Well, this thing's finally gonna start.
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Written by Stanley Roy Williamson and Jeremy Roye
Directed by Kelli Bland
Musical Direction by Henna Chou
Album Production and Mix by Alan Boatright and Jeremy Roye
Faster Than the Speed...
Faster Than the Speed of Light: The Musical!
a few of the songs up on the page. they run the gamut from acoustic strings/bassoon/drums/uke to full-on electronic dance to atmospheric ambient interludes. and that's just the songs I have up there now...
this was last friday. packed show, lot of fun.
here's the crowd from the back about a half hour before showtime.
this is chase, the other band member. she puts her guitar through a sampling/looping pedal and some other cool effects gear, and creates huge throbbing layers of looped guitar...
NONE...just the one with the weckl/gadd/colaiuta vid.
anyway, apparently, even though I thought he was a monster when I saw him years ago, he's gotten even more ridiculously good. This is some ridiculous stuff, played with AWESOME feel.
I always find it hilarious that bands pay sxsw to play, as we do "unofficial" parties and seem to get HILARIOUS turnouts.
anyway, I'm doing stuff on both days of this party: playing with I'm Gorgeous Inside on Friday and Chase Frank both days, and dj'ing a couple of hours on wednesday.
Watch this video. It's a solo by Elvin Jones. Amazing. About 4:15 in they start showing some closeups of his right foot doing double strokes. This is EXACTLY the same technique I use for getting doubles. Seriously, I did a huge double take when they...
song's called "the drive". I was super sick when we recorded this. Sound's blown out due to it being recorded in a small practice space, but you can hear what's going on.
before he became a pop music producer, he used to play drums with mahavishnu orchestra. SHREDDING!@!! Definitely kept up with what cobham did before.
check this madness out. video quality is kind of crap, but the sound is fairly good.
this guy's playing with soundgarden was nothing short of some of the best heavy rock drumming ever. sublime, inventive, and that elusive ability to make something complex groove so hard you don't notice the technique involved.
I LOVE the groove to Jesus Christ Pose...
I went to see Buckethead on Saturday.
What a show! The opener was a gentleman going under the name of That 1 Guy. He played this homemade instrument that was two sections of pipe with a bass string attached to each that he bowed and plucked, along with triggering electronics with triggers...