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Christopher Tree – Spontaneous Sound – At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine 2

Christopher Tree / Spontaneous Sound
At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine

Recorded @ The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine, NYC 1970


Ghost – Barn Owl w/ Paul Clipson @ The Independent, April 28th 1

Barn Owl w/ Paul Clipson

April 28th
The Independent, SF

From the Ghost website:

Ghost Touring America This Spring
Arigato Ghost Fans!!
Now that George Bush is out of the White House, Ghost will now grace the U.S. with a tour!!! YEY!!!!
here are some of the upcoming venues & dates. Check Drag City and this site for any changes, or additional news & dates

Grouper – Date Palms & More @ Mind Gaze Hut – April 28th 0

Date Palms (Gregg Kowalsky & Darwinsbitch)
Dan Friel
Chen Sta Maria
April 28th
Totally Intense Fractal Mind Gaze Hut, Oak.
Also, for those of you who cant make it, Liz will be doing an instore @ Aquarius around 6pm tomorrow.

Grouper – Sick Alps – Portraits – 4.25 – Hemlock, SF 8

Sic Alps
(members of Tarentel, Barn Owl, Higuma, Sun Circle)

Hemlock Tavern SF

Hausu 1

Girija Devi – Songs From Varanasi 1

Girija Devi
Songs From Varanasi

01 – raga maru bihag
02 – raga maru bihag
03 – raga desh


Metal Rouge / Parasitic Fantasy Band – Tour Dates – Starts Tomorrow in SF! 3

For those of you in the Bay Area, come on down to ATA tomorrow and help kick off to the first leg of the Metal Rouge spring jaunt. The Parasitic Fantasy Band (who are on a number of these dates) has not only come all the way from New Zealand for this tour, they’ve also brought a couple of 16mm projectors with ’em to pop eyes out and melt brains. If you cant make it tomorrow, then get out & show your support for the at one of these spots:

April 19th – ATA, San Francisco, CA in collaboration with Paul Clipson and w/ The Parasitic Fantasy Band
April 23rd – The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA w/ Higuma and Sam Hamilton
April 25th – Totally Intense Fractal Mind Gaze Hut, Oakland, CA w/ The Parasitic Fantasy Band, Paul Clipson & Gregg Kowalsky and Mitchell Brown
April 28th – Echo Curio, Los Angeles, CA w/ The Parasitic Fantasy Band (NZ), Lucky Dragons & Fantastic Sleep
May 9th – Arts Lab, Albuquerque, NM w/ Mesa Ritual
May 12th – The Monolith, Tulsa, OK w/ Ajilvsga
May 14th – Pepe Delgados, Oklahoma City, OK w/ Anvil Salute
May 15th – Firehouse Gallery, Fort Worth, TX w/ Anvil Salute, Shortwave Death System and Nevada Hill
May 16th – Savage Vanguard Theatre, Austin, TX w/ Christina Carter

Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 16 – Afraid Of The Dark 0

V/A – Afraid Of The Dark – ‘”Garage” Rock N’ Roll 1965-1981
Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 16


Daniel Higgs – SF Shows 3

Daniel Higgs
Bruce Nace
Pale Horse
Thu April 16th
3811 16th ST (@ Castro)

Daniel Higgs
Bruce Nace
Fri April 17th
Aquarius Records
1055 Valencia ST

Q&A – Scott Goodwin 0

1: Analog or Digital?


2: What time did you wake up today?

5AM, 6:30AM, 7AM, 7:30 AM, and 8:20AM

3: Last thing you read?

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built by Stewart Brand and

4: Whats your first memory?

My brother’s baptism. Though I was about three years old at the time, so I actually think I am remembering that I was previously able to remember that instance. A memory of a memory.

5: Tea Or Coffee?

Both, hopefully not on the same day. I worked for a year at a tea company and received a terrific education in tea and tea culture, but I live in a coffee town. Its practically on tap.

6: Last thing you cooked?

Egg sandwich with a really phony approximation of a harrissa-mayonaise.

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?

I don’t know. I don’t really think that will happen.

8: What inspires you?

Winter: The walking loop in Overlook Park. Summer: Beer.

Also, my friends.

9: Last record you played?

My turntable indicates that it was The Yellow Princess by John Fahey. I am generally not a fan of solo guitar music and that whole mystique, but this album really gets to me. It was absolutely the defining piece of music in my life when I moved to Portland, Oregon about three years ago. So to me the album’s sonorous chords ring out and a tempest of memories arises. I remember reading The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Thinking of Self-Speaking, and Space is the Place and then spending hours going through the copious collections of the Multnomah County library system. I was gazing covetously at the Saturn records up on the walls of Mississippi Records and drinking notoriously strong drip coffee all day for a dollar and tip at the Fresh Pot. I had no job and no permanent housing, but I had a wide-eyed Platonic sort of wonderment in my newly adopted city. It is an attitude and a time I find somewhat quaint now but still hold dear.

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?

To me a well-placed microphone in a room with a good amount of amplification and some sort of EQ is enough. I could listen to “room feedback” for hours, but haven’t found it particularly useful for making music for a while.

I suspect my most honest answer would be Ableton Live LE 7 or my new MacBook, though both may be soon eclipsed by the DIY modular synthesizer I’m building.

11: Last movie you saw?

The Godfather Part I. The scenes in and leading up to the Michael Corleone’s reprisal murders in Louis’ restaurant were remarkably tense and physically affecting even after seeing it a number of times previously.

12: Who do you love?

My family first and foremost. Though that may be a result of a recent deep viewing of The Godfather. I have to shout-out my incredibly brilliant and beautiful group of friends in PDX and nation-wide, too.

13: Do you have any pets?


14: Are you useful?

I really don’t think so. Unless you need a grant proposal for a music-related non-profit organization. Though when I was out of work last Fall the whole economy did go to shit.

15: Biggest fear?

That I’m wasting time. That I’m playing it too safe. On some level, they’re both the same basic fear, to me.

16: What do you value the most?

Thought and the time to think it.

17: Famous last words?


Scott Goodwin is 1/3 of Bonus and more recently, has been rocking sine waves solo. A Bay Area native, Scott currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Apart from the recently released, amazing “Off Light” disc, we’re really looking forward to what he does next!

Fun fact: Scott is roommates with White Rainbow.

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