Saturday, December 29, 2012

Camera one

So...last night we did another performance in an intimate residential environment, this time in Marin County.
The debut of "Forest Hill" - an ode to piano lessons and an obscure neighborhood in The City
A likely winner for "brattiest Christmas song ever", another newcomer to our live set, "I Want A Train"
The repertoire perennial, "Don't You Realize How Cool I Am"
Finally, the fan favorite, "These Donuts (Are Making Me Cry)"

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Watch me

So for those who couldn't make it to show six, here's five videos to enjoy!


Blind Gerbil

The Darren Criss Halftime Extravaganza

These Donuts (Are Making Me Cry) 

Don't You Realize How Cool I Am (first 20 seconds were cut off)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Three to get ready...

Oh, we have a show tonight?

Actually we do.  And actually, you all should go. :D

Daly City, 6:30 PM.  Lots of planned awesomeness, and my compatriots in composition Mario Balibrera and Megan Dabkowski will be opening. :D

Thursday, November 8, 2012

New song!

Well, it's not new if you've known me or Sylvia all this time, because we wrote it in December 2011.  But it's now up for public consumption and it is the first track we've posted with full band recording activity!!!

Presenting...The Darren Criss Halftime Extravaganza!!!

Listen.  Enjoy.  Share.

Monday, October 22, 2012


After several weeks of planning, it's on: our sixth ever show as a band, to be held in a semi-picturesque backyard somewhere in Daly City.

 Bay Area people, please come. 7 PM, November 17 (subject to change). :D

Monday, September 24, 2012

Who are you

Holden: "So what kind of band ARE we?" Sylvia: "An awesome band."

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our newest!

So...a box of aging pastries and some retro inspiration led to a new song, co-written by myself and Ms. Plath.  Yes, we really did compose something titled "These Donuts (Are Making Me Cry)."  Enjoy.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dim the lights until the crowd roars

Oh, we've got a show coming up.

(Poster courtesy of my awesome friend Megan!)

May 12th, Brainwash Cafe, San Francisco at 8 PM.  Be there. :D

Sunday, April 8, 2012

New track up!

Finally got the time to upload one of our tracks to the vast internet, "Don't You Realize How Cool I Am."


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thrown down

a conversation between myself and Ms. Plath.


Sylvia: I'm in a glass box of emotions right now!

Holden: In Nino Blankenship, we take that glass box of emotions and throw it at the audience.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


New microphone time!

I've been experimenting with multitracking after a successful full-band recording session with my good friend Sean...and he had this exact mic so I found a sweet deal on it on the web and will be testing it out very, very soon. Woot.