Monday, November 2, 2009

UEM at Redcat.

I went to see UEM play the Redcat theater in LA last night.
They scored the gig I had been angling for. It was an interesting evening. This was the "Fall Studio" show. It is the Redcats quarterly outreach to the locals to present what they are working on. There were 6 different performers with a fifteen minute slot. The material presented stretched from far eastern traditional dance styles, to vaudville, to UEM.
For their slot Bill, Andy and Jasmine titled their piece The Typhoon, the rope and the slippers. It dealt with the events and aftermath of a receint typhoon. It was in three parts. Bill played the soprano sax in the third movement. Andy had a proliforation of Gongs in play and Jasmine gave a stirring performance of keeping your head above water and sucking in air. The loops looped. The gongs, gonged. It worked for me. Then I stardted looking at the crowd.
This was a different group than I am used to. With parking at $9.00 and the entrance at $12.00.
This was a different level of arts consumer. A bit more well heeled than I was used to. I am glad I went. I have a better idea of how to pitch this gig.
It was a cool show.
Uem is playing again tonight!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lets talk about noisefest...

I love the Norcal Noisefest! What a great set of shows!
Thanks to LOB for creating a way-cool event!
Sure there was the little glitch with the neighbor with the samaurai sword. Clearly he was put up to it by his nagging wife.
But setting that aside it was an outstanding gathering of the noise community.
After the Big City Orchestra performance closing out the event. A tea ritual with whistling teapots. Bobby from Liver Cancer said "After a weekend of anger and agression, it (the Big City Orchestra performance) was like a big warm hug!"

It was a great weekend!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Placard Tonight, Noisefest next weekend!

For those of you that missed Soundwalk 2009 there is much documentation on youtube.

Today I went on the Placard headphone fest site and found out that there is a headphone fest today!
I signed up to stream in at 10:10 pm from the "Coastal Lair" studio in fabulous Costa Mesa to the Festival in Dijon France.
You can find the address on the placard chat. Check it out if you have time.

Next weekend is the NorCal Noisefest! This is the premier noise event in the great state of California.
Bill and I are heading up to perform on Saturday afternoon (before the dinner break) if you are anywhere around Sacramento check it out!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Disney Hall and all...

So I managed to perform at Disney Hall in Los Angeles on Sept. 26th. It was with the GYCB Jazz Combo.
A supersized combo to be sure.
I did remain standing for two choruses of "Song For My Father" by Horace Silver.
It was a moment.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Soundwalk this coming Saturday 10-3-09

Hey Ya'll,
This Saturday 10-3-09 is the annual Soundwalk in Long Beach.
Phog masheeen will be there projecting on a wall by the alley between Broadway and First St. on Linden Ave.
The Soundwalk starts at 5PM and Goes till 10PM. It is FREE!
I strongly recommend this event. More fun than is belivable for the cost of parking.
More info here:

CU There,


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Desert Experimental Rocks the Wasteland!
Once again the Palms in Wonder Valley proves it self to be the most adaptable venue in the known world! Where else can you get the Desert songs of the Sibleys followed by the angry screeching of UEM! Amazing! And Wonderful!

As illustrated to the right, +DOG+ performed with the legendary Bobby!

Bobby also turned in an excellent set with the Duo Liver Cancer!

The weather was mild and the sets started around 4 pm.

A big thank you to Steve Davis for putting Desert experimental together. It was the best use of August in the desert that I know of!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Desert Experimental, This Saturday 8-22-09, The Palms in Wonder Valley. Bring water, redbull, sunblock, liquor, guns and ammo (hmmm, not so much guns and ammo). Be ready to sleep where you lay down. There will be sun and heat in large quantities. Be Prepared! CU There!

Monday, August 10, 2009

North on Thursday...

I am playing a festive gig at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco on Thursday night. This promises to be a festive evening of experimental music. Here is the Description:

Thursday, Aug 13 2009 8:00 PM

Guest Curation by CJ Borosque
Intersections and connections:
The 8 ball evening: kicking off the series "BEHIND THE 8"
A show about making connections between artists of radically different musical traditions...
Phogmasheen (trumpet, FX)
Jim Kaiser (bicycle wheel)
CJ Borosque (trumpet, FX)
and Arachnid Arcade (noise FX)

The first set will be a duo between Arachnid Arcade and CJ Borosque. Two noise artists who have never shared the stage.
The music will be spontaneously composed and will be about 25 mins...
The second set will be an orchestra of never-played-together-before musicians.

