SELECTED ARTISTS

1962: Clipper Cowbridge

1963: The Swiss Invasion

1965: Marilyn Kaye

1969: The Fold

1970: Yorgi

1971: Devon Shire

1972: Sandee Saunders

1976: Rockfinger

1978: The Spooky Bunch

1979: Decoupage

1981: Bleep

1984: Tiger Love

1985: Laryssa Foxxx

1986: Smasher of Things

1987: Suthrn Cuzn

1989: ~pianogirl~

1990: Razorflesh

1995: Breaker Bear

1996: Action Plus

1998: J Lounge

2001: Eesk

2004: Lazarus Project

Clubbo: key personnel

Elise Malmberg
Assistant to the Assistant/Talent Scout

Elise is Clubbo’s final authority on quality training, inventories of double-sided tape, and the requisition of requisition forms. In addition to her current administrative work with Clubbo, she writes and edits articles for audio and tech industry clients and composes music for films, animation, ads and museum installations.

Before becoming Assistant to the Assistant at Clubbo, Elise spent many years in magazine publishing: first at Artforum magazine, and later at Electronic Musician and Mix magazines. She has also worked as a museum guard, an oriental rug lifter, a pizza cook, fetch-it girl at an indie record distributor, and a marketing director at CNET Networks and Dolby Laboratories.

Under the name Ursula Blind, Elise performed and recorded two CDs with the band Action Plus. Her hobbies include cat wrestling and virtual world domination.

Before becoming Assistant to the Assistant at Clubbo, Elise spent many years in magazine publishing: first at Artforummagazine, and later at Electronic Musician and Mix magazines. She has also worked as a museum guard, an oriental rug lifter, a pizza cook, fetch-it girl at an indie record distributor, and a marketing director at CNET Networks and Dolby Laboratories.

Under the name Ursula Blind, Elise has performed and recorded two CDs with the band Action Plus. Her hobbies include cat therapy, virtual bowling and data entry.

Joe Gore
Fetch-It Boy/Talent Scout

Formerly a “hard-to-place” temp worker, Joe has found his true calling as Clubbo’s invaluable Fetch-It Boy. In addition to his routine collation and mimeographing responsibilities, Joe recently secured a lifetime supply of double-sided tape for the Clubbo offices, no doubt saving the rest of the staff considerable uncertainty and inconvenience at some future date.

In his spare time, Joe has recorded and/or performed with a number of notable artists, including Tracy Chapman, Eels, PJ Harvey, Courtney Love, Julieta Venegas and Tom Waits. He co-founded the bands Action Plus and Oranj Symphonette, and produced/co-produced two CDs for each group. He has also worked as a freelancer audio software developer, notably for Apple’s GarageBand and Logic programs.

A former senior editor for Guitar Player magazine, Joe also writes about music technology for various industry publications. He recently completed his first novel, The Clubbo Story [PDF excerpt], a thinly veiled fictional treatment of Clubbo’s recent history as a subsidiary of the world’s then-largest record label. Joe’s personal website is at www.joegore.com.

Richie Leeds

Temperamental Aesthete/Talent Scout

Clubbo originally hired Richie as a consultant to find creative new uses for double-sided tape. He quickly found a home at the Clubbo offices as “the guy who can make things look nice.” In addition to his responsibilities as Clubbo’s visual guru, Richie has been an innovator in corporate morale, instituting the popular “No Pants Thursdays.”

In his free time, Richie owns and operates BigWig Design (www.bigwigdesign.com), a full-service design firm specializing in books, magazines, CDs, logos, collateral, illustration, photography and whatever else ya need.

Richie whiled away his youth art-directing a few hundred issues of Guitar Player and Keyboard magazines (and he has the swag to prove it). He is also a singer/songwriter who has performed at San Francisco’s legendary Hotel Utah more than once. Currently, Richie is trying to start a trademarked clothing company without being sued.