Lemuria made a cool video for the song I played cello on

allandoesdrums:

gordonwithers:

officeoffutureplans:

J Robbins’s first acoustic EP is finally here!!! And it includes the brand new song “Abandoned Mansions”. Enjoy and please spread the word.

Listen/purchase: Abandoned Mansions acoustic EP by J. Robbins

i play on a thing

And my oh my does he play well!

I’m pretty certain that J Robbins is unique in being able to make brilliant records with, by and for other bands as well as his own things and this new ep showcases it only too well.

Gordon too is a fantastic musician that has done some brilliant things on both guitar and cello. Go check his work at http://gordonwithers.bandcamp.com/

Very well done, Gordon and J! I hope that one day we’ll all get to do something together musically in the Magpie Cage!

Thanks for the kind words! Do try to make it to Magpie Cage if you can.

officeoffutureplans:

J Robbins’s first acoustic EP is finally here!!! And it includes the brand new song “Abandoned Mansions”. Enjoy and please spread the word.

Listen/purchase: Abandoned Mansions acoustic EP by J. Robbins

i play on a thing

officeoffutureplans:

Channels is playing in DC this Friday, with BELLS and Soccer Team!!

And I’m joining BELLS on cello, woo!!

#CELLO #TWANGING #ACTUALLYITSABASS #STILLTHEBESTCAPTIONEVER

#CELLO #TWANGING #ACTUALLYITSABASS #STILLTHEBESTCAPTIONEVER

Treatment complete! Left ear (blue) remarkably improved, will always be less than right ear (red), but so much better than I’d hoped given how bad it was a month ago. The spike at 2k hz is the “jangly guitar” frequency - so plz cut back on the trebly reverb, you indie rock hacks! that sound is so cliché anyway, with or without my brain magnifying it.

Treatment complete! Left ear (blue) remarkably improved, will always be less than right ear (red), but so much better than I’d hoped given how bad it was a month ago. The spike at 2k hz is the “jangly guitar” frequency - so plz cut back on the trebly reverb, you indie rock hacks! that sound is so cliché anyway, with or without my brain magnifying it.

blogkicker:

Susumu Yokota - Tobiume

From the album “Sakura”, which is an awesome ambient album that’s like Brian Eno and Steve Reich mixed with traditional Japanese music. Wonderful for contemplation or pleasant conversation.

This is gorgeous

Favorite record located

Favorite record located

Three days left to go. This project has helped restore my faith in the potential for diversity and inclusiveness in the tech world, after so many disheartening incidents and reports of declining diversity in the past few years. Support if you can!

Listen/purchase: February 2014 Charity Compilation by Various Artists

I’ve got an old song on this Valentine’s Day charity compilation for a great cause. Every share or reblog does one hitpoint of damage to the patriarchy.

Although February marks a time to remind each other how much the relationships we have mean to us, there are many out there who find themselves in difficult, and often painful situations. For that reason, 100% of the sales of this album will go towards The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social organization dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.

MY BROTHER STEPHEN DID THE VISUAL EFFECTS AND POST-PRODUCTION FOR THIS MASTERPIECE

We’re very proud to have a viral content producer in the family.

Interview with Stephen in Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/best-local-super-bowl-ad

fateuncharted:

THIS SONG DESTROYS MY SOUL

Happy Friday, here is one of the best songs ever recorded.

If my album press campaigns were managed by Upworthy

- The First Note is a C#. You Won’t Believe What Note This Cellist Plays Next

- This Orphaned Sloth Who Loves Rock Cello Can Teach Us All a Lesson About Caring

- Watch This Inspiring Three-Year-Old Teach a Senator How To Operate A CD Player (4:25 is AMAZING when the Senator craps his pants upon hearing Pink Floyd on Cello!)

- 99.999999999% of Americans Will Never Hear This Mind-Blowing Album and That’s Probably Okay, Realistically Speaking

Local folks & touring bands: check out my friend and colleague Nick’s new site Homestage.us for all of your DC-area DIY show needs.

Order by tomorrow for last-minute probably-in-time-for-Christmas Dark Side Of The Moon On Cello vinyl & CDs!

Also, download The Pauses’s great version of the Peanuts holiday classic, benefiting the Sweet Relief Musicians fund.