i got home tonight and picked up the strat. six point five hours later, 4:30 AM, many recorded tracks later, i am listening to a really good song (or at least i *think*. check it out in its roughest state, and listen through to the bridge please). the time flew by, as it always does… Continue reading i got to that place tonight
i took another pass at the mixes on a couple of recent songs. actually, i should probably be tracking vocals for real this time, and not just tinkering with the mixes, but here they are so give them a listen. 15 minutes on a train stellar profile diner in the city someone else’s dream ok… Continue reading remixes
there is something fairly cinematic about looking around a train at night in a thunderstorm with headphones on. especially when you are sitting next to some pretty stranger. i have been listening to quadrophenia lately again, and this is something of a response to the alienation and insanity of jimmy on the 5:15. so check… Continue reading new song – 15 minutes on a train
i have now been to three airshows for fleet week in san francsico. the first two times (i can only find one post…) on the boate, and then yesterday on the land. i went over there with my mom, phil, jim and carol. i will say this: it’s not as easy as you would think… Continue reading fleet week sf airshow 2005
i went over and joined about 500 people on the corner of solano and the alameda to protest the war in iraq. my brother sent me a couple of pictures from the one he went to down in venice. mom is still out there in ojai i imagine. here is a short video. next time… Continue reading antiwar in berkeley
i went up to point richmond yesterday to pick up my mainsail, which was in for repairs, and i took along the video camera and shot a little rambling piece about all the building that’s going on up there. this is the first one i have edited with final cut. i tried to keep it… Continue reading video of brickyard cove / seacliff development
seems like the overcoat/train platform/cigarette mood has already struck here in berkeley, and it’s still only august. here’s a rough mix of it.
it was my brother’s birthday yesterday. bret is the best brother that anyone could have. he should play bass more often though. here he is in action, playing some sick wah bass on the track “dystopia” from the record he made possible, “full range”. pete finestone on drums. (FUCK! where’s my wikipedia page?)
i was in trader joe’s on tuesday, thinking about how i’ve read that supermarkets are the new singles meeting places. they certainly have always been a bit of a scene where i grew up, in hollywood. plenty of hot dudes and chicks strolling the aisles looking to be “discovered”. here in berkeley you don’t get… Continue reading a new song: supers are the new meat market
i keep sitting down to make a tune completely out of loops, and each time i fire up the keyboard or a guitar and start playing along. i really dig the hammond and wurlitzer sounds in logic (as well as the bad ass rhodes). come to think of it, all the synths are purely tasteful… Continue reading bring in june with a tune
i was playing around with the upgraded logic tonight and started a tune. i told myself that i was ONLY going to use loops for a change, as an experiment in composing, but before i knew it i was knee deep in cables, guitars, keyboards, and microphones. i went to see the documentary about haskell… Continue reading a fresh tune
i finished some stuff i was working on this afternoon and decided i would try strumming something for the cam. i heard this radiohead song on the radio when i was in LA last week, and i remembered listening to it and getting all misty on at least one occasion years ago, so i thought… Continue reading friday afternoon guitar playing video
it looked like it was going to be a beautiful day on the water when phil and i left my apartment. by the time we reached the marina about eight minutes later, a different story was unfolding. the fog was pushing in fast, wind was high, and the swellls looked formidable. so instead, i shot… Continue reading choppy and foggy
yesterday phil kin and i decided that, having successfully reached hump day, we should spend the afternoon sailing (vid). we tied up at angel island and had sandwiches, then cruised over to tiburon and tied up there and had coffee. we were going to have a drink at sam’s on their deck looking over the… Continue reading playing hooky
i was trying to figure out why some of citizen x‘s videos of the band massengil aren’t playing on internet archive just now, and i ran across this clip of me playing on the boate a couple weeks back that i thought had vanished into the ether.
i have uploaded the video of yesterday’s sail to angel island. it also turns into an interesting comparison of compression formats, at least if you have the latest version of quicktime. if you are on a mac and have QT 7 installed, you can watch the vastly superior and smaller file-sized(7.5MB) H.264 version. if you… Continue reading sunday’s video
finally got out on the water today with mj, chris, and glenda. it was an awesome day and many photos were taken and i shot a video.
yeah, that word is lame. but i went down to emeryville this afternoon and bought a sony dv cam. i think this may give me someplace to put songs while i am working on them: in the soundtracks of my video. i put this one up on ourmedia, but it doesn’t seem to be live… Continue reading i am now a “vlogger”
joi and i were IMing today, he’s been messing around in garageband, and we decided to make a track together. we were talking about how to go about it, and i said “why don’t you start the car, and i’ll jump in,” something i heard bob dylan say to tom petty on a tape of… Continue reading permission granted
click here to hear another rough mix coming out of the workshop over here in berkeley. still very rough, but i’m kicking it out the door for now. the lead vocal is a quick pass. i just wanted to get it recorded and live with it a while. two nights ago i was im’ing late… Continue reading diner in the city