Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The View From Bonnaroo
Here's what I got to see from the stage at Bonnaroo, and all those raised arms are an example of what an amazing crowd it was. The whole Bonnaroo experience was a blast, from watching Little Feat play an incredible set, to meeting the guys from Mastodon who happen to be huge Zappa fans, to watching Pearl Jam play while hanging with our friends from Umphrey's McGee. Even the artist cafeteria tent was a trip, eating at the same table as several of my musical idols. So, yeah, it was fun.
Now that I'm home for a short break from ZPZ tour, I can get more work done on Gryphon Labs, including announcing that the Blinded EP is now available on iTunes, Emusic, and other online music retailers. So, tell all your friends who haven't already gotten it that it's even easier to purchase now, and reviews are always appreciated.
Bryan Beller has reviewed the Blinded EP in the July 2008 issue of Bass Player Magazine, a publication I have spent many hours poring over so I'm quite honored to have my name appear in it. The issue is on shelves now so pick it up. A quote: "The tunes float between fusion, electronica, and acid jazz/rock, employing killer vintage keyboard tones and modern drum-loop grooves in inventive and unexpected ways." Thanks, Bryan!
And for those of you who already have the EP, the Gryphon Labs Myspace page has a brand new song, Spectral Evidence, posted for your listening pleasure, a little taste of what's to come.
And finally, I've begun posting excerpts on YouTube from the last Gryphon Labs gig at the Baked Potato, here's the first one: