Monday, April 30, 2012

No One is an Island

It's a similar title to a Thomas Merton book that I love, but this is something else entirely.

I wasn't familiar with Berangere Maximin's music until recently when I downloaded her latest album No One is An Islandwhich features, among others, Christian Fennesz and Rhys Chatham. The whole album sounds great, but I was utterly floored by track 6, Where the Skin Meets the Bone. Fans of trumpet and electronics will see what I mean. 

I couldn't find a version of this that I could embed or link to, but the rewards of seeking out this music will be great indeed.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Upcoming gig: 5/25

As the original Know-It-All, I'll be playing with Marisa Ronstadt and the Know-It-Alls on Friday May 25th. This is to raise some money in order to finish our album. Great lineup, great giveaways, come on out!

Friday May 25th, 9 PM
Marisa Ronstadt and the Know-It-Alls
5257 W. Adams Blvd
LA 90016 
Raffle items from Araceli SilvaIlaments and more!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Dan Clucas handed me his latest CD Do You Know the Ways at a gig we both played on recently. After a couple of listens here's a track that stands out for me. I don't have the liner notes near by, so I don't remember if this is one of the tracks that is purely improvised or one that has some composed elements. Knowing Dan and his music, this is probably not important as improvisation is very central to everything that he does.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bread Pudding Experiment

Bread and raisins ready to go.

Wet ingredients added, sitting in water bath.
Out of the oven!
With the bourbon sauce!