Regular readers may remember that in addition to publishing Put This On, I curate the annual Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival. It’s a long weekend in the Caribbean in July, and it’s also the most fun you can have on the entire planet Earth.

We’ve just announced our music lineup, and it’s totally amazing.

  • John Roderick of the Long Winters, singer and bon vivant, is your gregarious host.
  • Jean Grae, super-lyrical superstar, will grace the stage with favorites new and old.
  • LAKE, Olympia’s own indie pop mega-celebs, will be charming your socks off, and…
  • Antibalas, all 14(!) members, will be picking you up by the scruff of the neck and forcing you to party like a maniac all night long.

That’s in addition to a spectacular comedy lineup that features Nathasha Leggero, W. Kamau Bell, Kyle Kinane and more.

So: GET ON THE BOAT! Tickets are available now and selling fast. Grab yours here, now.

I’m really excited and proud to share with you my latest project: The Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival. This September, I’ll be setting off from the port of Miami with some of my favorite entertainers and a few hundred of our closest friends and associates. We’ll have two nights of comedy, one of music, and four days of fun in the sun. Also: shuffleboard.
Our performers list is absolutely amazing. 
On the comedy side, we’ll have Al Madrigal and John Hodgman from The Daily Show, Marc Maron from WTF, Kurt & Kristen (that’s Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal), Maria Bamford, and Eugene Mirman. Plus a couple of comics I think are amazing who you should know about: Jasper Redd, Hari Kondobalu, Josie Long and Nick Thune. Every one of these people is among the best in the business.
The music side might be even better. We’ve got John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats. We’ve got the charming and beautiful Nellie McKay. We’ve got John Roderick of the Long Winters. And the party will be set off right by the amazing, amazing Dan Deacon. This will be unbelievable.
Besides all that, this is a classy cruise ship, not some Carnival monstrosity. Bring your good clothes. And your valet, if you’ve got one.
You can book your berth now - and your hotel room for the pre-party in Miami. It’s all online at the awesome website boatparty.biz.

I’m really excited and proud to share with you my latest project: The Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival. This September, I’ll be setting off from the port of Miami with some of my favorite entertainers and a few hundred of our closest friends and associates. We’ll have two nights of comedy, one of music, and four days of fun in the sun. Also: shuffleboard.

Our performers list is absolutely amazing.

On the comedy side, we’ll have Al Madrigal and John Hodgman from The Daily Show, Marc Maron from WTF, Kurt & Kristen (that’s Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal), Maria Bamford, and Eugene Mirman. Plus a couple of comics I think are amazing who you should know about: Jasper Redd, Hari Kondobalu, Josie Long and Nick Thune. Every one of these people is among the best in the business.

The music side might be even better. We’ve got John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats. We’ve got the charming and beautiful Nellie McKay. We’ve got John Roderick of the Long Winters. And the party will be set off right by the amazing, amazing Dan Deacon. This will be unbelievable.

Besides all that, this is a classy cruise ship, not some Carnival monstrosity. Bring your good clothes. And your valet, if you’ve got one.

You can book your berth now - and your hotel room for the pre-party in Miami. It’s all online at the awesome website boatparty.biz.

All I Want For Christmas: John Roderick

Today in our continuing series of style requests from men we like, John Roderick.  Roderick’s the frontman of the Seattle band The Long Winters, and his strapping, flannely, missing-toothed style makes him a darling of lumberjack fetishists everywhere.  In addition to his music, Roderick is the author of “electric aphorisms,” a book of short-form wit.

These custom-made boots are the ultimate, maximum piece of super-excellent boss gear, ever.  If I owned these boots I would just roam the back highways of America on my Triumph, dispensing a kind of rough justice as I searched for a way to forget my past. If I owned these boots I would probably be real quiet and hard to figure out, and waitresses would be intrigued by my solitary nature.  These boots are very expensive, but it wouldn’t matter because my only other clothes would be some dusty denim and a weather-beaten horsehide jacket.”

Eighteen Inch Wesco Boss Engineer Boot

Ultimatum by The Long Winters