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Since January, Sarah and I have been working with students of the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance to build a work that we will be presenting in 2 weeks.
The piece that we are working on has 2 main aspects. First that the choreography and music compositional concepts are as one singular idea, and secondly that the piece is modular and will unfold in a unique manner each time it is performed. We will speak more about this at the concert. This show is free, but please reserve your seats on the eventbrite website.
Facebook Event Here, Eventbrite tickets here.

On Saturday April 22nd at 9pm, we will be doing a companion event at Studio Grand in Oakland. This event will showcase one of the exercises that we have done with the dancers during our residency at SFCD. Essentially, we will do a short presentation of some piece of 20th century music and then simply play the piece (from an ipod through PA speakers) and then we (everyone, including the audience) will just dance. It’s that simple. The point of this event is to give an opportunity to dance freely to music that we do not often get a chance to dance to. Also, all of the proceeds from this event will go to support Studio Grand itself. Studio Grand, a venue that has graciously supported the arts in the bay area for many years is in need of support at this time. Facebook Event Here, Eventbrite tickets here.

On may 11th I am doing a GBON set with Moe! Staiano and the mighty Wake. More details on the hotel utah calender page.

Thank you! I hope to see y'all at one of these events!

Please visit my bandcamp music site!! You can stream or download AS NEEEDED.

Head on over to for some exciting news!(yes, I DO think so)
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!!By The Way!! All of the "boxes" on this page can be picked up and dragged around. FTW!! :) Be CAREFULL! If you get touched by a guy while you are dragging a box, your movement will be disrupted. So be carefull!

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What are Chekere?

The Chekere are musical instruments. They consist of a dried gourd plant that is cut open and hollowed out, with a woven net of beads around it. They are generally played by shaking the net of beads as well as hitting the gourd to produce a tone.

Over the last 5 years, I have been engaged in making these instruments almost constantly. I have made about 30 or so really good ones!

Here are some photos of chekeres that I made:
Set One
Set Two

click here to see the wikipedia article on Shekere/Chekere

Links to Other Things

Hello, my suggestion to you is to first GO HERE!!!!!

You should know about the band "tfpp". has "all the details".


Tweets by @_ddb_



1 is the reaching up
2 looks like a two kinda curled up a bit
3 flat wall
4 pressings downsies
5 the inseems thumbs are real important and insies outsies
6 side scrape stretch
7 foot foot telephone foot
8 upside down

The pictures in the background are scanned images of my favorite shirt
It is a rollin' stone shirt from the vodoo lounge tour. betcha dint care about that.


Greetings and salutations, yu'll fierce nightmare persons! This is the Void Room. Well, it’s not really much of a room at all, huh??? Wait can y'all hear me good? hang on.... More like a prison in here I'd say. ¿What’s up with that? I guess that also explains why my dragons are dressed up like whales! Well, and this is gonna sound nuts, but beer with me here, but I think this place is a reflection of itself; you haven’t been doing anything much, have you? Ohh, maybe y'all is one of those nasty particles who starts disappearing from existence and reappearing online after some major supercollider does it's thang and rants about how humans have evolved from the future versions of themselve... I should hope not, otherwise my dang problems would have no end and I would have to administer some music. Kinda of an ironic punishment, considering. Just kidding! Besides, we can’t be all that bad, since you were chosen by good ol’ A.I. Philharmonic Jimmy to be the wildcard variable in this sequence. Oh, I forgot to introduce myself! The name’s ........


What the heck do you mean?
A man was hired to respond to the problems... he needed to get the mustard out of his hair.
when he arrived in the small, he realized this was going to be difficult
he couldn't find the weapons he was looking for
the logic did not work out.

This is one off the books for now.

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???? what exactly is all of this about? ????