Sunday, August 30, 2009

HMK Mystery Stream Episode 106: Heat Wave Transistor

Heat Wave: Irregular Frequency Netwerk Presents HMK Mystery Stream #106

Irregular Frequency Netwerk Presents HMK Mystery Stream: Heat Wave Transistor Episode #106

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Hammond Eggs #64

Hammond Eggs 064

Hey Y'all! If you're up early this Saturday morning, tune in tommorrow morning and dig the latest Hammond Eggs #64!

Join me and my bud Sir Brian Parrish, host of The Casbah, as we dig into our top shelf Hammond B3 favorites, sipping Mermaids Grande (venti java du jour) and slingin' the Hammond Eggs Vibes.

That's right, this Saturday Morning, August 29th from 7-9am live on KSYM 90.1 FM...

Make It Louder,


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Saturday Night! Ruben V CD Release Party!

New Ruben V CD!

Hot off the presses! I just finished the new logo and cd packaging for my buddy and blues guitar rocker Ruben V and his latest release: Come To Me.

Check him out LIVE at the CD Release Party: Josephine Theatre this Saturday night, August 29th!

More info: Ruben V at the Josephine Theatre.

Rock On Ruben!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Aerosmithsonian Flashback!

Aerosmithsonian Pump Invitation 1989
This goes back to 1989. One of my favorite pieces. This was done for the dual celebration of the official unveiling of the Aerosmithsonain at the Hard Rock Cafe + the official PUMP release party. Aerosmith played a good chunk of the new album PUMP live to an estimated crowd of about 150 VIP guest! (J. Giels, dudes from Boston, The Cars, totally crazy cool) Wicked amazing to see them in such perfect form rocking out in such an amazingly intimate setting! Yeah, my Guardian Angle has a backstage pass... I've also got the audio of me getting the above signed by Steven Tyler in between the MTV and Entertainment Tonight interviews. Stay tuned! Thank you Patrick Lyons, Elaine Wood and Steven Tyler - get well soon!

Probably the single most coolest party invitation I've yet to have had the privilege of creating!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Rusty Anderson & Paul McCartney

Rusty Anderson & Paul McCartney

I have the absolute most coolest friends and clients in the world. If not for my relationship with Richard Turner and his staff at his Redbone Guitar Boutique I'd probably never have the chance to have dinner, drinks and seriously hang out with folks like Brian Ray and Rusty Anderson, Sir Paul McCartney's wingmen and guitar players. Again, thank you Richard!



Friday, August 14, 2009

Hammond Eggs Show #63

Click Hear: Hammond Eggs Shows #63!

That's Right, Episode 063 of Hammond Eggs is being served hot & fresh, bright & early this Saturday morning, August 15th from 7-9am.

Start your Saturday morning off with some hip and chill Vitamin B3 grooves courtesy of me and my bud and Brian Parrish broadcasting live from the KSYM studios at San Antonio College every other Saturday Morning from 7-9am on KSYM 90.1 FM.

Grab yourself a big fresh cup of java, check out the latest: Hammond Eggs Shows #63!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


From the movie "Surf Party", Colorado's own fabulous Astronauts play their song "Firewater"

Monday, August 10, 2009

100 Years Ago Today: Clarence “Leo” Fender is born.

The designer, engineer and inventor would found the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, the banner under which he created and produced the first wave of commercially successful electric guitars, basses and amplifiers. Fender’s panache for instrument design reached its pinnacle with his work on the Telecaster guitar, the Fender Precision bass and, most famously, the Stratocaster, the musical instrument that was the central force in defining rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s and ’60s, and whose influence continues to dominate every genre of popular music.

Leo Fender didn’t invent the electric guitar. Six-string slingers had been experimenting with rudimentary amplification systems since the early decades of the 20th century. Always itching for more volume, guitarists were eager to be heard above the drums and other loud instruments in the dance bands of the time.

