Sunday, January 31, 2010

And now...

Had a fun, noisy, and cold night with HIO (consisting of Michael Briggs, Marcus Brunt, Terry Horn, Nevada Hill, Ken Shimamoto, Ramsey Sprague, and I). It was officially our last show before beginning the "world tour" next month. Better get my jabs before going abroad.

To Denton.

And Dallas.

For Kat, who was channeling John Cleese throughout the evening:

Friday, January 29, 2010

Home boy

Was raining and sleeting this morning. Considering that the conditions were to supposedly worsen throughout the day, I didn't have to go to work today (Footnote: the office closed before noon. Cold weather and rain proves to be not very conducive for productive days in the roofing industry). Spent the morning/afternoon recording vocals on a track tentatively titled "Ypres". I'm as happy with it as I'm probably ever going to be. Wish I could carry a tune, even with a bucket...

And now the time comes to scoop horse poo.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Product of boredom

Musos who resemble characters from Max Max:

Toecutter/King Buzzo

Jim Goose/Steven Severin

Fifi/Peter Garrett

Johnny/Adam Ant


Barry/Tom Waits

May Swaisey/Keith Richards

Junior doctor/Marc Almond

Officer Roop/Ron Asheton

Bubba Zanetti/Leslie Nielsen (a bit outside of the parameters, I know... )

Sunday, January 24, 2010

F, S, and a bit of S

Friday: Met with Ken and Terry at the Bull and Bush for a couple of drinks, then headed to Tokyo Cafe for some grubbage. Good way to kick off the weekend.

Saturday: Recorded, watched Demons (pretty mediocre show but my man crush on Philip Glenister insures that I tune in each week... ), and more recording.

Right now: Typing this and some more recording.

Friday, January 22, 2010


The upcoming album, Plastic Beach (featuring contributions from De La Soul, Lou Reed, Mick Jones, Mos Def, Paul Simonon, Snoop Dog, among others), is set for release on 8 March. Huzzah!

Gorillaz (2001)

Demon Days (2005; video from the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon, 2005)

Spam powered action

Received my first spam comment, which was sent to the last post and contained a link to a Japanese porn site. Guess that's what I get for not enabling the comment filter...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

All things middle of the week. Sort of. Well, ish.

Tonight I worked on a couple more tunes for the upcoming JATSDFM project.

A teaser, or the product of someone who is easily sidetracked? You decide.

Yesterday, brought along Bis' Atom-Powered Action! EP and Action & Drama single for the commute. Let's go, let's go!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Song for night time...

and from Night Time (1985).

Sunday, January 17, 2010

HIO Hemphill Happening: 15 Jan. 2010

Mixed and mastered the recording from this past Friday. Ken gives a good account of a very fun night on his blog.

Here be the stats:

Michael Briggs (Part I)
Marcus Brunt (Part I, Part II)
Tammy Gomez (Part II)
Matt Hickey (Part I, Part II)
Terry Horn (Part I, Part II)
Ken Shimamoto (Part I, Part II)
Alex (Part II)
Tina (Part II)

Part I (33:03)
Part II (01:05:15)

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Experienced the music of solo percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, for the first time last night when Ken played the movie, Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie. Muy fantastico!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


A touch of boredom has prompted me to attempt the renaming of today, without success. Oh, the beauty of a failed invention that cost nothing but a few moments of time...

This evening, though, the level of activity increases by many folds (quite possibly literally) as I will be at the Shimamotos for a HIO-themed "arts and crafts" event. Along with Mr. Horn, we will be assembling A Box of Hentai, er, box sets.

Monday, January 11, 2010

HIO, with all the trimmings

Thieved this pic of A Box of Hentai from Ken's blog.

From the Facebook site:

Here's the deal: $30 gets you two DVDs, four CDs (including "au naturel" performances as well as remixes), stickers, a poster, and an interesting container to hold 'em in. You're paying for "the romance of the artifact." If you haven't got the scratch, you can see and hear_almost_all of our stuff at Reverbnation and Virb.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Everything's Gone Green

Fan created video for one of my favorite songs by New Order.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Home again

Koosie returned home last night, set up with his own "private pad" in the bathroom isolated from the other cats (just to be certain that he is urinating). He's quite a happy little guy to be back.

A chuba chaba chiba...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The CliffsNotes guide to the weekend

Today I recorded the "skeletal framework" to the tune that's been on a constant loop in the head for the last several days. Would had done it yesterday but the Doctor Who marathon on the Beeb (leading up to the departure of Tennant's tenure as the Doctor later that evening) proved too strong of a temptation for me to resist.

Missed the initial airing of the Tenth Doctor's farewell last night when Carey and I had to take my cat, Koosie, to VCA for a bladder impaction. He should be able to return home tomorrow.

This evening Carey arrived with a new addition to the family. He's an eight month old pygmy goat intended to become Roman's new sidekick. Fingers crossed...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Plans and miscellanea

Quite tired today. Don't know why I am, since I had nearly eight hours of sleep last night and six cups of coffee today.

A tune has been stuck in the noggin for the last several days that I will attempt to put onto the hard drive tomorrow.