late night, early town...

These lyrics from Lloyd Cole's new CD, Music in a Foreign Language, say it all:

oh Los Angeles, how do you sleep?
you seem so full of cocaine and self-belief
if I could get me some, I'd take it and I'd run
just another late night, early town.


Pod People

I love people and their podcasts. Here is list of podcasters who have added Switchyard to their playlist:

DJ Latola on December 9th at http://www.breakthruradio.com

Jason Brock and his "Podcast for Peace" at http://jlbrock44.audioblog.com/rss/podcastingpeace.xml

Renato and his jazz show at http://nightpassage.blogspot.com/

I love technology, always and forever.


ready for our closeup

Check out this promotional photo of Switchyard wearing the latest designer fashions and feeling good.


Switchyard T-shirts

Bright, bold and out of control, Switchyard shirts are now for sale. (purchase link coming soon). Better yet, buy a CD (www.cdbaby.com/switchyard) and get one for free.


Tower of Power

Check out the music of Carolyn Hudson: www.carolynhudson.com. A top seller at cdbaby.com, Carolyn is a dangerous combination of talent and brains. We like her a lot.


On the Cover of Rolling Stone

I thought you would appreciate this very attractive picture of me on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. This was back when Switchyard was famous for death metal, before I became a sensitive singer-songwriter.

Courtesy of Stephen Kam, photoshop magician.


Along Came a Spider

Little Miss Muffet was a real girl who lived in England about 2 centuries ago.

Her dad was a doctor who made her swallow crushed-up spiders as this was thought to be a cure for the common cold.

Dr. Muffett wrote several books including a cook book that explained how to use local plants and insects in food as well as medicine. Dr. Muffett experimented on his daughter by having all the different types of spiders in England bite her to see if she had any reaction. Thankfully there were no poisonous spiders in all of England and there still aren't any today. Dr. Muffett used his daughter in this way because he considered her expendable. Sons can pass on the family name, but daughters do not, so no harm in using her in this potentially dangerous experiment.

Dr. Muffet had another friend named Elizabeth Goose. She and her husband ran a publishing company in London. Elizabeth Goose also wrote childrens poems and later bacame known as Mother Goose.

stolen from spiderzrule.com


The Listening Room

These kind folks sent me an email letting me know that Switchyard would be featured in their 'listening room', a place of relaxation and singing along. This site also offers daily singing tips, informative articles and a general sense of niceness.
Vote for Pedro, I mean Switchyard!


Archived Switchyard CD Reviews and Interviews

For anyone interested, here are some past reviews and interviews for your reading enjoyment:

CD review at agouti.com:

CD review and interview for site dedicated to female musicians:

CD review for Estrogenius, internet radio:

Interview on The Ryff (www.theryff.com) 12.2MB

Here is a brand new CD review and interview for the Dogwood Journal:

Cd Review for Collected Sounds:



Tony Baloney, my partner in crime, about to be taken down. This photo was taken by a woman sitting on the beach in Costa Rica, who makes her living capturing moments like these for tourists. Viva enterprise.


Welcome to the Bloghouse

Hello humans. This is my blog. If you find yourself here it is because
a: you arrived via the Switchyard website
b: you googled 'taxidermy' and this link popped up
c: you are here on accident and will quickly make your exit.

Whichever the reason, this is a place you are welcome, no matter your attire or your hygiene. You are probably here to kill time during a tedious work day, and don't mind narcissistic rambling.

So feel free to post your comments, leave anonymous insults, or hide this window in a hurry because your boss is coming.

Your pal,