A recent read that gives insight into before and after the folk explosion of the 1960s, referred to here as The Great Folk Scare. Great stories with a personal perspective on an era considered so important because of its connection to songwriters like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Van Ronk’s relationship with and stories about … Continue reading Marginalia #1
The second Just Daddy release is available on disc or on streaming. I did a lot of guitars on “The Price Is Rot” and some synths and keys on “Hexagon Fumes” and maybe more on some other tracks. I just don’t remember at this point after working on an earlier release (and currently working on … Continue reading New Release: Just Daddy: Eat Blud
This wasn’t only my first live show since the pandemic started, but my first live show in a decade. Kids, career change, moving, etc. We played “Where Pathways Meet,” “Plutonian Nights,” and “Space Is the Place.” The group was headed by Cliff McPeek, and included LaDonna Smith, Charles Pagano, Holland Hopson, and several others. I … Continue reading It Happened
I co-wrote the newest Reverse Engineer ep with Kenny Johnson. It’s available on Bandcamp and streaming. Kenny and I go back two decades playing both rock and freely improvised music. I had taken a long break from music while teaching and raising kids, and noticed he had been putting out new material that I admired. … Continue reading New Reverse Engineer Release!
You can read the interview at The Drunken Odyssey. Continue reading Lost Chords and Serenades Divine #21: An Interview with Jad Fair.
We attempted the next Disquiet Junto, which dealt with turning daily sounds into music. Last week’s is here. Justin wrote a piece for timpani, piano, and trumpet. The sound of a dumpster was the influence for the timpani. I sampled my chair at work (the sound you hear at the beginning and end of the … Continue reading New Sounds: Bourgeois Zoo: “What Is Happening To Me?”
I had been eyeing the Disquiet weekly projects for some time. On Thursdays, participants get a prompt, and they have to post a track by Monday. It’s mostly for making ambient or other kinds of textural sounds or music, though results are across all kinds of music universes. I sent the announcement for the project … Continue reading New Sounds: Bourgeois Zoo: “Apoapsis Ostinatos”
At The Drunken Odyssey, I review Gwenifer Raymond’s Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain. Continue reading New Review: Lost Chords and Serenades Divine #20