Category Archives: music and video

current user: full range

this is the record that bret, pete, and i did in the late 90s.

Current User: Old Cassette Demo

i found an old cassette demo that we recorded with current user back in….1992? something like that. i digitized it and threw a little compression on it. the oxide on the tape is a little pitted in some places, so there are dropouts, but it’s cool to listen to this stuff after so many years. no protools, no computers. 8 track tascam 388 mixed to cassette. one of my brother’s wishes was that more of his “superfine bass lines” would be shared more broadly with the world, so this is a good start.

bret haller – bass | craig levitz (irwin) – drums | anthony wilson – guitar & vox | eric haller -guitar & vox

AFK

my old steinway and the vibe of ojai have transported me to some vague distant past that never happened, with warren zevon, waddy wachtel , and some 70’s california rockers taking a last toot, draining the lime daquiris, throwing their hands up in the air, declaring connectedness-bankruptcy, untethering from the intarwabs, and going AFK until further notice. i did some investigation yesterday into the cost of satellite broadband in an area of costa rica i am thinking about spending some time in, and this song may turn out prophetic. 😉 listen to it on headphones if at all possible, i put a little ear candy in there.

here is AFK. (thanks bret for the title).

as always, this file is subject to change, and is a mix in progress.

i threw my laptop
in a dumpster at SFO
zeroed out my PDA
left it on the floor of a bathroom stall

and i

made a few calls
from the boarding lounge
called up a couple of casual squeezes
told ’em i wouldn’t be around

got on a plane
dropped the phone in a seatback
nine hours i’ll be on a beach
and this whole thing will be gone and forgotten

i’m going offline
for an undetermined time
i’m going offline
take back my life

sleeping under the stars
with no electric light
rinsing off the salt
with a solar heated outdoor shower

made a lot of mistakes
along the way
this isn’t one of them
i think it’s getting safe to say

i’ll live in the sun
with a heart full of love
no empty distractions

my mind will be clear
my attention here
focussed on now

flying video

UPDATE: I PULLED THE VIDEO TO RECUT IT. SHOULD BE BACK UP SOON.
i finished the video of phil and i flying out of oakland and barnstorming various bay area landmarks. i think it turned out pretty cool. you get to see a lot of the places that the boate visited from a completely different perspective.

the song is a rough sketch i was working on about this time last year. i guess that means i am still working on it 🙂 .

(putting together a sequence like this without first striping it with some music and  cutting to the tempo is useless for me).
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