In 1990 I had a chance to hang out one afternoon with, then, Meat Puppet drummer Derrick Bostram. I encapsulated highlights from our afternoon conversations into an article that was published in the KUCB (University of Colorado Student Run Radio Station) Spring Program Guide. You can peruse the publication below. The Meat Puppets articles begins on page 16:
In 1986 I traveled to New York with my father to check out NYU. I had been accepted there and at Berklee College of Music and set out for the East coast to spend a week in Manhattan and Boston in order to make a decision. In New York we rented an apartment in the Village (long before Air B&B was a thing). I did love the raw, Mean Streets-like feel to the city in the mid-80s. Some of that gritty texture was caught in these photos that my dad and I took.
Took this photo on 9/30/16 while visiting an exhibit at the art museum on campus at the University of Colorado. Reminded me of MFA exhibits, also at CU but 25 years ago, by my friend’s John and Monica. Hope you like.
Recently I released a new album through Radio Ear Recordings called “Lady of Pavement” featuring 7 songs (1 cover; 6 originals).
The songs have a jazz underbelly, with unique voice and guitar stylings over the top.
I’d say the key vocal influencers were: Tom Waits, David Sylvian, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.
You can download the tracks from iTunes, Amazon, Noisetrade and other music sites.
It’s also available on Spotify and Apple Music. More about the release here:
I started a Cowbird page several years back to force myself to write creatively from time to time.
I typically use found photographs to inspire myself to write pieces for this channel.
Several years back I found a picture of this stunning woman who was a patron of my grandfathers (later my father’s) bar.
From that picture I drew these words: http://cowbird.com/story/18663/Lady_Of_The_Whisky_Sours/?uiid=widget-990605142-18663
Several years back I was in communication with several musicians who were were pushing the boundaries of global, Christian, worship music -working in the idioms of rap, reggae and ragas.
At the time I was having intertweaving conversations with Saint Louis rapper Born 2 Di; LA music producer Mark Mohr (of Christafari; pictured below); along with Chris Hale and Pete Hicks of the sacred bhajan ensemble Aradhna.
I siphoned the key points from these conversations into an article that was published in CRITIQUE Magazine (a publication of Ransom Fellowship): http://ransomfellowship.org/articledetail.asp?AID=431&B=Matthew%20Hundley&TID=4