March 6, 2012

We're Back!

Shycloud.com has been closed since 2009, about the time I got involved with FaceBook, but I've decided to bring it back to life. What you see as I write this is pretty much what the site looked like when I shut it down, but...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:35 PM in Blogging, Music

November 26, 2008

RIP Scott Zensen, 1958-2008

I received this e-mail earlier today from Sandi Shaner: Subject: Scott Zensen has been promoted to Glory today! RIP I have the unfortunate announcement to make about my good friend, Scott Zensen, editor of MyWeekMagazine.com. He passed away in his home from heart failure,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:36 PM in DMG's Friends, In Memoriam, Music

July 17, 2008

Music Scene Loses Another Brother

Still reeling from the death of Craig Yerkes, the San Diego Music Scene lost yet another brother Wednesday, with the passing of poet and photographer Billy Brazier, the younger sibling of Louis Brazier of Lestat's Coffee House. I learned this news a few hours...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:00 AM in In Memoriam, Music

July 11, 2008

For Craig And Those Who Love Him

I received this e-mail today from Cathryn Beeks: Good people, The need to gather, love and remember Craig Yerkes is overwhelming us all right now. With Marcia and Virginia's blessing, Craig's friends have organized a gathering on Sunday, July 27th, at The Boat and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:29 PM in In Memoriam, Music

June 30, 2008

Music Scene Mourns Craig Yerkes

Craig Yerkes, the lead guitarist for a San Diego Americana band called The Grams, was killed around 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning in a one-car crash in Bonsall. He and The Grams were scheduled to play at the Ocean Beach Street Fair that afternoon....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:31 PM in In Memoriam, Music

March 14, 2008

SD Indie Music Fest IV Is 3/29

My astounding friends Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion staged the very first San Diego Indie Music Fest on November 14, 2004, at The Abbey on 5th Avenue. They will present SDIMF IV in North Park on Saturday, March 29th. I have had the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:29 AM in Music, San Diego

December 22, 2007

First Pics From DMG's Bday Tour!

The photos from Night One of my magical birthday tour are viewable in a gallery at: Listen Local Holiday Bash Here's one of my best friend Marsi and I that was shot by the multi-talented Marie Haddad. Parts 2 and 3 of the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:47 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Photos, Music

December 17, 2007

Celebrate DMG's Birthday, Part 2

As I wrote in my previous post, my birthday is December 24th. I will be celebrating it on Friday, December 21st, as I've already mentioned, and again on Saturday, December 22nd, at two events on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. Both of the Saturday...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

December 6, 2007

Help DMG Celebrate His Birthday!

My birthday is December 24th. If you would like to join me for a celebratory beverage that weekend, I will be at the ListenLocalSD.com Holiday Bash on Friday, December 21st, at the Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club! The party starts at 7 p.m....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:43 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

November 16, 2007

DMG Pic Of Brenda Xu In Reader

Page 92 of the November 15th issue of the San Diego Reader features a great interview by Jay Allen Sanford with my intelligent and beautiful friend Brenda Xu. Included with the article is the picture above, which I took during our photo shoot...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:36 AM in DMG's Friends, DMG's Photos, Music

November 14, 2007

Don't Miss Acoustic Alliance 19!

This weekend's "Don't Miss Show" is Acoustic Alliance 19 on Sunday, November 18, at Brick By Brick in the Bay Park Area. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first set starts at 7. There will be an $8 cover. The series is...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:52 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

November 10, 2007

"A Day & Night of Art & Poetry"

I'm going to be part of a show from 2-7 p.m. today, Saturday, November 10, at Lestat's West on Adams Avenue in my old boyhood neighborhood, Normal Heights. Called "A Day and Night of Art & Poetry," the show will feature photographers, painters...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:29 AM in DMG's Photos, Music

October 27, 2007

DMG Once Was A Guitar Star!!!

Because I spend so much time taking pictures of the local music scene, people are always asking me if I play an instrument myself. No, I don't, but when I was in 7th and 8th grade I was taking guitar lessons and I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:13 AM in Music

September 18, 2007

Here's Jane Lui Smiling At DMG!

I photographed my dear friend Jane Lui's fun-filled release party for her new "Barkentine" CD last Friday night at Lestat's. Before the show, I caught Jane smiling at me backstage in this picture. To see a gallery of my other photos from the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:27 PM in DMG's Friends, DMG's Photos, Music

September 8, 2007

Acoustic Alliance 18 Is Sunday

I love ListenLocalSD.com, and I'm especially fond of their great Acoustic Alliance showcases! Number 18 in the series will be tomorrow night, Sunday, September 9, at Brick By Brick in the Bay Park Area. The poster below says doors open at 6:30, but that...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:39 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

August 7, 2007

Happy Birthday To Happy Ron!

Happy Birthday to one of the swingingest guys I know, Happy Ron Hill -- aka The Happy Man! I shot this photo of Ron at the Listen Local Company Picnic. Here is a bulletin he posted to his friends on MySpace: HAPPY RON’S...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:01 AM in Birthdays, Music

August 6, 2007

See DMG's Photos From Vinbladh's

Last night's show at Vinbladh's Cafe was excellent. Lindsey Yung, Brenda Xu, Sheila Sondergard and Lindsey Cook all sounded wonderful, and man was there a bountiful amount of beauty on that stage! Check out my photos from the night here: Four Women Singers @...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:10 PM in DMG's Photos, Music

August 5, 2007

Molly Wants To Be On "Ellen"

Molly Jenson, a singer/songwriter I know who seems to be a pretty sweet person, has set a goal of appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this year. I offered to videotape a concert Molly gave on July 27 at Lestat's, so she could...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:21 AM in DMG's Photos, Music

August 4, 2007

Four Female Singers At Vinbladh's

Three of my favorite female singers will be joined by a fourth woman who I've only recently started liking for a 7:30 p.m. show tomorrow night, August 5, at Vinbladh's Cafe in University Heights. My trio of favorites are Lindsey Yung, Sheila Sondergard and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:50 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 23, 2007

View Listen Local Picnic Photos

I have created a gallery of 350 photos from the Listen Local Company Picnic on Saturday. Listen Local Company Picnic To view them in a slide show, click on the first photo to go to an individual page, then click on the Start link...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:30 PM in DMG's Photos, Music

July 15, 2007

Barbara Nesbitt CD Arrives 7/19

New Acoustic Generation 6 is here and the release of Barbara Nesbitt's CD, "A Million Stories," will be part of it! The show is set for 8 p.m. this Thursday night, July 19, at the great Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Michael Tiernan...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:09 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 14, 2007

Listen Local SD Picnic Is 7/21

I went to last summer's ListenLocalSD.com picnic and had a great time! This year's picnic is a week from today, Saturday, July 21. It starts at noon and will be at the Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club. The event is free, but overnight...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:27 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 9, 2007

Sheila Sondergard Releases CD

I hear Sheila Sondergard's CD Release show at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Wednesday is almost sold out! Hopefully anyone reading this who wants to be there already has a ticket!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:30 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 8, 2007

Lindsey Yung Making Mini-Tour

My friend Lindsey Yung is using a photo I shot of her recently at Vinbladh's as part of her flier for a mini-tour she is doing this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:32 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

May 16, 2007

DMG's Music Mixer Photo Gallery

If you missed last night's Listen Local Music Mixer at Desi 'n' Friends, check out my gallery of photos from the evening: Listen Local Music Mixer At Desi 'n' Friends The picture above is Matt Silvia, whose band SweetTooth closed the evening with...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:25 PM in DMG's Photos, Music

May 14, 2007

Listen Local Music Mixer Is 5/15

My new friend Brenda Xu will be one of the performers at the next Listen Local Music Mixer, tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 15, at my favorite bar and grill, Desi 'n' Friends in Point Loma! I shot this picture of Brenda at the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:41 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

April 17, 2007

Free Music & Food At Desi's!

