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Behold the Schumin!!!
The Adventures of Young Schumin!

This is Ben Schumin's webpage. He's a student at good ol' JMU. I read about his page in Time Out, way up here in New York! I find it pretty interesting to see pictures of Madison and read about the adventures of the loveable Schumin. You should too!

Look at Jesus schooling the kids!

Dress-up Jesus

This is blasphemous, surely.  But you know what?  It's funny.

Sly and the Family Stone, I mean, Cecilia. . .

The best family band since the Partridge Family and the Brady Bunch. A Rockstar Dad on drums, Left-handed guitarists, Duo Siren sisters, Smokin' lead from Big Brother, Backup vocals from Mom holding it all together, and if that weren't enough, folks, let's throw an accordion into the mix. 

My question: When's the sitcom coming out? 

Pop Interstate

Pop Interstate

This is a band of pop geniuses.  Around six or seven years ago, a certain Dave Pomerantz met a certain guy named Drew at an open mike at the Little Grill in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Music history, folks.  The end result is this band, Pop Interstate.  Check them out.  Go see them.  Love them.  Try to sleep with them.  Be their friends.  Feed their cats.  Or just buy their cd. 

Nate and Siobhan
Siobhan O'Malley: my old song writing partner 

Siobhan O'Malley's site is well worth the visit.  Trace the other half of Vandal In/Vandal Out.  What is that?  Well, you have to be an old school Shelkey/O'Malley music trivia buff to figure that one out.  

My main man, Declan Macmanus, you know him as Elvis Costello.
Elvis...the one with glasses

I bought my first tape in 8th grade because of the top 40 and a catchy little tune co-written by Paul McCartney. "Veronica", that's right! Ever since I've been hooked. I even got so hard up, I checked out the King of America album from the local library on vinyl. Forgive me if sometimes I try to sing like him. . .

Preachers get thirsty too, you know?
Tom Kildea: The Original Voice of Chickentown

When I first started going to James Madison, you sensed some sort of secrety society going on. As there were lots of people passing around these tapes. April, and Long Gone. Talk of this "House Band". At least in the crowd I ran in. After reflecting over the years, here are my thoughts. If you've never been to Harrisonburg, this is what it sounds like.

Look at the illegal smile.
John Prine Shrine

I used to make fun of my friend Jeremy for always listening to John Prine. I don't think I ever really knew who he was. But then Jeremy convinced me to go to a concert of his. After first hand testimony, I was a convert. I kneel before the power of the words of the original Mailman. John Prine heals.

Madison, James Madison.
Madison James Madison...We are the Dukes of JMU!

If you see me about town, ask me to sing the JMU fight song.  You'd think I wouldn't do it.  BUT I WILL.  I like to draw a crowd.