phoningitinlo-fi is the right fi: dj talksonthephone calls up all your favorite musicians for live over-the-phone performances and awkward conversation.

A while back I had the pleasure of playing the KDVS radio show called “Phoning It In”.  Literally over the phone, I played a set from the Marriage Studio here in Portland. It has finally been posted on their site for stream and download. Digital decay has never sounded so good!

There are plenty of other great shows on the archive to check out as well including friends Cole Moldy Milner, LAKE, Cryptacize, Ben and Bruno, The Watery Graves of Portland, World, Little Wings, Thanksgiving, and recently, Davis Lee Hooker playing songs from his new record that I composed strings for, “Dark Town Dark City”.



MDIG002, Marriage Records
Available here for a mere $4.

01. New Stars’ Art
02. Hypnotiq World (listen)
03. No Way?!
04. The Dash Way!
05. Ew Tartar
06. How Do You Feel?

I’m very excited to release this short record, my first on Marriage Records, as a “digital download only release”. It utilizes our new web-based software called Coupe designed by tech mastermind Greg Borenstein. Similar to the download code that you get when you buy a vinyl record these days, Marriage is breaking ground by eliminating the physical copy and selling pieces of paper (or in my situation a color postcard), bric-a-brac, or other non-related pieces of merch with the uniquely coded sticker pasted to it. A new venture. So rad to have this at our disposal!

Check out the record, I’m really proud of it and recorded it in mid-February through the end of March at the BCS Studio B and at the Marriage Records Studio. The final track, “How Do You Feel?” is a culmination of a feeling and idea that I have been working on for 5 years… I think I’ve settled in on something that I am finally ready to show to the world. Enjoy!


Proud to officially announce the myspace release of 2 new tracks I recently finished (HYPNOTIQ WORLD and NEW STARS’ ART) as well as a plethora of shows coming up in the next week. This one is happening tonight:

03/21/2009 08:00 PM – Reed College
Playing a composed improv trio set with Bob Jones and Jonathan Seilaff as well as a piece by Matt Marble. Adam Reese will perform as well. Blogged here and here.

03/24/2009 08:00 PM – Valentines
232 SW Ankeny
Portland, Oregon 97204
Cost: Free
I will contributing some viola for a Ghosting set with local audiophile, Zach Reno.

03/28/2009 08:00 PM – Worksound Gallery
820 SE Alder
Portland, Oregon 97202
Cost: Donations, please
Description: Playing with Mary, Bob, and Jonathan. Also playing: Gust Burns and Jason Kahn.

04/04/2009 07:00 PM – The Wail
NE 42nd and Sumner
Portland, Oregon 97218
Description: Space’s Day installation show at the Wail! Gonna be wicked. There will be a large zome dome with multiple celestial animated/non-animated projections. Curated by our friend Kaylee. Do check out her Flickr.



Honey, Ashby, and I played this show a two Fridays ago and I made a little video of it using some footage I took while mixing paint for the new, almost completed, BCS Vibe and Recording Booth that I’m building at the BCSHQ. I have been working on this sculpture/room/project for about 2 months or a little more. It’s been an extremely fun and learned project using mostly free and/or found materials. A bit crunk, but very practical. Hope to do a new Orem record in there, some Dash, some orchestral recordings and practice sessions, sit, listen to nothing, vibe out, you know. More once it’s “done”.

Anyway, Honey engineered and produced the viola effects for me at this show and Ashby did her thing on vox. Check it out:

Also worth mentioning is that tomorrow at the Worksound Gallery in Portland I am participating in a collaborative large ensemble improvised show with some 20+ musicians. I’m very excited for this one and it should not be missed.