SOME OTHER GROUPS I PLAYED IN
FAYAWAY - - could never quite keep up with Morgan's intellect or her righteous fury, no matter how fucking loud or spacey we got.
VALES - - like a delicate elephant, trunk raised, carved from grief with the rosined bow of cello. I provided whale sounds, manipulated LSD voicemails, clanging bells, and deep rivers of tones on which to drift out to sea. Films as beautiful and sorrowful as the music. That is a real, large salmon in our press photo taken on a roof we broke onto in Chinatown in January.
BEN SERETAN & THE EARLY - - not exactly a separate band, just a collaboration I'm very, very fond of. Half a month writing and recording the whole album over Thanksgiving in Portland, one summer tour that all tours will fail to live up to in the future.
DUCHAMPION - college band taking whatever we could find, throwing it against the wall, then scraping it off the wall and throwing it at each other. We'd often put two half-songs together, unholy beasts, colliding them like we were trying to bust open atoms. We always tried to play really well, though.