Posts tagged ‘Glendon Romett’

April 18, 2013

Bruisecaster Shows You Proper Music For Dark Times, Dystopian Noise Disco

April 18th- San Diego

If you are an conscious and thoughtful person, it is pretty clear that the things are fucked up. Paying attention, trying to care and take actions aren’t too easy when the ruling class is hijacked by corporate psychopath. Bruisecaster, local San Diego dystopian noise disco band, will show you how to party in such a dark time. Their sound might give you a joy that’s similar to reading Dostoyevsky in the war zone, swimming in the beautiful and radioactive water of the Pacific Ocean or throwing rocks at brain-dead cops in the massive riot to demand human rights.

The bassist Fernando Astorga, the back bone of the band, plays heavy distorted and irresistibly catchy and dancy bass lines. The drummer Glendon Romett’s crisp, punchy and groovy drums make your body and feet move. And the vocalist/ keyboard Peter Holslin’s raw and vigorous performance and lyrics make you feel good, alive and refreshed, in the dark age.

Listen to Bruisecaster.

Bruisecaster performs on April 21st at Griffin with Sound Lupus, Dark Globe, and Hoodrats.

On April 23rd Bruisecaster performs at Casbah with Marriages and Boris.

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March 19, 2013

Baby Glendon Turns 30

March 19th, 2013 -San Diego, California

Glendon Romett, known as baby Glendon, turned 30 on March 15th this year. The anticipation for turning 30 was very high. In the days he was still in his late 20’s, he was showing uneasy and pensive feelings and told his girlfriend “I feel like 12” multiple times a week. And he kept changing the name of his music project from Balloons Guy to Balloons to BLLNZ to Recycled Dolphin. Recycled Dolphin is an current official name. “Most men feel like 12-year-old forever, so sometimes men have hard time coping with aging,” Dr. Jordan Peterpan Hammond says. On his birthday, Glendon seemed to be relieved and happy. He ordered a pizza and calzone from Pizzeria Luigi, and gave a fat tip to a delivery guy, and had a relaxing night with his close friends and girlfriend.

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General public doesn’t know, but Baby Glendon is a prolific musician. He has been involved in many music projects such as Primitive Noyes, Bruisecaster, Space Chainsaw, and Paper Forest. Recycled Dolphin is his solo project he started to reflect his own ideas more in the music. He started playing drums when he was 12 years old back in Philadelphia. Music is his passion. And he is still going strong even though condescending Bill O’Reilly-type ex co-workers and conservative relatives with shallow perspective they got from watching too much bullshit on TV or something don’t value music and culture when it does not make money.

However Baby Glendon succeeded in surrounding himself with creative and supportive friends in San Diego. He also started Eagles Nest Production, a video production company, and the company produced over 100 videos since it started in 2012. He is currently learning Flash, animation software, and looking to become a multimedia artist.

“Life with passion and OK money is so much better and healthier than life with too much money but no real passion. Sometimes rich people realize that they are rich but they are not going anywhere. A pursuit of material wealth empties people out, make them unable to think profoundly and critically in favor of becoming an ‘economic animal.’ But creative people tend to keep their eyes open and keep learning. They embrace life better and become wiser as they age,” Dr. Hammond says.

http://primitivenoyes.bandcamp.com/

http://balloonsguy.bandcamp.com/

Bruisecaster film

March 9, 2013

Local Artists And Musicians Will Blast The Habitat House With Colorful Art And Music

March 9th, 2013- San Diego

On Saturday, March 9th, a group of local San Diego artists and musicians will blast the Habitat House (1008 21st Street, San Diego)  with colorful art and music. The initial plan was to charter a helicopter and dump 100 gallons of paints from the sky onto the house, then have people dance on the roof, have them walk around and leave the colorful footprints all over. However, it was way out of the budget and also Zack, an owner of Habitat House, declined the plan. Now the plan is to respect the house, art, music and the people and give out a good vibration and provide warm, fun and inspiring time.

