My Sound: January 2015

So I’ve been reading these books by Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard called My Struggle, where he fills out details of memories to make a sort of embellished autobiographical picture of his life. Not quite non-fiction, it takes a shape of it’s own, pulling you into a part of his life and seeing yourself there. …


Medicine Hat: Tri-Cities, 1994

I was guitarist for Medicine Hat, a Seattle rock band active in the 1990s during Seattle’s grungy mcGrunge period. Yuck I’ve always hated that word. Anyways – this is a little reflection on an awesome couple of years playing with my best friends. Medicine Hat by Listen Faster Music Over the spring of ’93, our …

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Meditating / Little Gremlins

I practice meditation by sitting down and shutting up for 10-20 minutes a day. I practice guitar an hour a day. I practice running for about 1-2 hours, at least 3-4 times per week. I visit similar headspace with each activity, and each sympathizes with my music practice. In my music practice, I always start …

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Mick Goodrick Triads 1

If you aren’t familiar with Mick Goodrick’s writing on the guitar, you’re missing out. His book The Advancing Guitarist is one I’ve come back to again and again since I bought it 25 years ago (!) after reading his amazing articles in Guitar Player magazine in the 80s. This book is well known to many, …



More info at Tuktu’s site. Gamma Male by Gamma Male More info at Gamma Males’s site. Past releases: Degenerate Art Ensemble’s Rinko available here

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Great talk from Rhizome Seven on Seven

Great points in this talk from Rhizome’s Seven on Seven conference. Watch the whole thing, but one highlight for me, is at 7:30: artists were originally valuable to the tech world for their boundless view of the world, technologists the bound thinkers; now it’s the reverse: technologists are going crazy, artists bring the discipline and …