Monday, October 20, 2008
HERE COMES A. BOGS!!!!
A. Bogs a friend, an artist, a musician, and a brother. We painted Jody Sunshine's apartment in the summer of 95. We listened to the Beatles while we painted white walls and ate stale sandwiches till late in the night. A month went by and the work was finished; we parted ways not knowing that 3 years later we'd be reunited and play music that neither of us even dreamed of.
One day cleaning out my phone book, I discovered his number and gave him a call. Little did we know that we were neighbors living only a few blocks away from each other and were both making music. We got together to break bread and recorded music the first day we reunited. Ever since then A. Bogs and I have collaborated in music and shared life's joys and sadness.
Over the years we've played many shows under the name Swampbelly and then Bogs Visionary Orchestra, and also recorded several albums. A. Bogs enchanting music embraces hillbilly roots, Allen Ginsberg wit, mountain banjo twang, and humanitarian/political/apocalyptical and sometimes humorous lyrics. A. Bogs latest album Maladroits Union was a blast to record and holds some inspirational tunes and some very interesting instrumentals which did not exist in the earlier albums. Soon to be released, is yet another masterpiece by our junkyard, indie rocker that Im sure will inspire great things among mankind. Stay tuned for A. Bogs!
Ive uploaded "Down the Road", one of our first songs recorded. I'm playing a reverb drenched electric guitar. Maybe a little too drenched. :)