Originally published on 60x365.com on September 22, 2007:
One musician who had a tremendous influence on my early work is Spike Jones (not to be confused with the director, Spike Jonze). If you don't know it, his music is a zany cacophony of cowbells, gunshots, hot jazz, vocal effects and more. Its humorous energy is what attracts me to this music, and is something I try to emulate in my own music from time to time.
Today's piece revisit's a typical Spike Jones gag in a straightforward collage. Stay tuned for tomorrow's piece, which will further develop Spike's samples.