Joshua Weiner enjoys his day job as biology professor at a Big Ten University, but wishes it left more time (and money) for music.
I was raised in Milwaukee, went to college at Northwestern, got a Ph.D.
in Neurobiology at
UC-San Diego, worked as a postdoctoral scientist at the Washington
University School of
Medicine in St. Louis, and am now Associate Professor in the Dept. of
the University of Iowa. Which, they tell me, is a "real job", finally.
I am a proud alumnus of ~15 garage rock bands and now write, perform
bass, keys, vocals), and record my own Beatlesque indie rock in my
basement studio with my (long-distance)
collaborator Rob L. We released our first album as The Poor Richards
in 2006, and a 5-
song EP ("When I Can") in 2007. Both are available via iTunes or CD
Baby, if you're interested, and you can sample on SoundCloud. I also play drums in
Winterland, a Grateful Dead tribute band.
I have too many guitars, drum sets, and records and a very lovely and
understanding wife, along with
3 beautiful young children.