Quimper Sound Staff
Steve, along with his talented and lovely wife Beth, bought Quimper
Sound in 2001. In August 2002 they welcomed Samuel Thelonious, now
an enormously entertaining toddler with much potential. These events
have enabled Steve to finally merge the two favorite jobs of his
past (record store clerk, nanny) into something of a “career.”
past lives he doesn’t much care to talk about, he played some saxophone
and tried his hand at composing, managed a bakery and an ice cream
parlor (on the east coast), made and installed Christmas decorations
in malls, worked in an ice cream factory (on the west coast) and
managed a couple of IS departments (including a bunch of surly system
administrators at Amazon.com) – but those days are long past. Today
he is much more likely to regale you with stories of Sammy T’s latest
foible than he is to make or sell you ice cream. And he’s far more
likely to eat dirt than to offer to fix your computer for you.
he’s pretty conversant in all things jazz-ish as well as reasonably
informed about 20th+ century classical (at least that’s where his
curiosity takes him) and other forms of avant-garde noise making.
An interest in anything new, musically, makes him a great person
to tell all your new discoveries to. If you need something or have
a question, he’ll work hard to find the answer for you.
out Steve's Top 10 list
A Hoosier by birth, Michael began his westward migration as a teenager.
After years of Montana honky-tonks, then Seattle yuppiedom, he washed
ashore in Port Townsend (no relation!) around 1988. Besides working
in guitar and record stores, Michael has played the exciting Quilcene-to-PortAngeles
lounge and club circuit with the Bonairs, the Chanterelles, the
Tango Rhythm Orchestra, a Sun Ra tribute band and Beatnik Zydeco.
out Michael's Top 10 list
Chris Gunn’s Bio:
Christopher Carl Gunn
of Birth: October 25th 1972
of Employment: July 1st 1997
Movie: Harold & Maude
Book: Prayer For Owen Meany
of Choice: Acoustic guitar
Influence: Neil Young
Adult Beverage: Mirror Pond Pale Ale
Clothing Item: Black T-Shirt
Track Nine Theory
Know The Angels Name
available at Quimper Sound!)
out Chris' Top 10 list for
Immanuel "E" Green (aka Dj Style "E")
Born - August 17th 1979, Summertown, TN
Height - 6' ft. Weight - 175 lbs.
Throws - Right Bats - Switch
Positions(s) - Retail Clerk, Dj/ Producer, and Consultant
in a Nutshell - Ironically, Immanuel was born in the same town/state
and the same day as Davey Crockett… who happens to be "E's" fourteenth
cousin. He spent his childhood growing up 30 miles south of Tulsa,
Oklahoma with his two other younger brothers and sister. Both of
his parents who were and are multi-talented musicians and they all
spent a lot of time house-sitting for a rock-n-roll band. With lots
of exposure to classic rock, blues, country, rap and metal, Immanuel
had begun to develop a broad taste of music. At the age of 14 he
began to play the guitar. Shortly after, his mother moved him and
his siblings to Port Townsend were his mom's family (Daubenberger,
Sophie, Caldwell's, etc.) are from. By the age of fifteen "E" began
composing and writing his own songs, and had a Indie, folkish-blues
style and over an eight year span has probably written at least
4 or 5 albums of material. Though for the past five years Immanuel
hasn't picked up the guitar much or sung a note. He discovered a
new instrument after hearing Dj Icey's cut "Big Ditch"… the Technics
1200. Ever since then Immanuel (as Dj Style "E") has been pursuing
the artistic side of Djing. Not just playing song when another one
ends, but whole aspect of manipulating time with your hands by mixing,
blending, cutting, scratching, and transforming, old songs into
new (sounding) ones. With over 1,000 cd's and about 6-8,000 albums
in his collection you imagine the possibilities and combinations
of music. After a five and a half year time period of djing and
tens of thousands of miles traveled, Immanuel has over 700 gigs
under his belt. Starting in the bedroom to on and off Residencies
at "Sirens", "The Surf" and currently Water Street Brewery in P.T.
and has done Weddings, private parties, banquets, sweet-16's, school
dances, clubs, you name it, he's done it. (Except a Bar-Mistva)
Currently, Immanuel resides in Port Townsend wife his wife (Anna)
and daughter (Eva). He has just finished his first full-length album
"Small Town…Big City Nitelife" which is his follow-up to the "Style
"E. P." which he released at the end of '03. It's hard to place
"E" as a specific style of Dj both albums range from trip-hop, deep
house, break beats, down-tempo, minimal, tech-house, and hip-hop,
hence the name Style "E".
10 Favorite All-Time Albums (no particular order)
1) Beatles - "White Album"
2) Bob Dylan - "Freewheelin'" and "Bringin' it all Back Home"
3) Kruder & Dorfmeister - "The K&D Sessions"
4) Wu-Tang Clan - "Enter the 36 Chambers"
5) Radiohead - "O.K. Computer"
6) Led Zepplin - "Led Zepplin"
7) Prince Paul - "Prince Among Thieves"
8) Tool - "Undertow"
9) Dr. Dre - "The Chronic"
10) Rithma - "Music Fiction"
Top 5 Favorites
1) Beck - Guero
2) Thievery Corp. - Cosmic Game
3) Greenskeepers - Pleetch
4) Rithma - "Music Fiction"
5) Urban Revolutions - Various artists
Top 5 12" singles
1) Rithma & Jonene - Nitrous Blues
2) Buckfunk3000 - Jump & Disrupt
3) Ambusher - I Know What You Mean
4) Johnny Fiasco - Werk It
5) Andy Caldwell - Give A Little
out E's Top 10 list for
Olson is not the type to go on about himself.
Going on about music, however, is another thing altogether.
It is rare to have a conversation with Mike that doesn't involve
some mention of his latest obsession, such as Mariah Carey's current
release, or an old favorite, like Loverboy.
Even when inappropriate - at a funeral or during an arrest for instance
- Mike can be heard hotly debating the merit of Barbara Streisand's
use of backing vocals with anyone who will listen, or even a bit
of nearby shrubbery (whose lack of voluntary motion render it helpless
Lab technicians, in a routine, involuntary study of his various
anomalies, were startled to realize that his nocturnal twitchings
corresponded chronologically with the output of the Jackson
5 and that his heart beats in four/four time - only stopping every
quarter hour for station identification, and a recap of the news,
traffic, and weather.
In short, Mike is a man of music - So stop on in and meet him some
time! He really is very nice (and doesn't mind a bit of ribbing)
-but don't forget your earplugs!
out Mike O's Top 10 list
Issuing forth from his mother with a sound not unlike that of a
doughnut falling into a pail of room-temperature milk, Corey arrived
on this planet midway through 1968 and, despite numerous local efforts
to dislodge him, has remained.
with atypical music, questionable visual stimulation, and wacky
Japanese toys have rendered him further unsuitable for public consumption.
enjoys writing, photography, and secretly rifling through old feed
store catalogs in search of off-color, typographical errors.
parents humbly ask your forgiveness.
out Corey's Top 10 list