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March 2017
New studio is working quite well. Finishing up 4S project with Tom Scott from the recently disbanded The Muffins, on a record with he, Billy Swann, (bass) and Mark Stanley. (guitar) Tom plays an arsenal of wind instruments, and keys. All music is composed by Tom, and it is fairly involved. All through composed. Dense.

Worked on music for “Old Friends With New Faces.” release will by An Alien Heat, by Spirits Burning & Michael Moorcock with Al Bouchard. Working on great tunes by Jerry King with Cloud Over Jupiter

Hoping Lobotomatic's Heavy duty rock INTERGALACTIC BASTARD CD will come out this year
45 RPM vinyl by Spirits Burning I played on with Judy Dyble, Mike Howlett, Don Falcone, "Another Roadmap In Your Heart" will be released in April by Gonzo Multimedia in England. Working on a book - "Angels & Demons That Play".

Hoping to be doing live shows with TBD this summer.

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October 2016
New studio is working quite well. Just recorded drum tracks for Nick Prol & The Proletarians. Nick is in Tucson, AZ, so we may actually meet! I often work remotely, and have never met several people that are on records I play on. 2 examples are Mo Ha Dev, who did some great guitar work on this one, along with Carla Diratz on vocals. Nick is a great songwriter, vocalist, player, and arranger.

Working on a project with Tom Scott from the recently disbanded The Muffins, on a record with he, Billy Swann, (bass) and Mark Stanley. (guitar) Tom plays an arsenal of wind instruments, and keys. All music is composed by Tom, and it is fairly involved. All through composed. Dense.

Working on tracks with Don Falcone for 2 new Spirits Burning projects. More on that later. Some interesting guests here that I can't mention just yet, including a famous rocker, and a famous Sci-Fi writer.

Completed 2 new tracks for another Karda Estra record that should be out early next year. Our 4th CD.

I now have a rock trio here in AZ, The Copper Angels, with local folks. Finally. Some live stuff may happen. My audience for most of the last 6 years has been comprised of German microphones, an Arizona engineer, and walls.

Future work with Michael Manring is being discussed. Maybe even some gigs...

I plan to dedicate a good bit of early next year to work on, and hopefully finish my book, entitled "Angels & Demons That Play".

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April 2016
Big news! Relocating to Superior Arizona with my Garage Mahal studio during May 2016. Very small town, which has no traffic signals. We have 2 houses in Superior, so plenty of room...

Empty Full Circulation, the Jack Dupon LP/CD I played on is out now, as is the new Spirits Burning CD STARHAWK.

The Muffins, sadly, are no more, although we will continue to record projects seperately under other monikers. Working on 2 new recordings with them right now.

I am open to new ideas and open for new projects, so feel free to contact me. Open to the prospect of forming a band in Arizona, or gigs / touring with....


December 2015
Been a busy year with several projects and releases. Blue Dog by Manna Mirage was released, Daevid Allen Weird Quartet released, & Future Sounds by Karda Estra was released.

Still in progress for release sometime soon are projects with Jack Dupon, Lobotomatic, & a cool big band project with Tom Scott.

Starting a project with Franco Falsini / Sensations FIX Jan 2016.

More are brewing.....

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September 2015
1) My tracks for INTERGALACTIC BASTARD the new record by LOBOTOMATIC are done. Think rock blues - Blue Cheer/Black Sabbath. This band features Larry and Uriah Bennett (Tucson AZ) on guitar and vocals, & Alan Boomer Davey (Hawkwind, Psychedelic Warlords) on bass. This group may also get out and play some good ole loud doom/stoner rock fests.
http://www.reverbnation.com/lobotomatic

2) The album I did with DAEVID ALLEN WEIRD QUARTET is a done deal; look for it on vinyl and CD in early 2016. Just waiting for label announcement.

3) Finishing projects for THE MUFFINS in AUG/Sept for new CDS we have in the works. May..even be a BOX SET of unreleased stuff in the works. Did I say BOX SET?

4) FUTURE SOUNDS project with Karda Estra is in progress.

5) Starting a project with Franco Falsini / Sensations Fix Aug / Sept 2015

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APRIL 2015:
Hello! Here's what I have going on now in my studio Garage Mahal out here in sunny Arizona:

1) The MUFFINS (USA)
Working on drums for a couple of Muffin & related projects for new releases. We are one of very few 1970s bands that currently has all members from our first record. In our case, Manna Mirage, in 1978 now on CD. We still play festivals. Contact me directly to book The Muffins.
http://themuffinsband.com

2) JACK DUPON (France)
I have just recorded drums for "DYLAN" a rockin' pop tune that I believe will be on their next release. Maybe we will play it live someplace in some country someday. If you know this fab pop combo you know what to expect!
http://www.jack-dupon-rock-progressif.net

3) KARDA ESTRA (UK)
KE Head man Richard Wileman and I have begun work on a new project after the very nice response to STRANGE RELATIONS, the KE CD that came out recently in England. STRANGE RELATIONS also features KNIFEWORLD / GONG guitarist Kavus Torabi.
http://www.kardaestra.co.uk

4) LOBOTOMATIC: (US-UK)
This a brand new project for me. I am recording drums for their new record "Intergalactic Bastard" over the next couple of months. This band features Larry and Uriah Bennett (Tucson AZ) on guitar and vocals, & Alan Boomer Davey (Hawkwind, Psychedelic Warlords) on bass. This group may also get out and play some good ole loud doom/stoner rock fests. I look forward to this recording project and playing live with this band!
http://www.reverbnation.com/lobotomatic

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JANUARY 2015:
1) Working on new music for The Muffins. One of very few 1970s bands that still has all members on board from their first record.   In our case,  Manna Mirage, in 1978 now on CD.

2) STRANGE RELATIONS, the CD I did with Karda Estra last year has just been released, and features Kavus Torabi on guitar, recently of Gong and many other projects. Look him up!     Another recording with Karda Estra is in the planning stage.

3) My tracks are done for the new WEIRD BISCUIT TEATIME CD with Daevid Allen, Michael Clare, and Don Falcone.

4) I will be doing some recording soon for a great group in France, Jack Dupon. I have known these great people and their great music for some years now, so I am sure this will be fun and, of course, challenging. I look forward to this. Check them out! http://www.jack-dupon-rock-progressif.net

5) I am working with a bassist, Nicky B.  here in AZ, and he and I just did some fun metal music for a documentary about an award winning builder of chopper motorcycles and trikes.  Hopeful for a release this year.

Watch here for THEE MAXIMALISTS DVD "The Orffyreus Wheel" sometime during 2015.

I  started some time ago to write a book “Angels And Demons That Play” about my musical experiences.   The title is a nod to the famous 1960 Sun Ra record “Angels and Demons at Play”. It is racing along like a glacier – a year or so out. 2016 projected.

I have found some good people to work with out here in the Phoenix east valley it seems, so more on that later on my fb page.   Hooray!

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