Here is my first podcast of 2010. This is the current atmosphere that I have been working with at the Red where I play every Friday night in Santa Cruz. This is a mix of kitschy ethnic-exotica, surf and bizarro space-age instrumentals with a healthy dose of wild tribal rhythms and monster drums which ebb and flow between spooky and lovely. This is a different type of exotica where Martin Denny, Korla Pandit, Yma Sumac and Esquivel are too clean and goofy to make a home. This is music with plenty of dirt under the nails. All of the records are from original press 45s & LPs from the 1950s-60s.
Its 9:46pm in St. George. We've been on the road for 10 hours. In the distance, a desert moon lights the road to the Sands, we consider the vacancy but choose the canyon for home tonight.
photo by rosey lakos PHOTOGRAPHY