youth Symphony.

10-22-06

Ben Phelps's piece chorale / lament / rhapsody will be performed by the West Side Collective (with Ben Phelps on vibraphone) on the USC composer's concert at 4 pm. Yes, it is at the Alfred Newman Recital Hall.

10-10-06

Zoology will be performed at 7:30 pm by the USC Contemporary Music Ensemble (Frank Ticheli, guest director) in USC's Alfred Newman Recital Hall. Also on the program will be works by Dan Becker, Belinda Reynolds, and a performance by violinist Midori. Wow.

10-5-06

Ben Phelps's song, Zoology, will be sung at 4 pm as part of the USC Thornton School of Music's "parent's day," in order to show how good the school of music is. The concert is at 4 pm in USC's Alfred Newman Recital hall.

4-22-06

On April 22 at 7 pm Phelps's new work, chorale / lament / rhapsody, for Clarinet, Sax, Trombone, Percussion, and Bass will be premiered by the Westside Collective at the Westwood Hills Christian Church, 10808 LeConte Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90024. The concert is made possible in part by a grant from the Hanson Institute for American Music.

4-11-06

On April 11 at 3 pm a new song by Ben Phelps, entitled "Zoology," on a text by Jillian Burcar, will be premiered at the Fisher Gallery on the campus of the University of Southern California as part of the concert, "One Language, Many Voices." The concert is free and will feature premiers of several other new vocal works by young LA-based composers setting texts of young LA-based poets. There will be a reception to follow. A feature article will appear in Monday's (4-10-06) Daily Trojan about the concert because it is very interdisciplinary, which is an exciting buzz-word right now.

4-7-06

Here is an article which mentions my piece and collaboration with poet in Jillian Burcar.

3-20-06

Ben Phelps has been awarded a grant from the Hanson Institute of American Music (based out of the Eastman School of Music) to compose a new work for a quintet of Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone, Percussion and Bass. The work will be premiered April 22, 2006.

12-10-05

This date marks heralded launch of this web site, the one you are reading this news on right now. At the moment, I have little else to report that isn't already included on this site, so I'm just filling space. Be sure to check out the page on The Adventures of Johnny Crumb (it's the best page on the site), and check out the Listening section so you know what all the hype is about in the first place.

7-11-80

Ben Phelps is born.