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Jason Rubero: Lists

Artists Who Have Influenced Me:

Sparklehorse

The Flaming Lips

Talk Talk

The Beatles

Wilco

Simon & Garfunkle

The Church

XTC

10cc

PFR

The Posies

Bruce Cockburn

Philip Glass

Chicago (1967-1972)

Sloan

Miles Davis

Radiohead

America

Television (Tom Verlaine's band)

Queen

REM

Instruments Used In The Body Of My Work:

- my voice (dry, or with reverb, phasing, echo, distortion)

- 1969 Guild Starfire VI 6-string electric guitar

- 1959 (re-issue) Danelectro 4-string bass guitar

- late-50's Beverley drum kit (from England)

- steel string acoustic guitars (Takamine, Vantage, custom)

- nylon string (classic) acoustic guitars

- electric guitar amplifier (VOX Pathfinder, w/ vibrato)

- child's accordion

- mandolin

- shakers, triangle, tambourine, glass bottles, claves

- bongos, congas, tabla, djembe

- pots, pans, tupperware, kitchen implements

- child's xylophone

- wah wah pedal (crybaby)

- autoharp (circa 1970's)

- digital keyboard (Alesis QS8.1, 88 weighted keys)

- analog synthesizer (Prophet Pro-One, circa 1983)

- cheap little electronic keyboard ($49 at pawn shop)

- digital effects box (Alesis 'mircroverb')

- drum machine / sequencer (Boss DR-660)

- digital recording software (Cool Edit Pro, Audition)

- samples and homemade loops

- treated guitar (using copper pennies)

- energy bow (an electromagnetic device)

- octopad (Roland sample-triggering device, circa 1985)

- background voices from friends and family

- french horn (guest musician)

- trumpet (guest musician)

- viola (guest musician)

- clarinet (guest musician)

- saxophone (guest musician)

- bandouria (guest musician)