The Talking Fly

The Talking Fly

When I lived in Provo, Utah, there was a sizable group of people doing interesting things. They lived just outside the norm, mostly in the predominant faith (LDS/Mormon) and doing/making cool things. Friends worked on the underground student newspaper, made a cable...
Paul Jacobsen of The Lower Lights at Sound Check

Paul Jacobsen of The Lower Lights at Sound Check

The light was pretty harsh for most of the sound check, but I managed to get this shot that wasn’t too orange or blown out. You can learn more about Jacobsen and his other project, Paul Jacobsen and The Madison Arm on their Facebook page and hear some of their...
A Pause Before the Chorus

A Pause Before the Chorus

This shot was not supposed to turn out like this, but I like it anyway. Given the number of people onstage at this show and the number of stands and gear, it was a miracle that I was able to get anybody framed well. The vocalist is Sarah Sample, who has several solo...
Patatomic

Patatomic

In his glory, with the soft mallets and the resplendent halos. Dude cuts a groove and a half, sometimes two to three grooves. Whatever it takes. This was taken last Friday along with the Debra Fotheringham shot I posted on Monday. * * * I’ve been taking gobs of...
The Lower Lights’ Debra Fotheringham

The Lower Lights’ Debra Fotheringham

Debra Fotheringham (Facebook), vocalist for The Lower Lights taken in Provo, Utah at the Rooftop Concert Series. Friday night I travelled down to Provo to see my friend Patrick’s band, The Lower Lights. This was long overdue. The Lower Lights has been around for...
Swim Herschel Swim – Burn Swim Burn RBUG Ring Remastered

Swim Herschel Swim – Burn Swim Burn RBUG Ring Remastered

I had hoped to share these last week. Ha. Last week was a recovery and catch up week. I’m still not caught up. So about three years ago, I started to remaster the CD that Swim Herschel Swim released in 1993/4. We had Marlo, launched a couple of sites, yadda...

Swim Herschel Swim – Billion

Of all the songs we did, this one was the most “metal” Fishbone from the early 90s sound they had going. I believe this song was composed by Merkley to push us away from a more pure form of ska and towards something more marketable; we had label interest,...

Swim Herschel Swim – Happy, Underwater

Musically, this song was all me. I wrote it in my Provo apartment and the original version, the one we played live, was far more skanky/ska than this recorded version. The tracking sessions for this song pretty much paved the way for the punk jazz band that several of...

Swim Herschel Swim: Bohemian

Continuing on in the remastering saga that has spanned multiple years and survived the birth of my second child, expansion of our business, etc. etc. This track was one that Jeff Hubbard brought into the band. At least that’s how I remember it. As is always the...
Swim Herschel Swim: Lord Stinky

Swim Herschel Swim: Lord Stinky

So it’s been what, a year since the last track was posted? I’m taking better meds now. This track, “Lord Stinky”, was a subject of some debate as we finally heard the lyrics in the studio. There was an ongoing battle of scatology pretty much...