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PAUL FLUM has been recording your favorite songs for the last TWENTY years. He began his odyssey in Baltimore circa 1992 as Doug Shanahan, playing bass and singing in the grunge-famed trio HELIKOPTER.

After a trip to Montana in 1997, he was inspired to change his stage name to PAUL FLUM which is a character played by Al Franken in the film "One More Saturday Night", and he would go on to use that name in his next band THE UNIFORM.

(below: photo 1 from FLUM'S LAST STAND December 2004. Photos 2 and 3, gigs with The UNIFORM. All taken at The Talking Head / Ottobar downtown Davis St. Location)

 

                                                              

 

 

 


 

 

 

2017

February 4 - A 13 Episode TV Series, I'M CARLOS NOW is loosely based on The Prisoner, James Bond, with a dose of David Lynch and theological references to Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. A drama, a comedy, it is a high art - an absurdity.

"An idea within chaos" - Plato

WEEBLY : I'M CARLOS NOW

Here is a web page with episode synopsis:

I'M  CARLOS  NOW

 

 

June 1 - A 1080p theatre version of THE RED DREAM is now available a long with a playlist for the first three films packaged as STORIES OF THE WILL :

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 


 

 

 

2016

February 2 - The third film by ATHENAPOLIS is called PEREDUR. This completed the Stories Of The Will in the trilogy as the comedy. It presents a riddle : If the future is red, and the past is green, what is the true color of blue sky?

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 


 

 

 

2015

November 1 - The second film by ATHENAPOLIS is called CARIDWEN. This is presented in the Stories Of The Will as a tragedy and as a romance. Raise the will and consciousness follows ; you remember, you write, and then you understand.

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 


 

 

 

2014

July 1 - The first film by ATHENAPOLIS is called THE RED DREAM. This is presented in the Stories Of The Will as an experimental film. It is a sound and vision tour de force, recommended for repeated viewings in a room to maximize the volume level for a "trip" to the beyond...to the future.

The Future is exactly like the present. You laugh, you cry, and then you are reborn.

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

March 20 - The third ATHENAPOLIS recording is called "3" and is the soundtrack for the film THE RED DREAM.

 Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 


 

 

 

2013

January 5 - HELIKOPTER performed in Baltimore in December 2012. Here is a compilation of the week of practice before the big gig:

 (photo courtesy Greg Dohler)

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

January 31 - Late 2012, before flying to Baltimore for the Helikopter reunion, I had to re-learn the songs. Here is an example for "Triggerglo"

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

August 1 - After a hiatus, ATHENAPOLIS returned with their second album simply titled "2" which is based on Romeo and Juliet.

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 


 

 

 

2012

February 7 - A landmark 23 song collection called THE GUALALASPHERE CHRONICLES Books I & II, based on THE GUALALASPHERE was created as a double CD set. It includes a dozen recreations of THE GUALALASPHERE setlist from October 2002 plus eleven new songs.

 Based on the book ALREADY DEAD by Denis Johnson.

Book One :   Find it on REVERBNATION

Book Two :   Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 

 

 July 28 - It was official - Helikopter would reunite after 20 years. I had to re-learn a bunch of songs. I found an old notebook from the attic of 4101 Greenmount Ave in Baltimore.

This is an outtake from Velvatone - ultimately, we didn't play it.

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 

December 2 - HELIKOPTER performed live at The Ottobar in Baltimore. Here is the set, recorded from a laptop on stage:

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 


 

 

 

2011

 

 

January 8 - First video attempt of Daffodils. I still have the Kapa Continental - and it plays great.

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 

December 9 - ATHENAPOLIS would complete their first album. This is the first collaboration with Lawrence Johns and his son Clarence Johns. The Title changed from The Body Erotic, then to Still Being, then presently as "1"

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 


 

 

 

2010

 

 

January 20 - Getting back into The Gualalasphere and Denis Johnson

Gualala is a seasisde town in Northern California featured in this book

"Anchor Bay Suicide"  live with Geoff D, Colin S, and Randy R

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 

January 21 - The long awaited UNIFORM music video! 

