8.14.2006

Switchyard's First Video

Saving the world is much too daunting a task, and so my most lofty ambition in life has been to make a music video. Award-winning director and filmmaker, Tom Barndt, has finally made this happen.

For artistic reasons, we decided to edit out all the scenes of me writhing around on the hood of an expensive car in a bikini. But it still came out pretty cool. I hope you enjoy it.

To see more of Tom Barndt's work, please visit http://www.myspace.com/experiment52.


Get this video and more at MySpace.com

3.23.2006

The Jazz Suite

I got an email from a polite fellow named Norvell, asking if it would be ok to play some Switchyard on The Jazz Suite. And I said, of course.
Check it out and hear a host of undiscovered jazz artists:
http://thejazzsuite.mypodcasts.net/

Jazz is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.
-- Fran├žoise Sagan

If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.
-- Louis Armstrong

I'll play it first and tell you what it is later.
-- Miles Davis

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
-- Duke Ellington

It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
-- Dizzie Gillespie

I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know.
-- Billie Holiday

2.08.2006

Blyss

I played drums in a band called Blyss for 10 years. We were a 3-piece band, William, Steve and myself. Now Steve is in the hospital recovering from brain surgery, and William is about to have his first child with my best friend from highschool. I miss them right now.

William took all of our old demos and live performances and put them online. They make me a bit nostalgic. We weren't great, but we put a lot of love into these songs. Check it out some time:

http://www.sportwurx.com/music/

I recommend Fruitless Child or Hollow Sun. Down Again was our first experience as a band in the studio. Dark Hallway is one of my first attempts to sing and write my own stuff. It's god awful. :)

1.29.2006

Meet Agent Cooper


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Originally uploaded by ripchord42.
Meet the latest addition to the Switchyard family. She initially wanted to play bass but I think for now she'll just sing backups and eat the occasional electrical chord.