Quick post today, teaching and exhibit schedules are pressing. Speaking of, feel free to RSVP to my show, which opens April 4th, 5-7 PM in Crested Butte.

Some of my earliest additions to the mix are from my early days of discovering music while making art with my arty friends. The weirder, the better in most cases. This was in the early 90s, and while grunge and alternative were happening, there was also lots of experimentation and oddity in music that we were especially attracted to.  Mr Bungle, Butthole Surfers, Soul Coughing, to name a few. One friend in particular listened to the oddest of the odd while we painted together.

This week’s selection branched away from one of those weird but formative bands and popped up randomly today. The three members formed one of the oddest supergroups I’ve ever heard. And I’m not just talking about the music; the three members couldn’t be more different when you consider where they each originated.

One started one of the biggest pop bands of the 80s, another from a seminal jam band, and the last one of those weird bands from the early 90s I loved. Each band is as different as they could be. But apparently, two met at a Jazz fest and agreed the third was a hero of theirs. I speak of Les Claypool from Primus and Trey Anastasio from Phish, who were both huge fans of Stewart Copeland of the Police. They formed Oysterhead for a one-off performance that turned into frequent touring and an awesome album.

I know, right? But the band they formed became another odd favorite of mine; I just love it when they come up on the mix.