Ezra Furman

Have you heard Ezra Furman and the Boyfriends yet? I’ve been listening to their new album, Perpetual Motion People, a lot lately. It’s an indie rock explosion of soul baring, doo wop, punk rock, and saxophone growls. The video is for the first track on the album.

EFS 72 Hour Horror Film Fest

This weekend I’ll be competing in the Eugene Film Society 72 Hour Horror Film Fest. Competitors have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and score a 3 minute short film using a mandated prop and line of dialog. This is the third year of the competition and there are 50 teams registered to compete. My friend Mychal Sargent and I won the first two years, so there’s a lot of pressure to come up with something great this year. We also did the promo for this years competition.

It should be an exciting three days. Wish me luck!

Interzone Show 10/09/15

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We had a great time at the show at Interzone last night! Thanks to Sam and Bill and Interzone for getting it put together. I was super excited to finally try out my stereo chorus pedal – I’ve had it for years but never actually plugged in a second amp. I think the two-amp approach was a success — it gave the solo electric guitar a lot more depth and gave some variety as well.

Setlist:

  • Magazines
  • Empty House
  • No Surprises (Radiohead)
  • Ride
  • 16 Tons
  • Start Over

The crowd turned out to make an excellent choir for the bridge of 16 Tons.

Michael Ulm played while I was packing up my gear and hauling it to the car, so I unfortunately only heard two of his songs.

Darren Hanlon’s set was amazing. He’s an Australian folk singer who recently settled in Portland. His lyrics are packed with deft wordplay, wry observations, and insightful character sketches.  Definitely come see him play if you get the chance. He’s great to talk to, as well.