"I am experimental art, a legal alien, alienated outlaw, simply weird and extremely complicated, a Portland underground, post-wave rocker, experimental indie, anti-popper, radical pacifist, mental health activist, academically inclined and free by design."
Current musical project interests focus on audio engineering, studio production, electronic sound synthesis, digital formats and conversions, MIDI/VST/DAW design/application/integration, and multi-media productions. Stylistically, it is about learning, experimenting, and creatively thinking outside the genre.
Influences? Well, that would include everything, I see, hear, taste, touch, and feel, as well as ...
Willie Mae Thornton, Berlin, The Breeders, The Band, The Beatles, The Byrds, The Bangles, The Slits, The Gits, The Smiths, The Cure, The Carpenters, The Animals, Sonic Youth, Patsy Cline, John Prine, Joan Jett, Jimi Hendrix, Stan Getz, Joy Division, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, The Runaways, The Raincoats, Beach House, The Beach Boys, Son House, Sun Ra, Sonny boy Williamson, Sonny Rollins, The Rollins Band, Rolling Stones, Grace Jones, Grace Slick, Cheap Trick, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Nirvana, Nico, Neil Young, New Order, Lightning Hopkins, Ida Cox, The Clash, Aretha Franklin, Fugazi, Odetta, Ma Bess, Bessie Smith, Suicide, Suicidal Tendencies, The Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, Blondie, Blonde Red Head, Concrete Blonde, 4 Non-blondes, Pete Seeger, Peter Greene, Glen Gould, Green Day, Deep Purple, Otis Redding, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Canned Heat, Hot Tuna, Public Enemy, The Pastels, Public Image Limited, Meat Puppets, My Bloody Valentine, Cold Blood, Mazzy Star, Mahalia Jackson, The Dirty Mag, The Vaselines, Violent Femmes, Velvet Underground, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Kraftwerk, Crazy Horse, I Break Horses, The Beastie Boys, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Thelonius Monk, Memphis Minnie,Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Cohen, Cocteau Twins, Bob Marley, Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday, Chuck Berry, Lee Scratch Perry, Shostakovitch, Ali Farke Toure, Jack Black, Black Sabbath, Black Flag, The Black Keys, Alicia Keys, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Elliot Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Emmy Lou Harris, Woody Guthrie, Howlin' Wolf, Hound Dog Taylor, The Rhondelles, The Temptations, The Doors, Devo, Bob Dylan, Duran Duran, Art of Noise, Bela Fleck, The Sex pistols, Run DMC, Fats Domino, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Judy Garland, John Coltrane, Johnny Cash, Charlie Parker, Roseanne Cash, Kraftwerk, Filthy White Trash, Stereolab, Ravi Shankaar, Syd Barrett, Ulali, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, George Jones, Los Lobos,The B52's, The Traveling Wilbury’s, Strawberry Alarm Clock and Tammy Wynette, to name a few.