Friday, April 22, 2011

Ovipositor-"we're hermits"

This tune was my Manifesto. I wanted to write a Rock-n-Roll statement, something defining my life. In a way, the lyrics were a sarcastic comment on the scene-oriented behaviors I witnessed in so many music venues. People want to be a part of something hip and cool and successful. As my music career has never really entailed aspects of any of those adjectives, I felt compelled to give the reasons why.
The title is a direct reference to Lester Bangs, and his late piece, All My Friends are Hermits. I would often dedicate the song to him at live shows.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Barney Cauldron-Live at Hemlock Tavern, SF 4/19/09

This show was very exciting for us, as we were opening for Greg Ginn and the Taylor Texas Corrugators. We were very LOUD. The floor of the Hemlock Tavern show space looked like a used drum shop, what with Scarp, Yvel, and my drums spread out all over the place. And that, with Yvel and I sharing a bass drum!
Please do listen for Scarp's OUT trumpet playing. It's a sound that I love!
For this show, Barney Cauldron consisted of:
Scarp Home: Horns, percussion, and yelling
Scott Jones: Guitar, loops, and costume
Yvel Ravai-Drums, percussion
Mark Pino-Drums

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lonely Techno

It's long been a dream of mine to accompany myself on drums with some sort of noisy synth pedal. The dream is now a reality!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Barney Cauldron-Live at the Stork Club, 1/10/2008

This recording is the document of Barney Cauldron's first show, at Oakland's much-heralded Stork Club. Scott somehow managed to get us on a bill with two other bands. When we showed up for sound check, we found out that the owner had double-booked the the show. There were now five bands playing. We quickly assessed the situation, and managed to talk the other bands into letting us play first. 
If one makes it far enough into this blast of noise to hear my vocals, they will be treated to my Black Masons rant. At that time, I was obsessed with African American Masonic lodges of the early 20th Century. I can't recall why.
On this recording, Barney Cauldron consisted of:
Scott Jones-Guitar, loops
Mark Pino-Drums, vocals

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mark Pino on......didgeridoo?

Please enjoy my didgeridoo styling, processed by Scarp Home.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Failure Cock-Where's the Fucking Sweet Spot?

New work by Failure Cock, with Brian Lucas providing bass tones!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Granite Dunes-Silver Motorik Machine

This is from Granite Dunes' second or third session at Anthony's studio in Fruitvale, Oakland Fall, 2010. Dig on Brian's inspired bass leadership, and Anthony's smooth minimal synth action!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Granite Dunes-Peace in Fruitvale

This contemplative track was recorded in the Fall of 2010 at Anthony's studio in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. I suspect it was played after a break. It has that smokey vibe, if you know what I mean.....

Brian Lucas-Bass
Anthony Pulsipher-Guitar, synth
Mark Pino-Drums