Tiltwheel (i am davey i do lots of dumb stuff.)
1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2019? (In order 1-5)
My top five albums...I dont think I had 5 top albums. I an't rank anything because my emotional responses to stimulation happens in the moment and are determined by moods, settings and gd distractions. BUT as of this writing there are 5 records that have made an impact on me this year that I can recall in my current state.
Most listened to is def EVENING STANDARD's World's End. It is a perfect record at any time.
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS' Be Good is a re-imagining of the band. There was a point where I'd question the band's validity: "You can't get paid a couple thousand a show and still complain about twentystuff but this one...this one is real and it holds as much hurt as harmony in its groove(s).
LIZZO Cuz I Love You is all over the map musically and I love it! She oversaturated very quickly which will mean an early career demise. Still that album...
Even tho the HIDDEN SPOTS' New Me/New You record was recorded 9 years ago it finally came out this year and yes its one of the best punk records ever released.
Two records that easliy became faves upon release but are too new to have lived alongside are UPSET, Lauren Freeman's songs are always magic!) and the new MICHAEL MONROE record, which is fantastic and I hope to see a tour with BACKYARD BABIES (whose January-released Silver and Gold LP is amazing!), BLACK STAR RIDERS and MICHAEL MONROE in 2020.
2. What band did you discover in 2019 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
I found 2 surprising re-discoveries in 2019: JAWBOX and JULIANA HATFIELD THREE.
Yeah, I finally caught up to the real meat contained within. It took that Fest Jawbox show to see what they were like when they open up the windows and start mooning everyone. I rediscovered the JH3 after having a bad reaction to The Police covers record she did. The Police with a drum machine? No. So I went back in time and BOOM there she was. I would love to do a JH3 cover set next Fest because it would be challenging AF for me.
3. How will you remember 2019? (In terms of music)
2019 I was mostly a listener. As in 2018, depression and pain made sure I couldn't see bands but I forced myself out when I could. I did spend a lot of time recording stuff and mixing music. I spent 6 days a week at the record shop and still didnt learn anything about music or running a record shop. We had some amazing bands come through AALVARET, SHIT, FOOTBALL ETC.
As a person who plays musi, I had a great year and have been re-teaching myself guitar and hopefully I'll get more drumming time in. Believe it or not, playing drums keeps the pain at bay for hours, days sometimes. I joined a new band, got to play a few touring shows with CITY MOUSE and TOO MANY DAVES and filled in on bass for DIRECT HIT, which I really enjoyed!!! INTERNATIONAL DIPSHIT officially parted ways in every way imaginable -- which is a shame. TILTWHEEL put out 3 new songs on a 25-edition lathe cut record.
4. What can we look forward to from you in 2020?
As every year, I hope Tiltwheel gets to finish up enough songs for a record. If we practice, it will happen.
I joined a band called DFMK from Tijuana, MX and on Wednesadays I go down to Mexico to practice. We are writing songs and plan on a few releases during the year.
I'm gonna bug Miski to let me work on CITY MOUSE stuff.
I've got a TOO MANY DAVES 7" in me and I've been on the search for a non binary humyn to continue doing INTERNATIONAL DIPSHIT stuff, which I feel weird about, but id rather feel weird than not have this form of communication.
SANTA ANA KNIGHTS are dealing with health issues but we do play a lot and plan to record another 7" this year.
5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2020?
I just hope I get to see EVENING STANDARD in 2020.
6. What is your favorite way to pass time while on tour? Any apps, podcasts, etc you're into?
I pass the time all the time by looking at porn. Porn, for me, is defined as music gear and schematics.
Tiltwheel at The Fest 18. Photo by Loren Green.