MP3 A. Gene Punckbowee - Crossed Wires
An eclectic blend of various electronica styles.
15 MP3 Songs in this album (66:56) !
Related styles: ELECTRONIC: Experimental, ELECTRONIC: Industrial
I started playing the piano at 5. I played until 5th grade when I switched to trumpet. I continued with that until Junior year of high school when I joined the choir, which I stayed in until graduation. After graduation, I started writing music, doing vocals, playing piano and percussion with my cousin Aristotle Anonymous playing guitar, percussion and vocals. We continued working together primarily as a duo for the next 6 years. My brother ,Slim Waste, joined us playing keyboards bass, guitar, vocals and percussion. We continued on as a trio for the next 2 or 3 years. We started doing more solo stuff after that, occasionally working on a song or two with one or the other. In 1992 I got pneumonia and found out I had something major(if you want to know, just email me, I''ll tell you). I spent the next 2 years working only on solo projects, until I couldn''t handle doing it anymore, because of health problems. In late 2003, I started transferring the audio tapes I had from then into the computer. On January 1 of 2003 I put my music on the https://www.tradebit.com Free Download Network. (they changed their policy and removed not only my songs, but hundreds of other artist''s music the bastards).
At the age of 5, while I was starting the piano, I developed a fascination with dad''s little 3 1/2 reel to reel tape recorder. When I was 8, I got one for Christmas. That''s when I started my experimentation with audio recording. I tinkered with that, learning how to use it. How to splice the tape if it broke or got twisted up and I had to remove sections, etc. I finally got a mono cassette recorder and found it much easier to deal with. I started learning about how to record using cables between the record player and recorder, instead of a microphone, to improve sound quality. Sophomore year of high school I joined the drama club and started taking the drama courses and continued with them until graduation. I was better in the technical aspects of production, than in the acting. Set building, lighting and sound. After graduation, I enrolled in a jr. college with my major being radio and television production. I took the 4 semesters of radio/tv production they offered. 1 semester of theater and 1 semester of a/v equipment operation. I did not graduate, because I hadn''t taken the humanities and english courses required. I continued recording my music. I eventually got myself a stereo keyboard, a small stereo mixer and a cheap reverb unit and a used DOD 8 function digital delay unit. I used them until my health problems prevented me from working on my music. Now I''m learning this "new fangled" computer, and how to integrate it with my "old school" knowledge.
I have performed at open mic nights and AIDS benefit shows. Whether I''m performing between poets and performance artists or drag queens and male strippers, it seems like they draw the same kind of crowd. After they''ve seen you perform and rack their nerves a few times, they get used to you (kind of like a smoker''s cough). There''d always be a few people who really got into my stuff. Even when people didn''t really care for my music, they enjoyed my performances in such an odd and inappropriate venue.
I have a podcast show called The A. Gene Punckbowee Show The shows aren''t great, but they''re fun to annoy people with. For more details, check out my website https://www.tradebit.com
I have won the following awards for my music:
Lovers Games In The Dark got runner-up in the 2 to Tangle love song contest on Acid Planet 6-17-2008.
Over on https://www.tradebit.com I''ve recieved the following awards:
Running Out Of Time (X-Hall Loser and AGP)
Track of the Day on 1Oct2005 in Indie Rock
Track of the Day on 12Sep2005 in Industrial
Best Programming in Industrial, week of 19Sep2005
Best Mood in Industrial, week of 19Sep2005
Best Mood in Industrial, week of 26Sep2005
Most Original in Industrial, week of 19Sep2005
Best Dance Track overall, week of 19Sep2005
Best Dance Track in Industrial, week of 19Sep2005
I have released 2 full length solo cd''s called Radio Magnolia and Out In The World Again to benefit the St. Hope Foundation AIDS Food Pantry.
Matt Fiore (https://www.tradebit.com https://www.tradebit.com?AID=318849&t=6033) and I finished an ongoing collaboration project called Cranial Implants (https://www.tradebit.com https://www.tradebit.com?AID=605859&t=6033)