Mon, 12/30 GRIFF BEAR IS ON HIATUS
Might As Well - Bahttsi
3/15 St. Patrick's Day Weekend 2013
Bahttsi is short for Goombahttsi, but the "Goom" is silent.
Click here to hear Bahttsi Music
Drums = Strawdog Burdon; purveyor of many musical absurdities, who in this
group focuses on ideas somewhere between outright pounding/bashing and free
(soft) jazz. This is a complicated person with highly developed cribbage
skills and a penchant for small rubber snakes. He can play anything, but
proceed with caution.
Bass = Tantor; plays mostly by feeling around on the neck in the amazing
raking technique. The tallest member of this group or any group. Excellent
at imitating both drunkeness and sobriety, sometimes simultaneously.
Influences include Merv Rosell, Styles Bitchly and Jackie Treehorn. Ank Tantor!
Fiddle/Mandolin/Guitar = Griff Bear; a cross between finely honed classical
skills and sleep-deprivation induced sonic freakouts which must be
seen/heard to be believed. Able to take it farther/higher/faster than you
think at first, and also capable of getting my wife's goat faster than even
me. Ideology unknown, but somewhere between Christian fundamentalism and
Bhuddist punk rock.
Guitar/Trombone = ZRqXYZXC*4.2; Dedicated servant of aural obscurities on
the world's sexiest instrument. Influenced by everything, ZRqXYZXC*4.2
claims both a penchant for countrified weirdness as well as a "tiny bit of a
drug problem." Able to balance the driving needs for both extreme musical
exploration and a search for the Invisible Army of the USA.
Mandocello/Bizouki/Cittern/What is that thing? = Marc van Vizzle in the
Hizzle; beeps, blurps, and screeches permeated by a weird innate sense of
rhythm, and an attitude towards vocals best described as "freestyling." This
former mayor of Kelso is the glue which holds the band together, and is a
sought-after motivational speaker as well. One love, ya'll.
Guitars (laying down, standing, sitting, and double reverse piking) = Dylan-Thomas Vance; The newest member of the band is in fact a total nut. He passed through the probationary period in record time, in part because absane debauchery follows wherever he goes. (We like that in a pledge.) In addition to the never ending party scene hoopla, he has many guitars, and is an expert at making them go zing zip boing boing zing zip boing. Before we even knew what was happening, Dylan single-handedly resuscitated the band from perma-hibernation stasis pod mode, and also invented the genre known the world over as Bawk Rawk (tm). He can sing both soft and loud, and has a Ph D in Chasing the Squirrel. SOY NYSE.
Expectations of pay include basically making a lot of money, or at least some money, and/or making no money whatsoever. (Preferably none of the above.)
The expectations, however, contain the hidden flaw that they are based on (or in) the somewhat outdated concept of linear time. (i.e. a service of some sort, followed by some vague type of payment or satisfaction.) As usual, the truth lies hidden in the rumors. Suffice it to say that collectively, we scream out loud at the ubiquitous oppression represented by capitalism and the trappings of the so-called "free" market. More on this topic is available for your next event, either in booth form (with attendant) or in easy to distribute booklets, made from recycled paper and printed in friendly earth tones.
What has Bahttsi Been Up To?
Matt has been working in Viet Nam with Uncle Jack and the Rigli people.
Greg has been trapped at the PDX airport and detained indefinitely in
the Round Room.
Marc has been traveling cross-country in search of the perfect Mung
Mark has been sucking 20 year old scotch from a rag he keeps in his
Griff has been raising all varieties of chickens and has several prize
Dylan is asserting wireless mind control over the planet, one stereo at a time.
So, what else have you been up to?
You can check out a bunch of Bahttsi music here (Bahttsi Music), as well as music from Griff Bear's other projects on the Listen to Music Page