Ten years ago or so, A friend gave me an old SixTrak Synthesizer. I got a lot of laughs
from bandmates whenever I pulled it out, since the sounds were very 50’s monster movie. In 2010, I pulled it out of the closet, and thought I’d make some silly music for fun, and it turned into Space Surf. Gary thought we should try playing it live, so we called up Hernando, and Dust Clouds of Mars was born. Gary’s neighbor Hillary was a Sax & percussion player, so we sucked him into our project of making silly, fun music with hopefully moments of awesomeness.