Pirate Planet

A bit more self promotion, then I swear I will be back to marveling over the creative endeavors of complete strangers.

After a year and a half, my friend Caleb and I managed to finish our album. It wouldn’t have taken that long, except that our individual lives got in the way: several babies, one marriage, one promotion, one layoff, and one relocation, not in that order. Long story short, he is now in Nebraska and I’m still in L.A. We’re not exactly sure how we’re going to do the next album, but we have some ideas that sound solid on paper.

The music is pitched somewhere between the minimalist sounds of 80s new wave and post punk, and the layered guitars of early 90s shoegaze. I personally like the term “newgaze,” but we’ll see if that goes anywhere. Regardless of what I think, it’s time to turn this over to the public (I.E., our ten closest friends and family members) to decide.

We tried our hardest to make this album perfect, and although we didn’t succeed at all, we’re both happy with the results. Caleb brought a lot to the table in the songwriting and vocal department, which allowed me to focus more on the nuts and bolts of production and engineering (although truthfully I spent the most time trying to figure out how to program drum parts).

Eventually we finished it the best we could and sent it to Tim Gerak, who did a terrific job with the mastering. Cecy said, “wow, it sounds like real music now.”

Don’t expect a world tour anytime soon, but feel free to give it a spin and let us know what you think.

(photo by Cecy)

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3 Responses to “Pirate Planet”

  1. Haven’t visited in a while now, but I thought I would once I thought about Shout! Factory and their 2011 release schedule.

    NON-CORMAN TITLES:

    Feb 1 – (♦) Butch and Sundance The Early Days/Death Hunt (Double Feature)
    Feb 1 – Lucky Lady
    Feb 1 – 11 Harrowhouse
    Mar 29 – (♥) Capone, with Ben Gazarra and Sylvester Stallone
    (May/June) – (•) Fighting Mad/Movie Violation (Double Feature)
    (May/June) – Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry/Race With The Devil (Double Feature)
    (Undated) – Off Limits (’88)
    (Undated) – Damnation Alley
    (Undated) – The Nickel Ride

    (♦) The 3 commentaries that have already been recorded for DEATH HUNT did not make the final cut, I’ve been told, but they may see the light of day on a future Blu-Ray release.
    (•) FIGHTING MAD commentary with Peter Fonda, Lynn Lowery, Roger Corman and Jonathon Demme.
    (♥) Audio Commentary with director Steve Carver, trailers, TV Spot.
    _________________________________________________

    ROGER CORMAN TITLES:

    Mar 22 – Jackson County Jail/Caged Heat (Double Feature)
    April – Great Texas Dynamite Chase/Smokey Bites the Dust/Georgia Peaches (Triple)
    April – Streets/Angel In Red (Double Feature)
    July – Battle Beyond The Stars (DVD & Blu-Ray)
    (Fall) – Black Oak Conspiracy/Savage! (Double Feature)
    (Late 2011) – Timewalker
    (Fall) – Fly Me/T.N.T Jackson/Too Hot To Handle/Firecracker (Quadruple Feature)
    (Undated) – Deathstalker/Deathstalker II/Warrior And The Sorceress/Barbarian Queen (Quadruple Feature)
    (Undated) – Eat My Dust!/Grand Theft Auto (Double Feature)
    (Undated) – The Pam Grier Collection (The Arena, Women In Cages, The Big Doll House, The Big Bird Cage)
    (Undated) – The Velvet Vampire (Will Be Part Of A Double Feature)
    (Undated) – The Little Shop Of Horrors (Original)

    • Looks like some good stuff on the way. I like the sound of the Deathstalker/Barbarian Sorceress collection and the Pam Grier set.

  2. THE PAM GRIER COLLECTION has no been changed to THE WOMEN IN CAGES COLLECTION (Women In Cages, The Big Doll House, The Big Bird Cage), while THE ARENA, which was originally part of that collection has now been allocated to another triple feature; the other two movies are unknonw at present.

    Here’s The New UPDATED Schedule:

    Feb 1 – (^)Butch and Sundance The Early Days/Death Hunt (Double Feature)
    Feb 1 – Lucky Lady
    Feb 1 – 11 Harrowhouse
    Mar 29 – (*) Capone with Ben Gazarra and Sylvester Stallone
    April 12 – Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry/Race With The Devil (Double Feature)
    April 12 – (+) Fighting Mad/Moving Violation (Double Feature)
    June 14 – Off Limits (’88)/Gordon’s War (Double Feature)
    (Undated) – Damnation Alley
    (Undated) – The Nickel Ride

    (^) The 3 commentaries that were recorded for DEATH HUNT didn’t make the cut due to time contraints, but, as I understand, they may still see the light of day via a possible blu-ray version in the future.

    (+) FIGHTING MAD: Commentary with Lynn Lowery, Peter Fonda, Roger Corman and Jonathon Demme.

    (*) Audio Commentary with director Steve Carver, trailers, TV Spot.

    ________________________________________________________

    2011 Roger Corman Releases (Tentative)

    Mar 22 – Jackson County Jail/Caged Heat (Double Feature)
    April 5 – Roger Corman’s Action-Packed Collection (Georgia Peaches/Great Texas Dynamite Chase/Smokey Bites the Dust)
    April 19 – Streets/Angel In Red (Double Feature)
    May 24 – Eat My Dust!/Grand Theft Auto (Double Feature)
    June 21 – The Women In Cages Collection (Women In Cages, The Big Doll House, The Big Bird Cage)
    July – Battle Beyond The Stars (DVD & Blu-Ray)
    (Fall) – The Arena (Will Be Part Of A Triple Feature)
    (Fall) – Black Oak Conspiracy/Savage! (Double Feature)
    (Late 2011) – Timewalker
    (Fall) – Fly Me/T.N.T Jackson/Too Hot To Handle/Firecracker (Quadruple Feature)
    (Undated) – Deathstalker/Deathstalker II/Warrior And The Sorceress/Barbarian Queen (Quadruple Feature)
    (Undated) – The Velvet Vampire (Will Be Part Of A Double Feature)
    (Undated) – The Little Shop Of Horrors (Original)

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