SEEKINGVocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Other, Cello, Electronic Music.
Bass : Drums : Keys : Throat
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Saw early Devo in 1976; SOLD!! Became friends at age 16 to local artists Pere Ubu, Human Switchboard and (a bit later) Doug Gillard of Children's Crusade, Death of Samantha, Nada Surf and Guided by Voices fame. Was an early member of Home and Garden, a Pere Ubu spin-off. At present need Bass, Drum, Key and Throat to get up and running; HELP.
"Blacksheep", "Remedy" and "Coven" were a workshed/sketch project with Sirena (Throat) and myself (Everything Else) called Trauma Doll, active 12/17 through 09/18. We made a film that she wrote/produced that was accepted by the TacomaFilmFestival Fall 2018 and got critical acclaim (NO ROOM). Songwise, I would come up with music and we exchanged said music and vocals through cell phone files - thus the tinny sound - but were unable to find Bass/Drum/Keys this past year, so she unfortunately had to withdraw, putting her time and effort into a more viable visual and visceral project, soundtracking an ongoing UK series depicting the Germany and the UK during the decadent 20s and 30s.....and just like that, I am alone again.
In any case, anyone wishing to collab/contribute, none of these arrangements are cut in stone, so Step Forward: Time is NOT on our side.
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- Member since:
- Nov 06 2016
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Nikki Sudden/Rowland Howard
The Fall/Blue Orchids
Sonic Youth/Live Skull
John McGeoch (Magazine/Banshees/PIL)
The Stooges (James Williamson-era)
The Teardrop Explodes
FanTAS!Tic all-female Seattle band JUNED
Manchester bands all from 1975-1983
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Electronic Music:
- Steel guitar:
2014 Squier Sea Mist Jaguar
2015 Les Paul 100
BOSS Katana Amp (Split Output )
Casio LK-43 keyboard
Digitech Element XP EveryPedal
2015 Apple MacBook Pro (for recording audio/video, practices and gigs as documents )
Blacksheep Year: 2018 Album: Trauma Doll: Foundlings Genre: Alternative
First ever collab with Sirena and her a capella vocs on line: I added guitar without even asking, THEN sent the product back to her and asked: “Wanna do?” - - she said “Yep."
Stellar (Alpha 1)
Stellar (Alpha 1) Year: 2018 Album: Trauma Doll: Foundlings Genre: Alternative
Set opener: Me going full Johnny Marr meets Robert Smith, ha. Essentially a shoulda-woulda band in hiatus due to my gifted vocalist's engagements elsewhere.
Stone Doubt Year: 2018 Album: Trauma Doll: Foundlings Genre: Alternative
Had the grand idea of pressing this as a stand-alone single on vinyl in appreciation for first 200 “early adopters/fans"
Time to Put Away the Toys
Time to Put Away the Toys Album: Cell Death 1 Receptor Genre: Punk
Me and Dr. Rocktopus the drum machine throwing down an offhand sketch; this would be the pseudo-Mission UK/Mephisto Walz live iteration, I would imagine: Feel free to join in . . . .
Remedy (nee Sydney Girls)
Remedy (nee Sydney Girls) Year: 2018 Album: Trauma Doll: Foundlings Genre: Alternative
Sirena soothes the savage beast: “She lies in fear of the dark; clutches her cross close to her heart . . . .” “She’s throwing angels into the abyss . . . ."
Sydney Girls Album: Trauma Doll: Foundlings Genre: Alternative
A tune I wrote way back in 1980 (!!!) as my response to the Blue Orchids epic Disney Boys (thus ‘Sydney Girls’ - lol :) Trauma Doll did a pre-demo vocal version with a horrendous mix and now that we are in flux/hiatus, I just wanted to put the backing music up for any potential vocalists who might want to take a swing . . . .
Your Coven is a Joke (previously Julied)
Your Coven is a Joke (previously Julied) Year: 2018 Album: Trauma Doll: Foundlings Genre: Alternative
Sirena soars high aloft the rooftops . . . . . “Offered up your shattered heart, she laughs at the cracks - - there’s a hole that you’ll fit in; now just slip INSIDE.” “She loves the hooligan clowns: Hair metal ego preening birds . . . just like 80s MTV. =:( The Moon will never save you, your Coven is a JOKE. Never mastered love potions....they turned her into a Goat. Now you’re in Love with a Goat; yeah, you’re in love with a GOAT. “Don’t forget, your love is a beast; your....love is a Beast."
Julied Year: 2018 Album: Trauma Doll: Foundlings Genre: Alternative
Original Vocal-less: Julied = Spin on JUNED; my fave fem Seattle band ever.
BeWilder Album: Anhedonia/The Basement Tapes Genre: Alternative
Last; my ‘serious’ bit, harking back to when I was full-bore Cocteau/Guthrie-fied . . . and yes, this tune is still a staple of the live set.
Becky's Back; Mono Babe MP3
Becky's Back; Mono Babe MP3 Year: 2011 Album: Thunderclap Headache Claps Back Genre: Alternative
Yea, the throes of unrequited love; always good for a chuckle. Hell, I’m from Cleveland: Devo, Human Switchboard and Pere Ubu were my mates, for chrissakes! =;P