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(not sure who made this awesome flyer)

Here’s ASA MORRIS AND THE MESS, featuring Chris Bassett, as Tom Waits for Summer Undercover 2 at Pauly’s Hotel & The Low Beat in Albany, NY 7/26/16.
*A better quality audio is up fro FREE download/ stream at the AM&TM BANDCAMP
1. Big In Japan
2. Hang On St. Christopher
3. Chocolate Jesus
4. Bad As Me
5. What’s He Building?

This performance was:
Asa Morris: Guitar, Vox
Alicia Macier: Accordion
Gina Denardo: Drums
Christopher Brown: Bass, Backup Vox
Chris Bassett: Noise
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Other dates coming up for AM&TM:
am&tm summer dates

Here are a few videos of excerpts from three experimental music sets at the Upstate Artists Guild in Albany, NY 4/22/14

I’ve had them on the back burner for a while and now they are finally uploaded. Filmed by Christopher Brown.

1983/ Meg Duffy (Jason Cosco of The Grabass Cowboys/ What Moon Things collab with Meg of Hand Habits)

Jefferson Pitcher

Tolvi-Corsano Duo (Jazz drummer meets circuit bent synth shredder)

There are 2 events going on in 2014 that encourage free film submissions of varying styles, genres, ect. for local filmmakers in Upstate and Eastern, NY and beyond.

1st:
Lake George Arts Project: People’s Pixel Project
Deadline: January 7, 2014
This is the fourth year of their film fest which offer a bunch of different categories (and a bunch of different winners) from music video, short film, experimental, documentary, animation, and more.
Open for free submission by anyone within 100 mile radius of Lake George.
Check out the details and entry form at http://www.lakegeorgearts.org
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2nd:
WMHT: TvFilm Season 6
Deadline: March 3, 2014
WMHT is the only full-service public broadcasting station located in the capital region focusing on education and sharing media. TvFilm is a show that exposes regional filmmaking and discusses purpose, inspiration, and media today with the directors.
Check out more info, the requirements, and online submission form at http://www.wmht.org/topics/arts-entertainment/tvfilm/
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Here’s a link to a video promo for the TvFilm call for films:
http://video.wmht.org/video/2365123795/

I will hopefully be submitting My 2013 Skateboarding Adventure Documentary “Skate Hike” to both events and maybe another film, we’ll see what happens.

Tiki Bats “Like Before” live at the UAG in Albany, NY 8/10/13

So I just joined Tiki Bats (the noise rock, psyche grunge, brainchild of Asa Morris)
Check out the bandcamp and facebook pages for music/ downloads/ whatever:
http://www.tikibats.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/TikiBats

The new lineup is:
Vocals/ Bass – Asa Morris
Drums – Shane Sanchez
Guitar – Christopher Brown

We had our debut show as this lineup as part of farewell show for Girls of Porn and as a benefit for the drummer of Girls of Porn for unfortunate matters.

The full lineup was:
Scuz
Tiki Bats
Mallwalkers
Lester Mullhannan
Girls of Porn
and DJ PartyHorn mixing it up in between

the show ended like this
UAG destroyed

Here is the second installment of the “Just for Fun” footy. This is bonus and throwaway footage from the 2008 filming of my “Dirty Maneuver” skate part.

I love having all of this footage because it’s awesome to go back on and realize so much of these years are well documented. So many good times and moments captured to reflect on and feel nostalgic about.

Remember, skateboarding is fun. So here’s me having a great time and enjoying some of the less serious moments as well as the plenty of rad things that just couldn’t make the cut in the actual part. enjoy.

always, much love and thanks to everyone involved in this footage: from skating to filming to just hanging out and sharing life. all the credits are in the video. peace to dan levy.

crank
photo by me

Noise legend in his own right, as well as long-time experimental music and sound creator, often using his own homemade contact mics and contraptions, Crank Sturgeon did a performance art/ noise set at the Upstate Artsits Guild (UAG) in Albany, NY right before Halloween (10/30/12).

I was lucky enough to catch the first 7ish minutes of his set on tape but the whole thing was amazing to witness in person: super fun and super interesting.

check him out/ buy one of his mics or something: CrankSturgeon.com

kp
Photo by me.

Kite Person
Saratoga based band consisting of Michael (Rawhead, Rawstrumentals) and Greg (Firefighter Font, Ghoul Poon, Black Ships, My Owl) played their debut show at Fuzebox in Albany 12/20/12. I was there to film a few songs check em out!

