Some of you may know that in the 1990's I ran a record label called Spit and a Half, and played in a rock band called the Felt Pilotes. The most astute review the Felt Pilotes ever got during our career came from Euphony, a local metal zine, published out of Denver, Colorado. They wrote:
"How many songs can you write with just three chords: D, G, and C?"
Strangely enough, that writer nailed our ethos on the head.
My friend Jon Pinnow, who is known for such things, has been assembling a Spit and a Half Bandcamp site. What is Bandcamp? It's a place you can go online to listen to and purchase music directly from the artists themselves. So far we have all the Felt Pilotes releases up: The debut 7" single "Never Satisfied" (+2), the Moving Day ep, the 10 song album Wonderful Summer, and a couple rarities: Live 8/22/95, a recording of the group performing as a duo (including five otherwise unrecorded songs) at the Mercury Cafe in Denver, before a Debaser concert; and "Carol Aña," which was a "bonus track" previously available only on the Young Love: 92-95 cassette compilation.
Also up is Porky's Revenge, my one and only solo recording, and Profiles in Courage, a 4 band 8 track compilation of boom box punk from the 1980's that Maximum Rock n Roll called "Charming."
Please take a listen. We'll be putting up more music as the DATs become available.
Plus, here's a place to download a free needle-drop of my pre-Felt Pilotes band, Smile. Our first and only official release. Might as well mention that next year I'll begin work on a book-length comics version of the history of Smile... just waiting for the accolades over Raina Telgemeier's book to slow down!