Aww, sorry for the pun in the title, sometimes I can’t help. Anyway yeah, a reader once asked me, a long while back, more info about The Eclipse, a mysterious band that perfectly fit Ocean Howell‘s and Markus Wyndham‘s parts in Risk It. Since this had been intriguing me for a minute as well, I just asked Ocean to see what he had to say.
Incidentally, and it might have been the true aim of this post, this whole thing served the purpose to link Bertrand Trichet’s website, an awesome French skate and non-skate, thanks lil’ baby Jesus, photographer who did some stuff with Ocean a few years ago in SF. So, The Eclipse, you said?
“The Eclipse was a local band from North County San Diego. A good friend of mine was in it in high school. I don’t have the recordings anymore, but someone else asked recently so I think I’ll try to get in touch with my old buddy Jonny Eads to see if he has any copies…”
Meager, but to be continued. Ocean’s tune was called Bugs and Markus’ Love’s Last Whisper, and that’s all I know for now. I will keep the Eclipse-hungry masses in touch if anything more manifests, though.