markking
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ABOUT

Eclectic drummer-singer-songwriter. Solid basic rock and funk chops. Good pop/rock voice. I'm really looking for co-conspirators, new friends, colleagues, jam buddies -- for playing/sharing unique and unusual music.

Are you a lazy loser musician with a mind full of odd, mixed, mashed, attention-deficit-disordered sounds that you'd love to add to a group situation -- but you've never found anyone who appreciated music that was simultaneously eclectic, avant garde, pretty, stanky, dreamlike and stupid? Gosh, me too!

Are you shy? Have low self-esteem? Hate domineering people? Believe in lovingkindness, usually? Have OK or limited chops (on whatever) but a real good sense of rhythm?

Are you repulsed by most pop culture and all Clearchannel represents? Does even indie stuff kinda give you a rash?

I'm a liberal 50-something art director, former pro musician, someone who loves music beyond all reason.

If nothing else, correspond with me. I currently have some mostly poppish stuff at
.slimvolume.
It shows my abilities, but doesn't quite indicate what I 'd like to do in a band situation.

Screen name:
markking
Member since:
Mar 29 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Right now listening to Ron Sexsmith, Whitefield Brothers, Ivy, Captain Beefheart, Medeski Martin & Wood, Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Black Uhuru, Sugar Minott, Lee Scratch Perry, Anoushka Shankar, Weepies, James Brown, Sly Stone ... eclectic.

AND 70’s funk. 60’s soul. Jamaican. Latin. 60’s and early 70's pop/rock, garage and bubblegum. Almost any kind of world music, especially Indian/Arabian/Persian/the Stans. Downtempo chill is very nice for background.

Stuff I mostly hate: Classic rock of the wanking guitar variety. Modern Country of any kind.

EQUIPMENT

5-piece dark red wood Yamaha kit. Some decent mics and stands. A full head of hair, graying. Pro Tools LE, 002 rack (Windows)

MUSIC