About

I celebrate my birthday on or about Thanksgiving each year. In 2010, I turned fifty-six. Yes, I remember the days when dinosaurs ruled the earth. I was born in Southern California, but, as an Army-brat, I got to live in all four corners of the US as well as several cities and towns in Germany. I attended thirteen different schools from 1st grade through 12th, and my senior year was the only one that started and ended in the same school.

After leaving home at seventeen, I dabbled at being a university student – good times, not so good grades, spent three years in the Air Force, lived and studied in Denmark, and, just before settling in Portland, lived and worked in Wales and England.

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15 Responses to About

  1. John says:

    Hi,

    Just wanted to say thanks for a brilliant website. I live in England, not far from the original home towns of Slowdive, Ride etc and have been a massive fan of shoegazing from the begining. I probably saw Slowdive around 20 times and Ride more like 30 in the heyday of showgazing. I have a huge collection of showgazing music, right upto more modern bands (some of them on your excellent Vibrato compliations) and I’m at the early stages of writing a book about the history of the genre.

    Its people like you that keep this music alive and I’ve discovered some bands I hadnt heard of through your website.

    So thanks and keep up the good work.

    John

    • NWshoegazer says:

      Thank you, John, for taking the time to let me know that you have enjoyed reading the blog and listening to the music. I think I would very much enjoy hearing some of your recollections of the original Shoegaze scene.

  2. Hello,
    I couldn’t find another way to contact you. I’ve read your blog and really liked the work you put into it. I’m a big music fan and wanted to start my own music blog. And since I’m french it would be in french. But i haven’t found bands willing to be interview by a non existing blog yet. I was wondering if you would allow me to translate some of your interviews in my native language for the french people to enjoy. and help me starting my blog. I wuld give you al credis and put links to your original work. I would do it for passion.

    Also, I love The great Wilderness.

  3. rarefaction says:

    wanted to send you some links & tour dates, but I see no contact info…? thx

  4. Joe Groves says:

    Hey there,
    I’m a UK based shoegaze fan wishing to submit some music to your fine blog for listening/possible writing about (providing, of course, you deem it acceptable!) and I was wondering what the best way would be to get some music in your hands/ears ?

    Cheers, joe x

  5. Really great blog. Your site has opened me up to lots of new bands.

  6. Kurt Randall Kraemer says:

    56……not a bad age……I hit 55 myself in 2013, and then had massive cardiac arrest on Labor Day…6 days in a coma, 4 weeks in a hospital, and a new pacemaker…..but I survived.
    Starting following Bandcamp…..and then you this month. Great taste in music;signed up for your blog….looks like you’ve been quiet awhile. You never know why things happen; but there is a purpose. WE are survivors and our mission is clear. Music is getting better these days. Artists have more creative control and they need the support of new listeners. Please continue to educate the masses. You know where I can be found.

    Agent K-Bandcamp

  7. Jeremy Diaz says:

    Sweet page! Here’s a link to my music. It came out this past July and I am currently recording the next one. You can listen for free. I hope you like it. Cheers!

    http://chicon.bandcamp.com

  8. Allan Glass says:

    Hi! very cool page! We are Allan Glass, a weird and (un)happy duo from Italy. We hope you like our music:http://allanglass.bandcamp.com/album/magikarp

    Candys!

  9. Hello,

    Enjoy your blog very much. So nice to see support out there for Shoegaze and Dream Pop bands.
    My band “Makaras Pen” has been at it for quite a few years having released our 3rd release still doing what we love. Thought you might enjoy.
    Keep up the good work. Let me know if might like any mp3’s sent to you..

    Here are a couple links to a couple of our new videos:


    https://www.facebook.com/makaraspen
    http://www.projekt.com/store/product/arc00105/
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/journeys-to-the-end-ep/id809105009

  10. Alex says:

    Hey we are from Perth, Australia. Love your page and what you’re about. You can hear us here
    http://hyla.bandcamp.com/

    regards, Alex

  11. Kim Field says:

    Hello there!

    I couldn’t find an e-mail contact for you so please forgive this as a comment. We are a shoegaze/dreampop/psych band from PA on Graveface Records. We have a tour coming up I though you might be interested in. We’ll be playing Doug Fir in Portalnd & Neumos in Seattle…. Please find below all tour dates and a video. Thanks for your time and for perpetuating the scene!

    Kim
    The Stargazer Lilies

  12. Omar says:

    Fantastic blog! As a shoegazer who is new to the PNW, this is a great guide! Also, if you’re ever interested in featuring my music, now that I’m settled in Seattle via Chicago, feel free to check me out at charlatansounds.com or charlatansounds.bandcamp.com

    Cheers!

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