live Bestial Mouths video that I made of their Friday the 13th performance at Helter Skelter, Los Angeles, December 2013. Music by them, audio and video by me.
23 December 2013
17 December 2013
I have four videos up on my YouTube of the live recording I made of Medicine. The two songs that they promoted on their FB have a combined 1428 hits. The two songs they didn't mention, even though they sound and look just as good, and are equally available to anybody to view on that very same YouTube channel, have 239 hits. More than a five to one ratio.
I put up two videos of the Youth Code recording, and the story is the same- the one that they posted to their FB has 522 hits, and the one they didn't has 98. Again, just over a five to one ratio.
When I post a video, I write up some sort of description or info and post it along with the video(s) to my Blogspot, my Tumblr and my Wordpress blogs, my personal FB and my company FB, as well as my LinkedIn (I only have like 3 Twitter followers, and those people are already on my FB, so I don't even bother with Twitter). The bottom line is that I reach only so many people, and the people who I do reach don't always seem to take the ball and run with it.
So if I'm ever fortunate to record you or your band, if you want your fans to see/hear it, it would really help out if you posted it to your FB with a quick little 'Hey, check out this cool live recording from the other day…'. It'll make you look good, you'll sound good, it'll be good for me, it'll be good for the venue, and your fans will appreciate it.
Thanks. Brian Humorless.
12 December 2013
My recording of doom/sludge metal band Moab live in San Diego. A band that sounds very much like Black Sabbath, with a singer who sounds exactly like Ozzy, doing a cover of an old Rush song. Super.
10 December 2013
In the 90s, Somatic Responses and Imminent (ne: Starvation) pretty much set the standard for 'forward thinking industrial'. While SR continued their barrage of releases throughout the years, Imminent took a decade off to pursue some of his other projects like Axiome, Torsion, Ambre, The Incredible Three, Urawa and others. The break apparently did him good, because the album he released under the Imminent moniker after all those years was Cask Strength, which is a monumental work of art and the best album of his career.
I caught him at Feuerwerk in one of my favorite cities of all time, Munich, on Halloween weekend in 2009. The show served as sort of a record release show as the album officially came out earlier that week, which was fortuitous timing as he played a bunch of tunes from the new album as well as some choice cuts from his previous magnum opus Nord.
04 December 2013
Duran Duran Duran made a name for himself as one of the leading breakcore producers in the late 90s and into the new century. However, after his initial explosion of frenetic breaks and hyperspeed rhythms, he's forged a more dancefloor-freindly style, albeit still packing plenty of pounding drums and thumping bass to turn your innards into mush by the end of the night.
Duran Duran Duran tore through California in late 2013, and I was on hand to document his Los Angeles appearance on 22 November.
03 December 2013
Highlights from Richard Devine's performance at CELEBRATE EVERYTHING at Complex, Los Angeles, 22 November 2013.
The full performance was about 40 minutes, and I understand that he has plans on releasing more (all?) of his footage from this night.
I'm currently working on all the rest of the video I shot this night (Loopgoat, (303) 909-1604 (Baseck + CyrusRex's one-off(?) performance), Twin Braids (Baseck + Joy Through Noise) and headliner Duran Duran Duran), and I'll have some clips up shortly.
01 December 2013
San Diego surf/jazz/rock fixture Mattson 2 played 91x's Mike Halloran's locals-only night at The Griffin, and I was there to capture the event.
Mike himself has been a long-time enthusiast and historian of the local music scene in San Diego, and is a luminary in the annals of San Diego radio.
After having played for over an hour, Mattson 2 were finished with their set, until Mike jumped on the mic and egged them on to do their interpretation of 'Ask' by The Smiths.