In hopes of sharing more of my musical process and ideas I’ve created a MeaningLess Emphasis SoundCloud. I’m giving technology a great big hug and utilizing apps on my iPod Touch (inspired by the musician Wobbly). Currently loving the wild soundscapes happening with the help of the app Loopy. For example …
This fascination with sounds and technology was kick started by a 3 hour lecture on the history of synthesizers (notes below) provided by TCS at UC Davis followed by a performance by Wobbly.
I’ve been on one of my many documentary sprees and just watched the MOOG documentary on Netflix … but you can also find it on YouTube. This Schaefer Beer Commercial by musician Edd Kalehoff (who is also responsible for The Price is Right giggle) is hard to beat. Oddly reminds me of a David Lynch film
I’ll be honest, strange seas and skeleton families make for odd holiday vacations. There was lots of reading, solitude, and creating. I’m eternally grateful for time set apart like these, it’s a season and a shift in expectations. Below is a new loop, part of an ongoing project of creating sacred sounds to download and play on repeat. Hope you enjoy friends. May we all love well.
The glorious goth folk duo Flying Childers invite me to open for their show with Tomten, they also asked if I would design the show poster. What an honor on both parts! I had the treat of seeing (and sketching) Flying Childers perform in July at Hotel Utah. Looking forward to opening for them TONIGHT at Brick and Mortar.
“This is life … I’m stopping to listen to the banjo.” Visuals and misspelled words during conversation with the beautiful Dani Scoville.
Last year when Hurricane Irene hit NY I just so happened to be in Harlem visiting friends. So in response, we gathered supplies, cranked up the music, and danced violently along with the storm. When dawn rose and we all still had our fingers and toes this song was written in her memory. Thank you Adam Sjoberg for capturing and posting this live cover of ‘Hurricane Song’ during Fauxchella.
This is a new project over at MeaningLess Emphasis that I’m very excited about. ‘Windows That Only You Can Look Through’ will be a ongoing collection of loops pulled directly from my BOSS RC-2 Loop Station. There is no post-production (besides trimming), just on the spot emotion. The idea is that you can download the song, place in your media player of choice and set on repeat. My hope is that they are meditative, restful, opening, clearing, and inspiring. One of my personal favorite uses is listening to a loop while writing emails. I would love to hear what you like to “loop” to. Walking the dog, drawing spirals, filing medical papers?
OK. Bottom of the bag. Happy Friday internet friends.
I was already a fan, so when Racing Heart asked that in anticipation of his West Coast tour I would collaborate on a cross-coast video Skype cover of his song “This Pretty Mistake” I whole heartedly said YES. Now to share with you the fruits of such labor. Fun, fun, fun!
Racing Heart West Coast Tour
Fri 7/27 @ 9pm – Rogue and Peasant, Seattle, WA
Sat 7/28 @ 9pm – The Waypost, Portland, OR
Sun 7/29 @ 8pm – Metronome Coffee, Tacoma, WA
Tues 7/31 @ 8pm – Silverlake Lounge, LA, CA
Wed 8/1 @ 6pm – El Rio, SF, CA
Thur 8/2 house concert Vacaville, CA
Fri 8/3 house concert in Portland, OR
Sat 8/4 @ 7:30pm – Cafe Racer, Seattle, WA
On Saturday my Hens (otherwise know as housemates) helped throw together a very last minuet house show. With a blaze of mass text messages we spread the word and cleaned the house (yes, simultaneously). With a warm day of running around, a cold shower, and a big glass of sun tea we proceeded to fill the evening with sweet sounds. I was honored by all those who came. Special thanks to all my Instagram community for documenting this beautiful night. And extra special thanks to Not An Airplane for joining and delivering a beautiful performance (it was the second performance of his day … what a champ!).