“Know Yr Rites”

“Squadron Dogs”

“Hipster Fatigue”

These songs and more are from their debut EP “Tonight We Run” available at Saratoga based label
Sub Bobmin’ Records

A whole new batch of live videos from the end of last year into beginning of this one coming soon as i upload them…
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12/9/12 at Fuzebox in Albany, NY

Tiki Bats

“Kill Yourself”

1983 (Jason Cosco of The Grabass Cowboys)

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12/14/12 at Bailey’s in Saratoga, NY

Linear North

“Mountains”

“Been to the Deep”

Hand Habits

“Be Yr Man”

Party Boat

“One Got Fat”

“Salted Sea”

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12/21/12 at Fuzebox in Albany. NY

Kite Person

El Sphinx

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and a special new/ old/ rediscovered video of a Pre-Halloween show noise set by Ghoul Poon aka Shane Sanchez, Asa Morris, Christopher Brown, and John Gill at the UAG 10/28/11

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Also, working on a couple projects perhaps for this upcoming year including finishing the Sun Burdens video “Picture Masks,” putting together a version of the entire Dirty Maneuver skate movie for showing at a local gallery, and an unusual short film.

Rated gnaR Films presents Christopher Brown’s skate part from the film “Dirty Maneuver” which never saw a full/ finished DVD release but appears in many parts online (see dirty maneuver tab for all the skate parts and trailers).

After sitting on this footage for four years I finally got the motivation and determination to get it out there. Originally there was another whole year of footage to review, edit, and add in, but i decided to just make it 2008 only and save 2009 for perhaps another video in the future. While to me this skate part should probably be called “Sketchy Maneuver” haha it captures a prime skateboarding year for me when considering devotion, determination, fun, and accomplishments.

This footage was shot from Spring to Fall in 2008 in various location of upstate, NY, including:
Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Ballston Spa, Glens Falls, Schenectady, and Albany.

One of the interesting things about this video is the history and use of different spots. You can see old pieces of Saratoga that don’t exist anymore, or short lived spots in the process of construction. You can also see classic spots that have been skated many times before, and things/ places you have seen but wouldn’t have considered ‘made for skating.’ As a skater’s perspective it’s a cool trip down memory lane…we all miss the self serve.

Filmed mostly by Ryan Cambage and Casey Schultz, with additional filming by Tony Delessio, Daniel Levy and Zak Young.
Edited by me with music by Turbonegro. I originally wanted to skate to a Turbo song so inspired to still do so i choose “Into the Void” a bonus song off of their 2007 album Retox because it was fresh at that time in 2008 and a fun tune which like many of their other songs are quite fitting for skating i feel. Song courtesy of Cooking Vinyl Records and Kontor New Media.
Produced by Rated gnaR Films. Copyright 2012 Rated gnaR/ Bad Culture Films.

It is still in 2008 quality however because this footage was originally shot on miniDV, mostly with a fisheye lens which cut down some of the lighting and clarity, and was originally captured onto a PC with a consumer strength editing program. It was then outputted to 5 different files of “good takes” brought onto a mac and converted again to files that were mac compatible. Finally edited and outputted as a final quicktime file, haha what a process.

This video is dedicated to Daniel Levy, a fellow skater/ artist who’s no longer with us, who inspired us and pushed us to try harder and skate better. There were a lot of fun times and great memories, and it was during the filming of this video where I first met Dan. He is truly missed.

I am hoping/ planning on having a Dirty Maneuver showing at Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga featuring my part as well as Zak Young, Paul Decrescenzo, Casey Schultz and Daniel Levy. Date and everything to be determined.

There is also tons of bonus footage to be compiled into an edit or two later as well…
Thanks to everyone involved and thank you for watching!

Last month some awesome musicians and friends played a show at Design It Together in Troy, NY 10/19/12.
I was lucky enough to hang out and film with them. Here are a bunch of live footage from the show featuring Sun Burdens, Meagan Duffy (Hand Habits), Birthdays, Little Spoon, and Eternal Crimes (in order of who played).

Hand Habits Meg Duffy solo improv

Sun Burdens “vicious lie”

Birthdays “root chakra”

new song

Little Spoon “This Is How We Do It”

Eternal Crimes
Unfortunately my battery died during the Eternal Crimes set and I didn’t want to post an incomplete video, but it sounded good. Perhaps after their next show I will put something up.

check out my 518 Live Music YouTube for much more, and subscribe for the latest.

and also check out Lofi Kabuki Bandcamp for lots local music and free downloads!

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