Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 was GREAT... 2010 will be even BETTER ! = BTM's Year in Video...




Bill T Miller's Year in Video
* PLAYLIST of NINE VIDS with
gigs, sessions and releases from 2009.

see more vids on youtube

billtmiller.com

THANX TO ALL WHO ARE A PART OF MY WORLD !!!
... I really appreciate YOU letting me be a small part of YOUR WORLD !!!

STOP VIOLENCE * CREATE PEACE

snapshot of sidewalk peace dove in front of symphony hall - boston pops ...only prob is somebody shat some coffee on the wing.

artwork by unknown ----- photo by btm

OrgyOfNoise.com = ORGY OF NOISE


SLINKY
Panasonic Micro-Cassette Recorder
Circuit Bent Guttar Toy GTR
Circuit Bent Albino Drum Machine
Circuit Bent DJ Toy
Circuit Bent Warpspeak Voice Transformer
Stylophone (stock)
Realistic Mixers (stock)
Zonkulator
Plug Ugly Contact Mic
Arp ...Odyssey
Moog Taurus
GE Reel to Reel
Fender Champ Amp
Kaoss Mini-Pad
Bent VerbTank


OrgyOfNoise on twitter
OrgyOfNoise on facebook
OrgyOfNoise.com

Sunday, December 27, 2009

CHECK ONE - TWO... IS THIS THING ON ?

CHECK ONE - TWO !!
HAVE YOU SEEN or HEARD ANY ORGY OF NOISE or KINGS OF FEEDBACK or DRUM ARMY or KING OF SLACK or OUT OF BAND EXPERIENCE (OBE) or BTM REMIXES or ?????

COME ON ! SHOUT IT OUT! GET TYPING IN THE COMMENTS !
I just wanna know YOU are out there and YOU CARE!
You can even comment anonymously if you want.


* CLICK COMMENTS & TYPE, it's right down HERE...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

the day AFTER X-MAS.....


Walked by the local xmas tree parking lot in Allston Noise City earlier TODAY (December 26th) and as I approached I could hear a grinding sorta noise whirling about. Sadly, it turned out to be the sound of a WOOD CHIPPER shredding the corpses of the innocent abandoned x-mas trees that did NOT get picked to be taken home and decorated. Even sadder, all of their farm grown pals will be in the landfills in a week anyway. I almost went back to take a photo (and shoot vidy with audio) ...but decided that this photo of the lot (pre-xmas from a previous year) was enough. This lot is where the one branch tree twig that became my Charlie Brown tree a few years ago came from. (see earlier post about my xmas trees.)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Entrance to Headroom Studios....

Photog BTM - Snaps on and on....

click to see more
Bill T Miller Photography


This BLOG POST is a sort of catch-up update of some PHOTOS that I never mentioned that were PUBLISHED beyond the digital realm of the internet and printed on some form of good old fashioned PAPER.


THE SECRET ART:
A Brief History of Radionic Technology for the Creative Individual

* written by DUNCAN LAURIE

* published by ANOMALIST BOOKS
* also available via AMAZON BOOKS

* TODD THILLE (the book's designer) got in contact with me about using a photo I had snapped of one of my favorite experimental musicians, the one and only CARLY PTAK (of Nautical Almanac.) That night she played an excellent set with sometime collaborator MAX EINSENBERG at NO FUN FEST 2005 in NYC - Red Hook. From what I could decipher, she was conjuring sounds out the de la Warr device (pictured below & in the book) using her mind and a bowl of water as a trigger. You would have to ask Carly for a more detailed explanation of how she uses it. Duncan's book features an extensive section on this device, so the photo of PTAK fit right in.

The book takes you deep into the world of Radionic Technology and is very well researched and designed. I am not even going to attempt an actual "review" of the book, just follow the links for more details. I am glad to be a tiny part of the book along with CARLY. PLUS, they gave me excellent photo credits in back of book.
THANX DUNCAN & TODD.

SEE MORE PHOTOS from of CARLY @ NO FUN - 3.21.05


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grafikmag.com



Kim Hiorth√ły is a Norwegian musician & graphic designer who luvs the band Lightning Bolt. A few years he was asked to design a couple of pages for GRAFIK MAGAZINE, a UK publication that is specifically for GRAPHIC ARTISTS. He chose my photos of Lightning Bolt to be included with his layout design and text about the band. Sending out a shout out to KIM and Grafik Magazine editor Caroline Roberts... and of course BRIAN & BRIAN from LIGHTNING BOLT.