Well... actually, its the guys hanging out recording AT THE STATION with Eric Hatch, then getting beers at The Club Charles.

"Needless to Say I Pleasured Them All" recorded on Tascam digital four track 2001

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 

 

January 26 - Holey Moley! It is a tribute to The Sugar Hill Gang and Black Sabbath by Flum Rampage!

Guest vocal - Matt Richardson

Give me "Sugar On The Sabbath" ...give me shuggggarrr.......

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 

 

 

May 10 - CARROCKSWATERPIERSUN was originally recorded in 2004, so here we have the deluxe re-do, featuring additional drum tracks, and music videos and a DVD were made

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

July 24 - Here is the CD quality version of CARROCKSWATERPIERSUN 

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 

In 2009, Lawrence Johns epic poem BEYOND EXILE was adapted into a text adventure game. The next adaptation was *playing* the game, and documenting that experience with audio and video. The below links require a DIVX plugin:

Let's Play 

The Director's Cut 

The Making of... 

Table Of Contents

Here is a screenshot:

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 

December 15 - An old VHS I transferred from a Helikopter "Her Photo / Triggerglo" mix over train photography somewhere in Eastern Oregon

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

BEYOND EXILE

                                                      

This adventure is a fictional point-and-click interactive adaptation of Lawrence Johns' epic poem, "Beyond Exile", (published: Conscious Publishing, 2034 SW Vermont Street, Portland, OR, 97219, ISBN 9781929096046, 2008 by Lawrence Johns, All Rights Reserved)

 

 

 


 

 

 

2008

The Cougar In California / Longest Day In Oregon

 

 

SHONE UPON
Revisiting a song collection from 1994

New Years Eve 2007 / 2008 ...I discovered a four track demo made from 2 accoustic guitar, one bass, and tapped percussion done in my living room 1994. It was time to revisit and complete in time for the holidays

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 


 

 

 

2007

DREW SLUM & Company on Portland CableTV

 

THE WURST OF HELIKOPTER
a 2 CD set: 1992-1996 features Cullen Davis, Doug Shanahan, Adam Cooke, Greg Dohler; live at The Rev, Memory Lane and The 8x10 Club, and recordings by Mark "Strazz" Strazza and Tony French

Find DISC ONE on REVERBNATION

Find DISC TWO on REVERBNATION

 

 

 

SOMETHING 'BOUT A HEX
A Text Adventure Game

 

 

 


 

 

 

2006

 

 

UV-171 At Nehalem

Find it on REVERBNATION

October 4 - First release of UV-171 (one-third of UV-373) which takes band tapes and splices something more beautiful together.

A video was made for "Glue Waist" with pictures taken with Tony and Alice in Virginia, Lisa in North Carolina, back in 2002.

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 

 

 

The Fabulous EDITH PUNCHBOWL Page

 

Stories on A Beach, 6/17/06

 

 

GOLDEN WEST SERVICE
(Part Two of "The Shrimptrawler")

           

 Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 

 

*** breaking music news ***

 

harman/kardon hk 775 story

 

 

 


 

 

 

2005 - The Move to PORTLAND, OREGON

ASTORIA

 

Placing_My_Finger_Over_The_Flash.com

 

Dugish &  The Embalmer visit The Spruce Goose

 

TILLAMOOK TWO (SUMMER)

 

TILLAMOOK ONE (WINTER)

 

Follow Paul Flum in his cross country Van / Photo Journal "GREAT WHITE HOPE"

 

House Game

 

 

 

"The Move From Baltimore Went Well"

(selfie taken at Cannon Beach in the spring 2005)

 

 

 


 

 

 

2004 - The last year living in Baltimore

 

"FLUM'S LAST STAND"
See pictures from the final Paul Flum performance in Baltimore, MD at The Talking Head, 12/29/04

 

 

 Paul Flum Basketball Clinic 10.02.04

 