My friend Cathryn Beeks and her wonderful ListenLocalSD.com have teamed up with the great folks at my favorite bar and grill, Desi 'n' Friends in Point Loma, to produce an every-other-Tuesday Music Mixer. The next mixer is tonight! Live music starts at 8,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:14 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

March 13, 2007

Listen Local Music Mixer Is 3/20

ListenLocalSD.com held their first Music Mixer at Desi 'n' Friends pub in Point Loma on March 6th and it was great fun! The second Listen Local Music Mixer will be from 7-11 p.m. next Tuesday, March 20th, If you are involved with the San...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:21 PM in DMG's Photos, Music

March 3, 2007

SD Indie Music Fest III Is Today!

The wait is almost over! San Diego Indie Music Fest III starts in a little more than two hours! We're going to have a great time! Don't miss it! Be there!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:22 AM in Music, San Diego

February 24, 2007

Indie Music Fest Is A Week Away!

The much-awaited and much-expanded San Diego Indie Music Fest III finally will be here a week from today, Saturday, March 3rd! This year's event will begin around 11:15 a.m. and go until midnight, with several after-parties to follow that! Seven venues around 30th and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:00 PM in Music, San Diego

January 29, 2007

Pics Of Jana Losey & Kim DiVine

I photographed Jana Losey and Kim DiVine Saturday at Hot Java Cafe. Click on the photo of Jana above to see my complete gallery from the show....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:46 AM in DMG's Photos, Music

October 18, 2006

October 15, 2006

October 5, 2006

"Music For Mattie" Will Be 10/15

The only words I can ever remember writing that were harder for me than what I am about to tell you, were the words I wrote for my father's funeral in 1987. Mattie Mills, a woman I consider one of San Diego's finest entertainers,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:21 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

September 30, 2006

August 10, 2006

Chelsea Playing At Thursday Club

I'm going to Beach Music Mafia's Thursday Club at Portugalia tonight to see my friends Chelsea Flor, Billy Fritz and Chuck Schiele perform. It's a cool venue in Ocean Beach, offering Portuguese and Brazilian food. The show starts at 8 p.m....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:18 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

August 5, 2006

Visit DMG's Music Video Gallery

Early this morning I added a music video gallery, featuring singers I've captured on tape since 1995....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:53 AM in Blogging, DMG's Photos, Music

August 2, 2006

Randi Driscoll CD Release Is 8/5

The great Randi Driscoll has asked me to take pictures during her CD release show on Saturday, August 5th, at Seaside Concert Hall in Encinitas....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:12 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 26, 2006

Our Big Picnic Is Sunday, July 30!

The Shy Cloud Social Club Summer Picnic will take place from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, at the San Diego Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club. Our big picnic actually will be a small party happening within a much larger...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:00 PM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

July 23, 2006

Troubadour Benefit At Portugalia


Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:31 PM in Music

July 22, 2006

New Acoustic Generation Is 7/26


Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:41 AM in Music

July 21, 2006

July 7, 2006

Chelsea Flor Plays At 4th & B!

I got a call from my friend Chelsea Flor at around 1 p.m. on Monday, July 3rd. She invited me to watch her and bassman Billy Fritz, the Dream Stalker, make their 4th & B debut that night. It seems they had received...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:26 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

June 3, 2006

Acoustic Alliance 13 Is Sunday!

Over the last 10-15 years I have photographed somewhere between 250 and 300 local singers and bands at venues all over San Diego County. That should tell you that I have been to many, many events around my hometown! In my opinion, the best...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:25 AM in Music

May 29, 2006

New Acoustic Generation At Belly Up

I'm headed for the famous Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Wednesday, May 31st, to see the New Acoustic Generation showcase, featuring my friends Lindsey Yung and Jane Lui. The shows are hosted by Michael Tiernan, who also will be one of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:20 AM in Music

May 13, 2006

"Anything For The Shot!" Is TODAY!

"Anything For The Shot! Images and Sounds of San Diego Music" is TODAY, Saturday, May 13th, from noon until 9 p.m.! I thought I would give you links to the web sites of the six photographers who will be displaying their work, as...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:15 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

May 9, 2006

Kim DiVincenzo CD Release Is 5/12

My friend Kim DiVincenzo is releasing her new EP "Hummingbird" with a show at 9 p.m. this Friday, May 12, at Lestat's West on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. Kim will be performing with a full band, which I don't recall ever seeing...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:43 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

May 6, 2006

Henry Diltz Photographs DMG!

I went to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in La Jolla on May 5th for an opening night reception for the photography of Fernando Aceves. A bunch of my shutterbug friends were there too. John Baldi handed his camera to Henry Diltz, who named...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:48 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

May 4, 2006

"Anything For The Shot!" Is May 13

Greetings and apologies to all of my friends who have wondered why I haven't been answering your e-mails lately! I have been really, really, REALLY busy getting ready for "Anything For The Shot! Images and Sounds of San Diego Music" on May 13th!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:17 PM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

April 12, 2006

DMG Is In "Anything For The Shot!"

I have been invited by Tim Flack, Cathryn Beeks and Erica Mantone to be one of six photographers featured during "Anything For The Shot! Images and Sounds of San Diego Music," a local music photography gallery and live concert featuring 18 performers! Presented by...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:02 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

April 4, 2006

"West Side Story" In North Park

The Jets and Sharks will be rumbling again this weekend during "West Side Story," as the Saints Players of St. Augustine High School present a super-sized version of the classic musical from April 6-9 at the North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave. The play...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:47 PM in Music, San Diego, Theater

March 29, 2006

2 Beautiful Songbirds & 1 DMG

I had a great time last Wednesday night at Canes, shooting pictures of my talented friends Lindsey Yung and Jane Lui, two of my favorite local singers/songwriters. I also took some shots of Ernie Halter and Trevor Davis, who were the other 2/4s of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:40 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

March 20, 2006

Lindsey & Jane To Play Canes

Lindsey Yung and Jane Lui, two of my favorite local singers/songwriters, will be performing at Canes Bar and Grill in Mission Beach this Wednesday night, March 22. Also appearing will be Trevor Davis and Ernie Halter. Doors open at 7 p.m. and there will...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:30 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

March 6, 2006

DMG Named Link Of The Week!

Many thanks and much love to the wonderful Cathryn Beeks for honoring me today as her Link of the Week at her fabulous Listen Local web site! She says, "Tireless and talented as all get out, David Matt Green, aka Shycloud, has been shooting...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:41 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

March 3, 2006

I Want Help Shooting Miz Mandy

My friend Douglas Foxworthy has invited me to shoot pictures and video during Monday's 7:30 p.m. show at the Belly Up Tavern, featuring the CD release of "Mandatory" by Miz Mandy. I would like to find a volunteer to be my camera assistant that...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:26 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

February 17, 2006

Acoustic Alliance 11 Is Tuesday

It's time for another one of those showcases I love so much, Acoustic Alliance 11! Produced by Cathryn Beeks, Listen Local and Idynomite Media, the show will start at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, at Brick By Brick. I've been to the last...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:16 PM in Music

February 13, 2006

Catch Saba At HOB & Ould Sod

I'm in for a triple treat this week, as not only am I going to make my first visit to Downtown San Diego's House of Blues on Wednesday night, but I'm also going to see my intensely talented and beautiful friend Saba perform both...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:14 PM in Music

February 7, 2006

View Eve Selis Singing U2's "One"

Since 1995 I've shot hundreds of hours of video of singers and bands performing gigs at San Diego bars and coffee houses. Recently I began posting some of the best clips from my archives. I have 12 up so far, and will add...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:06 PM in Music

February 3, 2006

I Now Have 300 MySpace Friends!

