Air play

KPTZ will be playing a yet to be released MonkeyBat song “Pockets” on The Progressive Tracks Show this week, starting tonight night (6/22/17) at 8:00 PM on Progzilla.com   After that, it’ll be played Sunday early morning (5:00 AM) on KPTZ, then Monday afternoon at 2:30 on Progzilla, and finally Monday night at 9:00 PM on KPTZ.   And, of course, the podcast will be available on next Tuesday.  All the details and links for tuning in are here if you want to share with anyone:

Mike from KPTZ was nice enough to approach me at Seaprog 2017 and had been trying to contact us since we kicked off the vary 1st Seaprog. He energized my enthusiasm enough to finish mixing Pockets and the rest of the songs for that matter. In return I slipped him the 1st unreleased copy of the mix. There are about 6 more songs to mix and a LOT of things to figure out how to fix so it will be a while till its done, but anything good takes time right?

Album #2

MonkeyBat is now officially on hiatus at least for the foreseeable future.  Since then I have begun going through the archives and am currently mixing album #2, cause well, “there’s nothing like a good #2″ :0) Rather than pay out all that angry cheese (mad cheddar) to have someone else who doesn’t know the tunes as well as I do, do it, I decided to invest in a 32 channel digital mixing system and mix it in house. I have completed mixing the 1st song “Pockets” and will continue mixing, fixing and overdubbing the rest of the songs. Its a labor of love and a tedious process so its gonna take some time and I’m in no rush.

The great break of 2016

After about 5 years, MonkeyBat wound down earlier this year. It was a good run and we got a decent album out of it. There is still another 3/4 of another album that may or may not be released at some point. In the mean time I decided to take some time time off to regroup.
I am still writing music etc, but sometimes its nice to take a long vacation right?

Fresh Music

I have been so involved in this one project and finishing the 2nd record that I have effectively  removed myself from the local music scene. Turns out that’s not such a great idea and I really miss playin with ya’ll. So I am now searching for new musicians and\or a new project to contribute to. Something accessible with depth and soul. I have the time and the space, just looking for the right people and the right material. So get a hold of me (you know who you are).

Comin right up.

So ya, MonkeyBat is now officially in the studio working on record number two, cause well, “there’s nothing like a good #2 :0) Rather than pay out all that angry cheese (mad cheddar),  we decided to invest in our own recording studio which exists on the lower level of my house. Needless to say we are tahing out time trying to get it right so stay tuned.

Gone for Good

Sad to see you go. George Petersen longtime friend, band-mate and totally unique & talented individual dies this week. George and I played in a really  popular band called The Natives back in the day. He was quite the character and a one of a kind who changed my life in many ways.

RIP my friend…

Enjoy the ride

Gezz I havnt written in here for ever. Most of my time has been going into  MonkeyBat and their website.

So many things going on this year. New roomies, building projects, art projects, new music, building a studio so we can record our next album, no wonder I’m still single.

Fixie Fixie

Ok progress on the webpage weeeeeee.

Some of the music archives are going up. How entertaining to listen to such history.

Man we have some fun at my house 🙂

 

Look at meeeeeee

OK so there have  been a lot of things on my list lately. This Vern site thing was obviously at the bottom.

So… where were we? Ah right. I needed to fix the MonkeyBat webpage http://MonkeyBat.net so I flattened my page so I could gracefully build it and transition to it with a minimum of ugliness. Then the concert season over took my focus. Now I’m back thinking “what the hell did i do to my site?.Ill figure it out gimme a minute and probably some beers :0) Ya I know, its really F#$@!ED up. Ill get it ;0)