It’s a Rabbit Rabbit / Travis Travis Two-fer!

“I Bit the Hand That Fed Myself” / “Nokomis” by (respectively) Chandler Travis w. Rabbit Rabbit and Rabbit Rabbit w. Chandler Travis, recorded by Jon Evans at Brick Hill in Orleans.

Oh, jesus, how am I gonna explain this?

My friends Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi have this fabulous online magazine called Rabbit Rabbit […]

Merry Christmas 2014 from Cambridge and Rachel Jarvis

  Here’s this year’s Christmas mix – individual song & art downloads are below. We also have a download of the full thing in one ZIP archive.

This year’s opus is called “Merry Christmas Vacuum 2014” and features myself, Steve Shook, the White Prince, and many more of of our favorite artists (both ones […]

A Song About the King!

One of my favorite artists, Paulette Humanbeing, has aggrandized me in song form on her thriving bandcamp page, resulting in laffs:

Paulette's Songs For People by Paulette Humanbeing

Paulette, if you don’t know her work, is a prolific, restless, relentless genius, and you haven’t lived if you haven’t heard (for instance) her amazing songs “Chequessett” […]

Merry Christmas 2013 from Cambridge and Rachel Jarvis

This isn’t us, it’s lots of folks I dig… many thanks to all my fellow xmas music devotees from whom I pirated much of this, including Rob Hart, Ted Potrikus, Eddie Gordetsky, Decibel Dennis, Bubbles In the Think Tank / Belinda Rawlins, Phil Straub, PJ, Jodsworth the Valet (of course!) and anyone else I […]

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Tom Waits – “Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing”



CT here, presenting a bit of a departure for us here on Song of the Weak -a link to a youtube recording of “Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing” by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Tom Waits, a track that’s been killing me for some time now, originally recorded some […]

Merry Christmas from Cambridge and Rachel Jarvis

Well, first of all, merry Christmas n happy holidays n’ all… I perhaps should mention right at the top that this year’s mix is relatively silly even by my standards… also relatively filthy, as it features a couple of songs (which I’ve thoughtfully placed at the very end, to make them easy to avoid) that […]

Boston Globe – High Five: What Counts in Music Today

By Sarah Rodman, Globe Staff

As part of their Tuesday residency this month at the Lizard Lounge, the fun, fearless, and funky Chandler Travis Philharmonic will be including a “Music Appreciation” segment in which the CTP and its special guest play what Chandler Travis calls “Great Records” and discuss what makes them work. The inspiration […]

“Cry Baby Cry”


“Cry Baby Cry” -the Chandler Travis Three-o, March 17th, 2011, live at the Oyster Company, recorded by The Valet. and “Cry Baby Cry” -the original single by Van & Titus

I love this song so much I’ve tried to get every band I play with over the last few […]

Paulette – “Chequessett Forever”

Though I enjoy golf, it has always been my ambition never to spend any money on it, or to write songs about it. I’ve also never put anyone in “Love To Turn You On” more than once, but Paulette’s version of “Chequessett Forever” is just one of the funniest things I ever heard, and it […]

PJ O’Connell – “Can’t Get it Right”

There is no one I know on Cape Cod more kind and generous than P.J. O’Connell; no one writes better songs, either. He’s also a good neighbor, having lent me many cups of sugar and about 90 million cds somewhere along the line (and that’s way they call him the Cowboy Lawyer, or at least […]