I just added my 300th friend on MySpace! And the coolest thing is that I've actually met 232 of them in person, mostly through the music scene here in San Diego, California. Visit my MySpace profile at: myspace.com/shycloud And if you are a member...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:24 PM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

January 26, 2006

I'm Building A Page Of My Videos

You may have noticed I haven't posted anything here all month. That's because I've been working on a lot of stuff behind the scenes, in preparation for making some changes to this web site. One of the first things I'm ready to show you...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:22 PM in Blogging, Music

December 5, 2005

Lindsey Yung, Marina V At Lestat's

My friend Lindsey Yung will be appearing at Lestat's West in Normal Heights this Wednesday night, December 7th. The show starts at 9 p.m. and there will be a $5 cover charge. I shot the top picture of Lindsey in October during her birthday...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:10 AM in Music

December 3, 2005

Acoustic Alliance X Is Tuesday!

If you want to hear some great original music in a marvelous listening atmosphere, join me Tuesday night, December 6, for Acoustic Alliance X, presented by Cathryn Beeks, Listen Local and Idynomite Media! I've been to the last six Acoustic Alliance showcases and they...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:12 AM in Music

November 14, 2005

Show Helps New Orleans Musicians

"Head Above Water," a benefit concert that will raise money to assist New Orleans musicians displaced by the devastating Hurricane Katrina, will feature over 30 local artists rocking on two stages this Friday night, November 18, at Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge in North...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:03 AM in Music

November 4, 2005

Lindsey Yung At Twiggs Saturday

My friend Lindsey Yung will be appearing at Twiggs Green Room in University Heights this Saturday night, November 5th. I shot this picture of Lindsey last month during her birthday concert at Canes. Tim Fahlen also will appear as Lindsey's special guest. The show...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:15 AM in Music

November 3, 2005

Indie Music Fest 48 Hours Away!

It's noon on Thursday, which means that the 2nd annual San Diego Indie Music Fest will begin just 48 hours from now, at noon on Saturday, November 5th! This huge show will go from noon until midnight and will feature over 50 artists on...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:00 PM in Music

November 1, 2005

Three Singers I Like Are At Twiggs

A trio of singers I like will be at Twiggs Green Room in University Heights on Thursday, November 3, and I plan to be there to see them. The three are Renata Youngblood, Audrey Surface and Christopher Dallman. The show starts at 8:30 p.m....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:51 PM in Music

October 23, 2005

Here Comes Acoustic Alliance 9!

If you want to hear some great original music in a marvelous listening atmosphere, join me Tuesday night, October 25, for Acoustic Alliance 9, presented by Cathryn Beeks and Listen Local! I've been to the last five Acoustic Alliance showcases and they are tremendous!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:53 AM in Music

October 22, 2005

2nd Indie Music Fest Is November 5

The 2nd annual San Diego Indie Music Fest is only two weeks from today! Mark your calendars and order your tickets now for the big event on Saturday, November 5. This year it will have two venues: The Abbey and Kung Food on 5th...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:28 AM in Music

October 18, 2005

Help 34Below's Steve Ybarra!

In my opinion, one of the most interesting male voices in San Diego belongs to Steve Ybarra, of the band 34Below. I shot this photo of him at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge last year. I just received an e-mail from 34Below saying that Steve is...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:15 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

October 13, 2005

We've Caused 9,126 CDBaby Hits!

ShyCloud.com joined the CDBaby.com partner program more than a year ago. Last Thursday we were the middleman for a sale of Joanie Mendenhall's "Secretary Waltz." That was only the 15th CD we've sold through ShyCloud.com, but we definitely have brought our friends and acquaintances...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:39 AM in Music

October 5, 2005

GoGirlsMusicFest Is Saturday

I'm listening to my friend Kim DiVincenzo right now as she guests on the great Joan Rubin's excellent "Locals Live" radio show from Palomar College's KKSM-AM. Kim is all sweet and innocent looking when you see her, but she has been selecting songs for...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:34 AM in Music

October 4, 2005

Happy Birthday To Lindsey Yung!

I want to wish a Happy Birthday to the multi-talented Lindsey Yung, a friend I haven't met yet! On Thursday night, October 6, however, I will meet Lindsey when she appears at 'Canes in Mission Beach on a bill with Saba and Trevor Davis....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:08 PM in Birthdays, Music

August 27, 2005

"Acoustic Alliance 8" Is Tuesday!

If you want to hear some great original music in a marvelous listening atmosphere, join me Tuesday night, August 30th, for "Acoustic Alliance 8," presented by Cathryn Beeks and Listen Local! I've been to the last four "Acoustic Alliance" showcases and they are tremendous!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:00 AM in Music

August 24, 2005

Jane Lui's Site Has DMG Photos

I'd like to thank my friend Jane Lui, one of my favorite local singer/songwriters, for posting on her web site almost two dozen photographs that I've taken of her during the last 10 months. Check them out at JanesHands.com! I shot this photo of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:32 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

August 22, 2005

Vote For Victoria Robertson!

Victoria Robertson, a talented singer and songwriter who also is Miss USO-San Diego, recently sent an e-mail asking for some help. She has been nominated for "Best New Artist" in the upcoming San Diego Music Awards and needs a bunch of votes. I shot...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:22 PM in Music

August 20, 2005

Randi Driscoll In Town This Week

Former San Diego-based singer, songwriter and activist Randi Driscoll returns to Southern California this week to perform three shows. Randi is best known for her song "What Matters," which has raised over $40,000 for the Matthew Shepard Foundation. I met Randi in January of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:56 PM in Music

July 30, 2005

See DMG's Video Of Kim DiVincenzo

For your viewing pleasure, the very lovely and quite-talented Kim DiVincenzo has posted a piece of video I shot of her in July at Claire de Lune, singing her new song called "What's It Gonna Be?" Check it out Here. I shot this photo...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:59 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 11, 2005

"Acoustic Alliance 7" Is Tuesday!

If you want to hear some great original music in a marvelous listening atmosphere, join me Tuesday night for "Acoustic Alliance 7," presented by Cathryn Beeks and Listen Local! I've been to the last three "Acoustic Alliance" showcases and they are tremendous! The deal...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:06 PM in Music

June 9, 2005

Schroeder's Cabaret Is A Year Old!

Photo by David Matt Green From Sher Krieger of Schroeder's Club and Cabaret: Don't forget that the fabulous Needemann Brothers are returning to Schroeder's Club and Cabaret tomorrow night, Friday, June 10, while Todd Schroeder himself will be there to help us celebrate...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:36 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

June 4, 2005

I Have 58 MySpace.com Friends!

