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Show time!

The first short film I scored, Ours is playing this Thursday, 12/01/11, at the Roxie Theater in SF @ 7pm, as part of Still Around. A number of the other filmmakers will also be there, if you’d like to join us!! Since the last time it played here in SF, it has screened in Prague, Czech Republic; Seattle; Milwaukee; and Bern, Switzerland. It’s playing tonight in Hamburg, and has upcoming screenings in South Africa, LA, Chicago, and many other places.

The more recent film, Bug Chaser, recently screened at the Dark Carnival Film Festival in Bloomington, IN, and I’m excited for more (and local) dates to start being announced.

I also recently recorded an album playing lead guitar on the amazing Tawnee Kendall‘s upcoming debut album. We’ll be playing our first show together at the Rockit Room on Saturday, Dec 17th, at 8pm as The Hangover Brigade. Come see us, and hear how awesomely we rock.



New dance project premiering this Friday

A sneak peek of my new collaboration with Post:Ballet will be showing this Friday at the 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 5-9pm. I’ve crafted a really neat soundscape for this piece, and am excited to debut it – see you there!



Playing a show at the Hotel Utah

I’ll be playing a show at the Hotel Utah on Sunday, October 9th, opening for Terra Naomi and my great friend Grace Woods‘s CD Release.

Can’t wait to see you there!



Short film playing @ Frameline35

Last year, I scored a short film for the HIV Story Project’s film “Still Around”, and I just found out it’ll be having its West Coast Premiere at Frameline35 in June! I’ll be there with the cast & crew to celebrate its release, please join me!

Still Around
@ the Castro Theatre, for the Frameline film festival
429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Friday, June 24, 2011, 1:15pm
http://www.frameline.org/

A recent review of its World Premiere in Boston described it, saying “The best films in this outstanding anthology give us … [t]he drama, dangers, and enrichment of finding out who you are–and laying claim to it–without letting labels get in the way.”



Playing a show @ the 1010 Collective, SOMArts Center

I’ll be playing a multi-disciplinary arts show for the 1010 Collective @ the SOMArts Center in SF. I’ll be playing with my usual partner in musicrime, Joe Hickey. Joining us, in various places at various times, will be other musicians, videos, foods, drinks, and art. Check out their website for more details.



Recent projects I’ve been doing

So I recently performed the music for a ballet in San Francisco. The company was Post:Ballet, the piece was called “The Happiness of Pursuit”, and we performed the show two nights at the Cowell Theater. As usual, I was joined by my partner in crime, Joe Hickey, and this actually counts as my first show I’ve ever played on electric guitar… I feel like I’m breaking the law with that. =^b We got good reviews in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Speaking of Dance. We even got a nice mention on ABC7News. You can view a highlight reel here:

I also recently scored a short film for the HIV Story Project film compilation entitled “Still Around”. I don’t know how long it’ll be before the film is available for viewing online, but it’ll be making its way around film festivals within a few months, I gather.

Both of these things have got my creativity flowing, and I’m trying to crank out some new material while I’m on a roll. Woot.



Two shows this weekend, one great, one bitter-sweet

I’ll be playing at Yoshi’s in SF this Sunday night, 8pm – 11pm. That’s packed with all kinds of awesomeness, and it’d be great to see some friendly faces there.

The next night will be the final open mic at Blake’s. I’ve been going to this open mic for over 5 years, and have been doing the sound / co-hosting for about 3 years. The time has finally come to lay the old beast to rest. We’re throwing a big party that night, trying to get all the old regulars from the open mic’s history to come back and give it a proper send off. Although it’ll be sad to see it come to a close, it’ll be really good in allowing me to finally refocus my efforts a bit.

“All good things must come to an end.”



My return to dance

Well, not that I’m dancing, but I’ll still be on stage. I’m collaborating with Robert Dekkers and his company “Post:Ballet” on a world premiere at Fort Mason’s Cowell Theater. I’ll be performing original music live both nights.

Post:Ballet “Concert One”
Fort Mason’s Cowell Theater
8pm – Fri & Sat, July 16 & 17, 2010
99 Marina Blvd, SF, CA, 94123
$20 in advance, $25 at the door



Pandora, tonsils, sushi, and dying

Flux is going up on Pandora before too long. Exceptionally cool. I’ll post again when it’s available for streaming and thumbs-upping. In the meantime, if you’re curious what I listen to on Pandora, you can check it out at http://www.pandora.com/people/cloudforger

My dental hygienist told me that I have the biggest tonsils she’s ever seen in her life, and she’s been dentally hygiening for longer than I’ve been alive. Gross.

I’ll be playing at Yoshi’s Lounge in SF on Sunday, May 30, 8pm. Om nom nom!

Someone told me the other night that he wants to die to my music. I think that’s pretty awesome, but might only be fun the first time…



Thanks – had a great time at Cafe Du Nord!

Thanks to everyone who came out to my Du Nord show — everyone who bought a copy of Flux, or brought a friend, or stuck around and hung out after my set! I had an AMAZING time, the set went really well, and you all made it so much fun.

And here’s a video of the band and I playing Splinter, one of the new songs on the album:
(you can even watch it in full 720p-HD video, too!)




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