"Moonshot" video NOW on Entertainment Weekly!
Watch it here. Again and again.
“Moonshot” was directed by my longtime collaborator Matthew Sterling (who edited Blue Like Jazz and The Second Chance), and I’m embarrassed to say... Read more
At the 2006 Nashville Film Festival I saw what became my favorite music documentary ever: Danielson: A Family Movie. I had been a fan of Danielson almost from the beginning,... Read more
To celebrate the birth of Jesus, we have a song about him here (courtesy of the backer whose largesse made it possible). It features none other than our good friend... Read more
Happy Birthday — did the package arrive?
Is today my birthday? Maybe.
What do I want on my birthday? Your complete satisfaction.
Did your CD arrive yet? If not, let us know and we will resend immediately.... Read more
Download this / Watch this
Is it really only seven days 'til Goliath?
The final pre-release track can be downloaded here. (I suggest headphones.)
And my friend Fred has a message for you here.... Read more
"Goliath" video premiere now!
It's hard to type with trembling fingers.
The long-awaited video for our new album's title track, "Goliath," is now available for your viewing enjoyment from our good friends at Relevant... Read more
"Standing In Line" Video! Storyline Film Festival! Exclamation Marks!
Yes, I believe in recycling:
Yes, you can watch it here starting at 9am ET.
Yes, you can listen to the song and read the lyrics here starting now.
No, this... Read more
Yahoo! Our debut video is here!
Your extraordinary patience is, we hope, rewarded by what I believe may be the weirdest, wildest video I've ever appeared in. And Yahoo Music evidently agreed, as we are honored... Read more
Monday Pop Quiz
It's Monday, so close your books, pull out your pencils and take this short quiz. No cheating. (Answers below, and remember: The only dumb answer is the one you got... Read more
Birth Announcement / Due Dates
It's an album!
"Goliath" was born at 3:45pm on August 23rd at Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine. Weighing 0.6 ounces (including flash drive), Bob Ludwig was the attending mastering engineer.... Read more
CONFIDENTIAL: The People vs. Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
Dear fellow Kickstarter backers,
My name is Howard Howe, and I am an attorney with Dewey, Bustem & Howe, a firm specializing in class-action lawsuits involving crowdfunding and overdue backer... Read more
In Layers: A Field Guide to Audience Watching at ST&TPF Concerts
If you missed Saturday night's epic show at AudioFeed Festival, you missed the additional entertainment value provided in the second row by the most elaborately staged floorshow in the history... Read more
Summer Progress Report
Dear parent or legal guardian of Stephen Taylor,
My decision to detain your delinquent charge for the first month of the summer recess has met with mixed results. On the... Read more
The Parable of the Knitter
Ever owed somebody money, then made it worse by trying to avoid them? I'm speaking metaphorically here, of course.
Maybe you have a "friend" who — and, again, this is... Read more
Dead Package Dept.
The joy of seeing so many of you on the first leg of our tour is only slightly diminished by the horror of hearing some of your packages never arrived.... Read more
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
We just wrapped opening night of our tour with Peter Furler Band in Charlotte at the Neighborhood Theater — thank you, Queen City — and tonight it's Washington DC and... Read more
All Things Touring
I will follow up with highlights from Friday night's epic Secret Show in Nashville, but first, some important tour announcements:
1) For the Facebook-less among you, a complete list of... Read more
Mail Fairies vs Mix Fairies
As tiny mail fairies deliver your packages across the country and around the world, some of you may be wondering why, for example, your poster isn't included with your Golden... Read more
Fulfillment's First Finale
Do you know why they call it fulfillment?
Because with every stroke of the Sharpie and affixing of your address label, that's what we experience. Fulfillment.
Six months ago we... Read more
This Week's To Do List
1. Spend next weekend packing and shipping t-shirts, Golden Tickets, posters, and anything else that doesn't have chords and a beat. Turn it into a party.
2. Mention that your... Read more
Studio Inventory (week of March 17th)
notes played: C, F, B-flat, G, E-flat, others
instruments played: guitar (electric), bass (electric), baritone sax (non-electric), cowbell (suggested twice, rejected twice)
espressos consumed: 27
throat cleared: 3X (acoustic reasons),... Read more
Tour Dates posted, with more to come...
What's that term where you're afraid to post anything to social media because you might do it wrong? Cybernoia?
So if I post these early dates, you won't assume that's... Read more
The incomparable Fleming McWilliams is our first guest vocalist, and I have irrefutable proof: despite the danger, I managed to smuggle this footage out of the studio by hiding it... Read more
The Perfect Tour
As we've been recording The Perfect Foil album, we've simultaneously been planning The Perfect Tour. It's tricky business trying to plot a tour that plays the maximum number of cities... Read more
In snow. In studio. In love.
This is me snow-yakking in Portland, Oregon in the winter of 2007. The tow and encouragement are being provided by Donald Miller. Six years later, this now seems like an... Read more
It's Random Point Weekend. Do you want a phone call?
We're having such fun during these final three days of our Kickstarter campaign, and with your help, I think we can make that Spring Tour Stretch Goal. But I must... Read more
FLEMING & JOHN! / Golden Ticket
For those of you considering attending our Nashville Secret Show/VIP Party on April 25th, we have an announcement: Our special guest for the evening is also one of our all-time... Read more
New song hear! Your city here?
Yes, it's a new recording you've never heard! (No, it's not quite finished.) Yes, it's been shortened to go with the video idea stolen from Dylan! (No, we're not creatively... Read more