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Artists showing their work are Shoko Hachiya, Danica Molenaar, Hugo Fernando Fierro and Keith Milgaten. Hachiya is about to going back to her home country Japan to utilize the universal healthcare to fix her teeth and save her people from nuclear bullshit. “Japan needs me and my teeth need an affordable dentist,” she says. She also made two adorable stop motion animation flyers for this show. Molenaar, known for dark and psychedelic narrative pieces, will be showing her brand new pieces that are more experimental and abstract.

Three electronic music acts will be also very colorful. Keith Sweaty will blast his intricate party techno. Mystery Cave will take you to a magical mystery tour, and Recycled Dolphin (Balloons) has an elaborate plan to blow your mind with gameboy music and multi-media visual he is creating for this show. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Citybeat article about the show:

http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-11554-shoko-hachiya-says-a-%E2%80%98weird-goodbye.html

August 30, 2012

“Get Sweaty” Album Release Show

I am co-hosting a show with Glendon Romett tonight at the Propagandist (835 5th Ave) in downtown San Diego.

今夜、プロパガンディストというダウンタウンサンディエゴのベニューでのショーをグレン・ロメットと共同でホストします。

Making an album cover for my friend Keith Milgaten for his new project called “Keith Sweaty”  (http://soundcloud.com/keithsweaty) was one of the reasons I ended up hosting this event. Milgaten has been very active in music activity around San Diego, working on many projects such as Jamuel Saxon that is known for its intricate beats, catchy melody and high energy live shows (http://soundcloud.com/jamuelsaxon), and been very productive at making music as well as playing live shows.  If you look at the quality and quantity of music activity, his energy and talents are clearly out of common.

今回のショーに参加するに至ったのは、友人のキース・ミルゲイテンの新しいミュージック・プロジェクト、キース・スウェティーのアルバム作製をしたことがきっかけでした。彼は他にも繊細なビート、キャッチーなメロディーとエネルギッシュなライブショーで知られるジャミュエル・サクソンなど、多くの音楽活動をしており、その質と量を見るとそのエネルギーと才能には人並み外れたものがあるのは明白です。

At tonight show, Other than Keith Sweaty, Mike Delgado (Ese & Zain/ Shark Attack) (http://soundcloud.com/eseandzain) , Totescity (LV) (http://soundcloud.com/totescity) , COLOUR VISION (Lip-Lock) (http://soundcloud.com/colourvision), Lion Cut (all vinyl opening set) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KmfSXvsjc8) are also going to be playing music for you.

今夜のライブのキース・スウェティーの他のラインアップは、マイク・デルガド、トーテスシティー、カラー・ビジョン、ライオン・カットです。

I will be at the show, giving people artsy face painting, and Glen will be making balloon animals for guests. Hope you come to the show and enjoy music and art.

私はベニューでゲストの為にアーティスティックなフェイスペインティングを、グレンは風船アートを作る予定になっています。是非音楽やアートを楽しみにきて下さい。

 

March 19, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day and New Projects

(1) I woke up in the morning on St. Patrick’s Day with a news that my roommate Fernando broke a sink in the bathroom and left for work.

(1) 聖パトリックの日の朝、ルームメイトのフェルナンドがバスルームの流しを壊して間もなく仕事へ行ったというニュースと共に目覚めました。

(2) Soon after hearing that news, my friend Sean dressed up in green with a green silk hat on top showed up with his lovely girl friend Tashi.

(2) そのニュースを聞いて間もなく、緑に身を包み頭に緑のシルクハットを乗せたショーンが、かわいらしいガールフレンドのタシと一緒にうちに遊びに来ました。

(3) My boyfriend Glen got really pissed, did a research on World Wide Web, called plumbing company. But nobody answered, and the price was quite expensive. So he started breaking down the sink, and the house started smelling like sewage. He ran to the hardware store, purchased right parts and finally fixed the sink. The sink functions perfect now. Glen proved that he is a true D.I.Y. punk rocker, and Sean and Tashi and I sent him a warm applause.

