Stores that carry Jeff Elbel + Ping CDs:
Barnes and Noble
351 Town Square
Wheaton, IL 60187
Remember When Records & CDs
309 W Ogden Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
Music Masters Worldwide
5230 Main St.
Downers Grove, IL
local music section
383 W. Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
4612-B East 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
Also available online at:
Not Lame Recordings
Now's your chance: Check out webstuff that we like! Favorite web resources, shops, curios:
Pogo Studio: Champaign, IL studio run by Jeff's recording guru, Mark Rubel.
Andy's Angels Records: Theo Obrastoff runs this label to benefit research to cure cystic fibrosis.
The Big Takeover: Web presence of the world's greatest printed music magazine.
Tape Op: An amazing resource for DIY recordists. Third class mail subscriptions are free!
Mutts: Jeff's favorite comic strip, created by Patrick McDonnell. Influenced by Geo. Herriman's Krazy Kat.
The Talking Stick: Coffee bar and acoustic venue in Santa Monica. Great atmosphere for fans of literate pop.
Fingerprints: Superb independent record shop in Long Beach, CA. Hosts eclectic (and FREE) live concerts in-store.
Paste Music sells Ping CDs and tons of other rootsy pop faves.
Hofner Heaven: Rev Hillstrom mixed and mastered our new CD. He's a Hofner dealer, too. Buy me a Beatle bass!
Digital Spatula: Ping collaborator Steve Taylor's video production workshop
IQ Test: Rate your brain the Danish way! Best excuse for a low score wins a Ping prize.
Church Sign: Hours of fun! Create JPEGs of your own ludicrous church sign messages.
Guitar Chord Name Finder: Very helpful in naming odd chord shapes, for those of us lax in our music theory.
Ah, L'Amour: Perhaps the finest film of all time. By Don Hertzfeldt.
Phonespell: Learn what your phone number spells.
Cat Fight: Scroll to the bottom of Green Choby's Links page for the Cat Fight video.
Kitty Fan: "Turn off the fan!!"
Monsters: For the love of all that's decent and furry, heed Chan Poling's words. But buy our albums first.
Don't watch if you can't accept Hollywood's ability to fake,
or Ford Motor Co.'s capacity for bad taste.
Yeti Sports #1
Yeti Sports #2
Some musical compadres and/or heroes:
Andrew Wesley: Soul rock, straight from the heart.
Bill Mallonee: Real-deal road dog, American poet, inspirational ex-frontman of Vigilantes of Love
The Seventy-Sevens: Mike Roe, Mark Harmon, and Bruce Spencer bring forth the rock.
Peter Gabriel: Lots of nice behind-the-scenes content.
Phil Madeira: Jeff's favorite Nashville cat. Excellent songwriter, brilliant player (B3, dobro, etc.)
Miranda Stone: Canadian bohemian/gypsy street-poet/songstress. Soulful & sharp; ace bandleader.
Green Choby: Chicago's fabulous Mike Choby!
The Hopescope: Modern pop guitar heroics for a new generation of moptops.