Joint Raker II…RMF Records…Some Gigs…Trench Mouth

October is looking good. First…Joint Raker’s second record My Secret Safety Word Is… is getting sent off to the presses. Yes. We are printing physical copies. And…not only are we getting CDs made, we are releasing the CD on the new label that I am launching along with Dave Parmelee. We’re calling it RMF Records. The RMF concept goes back a ways. It all started back in 2000 with the idea of a baboon with a gas problem. We’ve grown a bit since then. The concept, to the extent that there is one, is to have an artist run label that releases limited editions of physical media while keeping digital content forever available. We are going to focus our attention on releasing music, made by our friends and ourselves, that other folks may not want to release. Look for a website soon. In the meantime, here is a draft of the logo:

RMF Logo with record



And here is a peek at the cover of My Secret Safety Word Is…

 safety word sample cover

Subfloor returns this month as well with a performance at Spectrum in NYC. This gig is part of an unofficial CMJ showcase. We’re on a sick bill featuring Jeremiah Cymerman, Kevin Hufnagel, and Cinema Cinema with Matt Darriau. More details about the event can be found here:

The day after the Subfloor gig I get to do some recording with two of my favorite saxophone players, Andy Allen and Fausto Sierakowski, along with Dave Parmelee on drums. We’ll be recording a piece I wrote earlier in the year for our band Trench Mouth. Its about cured meat.

October is rounded out by a gig with another group that convened earlier this year…The Twisted Nerves. We’ll be playing at Neverending Books on 10/25 on a bill with Valerie Kuehne.  The Twisted Nerves play original music inspired by Bernard Herrmann and features Adam Matlock on accordion, Nathan Friedman on clarinet, Michael Paolucci on drums and myself on guitar.