Seeking quality music to feature on the podcast.


I am looking for bands to feature on the show.

If you were in, or have a recording of a band you want to hear on the show, please let me know.  It doesn’t matter how much background information you can find on them or what genre of music.  This podcast is not a critique of people’s music, it is a showcase.  There are several ways to get in touch with me, listed in the contact information, on the submissions page, or simply at:

Scott Long

Death in Amber

P.O. Box 526

Manachaca, TX 78652


deathinamber at gmail

or call

512-eight 2 seven-7 zero three 5 and leave a message.

Hope to hear from you soon.


Episode 4 – Molly Maguires

Molly Maguires

Molly Maguires

Death in Amber  – Episode 4

Dirty Surf

Were it not for my friend, Steve, I might not have an appreciation for surf music.  Back in the late 90s, when he and I were managing record stores in the Austin area, he took me to see Los Straightjackets at the Continental Club here in Austin.  I had a blast at the show.  In time, he introduced me to The Ventures, Dick Dale, Man or Astroman?,  and more.
Thanks to Tom (another old friend), I can bring you the Molly Mcguires, or as their fans affectionately call them, “The Mollys.” They were formed in 2002 by Jake Hooker (guitar), Dallas Hölmes (drums), Jackson White (guitar), and Jacob Johnson (bass) in Beaumont, Texas.
The band mixes their punk influences and a surf sensibility to produce what they call dirty surf. I have never seen them live, but it certainly sounds like a good time.
Jacob Johnson left the band in 2005 to tend to his new family and newborn son and was replaced by Chris Badger.
The band dissolved in 2008 after Chris Badger left to pursue other opportunities (he currently plays bass in Houston-based band Cordial).
Jake Hooker went on to play bass in We Were Wolves, who are still actively playing and touring.
Jackson White was recruited by the reggae band Outlaw Nation as a touring guitarist, and has shared stages with some very prominent acts such as Fishbone and 311, among others. He is now working on a new project, still in progress…
Dallas Hölmes stayed close to his punk rock roots, with a brief stint drumming in local punk act, Wormdirt. After relocating to Houston, he more recently joined
the lineup of the long running band Zeroheros.
Jacob Johnson kept close to home and jammed with friends in the Beaumont based blues-rock group, The Crazy Ivans.

They have played everywhere imaginable, from wedding ceremonies to lesbian bars,  and opening for bands ranging from the Reverend Horton Heat to The Murder Junkies (one of GG Allin’s many backup bands).

The Mollys still pack Beaumont venues when they venture out to revisit old times and have discussed the possibility of writing new material in the future.

Dirty Surf,” their one full length album, was released in 2004 on Smelly Menace Records.  They also have an unofficial live album composed mostly of material not on the LP.

Here is a video from their recent reunion in March, at The Art Studio in Beaumont, TX:

Molly Mcguires

Molly Mcguires

Episode 3 – Goodnight Goddess

Goodnight Goddess

Goodnight Goddess

Death in Amber – Episode 3

Main Interest: Rocking.

That is a direct quote from the band’s webpage.

In this week’s episode, I am featuring the band Goodnight Goddess.  They started in 2004 under the name Slider, and the sound and members changed until they became Goodnight Goddess in early 2008.  With influences like The Deftones, Incubus, Failure, and Nine Inch Nails, Goodnight Goddess was another group with a great live show.  I caught them at the Triple Crown in San Marcos back in 2009 and was impressed with their energy and the light show.

