Thursday, May 31, 2001

I'll Be There

Finished two mixes of my Jackson 5 cover I'll Be There. It's pretty damn bombastic. Bill Wolford also dropped off his version of Venus by Frankie Avalon (I think). It's like Future Sound Of London meets Steve Fisk. Niiiice. Looks like Invisible Records is gonna re-release the Kill Switch...Klick- Organica CD. That means all the Kill Switch...Klick titles will be available through Caroline Distribution. Invisible is also re-issuing the Irregular Records disc American: A Tribute To Johnny Cash. It'll be retitled Cash From Chaos and feature most of the old bands but with some new additions as well. Stay tuned for more info.

Monday, May 21, 2001

Exposure To Living

Perry Fulfs and Bill Wolford came by Saturday (two days ago) to drop off the cover art for Bill's new CD, entitled Exposure To Living. It's all finished and ready to ship to the pressing plant. Hugh Jones from The Penningtones is coming by tomorrow to finalize their artwork. We're gang running the two titles to save a little money and have both CD's ready for a June/July release date. I also finished the lad vocals for my Kill Switch...Klick cover of The Jackson Five's I'll Be There. It's a punk rock mess, but that's a good thing.


I was talking with some friends, a few days ago, about the state of the music scene here in Seattle. All of us agreed that things have become a lot harder for local musicians in the last 5 years. It's unfortunate, especially for up and coming artists. The Rocket (Seattle's only ALL MUSIC bi-weekly) was mysteriously purchased and shut down awhile back. KCMU (our biggest college radio station) has become part of Paul Allen's EMP. The station is now called KEXP or something like that. You've gotta wonder how many DJ's are going to slip up and give out the old KCMU call letters on air. You've also gotta wonder about the future of Seattle's underground radio. The commercial stations are ignoring most good music (that's nothing new), but with Marco Collins departure from KNDD local musicians lost a vital resource to getting their music heard on a bigger radio station. KMTT has ignored most local music altogether, even stuff that's clearly in their Adult Alternative format. Many of my friends have moved out of town because of the lack of support. The ones that have stayed bitch about the lack of decent "playable" venues. Man...we used to have decent local music TV shows (Northwest Rocks, Spuds Goodman), tons of clubs and several ALL MUSIC monthlies and weeklies. Q.- What happened?

Thursday, May 17, 2001


Shhhh. Quiet...I'm thinking. I do that alot. Just sit and think. Do you do that alot? OK now- I need to get back to work, so go away...leave me be.

Friday, May 11, 2001

Working on The Penningtones CD layout last night. Hugh Jones, bassist-singer-mandolin player withy Penningtones came over night before last to drop off his artwork for the disc. We're shooting for summer release date on Go-Kustom along with the Bill Wolford CD. The Penningtone disc is a rock & twang mixture that should appeal to alternative country folk as well as the rockers.

Monday, May 7, 2001

Gothic Industrial Madness

Cleopatra Records has released a Gothic & Industrial DVD collection called Gothic Industrial Madness. Kill Switch...Klick is featured with the film noirish song Follow Me as well as many other bands and is available at

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

May Day

May Day. Sittin' home sick from my day job. Got a cold. Finally got "LuLu" my G4 up an running.I had to re-install the OS 6 times! Too much software. That's the biggest pain about getting new gear- learning how to set it up and use it. It takes alot of valuable time from actually doing the creative stuff. Looks like Final Cut Pro has a steep learning curve. Away I go...