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Oct 0
Oct 0

Smile’s “Too Many Reasons” gets in a Rip Curl video

World title favorites Mick Fanning (AUS) and Kelly Slater (USA) were both dealt surprise defeats in Round 1 of the 2013 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, held in offshore Supertubos barrels. Meanwhile, Supertubos turned on the goods for the world’s Top 34 surfers who put on an incredible display of tuberiding for the opening round […]

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Oct 1
Oct 1

Headfirst: The Complete Recordings 1987-1992

Headfirst has just released a gatefolded, triple LP on bright red vinyl. Listing includes 3 EPs, 2 demos, an LP and even 2 never before released songs. Thanks to Dave Mandel at Indecision Records for approaching us to do this project and making it happen! Buy the vinyl here Download at iTunes Listen at Spotify

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Feb 0
Feb 0

The Bass amp that came back to me

I had always loved the bass amp I played in Smile in the mid 90’s. A vintage, 1968 – 1971,  amp made by Acoustic, called the 360. The accompanying cabinet called 361 had a massive 18″ speaker, front-loaded. Jaco Pastorius, John Paul Jones, and Larry Graham were a few of the famous bass players who played the Acoustic 360 amps. So, in […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

Smile reforming for February shows

So the band, Smile, that I helped form back in 1992 is reforming to play some reunion shows this February, 2013. I had played with Michael Rosas (vocals/guitar) and Scott Reeder (drums) up until 1998. Along the way, Matthew Fletcher (keys) joined in. So it’s a four piece for these shows. It’s gonna get loud. […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

Two new Headfirst Videos

Between 1989 and 1991 I played bass in a post-punk hardcore band out of Orange County, CA. I recently uploaded a couple of live videos from the band. Take a look…

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