1968: born traversing a fine line between hippies and
rednecks behind the redwood curtain.
first musical affinities: the beach boys, blondie,
cheap trick, kiss. first television: ultraman,
speedracer, bugs bunny. first films: over the edge,
the mouse and his child, snoopy come home, bedknobs &
broomsticks. first books: zylpha keatly snyder's
witches of worm, the velvet room and the headless
1977: began studies on clarinet
1981: began studies on electric bass and subsequently
quit the clarinet as i realized that girls would now
talk to me.
1986: the same year that Lynch's blue velvet and
Slayer's reign in blood were released, graduated from
EHS. the school's motto: "pigs live in litter, loggers
live in pride". started a band called Mr. Bungle.
then i got a job at shakey's pizza. began classical
technique studies on the contrabass.
1990: graduated from humboldt state university after
studying the likes of harry partch, iannis xenakis,
alban berg, igor stravinksy, gustav mahler, js bach,
you know, all the cats. Also performed Koussevitsky's
Concerto for Double Bass with the HSO.
1992: first Mr. Bungle record released on Warner Bros.
Moved to SF and two months later embarked on the first
MB tour of the US. At the age of 24 I was one of the
oldest people in the van. For the next eight years
played lots of weddings and restaurants between tours
with MB. Learned a lot about music playing with
Connah, Goldberg, Schott, Kavee, Amendola, Greenlief,
2000: relocated to Brooklyn, NYC.
Currently playing in various projects under the direction of John Zorn (Nova Quartet, Dreamers, Electric Masada, Aleph Trio). The Nels Cline Singers, Curtis Hasselbring's New Mellow Edwards, Melvins Lite, Endangered Blood, Tomahawk, The Darius Jones Quartet & Erik Friedlander's Bonebridge. I still have plans for my own bands: trio-convulsant, PROOF Readers and MadLove; and I continue to write music for independent films, practice long tones, pine over Daisy Lowe and drink shitty beer in heavy metal saloons.