Answer: The Sausage King of Chicago.

Question: What is Abe Frohman also known as? Did you know the answer to this 80’s movie  trivia question? Well, if so, you stand a decent chance to win a free Parks and Records tote-bag filled with 5 Rum Diary cds at the C.A.M.P.  music festival this weekend in...

Tim Mooney, music will miss you

One night when we, The Rum Diary, were playing at the Tradewinds in Cotati, one of our old haunts, a gentlemen came up and introduced himself after the show. He wanted to bring us to his studio, produce and record our next album. We had heard this many times from many...

The Rum Diary’s first show in 5 years

(from http://citysound.bohemian.com) The Cotati Sound Machine is back! Well, for one show, at least. As announced today, the very great Rum Diary are playing this year’s C.A.M.P. Festival in Guerneville, which is this weird-ass type of...

Broke Bike Mountain Tour #1

Journal by Daniel of Parks and Records, Shuteye Unison, The Rum Diary. April 27th. On a beautiful April Friday afternoon, Jonny Latimer and I set out on the first bike trip of the year. Jonny is a seasoned randonneuring vet, this was my first time at the rodeo. I am...

World Wide Record Store Day This Saturday

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t really know about this either, but, On Saturday, April 21st 2012, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the world will simultaneously unite with the purpose of celebrating culture and the unique place that they...

The Rum Diary “greatest hits” out now w/ new songs

Ah yes, the good old days. The boys have gotten back together to assemble a greatest hits of Rum Dairy tracks along with a short documentary as well. There are 17 tracks total, 4 are very rare and 3 are totally unreleased. You can purchase the cd from our store or...