Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Freaks Amor

Got a cool package in the mail from longtime friend Melanie Taunton. This is an album that I did played on (trombone, synth and bass) back in 1983 by San Bernardino Avant Garde band Freaks Amor. Mel had the old Vinyl E.P. and put it onto a CD with cover art! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Studio Percussion Area

Got the percussion area set up in my new garage studio. I still need to wire up the mics to the new Mackie ProFX12 board, but that won't take long.  I dig the new space.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crawl Or Die

Got a copy of the new film Crawl Or Die which just came out on DVD. The star of the movie, Nicole Alonso, was also the lead vocalist on "Shut Down" a song that I wrote and used during the drag racing scene of my film Rat Rod Rockers! I have been following Nicole, Co-Star David P. Baker and Director Oklahoma Ward's posts about this film for months. Oh so appetizing!!! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Rat Bastards Car Club Infestation 2014

Great day out at the Kenmore Lanes Bowling Alley for the Annual Rat Bastards Car Club Infestation. This was the first year at the Lanes in Kenmore, WA., which is a better location than the previous XXX Root Beer in Issaquah, WA. More parking and bowling! Over 120 cars of various build styles were present and people seemed upbeat and out to enjoy the day. Sometimes when a Car Show changes venues, it is for the worse, in this case it definitely was for the better. We will be there next year.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Worst Case Scenario Compilation

Just got the completed cover art from the amazing Shawn Dickinson for our new Garage Rock/Surf Compilation entitled Worst Case Scenario. This should be out on Go-Kustom Rekords later this year- right now we are waiting for some bands to return their agreements, final tracks, etc. then we press the discs. Maybe we should do T-Shirts with this design?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Dr. Rob's & The Street Freak Kruzrs Car & Bike Show

Sunny day in Snohomish for the Dr. Rob's & The Street Freak Kruzrs Car & Bike Show. We had our Go-Kustom Vendor booth selling the DVDs and CDs and hanging with friends. We haven't done many shows this year because I have been editing the TV Show and Rats & Gassers documentary. Still this was a fun show- hope they do it again next year. Bands, Hot Dogs, Vendors and lots of cars and bikes to ogle.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Home Studio

Got the new A/V Home Studio setup. I made the "L" desk (lower pic) from two old doors. I am diggin' the new space. Still needs a carpet (or throw rug) and a small heater for the colder months to come. Now what to call the new studio? I always give names to each studio location I work in.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mackie ProFX12

My new Mackie ProFX12 mixer arrived via FedEx today.  This is to replace a Behringer Xenyx mixer I sold a few years ago. I don't need much for my home studio, just a few clean channels with decent mic preamps. Mackie makes great boards and I think this will be a keeper.