Thursday, December 23, 2010

Taking Account: 2010

Plenty to be thankful for:
- Danielle
- Danielle’s cooking
- bountiful workload; great year of shows
- playing Ellis’ version of Cars on the couch with him; hearing him refer to me as “Papa”
- Monroe’s laugh; looking into his brilliant, bright eyes
- our 1925 Craftsman home
- Al Andrews and Brooke Byers @ Porter’s Call
- Young Life’s Sharp Top Cove camp
- clean bill of health
- books and eyesight to read them with
- Psalm 13
- the writings of Frederick Buechner
- history (preferably not repeating it)
- Jeremy Brett’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes
- The Simpsons (for reasons of mirth and levity)
- homemade soup (preferably beef burgundy, shrimp & corn, or onion)
- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
- all 311,000 miles (and counting) on my 1996 minivan
- Louisiana seafood
- perennials
- Southwest Airlines
- golf
- chickadees
- flannel sheets
- Love that saves us fools

Monday, December 20, 2010

Umbrella T-shirt - CLEARANCE SALE

There are, at last count, ten Chrome-inspired Umbrella t-shirts remaining in the Goods vault (i.e., a cardboard box). The only remaining size is adult XL, but I’m selling them for $6.00 each until they’re gone. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, comfy cotton shirt for sleeping, repairing indoor plumbing, or for meat curating, now’s the time to jump on it. Offer ends when the last shirt sells. Or when the Saints go marching in (again).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Annual CD Sale

It’s time for the 2010 episode of my annual CD sale. This year’s offering is my newest album, Chrome. From now through Sunday 12/19/10, get Chrome for $3.00 each when you order in bundles of five or more. I’m no mathematician, but I think it works out to be 75% off the normal price.

And while you’re shopping you should also check out the many other fine linen albums (seven in all) I’ve recorded over the years. Lastly, no member of your family would be completely dressed without their own cottony brand new “Beep Beep” t-shirt, now available in adult and youth sizes. Visit the Goods Store to order.

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Green Beep Beep T-shirts

Green -- the color on the spectrum, not the movement -- is the new version of the "Beep Beep" t-shirt. Me, I love listening to and watching birds, not shooting them; therefore that makes me mildly "green." Or so the logic implies. The hue of this 100% cotton t-shirt is that of a healthy summer lawn. The official color title is "Irish Green." Just like the Emerald City in The Wiz, the design remains the same, but the colors evolve. Who knows what color scheme might be next. Can't you feel a brand new day? Ease on down the road. Don't nobody bring me no bad news.

Sarcasm aside, I am happy to reintroduce a favorite of mine within the vast Eric Peters outer garment collection: the "Beep Beep" t-shirt in its all-new color choreography. Now available in adult (S-XL) AND youth sizes (S-L).

Click here to purchase.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Under The Radar (Episode 86)

Recently, I staged a coup d’etat and successfully ousted democratic Under The Radar show host, Dave Trout. He never saw it coming, poor guy. When will people ever learn that democracy simply does not work. In the current Under The Radar episode (#86), I take over the reins and pick the entire show’s playlist and discuss why I like the songs and/or that artist, many of whom you might recognize.
Also, hear me perform a live version of my new, unrecorded song titled “The Old Year (of Denial)”. Under The Radar Exclusives.

Lastly, if you hurry your bones, there’s a chance to win an autographed copy of Chrome and an autographed, limited edition Eric Peters t-shirt.

Listen now.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

An Old Song In A New Commercial

A song I wrote a few years ago, "Epic", was recently used in the New Orleans Entrepreneur Week ad campaign. If you'd like to watch the commercial, you should click here.

Or here to read a bit more.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Under The Radar Tour Video

Here's a look at what my recently completed Under the Radar tour looked like from the perspective of a handheld, pedestrian autobot video camera. You'll need a HD Blu-Ray player, 101.1xf digital Dolby surround, 3 MPGs of DOS-RAM, and a pair of Barbie 3-D glasses to see it. Mostly consisting of non-performance activities, you will quickly notice that Dave Trout and I spent a lot of time eating food of the edible and tasty variety, something we Louisianians and Chicagoans have in common. Enjoy.

Under The Radar Non-Concert Tour Video

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Video clip of a new song: "The Old Year"

Here's a live video clip of a new song I wrote a couple of weeks ago, the first song I've written in over a year. This clip is from a show I played in Lockport, IL on 1/23/10. Cheers to the new year, goodbye to the old one. Bring on the songs.

The Old Year (of Denial)

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Swag!

Do you want Chrome for your upper torso? The latest, greatest EP t-shirt is now available. Umbrella design on cardinal red, 100% cotton shirt. Purchase yours in the Eric Peters Goods Webstore.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Chicago in January

I'm in greater Chicago for ten days playing a run of eight shows. After the final Chicago show tonight (Saturday), I drive to Michigan for three more shows before returning to Nashville to, at last, see my family, and bask in a slightly warmer, sunnier clime. *I will not complain about being away from home; after all, I did sign up for this.*

Gray skies are a fixture here during the winter months, and, from my limited observation, it sure permeates just about everything and everyone around. Even a slice of deep dish pizza, or a Portillo's chili cheese dog holds less enthusiastic sway over me. Slightly less. After seven days of mostly overcast weather, I find myself short tempered at mostly frivolous things; like putting gas in the car, trying to access the internet, making a U-turn, or trying to write lyrics to a new song that I still don't know what I'm getting at. Mundane, meaningless things that draw out some latent angst. Yet I cannot tell you why any of this is. My best guess is that the mind and body are telling me I miss home, wife, family. And, yes, a clear blue sky wouldn't hurt the old attitude, either.

Harlem Avenue has become a familiar layout. I can tell you where the nearest McDonald's, Target, sushi restaurant, RedBox movie rental outlet, and cheapest gas are located. A hotel room bed, as nice as this place is, is a far cry from my 3" memory foam bed. And then there's the boundless energy of those two young boys, who probably have no idea, or care, that I've been gone. But I know I'm gone, and am quite eager to see them again, to lay eyes on familiar people, things, streets, trees. Home is familiarity drenched with need. It's a place I could use some of right now.