Many of you out there in cyberland have probably come accross this page because of my YouTube videos. Uploading those videos takes time and expense. Feel like helping me out? I have prepared a Paypal Donate button! No amount is too small. This helps me cover costs associated with my YouTube videos. I am also available for remote studio work. Need a jingle? Need some killer bass lines? Send me an e-mail and let's talk! Thank you in advance for all the wonderful support! I really appreciate it. :-)
Below are some of the other websites I am a part of. Check 'em out!
My main YouTube channel.
My other YouTube channel for miscellaneous uploads. Watch me in high school!
My original tunes. Although you may know me solely as a bass player, my real passion is bringing my songs to life.
My old band Date with Dizzy. We were signed to Interscope/EMI but alas, we didn't make it through the machine. We may have reunited someday but Denis (lead vocal) passed away (see farther down the page) and Schmed (guitar) moved to Montana. Tom (drummer) was last spotted in Humboldt county.
...returned from recording the new Holliston Stops album at AIR studios in London. It was a completely awesome experience. Click here for some exclusive photos.
Our project in London was actually being filmed so here is your chance to catch us in action! Follow us from my garage to AIR Studios. A must watch! The video as presented here is a "DVD rip." This means I took the DVD and made one compressed file out of it. Bottom line - to keep as much quality as possible the file is a relatively large download. I suggest right-clicking on the graphic below and choosing the old "Save link as" trick. It's about 350mb so start the download and come back in a while. One more thing, if you can't play the file, try installing the DivX player from Divx.com. If you love the music consider purchasing the album from iTunes. Just search for "Holliston Stops."
I had the pleasure of working with my good friend Amy Jo Johnson a while back. We played some live shows throughout Los Angeles as a duet consisting of acoustic guitar, bass guitar and vocals. On what seemed like a whim, Amy decided to release one of the Ghengis Cohen performances. The title of this raw performance is aptly named "Imperfect." This ain't no polished production! Just naked, honest emotion...
In various forms my bro' jVibe has always called on me for my bass playing services. You can hear me on several tracks on the new Loyalty and Honor CD. For info on this latest jVibe production please visit:
Also, some more info about myself from the ebboy.com website (another jVibe production):
me on ebboy.com
Denis Boder February 15, 1973 - October 19, 2003
Click here for the Tribute pages.
Update: I put together a posthumous video for Denis's birthday (February 15). There are two versions. Most people should click here for the video. If you are on a Mac or prefer the Quicktime format click here instead.
Click here for an old wishlist of mine! Fun fun fun! I'm kind of a list freak.
My old pal Baxter left me the funniest answering machine message. If you like Sci-fi you'll get it. Have a listen by clicking here.
My buddy Josh Grange e-mailed me some "Childrens' Books" pics that were umm...not for children. That did remind, however, of this classy Sweet Pickles book (Thanks Josh!) :
This is the real book cover, no joke. I did love those books.
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I finally had the sense to actually write down my random thoughts last week. I was inrigued with four recurrences I must divulge. The first was obvious.
Why do we think of the most incredible, amusing, and relevant thoughts and NOT write these gems down the moment they chance upon us? We're always left with, "Damn, what was I thinking?!" or "What was I going to tell you?" As an artist always fishing for lyrics it is MOST annoying to know you had that perfect line and you fucked it all up by letting it get away...
...Moving stuff around is how I spend most of my time. Just maybe, it's what we do as people. At first I just thought of moving stuff as in: "I move the couch here, I move the chair there" and "I clear this space to clean that space and clear junk to add more junk," but then it became fascinating. When we eat we just move shit around (literally). What do you do at work? Move boxes here and there? File paper here and shred them over there? Tell your drivers to move a bunch of stuff from their trucks to peoples' houses where they'll move it around some more? This could go on forever...
...Not enjoying or using what we have has to be the most wasteful and idiotic thing I do. Have you ever bought something and just let it sit in the package for days, weeks, months? I still find CD's with the wrapper intact! What about buying something you dreamed about like a big screen T.V. only to be too afraid to use it? If it breaks it breaks, life is too short to deny ourselves. Maybe this started back when I ate my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at Brooklyn Elementary. I remember vividly eating my crusts first because I was "saving" the good parts. Yeah, yeah, I know lots' of you did that too, see what I mean? Don't get me started on not taking advantage of our own talents...
...Okay, this one has bugged me for a while in a way I just can't explain. Not everybody does it but many of us do. I, for one, do this but I feel strangely compelled to tell myself I shouldn't be doing it. When we're watching something funny or extremely fascinating with other people present, why do we turn around and look at them? C'mon, you've all noticed it but have you really thought about it? Are we saying "Hey look at me, I'm so happy! or do we just feel the need to acknowledge some sort of primitive bonding? Maybe we just want to know if anybody else thought it was funny. Who wants to be the only one, a lonely laugher? What about the people who don't do this at all? Is there something wrong with them? What are they thinking? Are they in their own little world? The next time you are watching T.V. or enjoying a movie do me a favor and let me know how many times you observe this phenomena. Tell me I'm not crazy!
Here are my plans for the Chevelle. This is my only car at the moment. It is a 1966 Chevy Chevelle Malibu with a 350 engine and TH-350 automatic transmission. Musclecars rule! UPDATE: The Chevelle has been sold. It sat around for too long and I figured it was time to let someone else have a go at it.
I put together a tutorial/editorial on a question I was often asked --> I want to record my own tunes and start a home studio, what should I do? Click here to find out.
Another tutorial on something that was bugging me for a long time...hot rodders and math amateurs click here.
I came across this cool program called Studio Buddy. It's really not a program I would say, really. It's more like a database of short how to articles. Anyhow, the makers say it is free to distribute so I made it available for download here on my website. Click this link for the file. If you are on a Mac, click this link instead. Even if you are not a musician you could stand to learn a thing or two. Dilate your mind!
Ever had to clean your LCD screen? If you have a laptop or a new flat panel monitor you may be amazed at how hard it is to find good information on this seemingly trivial subject. Let me make it easy for you. Don't go out and buy overpriced cleaners. Just mix half a capful of alcohol (isopropyl that is, not Jack Daniels!) with half a capful of water. Then use a micro-fiber towel to dip in the solution. Proceed to clean your screen(s) in a circular motion. Be very gentle. If you don't have a micro-fiber towel then just use the softest cotton you have and again, be gentle. That's it! UPDATE! Use pure Isopropyl alcohol from the drugstore not "rubbing" alcohol for best results. I found some that was a 91% solution (what's the other 9%?!). Apparently the rubbing alcohol contains some oil for comfort and you don't want to be rubbing this on your electronics. That being said I have used the regular stuff and it didn't seem to cause any harm to my monitors. Don't sweat the small stuff!
I was reminiscing about how much I missed this incredible bass sound on the early Date with Dizzy demos at Rumbo. Click here for a sample of the sledge hammer on glass! For you techies out there it was John Baxter's old G&L bass going through an old Ampeg SVT and an SWR Henry 8x8 cab hanging on for dear life.
A while back I recorded these INCREDIBLE lion roars at Out of Africa wild animal park in Arizona with my Sony Mini-Disk recorder. The park has since moved closer to Sedona. This recording was captured from the original location at the last campout. Click here for pure bliss and turn it up you pussies!