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My Bands over the years:


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-Middle School Band (1993): I was 5th chair percussion and hated it after just one semester, it's a long story involving covering "Kokomo" from the Beach Boys and the Theme from Disney's Beauty and the Beast... 


-Unnamed Cover Band (1996): We covered Nirvana, Green Day & Radiohead for 2 shows, never got around to a name, I played bass but got to smash a guitar at one of the shows when we "covered" Endless Nameless, if you know what I mean, you know why I did it... 


-One Happy Shotgun (1997-1999, 2003): Odd little punk-metal-ska-grunge band that for more than half of it's existence didn't have a drummer. But we were fast! My buddy Bobby and I had fun writing odd little songs that varied in style depending on our attention span and caffeine/alcohol consumption. We released a full-length demo "Where's Our Drummer?" and a full-length album "Trenchcoat Mafia Sings the Blues", both recorded, designed and "produced" by myself. Funny trivia, several of our few fans were upset when we finally got a drummer as he slowed us down and limited our style! We tried again in 2003 with some new, more metal, influences, but aside from a few practices and a couple demo songs, it just wasn't happening. Also, we opened for At The Drive-in long before anyone ever heard of them and there was only about 30 people at that show at Crossroads Coffeehouse in El Paso, TX, not the hundreds that claim to have been there over the years.


-Fluxion (1999): I have to admit, it took me a while to remember this name and I still cannot remember the names of the other members. However, I do remember I did work with them later (me sound, them band) in another incarnation around 2004 at the HORR Bar. They were really talented guys that liked to mix styles, but I found them difficult to work with at the time (especially as I was working full time and lived 40 minutes away from our practice space) so I was only in the band for about 2 months and 2 or 3 shows... I remember one being cancelled...


-Wrath of A.D. (1999-2003): My long-term avant-garde industrial "solo" project (my wife helped with sampling, sequencing and graphic design) that started in my frustration with punk-rock and metal in the late '90's and the breakup of One Happy Shotgun. I did 4 full-length albums as WOAD, "Audio Dissections Vol 1", "Audio Dissections Vol 2", "Africa is Not a Machine" and "Fuselage". Never did perform live, I never had the technology to do so. But, I learned a lot about recording an mixing in the time I worked on WOAD. I released a limited edition remastered best-of album "4 years of Noise" through Broken Bonez Records in 2006 and managed to sell almost all 25 copies... I kept one for myself. 


-Nature's Revenge (2002): 6 practices, 6 songs and 1 show, my one live industrial band. Singer left for US Army Basic Training 3 days after our one show at the Cafe Sole Punkfest. Yes, a short-lived industrial band playing at an all day punk festival, it was fun!


-The Upstrokes/F.A.T (For All Time) (2004-2005): My need to play with other musicians and finally came around again post WOAD and the failed attempt at re-starting 1HS. I was helping The Upstrokes, a younger band record a demo, the bassist was a fan of 1HS and loved the sense of humor and DIY mindset of what we had done years earlier after getting our tapes from his older brother. After recording The Upstrokes demo, I joined the band to have some fun and we changed our name to F.A.T and incorporated more metal and hardcore punk into their punk-ska style (they started as and Operation Ivy cover band). We did a few shows, I taught them to improv beter, have more stage presence and better gear, but things kind of imploded when the drummer quit (drummers were always hard to come by in El Paso, TX).


-Unnamed Solo Project (2005), on a dare I did a 45 minute instrumental/spoken-word/performance-art improv set opening for Red Queen Effect @ The HORR Bar. It ended with me bleeding and with much less hair (it's a long story). I also did a tamer/spacier solo improv performance opening for Jucifer a few months later.


-TheXit Wounds (2007-2010): My most successful project to date. Started from the remnants of Ambivalent (El Paso hardcore legends), Drunk Again and myself. I was working as studio engineer for Broken Bonez Records at the time and the owner of said record label was the guitarist in Ambivalent. We started jamming old-school hardcore punk and thrash-style stuff and things clicked. Within 3 months we released our demo EP and played our 1st show. We eventually sold several hundred albums, releasing "Texas Burning" (our full-length), "Live at Joker's Pub" a live split EP with Drunk Again and another live EP which the name escapes me for the moment... We got lucky about 6 months in KLAQ 95.5 FM in El Paso heard about our shows and took some interest in us, we played their LocoFest metal festival 3 years running, opening for band like Hellyeah, OTEP & Sickpuppies along side some of our friends including Sindrain, Suicide Romance & Plague of the Empire. We also got to play their BalloonFest stage and their El Paso downtown StreetFest stage for 2 years. Loved doing the festival shows, hated living in El Paso, so I quit and moved to Ruidoso, NM. That's life... I was proud to hear they planned to keep going with the former singer from Pissing Razors to replace me, but as I understand it after a few practices things just didn't click, I was told my vocal style was too difficult to emulate or adapt (quite a compliment, I think)...


Maybe I'll put some pictures and stuff up later.... more ramblings to come...