Category Archives: Sharing

Jeffrey Prosser

Almost a year ago, a friend of mine died suddenly.  He made pretty amazing music and frequently donated his graphic design skills to musicians.  He was a really, really generous guy.  So generous that, shortly after his death, two memorial concerts were organized in D.C. and Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Now, some of his musician friends have put together a compilation in his honor, titled Thirsty and Miserable, a phrase Jeffrey was particularly fond of.

The compilation features twenty-one artists (twenty-two for the download version) who knew and loved Jeffrey, featuring both locals and musicians from farther afield. The artwork includes designs by Jeffrey, including art for flyers he designed to promote shows around the DC area.  Proceeds from sales of the compilation go to Bread for the City, a charity selected by the Prosser family.

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Updates

Over the past few months, I’ve had a few wonderful opportunities come my way.  The first is writing and taking photographs for the vibrant new DC website DC Focused.  There, I started a series called Drink City (cross-posted on Prince of Petworth) about the growing drinking culture in DC.  This series mostly consists of interviews with and portraits of bartenders.  With Drink City, I avoid silly shock pieces about “worst customers” or “worst bartender stories” and clickbait like “10 best hangover cures.”  I’m interested in how these folks got started, what they enjoy about their jobs, and changes they have seen and changes would like to see in DC’s drinking culture.

I’ve also begun selling photographs on Fine Art America.  These photographs are available as prints, framed or not, and on a variety of merchandise, including tote bags and iPhone covers.  While I do not expect this to be a significant source of income, I hope I can offset some of my equipment purchases and provide some folks with a photograph or two that speaks to them.

In addition, I’ve begun a number of photographic projects while continuing some others.  My projects include the DC Metro, commuters, certain storefronts, and the southwest quadrant of DC.

In terms of music, Fuzzy Panda Recording Company has enough upcoming releases that I’m almost overwhelmed with being busy.  This administrative side of a record label, even a small one, is the least interesting thing I could be doing with my spare time.  The FACE-EATERS OF HONG KONG will be releasing their debut EP shortly.  Fuzzy Panda will release a drone compilation, featuring Timmy Sells His Soul, Immanent Voiceless, Katoendrato, Tag Cloud, and others.  We hope to re-release the Doogie’s EP Out from 2005 or so, as well as music from The Prisoner’s Dilemma.

That’s enough for now, but there is plenty more going on, especially on the music front.

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Drink City

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I’ve started a new feature for DC Focused, called Drink City.  It’s been picked up by PoPville, another DC blog.

Drink City consists of interviews and portraits of folks in DC involved with drinking in DC.  Seems self-explanatory, right?  Good.

Dani Paulson

DC01: Dani Paulson
DC02: Franklin

 

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Everything that will ever be noise

My band, Destroyer of Worlds, is a noise band.  All we’ve ever wanted to do was something as simple as this.  Thanks, NASA.

The Henchman’s War – released!

The film I scored, The Henchman’s War, began playing in DC on Friday.  The Washington Post gave it 3 out of 4 stars and DCist (DC’s biggest blog) also liked it.  I went Saturday to see my name on the big screen.   If you get a chance, go see it!  It plays in DC through Thursday at West End Cinema and then goes to L.A. in November.

Big week

I just returned from a little over a week in central Florida for a vacation.  The vacation consisted of drinking beer, kayaking, seeing some Florida wildlife, hitting an amazing bar in St. Petersburg (The Ale & the Witch), checking out Samsula’s mud racing, drinking more beer, and meeting a zebra.  I met a zebra.

That was pretty cool.  After that, nothing should be able to get me down, right?  Not even a return to the daily drudgery of work.  So far, so good.  In music news, I returned to find that my soundtrack for The Henchman’s War has received a lot of play.

Hooray for happy unexpected happy surprises.

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Shorts

I had an idea today to do a split EP with someone of 15 second tracks – 20 each.  That adds up to 10 minutes of music/noise.  Is it a good idea?  I have no idea.  Probably not.  Is it interesting?  Maybe.  Let’s see if I can get someone to take me up on it.

Beau Finley & Dewey Fox – noise improv

Here is part of my set with Dewey Fox at the Dog Daze Fest in DC this past weekend.

Here is the full audio version, recorded by Chris Videll.

new drone box

I made another drone box on Saturday morning. The design is based on two prior synths I built, the TAM-1 (my first homemade synth) and the IK-1 (my second homemade synth that will be going to Ivan Khilko of Immanent Voiceless).

Destroyer of Worlds

On Saturday, my psychedelic noise band played a show.  It was a lot of fun and a lot of great people came to the show.

It was also recorded via a Canon 6D, which is exactly the camera I envision myself buying in a few months.  Here are the noisy results:

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Instruments used: borrowed guitar (thanks Eric!), Yamaha CS-15, Tibetan prayer bowl, Aeolian harp, TAM-1 (homemade three oscillator synth), Pico Paso (light synth), DR-OM, and a Behringer mixer.