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August 17, 2008 at 9:40am

The Tacoma Files: Andy Shaules

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DANIEL BLUE: MEET ANDY SHAULES >>>

Tacomafilesandyshaules Tacomafilesart Andy Shaules is also known as Bowljo Andy.  A bowljo is an instrument that Andy created by using new or used wooden bowls as the resonant chamber in a strange sort of hybrid guitar/sitar/banjo situation.  When I visited his shop quite some time ago he was at different phases of the tedious gluing process on several of his little babies. They sound amazing, and are actually very easy to begin playing. This is the only man I know that makes musical instruments by hand, much less ones that he invented.   

Pictured here with his "portable" computer it is clear that Andy is handy, and has taken a briefcase of sorts and fit it with the guts of a tower PC.  Upon leaving he shoved the LCD screen and cables into a cloth sack, picked the compy up by the handle and made his way to the vehicle. 

I rarely see Andy with his glasses off, but that is just because his future is so bright.  Once at an event called Art in the Park, this avant guard noise sculptor attached a bowljo to some sort of circuit bent processing unit with like 20 knobs coming out of it.  He began to create the strangest landscape of sound so alien and obscure that a woman actually came over and turned it down. Andy smiled and walked back over to turn it up, knowing that she was simply attuned to a different wavelength. 

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