May 2007

Sandstone Ranch COand it’s a beautiful day here in Colorado a little windy but not too.

Just recorded episodes 6 and 7  yesterday with the help of Mr. Glenn Stebleton (who made the comment that started this whole podcast thing rolling for At-The-Helm). Many thanks due Glenn for his work on this project.

Speaking of the project I’ll be putting up show#5 tomorrow on the first of June. This will be the last of the Ohio period programs and I think you’ll enjoy the musical selections presented.  Meanwhile more yard work to do, back with a new show tomorrow, thanks for checking in.

Inspiration PointA busy weekend working on finishing up the music for show#7 and looking at the rough first edit of the short film I’m scoring currently.

Between that , yardwork, petsitting, and dad’s taxi- a moment to blog.

Next post or two I’ll provide the lyrics to one of the songs from episode #4, for amusement purposes only, no wagering allowed, meanwhile thanks for reading and listening, please stay tuned.

Fez  circa 1985

Welcome back folks and thanks for coming.
Episode #4 is up and available for your listening pleasure.

This one features tracks from 1979-1985 with four different groups:

Fukhedz, Ample Parking, Fez, and Nelson & Helm

  • Scared Fun- Fukhedz
  • Pop  –Ample Parking
  • Towing My Car Away-Ample Parking
  • Snorkles in Reverse-Fez
  • West of Kiddieland-Fez
  • Live Practice Excerpt-Nelson & Helm

Bryan Helm-Vocal
Mike Darrah-Guitar
Rick McCann-Drums

Ample Parking:
Bryan Helm-Lead Guitar, Vocal
Sarajane Helm-Keyboard
Jim Cunningham-Rhythm Guitar, Fretless Bass
Wally Mitchell-Percussion

Bryan Helm-Guitar, Vocal
Marshal Black-Bass
Jeff Buffer- Drums

Nelson & Helm
Gerald Nelson- Synthesizer & Drum Machine Programming, Rhythm Guitar
Bryan Helm-Lead Guitar

FezWith the exception of the original live recording of Scared Fun and the practice excerpt from Nelson & Helm, all other tracks featured this show were originally engineered by Jim Cunningham at Local Sound Studio in Columbus Ohio (Fez) or at Appalachian Studios in southern Ohio (Ample Parking). Many thanks to Jim  and all the people who I was lucky enough to play music with during my time in Ohio.
Special note: The photos  above are of the original lineup of Fez which was a quartet…then with Mr. Mike Monett.

Ample Parking at Crazy Mama'sHowdy Folks and welcome back. It’s been a busy week, but a productive one. Episode #4 of At-The-Helm is ready to go up Wednesday May 15th. Episode #5 is also ready but won’t appear till June 1st. Show#4 is the Ohio period band show and features me with 4 different groups over a period of 6 years or so from 1979-1985. I think you’ll find some fun listening at hand. I’ve dug up some pics of some of the other players and myself so be prepared to be amused by period fashion and more as we continue to review my life in sound. After show #5 we’ll be off to California for new adventures so stay tuned and thanks for listening

sunset in springGreetings. Over the weekend managed to re-record Episode #4 and also put #5 in the can.

Should be set for the next few weeks, thanks again to Glenn.

Also continuing to assemble material for the film score I’m working on, a lot left to do there still.

Looking to put Episode #4 up a week from tomorrow, please stay tuned. 

Ample Parking--the bandThe sun is shining, the birds are singing, springtime in the Rockies. Fresh snow above 8 thousand feet, flowers blooming right and left here down below those snow capped peaks.

I finished compiling the music yesterday for Episode #5 which features home studio work from 1986 and marks the end of the Ohio period Ample Parking–circa 1983(when dinosaurs roamed the earth before renting a U-Haul truck and driving to California). Here’s a couple of pics from those days, back when our band “Ample Parking” gigged out in local Columbus venues like Crazy Mama’s.  Jim Cunningham, Wally Mitchell, Sarajane and Bryan Helm; that’s us back in the ’80’s Ohio Indie Music scene.

Also currently working on a musical score for a short film by Ian Helm that should be done………….sometime soon. I supplied 2 pieces of music for his last film “Collywobbles” check your local short film festival for possible showings of that work.

Still on target for a midmonth May release of Episode #4 in the At-The-Helm podcast series. Many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to listen to the shows so far, I hope you’re enjoying the music as much as I’ve enjoyed making it. Have a great day, more soon.

Happy May Day! Just a quick note to say that Episode #3 of At-The-Helm is up and running. Please take the time to give it a listen and I think you’ll enjoy what you you hear. Any and all comments are as always welcome and my thanks again for your interest.