Website? What website? Been awhile, but I finally just added 36 (!) new records to my discography, going back to mid-2015. Highlights: two more records for Brazilian superstar Nando Reis, three TAD albums I remastered, Windhand for Relapse, Gary Lee Conner (Screaming Trees guitarist), Nik Turner (ex-Hawkwind), The Sonics (mixed a live album, it's killer), Green River (mixed their 1984 demos), bluesman Cedell Davis, Black Clouds (recorded in Grohl's studio), and two more records from bands I was in: played bass on the Rocket Surgery album (band is no more, sadly), and played lead guitar on the new album by my current main band, MKB Ultra featuring Mia Boyle. I'm also playing bass yet again for Upwell, my third stint with them, and playing guitar in a 100% IMPROV power trio called Beyond Captain Orca; we've played 5 gigs so far, and seem to be getting away with it. My other band Endino's Earthworm, which was really active for a few years, is currently "on ice". My fourth solo record is, uh, almost done... I'm averaging about one per decade.
For what it's worth, 9 of the discography additions were records where I only did the mixing, and 9 were ones where I only did the mastering. Two records were by bands I play in, and on two others I was just a guest guitarist on a couple songs. One one, I added a vocal harmony to a song in Spanish! More and more I'm also mixing "in the box" which I never thought I'd be doing, but now it's working for me. "I also mow lawns", haha...
Also important to mention, I finally got back to doing newsletters, and my first one since 2011 can be read at this URL: JE Newsletter October 2016... More on the way soon. I'm burnt out on social media, and falling back on older communication methods!
Livin' life... playing in 3 or 4 bands, maybe 5?... recording more records... fixing amps... recapping the Trident 80B at Soundhouse... hiking a lot... getting some sun for a change... and finally trying to make this damn website more mobile-friendly.
Added a ton more records to the Discography... Lots more going on... expect a Newsletter soon.
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Brooklyn, NY... just went there as a VIP guest to watch Nirvana get inducted. Insane! See my Facebook page for pics and posts about this!
Did some work related to the In Utero Deluxe Reissue, but if I told you specifics, I'd have to kill you. Oh, and finally added 10 records (so far) from 2013 to my discography.
Sub Pop's "SP25" Jubilee, 7-13-2013... OMFG. Played a very nice set with my band, Endino's Earthworm, in front of the biggest crowd I've played to since Wellwater Conspiracy opened for Pearl Jam in Nov 2000. Pics and vids are gathered at the Official Facebook page for Endino's Earthworm.
It's a bit strange being in a kickass rock band again. I am facing that eternal question once more: promote myself as a record producer, or as a musician? I've been juggling these two things my whole adult life. Right now, I have shifted the balance more toward the musician side of things, though still welcoming whatever production work comes along. Summer is here and Endino's Earthworm has some pretty sweet festival gigs coming up.... July 13th, the Sub Pop 25th Jubilee; August 17th, Hempfest; Sept 7th, Pain In The Grass at the Gorge in George, WA. Of course, none of these festival gigs feature any "payment" (a quaint concept, SO last century)... but who gives a shit. It's nice to be up there ripping people faces off again. And oddly enough... I finally figured out how to sing. Oh, I always knew, the proof is on the solo records after all, but... pulling it off live, while thrashing my guitar, was always the challenge. But those three years singing backup with Kandi Coded seem to have paid off. (And actually the Earthworm is 3/4 of Kandi Coded, back from the dead...)
I still need luck... Wordpress is pissing me off. Site redesign is moving forward however; this page and the "Discography" will be last. (It's frames-based and barely works on smartphones.) In the meantime, I'm in two bands: playing bass for Rocket Surgery, and playing guitar and singing for Endino's Earthworm, and both bands are playing shows.
That's it... I'm transitioning this whole mess of a website over to Wordpress! Wish me luck! [2015 Note: Haha! That was a failed endeavor... site got hacked almost immediately.]