October 4, 2013
THE SPY / THE SECRET GROUP
screens this saturday with live accompaniment by me as Friendship Friends Forever (solo sect / cold sext).
It is a mystery romance film and a concert.
it will be loud.
come on by.
OPTRONICA at Other Cinema
so many great acts!
September 29, 2013
all impromptu sessions live from the Artists' Television Access window in San Francisco, California
available for streaming on SoundCloud
September 27, 2013
September 22, 2013
check out my record cover for the awesomely raw booming blare that is THE HERMS - DROP OUT VOL 1 out on Castle Face Records. we have it playing in the office all the time (‘cause i said so). it’s my first physical LP and i like it a lot. : )
thanks to Matt Jones and John Dwyer for getting this together.
LOS ANGELES AKA LINDA’S BOOK by SHALO P
strumming passages about a recurring pattern of twos.
first gasp is a mouth sucking out life.
stereo dazzle for each spread - a chance portrait of a certain city seen from the north.
boy did i hate that city.
boy was it hard to forgive it.
August 22, 2013
this sunday i'm shaking out a solo set as FRIENDSHIP FRIENDS FOREVER (solo sect / cold sext) - a red divorce - more fun with friends Shalo P
last week i had some impromptu sound performances alongside DUMPTRUCK in San Francisco's ATA Window. two spaces: the street and the empty theatre space. guests were invited to stroll inside or take a seat out front. DUMPTRUCK uses an interestingly complex homemade modular synthesizer that is a small island of wires and wild sound. each night had it's own subtle theme.
below are links to soundcloud recordings, kindly provided by DUMPTRUCK.
update: no more tracks online : (
hope you got a chance to listen to them. nothing is forever.
July 11, 2013
July 10, 2013
I just received a rad t-shirt in the mail from the kind folks of EFF Portland. Thanks to Karl Lind for including me in the B-Side (which thrills me not only for the fine company, but also because it reminds me of Adam Ant's B-Side Babies), and to all the great folks involved in putting it all together. Pink in so my color right now, and the unflinchingly fearless format of volatile cinema Experimental Film Festival Portland celebrates is also a distinctly personal joy as well.
With special thanks to the Oregon Department of Kick Ass.
July 8, 2013
Former BLASTED CANYONS front-man Matt Jones from Castle Face Records paid a visit to the studio a few weeks back with a newly pressed colored vinyl copy of FLOATING COFFIN by the wonderful San Francisco group - THEE OH SEES. I had the pleasure of introducing him to a fine bakery down the street, makers of the best biscotti. We also had a rousing chat on sound, rock n roll, and a specifically mind-blowing Jimi Hendrix breakdown from Live at Winterland.
I've had music from their catalog riding through my home like wild geese ever since - White Fence, The Mallard, Running, etc - all tearing through like goblins for these last few days.
For my part, I feel invigorated in knowing that the Bay Area anxiously writes worthwhile chapters in musical history each day, guided by wild, yet seriously kind folks with real rock n roll in their veins.
Lovely, quite lovely people. I look forward to working with them further (hint: stay tuned for announcements).
Yet another reason that I stick with independent artists each and every time: they get it right.
July 1, 2013
I worked on the new CHROME release HALF MACHINE FROM THE SUN - The Lost Chrome Tracks from’79-‘80,
funded with kickstarter to buy back essential tracks produced (and lost) during a prolific period of sheer brilliance between HALF MACHINE LIP MOVES and 3rd FROM THE SUN.
It was a pleasing experience with the concept provided by the wonderful performance / video artist (and occasional Chrome member) Monet Clark, with the forms assembled, and nuanced with digital wizardry by Shalo P (and his electric hands).
sidenote: I got to skinny dip in the creek in front of Terry Riley’s house during the trip.