The bands members included:

Michael Alan – Vocals
Todd – Guitar
Jason – Guitar/Vocals
Kevin – Drums, Engineering
Wyatt – Bass

I believe their last show was in 2011.  All of Goodnight Goddess’ music is available online here

Here is a video for a song from their early days, when their name was Slider:

The former members went on to be involved with several groups.  Check out the following links for more information:


Black Books


now known as

Dials and Colors

Goodnight Goddess Live

Goodnight Goddess live

Episode 2 – Liquid Stereo Project



Death in Amber – Episode 2

Live Hip-Hop

Started in 1999 and solidified in 2000, .::liquidstereoproject performed live hip-hop in and around San Marcos, Austin, and Central Texas.  This rather large group blended guitar/bass/drums with synth/samples, a real DJ (hip-hop folks, remember those?), singers, and MCs.  The atmosphere of their live shows was good grooves and good vibes.  Attending a LSP show was like going to a house party – it was always a helluva time.

Though the group officially disbanded,  the members have moved on to various projects.


Suzanna Choffel (
soloist/band – appeared on The Voice on NBC (Team Blake Shelton)

Greg Williams (
Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice > We Are Disco Doom Revenge > The Word
Association (co-founder) > Electric Mayhem (co-founder) > Binary Audio
Misfits > Big Orange

Omari Clayton
The Word Association (co-founder) > Binary Audio Misfits


Rene Rodriguez
Jon Garcia > Chancla > Suzanna Choffel > AM Syndicate > The Great
Nostalgic > The Authors > Paperthreat (current) > Mr.Brownfolks (1st
solo project)


Chris Lynch
(a+)machines > Jared Francis Band > Electric Mayhem (sound guy and
drink wrangler) > Cari Hutson Band > Lucy’s Sound Engineer > full time
dad/occasion open mic’er


Chris Trafton
Gigged, toured, or recorded with Carolyn Wonderland, Guy Forsyth, Seth
Walker, Wendy Colonna, Ephraim Owens, Brownout, Dertybird, Suzanna
Choffel, Will Taylor, Lisa Tingle, Wayne Sutton, Tameca Jones,
D-Madness, Lisa Marshall, Erin Ivey and the Finest Kind, Miranda Dawn
and the Lucky Break Horns, Liz Morphis, James Robinson, The Lost
Counts, Olivier Giraud and Continental Graffiti, Slim Richey and the
Jitterbug Vipers, Topaz and Mudphonic, Craig Marshall, Kris Kimura
Quartet, Monster Big Band, James Speer, Troy Dillenger, Carlton Pride
and Zion, Liquid Stereo Project, Java Tribe, Spies Like Us, Tavana,
The Reddies, Sinai Fiyah, Charlie Terrell and the Murdered Johns, Karl
Morgan, Naga Valli ~ Eastern Soul, Leah Zegar Quartet, Bruce James
Soultet, King Corduroy, Tommy Shane Steiner, Jessie Torrisi and the
Please Please Me, Amanda Cevallos and Lonesome Trail, Kole and the
Significant Others, The Eggmen, The Recliners, The Motts, and many


Stephen Orsak (
simi > Some Say Leland > Twigs & Yarn > Wee-Pink-Sound (founder)


John Crownover/DJ Crown
Electric Mayhem (co-founder) > The Word Association (DJ) > Table
Manners Crew > Firehouse Lounge (resident Saturday DJ, 2005-2008) >
Barcelona (resident Friday DJ, 2008-current)

Other former members:

Garry Franklin (honorary member – drums), Carlos Rodriguez
(percussion), Randy Bounds (percussion), Ryan Davis (piano), Keith
Wahrer, Zach and Nick (vocals)

LSP reunited last summer to celebrate the wedding of Omari’s brother, Ishaq.

Here’s a taste:

You can check out more music from .::liquidstereoproject here



Introductory Episode

The first episode, oh how I cringe now.

Okay, I have to be honest here.  This episode was a sort of “test” I did quite a while ago.  I even refer to myself by a stage name I thought of using, rather than my real name,  because I was not quite sure yet of the direction I wanted to take with the show.  Mainly, it was to test volume levels, editing, mic popping, etc.

Between my energy level and the popping mic, I was almost hesitant to post it, but hey, why not?

So in all its glory, the Intro episode:

Death in Amber Intro Episode