Saturday, July 26, 2014

Crow Crash Radio-50 Mason Social Club; SF CA 7/25/14

It was a bit odd, seeing the Birdsaw sticker on the backline drum set at 50 Mason Social Club last night. I think that those drums must have been Paulo Baldi's, on account of the Liar and Deadweight stickers. Sort of made me feel old!
Crow Crash Radio had one of those "just carry on" type of shows, in that both Brian and Andrew seemed to be having technical issues with their gear.
I felt that the ending portion of our set was pretty good, though, especially the Link Wray-ish vibes of Tarifa and our rave up action on Imaginary Companion.
All in all, a good, sometimes challenging time. There may be video footage at some point!

Above: Andrew gets his amp dialed just so

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Crow Crash Radio will play this Friday in SF!

This Friday, 7/25, Crow Crash Radio will play 50 Mason Social Club in SF! We will play at 10 PM! If you're in SF, please come to 50 Mason St.! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

UB Radio #340, 7/20/14

I had a great time participating with Sheila, Ninah, and Das at the Chakra Chimp Research Kitchens of Northern California last night!
The theme, "Insects Feeding on the Corpse of Empire", may have been tough to follow, seeing as that we tranced out on myriad gongs for almost two hours. I read opening incantations from poets Steve Anderson and Luis Weisberg, both of which had, for me, sentiments related to the topic.
Did I mention gongs? YES!!! It was absolutely great to spend so much time trancing out on gongs of various sizes. I feel like we built up some really gorgeous, shimmery spaces. Tranced out!

Below: the gong players!

If you care to listen to the show, the Archive link is here:

Many thanks to Sheila, Ninah, and Das!

Below: video!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

UB Radio Salon today!

I will be performing with Sheila Bosco, Das, and Ninah this afternoon, 5-7 Pacific Time, on UB Radio. The theme is Bugs Feeding on the Corpse of the Empire, and I hope to make lots of insect sounds! You can listen at

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ear Spray-Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkekely CA; 7/18/14

It was a bit sad, setting up inside of the Berkeley Arts Festival space, seeing as that there was no art on the walls. "They're getting ready for construction", as someone said. A few more months, and this space will be no more!
As for Ear Spray's set, I feel like we did pretty well. Ann's skills with her video rig are improving, and Carlos was happy with the set: always a good sign.
I played the Nunn Plate and roto toms, along with turning my tackle box full of percussion toys into one big noise maker.
It was great to play with Aaron Oppenheim and Rubber (O) Cement! Tough acts to follow!

Below: rotos
Below: Ear Spray selfie!
Below: Video!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ear Spray this Friday night!

Ear Spray will play this Friday evening, 7/18, at the Berkeley Arts Festival Building. Aaron Oppenheim and Rubber (O) Cement are also on the bill!
Berkeley Arts Festival Building is located at 2133 University Ave. in Berkeley, and the show is $10-15. 8PM start time.
Come on out!  

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Infinite Plastic Internal live video from Luna's Cafe, 6/30/14

This footage was all shot at Luna's Cafe in Sacramento, CA on 6/30/2014 by Charles Smith.
Thanks, Charles!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Infinite Plastic Internal live shot!

Photo courtesy of George Thomson. Thanks, George! 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Infinite Plastic Internal-Luna's Cafe, Sacramento CA; 6/30/14

I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with Infinite Plastic Internal's debut show! I rehearsed like crazy for this thing, piecing together various bits of electronics, drums, and poetry into what felt like a coherent thirty minute set.
Happily, there were a few people in the audience, and I'm grateful for their presence!
Driving back from Sacramento, blasting Mercyful Fate and digging the crescent moon in the sky, possibilities opened up in my mind.

Below: Cloud Kit and full IPI rig