SEE more LIGHTNING BOLT PHOTOS from that Boston 4.4.05 gig.


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Bounced Check LP

Shoup/Corsano/Flaherty...
Wally Shoup - alto sax
Chris Corsano - drums
Paul Flaherty - tenor & alto sax

Blank Check LP


The cover artwork and album design is by Wally Shoup. The (above) photo of DRUMMER CHRIS CORSANO was used on the back covers of both albums. I snapped it at a VAMPIRE BELT show at NOM D'ARTISTE in Boston on 10.1.05. Special THANX to WALLY & CHRIS & PAUL.



This shot is my favorite CORSANO shot. It is from a Shoup/Corsano show at Midway Cafe in Boston (JP) on 9.23.04. This photo was requested by CHRIS for use in a press kit and promo poster for his tours. It ended up on the front page of concert listings in a newspaper in Ireland and a UK festival program. It would make a great CORSANO T-SHIRT.

CLICK to SEE TONS of CORSANO PHOTOS.


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A couple of photos I snapped are in the recent issue of The Noise Magazine (Issue 297 | Dec '09-Jan '10) - Editor T Max has been dedicated to supporting LOCAL MUSIC in hard copy print for decades. The Noise has included many photos that have snapped over the years, as well as some articles and reviews for my own bands and bands I have recorded. AND we have the same name, sorta. Thanx T.

MISSION OF BURMA DAY @ MIT on 10.4.09
(the above photo is the un-cropped version)

WMBR's CHUCK U and HIS DOG "SOLO" @ MOB DAY on 10.04.09

The photos in THE NOISE magazine print issue are in black & white.
SEE MORE PHOTOS from MOB DAY !


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I snapped a few of the photos in the Orgy Of Noise photo book companion to the Tricks & Treats DVD, but the majority of the the shots were shot by my favorite photographers... Sheri Hausey, Jon Strymish, and Kelly Davidson.

CLICK to SEE A PREVIEW of OON BOOK
(SELECT FULL SCREEN MODE)

I have plans to do more photo books with my photography and various themes in the future. ANY REQUESTS ?

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CLICK to SEE more Bill T Miller Photography and VIDEOS.


CLICK to for INFO about EVEN BTM PHOTOS that were PUBLISHED in the PRESS (Boston Phoenix, The Noise, Performer, Weekly Dig, Wired, Grooves Magazine, Arthur Magazine, Keyboard Magazine and used on CD or RECORD covers.)

There are a zillion (credited and uncredited) BTM PHOTOS scattered across facebook, twitter, myspace, lastfm, flickr, live journal, bulletin boards, blogs, cds, albums, gig, posters, books and etc. Special THANX to those of you who credited and linked my SNAPS and gave me promos... mucho appreciated.

I have so many unreleased photos and videos and recordings stashed in my hard drives and tape vaults that I will prob never have the time or money to sort through and release the best of it all to the world. After spending several decades (since mid 70s) giving my all documenting everybody else (via recordings, remixes, videos, photos) and squeezing my own creations in on the side, I am trying to focus more on my stuff, but there is still not enough time or money to make it all happen. I still go out to and sometime shoot photos of LIVE GIGS... especially if it somebody who came out to see my LIVE GIGS or PLAYED ON MY BAND's RECORDINGS. I really appreciate everybody out there who been into ANY of the projects I have been involved in as musician, recording engineer, producer, remixer, photographer, filmmaker and etc. If you want ANY of my BTM CDs or DVDs OR you want to do a REMIX or VIDEO using my MUSIC OR if I snapped a PHOTO OF YOU and you want the high resolution jpg (if the photo is wanted for semi-non-commercial use, I just need a decent photo credit and a promo copy.) .... AND/OR you if just wanna say HI, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH with me directly. THANX ---- BTM

