Day 16 – Tom Waits Burned Santana’s House Down
Music, News / February 16, 2015

Got a backlog of things to post for the last several days. In the meantime here’s another tune I did for the Berklee Abelton Live Class on Coursera. It’s kind of psychedelic, jazzy little ditty. I’m going to have to play around with this one a little bit more.

Intro To Ableton Mooc Assignment 2 Project by Eric Kassel

Day 10 – Boom Boom Box
Music, News / February 10, 2015

Here’s a short song in-progress that I threw together for the Berklee Abelton Live Class on Coursera. Kind of a Boards of Canada Glo-Fi thing. My 6-year-old daughter named it for me.


Intro To Ableton Mooc Assignment 1 Project by Eric Kassel

Where Is My Mind (Pixies)
Music, News, Trompe le Monde / January 11, 2015

Where is my mind?

I’m finally getting around to posting VidTiger‘s awesome video captured at my Pixies cover band, Trompe le Monde‘s 2014 Art-A-Whirl performance at Solar Building in Northeast Minneapolis.

New video: Martin Devaney’s Over My Shoulder
Music, News, Video / December 31, 2013

I shot, directed, and editied this music video for Martin Devaney’s Over My Shoulder from Rock For The Rules Volume 2.


Rock For The Rules Volume Two is underway
Music, News, Rock for the Rules / December 8, 2012

I’m currently working on the second installment of Rock For The Rules, another fundraiser to benefit Leah and Rob Rule. (The first one can be found here.) Leah is currently in hospice care at home after battling cancer for nearly two years. All proceeds will once again go to the Rules to help cover medial expenses and lost wages.

Volume two is going to be doozy—an amazing musical love letter to Leah and Rob. So far I’ve lined up about 35 artists, including Ike Reilly, Rank Strangers, Kruddler, Billy Dankert (Gear Daddies), Dan Israel, Mike Nicolai, The Roe Family Singers, Impaler, and many others.

The talented Mr. Pat Moriarity created the cover art you see above.

There’s even a website,, although there’s not much there yet.

Pre-orders should be up soon. Stay tuned…

The Whirligigs “Green Demo Tape” now on Amazon
Music / October 18, 2012

The Whirligigs Green Demo

This is the tape that started it all. The Whirligigs’ first self-released cassette has been remastered and is now available on for digital download.


Whirligigs Green Demo Tracklisting:
  • Where I Belong
  • Not Gonna Happen
  • I’ll Be There (When I’m There)
  • Perfect
  • Complainin’
  • Always in the Past
  • After The Age
  • Wishful Thinking

Buy the Green Demo Tape on Amazon

Edit: The Green Demo Tape is no longer available. If you really want a copy, feel free to contact me and I’ll see what I can do.

Mark Mallman Marathon IIII had a blast playing with Mark…
Music, News, Shows / October 17, 2010

Mark Mallman Marathon III

I had a blast playing with Mark Mallman a couple of times in his epic 78-hour performance. Here’s a video of the final moments. Insanity.