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There is no telling what project I may be into at any given moment. Folk/psychedelic, or blues/punk, or experimental. I am not interested in your categorizations about genre.
Band/artist history
There is sometimes a band, and sometimes not a band. The "band" part is in it's early stages.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes. And no. BOTH.
Your musical influences
Billy Childish, Bob Dylan, Nikola Tesla, Robyn Hitchcock, Syd Barrett, The Mekons, Daniel Johnston, Skip Spence, Big Star, Alex Chilton, Paul Westerberg, Billy Childish, King Kahn, American Death Ray, James Kochalka Superstar, Roky Erickson, Nicholas Rodney Drake, The Ventures, Jimmie Rodgers, Washington Phillips, Rev. Gary Davis, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, wild birds, my son, The Frogs, John Mars, T. Rex., Pere Ubu, The Fall, The Sex Pistols, PiL, John Lydon, Ramblin' Jack Eliot, Blind Lemmon Jefferson, Memphis Minnie, Sonny Boy Williamson II, James Cotton, Slim Harpo, Pylon, Cocteau Twins, The Psychedelic Furs, Snatch, Ash Ra Temple, Julian Cope, Neil Young, Hillbilly Frankenstein, Five Eight (from Atlanta), Deacon Lunchbox, Opal Fox, Lord Buckley, The Ramones, Wreckless Eric, Jolie Holland, lots of jazz... tons, but it has to swing, like Coletrain or Miles or SunRa or Chet Baker, Bill Hicks (as much a rock star to me as anybody, although a humorist), Country Teasers, RL Burnside, D-77/D-66, Dawn of the Replicants, Devo, Fetchin' Bones, Hawkwind, Iggy Pop, Johnny Cash (with THE FINGER!), The Fugs, The Holy Model Rounders, The Minutemen, Mike Watt, fIREHOSE, Jerry Lee Lewis (with the FINGER!), Jerry Lewis (with Lab coat), young Elvis at Sun Records, Sun Records IN GENERAL, The Cramps, Meatpuppets, Mojo Nixon, Bob Wiseman, Hoodoo Gurus, The Eels, Rocket From The Tombs, The Monks, Otis Redding, James Brown, Astroslut, Let's Active, Thee Shams, acid flavored Ukelele music, The Persuasions, John Lennon, The Melvins, Husker Du, Alien Sex Fiend, Jandek, Brian Eno, Joy Zipper, R. Stevie Moore, ZBS Foundation, Blue Cheer, Alex Chilton, Bowie, Firesign Theatre, Furry Lewis, Otis Redding, The Replacements, Lenny Bruce, Charles Bukowski. Kurt Vonnegut, Woody Allen, John Fante, The Three Stooges, THE MARX BROTHERS, Harpo (who is a personification of Orpheus, as well as my favorite Auguste of anarchy), Capt. Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Wall of Voodoo, Walls of Genius! (Fyodor's old band), Hillbilly Frankenstien, Little Fyodor, The NecroToonz, LOUNGE MUSIC PERIOD, Woody Guthrie (my psychic Grandpappy), The Jethros, Blind Lemon Jefferson, the Furs, Stevie Wonder, early Modern English, Rush, Blood Brothers, Willie Nelson, Group X, Heartless Bastards, early Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Sr., Tiny Tim (another manifestation of The Brahma), ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Rudy Schwartz Project, Afghan Rotary, The Vegetable Pakoras, The Shaggs, The Tards, The Weird Lovemakers, BR. Cleave and his lush orchestra, Trever Wiseheart, H.P. Lovecraft, Skip Hellers Hot Seven, The Damned, Weirdomusic, Bumpenstein, Gerry Nobody, Apples In Stereo, Clark, Stan Ridgway, .... any honest work from any place, any time, ever.
What equipment do you use?
I have a strat and a charvel acoustic. I recorded initially with a cheap camera mic, but now I've bought an 8-track.
Anything else?
I write poetry. POWERFUL poetry.
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