Archive for August 2009

Bokonon: Robo’s Songs

August 28, 2009

Check out these two songs I found on one of the hundreds of audio cassettes I’m wondering what to do with. These are a couple songs that Robo wrote in what I think was the year 1991. We started to record them in my basement but had to move out to the garage to finish […]

Is there any reason to keep audio cassettes?

August 27, 2009

As part of the Leaky Basement Blues project, I’m moving my musical equipment around again and looking at hundreds of audio cassettes and wondering how much they weigh. I know they take a lot of space and I rarely listen to them since they’re not as convenient. Apparently each 90 minute cassette, with plastic case […]

The Bad Pixels are Blowing in the Wind

August 26, 2009

Let’s zoom forward about 20 years from Hyper-Active Youth to the Bad Pixels. This was a band we put together at Alias to play at the annual holiday party. For the Bad Pixels, I traded in the bass for some drums – it was pretty fun! We played a bunch of cover songs, one of […]

Hyper-Active Youth: Static (Digitally Remastered)

August 25, 2009

This one is for Les! I dusted out the dust and found the Hyper-Active Youth cassette we called Static. Hyper-Active Youth was one of my first bands and they now have a myspace page: I think this was 1986 and I would be surprised if I have listened to any of this between now […]

Leaky Basement Blues

August 24, 2009

We’ve had a ton of rain this summer – way above average and my basement (similar to a submarine as I have a small window in the studio section which I would have trouble squeezing through) has sprung a leak. Fortunately, it’s not near my music. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a pain to clean […]

Is Antipop the best Primus album?

August 19, 2009

I woke up kind of early-ish this morning and realized it was a perfect time to listen to some Primus. My better half is not in the Primus fan club. Actually just looking at Les Claypool makes her cringe, much the way Geddy Lee’s singing does. There seems to be a bit of a trend […]

Shiloh – Punk Rock Role Model

August 9, 2009

My daughters found Shiloh’s Operator video some how and I’m so glad they did! Shiloh played a free outdoor concert on Friday and we went – here are a couple pictures. The girls loved it and we (the parental units) dug it, too 🙂