Sally’s Christmas Finery

“Sally’s Christmas Finery” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at the Midway Cafe, Dec. 18, 2016, recorded by the Valet.

Well, what the hell it’s Christmas, kids! This is a rather long free improv, but kinda fun… exactly the kind of crazy thing that happens at the Midway, which we’ll be returning to next year (!!) on […]

Long Live The Midway! (A New Live Album)

Ok, we’ve played at the Midway literally zillions of times, and now quite suddenly (at least in my semi-functioning brain) it’s the Midway’s 30th anniversary, and of course I didn’t do anything in advance, because I wanted to make sure the fucking thing was actually going to happen, and now it is, and I’m kind […]

I Got To Move (Philharmonic version)

“I Got To Move” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded live at the Midway by yours truly using my patented Horrend-O-phonic sound process (a beat up old Sony portable cassette deck) sometime in the late nineties. and originally featured on RadioBall #4, “Miss America Presents the Chandler Travis Philharmonic“. Great work from the rhythm section, […]

Saw It Comin’ All Along (live 1999 @ The Midway)

“Saw It Comin’ All Along” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonic recorded live at the Midway in April, 1999, by Tom Lawlor -a vintage CTP slobfest; suggest heavy drinking prior to listening… is that a steel guitar in there somewhere? What th’?

Song of the Weak!!! 2016 by Chandler Travis Philharmonic

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I Don’t Wanna Be Hoyt Axton

“I Don’t Wanna Be Hoyt Axton“- the Chandler Travis Philharmonic recorded live at the Midway, possibly sometime in February, 2002, by Tom Lawlor.

Maybe I was feeling old the day I wrote this, but I think I was thinking more about character actors in general, and how odd it must be to make your living […]

“Hermetic Zeal” Live at the Midway

“Hermetic Zeal“- the Chandler Travis Philharmonic recorded live at the Midway, sometime in February of 2002 by Tom Lawlor.

Back in the early days, around the turn of the century, we -that is, us… you know, the Philharmonic – played at the Midway incessantly for years. It was kind of our heyday, and we had […]

New Catbirds Song on A Record About Records for Record Store Day

Some of you may remember that last year Chandler contributed the song “Still Wanna Make a Record” to the record “Bubbles in the Think Tank presents The Petite 7 Inch Record.” It was a record about records, released in time for Record Store Day 2012, and compiled by our friends Belinda and January Fairy over […]

So long, Joe Coughlin – DAMMIT!

THANX and a tip o’ the hat to the Right Honourable Joe Coughlin, one of our longtime buddies and heroes, who recently hit the road for good after a long battle with illness. Joe was one of my fave peeps, and wrote some of the best stuff on my music (in various guises) anyone ever […]