“Singer” — album review by Phantom Tollbooth

Andru Bemis has very different career goals. He says he always wanted to be a hobo, but he found jumping off a train with three instruments and a box on CD ended up being a pretty good way to get himself arrested, so he did the next best thing-he bought 16,000 miles of train tickets…

“Singer” — album by Andru Bemis

It’s 5:30 on a Tuesday morning, and it’s just about bedtime. In fact, it’s almost exactly two years to the day I mailed the last album, …Plays Past His Bedtime, to the duplicator – perhaps I shoulda named this one “…Plays Well Beyond Past His Bedtime or Bedtime? What Bedtime?” Even before recording PPHB, I intended to create…

“Pilgrim” — lyrics

Words and music by Andru Bemis I’ve done it again, I let you down I know it’s a sin, are you still around to see me? I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again Still you open the door Still you let me come in I’m such a mess I told you before that…

“Plays Past His Bedtime” — album by Andru Bemis

New Year’s Eve, 2001, West Chicago, IL. Twenty hundred hours. Bemis’ motorbike wouldn’t start. He pushed it up the hill. He rode it down the hill. It burped a couple times. Back up the hill. Then down the hill. Burp. Then up. Then down. Burp. Up. Down. Burp… That’s how Bemis ended up recording these…