Music has been a part of my life for as long as i can remember. I grew up listening to a lot of Beatles and Elvis thanks to mom and dad. I come from a very musical family and I have a lot of fond memories making music with my father and brother in church as a kid. We started putting together bands in high school and we had a lot of fun playing out at festivals and parties. My brother and I were in a dixieland band (I played clarinet, he played sax) for about seven years called The Harlingen Hot Licks All Star Dixieland Band and I was a founding member of the now legendary South Texas indie band Suicide Tuesday.
I’m all about music. When I’m not performing it live, I’m cutting it up, remixing it or just listening to it. I have several different musical projects going on at any given time, usually in different genres. The mp3 player above contains some of my original music as well as dj sets and remixes I’ve done. Enjoy!
Here’s some links to various past musical projects:
electronica, trip hop
ESTRECHEZ was the name for a solo electronica project i began after the collapse of a band i was involved with back in 2004 called united altered states. “estrechez” means:
narrowness, conscientious attention to rules and details
(aprieto) – bind, jam, tight
(amistad) – closeness, intimacy
(pobreza) – poverty, need, trouble with money, a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
(austeridad) – austerity
Between 2004 and 2005 I produced several cd’s worth of instrumental electronica (some of it good, some of it not so good) for this project. Those CDs are still available for purchase:
I also made a few music videos for some of my songs using my own footage and some footage from the public domain. You can see those here.
americana, folk, rock, pop
One of my favorite projects, Summermilk was originally an acoustic/indierock outfit which allowed me to perform very stripped down original sets of acoustic music with guitar and harmonica.It started out as a duet with cello player Merillee Phillips from Austin, TX back in 2001-2002, then evolved into a duet with my good friend Ruth Whiddon on violin from 2002-2005. Later I refitted the band with virtual instruments in 2007-2008 and made an album called MAY YOU ALWAYS LIVE FREE which I wrote when I moved to Vermont. I would record and release a couple more tracks online between 2008-2009 before making DJ mixes and instrumental beat transmissions took away my attention from this project. Most of these songs are available in the player above.
old skool hip hop, cartoon band
This was an amazingly fun experimental band I did for webcomic I used to draw called THOSE WERE THE SALAD DAYZ that incorporated music with comics. Squarepegz was the cartoon band while it’s real life analog made up of the flesh and blood MC’s was called Squarerootz. You can read more about this fun project and download some of our tracks here.