After less than three weeks on MySpace.com, I already have connected with 58 people I know! Most of them are folks I have met in the San Diego music scene, because music types have found MySpace a great way to network, both with each...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:00 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

February 15, 2005

"Love Songs And Lullabyes" Is Thursday

Valentine's Day may have passed, but there's still time to hear some "Love Songs and Lullabyes," which is the theme of a showcase that my friend Bridget Brigitte will present from 6:30-11:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:32 PM in Music

February 13, 2005

Quincy Playing At Lestat's Wednesday

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Quincy will be making one of her much-too-rare San Diego appearances on Wednesday, February 16, at Lestat's Coffee House in Normal Heights, the neighborhood I lived in way back when I was in grade school at nearby St. Didacus. I met...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:37 PM in Music

February 12, 2005

"Acoustic Alliance 4" Is Tuesday Night

I had a fun time at the "Listen Local - Volume One" CD Release Party Thursday night at Coaster Saloon, which was organized by Cathryn Beeks, and I'm also looking forward to a great event on Tuesday, February 15, when I go to see...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:41 PM in Music

February 9, 2005

Gary Seiler Sets Regular Thursday Gig

My friend Gary Seiler has returned to music full time this year, and he's booked his first regular gig for Thursday nights at the Sky Lobby Lounge on the 12th floor of the Sheraton Suites at Symphony Towers! I don't believe I've ever seen...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:05 PM in Music

February 6, 2005

Taylor Harvey Band Has New Web Site

I received an e-mail yesterday from Taylor Harvey announcing a new web site for his Taylor Harvey Band. The web site was created by Angela Hanenkrat, and it features a new logo for the band that was designed by Randy Crawford, who sometimes plays...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:09 AM in Music

February 3, 2005

Cathryn Beeks Offers "Listen Local" Site

Many of the articles posted here at ShyCloud.com feature my humble attempts to publicize the music of various San Diego singers and bands that I think are worthy of attention. KKSM radio's Joan Rubin, with her "Locals Live" program on Tuesdays, is on a...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:02 AM in Music

January 31, 2005

Carol Ames Wins Songwriting Contest

Congratulations to singer/songwriter Carol Ames, whose song "West Virginia" recently won a Grand Prize in the Country category of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest! I shot this photo of Carol and two of her band members during the GoGirlsMusicFest in October. The John Lennon...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:05 AM in Music

January 26, 2005

Patti Zlaket's New CD "Tunes" Is Out

My very talented singer/songwriter friend Patti Zlaket has a new CD out named "Tunes," and while I haven't heard it yet, I have reason to believe it's great! You see, last year Patti gave me a CD called "Stripped 2" that includes demo versions...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:04 PM in Music

January 22, 2005

Happy Birthday Tom Warren!

Happy Birthday to Tom Warren, one of the partners in Schroeder's Club and Cabaret and the husband of one of my very dearest friends, Bettina "Pixie" Warren! I believe I first saw Tom in 1980 when he and the then-Pixie O'Donnell were in "Brigadoon"...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:25 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

Jenn Grinels Plans CD Release Party

I met Jenn Grinels last Saturday night when I went to Java Joe's Pub to catch three other singers. Jenn turned out to be a bonus singer who wasn't actually on the bill that evening, but was invited to do a few songs. I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:09 AM in Music

January 19, 2005

34Below Plays Dublin Square Friday

I received an e-mail on January 6th from 34Below that said the band was in a studio working on their next CD, and that they would be finished recording within a week and ready for a wrap party that was scheduled to take place...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:17 AM in Music

January 13, 2005

Java Joe's Pub Offers Spinster Showcase

I really like Joanie Mendenhall, except for one thing -- she sings with her eyes closed a lot, so I've found it a bit of a challenge to shoot good pictures of her with her eyes open! That's a problem for me because I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:10 PM in Music

January 11, 2005

15 Guitar Players At Humphrey's Thursday

My friend Bridget Brigitte has organized what sounds like yet another excellent show! This time she's offering a "3 Song Guitar Night," featuring 15 guitar players who each will play 15-minute sets consisting of three songs. Bridget promises a mix of "classical, solo, electric,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:06 PM in Music

January 6, 2005

Rathburn Threatens Near-Naked Walk!

Until now I've always considered Joe Rathburn to be a fairly normal musician -- if "normal" and "musician" are words that can be used together ;>. Today, however, he sent me an e-mail in which he threatens to walk near-naked amongst the sea lions...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:26 PM in Music

January 2, 2005

First Bridget's Music Monday Of 2005

The first 2005 edition of my friend Bridget Brigitte's popular Bridget's Music Monday showcases will be from 6:30-10:30 p.m. tomorrow, January 3, at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island. The evening will feature six artists who each will play 30-minute sets. Other than Bridget,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:00 AM in Music

December 27, 2004

Winston's Offers "Cuz Chicks Rock"

Winston's in Ocean Beach will present a show called "Cuz Chicks Rock" at 9 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, December 28. Carol Ames is the headliner for the show, which also will feature Joanie Mendenhall, Saturns Day and Marcia Claire. There will be a $5 cover...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:46 PM in Music

December 17, 2004

To Thank Me, See Someone I Mention!

I've received several e-mails lately thanking me for mentioning people, bands or events in my articles. After the last thank you, it hit me that there is one very excellent way for a person to thank me for writing about them or an event...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:16 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

December 15, 2004

Golden Hill Players Offer Winter Show

The Golden (not over the) Hill Players, a senior theater company run by my friend Carlyn Ames, will present "Winter Wonderland" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, December 17-18, at the Masonic Lodge in Hillcrest (corner of Front and University). Join them to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:53 AM in Music

December 14, 2004

Photocharity Concert Aids Homeless Teens

For several weeks now I've known about a show this Thursday, December 16th, at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge that I've been thinking of as just a Carol Ames and Friends Christmas Concert. I knew the names of all the artists scheduled to perform, and I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:10 AM in Music

December 10, 2004

Pacific Camerata To Perform Two Concerts

One of San Diego's premier choral ensembles, Pacific Camerata, will present two performances of an international program of Renaissance music for Advent and Christmas on Saturday, December 11, and Thursday, December 16. Part of the Foundation for Early Music Performance, Pacific Camerata has been...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:41 AM in Music, Theater

December 6, 2004

Next Bridget's Music Monday Is Tonight

The next edition of my friend Bridget Brigitte's excellent Bridget's Music Mondays is tonight from 6:30-11 p.m. at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island. Bridget knows a ton of artists, and she fills her shows with them. I went to one of her showcases...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:30 AM in Music

December 3, 2004

Abigails Attic At Brick By Brick Saturday

I first saw Abigails Attic on Memorial Day at one of Bridget's Music Mondays at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge, where I shot this photo. Holding the mic is the group's lead singer Jana Losey, who also plays sax, flute and piano! That's Valerie Easterbrook playing...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:21 PM in Music

December 2, 2004

Jane Lui Plays At Lestat's West Tonight

I've seen Jane Lui sing twice in the last five weeks, and I enjoyed both of her performances. She was the first act I caught on the initial night of the GoGirlsMusicFest on October 28, then I saw her again at the San Diego...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:34 AM in Music

November 30, 2004

Indie By Design Is At Twiggs Thursday

Say It Records and Danielle LoPresti and The Masses are presenting another of their Indie By Design showcases this Thursday night from 8:30-11 p.m. at Twiggs Coffee House on Park Boulevard in University Heights. I shot this picture of Danielle and The Masses at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:44 AM in Music

November 27, 2004

BanjerDan, aka Dan Mazer, Has A CD Too

After I posted the big list of artists I've seen lately who sell their recordings on CDBaby.com, I discovered I know yet another musician who has a CD available there. He goes by the name BanjerDan, but his real name is Dan Mazer. The...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:18 PM in Music