(3) 私のボーイフレンドのグレンはカンカンに起こり、ワールド・ワイド・ウェブでリサーチをし、配管工事会社に電話をかけました。しかし誰も電話に出ず、値段もなかなか高いのでした。なので彼は自ら流し台を分解し始め、家の中に下水の匂いが立ちこめました。彼はハードウェア・ストアへと走り、正しい部品を購入し、ついに流し台を直したのでした。流し台は今は完璧に機能しています。グレンは真のD.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) パンクロッカーであることを証明し、ショーンとタシと私は彼に温かい拍手を送りました。

(4) Then we enjoyed a good St.Patrick’s Day with Jameson and Guinness.

(4) それから私たちはジェイムソンとギネス・ビールで聖パトリックの日を楽しみました。

(5) Sean and Glen are playing a show at Tin Can Ale House in San Diego tomorrow, March 19th. It’s Glen’s project called Balloons. It is music that built around gameboy sound. Sean will be playing samples, and Fernando will be taking over the visual during the show.

(5) ショーンとグレンは明日3月19日にサンディエゴのTin Can Ale Houseでライブパフォーマンスをします。Balloonsというグレンのプロジェクトで、ゲームボーイ・サウンドを中心に組み立てられた音楽です。ショーンはサンプルを、フェルナンドはショーのビジュアルをパフォーマンスします。

(6) While boys are working on musical projects, I am quietly making art. One of my projects I am working on right now is that mixing up my old drawings on beautiful colored paper I recently purchased.

(6) 男の子達がミュージカル・プロジェクトに取り組んでいる間、私は静かにアートを作っています。今私がやっているプロジェクトの1つは私の古い絵を最近買った色紙の上で組み合わせるというものです。

 

 

(7) exciting!

(7) 楽しみ!

January 24, 2012

A Canvas/ Part 3

Part 3 features my friends’ band called Primitive Noyes.
The band consists of a naturally curly haired man, Jordan Hammond, a pizza man that migrated to the South West from Philadelphia, Glendon Romett, and a girl with fairy like face features and beautiful voice, Shannon St.John.

フィルムのパート3では私の友達、天然パーマ男ジョーダン・ハモンド、フィラデルフィアから南西にやって来たピザ男のグレンドン・ロメット、妖精のような顔立ちと美声を持つシャノン・セントジョンのバンド、プリミティブ・ノイズをフューチャーしました。

Primitive Noyes is a very special band for me.

プリミティブ・ノイズは私にとってとても特別なバンドです。

Right around the time I was moving from North County to San Diego due to transferring school I met Jordan and Glen at a house show that my friend Jesse threw. And ever since I moved to San Diego, I started to see them almost everyday.

私が大学の編入の為にノース・カウンティーからサンディエゴに引っ越すのと
ほぼ同じタイミングでプリミティブ・ノイズのジョーダンとグレンと
友達のジェシーが開いたハウス・ショーで出会い、サンディエゴに引っ越して以来
毎日のように彼らと会うようになりました。

Meeting them simultaneously and inevitably meant meeting music, many fabulous local musicians, and the San Diego music scene. Through meeting them I got a lot of inspiration.

彼らとの出会いは同時に音楽との出会いであり、たくさんの素敵なローカル・ミュージシャン達との出会いでもあり、サンディエゴのミュージック・シーンとの出会いであり
私はその出会いによってたくさんのインスピレーションを得ました。

Even though I didn’t paint or draw for really long time, closely watching them putting so much time and energy into making good music
became a trigger for me to start making art again.

長い間描いていなかった絵を描き始めたのも、一生懸命音楽を紡ぎ出す
彼らをいつも身近で見ていたのがきっかけでした。

I feel very grateful that I met Primitive Noyes
because they changed the course of my life more than a little
and enriched my sensibility.

私の人生の軌道を少なからず変え、感性を豊かにしてくれた彼らとの出会いに
私はとても感謝しています。

I hope you enjoy a little bit of their world through this film.
You can download Primitive Noyes 1st album for free here.
http://www.primitivenoyes.com/

このフィルムを通して彼らの世界の少しを楽しんでくれると嬉しいです。
彼らのサイトでファーストアルバムを無料でダウンロードできます。

This live performance was at Tin Can Ale House on November 3, 2011.
*Shannon didn’t play this show.