The first real innovations toward electric axes, however, came with the awarding of two patents for magnetic pickups. The first went to Gibson’s Guy Hart for his company’s Hawaiian guitar design on July 13, 1937, and the second went to Rickenbacker’s George Beauchamp for his horseshoe magnet pickup design featured on his company’s lap steel “frying pan” guitars, on August 10, 1937 — coincidentally, Fender’s 28th birthday.

Redbone Guitar Boutique Showroom

Read the whole thing over at: Wired Magazine's This Day In Tech. And the next time you're in Olmos Park check out the nice selection of Fender guitars and then some over at Redbone Guitar Boutique.

Make It Louder!


Sunday, August 09, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Glory To The Blanks

Ok, flashback...

So, it's 1992 and my buddy Kevin Paetzel, (a fellow Pixies, They Might Be Giants music freak and an amazingly talented copywriter currently working at the Richards Group in Dallas), so Kevin turns me on to this wicked awesome little album called Sweet Love by The Blanks from Houston, featuring Kevin's brother Karl, or Kar as he's know in context with the band. It was actually a cassette tape, not an album.

Sweet Love was produced, written, and performed by The Blanks, recorded at Drum Room Studios, Houston, Texas and Red Oak Studios, Austin, Texas and then mixed at Red Oak Studios, Austin, Texas.

My favorite/lucky numbers are 61 and 9 so I especially dig the fact that the album was finished on the 9th day of the 9th month of 1990.

Long story short, I fall in love with Sweet Love, and fall head over heels with the infectious and incredibly perfect song Sweet Sally! Sweet Sally, features both Kar and the sexy guest vocals of the mysterious Miss Red Sugar and has been stuck in my head for the last 17 years!

So, after sharing my love for Sweet Sally with Kevin who then told his brother Karl about it I was super stoked when Karl asked me if I wanted to contribute my version of Sweet Sally to a tribute album called Glory To The Blanks!

Sweet! Since my first listen I'd been trying to learn the song on my acoustic doing both the male and female vocals and so yeah, I'd love to try and record it!

So Karl comes in from Houston one weekend back in 1995 and we set up his 4 track recorder in my little tree house apartment on Thelma in Olmos Park and after a few beers and about an hour or so of recording we finished my contribution to Glory To the Blanks! This was before I came up with the name Tiki Bongo and so it's under the name Area 51 on the lp.

Anyway - I still totally dig the original Sweet Sally even more now and just this morning Karl sent me the long lost version of my take of Sweet Sally and so here it is in all it's lo-fi glory complete with whistling! I've also posted the priceless original Blanks version so you too can experience the magic of Sweet Sally! Enjoy!

The Blanks: Sweet Sally
Area 51: Sweet Sally

Thanks again to Kevin for sharing and Karl for including me!

Glory to: The Blanks!

Make It Louder!


Monday, August 03, 2009

All You Can Eat Liz Phair All Star Breakfast on KSYM

Wake up with Liz Phair this Sunday morning, 7-9am, August 9th on 90.1 FM KSYM in San Antonio and dig an All Star Breakfast featuring Liz Phair.

Click Hear: Liz Phair KSYM Promo

The podcast version of this broadcast will be available on August 17th, 2009, stay tuned!

Make It Louder,


Saturday, August 01, 2009

butterup: I Am A Tiger

Buttercup "I am a Tiger"

Hammond Eggs Morning Menu #62

Tune in bright and early this Saturday morning, August first from 7-9 and start your morning off with some hip and chill Vitamin B3 grooves courtesy of me and my bud and Brian Parrish host of the Casbah every Saturday night from 7-9PM.

Broadcasting live from the campus of San Antonio College every other Saturday Morning from 7-9am on KSYM 90.1 FM in San Antonio, Texas.

Grab yourself a big fresh cup of java, check out the latest, Episode 062 of The Hammond Eggs Show.

And remember, you can always tune in to archived podcast versions of Hammond Eggs: Click Hear: Archived Hammond Eggs Shows!



Today In Beatles History

This is bad ass and should be an app: Today In Beatles History.

August 1st, 1962 Performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Mersey Beats.

That's Right,