November 26, 2004

I've Seen A Bunch Of New Singers Lately

Thanks to almost 12 hours of the San Diego Indie Music Fest, two nights of the GoGirlsMusicFest, the Make A Difference Day concert, a show at Schroeder's Club and Cabaret and a Carol Ames-hosted show Tuesday night at Humphrey's, I've recently seen for the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:47 AM in Music

November 21, 2004

Joanie Mendenhall At Humphrey's Tuesday

I saw multi-talented Joanie Mendenhall sing, while also taking turns playing piano, guitar and accordian, on the first night of the recent GoGirlsMusicFest! Earlier in the evening, the show's organizer, Bridget Brigitte, had introduced me to Matthew Curreri, who later played drums with the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:20 PM in Music

November 17, 2004

Successful Schroeder's Season Ends Friday

Congratulations to my friends Bettina "Pixie" Warren, Tom Warren and Sher Krieger of Show Must Go On Productions, as well as to their associates Todd Schroeder and Timm Dietschak, on the completion of their first very successful season operating Schroeder's Club and Cabaret at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:26 PM in Music

November 16, 2004

SD Indie Music Fest Was Tremendous!

Congratulations to Danielle LoPresti, Kelly Bowen and Alicia Champion on their tremendous first-ever San Diego Indie Music Fest which took place Sunday from noon until about 11:15 p.m. at The Abbey in Hillcrest!! I predicted it was going to be a great show and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:13 AM in Music

November 12, 2004

U-T Has An Article About Indie Music Fest

There is an excellent article by George Varga on the front page of the Currents section in today's Union-Tribune titled "Indie backers put money where their Music Fest is." It's all about Danielle LoPresti, Alicia Champion and Kelly Bowen and their efforts to make...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:54 AM in Music

November 11, 2004

San Diego Indie Music Fest Is On Sunday

The first-ever San Diego Indie Music Fest, featuring over 25 bands on three stages, will be this Sunday, November 14, at The Abbey in Hillcrest!! Produced by Danielle LoPresti and Kelly Bowen and their Say It Records, together with Alicia Champion and her Champ...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:06 AM in Music

November 8, 2004

Three Win Just Plain Folks Music Awards

Congratulations to two of my musician friends, Joe Rathburn and Eve Selis, who each won two categories in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards during a ceremony held last night at the Galaxy Concert Theater in Santa Ana! I shot the photo below of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:16 AM in Music

November 3, 2004

GoGirlsMusicFest Part 2 Is Thursday Night

I went to last Thursday night's Part 1 of the 5th Annual GoGirlsMusicFest at Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge and it was awesome! My only complaint was that the audience was much too small for such a great collection of talented performers! The show was so...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:06 AM in Music

November 1, 2004

Our Top 30 Hit-Getters At CDBaby.com

I just figured out how to copy the table from our CDBaby.com Control Panel that lists the 30 CDs that have received the most hits from ShyCloud.com to CDBaby.com. Check it out! There have been 1,533 total hits since we partnered with them on...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:41 AM in Blogging, Music

October 31, 2004

San Diego Indie Music Fest 2 Weeks Away!

Following is a huge e-mail I received from Danielle LoPresti about the first-ever San Diego Indie Music Fest two weeks from today, on Sunday, November 14, at The Abbey in Hillcrest! It had to be huge, though, because the event it describes will go...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:08 AM in Music

October 27, 2004

Annual GoGirlsMusicFest Benefits MusiCares

The 5th Annual GoGirlsMusicFest is a series of showcases that feature prominent local and regional independent women musicians in performances all across the country. Inspired by Madalyn Sklar and her GoGirlsMusic.com, the concerts benefit MusiCares. Here in San Diego, 27 singers and bands will...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:03 AM in Music

October 26, 2004

Welcome Home 34Below At Dublin Square!

When we last heard from Carlsbad-based rock band 34Below in September, they were stuck in traffic somewhere outside New Orleans, Louisiana, trying to avoid Hurricane Ivan! It seems the boys made it through safely, though, because at 9 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, October 27, they...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:38 AM in Music

October 22, 2004

Eve & Patti Sing To Make A Difference

Two of my singer/songwriter friends, Eve Selis and Patti Zlaket, will be among the performers at a concert this Saturday, October 23, that will be part of Project Warmth, the contribution of the EveryDay Angels Foundation to national Make A Difference Day. Singers Peggy...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:54 AM in Music

October 20, 2004

I'm Creating A New CDBaby.com Page

I've been creating a better page to display the independently-produced CDs that my friends and acquaintances are selling on CDBaby.com. Whereas before there were only pictures of each CD, now there are descriptions to go with them. Check out the new page at: www.ShyCloud.com/CDBaby.html...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:15 PM in Blogging, Music

October 19, 2004

Sam Harris & Todd Schroeder Are Back!

The sensational Sam Harris returns to Schroeder's Club and Cabaret, along with pianist Todd Schroeder, for 8:00 p.m. performances on both Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23! The shows are presented by Show Must Go On Productions at Schroeder's, which is in Downtown's...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:03 AM in Music

October 16, 2004

Stars On The Water At Coral Reefer Party

My old friend Jerry Gontang's band Stars on the Water will play at a Coral Reefer party featuring Jay Oliver, Mac MacAnally, and the Peter Mayer Band this Tuesday, October 19th, at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, and they need to sell...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:30 AM in Music, Orange County

October 15, 2004

Two Tell Me About "The Ultimate Journey"

I'm not totally sure I know what "The Ultimate Journey" is, but I got e-mail about it from two people I know this week, so I figure I should mention it here. I heard about it first from my dear friend Di'Zsa Wilde, who...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:11 AM in Music, Theater

October 12, 2004

Sandy Campbell Visits Schroeder's Club

Show Must Go On Productions will present Sandy Campbell, along with her musical director G. Scott Lacy, for an 8 p.m. show this Friday night, October 15, at Schroeder's Club and Cabaret. Schroeder's will be closed Saturday for a private party. I'm ashamed to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:04 PM in Music

October 6, 2004

Danielle Forsgren Returns To Schroeder's

Danielle Forsgren returns to Schroeder's Club and Cabaret at Downtown's Westin Horton Plaza for one show on Friday night, October 8. The next evening, Saturday, October 9, Melinda Gilb and Steve Gunderson will be the featured singers at Schroeder's. Danielle made a very successful...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:03 PM in Music

October 4, 2004

Buffed Out Band At Dick's Last Resort

If you're a fan of Jimmy Buffett, you'll want to be at Dick's Last Resort in the Gaslamp Quarter this Thursday evening, October 7, when the San Diego Parrot Head Club will hold its annual pre-concert Buffett bash (his current tour's only Southern California...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:18 PM in Music

October 3, 2004

Eve Selis & Friends To Make A Difference

Two of my musical friends, Eve Selis and Patti Zlaket, will be on the "Locals Live" radio show between 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, October 5, to talk with host Joan Rubin about a concert they will give on Saturday, October 23, as part of the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:24 AM in Music

September 30, 2004

Happy Birthday Leigh Scarritt!

