Wednesday, March 03, 2010

On Hiatus has been tight, I haven't been getting out much and my gear hasn't been getting the use it deserves. So I had to sell off a few pieces of equipment to fund my next adventure. Back to the drawing board I suppose. I kept the meat of my recording equipment, so perhaps in the years to come I'll re-invest and be out there capturing the sounds once again.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ready For Change!

The Wintertime Blues are almost over!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Limited Time Offer!

Put Archivist Records on your guest list, buy him a couple beers and shake his hand in exchange for a recording of your next upcoming live show. (limited to the local Detroit area only) I'd say that's a good deal...wouldn't you? Contact me now for more details.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Wandering Down the Backstreets of the World

I have been on a little hiatus, but if you are looking to document an upcoming performance in the Metro Detroit area, please feel free to contact me at
Rates are very affordable and I am open to reasonable suggetions.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Dutch Pink

Without trying to compare, yet hearing the many influences within their surrounding sound, if you took the simplicity of Buddy Holly, the sincerity of Bob Dylan, the cleverness and strangness of Modest Mouse, and the soothing sounds of Tom Waits (just to name a few) would have what is known as Dutch Pink.

At the time, I was unaware of what to expect but with a name like Dutch Pink (which stems from lyrics in two different Tom Waits songs), I was also intrigued. The atmosphere and the unknown quickly drew my attention as the opening notes rang out. I was immediatly enthralled by the facial expressions and stage presence of the fearless leader, as the band commanded through like a thunder storm lighting up the midnight sky. The music drew me in, but the aura and the energy kept me wide eyed.

I have had the pleasure of experiencing this amazing band twice now, and I highly recommend that if the opportunity arises, do not pass it up. Dutch Pink is a force and a breath of fresh air for the Detroit music scene. The music is raw, true, honest and real, and these boys are ready to rock.


Saturday, April 29, 2006

Thank you!

Well...I have been pretty busy editing a few of my recent recordings and have had little time to update this blog, for which I apologize. I have however been getting some good response from everyone involved so far and I am looking forward to building this into something that I have dreamed about for a long time. Thanks to all of you that I have crossed paths with so far and to the people who have contacted me with interest in this project. It means a lot to me and I appreciate it very much.

I will be working on some more reviews of recent recordings and will post them soon.

I have posted a couple songs on my Myspace account and will be working on changing, rotating and adding new ones in the near future.

Thanks again!


Sunday, March 26, 2006

Animal Chinz

The up and coming local "band that can" played a great show at the Magic Bag on Friday, March 24. I had run into Zach and Mark of the band earlier in the week and talked about coming to see them and possibly recording the show. They were very excited about this idea and offered to put me on the guest list. Now, I am not trying to be biased because I know the band, but I honestly think that it will only be a matter of time before more people - or shall I say 'new fans' - are talking about this band. I was at the Magic Bag hanging back and mostly people watching, but also taking in the scene. It was a cold and snowy night, and I often found myself peering out the front doors out onto Woodward and watching the clean white snow slowly build up on the median as the passing cars broke into the white night on the black pavement. Although I was listening to the other bands that played throughout the night, I was eagerly awaiting who I had come to see. I had only seen the Animal Chinz one other time, which was for their original cd release party at the Magic Stick back in November 2005 (the Magic Bag decided to call this the bands cd release party to draw more attention to their venue). I remember being impressed, but the next few months had brought change in my life and I hadn't had a chance to see them again until now. So, needless to say I was anticipating their performance. When it was finally time and they prepared to take the stage, I made my way up to the soundboard to make any needed adjustments and get ready to document the presentation.

The lights went down, the band was introduced and the recording was under way. The band opened with Toon Inn, which is the first track on the new album, "The Real Lesson". The setlist was followed with:
Ninth Floor
My, Have You Grown?
Plans Have Changed
Crawl Across The Sky
Noon Tides
Baby Girl
Self Reliance
Upstream Aquatic Excercises
Nothings For Sure
It's No Matter
Opposite Ends
Israel, Palestine

I packed up my gear and walked out into the snowy night feeling positive that this band has good things coming it's way.

I would like to thank the Animal Chinz for this experience and I would suggest that you head on over to their site and check for their upcoming shows, and while you're there why not pick up "The Real Lesson"? You won't regret it.


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

We have ignition!

Archivist Records is a project started with a passion for my love of music. Although I do enjoy studio recordings, there is something about a live show that adds another aspect to the music. It's rehearsed, but more carefree in the sense that there really is only one take. It's raw and emotional. In the words of one of my inspirations: The band seems to say "With the lights out, it's less dangerous." While the audience chants, "Here we are now, entertain us."

Peace and light,
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