Just wanted to let you know that I have begun to release new music (finally!!!) and will be doing so on my new bandcamp page.
I offer you two new songs. Well, actually one is a song, the other could be described as magic-ritual-acapella-disco-roller-skating music for the most adventurous of you..! So I figure there’s something for everyone here. Both of them will be premiered tonight on The Curve Ball, hosted by my favorite DJ and music afficianado, Chris Evans.
The first song is called A New Adventure, and it’s pop. Pure pop. Actually, the song is about the internet, and the odd second reality that we have created out of it. Sometimes I feel like we’re building a bubble around ourselves that reflects some aspects of reality but without it’s depth and vulnerability. That’s what the song is about.
On A New Adventure I have a special guest vocalist, Tabitha Zisser, and her pals Athena and Verity. Hope you all enjoy it! Also, my good friend Nancy Kokoro will be doing one of her fun, experimental videos to it on Thursday (I’ll let you know where once it’s ready!) and it is being used in an ad for the an upcoming Etsy Mobile app.
The second… errr… vocal ritual is a crazy one. It’s called Rain or Shine and it’s a completely live, completely improvised performance. For the past couple of years I’ve been developing a live compositional technique which has a pretty intense ritual aspect. Anyway, this is one of the best ones. I love it. It was written during a time that I was feeling very lost, very down, very grumpy! And the piece was a ritual to transform that sourness into something ecstatic and full of joy. The original improvisation was 27 minutes, so for sure it’s been abbreviated, the mix manipulated a bit and I even added the occasional hand clap. But aside from that there have been no other corrections. It’s live. Put on some headphones (and some rollerskates), crank up the volume and enjoy.
They are both for sale, and if you want to offer some encouragement, please buy! They’re only a dollar, or 63 pence in England, 0, 73 euros in Europe!Back from France
Sorry for the delayed post. I have been back now for a week and still can’t seem to get back jet-lag! Anyway, the trip to France was a wonderful one. I had Liuh-Wen and Eddy joining me from the States with their violas, and met Louise Le May and a drummer by the name of Michel Blanc while over seas. Despite having only 2 days of rehearsal, I felt a real creative bond with all the musicians. The show was marred by some pretty sizeable sound issues (including a great many blossoms of horrendous feedback) but despite that I FELT IT!!! I really think we all did.
French audiences are great. Hell, FRANCE is great! To any French fans reading this, please don’t feel taken for granted, but I’d forgotten how much I love your country, and the experience of singing for you!
I have posted a lot of pictures on Facebook. My pal Hector came and took a lot of great shots back stage with my 5D. They look awesome.
Anyway, onwards! I have a gig coming up the night after Halloween! Yes, Tuesday the 1st me, Liuh-Wen and a new violist named David Cerutti will be performing at The Living Room, about a 45 minute set. Should be awesome! Please come and show your support!Saturday Aug 13th CFAN performance!!!!
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Any folks in the vicinity of NYC on the weekend of August 13th, please come and see me live at CFAN! It’s a marvelous church (and venue!) and we have a line up of great acts, beginning with Doris Cellar of Freelance Whales at 8PM, followed by Teletextile at 8:35, followed by me at 9:30, and finishing with some psychedelic goodness from Illuminator at 10:30!
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Hi there folks,
Sorry about the silence recently. I had a graphics project that kept me very busy. I hope everyone’s spring has been a lovely one. Here in Woodstock the weather has been schizophrenic, really since late Winter.
Anyway, just wanted to draw your attention to 3 great new tracks from my friends, the band I Am Your Autopilot! They shared them with me while in development, and they started out great, and ended up BRILLIANT! Take a listen!:
3 GREAT SONGS!