COMING IN 2020: MELLOW SOUNDS FOR GOLDEN FEELINGS

I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE MAKING AND RELEASING OF MUSIC FOR YEARS, WITH A VARIETY OF COLLABORATORS AND UNDER A LITANY OF NAMES (A PARTIAL LIST IS BELOW). SINCE 2014, I'VE BEEN FOCUSED ON MAKING LARGELY IMPROVISED MUSIC UNDER THE NAME 'SKIN LIES'. I'LL BE OFFICIALLY RETIRING THIS MONIKER IN JULY 2020, IN FAVOR OF FOLDING THE MUSIC I MAKE INTO THE LARGER GOLDEN FEELINGS BANNER. UNTIL THEN (AND MAYBE A LITTLE AFTER, DEPENDING ON HOW THINGS GO), I WILL BE ENDEAVORING TO DIGITALLY RELEASE ANY GOOD RECORDINGS I HAVE LEFT OVER ONTO THE SKIN LIES BANDCAMP PAGE.

I'VE ALSO RUN THREE VERY SMALL AND UNSUCCESSFUL RECORD LABELS SINCE 2003: IMPERMANENT PROJECTS, FM DUST, AND CASANOVA TEMPTATIONS EDUTAINMENT CONCERN (CONSORTIUM). I'VE HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO PUT OUT A LOT OF GOOD MUSIC, BUT I HAVE NEVER HAD THE PATIENCE, BUSINESS ACUMEN, OR (MOST IMPORTANTLY) MONEY TO PARLAY ANY OF THESE ATTEMPTS INTO A SUSTAINABLE VENTURE. I'VE THUS DECIDED TO QUIT TRYING TO RUN A LABEL, THOUGH I DO HOPE TO CONTINUE HELPING ARTISTS I LOVE IN OTHER WAYS (SEE THE "SPREADING LOVE" SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO ON THAT).

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I'VE BEEN IN A BAND, BUT I SPENT MOST OF THE '00S AND A VERY TINY BIT OF THE '90S IN A VARIETY OF ENSEMBLES WITH WILDLY VARYING STYLES, TO SAY NOTHING OF DEGREES OF COMPETENCE/ORGANIZATION. HERE'S A LIST OF ALL THE PRE-SKIN LIES BANDS I CAN REMEMBER AT PRESS TIME, ROUGHLY IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.

• BLOOD NECKLACE
• BETTER LATE THAN PREGNANT (OCCASIONAL GUEST)
• MALL MUTANTS
• MEGA BOG (ONE TOUR IN 2009, AS A VERY LOUSY BASS PLAYER)
• BOXCARS
• HAKUNA MATATA
• PATRICK ELKINS BAND (A COUPLE SHOWS)
• ELECTRIC LUNCH BUFFET
• FOREVER STOKED
• ACTUAL BIRDS (& THE HIGH SPIRITS)
• LOVEBIRDS
• EVER WILL YOU GET THERE
• TOTALLY AWESOME
• SUPERBOWL PARTY
• (ULTIMATE) CATFIGHT OF THE CENTURY!
• HEAT LIGHTNING
• LE PROFESSEUR LADYBUG
• KITTY CAT PIRATE
• MEGATRON D.O.C.
• RETROGRADE LOBOTOMY