Tomorrow night my electro-glam trio, Shot in the Dark, opens for Elliot Schneider as he celebrates the release of his new CD Better a Fool Than Aloof. Also on the bill is Luv Bomb. You can purchase your tickets here.
Despite my best efforts to maintain this blog on a regular basis it seems I’ve gotten caught up in a lot of other things that demand my attention and have taken away my time and motivation to write. These other things include my youngest son’s Little League participation, my older son’s play rehearsal schedule, my ever increasing commitments to play keyboards for various musical projects including my own, and finally, my current need to watch every television show or film that features Benedict Cumberbatch. (IMDB says he was in War Horse, but I don’t remember his part. Perhaps I will watch it again . . .)
Upcoming on my musical horizon is Shot in the Dark‘s show at Hotel Utah on May 9th, and then a one-off performance with NYC singer/songwriter Marianne Pillsbury at Doc’s Lab in San Francisco on May 23rd.
Here’s a clip from Shot in the Dark’s last show at 50 Mason Social House, featuring Sunni Mcgarity on vocals. She will also be performing with us at Hotel Utah and hopefully beyond.
I met Sunni while working with Emily Palen and KnightressM1. Emily is currently working on her first studio album, so KnightressM1 is on hiatus from live performances. This clip is from a show we played last October and gives you some idea of the amazing energy and talent driving this project.
Also, I’m pleased to announce that the track I played on with the Debora Iyall Group, “Watching the Detectives” is now available on the Elvis Costello tribute CD, Beyond Belief . The wonderful thing about this compilation is that the proceeds benefit the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, an organization that donates musical instruments to schools that otherwise would not be able to offer music programs to their students. The range of artists who have contributed is also amazing, so definitely check it out. Here is a taste of the Debora Iyall Group’s rendition of “Watching the Detectives”.
Finally, if you are still in need of more music, here is a recording of my most recent Second Life performance. My Second Life stage name is Demolicious Wonder, and while I’ve mostly sworn off performing in the virtual world, I will do a show now and then. I think this one turned out fairly well, and also features many of my original songs that will never be performed live otherwise, so take a listen if you have a moment.
Thanks for reading and listening!
Very excited to once again be playing keys with Emily Palen and her genre-defying group, KnightressM1, this Saturday at El Rio in San Francisco. An added bonus for me is that I will be sharing the stage with fellow Debora Iyall Group alumni (?) Robert Tucker on drums! Show starts at 9 PM, $7 gets you in the door. Also on the bill: Swoop Unit and Stymie and The Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra
I mess around like this all the time but rarely bother to record it. I’m not sure when I filmed this. Based on the length of my hair, probably a year or so ago.
For the gear heads:Korg Kaossilator Pro for drums, Moog Little Phatty run through a TC Electronics delay, Yamaha CS2x and a loop pedal.
Hope you enjoy it!