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  • The blog has moved!
    on Aug 14, 2009
    Please visit the new blog at elimaniscalco.blogspot.com...
  • New song and an upcoming show
    on Mar 14, 2009 in recording guitar songwriting updates
    If you visit my MySpace page, you'll hear a new song I posted earlier today. It's called "How'd You Get Home" and it's going on the new album. I posted a solo acoustic version for now, but I'm sure I'll do some overdubs eventually.The tuning is DGDGG...
  • Videos - Less Than Treason w/ Eli Maniscalco
    on Feb 27, 2009 in video bass
    Here's one of two videos of Less Than Treason with me on bass from Wednesday's show at Crash Mansion. Visit YouTube to see the other one.
  • Two shows this week
    on Feb 25, 2009 in bass updates
    I've got two events coming up and here they are:TONIGHT! Wednesday Feb. 25th, 11pmLess Than Treason with Eli Maniscalco on bass@ Crash Mansion199 Bowery, ManhattanI think this show is 21+Friday Feb. 27th, 5:30pmFree Music Fridays @ the American Folk.
  • Show-hoppingI haven't posted here in a while, but I'll try to make it more of a regular thing again. Since I usually post updates about my own music and life, I thought I should write about my adventures show-hopping on Friday 2/20.The evening started at th
  • Kinko's
    on Dec 20, 2008 in nyc insider tips
    NYC Insider Tip #4: Two Kinko's locations I recommend:1) W. 40th St. between 5th and 6th Ave.2) E. 78th St. & Lexington Ave.Both have working copiers and paper cutters and I have used each location more than once (I used the Upper East Side one m
  • You Never Know, Umbrella, Album Titles, Calendars
    on Dec 2, 2008 in recording songwriting
    Various updates in one post:"You Never Know" has been a staple of my shows for a long time but I've never recorded it. It might end up on the upcoming album. This song is always "in progress" as there have been maybe five verses w
  • Album progress - thoughts on writing, arranging, production
    on Nov 27, 2008 in recording composition songwriting
    I recently finished a song set to a nice heartwarming jazz waltz (lots of maj7 chords, played fingerstyle). It sounded great when I played it by myself at home, but when I played it for an audience it didn't really work. The music was fine and the ly
  • New album coming
    on Nov 23, 2008 in recording songwriting updates
    I've now got half the songs I need (5 out of a projected 10 or maybe 11) for a full-length album. If I can get down to business and finish the rest, I'll shoot for an early 2009 release date (January or February).Tentative song list, in no parti
  • New profiles, new photos
    on Nov 22, 2008 in updates
    I'm now on Twitter.And ReverbNation.Also, new photos are up on MySpace.
  • Upcoming show, summary and videos
    on Nov 18, 2008 in video songwriting updates
    Hi everyone,I just thought I'd stop by to tell you a few things:First, I'm playing a solo set on Friday. Here are the details:Free Music Fridays w/ Chris Glenn, Eli Maniscalco, Oh Liza JaneFriday, November 21, 5:30pm @ the American Folk Art Muse
  • Last video before Election Day
    on Nov 3, 2008 in video songs we need
    Tomorrow is Election Day here in the United States. You know who I'm voting for - I proclaim my support on my website and MySpace and I played at a fundraiser for his campaign.I just uploaded the eleventh "Songs We Need" video, my last vide
  • Recording, Zorikh, and a Video BlogLots of stuff is happening in Eli Land.Yesterday I recorded a friend of mine at my house - he brought his band over and I played bass. I spent this morning and afternoon mixing the song and sent it over tonight. I had brand new heads on my drums. Tha...
  • Videos - Sidewalk Cafe and American Folk Art Museum
    on Aug 24, 2008 in video
    These are videos from some recent performances:Shenandoah @ the American Folk Art Museum for Free Music Fridays, 8 August 2008.The next two are from the Sidewalk Cafe, 19 August 2008. Jay Goodman on bass and Matsu on drums.Johnny and IcarusDemocracy...
  • Satisfaction
    on Jun 27, 2008 in bass updates
    It's 1:25 AM and I'm tired, so this post may sound a bit awkward.In the past week I played two shows, both of which were immensely satisfying and fun. Show #1 was the MMNY event I advertised in the post before this one, on June 21. Josh Fox, Mik
  • MMNY '08 - Eli Maniscalco & friends
    on Jun 19, 2008 in updates
    If you live in NYC you probably know about Make Music New York - the free, outdoor musical celebration for the beginning of summer, happening all over the five boroughs on June 21st.As part of the festival, I'm organizing a three-hour event at Richar
  • Unlined paper
    on Jun 12, 2008 in songwriting
    Today I was working on a new song. I was walking around my living room playing the guitar and making up lyrics, and when it came time to write everything down the first paper I found was a sheet of computer paper from my printer.I have never written...
  • A digital album?
    on Jun 4, 2008 in recording updates
    If I were to release a digital album, available for download only, would you buy it? This is a project I've been thinking about and it looks like it will happen. Right now it will most likely be an acoustic EP, but that may change.
  • Lots of different shows
    on Apr 19, 2008 in nyc insider tips updates
    As always, see MySpace for details...Tuesday May 6, 8pm: I'm playing at Sidewalk Cafe with a slightly different band - Justin Goldner on bass and Anthony Bianco on drums (Justin has played bass with me since November, and Anthony is the drummer I
  • What I've been doing and what I'll be doingJust a short update...First and foremost, tonight I'm playing at 8 with Jeff on violin. See my site or MySpace for info.Also, this coming Tuesday at 10 I'm playing bass with Elliott Christ at Fat Baby. Check his MySpace for info.Also, if you hap