Friday, June 24, 2011

Gotta Minute? How 'Bout 54 Of Um - or - PT-Dubs Has A Live HD Video

Hi. I'm gonna do something I didn't think I would ever do. I'm gonna tell you my name. My name is Danger. Actually, Danger is my middle name. I live in a tiny apartment in Chicago and I fill my tiny apartment with instruments, tropical plants, bourbon, and laundry. As you might know, I play double bass in Paper Thick Walls. On June 1st, we did a live web-streaming performance through a super-pro recording studio called Audio Tree. They have just released two very slick HD videos of this session. One is the last tune that we played during that session called Liar's Lawyer, a tune that really gets my blood going. It is about 6 minutes. The other video is the entire hour long audio session. Take a minute if you got one and check out the links. I like to think that I have been waiting for this band all my life, but waiting implies that there was no work involved in getting to this point, which is the complete opposite of how PT-Dubs has worked. Quite literally, blood, sweat, and tears have gone into this band but the result is a musical collaboration between five amazing individuals, each bringing their one dump-truck full of talent, personality, dysfunction, and dedication to the collective. The whole out weighs the sum of the parts for all the right reasons. I will fight to the end to keep this life long dream of mine alive and this tight-knit cross-section of life-walkers from totally different paths together until the bloody, sweaty, tear-filled end. I enjoy it. I need it. I love it.

6 minutes of Liar's Lawyer
54 minutes of Paper Thick Walls Live from Audiotree
Bleed with us. Sweat with us. Cry your fucking eyes out. Enjoy?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Once In A While You Get Shown The Light... - or - I'm On TV On The Web On The Streets Of Toronto

I'm in Canada. If you are interested in seeing the work of the man in question in this video, please click the link. He is an amazing man.

Hratch Armenious Violins

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Paper Thick Walls Audiotree Live Sessions - or - The Way You Would Jump With Me

Paper Thick Walls recently went into Ji•Ra studios in downtown Chicago to do a live recording and webcast of nine or ten songs. The recordings have just been put online, photos and a HD video of the performance are to follow soon. This was one of my favorite days in memory. I hope you enjoy it.

Audiotree Live Sessions