The field recording compilation put together by Dub Lab is being played again at the Red Cat in LA on March 25th
Started tracking a new batch of Feral Children songs. Totally amazing and nearly indescribable which was the same feeling I had when recording Animal Collective. Although Feral C draws from completely different influences.
It’s tough when there is a disconnect between an “influence” and a “impression”, If I said this had a Twin Peaks influence, you might think that it SOUNDED like the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Of course you would be completely wrong. But if I said that this recording is impressed with the Twin Peaks soundtrack. well…you probably would think I’m a little off my rocker.
HA HA HA HA!
My favorite new band, Slicing Grandpa played at the Josephine tonight and I was in heaven.
Dub Lab sent out a request for “home recordings” for a field recording festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 14th 2009.
I sent in a recording of a hail storm we had in Seattle just days before. The video is not much of a video but identifies the pieces and it is a really cool collage of interesting field recordings
Just started a recording by Flowmotion. Sometimes it reminds me of Zappa, Sometimes it reminds me of the Neil Young. Sometimes it reminds me of Todd Rundgren. Sometimes it reminds of Steely Dan if it were recorded properly and the members weren’t arrogant pricks. Sometimes I can’t believe how great this band is.
This page reprints an interview I did with Husker Du a long time ago. I’m glad someone finally appreciates it.
photo by the lovely J’aY.e
I just played Rockband for the first time tonight and I was horrified. I thought I could just play along with the music and I could play the guitar like i would normally. NO…it’s actually a game and you have to follow the rules. This isn’t working for me. My band mates were upset cos I kept getting us booed off the stage (sounds oddly familiar…can anyone say ODIR?). I finally got the hang of it towards the end of the night and about 6 beers later, but the real problem was that I just didn’t know the songs. These songs are too popular. What I want to see is Rockband versions of Chrome or Black Flag or Caroliner. Then we really will be cooking. IT would also be nice if you could just wail on the instrument and jam rather than having to play the song correctly. Where’s the innovation in this. Maybe you could actually make a Samshing Pumpkins songs sound good if you could change the parts. But I digress.