Friday, October 28, 2011

Ovipositor with Tom Herman, Live at the Stork Club, Oakland, CA 8/12/2005

Pere Ubu was very important to Ovipositor. Colin did a great web site with comprehensive interviews with most of the members of the band. I have been enjoying their music since the mid-1980's, when my aunt Barbara bought me a copy of 360 Degrees of Simulate Stereo. I once even naively emailed Pere Ubu, asking them if Birdsaw could open for them at Slim's. Uh, yeah, right!
Colin and his wife Jane are pretty good friends with Ubu guitarist Tom Herman, and at some point, Colin convinced Tom to play a few songs with Ovipositor in a live setting. Apparently, Tom was not the biggest fan of our music, but he graciously agreed to do so. About a year later, he played a full set with us, but by that time Ovipositor had much different dynamics, and the show was a bit lackluster.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Upcoming Cloud Shepherd Shows!

The men of Cloud Shepherd will convene and play several shows within the next two months. I remain grateful for the chance to play the Cosmic Shepherd music!
Dig the cool flyer by Joseph Noble. Find his books, too. The man can write!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Barney Cauldron-Boogie With B.C.

Summer 2010 was busy for Barney Cauldron. We played two shows, and had a nice, once a week rehearsal schedule going, with full band. This recording is from that time. By autumn, it would be over.
On this recording, Barney Cauldron was:
Dylan Haas-Saxophone
Scarp Home-Drums, vocals, trumpet
Scott Jones-Guitar
Dan Kennedy-Bass, engineering
Mark Pino-Drums, vocals

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cosmists-A.C. Punkte

New Cosmists track!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mark Pino-In Motian's Weeds

Recently I had to move the kit that I use in Failure Cock back to my garage.
I have been wanting to do a tribute to the great Paul Motian, whose brush technique is breathtaking.
This seemed like a good time to add pieces of the Cloud Kit  to the standard drum kit that is the Failure Cock kit, and have a go at said tribute.
As you can hear, I used brushes a la Paul Motian, on this track, In Motian's Weeds.  I'm quite pleased with the results!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Digital recording-Failure Cock, Strategy Pills, session 3

Failure Cock continues to work on Strategy Pills. It's getting pretty complicated, but in a good way!
Above: Dean Santomieri uses his own amp this time, nails it.

Above: Scarp engineering.

A few evenings later, our former Barney Cauldron band mates Dylan Haas and Dan Kennedy came over, and added saxophone and keyboards, respectively, along with a bit of vocalizing.
Above: Scarp lays down some trumpet sounds.
Above: Dylan's controlled alto chaos!
Above: Dan finds the sound he wants.

Now all that we have to do is mix and master!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cosmists-Kosmischer Eissturm

 New track from Cosmists!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shards-Live in Salinas, CA 8/26/2003

A VERY rough recording of George Earth and I, in full live wig out mode. This show occurred at a party near Salinas, CA, in August of 2003. We played with Dopavore and some other bands. Dig on George's requiem for Echo the dog, the recently deceased pet of Steve, who did some recording/engineering for us at his place in Malibu, earlier that year.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cosmists-Strings Oscillate

 New Cosmists tune!

Saturday, October 1, 2011