Despite almost vomiting, it was really nice to play live again. Thanks so much to everyone that came out and stayed til the end. Shout out to @momopot fo da picture (at El Cid)
Some hues from yesterday. Thanks to Ryan, Paul and Chelsea for letting be borrow these devicessss (at Chapman University - Fish Interfaith Chapel)
We now on cassette tapes!! Thanks so much to Edgar and @redrats for putting this together. We fuckin out here.
mercury’s funeral games
recorded and mixed at our practice space, may 2013
1. if there is a god, he will have to beg my forgiveness (take 1)
francisco casanova - piano
dylan fujioka - drums
patrick shiroishi - saxophone
andrea calderon - artwork
Lucky to be sharing the bill with musicians I really look up to. Tonight at the Smell, I’ll be third (at The Smell)
im a very spoiled person when it comes to my friends. i am constantly surrounded by people who are extremely active in what they are passionate about, whether it be in music, art, film, or fashion, and with all of that who would be sitting around?
when i first started this solo saxophone record, i wanted to include as many as my friends to be part of it and to make it as grandiose as possible. noah to engineer and record the session since is he the most knowledgeable with recording and has a great ear, dylan to create the cover art since he never draws anymore and his style is so unique and fucked, ryan to give titles to the songs since he is the most articulate with words and has an impressive vocabulary, and ben to master since he is one of the best arrangers i know. and i secretly want to collaborate with him (badly).
before this project, nancy and i were talking about having her shoot something on film for a nakata piece. after some talks over coffee, i proposed to her that she should film something for the record that i hadnt even recorded yet. since her schedule is insane (finished up a masters program and is now in colorado working on art instilations) i was not sure if she would have time to devote to it.
but they are becoming real. its a real blessing to be able to collaborate and have nancy create more than what i can imagine with my tiny brain. heres the first of five videos, this one shot on 16mm film.