Sunday, April 27, 2003 ... 7:48 AM
This is a blog about music, new and old and very old, mainly of the Americana variety. It's also a blog about history, and movies, and ghost stories, and literature and love and wild edible plants. But mostly about music.
My name is Brendan. I was born in 1977. I'm a graduate student studying creative writing in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sometimes I play clawhammer banjo, guitar, ukulele, piano, and a bunch of other instruments, but I am a better dancer than I am an architect.
Boney Earnest is the name of my great-great-(maybe another great? I can't remember)-Uncle, who was an Army scout in the Old West. He and his wife, my grandmother's Aunt Maddie, lived on the Wyoming frontier and used to hang around with Calamity Jane. When I started this weblog I took the name Boney Earnest for myself, but now I'm trying to live that down. Please just call me Brendan.
Making Notes: Music of the Carolinas
(Novello Festival Press, April 2008)
includes my essay, "Link Wray"
Flop Eared Mule
The Celestial Monochord
Dig and Be Dug in Return
Modern Acoustic Magazine / Blog
The Old, Weird America
Honey, Where You Been So Long?
The Greensboro Review
Fried Chicken and Coffee
Mungo (This was the blog of my friend, the late Cami Park. Miss you, Cami.)
Cat and Girl
Film Freak Central