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Award-winning Static People Go Halfsies Unplugged

There’s an adage in publishing circles that goes “novelists are born at 40.” In music, however, most rock stars are dead at 40, or at least their best creative years are behind them. San Francisco Bay Area-based Static People, however, are writing their own rules and in their book, 40 is the new “shut-the-fuck-up-about-our-age-already.” It […]

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Gifted Child Marches to the Same Drum

My 3-year-old son and I have a nightly jam session ? he on guitar, me on bongos. When we switch instruments the results are actual music, but it?s somehow more musical when he bangs the guitar and I strum the drum. It must have something to do with anarchic spirit of children and how this […]

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New Tune from Static People: The Late Projectionist

[audio:http://fmrl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/The_Late_Projectionist.mp3|titles=The_Late_Projectionist] Static People takes you to a mournful matinee with its latest track, “The Late Projectionist.” Give it a spin here or download it, compliments of the band. You may also enjoy the novel of the same name by Static People’s bassist, now available digitally… Get the Kindle version of The Late Projectionist. Here?s the […]

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Sonoma or Busk

Stroll the streets of Sonoma and one can hear many sounds – the hustle and bustle of traffic, café chatter and caterwauling kids in the Plaza. But no tunes. Not a single note of live, outdoor music to warm one’s wintry ears. Besides the occasional appearance of Arias Beardsely and his infernal fiddle, which haunt […]

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Static People CD Release Party

Sonoma Valley?s most secretive music endeavor, Static People will release a self-titled five track CD, 9 p.m., Friday, May 28 at Sonoma?s Moose Lodge, 20580 Broadway, Sonoma. Static People, comprised of vocalist Dmitra Smith, guitarist Pascal Faivre, percussionist Mundo Murguia and bassist Daedalus Howell (c’est moi) formed as a secret project last September when the […]