Archive for January, 2009

Mark Holbrook: High Flying Man

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

This is a self-interview created by Mark Holbrook for the Macjammers Blog (an alternative MJ blog he started while I was on Rain Bather hiatus). Upon his request, I am going to transfer his interviews into the main blog’s Artist Spotlight over the next few weeks. Thank you, Mark, for filling the void so well. For comments attached to the original blog, please go here.

As Tobin once did… This will be an interview with myself.

Tell us about yourself:

My name is Mark Holbrook. I post on MacJams under the user name MarkHolbrook. I chose to use my real name rather than an alias on MacJams because I find aliases confusing. I want to call people by their first name (once I get to know them) but with an alias hiding the information it is tough sometimes to remember who is who. I have nothing to hide so I use my name directly. (more…)

Lucky Ghost: “Network Stars”

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Luck Ghost cover

LUCKY GHOST: Network Stars (by Seth Berkowitz, a.k.a. Aaron Hill)
2008/ CDBaby
11 tracks / 58:44 minutes

Lucky Ghost is the brainchild of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Seth Berkowitz, formerly of Aaron Hill & The Crimson Guard, Conquistador, and Skabba the Hut. Synthesizing influences from ’80′s pop, ’70′s prog and modern indie rock, Lucky Ghost emerges with a crisp sound, laden with hooks, melody, and strong arrangements. (more…)

Bob Prince: guitapick gits a pick

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Bob Prince, a/k/a guitapick, has been a member of Macjams since January 18, 2007, although, to me, it seems longer, since his friendly way and neighborly manner (he lives not far from me) is timeless. As is his guitar playing and sense of grace. I also got a kick out of his monicker and asked where it came from…

That’s a good starting point and I’ll be happy to answer:

The true origin of my august namesake: “git a pick” – as in: “I’m gonna git a pick so we can jam”. With the accent on the “pick” or the “git”. I threw in the “u” because that’s what I’m picking… (more…)