Monday, July 7, 2014

Bookmarks for days



I haven't been updating the blog much these days, realizing it's impossible to keep up with social media.  I'm now actively using (with the help of my new iPhone) facebook, twitter, instagram, this blog, bandcamp, cdbaby, reddit, talkbass, youtube, soundcloud, and probably more that I'm forgetting about right now, to try and promote my music and get my ideas out there.  I'm torn between keeping up this charade of diving into the internet feet first in helping hustle for gigs, for work, and for simply wanting to archive my music as best as I can.  It's too much to keep track of, and too many hours in the day lost to this rat race!  Whew, it's enough to make you want to live off the grid!

Recently in the last 6-8 months my computer bookmarks are piling up with things to check out down the road, so I'll try and go ahead and list off them here, so I can come back to them, and who knows, you the reader may find these interesting as well!

Jack Wright Essays  Saxophonist Jack Wright Essays on music, art, life, and more!

Codex Seraphinianus  Wiki article on this amazing coded piece, so far undeciphered.

Cheap Eye Glasses  This is a great company that sells cheap frames/lens, need some new specs.

Tim Berne, David Torn and Ches Smith Video  This is a show from the Walnut Room in Denver I was at, one of the best I've seen in years, and the audio/video is very high quality.

Christian Wolff Lecture I haven't watched this yet, but the only other lecture I found by Wolff is in German, so I'm glad this one is in English.

Matt Smiley July Update


Hello all!
Welcome again to the email list for bassist/composer Matt Smiley!  Listed below are all of my gigs for the month of July, including multiple performances at Ace Gillett’s, John Galt Coffee in Greeley and at the Garden’s at Spring Creek.

The special events to be on the lookout for are my performance of Treatise in Greeley on Thursday July 10th at the John Galt Coffee Shop at 7:30pm.  I have an 11 piece ensemble premi√®ring an original composition of mine that I wrote 5 years ago.  There will be a projection of the score playing in real time with the music, as well as free food and drink! 

Also I will be performing as part of the Garden’s at the Spring Creek Concert series with the great Kelsey Shiba performing all music by Cole Porter, Sunday evening July 20th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  For more information check out their website: http://www.fcgov.com/gardens/programsspecial-events/special-events/music-in-the-gardens
   
Thanks for listening and for your support!
Matt Smiley



MATT SMILEY’S JULY 2014 GIG CALENDAR

Sunday July 6th – Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 7pm-11pm – Amanda Riggers on vocals/piano and Matt Smiley on bass

Wednesday July 9th – Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 7pm-11pm – Amanda Riggers on vocals/piano and Matt Smiley on bass

Thursday July 10th – TREATISE in Greeley at John Galt Coffee (709 16th st) at 7:30pm - Matt Smiley (bass, electronics), Nathan Ahlers (guitar, electronics), Kristen Dye (flute), Aimee Niemann (violin), Michael Schreier (keyboard), Tom Amend (keyboard),
Shilo Stroman (vibes/percussion),
Mike Gersten (clarinet),
Rob Borger (trombone), Jenna Hunt (harp) and Kenyon Brenner (sax/ewi)

Friday July 11th  – Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 8pm-midnight – Subterranean Jazz Quartet featuring Annie Booth on piano, John Olson on drums, Josh Reed on trumpet and Matt Smiley on bass

Saturday July 12th  - Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 8pm-midnight – Subterranean Jazz Quartet featuring Ben Markley on piano, John Olson on drums, Josh Quinlan on saxophone and Matt Smiley on bass

Sunday July 13th – Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 7pm-11pm – Annie Booth on piano and Matt Smiley on bass

Wednesday July 16th – Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 7pm-11pm – Kelsey Shiba on vocals/piano and Matt Smiley on bass

Thursday July 17th  - Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 8pm-midnight – Subterranean Jazz Quartet featuring Ben Markley on piano, John Olson on drums, Andrew Vogt on saxophones and Matt Smiley on bass

Friday July 18th  – Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 8pm-midnight – Subterranean Jazz Quartet featuring Annie Booth on piano, John Olson on drums, Ryan Fourt on guitar and Matt Smiley on bass

Saturday July 19th – Performing at a private wedding

Sunday July 20th – Gardens at the Spring Creek in Fort Collins 6pm-8pm – Matt Smiley Quintet plays the music of Cole Porter – Kelsey Shiba on keyboards and vocals, Josh Reed on trumpet, Ryan Fourt on guitar, Shilo Stroman on drums, and Matt Smiley on bass

Wednesday July 23rd  – Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 7pm-11pm – Kelsey Shiba on vocals/piano and Matt Smiley on bass

Thursday July 24th   - Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 8pm-midnight – Subterranean Jazz Quartet featuring Ben Markley on piano, John Olson on drums, Andrew Vogt on saxophones and Matt Smiley on bass

Friday July 25th   – Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 8pm-midnight – Subterranean Jazz Quartet featuring Annie Booth on piano, John Olson on drums, Alex Weitz on saxophone and Matt Smiley on bass

Saturday July 26th  - Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 8pm-midnight – Subterranean Jazz Quartet featuring Ben Markley on piano, John Olson on drums, Wil Swindler on saxophone and Matt Smiley on bass

Sunday July 27th  – Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 7pm-11pm – Amanda Riggers on vocals/piano and Matt Smiley on bass

Wednesday July 30th   – Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 7pm-11pm – Kelsey Shiba on vocals/piano and Matt Smiley on bass

Thursday July 31st    - Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins 8pm-midnight – Subterranean Jazz Quartet featuring Ben Markley on piano, John Olson on drums, Andrew Vogt on saxophones and Matt Smiley on bass