The set will be 30 to 40 mins
and will be a meditation on a video that will be unveiled the night of the performance.
The musicians will provide an ambient noise score, to go with the film, that will be unrehearsed and unpredicted in outcomes, as radically different players from different tradition create music to accompany visual media they have never seen. Surprise is the name of the game.

If you are in the city, come on down!

1007 Market St.
@ 6th Street
San Francisco California 94103 USA

Thursday 8-13-09 8:00 PM $5.00

Monday, July 27, 2009

phog masheeen placard performance posted!

The phog masheeen placard performance of 7-27-09 has been posted.
Look for it here:

6 am in LA, 3 pm in Paris. It is good to get to work early!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Links to phog masheeen & Frank Moore and company Jam!

I got this note from Linda Mac with links to a Jam I did in Berkeley with Frank, Erika and Jen.
I find that jamming with these folks will really get me to move off my dime and explore some new territory. I love their approach. Check it out if you have time.


Show #94
Phog Masheen Jam

Featuring Phog Masheen, Erika Shaver-Nelson, Jen Wilson & Frank Moore.
Recorded November 16, 2008.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Placard Headphone fest, eVocal.

I performed for Placard headphone fest in Toulouse, Pyrenees-Atlantiques - Aquitaine, France on Tuesday morning. It got off to a slow start as my brain was asleep. My set started at 6:00 am My time. Three in the afternoon their time. After the theramin break it has some moments. The link to the page is here.

Sunday was off to a ripping start at eVocal in Costa Mesa!
Dr. Kaplan was in the house with her spectacular collection of pots, pans and kitchen gear.
Igor Amokian documented my gear and some of the set.

Monday, June 8, 2009

With prices like these, how can you not want to spend an evening at the Fabulous PUKA Bar in glittering Long Beach?

With a stunning line-up from all over Southern California (including the Valley), you, the discerning music aficionado of today should beat feet to this show!

Did I mention that it is free?!?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

More gigs, all over the map

I just signed up for another session with Le Placard headphone festival. These are great fun and I recommend them highly.
I am starting to wrap my brain around designing another web site. I may use the phog blog in the interim.
On June 21 I will be at E-vocal in Costa Mesa a for a noise fest put together by the Actuary people. On the 22 of June I will be at the Puka Bar in Long Beach. Then on Tuesday the 23 at 6AM I am doing the headphone festival in Toulouse, Pyrenees-Atlantiques - Aquitaine, France.

It should be an interesting run.

Gotta run,


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Public practice on Fools day!

I will be at the Music Center in LA tomorrow. Practicing trumpet from 1:30 to 2:00 in the afternoon. It is part of Public Practice. It is a program at the music center for the public. Well, that's me! The public, and this is one way to play the music center. I am looking forward to it! I have my music for the OCC wind ensemble to brush up on. It will be fun!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Full Placard set available for your amusement and perusal!

Greetings all,
I posted the phog masheeen set for placard headphone fest that was recorded yesterday 3-21-09.

Le Placard is a streaming festival where my contribution was streamed to CAHORS France to be enjoyed by the attendees there and people listening on the internet everywhere.

Now YOU can enjoy it too!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Port of Los Angeles

Life in phog land was fun last night with a trip to the port for some recording.
You can dig the event here!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Breakfast show this Saturday, 7AM PDT

Greetings all,
I am on for an hour set this coming Saturday at 7AM!
This nice long hour set will focus on the manipulation of toy samples.
Chatty toys.
If you want to check out the stream, log onto the placard chat and get the address.

March 21st at 7:00 AM PDT.
One hour set. Get the streaming address at Placard chat.

you can join the placard irc chat use any irc client

windows : mIRC
mac os9 : smircle
mac osx : conversation
linux: xchat, gaim, irssi

irc server :

then just:
/join #placard

Friday, March 13, 2009

Take a picture, it lasts longer!

In case you weren't chained to your computer and happened to miss the Friday March 13 dinner show. Here it is! In all of its flash video splendor!



Streaming live video by Ustream

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Streaming Event this Friday the 13th 6-7 PM

The second installment of the Friday the 13th phog masheeen streaming audio and video occurs this Friday the 13th at 6PM.

the link is here: