Mooey Moobau is not a band name or a stage name but more like a nickname that I use for making music. Yes, some people actually call me this.
My stuff is heavy on phonetics - I write songs ruled by natural speech rhythms and melodies, and overflowing with alliterative poetry. It's influenced a lot by the Dada sound poets, and by much of the hip hop I hear on the radio right now.
When I play live I also edit my voice, either with a cassette deck played like an instrument, or with realtime automatic speech recognition. Usually I also get instrument-playing friends to back me up.
A live gig
On Alan Nakagawa's Ear Meal
Yes We Puede
A compilation of patriotic songs, for Obama's inauguration. I did "Swanee River," Florida's state song.
All Murmur of Our Mothers' Waters
The first proper studio album. Most of the songs started as a capella pieces, then I asked musician friends to respond to them spontaneously, and then I cut up what they played until it made sense.
The Domestication of Animals
The Domestication of Animals Plays the Screams of Drowning Ants,
Bites of the Box-packed Dogs
Sort of a prototype for Mooey Moobau. This was a brief band I had with Grant Lovelace and Mike Rings. I still play many of these songs live.
For the song "Trap Door"
Directed by Ego Plum
-- Startling Moniker (WDBX, Top 12 of 2008)
silly, frustrating, complex, and refreshingly innovative
-- The Deli Magazine
The music and sounds created on this album are so interesting and mind-numbing and fantastic (in the literal sense of fantasy and wonder) that it was difficult to concentrate on driving and I almost ended up in a car wreck.
-- Good Stuff!
A remix of my song Friends Who Are Fathers done by Learning Music