My pal and booking agent, Lisa Matthews got a great write-up in the WestWord this week for her show at the Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver on June 27!
My booking agent, Lisa Matthews will be playing two special shows this summer one at a ‘ask a punk’ location on May 22 with Shannon Ley from L.A., Midgut (denver) and Midwife (denver). The other show is at the Mutiny Information Cafe on June 27 with the touring band, Gaytheist from Portland, Oregon.
These will be her only shows this summer so don’t miss your opportunity!!!
A bunch of people in the DIY community, under the organization of Ryan from _Entrancer donated songs to a compilation benefiting those musicians affected by the Ghostship fire in Oakland! There’s an old, old live collaboration by Frozen Body, Zach Spener (AKA Vice Reversa) and me on it, hasn’t been available since 2006 or something and was only released in an edition of 15 handmade wooden boxes w/CD-R on StarShipStereo!
Sorry about the bare address but I couldn’t get embedding to work.
Put up one of my favorite demo’s I made a few years ago on some of my toy Casio keyboards (specifically, the SK-5, SK-1 and SA-5). There’s a few mistakes in the track, some volume issues (toy Casio keyboards have some volume issues when recording them off the headphone jack since it’s a “hot” signal) and it could be shorter but I’ve always thought it was an interesting track so I thought I’d share it.
Recorded in 2015 on my Tascam 424 mkiii (a cassette tape 4-Track).
I also put up a demo of a love song I wrote for my friends band, Hot White. I loved their band and the folks in it are just some of the best human beings I’ve had the pleasure to be friends with.
The song was made on my four track and it’s missing vocals since I needed one more track to record them but didn’t have it. Maybe I’ll rework it in the future now that I have an 8-track. Recorded in 2010 at Glob when I was going back to college to become a hottie accountant.
Note: I found this when I was cleaning out my house, written in one of my journals. No edits, just straight to the page. Incidentally, the entry before this was from February 14, the day after I saw Hot White for the first time play. They performed at Ethan McCarthy’s 25th birthday party at FunHaus (Ethan’s DIY space right next door to Jesus Saves in downtown Denver) with one of my favorite bands ever, MOM (from Sacramento, CA).
Everyone had believed the accident was not Mimi’s fault. The town had quite gone back to normal. Hardly a fuss was made of the death of three men in a remote cabin with what is believed to be an ax, though one was never found. Not much frankly was to be found in the town anymore anyways.
Yes, the town wasn’t what it used to be but no one could find fault in someone, something or maybe some mighty external cause on which to lay blame. And so, there we stood with packed bags by the town foundation, waiting for a bus as it began to heavily snow.
“Shannon told me her family is moving to St. Alberg. It sounds nice!” I said. jumping around to keep warm.
Kiki squinted at me and moved her mouth so her cigarette pointed upwards like a cartoon character’s.
“So what?” She spat out.
I continued to hop from foot to foot. “I don’t know…just trying to make small talk, you know? Tryin’ to stay warm.”
“Oh poor Wallin, my skinny little darling. we must fatten you up someday. Unlike so flabby, layered me.” She said and pointed at her stomach.
Kiki, though she hardly weighed more than a starched napkin forever thought of herself as flabby. I didn’t argue, for over time I had learned this wasn’t a moment to speak. Instead, I looked at her and wondered what had happened in the woods those many years ago.
I’m going to take some time off from live performing for awhile (months, years, decades, centuries?…who knows!) but over the next thirty plus days there will be a plethora of opportunities to see me play. Here’s some fliers I made for a few of the last shows…..check out the Shows sections for the dates and locations…..