ライブは2011年の11月3日、ティン・キャン・アレ・ハウスで撮影しました。
※シャノンは体調不良の為このライブでは演奏していません

January 16, 2012

A Canvas/ Part 1

This is a first 20 minutes of the film project called “A Canvas” that I did with my talented friends.

これは私が才能ある友達と一緒に作った「キャンバス」というフィルムの最初の20分です。

The film is rather experimental. The contents include varieties of elements such as fiction, documentary and stop motion animation.

このフィルムはどちらかというと実験的で、内容はフィクション、ドキュメンタリー、ストップモーション・アニメーションなど、様々な要素を含んでいます。

In the fiction part, the story revolves around a canvas that I steal from a homeless lady in the beginning of the film. And the documentary part features 3 San Diego bands that are friends of mine, Scruffles, Primitive Noyes and Bruisecaster.

フィクションの部分のストーリーは、私がフィルムの最初にホームレスの女性から盗むキャンバスを中心に展開します。ドキュメンタリーの部分はサンディエゴ出身の友達のバンド、スクラッフルズ、プリミティブ・ノイズ、ブルーズキャスターをフューチャーしています。

I honestly can’t say the film is very well done, but this is the very first thing I made a film that is almost 2 hours long. I definitely spent a lot of time shooting and editing and put effort to make it enjoyable.

正直言ってフィルムはとてもよくできているとは言えませんが、今回が2時間の長さのものを作るのは私にとって初めてでした。私はもちろんたくさんの時間を撮影や編集につぎ込みましたし、フィルムが楽しめるものになるように努力もしました。

So I hope you enjoy this.
I will post other parts of the film later.

なのであなたがこのフィルムを楽しんでくれると願っています。
フィルムの続きはまた後でポストします。

December 31, 2011

Stop Motion Video/ and about Technological Capability

This is a stop-motion video I (Shoko Hachiya) and Glendon Romett made together.
Music are done by Glen’s project called Balloon Guyand San Diego’s local band called Sleep Lady

このビデオは、私(蜂谷翔子)とグレン・ロメットが共同で作った
ストップモーションビデオです。
音楽はグレンのバルーン・ガイと、サンディエゴのバンド、スリープ・レディーの
音楽です。

A great thing about the age we live in is that technologies with strong processing power is widely available to ordinary people.

私たちの時代の素晴らしいところは、一般にコンピューターを始めとした
強力なプロセス能力を持つテクノロジーが広まっているところだと思う。

Anyone can make music and film by using computers, camera and software far easier than it was in the past. Researching to get mere information is also a lot easier although the best type of research, direct experience, still has to be directly experienced.

コンピューターやカメラやソフトウェアを使って、誰だって
昔よりもはるかに安く音楽やフィルムを作る事ができます。
一番いいタイプのリサーチ、生の経験は生でやるしか得る方法はないけれど
情報だけを得るためのリサーチなら、昔よりもずっと簡単です。

Technologies not only make everyday things easy, but also can stimulate our minds, enrich cultural life and possibly make positive impact in individual level.

テクノロジーとは、日々の生活を楽にしてくれるだけではなく
上手く使えば、私たちの知性を刺激し、文化的な生活も豊かにし、個人的なレベルでも
ポジティブな影響を与える可能性のあるものです。

In the time everyone has tools to create, we don’t need to buy into poor-taste Hollywood movies and be repeatedly fed with advertisement and propaganda coming out from TV screens anymore.

1人1人が道具を持つ今、私たちはもう品の悪いハリウッド映画を観る必要も
なければ、テレビの画面を通して流れてくる宣伝やプロパガンダを繰り返し見つめる
必要もありません。

People who live in this age,if they want to, can record many different aspects of the world in many different ways and share unique realities with others.
Sharing many different aspects and accepting each other with respect are important even though we could never completely understand.

今の世代を生きる多くの人達は、やろうと思えば、多様な世界の見方を
多様な方法で記録し、ユニークなリアリティを他の人々とシェアすることができます。
多様な世界の見方をシェアし、理解できなくても認め合うことが大事なのです。