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Hello, my name is Atom. You can email me here.  I write songs on a few music sequencers and synthesizers (stupidly named 'the package' a long time ago) and the guitar. Enjoy.  While the email list isn't too active, there is occasional stuff.  Feel free to sign up here

The web page you are looking at was updated last on 7/7/2011.

I just put up a bunch of live recordings/radio live recordsings/radio performances and unreleased stuff.  Perhaps you like this kind of thing?  

Atom & His Package played its final show in Philadelphia on August 29th, 2003. I can't thank the folks who have attended or helped out with shows, or communicated or been friendly or let me sleep on their floor over the last seven years enough. I appreciate it more than you know. Thank you. I've truly had a wonderful time.

Thanks for your interest. 

There is a CD, including a bonus DVD of the last Atom and His Package show out now on Hopeless Records called Atom and His Package 'Hair: Debatable'. On the bonus DVD is the show in its entirety, documentaries and videos. I think it turned out really well. It is available for $10 ($12.50 for int'l orders) here.

I have a twitter thing, though I have yet to really use it.  If you know what 'following' is and want to do it, go: 

Every few months, some friends and I have been playing shows under the name TV Casualty - (video you tube channel here) where we've covered a bunch of songs by a particular punk band we like and have had different friends sing.  I play songs on guitar, while Andy Nelson, Brian Sokel & Chris Wilson play the same songs at the same time on either a different guitar, a big guitar or drums or a face.   The shows have benefittted: 
PHILADELPHIA ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY (PAWS)
http://www.phillypaws.org/ [www.phillypaws.org] »

The People's Emergency Center in Philadelphia (http://www.pec-cares.org/

The Attic creates opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. The Attic is proud to be Philadelphia ’s only independent LGBTQ youth center.

We did a Misfits set for each of the last two Halloweens with Ted Leo singing (with H1N1, by the way), Ramones set in July, 2010 with Rodney Anonymous from the Dead Milkmen singing, a Minor Threat show with Mike McKaye singing in December of 2010, and most recently, a Black Flag show with Dan Yemin from Paint It Black yelling.  We're doing a Misfits set with Ted Leo singing at the Fest 10 in Gainesville, FL at the end of October 2011.

Misfits shows clips:



 

Here's a clip of some songs:


Minor Threat Show clip:

Black Flag Show clip:

Black Flag



A few folks put together some neato flash videos for a few songs. If you're interested in checking them out, click here and scroll down.

Also, I've been playing in a band called Armalite. We are not playing a few shows in the near future, but we are playing the Fest in Gainesville, Florida at the end of October 2011.  If you're on the email list, I'll keep you posted about all this stuff.

If you're interested, I wrote an article for the music issue of the Philadelphia City Paper consisting of 11 Tips for Touring Bands. Click here to check it out.  But please keep in mind about Grand Rapids, MI... Derek from there reports: it now has "a thriving music scene, a communal arts scene, neighborhoods being rebuilt and (smart) young people in charge of the city’s growth.  I think that just as we’ve all brightened our view of our own city, we need touring bands and visiting individuals to also understand that we are no longer a shithole that should be overlooked."

By the way.  The Atom and His Package P.O. Box is now closed.  You can reach me at:
atom@atomandhispackage.com

If you're interested in seeing the gallery of funny pictures that was once posted, please click here.