Happy Birthday to Leigh Scarritt, one of San Diego's most popular and versatile entertainers! She's an actress, singer, musician, dancer, songwriter, playwright, director, choreographer and producer, who has worked at many of the best performance venues in this area! Tomorrow, Friday, October 1, Show...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:32 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

September 27, 2004

Hear Danielle LoPresti On "Locals Live"

Danielle LoPresti and The Masses will be Joan Rubin's featured guests from 10 a.m. until noon tomorrow, Tuesday, September 28, on her "Locals Live" radio show on KKSM. I shot this photo of Danielle in March when she performed at a Women's History Month...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:23 PM in Music

September 22, 2004

Schroeder's Club All-Stars Will Perform

An all-star lineup from Schroeder's Club and Cabaret, including singers Bettina "Pixie" Warren, Danielle Forsgren, Leigh Scarritt, Eileen Bowman, Ric Henry, Debra Wanger, Phil Johnson, Ole Kittleson, Karen Giorgio and David Maldonado, as well as accompanists Jim Guerin and Rayme Sciaroni, will perform at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:20 AM in Music

September 17, 2004

34Below Trys To Avoid Hurricane Ivan

I received an e-mail Wednesday from 34Below, a band that has been touring along the East Coast, which has given them an opportunity to see up close and personal what hurricane season is like! The e-mail was sent while they were stuck near New...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:24 PM in Music

September 12, 2004

Parrot Heads Phlock Tuesday At Belly Up

My high school classmate and old friend Jerry Gontang is 1/3 of a Jimmy Buffett tribute band called Stars on the Water. They will provide the music at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Tuesday, September 14, for that venue's first Parrot...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:16 AM in Music

September 10, 2004

Gary Seiler & Taylor Harvey Share Stage

I met both Gary Seiler and Taylor Harvey during the early days of the San Diego Parrot Head Club in 1996-97. Gary's band Buffed Out frequently performed at SDPHC events, and Taylor was a former member of Buffed Out who often played with them...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:21 PM in Music

September 9, 2004

Shameless Stage Mom Plea From Vickie

My dear old friend Vickie Jenkins has a teenage son named Casey who is in a band named Grandview, and they are trying to win a Battle of the Fans vote which would give them the opportunity to play on the main stage at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:01 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

September 8, 2004

YOURSELF & Jose Playing Coffee Houses

Three old friends of mine will be appearing at coffee houses this weekend and next. YOURSELF, who are Howard and Diane Anshell, will play at the Coffee House on Broadway Friday night, September 10, while Jan Tonnesen will perform with Jose Sinatra and the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:33 AM in Music

September 7, 2004

Andrea Marcovicci Shows To Benefit Vets

Show Must Go On Productions and Schroeder's Club and Cabaret will present three performances this weekend by singer and actress Andrea Marcovicci that will benefit the Disabled American Veterans. Here's an e-mail from Sher Krieger of SMGO: We're so proud to announce that movie/TV...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:36 AM in Music

September 2, 2004

Taylor Harvey Has A Busy Month Planned!

I got an e-mail from Taylor Harvey last week to tell me about a bunch of special appearances he has scheduled this month. They start tomorrow, Friday, September 3, when The Taylor Harvey Band will play an 11 a.m. Concert On The Square at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:46 PM in Music

August 31, 2004

Happy Birthday Deborah Gibson!

Happy Birthday to internationally famous singer-actress-songwriter Deborah Gibson! Back in 1990, I was still pretty new to modeming when I joined America Online, where someone convinced me that they were the then-teenaged singing star Debbie Gibson. Because I thought I had met the real...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:00 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

August 30, 2004

This Website Has Finally Made A Buck!

Wooo Hooo! ShyCloud.com has made our first official dollar! Yay! After 872 visits from ShyCloud.com to CDBaby.com pages, we've finally sold a CD for one of our friends! Earlier today, someone somewhere purchased a copy of Quincy's CD, "Also Known As Mary," which earns...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:47 PM in Blogging, Music

August 26, 2004

Mehl & Seiler Play Fallbrook House Concert

I met Rob Mehl on May 22 when we both attended Taylor Harvey's CD release house concert at Cheri Robertson's home in La Mesa. On that day, Rob gave me a copy of his own new CD, "Just Give Me The Keys," and it...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:49 AM in Music

August 23, 2004

Quincy Sings At Santa Monica's Temple Bar

Quincy, an excellent singer/songwriter who I met on Memorial Day at one of Bridget Brigitte's Music Mondays, will be at the Temple Bar in Santa Monica on Tuesday, August 24. She will perform at 8:30 p.m., and will be followed by Steve Reynolds at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:22 AM in Los Angeles, Music

August 18, 2004

Todd Schroeder's CD Debuts This Weekend

Todd Schroeder, the talented piano-playing singer who has lent his last name to Schroeder's Club and Cabaret, will debut his new CD "Requests" at the club this weekend, Friday, August 20, and Saturday, August 21. Todd and his twin brother Timm Dietschak also will...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:04 PM in Music

August 17, 2004

Twiggs Show Honors Life Of Jessica Treat

I had never heard of Jessica Treat until I received an e-mail last week from Danielle LoPresti announcing a special show at Twiggs Green Room on Thursday, August 19, to honor Jessica, who passed away from breast cancer July 29 at only 35 years...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:56 AM in In Memoriam, Music

August 7, 2004

Pat Sonnek Begins/Ends Cymbals Career

I have an old friend who I've never met in person. Patrick Sonnek lives on a farm in Minnesota. We became acquainted in 1991 through Usenet message groups and e-mails, because we both were running Internet-based ProLine Bulletin Board Systems on Apple II computers....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:22 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

August 5, 2004

Janet Hammer Will Sing At Two Venues

I've only seen Janet Hammer perform as a member of the choral ensemble Pacific Camerata, so I'm not really sure how she sounds when she sings with less than a dozen other people! I've wanted to catch one of her smaller gigs to find...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:47 AM in Music

August 4, 2004

Bettina "Pixie" Warren Sings At Schroeder's

One of my all-time favorite local entertainers, songbird and actress Bettina "Pixie" Warren, will perform this week at Schroeder's Club and Cabaret at the Westin Horton Plaza, at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 6. Douglas Foxworthy took this picture of Pixie hugging me at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 PM in Music

August 3, 2004

Thanks Joan And Patti For The Kind Words!

Thanks Joan Rubin and Patti Zlaket for the Shout Out you just gave to ShyCloud.com and me during KKSM's "Locals Live"! I appreciate your kind words about both my photography skills and me as a person. That was very nice of you! You lovely...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

August 2, 2004

Patti Zlaket Back On "Locals Live" Tuesday

I don't know if Joan Rubin stole my address book or what, but every Tuesday she seems to be choosing mostly singers I know to appear on her "Locals Live" radio show! Last week it was Eve Selis and Marc Intravaia, and this Tuesday...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:09 AM in Music

July 28, 2004

The Heroes Perform In Santee Thursday

I haven't heard a peep from any member of The Heroes other than Mattie Mills since I took this photo of them in April at the Catamaran Resort's Cannibal Bar, so I suspect they all have been keeping mighty busy this summer! I plan...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:55 AM in Music

July 26, 2004

Selis & Intravaia On "Locals Live" Tuesday

Eve Selis and her great guitarist and songwriting partner Marc Intravaia will be featured on KKSM-AM 1320 from 10 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27, when the station will rebroadcast the duo's recent appearance on Joan Rubin's fine "Locals Live" program. You can listen to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:08 AM in Music

July 24, 2004

Rob Mehl Playing House Concert Sunday

I met Rob Mehl on May 22 when we both attended Taylor Harvey's CD release house concert at Cheri Robertson's home in La Mesa. On that day, Rob gave me a copy of his own new CD, "Just Give Me The Keys," and it...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:28 AM in Music

