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Mark Allan Hoppus (born March 15, ) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and former television personality best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band blink, as well as part of synth-pop duo Simple Creatures with All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth.. Born in Ridgecrest, California, Hoppus spent his childhood moving back and forth between his mother.
Amy Denio is one of the most talented multi instrumentalists and creatively charged persons I have ever encountered.|I will not attempt to run through all of her projects and achievements over the years.|You can see for yourself.|What I do know is the joy, amazement and pleasure I have had from hearing her music and upon a couple of occasions meeting her in person.|First in the late s with her band, The Tone Dogs, in Berkeley where she played bass and sang some complex and rocking material.|My wife and I also saw The Tiptons tear up a club in Berkeley in the early s.|One thing is certain: I am always touched by her music and presence.|To say she is also a delightful and charming person would be a big understatement.|Filled with unbelievably gratifying tunes of mirth and personal essence, this was the beginning of a huge love for her music which has only become stronger over time.|Amy endows her music with a soulful gutsiness that inspires me.|You just returned from an extended trip to Europe with the Kultur Shock band.|You have toured many places in the past with different ensembles and solo but this tour seemed to be supercharged and intense.|What made this so?|We had incredible volume on stage!|At least db!|I sweat probably a liter every concert.|We were supercharged by the huge effort to endure it all.|I always assume you started playing an instrument early in life.|Is this true?|Were you in any school bands or even rock bands at that time?|I imagine I was already improvising in the womb, since my mother played upright bass, symphonic and jazz.|Meanwhile boring piano lessons improvising was always more interesting than practicing from age |Did so throughout high school, bringing my guitar everywhere.|Sometimes I pluck away on a Dan Electro baritone.|So mostly I played parties in high school, but when I was in 10th grade I joined Elysian Fields, a rock band covering Hendrix and Clapton, and we played at the Festival of the Sun, on the steps of the Cranbrook Art Academy.|Do you remember when you got your own recording equipment?|How did it make you feel?|My dad used a reel-to-reel deck to archive his jazz records, and I would type the play lists on shirt cardboards as a kid.|He liked putting long tapes on, and just dreaming.|It just felt like the right thing to do, archive the music I was making.|I made piles of messy pieces, sometimes really cool, always in mono.|Not long after I started earning money, I bought a 4-track, and the rest is history.|I was totally floored.|Your musical prowess, the humorous elements and the personal nature of the music was exhilarating.|How did Al come to distribute your tape on Sound Of Pig?|You also have your own label, Spoot Music.|Did you start this just to house your own work or did you plan on releasing other artists?|Some context: I was living in Colorado Springs in , and came across the amazing Bob Tudor, who played music for dance classes at Colorado College, which I was then attending.|Expression was everything, so I taught myself sax in a wonderful environment.|Absorbs wound fluids.|Wound fluids.|Wooden flutes.|That was it!|The perfect word!|I returned to Amherst MA to finish my B.|When I released my first cassette, naturally I chose Spoot Music to be my label.|I designed a sax turned upside down with spit coming out.|Did you actively trade many tapes with others?|Over the years you have worked in many styles on several different instruments.|How do projects come about now?|Do you generate them or do most of them just come your way from all the associations you have made?|More often than not, people ask me, and I most likely say yes.|You do so many different things.|How do you keep the complex details straight?|Have you ever considered getting a manager?|A manager would probably be driven insane.|You have done a lot of world music inspired recordings including a lot of Central European material.|What is it about this music that speaks to you?|The music can be so deeply sorroful, and then a glimmer of a major chord shows up for a second.|Plus, the more I know Serbian, the more I understands the words are brilliant, metaphorical, funny, and very tragic.|There is no lack of women involved independent music now but in the 80s and early 90s cassette scene there seemed very few.|However, maybe I only saw the very tip of the iceberg.|However, it appeared to be a Caucasian boys club for the most part.|Was this your experience?|And if so, why do you think that was?|And what changed?|Have you ever thought about compiling or documenting your own history or even writing your memoirs?|Is it too early for that?|Also, when I get old, I want to live with other musicians, in a warm place, like Sicily, and still tend our gardens, and keep on playing, as long as possible.|Photography — capturing a perfect moment when it works right.|Do you think cassette culture has any lasting legacy?|Seuss, a book of absurdly escalating warfare where the Yooks eat their bread with the butter side up, but the Zooks eat their bread with the butter side down!|No Pigeonholes Amy Denio Special.|Amy Denio changed my life with a solo concert when i was a student at Oberlin.|She was such an amazing tangle of energy, humor, ingenuity, and of course talent.|I had never seen one person weave such fantastic worlds around them with such ease and a total lack of self-consciousness.|She reminded me then, and has ever since, that music comes to life with curiosity and enthusiasm.|Still is.|The woman can play anything, and also has an astounding voice — from a growl to a squeak, and everything in between.|Her work is a constant source of inspiration to me, and the way she lives her life in and of the music.|And now that time has softened the memory a bit, I can publicly admit that it was honestly one of my worst live performances ever — and Amy was so gracious about it.|But solo, she totally kicks ass.|I always love seeing her, and hearing her play.|I am in awe of Amy Denio.|Not only does she master her instruments, she masters the creative moment.|Her music is a joy to behold.|Amy and me during her Monsters Of Accordion tour, |Carla Kihlstedt Amy Denio changed my life with a solo concert when i was a student at Oberlin.|Al Margolis having had the chance to hear, meet and listen to amy in person and recordings i have always enjoyed her music and her musicianship.
Nov 02, · Around , Robin James edited and produced a book called “Cassette Mythos” which documented the cassette and home taping scene. It included features and interviews of musicians, articles by many home tapers/ underground artists and was generally a guide to the entire cassette .
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Some songs were inspired by her deep love of Balkan culture she's played dozens of concerts in ex-Yugoslavia since |You'll hear Denio's sensuous voice, the myriad of instruments she loves to play, and the sounds of special guests.|Stream and download on Bandcamp.|It's a mixture of charm, versatility, originality, and humor - features that don't go hand in hand too often these days.|Tons of instruments.|Denio's first cassette release, with guests Craig Flory and Kate Johnston.|This gorgeous collection of music blurs the bOUndaries between deep funk, world music, pop, jazz, ferocity, irony and tenderness.|AAfter playing in Kultur Shock from , recording F.|The program featured the Stamps, the quartet famous for backing Elvis.|Years later, the Levis found a copy of the hymnal with all those fire-and-brimstone Old Testament-y festaments, and asked Denio to sing 'em.|Derek Bailey added his guitar genius, and Dennis Palmer wove everything together with his finest finesse.|One of the stranger things you might ever hear.|Lovely and noisy.|We had fun preparing, and it was heaven in the studio.|The Grammy Office left me a message asking for a copy distribution was never that good , because ALD had been nominated as best new recording.|I thought it was a joke phone message.|May Paul and Tom rest in peace!|Very very dense stuff!|The very same Salvatore de Siena plays percussion and left-handed guitar in this band from Calabria, Italy.|After 12 years they met again, and Denio was invited to lay down some tracks on this recording, and tour with them for 7 weeks the summer of |On 'Il Parto' she sang, played tenor sax and clarinet.|Italian folk pop, delightful.|Check out 'L'imperatore.|A gorgeous and evocative sonic journey.