While I'm supplying lost music from Siblingshot On the Bleachers, you might be interested in the literary endeavors that Ian Begg (IB) was working on as he was away from the musicblog world.

His first release is A Reign on Chimney Poets: Meditations On & Off the Bleachers. His second release is Safe as MILF: Selected Poems - Missives On & Off the Bleachers. A third release is in the works, Piggies: A Novel - Off the Bleachers.

The first two are available from SibLINGSHOT PRESS LTD. & can be purchased online through Amazon, Waterstones in the UK & AbeBooks in the US or other retail outlets. The easiest way to get a copy is to simply leave a comment at https://siblingshot.wordpress.com/ to secure your signed & personalised softcover copy direct from the author, subject to availability. & as a favor to Frenz of NSS, the first person to order either book can get a free copy of either book just by mentioning that you heard about it here. Limit 1 (one) copy to the first person who buys either book.

13 June 2024

Musick that Needed Work - P: Plankton Wat


Portland, OR musician, Eternal Tapestry guitarist Dewey Mahood is Plankton Wat. His first album was 2002s Interstellar Sounds Of. Thus the world's introduction to the experimental space rock of Mahood's home recording project. Plankton Wat music is ethereal yet grounded rhythmic grooves that blend the cosmic & the earthly in perfect harmony. 


Mahood began playing the bass in the Chico, California punk band Empty Offer in 1987. He soon switched to guitar & played in numerous psychedelic, grunge, or free improv bands. He moved to Seattle at the end of the 80s, then settled in Portland in 1992. There he formed the post-punk band Elephant Factory with Larry Crane of Tape Op magazine. He formed the free jazz-influenced Cosmos Group in 2000, then in 2002 he started his solo home recording project Plankton Wat. The name is a tribute to Krautrock producer Conny Plank & bassist Mike Watt. 


Plankton Wat - Drifter's Temple, Thrill Jockey 344, 2013.
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Toward the Golden City
Changing Winds
Klamath at Dusk
Empire Mines
Hash Smuggler's Blues
Dance of Lumeria
Western Lament
Bread of Dreams
Siskiyou Caverns

This P's for U,


  1. Drifter’s Temple

  2. With a mashup nom de plume of Connie Plank & Mike Watt I guess I'm going to have to give this a go -- thanks N0!