July 23, 2004

Schroeder's Club Schedule Is Extended

I'd like to congratulate the great people who have created Schroeder's Club and Cabaret for being so successful that they recently announced their run at the Westin Horton Plaza has been extended through September! Bravo, my friends! Bravo! My personal connection with Schroeder's goes...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:21 PM in Music

July 20, 2004

Linda Ronstadt Adds To "Fahrenheit" Furor

Singer Linda Ronstadt has been adding to the furor created by "Fahrenheit 9/11" by dedicating the encore at her concerts, "Desperado," to the film's director, Michael Moore! Linda did that here in San Diego on Sunday in a show at Humphrey's By The Bay,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:08 AM in Films, Music, USA, World

July 17, 2004

34Below At Humphrey's Backstage Lounge

Carlsbad-based band 34Below will be back in San Diego on Monday, July 19, to play a 9:30 p.m. show at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island, following the Hootie and the Blowfish concert on the Humphrey's outdoor stage. I shot this picture of 34Below...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:43 PM in Music

July 15, 2004

Leigh Scarritt Sings At Schroeder's Friday

There is an excellent review on page 22 of the Night & Day section in today's Union-Tribune about Schroeder's Club and Cabaret and their July 2nd show that starred Sam Harris. There also is a picture that features Leigh Scarritt, who will appear at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:57 AM in Music

July 10, 2004

Gary Seiler Plays At Sunset Plaza Sunday

I haven't seen my very talented singer/songwriter friend Gary Seiler since last year, but I plan to fix that problem on Sunday, when I intend to see Gary play from 2-5 p.m. at Sunset Plaza in Ocean Beach, right next to Qwiigs Bar &...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:51 AM in Music

July 9, 2004

Schroeder's Presenting Leigh, Ric, Eileen

My friend Marisa Cullen and I went to last Saturday night's sold-out Sam Harris show at Schroeder's Club and Cabaret at Downtown's Westin Horton Plaza and we loved it! What a powerful singer and performer Sam is! And what a fine venue Schroeder's is!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:50 PM in Music

July 5, 2004

Next Indie By Design Is Wednesday

I met Danielle LoPresti and saw her sing with her band, Danielle and The Masses, at the very first of the four excellent Naked Songwriters Showcases that were produced by Gary Hyde, Dave Howard and Tom Boyd during 2002. In March of this year,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:37 PM in Music

July 1, 2004

Sensational Sam Harris Plays Schroeder's

This weekend Show Must Go On Productions and Schroeder's Club and Cabaret at Downtown's Westin Horton Plaza will present their friend, the sensational Sam Harris, for 8:00 p.m. shows on both Friday, July 2, and Saturday, July 3! Here is an e-mail from SMGO's...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:07 PM in Music

June 30, 2004

Super Funk Fantasy At Jimmy Love's

When I first met Jennifer Gentile last November, she was an excellent waitress at Jimmy Love's in the Gaslamp Quarter, where I began going about once a month to see The Cubes. Every time I went there, Jennifer always recognized me and remembered that...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:43 AM in Music

June 29, 2004

Quincy Appearing At Twiggs Green Room

Quincy, a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, returns to San Diego on Friday, July 2nd, to play a 10 p.m. set at Twiggs Green Room on Park Boulevard. Joining her will be Geoff "Pearlz" Pearlman on lap steel guitar and Stewart "The Coalmine" Cole on...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:35 PM in Music

June 26, 2004

If You Weren't At Schroeder's, You Blew It!!!

I got home from Schroeder's Club and Cabaret about 2:30 a.m.! What an incredibly intense night!!! I pity the poor fools who missed Friday night's show and party! If you weren't there, you really blew it! With all the words I know, I can't...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:22 AM in Music

June 24, 2004

Danielle Forsgren Appearing At Schroeder's

Danielle Forsgren will be the main attraction on Friday, June 25, at Schroeder's Club and Cabaret. I can't honestly say that I ever truly knew Danielle, because I'm not sure if we ever really spoke to each other, but I did see her act...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:43 AM in Music

June 23, 2004

Jose Sinatra At Claire De Lune Saturday

I saw my old bookseller/musician friend Jan Tonnesen, aka Troy Dante, on Tuesday, when I paid a visit to Downtown's great Wahrenbrock's Book House on Broadway. Jan told me that the band/comedy act he's been in for years will make one of their much-too-rare...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:28 AM in Music

June 21, 2004

Listen To Joan Rubin's "Locals Live" Show

I hadn't heard of Joan Rubin and her "Locals Live" radio show on KKSM-AM 1320 until last week, when I learned Randi Driscoll was to be a guest on the show. I tried to get the station on my radio, but didn't succeed, so...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:31 PM in Music

June 19, 2004

Pacific Camerata Offering Two Concerts

Two old friends from my days taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre way back in the '70s, Vickie Jenkins (second from right in front row) and Dan Ratelle (far right), are members of a vocal ensemble called Pacific Camerata. I shot this...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:26 PM in Music, Theater

June 18, 2004

Silver Springs To Play Three Shows At Fair

A friend of mine named Annie Heller is in a new Fleetwood Mac tribute band named Silver Springs. Sandi Schena, who I've met once, also is in the band. The group has three shows scheduled for the Del Mar Fair, on June 20, June...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:06 PM in Music

June 17, 2004

Randi Driscoll In San Diego This Weekend

Randi Driscoll will be in San Diego this weekend. Today, June 17, from 1-3 p.m. she will be on Joan Rubin's "Locals Live" radio show on KKSM-AM 1320. Randi will perform some of her songs in the studio and also will share music from...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:25 AM in Music

June 16, 2004

Eve Selis CD Release Concert Is Saturday

I didn't meet Eve Selis until 2002, but I've been hearing about her since the early '80s, because before Eve ever became a well-known singer, she was a student and track star at University of San Diego High School, while I was teaching journalism...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:44 AM in Music

June 15, 2004

Jerry Gontang Has A Busy Week Planned

I haven't seen my St. Augustine High School classmate and old friend Jerry Gontang since St. Patrick's Day, but he has a busy week planned, so I hope to catch him either at Desi 'n' Friends in Point Loma on Wednesday night, or on...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:40 PM in Music

June 14, 2004

Harriet Schock Is Doing Improv In June

Back in the late '70s and early '80s I used to frequently comb through the many bins at Downtown's old Arcade Music searching for gems amongst their used records and DJ promo copies. It was there that I discovered three vinyl LPs by a...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:13 AM in Los Angeles, Music, Theater

June 10, 2004

Quincy Plays At Hollywood's Hotel Cafe

I met singer/songwriter Quincy on Memorial Day at Bridget Brigitte's Music Monday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge, where I shot this photo of her and Geoff Pearlman. I really like both Quincy's voice and her songs. After seeing and hearing her on May 31st, I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:29 PM in Los Angeles, Music

June 8, 2004

SMGO Opens Schroeder's Club And Cabaret

I knew Show Must Go On Productions was planning to move their popular cabaret shows away from the Del Mar Hilton during the fair and horse racing season, and that they were going to stage them instead at Downtown's Westin Horton Plaza, but until...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:55 AM in Music

June 6, 2004

34Below Plays Dublin Square Wednesday

I met Steve Ybarra and Chris James in October of 2002 when they did a set at the fourth and final installment of the late and much lamented Naked Songwriters Showcases at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge. In this photo I shot of them then, Steve...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:16 PM in Music

June 4, 2004

CDBaby Buying Can Help ShyCloud.com!

