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The little girl you hear singing on this free MP3 download is Valentina Santiago, my 6 year old friend. I saw Valentina in the Nutcracker last month, played Santa at her house a few days ago and have known her way before she knew how to sing. (Back to the Santa thing for a second-Valentina's parents, Joey and Linda had a Xmas eve party this year and I showed up to play Santa. Everything was going great for the 60 seconds I was there until Valentina decided to start screaming "it's Gaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrryyyyyy" and then all 15 kids figured it out and I ran out the door.) Valentina's dad is my friend Joey Santiago...the guitarist from the Pixies. His new band, with David Lovering (drummer in Pixies) is called Everybody. The music is incredible, but I'm not sure when you'll get to hear it. In the meantime if you give them your

Poor producers, they have to walk into the edit bay and discuss the changes they want made. 

Here is a drawing for an "Act 3" sketch we did a couple years ago. The script required a set that could be assembled in less than 10 minutes during a commercial break and struck before "Act 4". Then the dream team of Bianca, Josh and Shane made the street come to life!   No stupid Hollywood girls allowed either. Well, there goes another before and after. The script got to us, it was built and shot and destroyed in 48 hours. I love Hollywood.

Justine and I have made our first very serious decision as husband and wife. No, it doesn't have to do with kids, a life insurance policy or how to figure out the whole last name thing. Our big decision has to do with where we invest our money. From now on we will never spend cash on Christmas or birthday presents for eachother unless it is art, and ideally an original and not a lithograph. To kick it off this Xmas we decided to buy a painting for our new house. Here it is. A Todd Goldman original. These one of a kind canvases are paintings of the characters that will be in Todd's new Fox cartoon series that premieres next year. We decided on Miss. Tease, she is our new daughter. Our next purchase is by my new favorite artist Rob Wynne. These are original, one of a kind prints and I am


  The Justine and Gary wedding video in 3 parts. Getting ready, ceremony and reception. Let it load first for maximum viewing pleasure.

Last December we did this pilot for Comedy Central, started shooting the series this summer and now it is airing and is getting great ratings. For this I am happy, the show is really funny, everyone on the show is great to work with, David Alan Grier is a genius and the entire art department is the most talented group of people I have ever met. Two thirds of the Chocolate News art department Candleabra competing in a tranny pageant 'Maya' recites poetry for Obama and McCain Next Wednesday we are shooting a 'day after the election' show that will air that night on Comedy Central, or you can check out clips and other random madness at

It's been nine years since Boston based alternative rock band Letters To Cleo broke up and I am so thankful they did. Here And Now I remember taking the news hard because going to see LTC was such an important part of my life for a very long time. Catching a Letters To Cleo show at Mercury Lounge, Tramps, Irving Plaza or Roseland and being in Boston or New Jersey on the same night as one of their gigs was something I always made sure to do, if I could. At those shows I met up with friends, got to catch up with my sister, meet new friends, grab a beer and immerse myself in a style of music and the New York social scene that is basically the foundation of who I am today. When Letters To Cleo disbanded it was also the end of my time in the city, the