Monday, November 29, 2010

More sounds and new music

I recently signed up for Soundcloud, another music sharing site. I like to manipulate sound and create audio pictures that can be psychedelic or disorienting. hard to explain why this appeals to me but I started doing this for my own listening pleasure. You could say it's because of the LSD I used to take, but I liked stuff like this as a child, long before drugs. I'd like to encourage you to take an audio trip with me. Here's the link:
You'll also find two recent music recordings that I am happy to share. A new version of "Glass" recorded during Thanksgiving, and a version of the song "High Spirits" with drums played by Gary Foster. Sure hope some of you take a listen. The artwork in the accompanying photo is by Derek Pressnall.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Thinking about the holiday coming up I am focusing on what I have to be grateful for, which is quite a bit. I won't worry about being politically correct as I share.
I am thankful for all of the opportunities I've had to do music and art. I thank Joe Knapp for asking me to play in Son Ambulance. I thank Nik Fackler for working with me on so many things. I thank Rich Madsen for being a real friend and for dealing with my angry side. I thank Nils Erickson for being patient with me as I blew off debts to him for years. I could thank everyone I know for something but I wanted to at least express these thanks. I am thankful for being born black and in the United States. I am thankful for the path that my life is on.