Tuesday, December 15, 2009


2010 coming up soon. wasn't "2010" the sequel to "2001" (speaking of films here)? Kubrick wasn't involved in the sequel. I heard it wasn't too great, but I always had a soft spot in my heart for Roy Scheider. How could it get any better than 2001 though? for the love of zoroaster, why don't people make sequels to terrible movies so that they can avoid the inevitable lame-ass sequel syndrome?

Anyhow, if next year is the sequel to 2001, let me recall what I was doing in 2001? Oh yeah. I was starting my old band Sound Team, living in Portland Oregon, recording on the 4track and scraping by. Didn't see the sun for about 5 months.

A film crew followed me around for a few months and asked me about being on a major label and starting over as an independent artist. The film is called "Echotone." It's a play off the word "Ecotone," which Wikipedia describes as:

"from a combination of eco(logy) plus -tone, from the Greek tonos or tension – in other words, a place where ecologies are in tension."

The film deals with Austin's transitional phase right now (from mid-size to super-ultra city of the future) and the effect it's having on musicians.

The First Echotone Teaser Trailer 1280x720 HD from echotonefilm on Vimeo.

Monday, December 7, 2009

neon wake show / world cafe

Here are a few photos of our video set, the same one we just performed on tour. Taken by Trey Baker at the Animal Trustees Benefit, at the old Ms Bea's.

Full set here. I will soon post the entire neon wake video.


check us out on World Cafe on NPR, or listen to hear it on air.