Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Crystal Ballroom

Last Friday I was Lucky enough to check out one of my favorite bands at the Crystal Ballroom. This was my first time to visit the Crystal, I was fascinated by the history that seemed to drip from the aged walls. The show was well worth the 45 minute wait outside in the close to freezing temperature. The venue suffered from being geared at making as much money as possible from the patrons. The drinks were small portioned and expensive. Ten bucks for a warm Red Bull and a shot of well whiskey. Luckily the Wife and I chowed some Chinese food before we arrived. The show sold out but remained uncrowded during the first 2 bands The first act: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears put on a sweet show- very entertaining mix of Fender guitars and a tasteful horn section crossed with some soul and blues that kept the growing crowd alive. The second Act only performed two songs featuring Anya Marina singing with a charmed voice accompanied with her gold Stratocaster. She had a tough spot to fill after the energized first act, but she held steady as she sang. One of the songs "Satellite Heart" is on the New Moon soundtrack. As the roadies set up the stage for the final act Spoon, the crystal filled up and got pretty cramped. Ive been looking forward to seeing Spoon for years now so when they finally hit the stage sometime after 9:30 I went into a very peaceful rock and roll state of mind. They put on a show that was much better than I imagined they would put on. They sounded incredible, and performed there tunes perfect even with numerous broken strings. For some unknown reason the band filmed this show, so video cameras were here and there catching the band and the sardined audience. I walked away from the show very pleased. I will be very eager to see them again. hopefully at another venue, as the Crystal is a great place just a little to cool for my liking.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Wonder Ballroom

Had a great time catching the Dinosaur jr show last night. It was way loud, and tasty. Violent Soho opened the show and they simply rocked with Aussie style. Lou Barlow and the Missing men took the stage and caught my interest with some crafty songwriting that deserves creditable note. At some point he reassured the Portland crowd that " Help is on the way".
The Dinosaur jr. crew took the stage and delivered a brilliantly loud as hell show. This was the first time Ive visited the Wonder Ballroom, the stage is a little small, most of it was filled with gear, aside from that apears to be a great place for the 21 and over crowd to grab some food and drinks and take in some tunes.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Market Dream Demo

I'll probably never finish it, but heading into the month of Thanks I offer a severe ruff demo that I threw together for popular demand. It needs words, foundation, and your goodness of a shoe polish.

Market Dream Demo Mp3

Monday, November 02, 2009

Roseland Theater

Caught Regina Spektor last night at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Or. A Sold out show. First time Ive been to this venue(6th and Burnside). Used to be called the starry night. Regina put on a fine show, it was a gift to hear such a voice live. The love-wife unit and I enjoyed her well crafted songs very much, they gave us a long lasting musical buzz, it was a gift to hear such a voice live. The opening band was called Jupiter one, which seems to be Regina's violin players alter ego rock outfit where he sings and plays rhythm guitar,keyboard,and also violin. Jupiter One gives alot of enthusiasm live. Next Saturday I'm going to kick it up a notch with the Dinosaur Jr. show at the wonder ballroom, with Lou Barlow, The Missingmen and Violent Soho.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Truth tends to remain.

Spent some time this past summer doing some traveling, 6 states in 7 days.
When I got home I spent a whole bunch of time editing a video of the voyage.
When I was finished with the end product I was totally unsatisfied with it, and at some point I lost the final file containing the video. What a bummer. The other day I found the music I put together for it, so it also does not slip away into a lost file I decided to post it here along with some photos from the voyage.. The track is over 19 minutes long.

Friday, October 30, 2009

October Screams!!!!

My old music service has decided that my original music is a copyright infringement, so I bid farewell with a ghost that screams truth I welcome another October scream. mp3

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Furniture Echoes.......................

Another one of my twisted tunes,
simple and with love in hand.

Furniture Echoes

When I find myself next to nothing

I turn to the wicked wind

just a little something

something must change

Ive come to know your curves

and the way they make a window in my life

Ive got to give you away

as far as i can scream

something must change

you've come to know my game

we've got to get away

into canyons of a distant dream

something will change

something will change

when i find myself next to nothing

at least the birds sing that melody

of my cat scratched furniture

there i go round and round

round and round

something will change

something will change

your round and round

Aux Lo
Planetary Productions

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Saturday, March 07, 2009

What it takes

Recorded something at the kitchen table.
Did a little production at the computer, then
uploaded it all in less than a couple of hours.

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