Flamenco and Flamenco Fusion
My Flamenco, and Flamenco Fusion
No Se Baila (Esta Rumba)
"Journey to Santa Fe: An American Odyssey"
-My next ouvre . It is a Music Drama based on my adventures on the way, and in, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"La Mora"was the theme songI was composing along my cross-country motorcycle trip- Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Santa Fe. At the time I was listening to Industrial and starting to learn Flamenco.
"Gothic Anthem" a piece I had been working on before I began my Journey to Santa Fe. It was the second recording I made there after "La Mora"
Moi, on the way out of Atlanta with Oliver- the beginning of "Journey to Santa Fe; An American Odyssey".
LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY
PsychoActive8- a Rap/Metal band ahead of its time (circa 1988-1991)
Oliver and Andy, the front men of PsychoActive8. Oliver was the main rapper, and Andy rapped and beat-boxed.
Yours truly, wrote most of the music.
(story coming soon)
Cem Özkan, from Istanbul, Turkey, was a fellow marauder. He helped arrange, record, and came up with several of the themes....he was , and is still, a great friend!
In Istanbul he is a well-known singer, composer, and producer
His Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cem.ozkan.509
Dies Irae, The Rakes, and Poison (not that other band) spanned from late 70's to mid 80's.
Drummers came and went, but the core remained:
Moi, Gerard- lead vocals and guitar
Paul- Keyboards and vocals
John Mark- bass
The three of us met at the University of Georgia music school. A lot of stories, for another time.
The Early Atlanta Years
Being in a Rock Band is like being part of a Viking raiding party- always in search of inspiration, plunder and booty. It never get's old. Unfortunately, we do.
The photo above is a recent John Mark, still playing the bass in the Atlanta area under the name of "Cousin Chickens" (He has a Face Book page). In the Poison Photo above, he's the second from the left- with the smirk on his face