 

qALRUS & tHE wALRUSES 9.20.04 featuring Keeve Nachman, Colin Seven, and Paul Flum

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

September 20 - Q&TW met at the Club Charles for beers. They formed a band.  Q&TW headed for Social Svcs for band practice. Q&TW recorded this CD. It was mixed midnight - 3AM 

September 21 - Q&TW released their first CD

Here is a tribute to Q&TW repurposed onto a Cape Kiwanda winterscape with photobath:

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 

 

 

 

090504 Early UNIFORM recording, "Mainstreet Physics"
plus early HISTORY of the band

 

 

NEW for 2004! solo record
"carrockswaterpiersun"

 

 

"Hollowed Log" written April 18, 2004 by Paul Flum  

 

Dirty Rippaz Litigation, 01-04-04

 

 

Paul Flum Live shows, Fall 2004:

    

 

 

 


 

 

 

2003

NEW for 2003!!! 2 CD RELEASES...

1. Flum Rampage
"The Man's Clever, The Man's Good"


Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

2. Flum
"Daffodils"

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

The Cougar In California 6/21/03 - Early Pics

 

 

 


 

 

 

2002

 

" The Sand Answer EP"  

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

THE GUALALASPHERE (featuring Paul Flum, Randy Rampage, Colin Seven, & Jeff Danek)

 

 

DJ FLUM! FLUM! FLUM!
@ The Talking Head, July 17, 2
002

 

 

11-29-2002! !PRAISE JE BUS : A Photoessay

 

 

Pending FLUM Litigation /
"Arch of Stone" Publishing

 

 

 


 

 

 

2001

May 31 - dullinarticulatesafedrearyadmirersofcarnivals - AKA - d i s d a o c pays tribute to poems from Bukowski's 'Mockingbird Wish Me Luck' and 'Love is a Dog From Hell'

Find it on REVERBNATION

Original Press from the  PAUL FLUM DISCOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

September 11 - The Uniform release BLACK AND VAIN on Morphius Records

  featuring Christian Sturgis, Randy "Rampage" Davis, and Paul Flum

 

 

 


 

 

 

2000

June 20 - Peaceship 2000 mui is released...sort of like THE SHRIMPTRAWLER in outer space...remnants of the Y2K nightmare and the world premiere of the hit tune "Sweet Pain"

Find it on REVERBNATION

Original Press from the  PAUL FLUM DISCOGRAPHY

 

 

 

December 22 - After the hoopla of PEACESHIP subsided, it was back to the drawing board, this time will absurd covers. The press release is required reading.

Find it on REVERBNATION

Original Press from the  PAUL FLUM DISCOGRAPHY

 

 

 


 

 

 

1999

Holy cow...what a busy year.

 

 

March 21 - THE SHRIMPTRAWLER is born

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT - 1. Original artwork tri-folded, photos from Peabody Studios, Curtis Creek, and Tampa 2. Original disposable panoramic camera shots in Tampa and at Lettuce Lake

3. Sunken tug at Curtis Creek looking North taken 1999. 4. Same as 3 looking South.

5. From Google Earth, August 2017

Find it on REVERBNATION

Original Press from the  PAUL FLUM DISCOGRAPHY

 

 

 

May 1 - Flum Rampage brings its Bukowski brand of rock to the scene with the release "Las Palmas Red"

Find it on REVERBNATION

Original Press from the  PAUL FLUM DISCOGRAPHY

January 1, 2010 - WHITE LINES / TV EYE cleverly moshed together as a video tribute to Granmaster Flash and The Stooges

Find it on YOUTUBE

 

 

 

June 2 - UV-373 File to Motion Remixes released (finally) almost 2 years after their show in Missoula, MT

    

Find it on REVERBNATION

Original Press from the  PAUL FLUM DISCOGRAPHY

 

 

 

July 4 - The Uniform release their first 12" vinyl IF IT TAKES THE FORM OF A HUMAN I'LL KICK ITS ASS on Morphius Records.

