Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Walking Faces at Seamonster Lounge

Set 2 (58 megs)
Set 3 (35 megs)

Here are my recordings of the 2nd and 3rd sets of The Walking Faces' recent show (Weds 11-18-2015) at the Seamonster Lounge.  The Walking Faces are 5-Track (guitar-bass and voice) and Patrick Lenon (drums).  I sat in for the second set on guitar, with Woody Frank joining us for the 3rd set on bass.

(Thanks to Zinnia and Five for the photo!)

Set 2:
Speaking Through You

Set 3:
13 Rider
Blowing in the Wind

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Chaistock, Fall 2015!

WEGO (46 megs)
Astrol Waters (49 megs)

Another magical Chaistock has come and gone!  (this past Sunday, as I write)  Here are recordings of the two projects I played with:

WEGO -- on the back stage, with 5-Track (guitar), Woody Frank (guitar and voice), Patrick Lenon (drums second half), Ian McKagan (guitar and voice), Zack Milstead (harmonica first half and bass second half), Sheridan Riley (drums first half), and Me Woods (bass first half and vocals throughout).

Astrol Waters -- on the front stage, with 5-Track (guitar), Ty Berry (voice), Brandon Herzberg (guitar), Reed Hutchins (voice), Sheridan Riley (drums), and Me Woods (bass).

(Here's a photo of WEGO)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Barfing Faces

1st Movement (27 megs)
2nd Movement (17 megs)

Here's the recording of the first movement of last night's jam with 5-Track (guitar) and Patrick Lenon (drums).  Why "barfing faces"?  Well, because I clearly lack basic common sense and good-taste.  But also because Five and Patrick are also a duo called The Walking Faces.  Not convinced yet?  Also, at least partly because the rental car I was driving that evening smelled more than a bit barfy.  And, perhaps most importantly because the music often possessed what Colonel Bruce Hampton would call "the threat of vomit" (a good thing, in his book).

Monday, August 3, 2015

Astrol Waters at Hobbitstock-2015

Clip A (21 megs)
Clip B (37 megs)

 Here are the rough recordings from Astrol Waters' set at Hobbitstock 2015.  Astrol Waters is apparently now the name of the group that first played together at Tim's Tavern as Samsarama.  For this set, players included 5-Track (guitar), Ty Berry (voice and trumpet), Brandon Herzberg (guitar), Ben Ireland (drums), William Mapp (drums), and Me Woods (bass) ... and possibly others, there was a lot going on!.

(The photo at the top left here is of Immanent Transcendence, who gently pried the lid off of the evening at 8pm sharp, while there was still some daylight.)

I haven't listened to these too carefully yet, but a quick note is in order for those who weren't there:  Before the first set, as I was transitioning over to the electric bass from the previous jam on the bass-box, I hit the 15db pad on the direct-box to keep from deafening everyone with the pop.  As I should've suspected, I forgot to un-pad it before we started playing and so -- while the mix sounded pretty great where I was -- the bass may have been mostly non-existent out front until whenever I realized what had happened.  For the second clip, the bass is plennnnnty loud!

More on the beautiful experience that was Hobbitstock-2015 soon!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Samsarama at Tim's Tavern

Full Set

Here's the set from June 25th (a Thursday during a unusually hot spell of weather for Seattle) with Brandon Herzberg's improv-project, "Samsarama".  The lineup for this particular evening was 5-Track (Guitar), Herzberg himself (Guitar), Patrick Lenon (kit, first half of the set), Sheridan Riley (kit, second half of the set), and Me Woods (Bass), PLUS Ty Berry on voice/spoken-word and Trumpet.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Six Sided Cube at the Widdershins Solstice Party

Movement 1
Movement 2
Movement 3

Here are the recordings from an unusually hot (temperature-wise, at the very least) extended set to open up the Widdershins' 2015 Summer Solstice Party!