I'm Bad At Tumblr
But I’ll make it up to you baby. Come see me play drums by myself at Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) this Sunday at 10:30p. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMxravkyeE
Maybe I'll Start Using My Tumblr Again...?
Thanksgiving happened. Black Friday is well underway. Black Friday kind of makes me sick and writing feels like a remedy. This was my second Thanksgiving spent away from my family, and while it was a fine day, I felt a resolve to not be in this situation anymore. Seeing as I’m originally from California, traveling across the country twice in a month (with Christmas around the corner,...
From The Desk of Oren Kessler (Primary Records...
FRIENDS! FAMILY! FANS! & MUSIC LOVERS! Today is Record Store Day, one of the finest “holidays” of the year to travel to your local record store to pick up your favorite new indie disc. To celebrate, Primary Records has decided to discount all current and future releases to $10 for an entire week! Releases by In One Wind, Gym Dear, The Building, Pony of Good Tidings, Jonah Parzen-Johnson...
[joe and I, a few hours in] Well, it’s over. An unbelievably special and memorable 24 hours, and something Milwaukee should be very proud of. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in this event, and if I’m not drumming at the next one, I’ll be biking. I’ve never seen a community of folks getting together and doing something of this...
I am writing to you from Milwaukee, WI. I am in the studio of drummer Joe Wong from the band Parts & Labor, with whom I will be participating in a 24hr drum duo taking place during the Riverwest 24 Bike Race, a 24hr bike race held annually in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. The two of us have spent some time formulating an approach to this undertaking, as well as bouncing our...
Pizza Joe’s is in none other than YOUNGSTOWN, OH, for those of you that were curious
shows shows shows
Currently sitting at Pizza Joe’s on the last day of In One Wind tour. It’s been a long, fun, strange trip with many stories to recount, which I will do when I am back in one place for more than a couple days at a time. Just enough time today to update the shows page, which you should check out! Lots of exciting stuff coming up in the next few months. More words coming soon. Love...
No more website neglect!
I’ve been neglecting this website for too long, I knew this would happen! Much has happened in my life/music since my last post, and an update will come soon. I’m currently on the road with In One Wind! Just played in Pittsburgh last night. Our record is available for free on our bandcamp, just go to inonewind.com Full legit update soon Love ya
what a prick
Today feels appropriate to get back into the website thing… Celebrating a man’s death feels wrong. But, in thinking about what this man was responsible for, it’s hard not to feel some sense of relief that he is no longer a part of this world. His death is clearly more symbolic than anything else, but as a symbol, it is a powerful one. I remember getting ready for school on...
No Teeth (for D.A. Powell) by killer BOB Live @...
I realized why the winter can get so depressing for me. It has nothing to do with weather, short days, general coldness permeating everything including people’s demeanors, it’s really just about lack of baseball. So, that all ends today. Here’s to at least 6 months of distraction!
i swear there will be more to this website than...
But at the moment, I’m pretty much just gonna plug a show. First, a little backstory! So my good friend, collaborator, compatriot, b-ball teammate, Steven Lugerner has his own group called, strangely enough, the Steven Lugerner Septet (because there’s 7 people in it). He’s been developing this music and this band for many years now and I have been in and out of involvement...
So I live in a building in Bushwick where we have developed the habit of hosting concerts in the basement. There’s been a wide range of performances over the months, ranging from free improvisations with people that have never before played together, to noisy electronic-confrontation-freakout-beats, and each show has been unique. Tomorrow’s show is curated by yours truly, and the...
what d'oth life?
If you’ve never seen or heard of Xavier: Renegade Angel, I suggest you watch it legally or illegally. Yesterday, I revisited my roots if you will. As a recent graduate of the New School, it hasn’t taken a whole lot of time passing for those days to feel like ancient history. So, yesterday when I went to observe Amir Ziv’s Percussion Ensemble (at school), it was an initially...
gotta stay busy shows page updated Thanks to everyone who came to the show at 1012 Willoughby this past Friday night. It was one of the most successful shows we’ve had down there. Giants spring training games have started
i changed the theme
because i wanted the posts to be viewed chronologically. O.K.
My good friend Mike Harrison (bad-timing.tumblr.com) and I will be performing as a duo at 1012 Willoughby Ave in Brooklyn, tonight at 11pm (show starts at 9). We have been thinking about and working on this for, depending on how you want to look at it, anywhere from over a month to over 4 years, and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you the new sounds we have been working on. I feel...
So I’m just going to get this out of the way right off the bat. This will not be a typical musician’s website-there will not be any canned bio that is a decade old, there will be no press blurbs, no studio photographs of me cradling a pair of drumsticks (although this is partially because I don’t have any of those things right now). This will not be a typical blog devoted to...
please watch the whole thing, as a favor to... →
Justin Veloso + myself, drumset improvisation @...
out of loops/sorts
Today I decided I’m actually going to make the existence of this page known to more people than just myself and my roommates. As you can see, I have made a few posts in the past, just to get my feet wet. I plan on using this in earnest now. I took a little break from the internet, for reasons that the internet doesn’t need to know, but i feel ready to come back. One great thing...
tonight is a big one
two rather exciting performances on the same night?!??!!?!???? Some double duty, which is usually fine. But both shows tonight happen to be a big-ish deal. First, my brothers and sisters of In One Wind will be playing at the knitting factory, opening for Dirty Projectors bassist Nat Baldwin, who’s solo work is beautiful. So yeah that’s cool. Second, PinkBrown is finally releasing...
Rain M Train B.C.
website day 1
So I have a new webspace. Maxjaffe.org was too much of a joke that didn’t really go anywhere, and this time I really intend on maintaining this space. Writings, recordings, show updates, anything, everything. Here we go