Dig Up The Roots was a radio show on KFAI from 2004 – 2010 in MPLS, MN. The name references research and discovery. Finding the roots of roots music and the process that leads to something unexpected and wonderful. It has nothing to do with gardening. The show jumped around in the nether regions of recorded audio history – roots music. On this blog are copies of old shows you can listen to, playlists, and other assorted things.

The blog Rimes of the Ancient Mix Master is for the more experimental radio, performance video and the sound collage parts of my recorded history. A few interviews, some general noise making and the machines that allow me to do these things. There are also links to a 29-episode series of 1-hour podcasts from my late 1980’s radio program, Technological Retreat.

Frames and Grooves is the name that we use when doing live Audio-Video shows. She does Video mixing and presentation (the Frames portion) and I DJ (providing the Grooves).

I work as a gardener in the nations, second-oldest public rose garden which was founded in 1908, but I haven’t worked there that long. Game of Thorns is my blog about the seedier nature of roses and the beauty that lies underneath.

Years ago I began an artistic – creative timeline as an exercise for part of a larger project. Similar to a resume, it was intended to help us realize other parts of ourselves that we might not consider as valid or professional as academic and career accomplishments. I present mine here as a way to highlight the different on-line media links of interviews, performances, videos and events that I am in or have made.

1979 – PresentWriting & collage
1981 – 84Course work in Architecture, Montana State U, Bozeman, MT
1982 – 84KGLT – DJ – College radio, Montana State U, Bozeman, MT
1985 – PrKFAI – DJ, training, programming, BOD, Mpls, MN
1985 – 89Technological Retreat radio program, KFAI, Mpls, MN
1985 – 88Sound Mobile  – “Like a wind chime you could walk through”
1986 – 89Rifle Sport Alternative Arts – Contributing artist
Two Guys from Montana – Performance group
Small Press publications & Poetry Readings
Event DJ & Noisy Performances
1989NEA – Studio access grant – Aunt Mary’s Pies
1990 & 92Children born, not doing much else for next six years
1990 – 94Musica Mundana radio program, KFAI, MPLS
1994 – 96KDMA – DJ, Montevideo, MN
1997 – 99AA in Multimedia & Web Design, Ai International, Mpls, MN
1998Rifle Sport retrospect show at Intermedia Arts
1998Noise Spectrum show at Walker Art Center
1998 – 00Scorched Ear radio interview
2001 – 03Pavek Museum of Broadcasting – Museum tour guide
2002 – 12Rimes of the Ancient Mix Master performances
2003 – 07Heliotrope music festival, various venues
2004 – 10Dig up the Roots radio program, KFAI, MPLS
2005 – 14AV / IT supervisor at UMN law school
2005Technological Retreat CD released by Innova
2006Walker Art Center DJ for Artists on Picasso: Then and Now 
2007Radio & print interview on Some Assembly Required
2008U MN Spark Electronic Music Festival participant
2008Home Taping is Killing Music Cassette released by GoJohnnyGo
2009First Annual 78 RPM Summit
2009 – 11Carr-Tunes at the Suburban World
2010Second Annual 78 RPM Summit
2011Documentary about Bryon Gysin’s Dreamachine
2012Radio documentary featuring 78 RPM DJs by Todd Melby
2012Live from Studio 5 radio interview
2012 – 15Ukulele Alley Cartoon Extravagonzo at Bryant Lake Bowl.
Monthly family friendly musical variety show performances
2013 – PrFrames & Grooves AV Multi-media presentations
2015 – 18KRSM – Podcast recording & production Mpls, MN
2017Leigh Kamman Legacy Project
2017 – PrSeasonal gardener, Mpls parks
2020Creation By Sound: Art Inspired By Music – Vine Arts Center
2020Arcane Radio Trivia interview
2021Produced 29, 1-hour podcast episodes of Technological Retreat

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