American fella – of Honduran parentage, conquistador lineage and intercontinental upbringing. Been stroking this chinny chin or pumping a fist in the air since ’71. I’m a hunter, gatherer, lover of sounds and the mental journeys they have the power to take you on….
Sound designer / noise pusher by trade & persuasion; arts person-guy by natural default; mild mannered overlord of Shirley & Spinoza Internet Radio if you fancy. I enjoy romantic walks very far from the beach – with socks ON.
I recently left my wilting California (SF Bay Area ==>Oakland) life to return to the magic carpet land that captivated me so in 2003. I was originally here on a grant to document and capture via field recordings folk music & sounds (much of which you can hear if you’re smart and follow that link) This time, I’m here in longer open ended terms – to live, study language (Chinese & Uyghur), work and carry on in a hopefully expanded form all from before and more – and share with you all what pulled me back to these lands. …among other things.
I currently live in ÃœrÃ¼mqi, capital of Xinjiang P. R. China in case anyone asks.
ABOUT THIS SITE:Truth be told – lines get fuzzy with me. The promise of a ‘”2″ might get you a “3″; a “5″ might be a “4 and half” – I apologize, but for the most part this is where you can keep relatively personal tabs on me: your pal, brother, son, enemy, long lost nightmare e-date or one more random online find, FC.
Here you’ll find things that while expectedly of little interest to CNN and the like, might make a friend or relative feel like I’m not so terribly far away once in a while while munching a morning bagel back home. From my lair in ÃœrÃ¼mqi, I’ll simply be posting anecdotals from time to time and bit of hopefully interesting media…(regionally and culturally enlightening!!) to share on these pages – including: recordings, video, images and music compilations…..less a ‘blog’ and more a pretty depository for now.
If you’re looking for actual project work that I’m aiming to produce while here, you should go to the other site: Royal Oculus & Gramophone Co.
If you’re looking for a streaming window into the SHIRLEY & SPINOZA world of sounds, the web radio stream that I operate – go the radio stream page right HERE – or the ARCHIVE of past live shows right HERE.
So there you go…