And Yet A Real Porpoise?

Yes indeed… A real POR-SPEC- tive: I had a long piece of improvised music sitting around from about 1978 when I could still enjoy smoking pot in the studio (believe me, that time didn’t last long). I imagined I used my Strat and/or Princeton. For sure,...

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And Another Thing…

Hey! More blabbing about that good ol’ First Barrel Defused! Hear me, ye unnumbered ghosts. I don’t remember ever getting a music review like this! If Kurt Vonnegut was eating an In-And-Out Burger there might even be a semicolon on the side…...

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Bloggy To Blabby… And Bandcamp!

I get it. Sometimes a man just needs a rest. Social media (why does that sound like such an odd concept?) can do a person in. Look at what’s happened with FB (or is it now Meta world? Eek!), and what’s happening to the Twitter (do you sense a Musky, rank...

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Anti-Blog? Or Totally Blogged Out?

Gee… I haven’t posted anything since 2019 and I’m asking myself why. I don’t wanna ask myself why because whatever answer I come up with will only leave me frustrated and maybe looking like a tired old man with a stop watch, and I’ll be...

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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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