t o m  m a l l o n - m c c o r g r a y  / g r i f t e r 

t o m  m a l l o n - m c c o r g r a y

This page is about my former life as a recording studio owner and rock dilettante. I've been involved in the music scene in and around San Francisco for over 35 years. I began in a one bedroom apartment in the Haight (in 1976) with a four-track and over the years built two studios; the second, unfortunately, in one of the most recently gentrified parts of San Francisco, two blocks from the new ballpark. Closed in 1998. I played drums in marching bands and in competing color guards on the East coast when I was younger and, after a huge hiatus, for three years in the American Music Club (1986 - 1989), bass in AMC for half a year (1989); drums in the Toiling Midgets (1991 - 1997; 2007 - present). Recently, bass in the reconstituted Negative Trend (2008 - 2010).

Updated April, 2012

Multi-media, Live Recordings, Film and Theatre
In the process of being folded in to the above and the RYM Database Project, April, 2012

A List of Bands/People I've Recorded
Under construction


My RYM List: A Discography
Still under construction; includes a lot of obscure demos I worked on.

My RYM List: Bands I've Recorded Live

My RYM Front Page

My YouTube Channel
Under construction. Home-made videos of stuff I've worked on and some older: Toiling Midgets, Barely Human, a portion of a David Sellwood (died a few days ago, April 7, 2012) video on Parthian coins, documentary of Verne Wells, Steven Okazaki's documentary on AIDS (a small part filmed in my studio), Assassins of God, Pop-O-Pies, Black Humor, American Music Club, Flying Color, Chance the Gardener, Pell Mell, Lucky, Wade, Star Pimp, Part-time Christians, Torcher, Dieselhed, Popealopes, Human Torches, Wanting Seed. Lin Clover. Kid Courage. Soon adding: Our Lady of the Highway, Verbal Abuse, Fuck Ups, Indian Bingo, Flax Sifter, Bob Bradshaw, etc.

My Academia.edu Page
Under construction. Links to documents and image files on ancient numismatics I created over the last two decades.

My GoodReads Page
Under construction. Created, mostly, to list esoteric numismatic titles.

My Discogs Page
Woefully deficient.

My AllMusic Page
Woefully deficient.

History of Astronomy

Nietzsche quotations

Thomas Paine
Patriot, revolutionary, deist.

Alexander Hamilton
The man who made modern America.

Paul Krugman's Blog

Bernard Herrmann
An overview

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)
Writings, reviews, videos, etc.

Salman Rushdie
Writings, reviews, news, etc.

The New Vulgate
Joe Carducci and Chris Collins, editors

The Lefsetz Letter

Retrospective Foresight
Nich Blakey's music blog; he'll get back to it at some point.

The Top of My Head
ML Compton's blog

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