Friday, December 30, 2011

What a year!

At this time last year, I was pondering what the fallout from the changes in my music life would look like. I was cautiously optimistic, despite the let downs that 2010 brought to me.
I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised in 2011! Interesting, fun gigs with Cloud Shepherd, Silencer Assembly getting a guitar player, Failure Cock recording with Dean Santomieri and Brian Lucas, jamming with Andrew Joron and his theremin: all of these have been GREAT, and well worth the effort.
It is my hope that 2012 brings further developments within all of these spheres.
I would like to thank and acknowledge my wife Melissa for putting up with my sometimes crazy musical schedule. Also, thanks to all of my musical compatriots for jamming with me. I really appreciate all of you guys.
Onward to 2012!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Firecracker Shrimp

Recorded in my garage, 12/24/11. Homage to East Asian percussion approaches, so advanced on so many levels!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Cosmists-Solstice Within Mithraeum

New Cosmists track, recorded 12/21/11. Winter Solstice!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Barney Cauldron-Echoes off of Crumbling Walls

Barney Cauldron began its relatively short life at Sound Wave Rehearsal Studios in Oakland, June of 2007. This recording is a document of our guitar/drums duo phase, which lasted until 2008. It's not particularly virtuoso, but I like its skewed energy and stumbling Minimalism!
On this recording, Barney Cauldron was:
Scott Jones-Guitar, loops, phantom Blues voice
Mark Pino-Drums

Monday, December 12, 2011

Old Million Eye v. Infinite Plastic Internal, live on the radio, 12/14/2011 4PM PT
Brian Lucas and I will be blending our respective sound worlds on live, internet radio this Wednesday at 4PM Pacific time. Tune in and trip out!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cloud Shepherd with India Cooke, Berkeley Arts Fest 2011, 12/3/11, Berkeley Arts Store Front

Cloud Shepherd had the  honor of playing with world renowned violin maestro India Cooke, aka L'il Nimbus (her Cloud Shepherd moniker)  for a show in the Berkeley Arts 2011 Fest. To a man, we were stoked.
Thankfully, we had a pretty good size audience to play for, and performed two sets, both of which were made up of two distinct improvisations.
Above: me, setting up the Cloud Kit
Below: India wails, Andrew buzzes, I try to keep up
The night's music felt very rhythm-oriented to me; India's presence definitely had that effect on my playing. I spent a lot of time on the drum portion of the Cloud Kit, and even took a solo at one point. Hopefully it was fun to hear. I know we had fun!
Above: L'il Nimbus in full flight!
Below: L'il Nimbus and Baby Bro, preparing for launch!