Tuesday, December 16, 2008

finally! an update...

hello everyone... sorry it's been so long. i've been traveling a bunch and am getting ready next week for my annual trip down under. some shows coming up this week... starting tomorrow up in vancouver, bc, canada. i'm playing under the name 'spiral stairs' and am playing at the biltmore cabaret. i'll have preston school alums darius, chris, and matt backing me up. the legendary ian moore will be opening up and joining us on a few songs as well. should be a fun night... that's if it doesn't snow too much. it's been seriously cold up here in the northwest the past week and snow is expected tomorrow. we are also playing a show at the sunset tavern here in seattle on saturday. my friends in 'the cops' have asked us to play their annual holiday shows. also, the next day i will be performing solo at gainsbourg in the greenwood neighborhood in seattle. ian moore will be playing as well. hope to see you. 

almost done with the record too! most of the songs are now recorded and roughly mixed. just waiting on a few extras to be done down in australia. the record should be mixed by the end of january with a may release. i will post some songs on the myspace site soon. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

those the basics! in the 'bank job'????

the 'spiral record' basics are pretty much done. 22 songs. now it's on to overdubs in a couple weeks. will check back in and give a status report then. in the meantime, this weekend in sf, we are playing a bunch of new songs and a few oldies at parkerpaloosa 5 at the 12 galaxies. it's one of the last shows at the 12 g's, so should be good. i've also got kelley stoltz playing keyboards with us, which will be a real treat. hope to see you there. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

the sacred heart's sacred secret!

hello all... we've finally started recording the 'spiral stairs' record. entitled 'the sacred heart', should be done with recording by the end of the week, the basics that is. overdubs in a couple more.  matt harris and darius minwalla are here helping it get done, as is joe reineke. look for more updates later in the week...


matthew zeek playing 'doris day'...
lost in snares!
darius wondering where the cymbals are...

the quad settings for 'hey folk singa'...

joe and darius checking out the chicks!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

missed flight, fractured ankle, and green chili stew!

spent the weekend in phoenix for granny's 90th... mom fractured her ankle, niece got in a wreck, sister got pink eye, and i missed my flight home. other than that... good times. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

yesterday's playlist! food groops...

chicago eats... also had a beautiful steak, but don't wanna show that cus it's still in my belly. 


king khan and his shrine... 'welfare bread'

Monday, July 21, 2008

my new friend groop part 2

some big history going on right here. a koretzky and billons sandwich!

and of course... some human milking!

where do fading indie rockers go to die? 

more human milking...

like i said.... where do indie rockers go to die? pitchfork!!! hahahahahahha. 

the pitchfork mess!

cream corn in the socket of davis...

the rain never came...

but the sun shined and i'm burnt...


the dinosaur crowd...

Monday, July 14, 2008

yesterday's playlist... my new friend group pt. 1

from yesterday's sub pop fest... 

the vaselines

green fucking river! 

no age! or as i call em... "new age"

the founding fathers of grunge!

comets on fire = peter green's fleetwood mac. fucking amazing! 

Sunday, July 13, 2008

yesterday's playlist

fairport convention - full house
peter green - in the skies
jackie deshannon - to be free

Friday, July 11, 2008

yesterday's playlist

the oh sees
nick lowe - nick the nife
christene mcvie - christene perfect

pub sop at the needle!

last night, sub pop had a party up in the space needle. kelley stoltz played late. tonight, les thugs are playing a free show. can't wait! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

plaid island!

the fine folks at pitchfork posted a little story about the sled island fest and look who's in the picture. it's darius ray cyrus on drums! go here for the full dealio!

today's playlist!

sir douglas quintet - border wave
no age - nouns
moby grape - 20 granite creek

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

it's not all about you marc!

just returned from sled island 2008 and boy did i have too much fun. arrived in calgary on tuesday, just in time to see no age. good shit from these kids. i like the nod to d. boon in their video stuff they played. and the music sounded kind of like early 80's la sst stuff that i love. wednesday, i went and saw some of the art installations. some great artists up in calgary i must say. i really liked the dave and jen stuff. sorry to miss the pooh machine though. i heard this was amazing. later, saw a little bit of the tren bros, but had to leave to find my sf friends who had just arrived. on thursday, still flyin' played an afternoon set at broken city to basically my friends and i. a few vice party leftovers might have seen the best show of the fest too. don't know, since all the kids have that look today. later that night, saw the still flyin's again. was pretty drunk though with all the rikards white going around (that's orange beer). friday, saw a little bit of broken social scene play at the main stage. saw mac from superchunk and had a great talk about how we both love the clean. later, psoi played an amazing set at the legion hall where we had kevin, charlie, and leon play with us. also some great vocals from sean from still flyin'. the show was off the hook people. very punk rock! wire played later and were truly amazing. saturday, we played a psoi set at the ship. was a lot of fun. basically played to a friend's parents and a few punters. some new songs were butchered. later that night, human milk rocked the legion. too much fun. hope we can record soon! the next day, went and saw the dudes play at the palomino. good stuff! anyway... calgary... you showed up and rocked it. can't wait til next year. spiral stairs says "wowee zowee"! go here for the good photos.