Thursday, October 14, 2010

Post-Singer-Songwriter Magazine, vol. 1

some heroes:
Daniel Johnston

David Bowie

Tom Waits

Bob Dylan

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Kate Bush

and Peter Gabriel


Friday, September 17, 2010

Invisible Ocean

Next weekend is the Invisible Ocean festival.  Eli Reitz decided to organize this rad event again; last year was the first.  Two days of camping and so many rad musicians n bands n artists including Karl Blau, Daniel Higgs, Ruthann Friedman, as well as my band Softshells and tons of other stuff.  Come celebrate whatever.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Josephine's Berth

Last week I went down to Eli Reitz's sailboat with him and Will from the Mumlers to record some music.  Eli is making a covers album on the boat, inviting many different friends over to record with him.  Eli asked me to do a(nother) version of In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel and Will did a pretty version of Rio by Duran Duran.  Here are some pictures from our day.

Rene came by too

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I'll be playing records in San Francisco this Saturday:::DJ MOOT DEBUT

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Next month I'm going to Brooklyn to make some recordings with my dear old friend Robin Macmillan. Robin's a very talented recordist and musician and I'm excited for an opportunity to mine for pop-diamonds with him. It'll be fun/never worked a day in my life. Here are two bands in which Robin plays drums:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Know Won

here's me singing some karaoke.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

::KARAOKE::for lovers::

<a href="">No One in the style of Alicia Keys by Mark E. Deutsch</a>

Friday, July 9, 2010

Piece Pile / Dang Momma

A few weeks ago, Eliza Fernand asked me to make an art show with her.  It was a really fun and rewarding process.  We made a quilt out of a bunch of my old, loved clothes and we made some other quilt-themed artwork.  It's up now at Forthrite Printing.

Also, here is the recording Eliza and I made as DANG MOMMA about a year ago!xoxoxoxoxoxo
<a href="">Sweet Deep by Dang Momma</a>

Sunday, May 16, 2010

cute/ween off loneliness/join band bff

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Saturday, May 15th
Anna Ash
Mark E. Deutsch
Potholder & The Lid

   $3 donation
The Bootstrap
1148 E. 18th Street Loft #4 
Oakland, CA

Friday, June 4th
I play a short set amidst readings by
      Alisa Heinzman and Sandy Florian
 Studio One Art Center
365 45th ST in Oakland
   700pm to 9:30pm

Thursday, June 10
      chapbook release party--the final issue of Jason File's No More Bummers
Needles & Pens
3253 16th Street,
San Francisco, California

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Song for the Sabra

This song cycle is a gift to my previously-unborn, now-louder nephew, Chayim Natan Yisrael.  He was born on 4/21/2010.  Hineh is a birthing blessing and aid; the rest are pedagogical.  My mother always said play is a child's work; I propose that child's work is like a play [(i.e. this one)].
<a href="">I. Hineh by Mark E. Deutsch</a>

Friday, May 7, 2010

Album release tonight in Oakland!

Finally the official SOFT OUTFIT release party.  Many bands as one can see.  Come see all the different album covers Mark Taylor made--the last time they'll be one place.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I just made a new song. here it is.
<a href="">by the time by Mark E. Deutsch</a>

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Soft Outfit!

My new 7 song album, SOFT OUTFIT, is now available for free download! It features some new tunes as well as fresh variations on some older songs. You can also order a CD. I made 50 of them. Each one has a unique cover made by the radical and prolific Mark Inglis Taylor. Thanks to Golden Gram for mastering.

All of my music is currently available for streaming, downloading, and ordering at

I will be announcing info on a record release show soon.

In other news, World's Best Dad (my band with Ryan the Truck, Bevan Herbekian, and Dave Bartels) is practicing again and we will be playing the CD release for "our last bastion of home," a compilation of a load of East Bay musicians recorded by Davyd Nereo. I have a song on it. It was a fun and relaxed session, a really cool project. Here is an article about the comp and the first of three CD releases (which happened last night). Our show is:

Friday, February 19th
World's Best Dad
Roberto Miguel
The Jen Weisberg Experience
Belly of the Whale
free 8pm
the Uptown in Oakland
1928 Telegraph Ave.

Also, Softshells (my other super-group feat. Brain Tester, Eli Reitz, and Rene Carranza) is recording our first record!

Busy but not too busy. Happy despite the doomsday gloom-sayers. Enjoy my new album!

Friday, January 29, 2010


This video is so good. Tight dance sequence award from me and dddddave! Seriously check out this pop sensation. If you remember what Dirty Projectors were doing four or five years ago your mind is further blown. This is from their last album Bitte Orca.

Friday, January 22, 2010

R. Stevie Moore

This guy has been making so many radical recordings for so long; and I just learned. Dang! Try watching these videos with your eyes closed. Then give him your money because he's bummed he's broke.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I played an impromptu set at the edenic Invisible Ocean Festival in Mendocino in September '09. I found this video of me playing ROLL TOOTSIE and JANUARY HAIRS. quaint