Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Place a Bet On Woowoo

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Poem 8

Poem 8

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Results Were Suspicious

Music by Vince Michel. Collage by Karl Noyes.

Shivers in My Knee Bone

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
Wake Up You Drunk

Arnold's New Film Spectacular

In a world where one man was too drunk, somebody had to step in… With a vengeance.
Brace yourself for the non-stop thrill-ride of “Wake Up You Drunk Fuck”.
I did the song.

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Wake Up You Fucking Drunk

Too Cheap for a Taxi

Friday, August 7th, 2015
She Drives Between the Lines

She Drives Between the Lines

Karl did the collage. I did the song.

Also I have a show comin’ up!

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Drunk Drivin’

Her Eyes Shown Like LEDs, Her Heart Fluttered Like a Cooling Fan

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Destroy the Humans

Illustration by Karisa

Can’t we all just get along on a bicycle built for two? A diddy I zipped out on some new equipment I snared.

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Marry Me a Robot

The People We Work With

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
Storm Sewer, St. Paul

Storm Sewer, St. Paul

I found the graffiti in a storm sewer out in our fair capital, fit my song ’bout a girl nicknamed “MeatPit”.

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Meat Pit – Take 2

Everybody’s Doin’ What They Shouldn’t Be Doin’

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Martian Bonfire in Space

Martian Bonfire in Space


Monday, March 11th, 2013





Space Wobble

Monday, March 11th, 2013


Incoming Frequencies

















Sludgy Microchips 3000

Friday, February 15th, 2013

A lot is happening a little bitBOTS

Went down lookin fo my baby

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011



Last Show at the Conventicle

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

…And the cops still haven’t showed up – after over a year of operation and hosting dozens of bands traveling through the Twin Cities the house venue has decided to disband. The tenants put together a line up with several bands for the closing show to ensure they did not end on a soft note, like a punk house with a DIY ethic should.

I had apparently pulled up to the house just in time, Punk Standard Time (where shows typically start almost two hours after scheduled), to see almost a hundred folks sprawling out from the back deck door winding down the steps and out to the lawn. However, for a change the schedule started a bit early and Fuck Detector (Fargo, ND, ex-Gumbi) as well as Serenghetto had already played; not a single complaint was heard about their performances.

Making way through the between-sets crowd outside I found that there was an exorbitant amount of food brought by and for anyone to share. The range of this potluck was wide enough to satisfy any food diet in practice with plenty on the backburners for later with meats still marinating, vegetable medleys, chips n’ dips, and a pile of a day expired boxed food most likely rescued from the local chain store or market. The kicker was the rhubarb pie humorously served in a pan in the shape of a Christian cross for one of the housemates’ birthday. The care in preparing the pie and the taste as it was served à la mode surpassed any notion of how to argue the implications of an inverted cross pie.

Into the living room space where the family Christmas tree had exploded, splattering the lights across the room’s interior and blowing out all the other furnishings and decorations out of there opened it up as the stage. A nice change to the typical basement dwellings, taken advantage of only seconds into Wild Child’s set by someone who leapt over the railing of the raised level into the tall room to crowd surf. Wild Child was a well-received local band that filled the room with a crowd that ebbed and flowed.

Probing the house further between sets would reveal that majority of the rooms were pretty bare, but served as getaways for groups to convene in. There were either two lines many people were waiting in, the one to use the only bathroom in the house or the one to get drinks at the bar. The bar was again in tradition staffed by Zach, one of the residents, who maintains pleasant conversation and his good-natured company was something to take back with you as the evening went on.

Getting into character was Chickadee Mountain Martyrs next. The band has been rightfully getting more attention as of late and for good reason. The lead singer/guitarist put his gear in place while dressed in black robe, dark sunglasses and a razor sleeve that draped from the arm he strummed his guitar with. Together with two separate drum kits, one of them a stand-up kit, and a bassist, they artfully crafted complex compositions without the other times employed horn and string accompaniment. Their experimental sound proved to be captivating and held a genuinely interested open-minded audience.