(limited edition with CD sleeve embedded into artwork) Find it on DISCOGS

 

 

 


 

 

 

1998

 

February 7 - February 14. A roadtrip from Las Vegas through San Diego and Tucson. The creation of PRAISE JEBUS, a photoessay.

Find the photoessay HERE

 

 

 

 

July 4 - The Uniform record and release their self-titled demo, recorded directly to DAT machine.

                                                

                                                

 Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 

September 1 - A cheap Tascam cassette four track, originally acquired to record The Uniform (and to replace my broken Fostex four-track) was put through its paces. A cassette was made using Akai crystal mics.

A Lizard with Four or Five Fingers was born.

Find it on PAUL FLUM DISCOGRAPHY

Find song #5 on REVERBNATION

 

 

 


 

 

 

1997

 

February 7 - My second trip to Tampa, Florida.

"Lettuce Lake" Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 

July 14 - A cross country drive to Missoula, Montana with Colin Seven and UV-373. Paul Flum is born!

"Warminster - Live" Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 

August 3 - Crayon drawing

 

 

 

November 12 - "Dougturns 32"  a second compilation of twenty four-track recordings released on my birthday.

Find it on REVERBNATION

Original Press from the  PAUL FLUM DISCOGRAPHY

 

 

 

December 22 - The first Uniform demo recorded at Social Services Studio in Baltimore.

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1996

 

 

 May 14 - Helikopter reunited to play a farewell show at Memory Lane in Baltimore with local bands Plow and Big Heifer

It was also the record release for The SOFA CHARMER LP on Hat Factory Records

Here are 4 different versions of the cover art designed by Nancy M and Cullen D

                        

Find "MOTHBALL" on REVERBNATION

 

 

 

 

June 6 - UV-373 played a house party at The Copy Cat building.

 The Fender Jaguar is no more, the Squire Telecaster is in the PDX, and the P-bass is doing fine in Tappahannock, VA.

 Note: the debut of the UV-373 t-shirt.

     

 (pictured :    L-Paul Flum    C-Colin Seven    R-Tony French)

 

 

 


 

 

 

1995

 

 

April 4 - Helikopter release their second single TRIGGERGLO / CALL IT

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 

 

 

June 30 - The first compilation of cassette four track rercordings is released on AL D's birthday. The cassette had 29 tracks, the CD was shortened to 25 and is called "ALTURNS THIRTY"

 

Find it on REVERBNATION

Original Press from the  PAUL FLUM DISCOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

November 12 - Colin replaced Adam in UV-373

The UV-373 drum salon was constructed within Social Services Studio

 

December 16 - Helikopter broke up

 

 

 


 

 

 

1994

 

 

 

Cullen took a hiatus from Helikopter

Tony and Adam joined UV-373...the band played shows under various names including "Silt Flats" and "Blinder" and rehearsed at the Hour Haus

Hat Factory records released WALKING BY A BUILDING their second compilation of Baltimore bands. UV-373 and HELIKOPTER contributed songs and assisted in CD layout

                                                  

                                                  

Find "Stench" by HELIKOPTER on REVERBNATION

Find "Marble" by UV-373 on REVERBNATION

 

 

 

 June - Helikopter went on hiatus

 

 

 


 

 

 

1993

 

 

June 7 -  Greg D resigned from Helikopter.

 Penultimate Records releases their debut 7" single TRANSISTER / LIMBO

Greg F fills in on drums for record release party

Artwork from label misses deadline / substitute art (below) designed be Eric M

Adam C becomes full time drummer

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1992

 

 

 

June 26 - Helicopter (original spelling) played their first show in Baltimore at the Schroeder Street firehouse in Sowebo.

Note : Bunny cover from '94 and BxW photo from City Paper at 8x10 in '93

 

 

 

 

December 16 - Helicopter demo cassette completed. Recorded by Mark Strazza at Hound Sound.

Find it on REVERBNATION

 

 

 


 

 

 

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