Megaquark
CONTACT

SEEKING

Cello.

ABOUT

Eclectic singer/songwriter looking to explore new direction, seeks cellist looking to do the same for recording and possible local gigs. I'm not the dictatorial type, and think of this as a collaborative effort. If you have songs or compositions or want to sing, great. If you don't, that's fine too. But I always appreciate creative input even if I disagree with it. As a rule I generally steer away from cover tunes unless I'm convinced we'd bring something fresh to our interpretation.

Screen name:
Megaquark
Member since:
Apr 11 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

The Oceans (any and all of them), Rivers (same), Harpo Marx, Jimi (no, not that Jimi, a different one--you don't know him), Gregorian Chant, Gregor Mendel, Karl Marx (the least funny of the brothers), Czech Marx (okay, maybe it's a tossup), Cats howling somewhere out in the darkness, Mockingbirds, Moonlight on snow at midnight, Wind, Rain, Stars, Clouds, Shadows, Tire squeal, Twig snap, Tap dance, Dog bark, Duck quack, Goose honk, Wolf howl, Howlin Wolf, Screen door slam, Dormant volcanoes (but you never know), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Clash, Leo Fender, Stephen Spender, Wim Wenders, Wim Shakespeare, Wim Butler Yeats, Wim (aka Willy) and the Poor Boys, The Travelling Wilburys, The Flying Wallendas, Back Alleys, One-Way Dead End Streets, Lost Highways, Found Art, Misplaced affections, Solitude, Repelling opposites, Opossums, Opposable thumbs, Granite Shut-ins, Evel Knievel, The forest primeval, George Eliot, TS Eliot, Eliot Ness, Paleolithic cave painting, That drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (name escapes me), My Grandmother (she was great), My Great Aunt (she was grand), The geometry of happiness, The geography of despair, Jim Beam Whiskey, Mexcan food, Smart, funny women, Red sky at morning, Red sky at night, and, of course, Jimi (yeah, that Jimi).

EQUIPMENT

Too many guitars (actually only five what I'd consider professional quality at the moment—I've culled the herd of late). Fender Jaguar bass, and a selection of effects, and miscellaneous instruments: banjo, cittern, autoharp, lap steel, Korg Triton Studio keyboard (88 weighted), djembe and various percussion thingies, a selection of amps, mics, effects, and recording equipment. By no means am I a virtuoso on all of the above instruments, but I am a pretty damn good guitarist (acoustic and electric) and bassist (electric).

MUSIC