The night shifted back towards punk rock as Peer Precious, Mike Wilson of Duluth’s lyrically and rhythmically masterminded three-man band, prepped the bunch with their pop-punk music. People did their best to acclimate to the 80˚+ muggy atmosphere created by their own body heat as Shellshag (Brooklyn, NY) took over. The power duo, surrounded on all sides, weaved beautiful harmonious lyrics amid the heavy drumming and shake of bells tied to the standing drummer’s waist. The tower the drummer had sculpted out of each drum piece and stands reached far over everyone’s heads marking the end of their set.

To wrap up the punk catalog was the locally established Frozen Teens. By this point it was better to have stripped the better part of what clothing you wore so it wouldn’t get drenched with sweat. I, as usual, made the mistake of keeping all my layers on. The thickness of the crowd and the movement the band created tested the camaraderie of the mass as people rolled over onto the ground and the occasional surfer rode the top surface.

The persistent barrage let up and everyone hurried out to cool off. By this time nearly two hundred people were scattered around the property. Hugs and goodbyes were made all around the yard of the house while those who’d traveled and could not make it home that night were welcome to stay at the house for one last night. The Conventicle had its last great show May 29, 2011. The feasting will continue elsewhere!

Full Line-up:
Fuck Detector –
Serenghetto –
Wild Child –
Chickadee Mtn Martyrs –
Peer Precious –
Shellshag –
Frozen Teens –

Nail my foot to the floor

Monday, May 16th, 2011

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Stuck Blues

(Recorded in the living room in March of 2008)

चर्य फ़ोर् हेल्प

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

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सोन्ग फ़्रोम् थे अन्किएन्त्स

Yarrow Benrud- Dulcimer
Schedlo- Drums, Vocals
Sonny- Drums
Roy- Drums

Recorded Live at the Joshua Tree Saloon on 04/20

Magnetic Skywalker

Friday, March 25th, 2011

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Whos Counting the Bricks Under Our Feet
Speech of the Shadows
Ghost Maiden
Night Alcove
Pleiadian Dreams
Purple Flutter
Magnetic Skywalker

Players on Pleiadian Dreams:
Jaira Donery: drums, bass, vocals
Yarrow Benrud: keys, godlazer, synth

Auspicious Eye – Melding of The Ego

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Melding of the Ego Album Art

Melding of the Ego Album Art

1.In the Womb (Soul Enters The New Vessel)
2.Birth (Explosion of Life)
3.Infancy (The Search for Meaning)
4.Watching Shadows Overhead (Mysterious Curiosity)
5.Climbing Down From The Crib (Fruition of Fears)
6.The First Steps (Cry of Emotion, Hovering on the Surface)
7.Baby in the Forest (Reaping and Sowing)
8.A Circulating Presence (Reflection and Progression)
9.Entering The Eclipse (Creation and Destruction)
10.On The Wind (Movement of Mind)
11.Willow Vortex (Wandering Wisp of Light)
12.Night Frequency (Dissonant Harmony)
13.Influx of Equal Echo (Ionic Bonding)

Track 1: Vocals by Yarrow Benrud, Beat by Javier Santiago
Track 2: Drums By Yarrow Benrud, Hammond B3 by Calum Foster-Bayless, Synth by Dr. Idway
Track 3: Vocals By Yarrow Benrud, Beat by Vinne Santucci
Track 4: Drums By Yarrow Benrud, Piano By Monica Ulrich
Track 5: Vocals By Yarrow Benrud and Alex Lawe, Production by Alex Lawe
Track 6: Vocals By Yarrow Benrud, Drums by Ben Levin, Piano by Jaira Donery
Track 7: Piano By Yarrow Benrud, FX by Andres Varela
Track 8: Me Getsu (Remix) Vocals By Yarrow Benrud and Word, Beat by DJ Krush: Me Getsu
Track 9: Drums By Yarrow Benrud, Piano by Szavio Petrus-Raaum, Didjeridu by Zeke Bato
Track 10: Vocals By Yarrow Benrud and Alex Lawe, Production by Alex Lawe
Track 11: Bass By Yarrow Benrud, Guitar and Vocals by Schedlo, Drums by Jaira Donery
Track 12: Banjo By Yarrow Benrud
Track 13: Vocals By Yarrow Benrud, Bass by Yarrow Benrud, Beat by Buddy Peace