Dick Metcalf aka Rotcod Zzaj
Rotcod Zzaj is musician and music critic, Dick Metcalf once again back in the state of Washington. Dick has been all over the world serving our country and while at it has produced some excellent keyboard music. In addition, he has collaborated endlessly with everyone from poets to instrumental rockers, from freeform avant garde to jazz-like settings. On the tapes to the left, Zzaj teams up with Jeff Olson from the Screamin’ Popeyes ( a fine home taping science rock ensemble), and Dave Fuglewicz, electronic keyboard veteran. His “Improvijazzation Nation” has been reviewing and supporting independent music for many years.
My first tape trade was with Mark Kissinger, guitarist out of Pennsylvania. It’s been so long that I can’t even remember which tape I sent him, or the one he sent me, but it felt like a whole new world had opened up for me… I was living in Korea at the time, and unable to be around other experimental/psychedelic players, & I could tell that Mark was at the TOP of the heap. My feelings were certainly borne out, as Mark and I went on to make MANY tapes together after that.