Wizard Colors – Dutch Rudder

Brand new year! Same old dick jokes!

The Worst Little Podcast – S5 E38 – Download Link

Starting the year of with some magical musical machinations is Wizard Colors, a Carson City NV noise band, featuring Jen Scaffidi and Carson Cessna, noted Sierra Nevada musical outlaws. “Noise band” might throw you off, sounding like some frenetic Phillip Glass/Mike Patton fantasy band, which is not unheard of, but Wizard Colors is something else. Randomly ambient audio-structure creation, might be a better way of looking at it. Yeah, I know it’s weird, but listen anyway, because it’s good for you!

Jen Scaffidi and Carson Cessna of Wizard colors, creating ambient noise.

aural sculpture genesis involves shoegazing

The pedalboards of Wizard Colors

because science-y magic

Wizard Colors has been a regular participant at MEAT – Reno Noise Night, a monthly gathering of noise aficionados, as have Cessna and Scaffidi individually. This weekend, they will be performing with Will Hendricks and N8ive, at RNN’s new home at the Holland Project. You can hear a little more about these performers in the episode. Reno Noise Night’s monthly events are at the beginning of their fourth year and are definitely unique events. Literally, not one is the same as the next, even were they to have the same performers, which doesn’t always happen.

Also on the show, we have the treat of one Quentin Ramirez, heir to Nick Ramirez III, Reverend Rory’s left-hand man. Quentin couldn’t make it in for the Christmas show, but he made it for the new year! It’s good to see him again, now that he’s old enough to be on the show. Though scoring high marks in the nerd and video game department, he had a rough time with the quiz – but not as rough as Nick did listening to his answers!

Quentin and Nick Ramirez, in a one armed hug and smiling.

Couple of fine looking gents

Quentin and Nick intensely staring at the camera while gesturing.

Ramirez Crew ain’t nothin’ ta fugg wit… jedis and shit…

So to sum up, if you like close listening to improvisational music in the dark, or are intrigued by what you here on the episode, go check out Wizard Colors at Holland Project, Friday Jan. 9 at 8pm. Quentin was rad. Oh, and yeah – we talk about what we remember and don’t remember about Nick’s bachelor party. SUPER NFSW. Might want to pot the volume down on that segment.

Carson Cessna and Jen Scaffidi in a candid affectionate pose while smiling.

the happy chewy center of the brooding darkness

Thanks for Listening!

One Response to Wizard Colors – Dutch Rudder

  • My Grandson Quentin is now famous, he was on a live radio show with 10’s of listener’s,(JK). Good job Q.

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