I found, through circuitous channels, that Mike Doughty has a blog. Soul Coughing was always one of my favorite bands from back in the day, ad I had the good fortune to see them live twice—once at the old Bohager’s, which is now an empty lot (and being reclaimed as some kind of new building), and once in the old 8×10 as one of about fifty very lucky fans. That small club date remains one of the best live shows I’ve bever seen. (This weblog takes its name from one of my favorite S-C tracks.)
Anyway, he’s been kicking around playing small gigs for the past couple of years, and is in the middle of releasing a new solo album and going on tour to promote it. If you haven’t heard any of his newer work, it’s a departure from the old S-C sound, but still features ace songwriting and melodies. He’s an excellent writer, and comes off as an extremely down-to-earth kind of person.
If you haven’t heard it, I recommend Skittish. “Rising Sign” is one of my favorite tracks from last year.