Music

A well examined life is not a complete one if it isn’t enjoyable, and so I’m very conscious of maintaining personal traditions of enjoyment, including the playing of music for its own sake. I have played drums and guitar since I was 13, in the early years mostly for punk bands (Sacrilicious, the Human Beans, Chiavajina, Shotwell, and Ppavartaana/Hello Noisy), later on for lesbian singer-songwriter (Dear Nora), world fusion (Perranosperous), cow punk (Cow People), and noise rock projects (NRSZ). My last major band was Future Twin (I played drums).

Every year since 2003, with exception of 2009, I have released an album of my own creation/songs. Originally titled by my initials (AMMRA), those projects included:

In 2008 and 2010, my birthday releases (so-called because I finish them on time to give out to my friends during my birthday celebration) were recordings of my newest band, People People.

I have also contributed to the musical efforts of others, such as playing drums for Dark Dark Dark, on artist Chris Duncan’s “The SUN” project, and for Tina Gordon’s “The Rambler“.

Besides playing drums and guitar, and singing in the all-male, Leonard Cohen cover choir The Conspiracy of Beards, I have also recorded and released musical efforts, including:

Manhaterrr (engineered)
Boomtown Compilation (recorded and released on CD)

Currently, my musical side is taking a back seat, as I am focusing on a new project: being a father. I intermittently play lil’ Rio some songs on guitar, and am composing some songs for him. I expect to record the “Daddy Album” sometime in 2017 (the way things are going!).