Monday, April 30, 2012

Noise Park

Ok, I have finally "made it." Check out this Noise Park Blog.

Show in Columbus

This Friday I will be playing a Fuse Factory Show. Here is the basic info. Check the link for more detailed overviews of the artists.

Our May Frequency Fridays show features

Sound artist Tim Kaiser (MN)
Experimental electronic musician Hal McGee (FL)
Cassette composer Jason Zeh (OH)
Electronica-ambient trio Circuitry Room (OH)

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012.
Location: Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St. 43202).
Admission: $8, $10 for 2. Doors open 8pm.

Our Frequency Fridays 2011-2012 season is supported by a generous grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Note: Hal McGee will be performing the Action Sound Painting Orchestra – anybody who wants to participate can bring a battery-operated electronic instrument and amplifier, or an acoustic instrument to play.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sony WM-D6C

So, I just scored a couple of these in a trade with a friend. I am super excited about them for a number of reasons. First, they seem to be widely accepted as the best compact cassette recorder ever made. Second, they have speed control. The range of speed variability is fairly limited, but it is super nice nonetheless. Third, the record and play in stereo. Fourth, they have a line in and line out. This should allow for less line hum than my lower quality tape decks have when I play live. Fourth, they look and feel great. They are super sturdy. Since these are early models, probably from the mid 80s, they might need some repairs and tune-ups. So, I wanted to begin compiling a list of links about the device so that I can come back to them later as I continue to familiarize myself with them. I am anticipating that these beauties will provide a lot of satisfaction. I think that I might spend some time working on becoming more adept with repairing these so that I can try to score some others for cheap if they come up.

Here are some more photos I posted to my Tumblr, What Were Tapes.

Service Manual

Repair Service: This place may or may not still be in business.

User's Manual

Background info

More info

Compatible mics

Upcoming show in Columbus OH

Sunday, April 15, 2012

57 E. Gay St. 5th floor

Greg Kelley/ Bill Nace duo
(Boston/ Western Mass)
Members of Nmperign, BSC, Heathen Shame, Vampire Belt, Xo4, Northampton Wools

Matt Krefting
(Western Mass)
Son of Earth, Believers, solos on Ecstatic Peace

Wasteland Jazz Unit (Cincinnati)

Jason Zeh/ Ryan Jewell (Bowling Green/ Columbus)

Monday, April 2, 2012


Type Records has just released a new Mike Shiflet Lp entitled Merciless and featuring contributions from myself, Joe Panzner, Marina Peterson and C Spencer Yeh.

It is a follow up to his previous LP Sufferers on the same label that also featured contributions from us.

I should probably point out right now that Shiflet's set at the Enemy Fest in Chicago this weekend was fantastic! He was one of the few artists who took full advantage of the quad setup. Holy crap!