Music

Recordings:

Josh keeps almost all of his recorded work, solo and collaborations, at his music blog and archive, music.joshmillard.com.

In Februrary, 2010, Josh wrote and recorded Inchoatery, a narrative rock album, as part of the RPM Album In A Month challenge. You can read a post-mortem on assembling a full-rock-band sound as one person in this blog post, The Lonely Iterator.

In February, 2007, Josh likewise wrote and recorded the album-in-a-month Manifests

He also regularly posts new recordings to Metafilter Music.

From February to August of 2006, he wrote and recorded approximately 70 songs for his (since-retired) singing-newspaper project, The Aural Times.

Bands:

From 2006 to 2008, Josh sang, played guitar and banjo, wrote, and performed live with The Harvey Girls, a band transplanted to Portland in late 2006 when core members Melissa Rodenbeek and Hiram Lucke moved west from Lawrence, Kansas. Much of the Girls’ discography is available for download and purchase at the band’s website; see also their MySpace page. The band also included for some of that period keyboardist/bassist/mensch Adam Bartell of Giant Mirrors and Thirty Two Ways.

Josh also occasionally records and plays out with guitarist and song-writer Brian Rozendal, along sometimes with Terry Drysdale, drummer for Royal Houser, and Aubrey Weber, cellist.

In late 2006 and early 2007, Josh (on keyboards), Brian, Terry, and bassist Nate Robinson played together in the band The Man So Cool. They recorded a four track demo and promptly split up.

From 2003 to 2005, Josh (on lead guitar and vocals) and Brian played with Edgar Paras (drums) and Josh’s old schoolmate Wilder Schmaltz (bass) in a band whose final official name was Heat Lorraine. Previous names included (in reverse chronological order): The Havzies, Science, bella is a cat, Indochine, and Sidecar. They split up less promptly.

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