Monday, April 20, 2015

A lot has happened

We have been rehearsing and developing songs somewhat regularly since the last post. I'll post the 8 songs we currently have (a couple more are in development) in later posts.  Glasswort served well as a placemarker name.  As of last night, we are now called:
We'll keep the blog here for now and I'll try to be more active in updating it on band happenings.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We are a band

Haven't had time to update, but the developments this fall are that we are a band, with Drums by Stephen, Guitar and vocals by Darren and Laurel, and keyboard, bass, uke and vocals by me.
I'll post some practice videos when I get a chance.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The next 50

(in alphabetical order)

808 State
Ace of Base
Altered Images
B-52's, the
Bangles, the
Browne, Jackson
Buggles, the
Collins, Phil
Costello, Elvis
Dead or Alive
Deep Forest
Def Leppard
Depeche Mode
Dillon Fence
Dire Straits
English Beat, the
Everything But the Girl
Gabriel, Peter
Go-Betweens, the
Great Train Robbery, the
Hall & Oates
Idol, Billy
Innocence Mission
Lauper, Cyndi
Lemonheads, the
Midnight Oil
Missing Persons
Naked Eyes
O'Connor, Sinead
Rolling Stones, the
Sad Lovers and Giants
Scorpions, the
Scritti Politti
Sherbs, the
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Stewart, John
Style Council, the
Sundays, the
Townshend, Pete
Wang Chung

My 50 favorite band/artists

(in alphabetical order; most important influences in bold)

Big Country
Book of Love
Cars, the
Catherine Wheel
Church, the
Clash, the
Cocteau Twins, the
Cranberries, the
Cure, the
Dolby, Thomas
Duran Duran
Eurythmics, the
Ferry, Bryan
Fixx, the
Go Go's, the
Men at Work
Men without Hats
My Bloody Valentine
New Order
Nicks, Stevie
Pale Saints, the
Petty, Tom &the Heartbreakers
Pixies, the
Plant, Robert
Police, the
Prefab Sprout
Pretenders, the
Psychedelic Furs, the
Public Image Limited
Red Rider
Replacements, the
Simple Minds
Smiths, the
Stewart, Al
Sugarcubes, the
Talk Talk
Talking Heads, the
Three O'Clock, the
Til Tuesday
Ultra Vivid Scene
Van Halen

The name Glasswort

Glasswort is a plant.  It doesn't have to be the name of the band. It's just a placeholder for now.

My profile pic

I don't look anything like my profile pic.  That's an image of an old D&D character (who I borrowed from a friend for an internet identity).

Saturday, July 19, 2014


If you are reading this, then you saw my post on or LImusiciansnetwork.
I am a 47 year old amateur musician with classical training in keyboard and drums and self-training in bass (a little) and outlaw (unconventional tuning) uke. I'm looking to form a new band that writes, performs, and records original music.  My main influences are from the late 70s through 90s and include 70s and 80s pop, postpunk, shoegaze,  hard rock and electronica. (see future post for my 50 favorite bands)
I've played in the Rochester, NY (late 80s) and Madison, WI (late 90s) music scenes and experienced the Triangle, NC scene in the early 90s.
Most recently, I've played around Stony Brook with some work colleagues but that disintegrated as people moved away or got too busy.
I'm looking for guitarists and a drummer (but other skills are welcome) to synergize with in a band, writing, recording, and performing original music. We need band members who are mature (in attitude if not age) and drug free.
I'm in the Rocky Point/Miller Place area and would need to meet near this area due to my home & family situation (I am a caregiver to my spouse, who is physically handicapped, and our 6 yo daughter.
If this sounds interesting, reply to this thread or e-mail me at the address below
In particular, it would be great to hear video or audio files of your original music and playing.
Here are some links of my work (I'm the keyboardist except in the uke track) with my most recent band, Megachild.
Aquaman (8 track demo)
A slowgaze uke jam (solo)
Black-dressed girls (2009 Halloween party)
Pet Sematary (Ramones cover)(2009 Halloween party)