Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Upcoming Show!

I'm excited to say that I will play on Thursday, 1/2/2014 with Rent Romus's Ruminations at the Luggage Store! Ruminations also feature Christina Stanley, Markus Hunt, and Bob Marsh. Fine company! I will play Cloud Kit.
Along with Ruminations, the  Matt Davignon/Dave Douglas Duo will play.
The Luggage Store is located at:
1007 Market St. at 6th St.
Show starts promptly at 8PM!
A fine way to start off the New Year.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Crow Crash Radio live footage

This footage of us playing our tune Don't Go to the Sun, live at 19 Broadway in Fairfax, CA in November of this year. 
I believe that it was filmed by Brian's friend Tomas. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Barney Cauldron-Orange Sky/Pounding Rain

First off, mega congratulations to former Barney Cauldron guitar player Scott Jones, who celebrated the birth of his first son, Scott Jr., this week! Nicely done!

These recordings were made in March of 2008, after we drove through a giant rain storm to get to Orange Sky studios in Hayward, CA.

I think it's safe to say that Scott and I are both pretty proud of the music that we laid down that night.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Mountain vs. Building-Gaylord Sunshine video

Along with being an ass kicking drummer and keyboard player, Sheila Bosco is also a very talented film maker.
Sheila's style is Surrealist, for sure, and it comes through loud and clear in this new video, produced by Sheila, with appearances and music by Mountain vs. Building.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Janina Angel Bath Group-Harmonia, Sausalito; 12/6/13

Last night the Janina Angel Bath Group slogged through a cold rain to get to Sausalito's Harmonia, a great space that used to the Record Plant. I was excited when I realized that Alice Coltrane had recorded there. Man, the carpentry of that place! Beautiful.
We played a short set of five tunes, and I felt like things hung together really well. None of the terror feelings of the previous evening's gig were present!
A fun, sweet gig, and a really nice way to finish off this year's gigging commitments.

Above: Michael ready to drift
Below: Brian with the Folk Songstress guitar
Below: Janina at the keys

Matt of White Light Prism filmed video, so perhaps at some point there will be footage to post.
Below: Mark at the Cloud Kit. Photo by Brian Lucas. Thanks, Brian!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Cloud Shepherd-Luggage Store Gallery, SF; 12/5/13

Last night the men of Cloud Shepherd convened at SF's venerable Luggage Store Gallery to play our first gig in months.
Things started off well, as I was enjoying playing the revamped Cloud Kit. We dove into a piece featuring alto sax, Cloud Kit, and theremin. After a time, though, I started to feel the absence of Brian, who was not able to make the show due to logistical snafus. What started as a gap gradually intensified into a chasm in my mind, as Brian's bass playing always provides me with an anchor. Scary stuff!
Anyway, we got through our abbreviated set and beat a hasty retreat. Ah, well. Improvised Music is tough!

Above: Cloud Shepherd minus 1! Photo courtesy of CJ Borosque. Thanks, CJ!
Below: Cloud Shepherd live shots, courtesy of Michael Lowe-Grandi. Thanks, Michael!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

New Cloud Shepherd digital release!

I am particularly excited about this one, as it's the first to feature my new, "up off of the ground" Cloud Kit!
Andrew told me it "kicks ass"!Thanks to Joe for engineering!