Hermosa Beach—Strand Walls Only

Strand walls? They make great places for sittin’ and watchin’ and thinkin’ if folks have a mind to do that. ‘Tain’t a bad way to spend a day because much of what exists in this world has no guarantee of staying where it is into the...

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Randy Nauert — RIP, My Friend

Because of certain posts from Joe Carducci via a social media I rarely have any truck with, I recently had a chance to revisit some things that were important in my musical past. It’s easy to overlook things and people that never made it into the bright spots of...

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Jazz Az 5-7/4 Knowz It

Folks should realize by now that I’m essentially a jazz head. No matter what other musical style invaded my life—and no matter when—I always had an ear for jazz or anything that depended on its free-formity of melody and rhythm. The kind of thing Mr. Duke...

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Randy Nauert — Temescal fire

Over the year 2018 I’ve been chasing the idea of archiving information and stories from veteran audio mastering engineers on how the analog—and especially vinyl format—process worked back in the “golden age” of popular independent music; something...

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All I Wanted Was A Violation…

…as long as it was a violation of American myths. Any myth will do if well chosen, and a Pepsi just won’t cut it. Thru all the hard work of editing, mixing, etc the great audiobook voiceover project (and dealing with building a whole new system after a...

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Audiobooks Zines Raining Pouring

“Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.” —John Archibald Wheeler And when those things DO happen at once… wow. This has been a long term project and I won’t go into details on how it started, but about 2 years ago I committed ...

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“Anti,” he said, “ANTI…

“…all the world… no, wait. Most all the world,” he corrected. Next thing I knew, the cheap smell of patchouli washed itself free of one pretension and gathered into a rage of middle-class stink. As far as pretensions were concerned, life was...

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Last Book’s Exit To Brooklyn…

…and Joe Carducci was slingin’ copies of his books at Quimby’s August 31. Kinda poetic to do it the last day of the month. I’m still sluggin’ my way thru his latest, Stone Male—A Requiem For The Living Picture, and I’ll soon finish...

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Carducci & Mugger NYC August 31…

…and they’re doing a speaking event at Quimby’s Bookstore (536 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn; 8:00 pm). An edited version of the description is: “…Joe Carducci [will talk] about his time in the west coast music underground, 1976-1986, and...

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