I recently learned that I could help my musician friends sell their independently released CDs, while also helping ShyCloud.com at the same time! CDBaby.com, where many of my friends sell their CDs, has a Partner Program, which I've joined. Now, if you go through...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:40 PM in Blogging, Music

June 2, 2004

Bridget's Music Monday Was Great Fun!

Bridget Brigitte really knows how to put together a great showcase! I had predicted that I was in for a quadruple treat on Memorial Day at her Bridget's Music Monday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge, but that estimate was way too low! The night was...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:45 AM in Music

June 1, 2004

Thanks to Patti and Bridget, I'm Back!

I had a great time Monday night at Bridget Brigitte's Music Monday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge! I saw some old friends and met a ton of interesting new people, and Patti Zlaket even singled me out from the stage as someone who does a...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:45 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

May 25, 2004

Bridget's Music Monday Set At Humphrey's

I'm in for a quadruple treat on Memorial Day, when I'm going to Bridget's Music Monday! First of all, it will be at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island, which is one of my favorite clubs. Secondly, I met Bridget Brigitte at a Women's...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:56 AM in Music

Rosemary Watson Making San Diego Debut

The great Mattie Mills introduced me to Rosemary Watson when I saw The Heroes last month at the Cannibal Bar. She's a singer who will make her San Diego debut this Saturday night at the Rock Bottom Brewery Downtown. Here's an e-mail from Rosemary:...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:11 AM in Music

May 20, 2004

Taylor Harvey's House Concert Is Saturday

Back in February I told readers of ShyCloud.com that singer/songwriter Taylor Harvey and his new band were hard at work on a CD to be named "A Place To Call My Own." That new CD came out in late April, and The Taylor Harvey...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:44 AM in Music

May 17, 2004

You Can Help Singers & ShyCloud.com Too!

I've discovered I can help singers I know who have released CDs, while helping ShyCloud.com at the same time! CDBaby.com, where many of my friends sell their CDs, has a Partner Program, which I've joined. Now, whenever you go through one of my links...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:12 PM in Blogging, Music

May 16, 2004

Indie By Design Visits Korova Coffee Bar

I've never been to an Indie By Design showcase yet, and I don't often recommend shows I've never seen at a place I've never been to before, but I'm going to take a chance on this one because it's a Danielle LoPresti production! I've...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:25 PM in Music

May 13, 2004

Patti Zlaket Returns To Humphrey's Friday

Singer/songwriter Patti Zlaket returns to Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island tomorrow, Friday, May 14, to play a 6-8 p.m. show. There will be a $4 cover charge starting at 5 p.m. If you get there early, Humphrey's offers a "One Buck Buffett" from...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:39 AM in Music

May 7, 2004

Dueling Divas Offer A ShyCloud Discount

I just received a message from Sher Krieger of Show Must Go On Productions offering a discount for friends of ShyCloud.com to tonight's Dueling Divas cabaret show at the Hilton/Del Mar, which will feature Bettina "Pixie" Warren and Marie Kelly. I shot this photo...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:22 AM in Music

May 6, 2004

Happy Birthday Mattie Mills!

Happy Birthday to one of the finest entertainers in San Diego, singer Mattie Mills! A long-time member of The Heroes, a local high-energy dance band, Mattie has traveled all over the world with the group, performing for Super Bowls, USO shows, and all sorts...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:43 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

May 3, 2004

Dueling Divas Schedule A Rematch!

Your next chance to see a great cabaret show will be this coming Friday, May 7, when Bettina "Pixie" Warren and Marie Kelly will perform their Dueling Divas show again at the Hilton in Del Mar, as they did on April 16, when I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:12 AM in Music

May 1, 2004

Leigh Gave Us An Amazing Evening!

If you weren't at Friday night's one-woman cabaret show by Leigh Scarritt, you missed an extremely special evening! Leigh's amazing performance at the Hilton/Del Mar led her audience through a wide range of emotions, from happy to sad to just plain glad we were...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:31 AM in Music

April 30, 2004

Leigh Scarritt With A Twist Is Tonight!

Leigh Scarritt's one-woman cabaret act for Show Must Go On Productions is tonight at the Hilton in Del Mar, right across Jimmy Durante Boulevard from the race track. I met Leigh early last year at Coronado Playhouse, where she was teaching musical theater classes...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:28 AM in Music

April 26, 2004

Taylor Harvey's New CD Is Out!

Back in February, I told readers of this page that Taylor Harvey and his band were hard at work at Langdon Productions in La Mesa recording his next CD, "A Place To Call My Own," which they hoped to finish by mid-April. Well, it's...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:04 PM in Music

April 23, 2004

Thursday Was Fun And Tonight Will Be Too!

I had a ton of fun last night at Jimmy Love's and I'm looking forward to having a lot more fun tonight at the Catamaran Resort on Mission Boulevard! The Cubes were great again and they played to another jammed dance floor for much...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:27 AM in Music

April 21, 2004

A Double Dose Of Di'Zsa This Week!!

This week I have two opportunities to see and hear my friend Di'Zsa Wilde sing, on back-to-back nights with two different excellent bands! Yeow! Thursday she will appear with The Cubes (left), who bill themselves as "The Shape of the Eighties," from 9:45 p.m.-1...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:29 PM in Music

April 20, 2004

Leigh Scarritt With A Twist!

I won't get my pictures back from last Friday night's Bettina Warren-Marie Kelly-Leigh Scarritt performance, featuring Jim Guerin at the piano, until tomorrow, but I wanted to go ahead and post this message about Leigh Scarritt's April 30th show right now, as I'd love...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:24 PM in Music

April 19, 2004

Happy Birthday Jerry Gontang!

Happy Birthday to my high school classmate and long-time friend Jerry Gontang! Here's a message from Jerry about his birthday and the five shows he's playing this week, along with a picture I shot of him singing a few notes at my birthday party...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:09 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

April 18, 2004

Concert Features Harriet Schock's Students

I got to meet Harriet Schock, a singer, songwriter, teacher and author I had admired since the '70s, when she appeared in 2002 at a Naked Songwriters Showcase at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge, where I shot this photo of her. I first became aware of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:05 PM in Los Angeles, Music

April 17, 2004

Pixie, Marie and Leigh = Hot X 3!!!

Sher Krieger promised me a hot "Dueling Divas" show last night, and Bettina "Pixie" Warren and Marie Kelly definitely delivered lots of heat! Leigh Scarritt showed up too and added to the radiance with a scortching one-song sample of her upcoming April 30th show!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:50 PM in Music

April 15, 2004

Dueling Divas: Bettina Warren vs. Marie Kelly

Here's a message I received from Sher Krieger of Show Must Go On Productions about Bettina "Pixie" Warren's cabaret show Friday night, which I plan to attend. I shot the photos above and below at one of Pixie's previous shows. Congratulations! Your site...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:38 PM in Music

Danielle LoPresti Presents Indie By Design

Danielle LoPresti sent me some info about her next Indie By Design showcase, which is tomorrow night in Solana Beach. I met Danielle and saw her perform with her band, Danielle and the Masses, at the very first of the four late and much-lamented...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:03 PM in Music

April 1, 2004

The Cubes Are At Jimmy Love's Tonight!!!

The Cubes are at Jimmy Love's tonight and I'll be there! I took the photos on their flier during past shows at Jimmy Love's....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:42 PM in Music