Thanks to everyone who came out last week for our spin through the upper-Midwest with Tim Cavanagh and Jonathan Coulton. You made it worth all the driving and crappy weather.

A few random thoughts from the trip:

  • Tim Cavanagh is, without question, the Nicest Man in Comedy.
  • Wisconsin Rapids smells kinda like a brown paper bag, but we loved it just the same. Next time, though, try to not have so much snow.
  • Sometimes venues have awesome food.
  • If Neil Gaiman were a comedian, he might steal the title from Tim Cav.
  • The Majestic Theater in Madison is an awesome venue, and has one more red Sharpie stuck up in the backstage rafters than it had before we got there. (Sorry, JoCo!)
  • ALWAYS stop at a "Cheese Chalet" if it has a gigantic fiberglass cow in the parking lot.
  • Two shows in Chicago = crazy night. Show #1 had Emily (of YouTubes fame) doing the Code Monkey Dance on stage next to us, which was too surreal/awesome for words. Show #2 was, for whatever reason, one of the strangest in recent memory. Jonathan aptly described it as a "coked-up, poo-flinging monkey of an opening set." All this, plus a drop-in from the Great Luke Ski.
  • At this point, we (us & JoCo) have a lot of emo bands on the side.
  • We also, for a short time in St. Louis, became a wedding band, called InfuZion. (Can’t you just see the name printed on the bass drum?)
  • The three of us have decided that, should our current acts, the emo bands and InfuZion all not work out, we’re going to start a band called the Deaf Tones, and we’ll sing tone-deaf covers of the Eagles, Beatles, Beach Boys, and many other ’60s & ’70s songs with rich vocal harmonies. Practicing these in the tour van gave us more hours of laughter than grown men should be allowed.

Anyway, thank you, everyone, for some of the dynamic shows ever being gave. See you in 2008!


  1. Posted December 12, 2007 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Hey guys, thanks for a great show. I saw you at Schuba’s in Chicago, I was at the early show. I thought the show was great. I really liked it every time you and JoCo would perform together. You guys really should collaborate on some new material together.

    Can’t wait to see you in the Chicago area again.

  2. Ginny
    Posted December 12, 2007 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    I was at the early Schuba’s show as well, and… well, now I’m curious about what happened at the later show to make it so bizarre!

  3. Posted December 12, 2007 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the awesome show in STL guys. I will be buying tickets to the next show you guys play here.

    Signed the guy in the camo coat.

  4. Susan
    Posted December 12, 2007 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    I was also at the early show at Schuba’s. It was my first Paul and Storm experience, and it was magical. Thanks for making my birthday so fantastic!!

  5. Jowarri
    Posted December 12, 2007 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Can we get a list of all the gifts of Coltonica? *begs* *grovels*

  6. LoonieBin
    Posted December 14, 2007 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Please elaborate on this red sharpie story…

  7. Paul and Storm
    Posted December 15, 2007 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    LoonieBin: Not as interesting as it might have seemed. During our set, JoCo was killing time backstage and invented a game where he tried to throw his Sharpie up to the rafters and catch it (a very long throw, it was a stinking high ceining). When he invited us to try, on about his 3rd or 4th try, Paul heaved it up and it didn’t come down again.



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