to some of the web sites I've designed and programmed.
Conscious Consumers' Network - My stab at trying to save the
planet from the humans.
www.consciousconsumers.net is an environmentally
conscious consumer community.
Music - Vintage, used & new guitars.
- Drummer to the stars..
Tampa Music Scene & Links to
Download Local music on iTunes.
is the Tampa Local scene.. the SouthEast Music Alliance.
Pulley - A honey who sounds like it when she sings
& strums. Her voice wraps around me, her band, The Reluctant
Prophets, wrap around her. Some of my favorite Rebekah is just her
& her acoustic guitar. Her C.D. "A Brand
New Day" finds it's way into my player a lot... Especially
@ night. She sings me to dreams. Her guitar skills are on par with
her outstanding voice, & I think they sometimes get overlooked.
Star Riot- Somewhere between the Clash & T-Rex,
there's a 4 **** Riot.
- A sonic assault for ALL your senses... But, clearly not 4 all,
which I see as a good thing. Gen does not bother trying to appeal
to the feeble minded. You must be able to stretch your mental boundaries
to appreciate the commentary being made here. Beyond that, there
is the fullness of Rock music as what it is meant to be.... Explosive,
slightly dangerous, worrisome to parents & evocative of unchained
emotion. You can truly break free of the mundane at a Genitorturers
show, & they are one of those bands that must be seen live to
appreciate, not only for the visual/sensual experience of GEN, but
because I feel they are a band that has, (for me) not been documented
well enough on record... Maybe it's because their sound is just
too much to be encapsulated in a fixed form. Gen, for me, is the
ultimate in rock goddess-ship (word?).
Mcnicholas - Makes me think of Matthew Sweet at times,
except I like John more. Multi-faceted & always catchy power
pop. You can relive your best & worst relationships in many
of John's songs.
Stu - Tina can take a stage. Modern sounding but still,
raw rock 4 gurlz & boyz.
The Semi's - I'm workin' on a site for Billy &
the Boyz. Edgy & lovingly loose live shows. They always look
& sound like they are about to fall apart, but in a good way.
Watch any footage of Keith Richards & Ron Wood playing off of
each other in the 1970's & you'll get a feel for what these
guys play like.
Black Honkeys -Check out Brother Phil next time you
wanna have some funkin' fun.
Mercy Seat - Somewhere between Morphine,
Tom Waits & Nick Cave (some of my personal favorites), yet the
Mercy seat has there own smokey, lonely, soundscape going. Hits
you right in the lost soul with a fist of smoke exhaled from a wayward
Punks - Doc Lovett's band that's not exactly blues
or punk, but some kind of alchemical amalgum that sticks between
your emotional/nostalgic synapses. Listening is more like a deja-vu
of blues & punk rather than a recognizable homage to either
genre. Original, yet still reminiscent of other good things you've
already heard in the back pages of your rock-n-roll memory.
Sunday - Not truly emo, not truly punk, but truly influenced
by those indie rock genres.
Sandwich Crises - Hungry for some talented musicianship
& strong songwriting that doesn't knock you over to make it's
point? take a bite of the samich. And yes, you can have extra hot
- Post modern Girl rock that keeps evolving; Chrissy & Stephi
& Heavy They recently opened 4 EVANESCENCE @ Coachman Park.
Twas a good match.=->
BeauvillesThe new record is a hard charger. Their songs
meander in their own space before they set you down in a groove.
Always great fun live.
Static - I call it Angel Industrial, Electronic melodic...
Sexy & ethereal. I'm biased through because I love Wendy &
Rob is my partner in Mediawhore.
- Gravity is big rock... I spell their sound "R-A-W-K"...
Not rock, but RAWK. Huge & majestic kind of stuff. I hear &
see more good things to come if they keep hammering on this anvil
to forge out the sound they have begun.
Style - Modern roots-rock-reggae. An updated Black
Uhuru, Sly & Robbie thing going on here. Amazing percussion.
Jah natural mystic music lives. Long Beach, Cali, chillin' in Tampa..
Get out & support them & let's keep them here.
Radio - Not just for the occassional coverage &
spinning of great local music, this station is an outstanding source
of information & culture. I've met people from around the world
who cite WMNF as one of the best community station's in the world.
They also keep the best of Tampa local music on file and will even
play it for you if you ask nicely enough.
amazing brushwork of Helmut Preiss, The Rocking
AJ's Pro Percussion. This site recently got bought
& my work got yanked (AND now they're wondering "How
come this site isn't making a ton of money anymore?), but I'll
put an example of it back soon, because it was a cool site for drummers...
Now it's just a corporate wasteland of products.