After several months on the road writing, recording, and releasing material on a breakneck schedule with Stubbornly Curious, I had learned to assess the situation that I was living in and make art out of it. The situation I landed in in Portland, OR was a doozy. I had become "caretaker"of a recently abandoned flophouse. A 60+ room haunted house filled with the stench of death and decay. I dove right in, living isolated in this decrepit edifice for 6 months. Ghosts In The Flophouse is the output.
The mental price that I paid from communing with ghosts took much longer than 6 months to get over, but I feel the resulting art is some of the best work that I have ever done. I now use it as an annual Halloween fund-raiser for Sisters of The Road and Street Roots, two organizations that fight homelessness in NW Portland, OR.
Ghosts in the Flophouse in Streetroots
Ghosts In The Flophouse
Real Ghosts in the Flophouse
I recorded a few late-night sessions in the flophouse during my stay. This one in particular has about 30 seconds of conversing spirits during one of the breaks at 10:42. This version has some audacity processing, in an attempt to bring out the ghosts' voices.