Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Last Show with The Good Graces (for awhile)

The Good Graces is taking a hiatus starting in June, so that band leader Kim Ware can turn her attentions to other aspects of her life beyond her Eskimo Kiss Records label and The Good Graces band. EKR is celebrating its 10th anniversary and tGG have been at it for nearly 3 years, with an album and EP, plus several appearances in compilations to show for the work, plus many, many performances at some great venues from Atlanta to Wilmington, NC.

I'm very thankful for my time in The Good Graces. I responded to Kim's ad on MySpace way back when looking for a percussionist and ended up playing keyboards, percussion, and singing background vocals. Getting to perform with Kim, guitarist/vocalist John McNicholas, and drummer Donna Riley, including our two mini-tours of Georgia and North Carolina, are definite highlights. I love Kim's music and have loved playing those songs out live. It's hard to put into words what the experience has meant to me, but fabulous friends and improved music abilities are the two main bullet points.

While Kim and John will close out The Good Graces this Sunday at the EKR 10th Anniversary Show in Wilmington, NC, the whole band's last show was May 21 at Kavarna in Decatur, GA. Here is a video of that last show shot by Jacque Carder .

The Good Graces - Atlanta Finale @ Kavarna 5/21/10 from Jim Combs on Vimeo.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Combs Creek Haller in WXPN Star's End Top 30 for April 2010

STAR'S END Top 30 April 2010

STAR'S END 1-6AM SatNite/SunMorn 88.5FM WXPN Philadelphia, PA
Top 30 For April 2010 (alphabetical) Compiled by Chuck van Zyl


Scott August - Radiant Sky - Cedar Mesa
Arc - Rise - DiN/DDL
Ian Boddy/Markus Reuter - Unwound - DiN/DDL
Richard Bone - Mind Environs - Quirkworks
Broekhuis Keller Schonwalder - Repelen 3 - Manikin
Broekhuis Keller Schonwalder - Blue and Red - Manikin
Cell - Hanging Masses - Ultimae
The Circular Ruins - Invisible Cities - dataObscura
Combs Creek Haller - The Singularity - Earth Mantra
Robert Davies - Terrestre - dataObscura
Ludovico Einaudi - Nightbook - Ponderosa
The Glimmer Room - I Remain - A-Frame
Hammock - Chasing After Shadows Living With Ghosts - Hammock Music
Hybrid Leisureland - Scroll Slide - Ultimae
Chad Kettering - Voices of the Ancients - self-released
Loscil - Endless Falls - Kranky
O Yuki Conjgate - OYC25 - Ssolielmoon
Palancar - Serenitatis - Earth Mantra
Radio Massacre Int'l - Lost in Transit - Northern Echo
Radio Massacre Int'l - Time & Motion - Cuneiform
Robert Rich - Ylang - Soundscape
Ricochet Gathering - Keep On - Ricochet Dream
Steve Roach - Live at Grace Cathedral - Projekt
Jonn Serrie - Thousand Star - New World
Sfumato - A Series of Meditative Improvisations - Dspaneas
The Tangent Project - Distant Scenes - TP
Twyndyllyngs - Between Space and Time - Electro-Music Media
Phillip Wilkerson - Still Point - Earth Mantra
The Winterhouse - Sanctuary - dataObscura
Erik Wollo - Gateway - Projekt

WXPN 88.5FM Star's End continues Combs Creek Haller airplay

STAR'S END 1-6AM SatNight/SunMorning Playlist for 2 May 2010
88.5fmWXPN Philadelphia|99.7fmWXPH HarrisburgPA|90.5fmWKHS
Host: Chuck van Zyl


Spyra/lang - SeQuest - SeQuest (ricochet dream)
The Tangent Project - Autopilot - Live on STAR'S END 12.06.09
Jonn Serrrie - Enroute to Delta Pavonis.Nostalgia for Infinity - Thousand

Chuck van Zyl - The Relic - The Relic (centaur discs ltd)
Combs Creek Haller - Approaching Singularity (excerpt) - The Singularity
Cell - tracks 1 2 3 4 - Hanging Masses (ultimae)

FSP/Pollard/Hashtronaut - Shadows and Fog - Mind Out of Time (acoustic wave)
Ricochet Gathering - Keep Ending - Keep On (ricochet dream)

Radio Massacre Int'l - New Orleans - Lost in Transit (northern echo)
The Ministry of Inside Things - excerpt - Everlasting Moment (synkronos)
Redshift - Bombers in the Desert.Siren - Siren (distant sun)

Lucette Bourdin - Memories of the Oolites - Ancient Memories (dark duck)
The Glimmer Room - Parts 1 2 - I Remain (a-frame)
loscil - Endless Falls - Endless Falls (kranky)
Hammock - How Can I Make You Remember Me - Chasing After Shadows
Arvo Part - Alina - Arvo Part: Portrait (analekta)
Brian Eno - 2/2 - Music for Airports (eg)


WWSP 90FM Ambient Aether plays Combs Creek Haller on May 2, 2010

Broadcaster: WWSP
Show: Ambient Aether / Space Continuum
Date: 5/2/2010
Host: Misha
Theme: New Age Sampler
Notes: Episode Title: "The Cleansing". Opening Theme / Voice-over Theme: "Tensor" by, Carbon Based Lifeforms from the "Hydroponic Garden" release on: Ultimae Records.
Oophoi - Athlit [Hypnos ] 2002
Oophoi - Lord of the Starfields - Athlit [Hypnos ] 2002 Artist
Steve Roach - Afterlight (excerpt) - Afterlight [Timeroom Editions TM21] 2009 Label 520.760-0004 Artist
Orion's Belt - The Antiquity of Time - Ecumenicals: The Mysteries of Time [Dark Duck ] Label
Nocturnal Emissions & Mystified - Engine Room Glow Mystified Remix - Engine Room Glow [Tosom Tosom 048] 2010
Chad Kettering - Shaman's Future Vision - Voices of the Ancients [Soniclayers Music ] 2010
OophoiSteve Roach
Robert Rich - ylang [Soundscape Productions SP021] 2010
Robert Rich - charukesi - ylang [Soundscape Productions SP021] 2010 Artist
Combs Creek Haller - Approaching Singularity (excerpt) - The Singularity [Earth Mantra Netlabel earman 115]
Larry Kucharz - pastel 9914 - Pastels [International Audiochrome ] Label Artist
William Edge - Mi Casa - Mr. Wilbur's Love Story [Sounds Blue Music ] 2010 Label 917-723-1048 Artist
Robert RichLarry KucharzWilliam Edge
Paul Ellis (electronica) - Silent Conversations [Groove Unlimited ] 2005
Andreas Akwara - Erwachet Satz VII - Erwachet [AA Music ] 2010 Artist
Robert Carty - Bathed In Venus - Starlight Volume 3 [Deep Sky Music ] 2010 Label Artist
Paul Ellis (electronica) - Dialing in the sun - Silent Conversations [Groove Unlimited ] 2005
Andreas AkwaraRobert CartyPaul Ellis (electronica)