Monday, November 19, 2012

Cloud Shepherd-Unknown; A Beard of Snails Records, 2012

The men of Cloud Shepherd are pleased as punch at the release of our CD Unknown, out on A Beard of Snails Records. Please consider buying a copy!
A million thanks to all members of Cloud Shepherd and A Beard of Snails!

Mountain vs. Buildling-November Null

New Mountain vs. Building tracks for November, up here!

Thanks to Brian Lucas for taking the time to edit them.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Crow Crash Radio live shots

Andrew's wife Rose took these photos of Crow Crash Radio at the Uptown Garage in Oakland, CA 7/6/12. We were playing as part of the Art Murmur for that month!

Thanks, Rose!

Crow Crash Radio is preparing for a gig in December. More details to follow soon.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cloud Shepherd-City Lights Books Poetry Annex; SF, CA 11/3/12

Last night the men of Cloud Shepherd crammed ourselves into a tightly packed Poetry Annex at City Lights Books in SF, as part of the Carnivale Pataphysique in North Beach. The event was originally scheduled to take place in a large basement, but Hurricane Sandy prevented the owner of said basement from making it to San Francisco. The staff at City Lights graciously allowed the show to go on in their space. Fantastic!

Above: Cloud Shepherd invokes
Below: Brian and Mark interactive

We responded to the close quarters with what I felt was a very  good set, two pieces, both of which started out somewhat quietly and then proceeded to lift off into more frenetic spaces.

Above: Andrew, Brian, and Joe
Below: Andrew dances
Above: More Shep
 Below: Poetry Annex Flight!

After our set, a great poetry set and puppet show followed. All in all, a very Pataphysical event!
Thanks to Melissa for taking the pics!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cosmists-Studio One Arts Center; Oakland, CA 11/2/12

Last night Cosmists had our debut public performance at Oakland's very friendly and cool Studio One Arts Center, located in Temescal District.
We opened the ceremonies with a very quiet (Andrew said he could not hear me at all!) piece, setting the stage for wonderful poets Michael Leong and Dora Malech. They are both very talented writers. Their books are available: grab them!

Above: Micheal Leong orates.
Below: Dora Malech describes her travels

After a short break, Cosmists delved into our louder side, doing a short, 11 minute set. I felt somewhat self-conscious; it's quite and abstract approach, just theremin and percussion! That said, Andrew said he was happy with it, as did a few friends. Hopefully it wont be that last time that Cosmists appear in public.

Above: Cloud Kit, prepared
Below: Andrew reads

Andrew closed the evening out, reading four of his poems, including my favorite piece of his, which describes cubic forms and linear time.
All in all, a fun night! Thanks to event MC Robert Andrew Perez and event organizer Casey McAlduff and the great staff at Studio One Arts Center!