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thanks to everyone who participated!

February 19, 2009

Six months ago we played this video (from 5 years prior) at the memorial:


music wakes

March 14, 2008

123-2366_crop.jpgmemorial shows are being planned…

  • UPDATE: Sacramento, CA, show is being rescheduled. For more info, email Joshua: thetravelingchef at  New date, more info TBA as plans are made.
  • Oakland CA, Saturday, April 12th, 2008, at Rock Paper Scissors, 2278 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 94612. this is being organized by Priya. if you use myspace: Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa; or
  • Seattle, Sunday, May 4th, 2008 (Michael’s birthday) 8pm, free?, at The Anne Bonny, 1355 E Olive Way, Seattle 98122. with Memes, Chaostic Magic (Eric & Corey), Adam Griffen, and many(?) more…
  • Bellingham, tba

let us know so we can post them here.

noggin big band

February 13, 2008


the long lost noggin big band CD will be out this summer!

track up on cedarville archive: the problem of leaking condominiums has reached epic proportions  

artistery, portland

February 10, 2008

I’m sorry I missed you all… my failure to plan for bad Friday night traffic.  Hope to see you in future. Below is Eric’s account of the night.


The show was a great experience for everyone.  Arrington, Paul Hoskin and Kelvin Pittman opened with a horn trio.  Then there was a trio of Kelvin, Mark Kaylor, and this guy on amplified standup bass named Gregg Skloff that I had never met before who handed me a CD he titled “Threnody for Michael Griffen.”  Apparently he had seen us many times in Olympia.  Gabe from Yellow Swans did a piece which he opened with a monologue – which was actually sweet and should have been recorded, and also got people comfy with talking later.  I get fuzzy on the exacts of what followed from there, but Lars’ group played and Doug Theriault played.  Alex, from “keep your eyes peeled” played.  At some point I showed films by Danielle, Tyson, me and Terry, which were all well received and gave people another perspective on Michael.  Then there was a big jam with just about everyone that somehow didn’t go on way too long, and also had everyone end together!  Then Corey and I did the live soundtrack with amplified guitar and violin to Terry and Michael’s burned slides.  This went over really well – and even made me feel the way I felt when noggin played in the beginning with my ears being blistered and all sweaty crazy and all that stuff… and I think Corey and I will do it much more in the future.


Michael Griffen 1936-2008

January 19, 2008


119-1914_crop.jpg  gathering thoughts:

Troy Date- including MP3s of Quisp, in which Michael played drums.

Eric Ostrowski’s myspace blog

Corey’s myspace blog

Jordan Rain’s myspace blog

Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa’s myspace blog

behead the prophet nlsl myspace blog by jordan


Six Organs of Admittance

To Live And Shave In LA blog entry by Robert and Priya

Dead Air Fresheners myspace blog

Tina’s myspace blog

The Stranger’s Music Blog

10 Things Zine

George Chen on MOG

The Corner Pocket message board

Inventories of Limbo

your heart breaks myspace blog

the touring vegan chef

stereogum: The Outsiders by Brandon


Eat the Oatmeal by Skye

Aerick Duckhugger

Bellingham Herald obituary by Aral