Thursday, December 4, 2008

The other band

Wow it's been a while. Nothing new to report on Hot TV, unfortunately, but here's some stuff related to Traps, PS:

- Video of us playing as part of Guerilla Fest
- A handsome photo book documenting the Fest itself is available for purchase

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Change of plans (part two)

Now this is just getting embarrassing. Turns out I wasn't as prepared to move to San Diego as I thought I was, and now I'll be staying in LA for an indefinite period of time until I can get my head straight with this decision. My advice to you: don't believe anything I write here. Except for the following:

Yesterday's first-ever Guerilla Fest was a complete success (and then some). Six bands played at six outdoor locations around LA, one band per location. We had 25-30 people in our caravan at any given time (all the bands, a couple girlfriends, a couple friends, and one dog), which really helped with the whole loading-in/loading-out situation. We were actually ahead of schedule for most of the fest, which was pretty amazing. Equally amazing was that the cops didn't show up at all to break up the proceedings (except at the very end, right after our set). A small camera crew was on hand to document the event, so once footage of that becomes available I will let you know. All in all it was a ton of fun and I was pretty stoked to be part of it.

I've got another show with this band (now known as Traps PS) this Saturday at Pehrspace with A.M. and the Muslims. Please come see what the fuss is about.

Friday, October 10, 2008

If you are so inclined...

...please come out to enjoy six of LA's finest music acts at six of LA's not-so-finest locations. Dirt Dress, Happy Hollows, Widow Babies, the Primos, A.M. and one unnamed band--the one I'm playing percussion for--playing at various outdoor locations this Saturday from 1-6pm.

Click on for more details.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Change of plans

Evidently Los Angeles is not through with me yet, because I'm going to be staying in the area for another 4-6 weeks. Turns out no one in San Diego wants me to live with them. (Please reconsider, Mom and Dad...)

So in the meantime I'll be here in LA, holding down the fort (i.e., crappy apartment). Speaking of, my toilet pooped out on me today--literally. I won't get into specifics, but let's just say I built a LOT of character this evening mopping my bathroom floor.

In better news, I'm going to attempt to finish the EP before I leave. Of course, we've all heard that story before...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Here's what's been happening with Hot TV:


But it's ok, because I've been using this time to attend to much more pressing issues: looking for an apartment in San Diego, packing my stuff up, cleaning my room, etc. And what do I have to show for it? Almost no leads for SD apartments, a room that's messier than it's ever been, and a single box that I packed with my CDs. So basically, I've made a huge mistake.

But aside from that, I've been rehearsing with a friend's band recently for a couple of shows that are lined up for October. They used to be Anchors for Architects but now they are something else, and I'd tell you their new name except that they haven't thought of one yet. (I suggested "Duck Tales" but it got shot down almost immediately.) I'm playing percussion and it's been pretty fun...once the shows are more solidified I'll be sure to give you more details.

As for Hot TV...wait for it. Seriously, things are brewing. I just need to find an apartment first.

Sunday, August 31, 2008


It's official: I'm moving to San Diego by the beginning of October. We'll see if Hot TV will find their second wind down there, or if they'll get fat and out of shape on burritos and Stone ales. Either way: complete success.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The plan

Had a stellar time in San Diego last weekend. Basically ate a bunch of awesome food, drank a load of Tecate, and spent a full day in the studio (where we also ate food and drank Tecate). The Modlins put a large dent in four of their songs while I stood in the control room, ordering them around like Phil Spector (minus the afro and handgun). I have yet to hear the rough mixes, but from what I remember, everything that was tracked that day sounded great. (I was concentrating more on the Tecate, if you must know.)

The plan this weekend is to put my own dent in the EP. Haven't had a whole lot of time to work on it the last couple of weeks, but with the weekend pretty wide open, I'm hoping to get a ton finished. With Tecate, natch.