Posted by: markspencer | March 5, 2013

Jay & Mark in San Francisco

Jay & Mark in San Francisco

Jay & Mark in San Francisco

Posted by: markspencer | November 13, 2012

Sandy floods my studio, Tape Kitchen and home.

On October 29, the big storm surge forced so much water up the Gowanus Canal here that is flooded my studio and home with 3+ feet of water. Much of my gear was preserved, but a lot of personal and other studio items were destroyed, along with my car, which may run again, not sure. My friend Charles Orear from St. Louis set up this benefit site…

…which is helping clean and rebuild immeasurably. There is also a benefit concert planned at he Rock Shop in Brooklyn NY on December 11. Clean up continues, heartfelt thanks to all who have helped out. m.


Posted by: markspencer | June 6, 2012



Waiting to play an outdoor gig in NH with Doug Kwartler

Posted by: markspencer | May 30, 2012

Signs and symptoms of Lead Guitarist Bipolar III syndrome.

In hopes that big pharma will cook up some special drugs to help us, I’ve defined a new diagnosis for some of my brethren…

Signs and symptoms of Lead Guitarist Bipolar III syndrome.

Hypomanic episodes

High volume levels
Hedonistic musical moods
Unrealistic optimism about lead guitar being desirable
Mystical experiences while soloing with headphones on
Irritability and anger at audience/fans/band members
Automatic thoughts when playing overplayed cover songs
Maladaptive assumptions about singer songwriters
Dysfunctional personal schemas regarding pedalboard arrangement

Depressive episodes

Low energy levels during verse and chorus
Cessation of usual activities during verse and chorus
Black and white thinking about vintage gear
Unrealistic pessimism about being heard in the back
Overgeneralization of other’s bad taste
Automatic thoughts of quitting current musical group
Maladaptive assumptions about all sound engineers
Dysfunctional personal schemas regarding reverb

Posted by: markspencer | May 29, 2012

Brooklyn, NY


Posted by: markspencer | May 29, 2012

Times Square wif da fambly


Posted by: markspencer | April 22, 2010


Messin’ with iMovie.  The mic I used for the music tracks was the one attached to the earbuds on my iPhone. When I was recording the guitars I just threw the mic into the soundhole.

You have to give Apple a lot of money to get to Paris TX.

Posted by: markspencer | February 20, 2010

Along 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Posted by: markspencer | January 5, 2010

White Dot, Rosendale, NY Jan.4, 2010

Posted by: markspencer | December 29, 2009

Oregon House, CA Dec. 24~ 27

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