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Monday, December 21, 2009

X-MAS -Past Present Future- Repeat Rinse Rock

xmas 1965 - me & my dad & my two younger brothers with santa


xmas 2006 - my charlie brown tree with guitar ornament
(with tippi cat pounce treat can for base)


charlie brown & snoopy, rudolf the red-nosed reindeer, frosty the snowman, the little drummer boy, scrooge, the grinch, and all santa's elves are my favorite x-mas characters.


xmas 2009 - this is my current x-mas tree... it's all plastic with built-in lights and santa, sleigh bells, drum army soldiers, all courtesy of my brother DAVE. THANX. mucho appreciated... although i kinda miss my one twig charlie brown tree.


the snow view from my studio door december 2005

remember you can click on any image to see larger version


the snow view from my studio door december 2009


Reconfirming that things are still looping... santa, music, snow, fun... repeat rinse and rock.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Have YOU seen/heard the ORGY OF NOISE - Tricks & Treats DVD - Photo Book - CD ?


OrgyOfNoise.com



SEE LARGER VERSION of THIS VIDEO and MUCH MORE on YouTube via BTM TELEVISION !

SEE PHOTO BOOK

HEAR/DOWNLOAD CD with Artwork











So far I have uploaded the TRAILER and ALL SIX SONGS from the CONCERT and some behind the scenes STUDIO clips and to YouTube. Stay tuned for the complete DVD online including the COMPLETE STUDIO chapter and the SLIDE SHOWS.

IF you want yer very own copy of any of the three OON DVDs or seven OON CDs or any of my other releases (cds or vinyl or cassettes) from the other BTM-related bands (OBE, KINGS OF FEEDBACK, DRUM ARMY, KING OF SLACK) just get in touch with me and I will hook you up.

There are only a few copies of the initial run of the deluxe packaged version of the Orgy Of Noise Tricks & Treats DVD (for $10 including usa shipping) ... so ACT NOW if you want that. The DVD (disc-only) with no packaging will be available if you just want the DVD (for $5 including usa shipping.) You can even download and print the artwork out.

I will do whatever it takes to get the OON NOISE into your ear balls, eye lobes and grey matter soul.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Melt-Banana in Concert on 11.24.09 @ Mid East - Cambridge, MA - ANOTHER EXCELLENT SHOW !

MELT-BANANA GUITARIST AGATA
4.21.05 Show @ Mid East
Photo & Art Tweak by BTM


MB & BTM LINKAGE....

SEE MB PHOTOS of 4.21.05 Show Snapped by BTM.

MB Recording Sessions & Remix by BTM @ Headroom in 1996.

Melt-Banana - Aquatic Bee - BTM REMIX


Melt-Banana - Y-Axis - BTM REMIX



Melt-Banana members collaboration with Bill T Miller on Orgy Of Noise - Plague CD in 1996.

ORGY OF NOISE - Noise is Musick


ORGY OF NOISE - Insert Ear Plugs


ORGY OF NOISE - Styloid Process


ORGY OF NOISE - Cochlear Nerve



check out: Melt-Banana - official label & band site !!!




Melt-Banana in Concert on 11.24.09
@ Mid East - Cambridge, MA
Photos by Bill T Miller
(click on image to see larger version)


Monday, November 16, 2009

Orgy Of Noise - November 15 -Tricks & Treats DVD Screening & Jam @ Headroom Studios

















TippiCat.com

L-R
* Jonthan LaMaster * Larry Dersch * Bill T Miller *
* Andrew Wilson * Ted Read *
(Kris Thompson- not pictured)

All November 15 OON JAM photos snapped by Anne Titelbaum.

SEE videos from OON - Tricks & Treats DVD
OrgyOfNoise.com/tts/

Sunday, November 15, 2009

ORGY OF NOISE - NOV 14, 2009 - DVD Screening & Jam @ Headroom Studios in Allston !










Cheryl Warner, Frank Gerace, Jimmie Rodgers, Izzy Maxwell, Jarod Falcon, Liz Doolan, Kevin Gannon, Alex Welles, Angela Wu, Bert Switzer, Sheri Hausey, Tippi Cat & BTM were all there for the screening & jam at Headroom on November 14, 2009.



Meanwhile, back in North Carolina, my younger brother DAVE (who is the original BTM fan and band mate) had his own simultaneous screening of the Orgy Of Noise DVD.