Daniel House

Daniel House (born August 8, 1961)[1] is a business owner/entrepreneur and musician best known for his contribution to the Seattle "grunge" music movement of the 1980s and ‘90s.[2] He was a co-founder and bass-player for Skin Yard, a band that was active from 1985 to 1992,[3] and was President and owner of C/Z Records,[4] a Seattle-based independent record label that released music by many bands including 7 Year Bitch, Built to Spill, Coffin Break, Engine Kid, The Gits, Hammerbox, Love Battery, The Melvins, The Presidents of the United States of America, Silkworm, and Skin Yard.[5] In 2003 he moved from Seattle to Los Angeles where he oversaw the development and creation of the now-defunct www.DownloadPunk.com as well as the music-centric online dating website, RocknRollDating.com.[6]

Daniel House
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Daniel House in 2009
Background information
BornAugust 8, 1961 (age 57)
Berkeley, California
GenresGrunge, Punk rock, Indie rock, Alternative rock
InstrumentsBass, Drums
Years active1982–present
LabelsC/Z, Cruz, Amphetamine Reptile, Sub Pop, Toxic Shock Records
Associated acts10 Minute Warning ('84-'85)
feeDBack ('84-'85)
Skin Yard ('85-'91)
Helios Creed
Yeast (1989)

Musical career

House’s first band was the little-known Seattle band Death of Marat, named after a painting by Jacques-Louis David depicting the assassination of radical journalist Jean-Paul Marat during the French Revolution. The band lasted for a little over a year, starting in 1982 and breaking up in late 1983.

In 1984 House formed an instrumental prog-rock three-piece band called feeDBack with Matt Cameron on drums and a guitarist named "Nerm" (real name Tom Herring). feeDBack lasted only 10 months but managed to record 9 songs on a 4-track recorder that Cameron owned. The songs have subsequently been remixed and mastered by Jack Endino, but have never been released.

Shortly after forming feeDBack, House was recruited to play bass in 10 Minute Warning (TWM), replacing the recently departed David Garrigues. TWM was unique at the time in that they originated as a punk band, but had evolved into something slower, heavier and with psychedelic overtones. TMW are popularly regarded as one of the very first progenitors of the grunge movement. 10 Minute Warning broke up at the end of 1984 after guitarist Paul Solger quit, and drummer Greg Gilmore left Seattle to join former 10 Minute Warning guitarist Duff McKagan in Los Angeles.

Skin Yard

In 1985 House envisioned a new band, one that would draw from elements of both feeDBack and Ten Minute Warning. He sought out Jack Endino whom he met through Nerm based on a tape that Endino had shared at a feeDBack rehearsal, and proposed his idea for his next band. They recruited Matt Cameron and began writing songs while looking for a singer. Eventually finding Ben McMillan to take on vocal duties, they named the new band Skin Yard.[2]

On June 7, 1985 Skin Yard played their first show opening for the U-Men. Skin Yard’s music was first released on the Deep Six compilation album which also featured tracks by Soundgarden, The Melvins, U-Men, Green River and Malfunkshun. Between 1987 and 1991, Skin Yard released 4 full-length records and embarked on several national and regional tours up and down the west coast. House quit Skin Yard in 1991 and has not actively played in a band since.[3]

Later career

In 1988 House co-wrote and recorded The Last Laugh, Helios Creed’s first for Amphetamine Reptile Records with Jason Finn on drums.

In 1989, House was the drummer for Seattle band, Yeast, who released one 7" single ("Crisco Wristwatch") and a track on Teriyaki Asthma Vol. I which also included tracks from Nirvana,[7] Helios Creed and Coffin Break. The other members of Yeast were Milton Garrison from Vexed and Al Thompkins from Daddy Hate Box. Yeast highlights included sharing the bill once with Soundgarden and once with Tad.[1]

In 1993 House played one show with the band Pretty Mary Sunshine (opening for Red House Painters) while bass player Joe Skyward was in Europe playing with The Posies. Pretty Mary Sunshine asked House to become their permanent bass-player, but he declined. That was the last time House performed on stage.

As record label owner

Daniel House purchased the rights and ownership of fledgling Seattle-based label C/Z Records from Chris Hanzsek in 1986. Initially House intended the label as a vehicle to release music by Skin Yard, his band at the time. Skin Yard’s only previously released material was on C/Z’s Deep Six compilation,[4] and House wanted to maintain the ongoing sales efforts for the remaining LPs still in stock.

House continued to release records by other bands in the Seattle area, while working at a series of jobs, eventually working as Director of Sales and Distribution for Sub Pop Records in 1988.[5] House left Sub Pop in 1991 in an effort to make C/Z a viable business. Over the next several years C/Z grew into an independent label with national recognition releasing material from 7 Year Bitch, Treepeople, Coffin Break, Engine Kid, Hammerbox, Built to Spill, The Gits, Love Battery, Silkworm and Monks of Doom.[8]

At its peak, C/Z employed 13 people and was a full-service label with distribution in North America, Europe and Australia. In 1993, C/Z entered into a production and distribution deal with Sony-owned RED Distribution. By 1994, that deal had drained C/Z of all its financial resources and effectively shut C/Z down, leaving House deep in debt. In 1996 the BMG-owned Zoo Entertainment partnered with C/Z for a third-party venture deal which helped to resolve the debt incurred during the RED Distribution deal. Zoo provided a modest operating and recording budget and assisted in the development of new artists.

That same year, House appeared in the 1996 grunge documentary Hype!, the footage of which had been shot in 1992-1993.

In 1997 Zoo was purchased and all third party ventures were dropped. C/Z would then be turned back to a part-time venture with House looking towards new opportunities that would still keep him involved in music. The shift would move him towards Internet-based music and entertainment ventures. In 1998, House began working in the music department at streaming media pioneer RealNetworks as an editor for their online content portal, the RealGuide.

Personal life

In 2003, House moved to Los Angeles.


  1. ^ a b "Daniel House Biography". Xtreme Musician. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  2. ^ a b "Skin Yard's early years". Lamestain Blog. February 26, 2007. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  3. ^ a b "Everything2 on Skin Yard". Everything2. September 22, 2006. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  4. ^ a b "The Year of Grunge". SPIN - Vol. 8, No. 6. September 1992. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  5. ^ a b Kalmar, Veronika (2002). Label Launch: A Guide to Independent Record Recording, Promotion, and Distribution. Macmillan. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-312-26350-8.
  6. ^ Port, Ian S. (May 13, 2008). "Do You Need a Woman Who Needs Bad Religion?". SF Weekly. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  7. ^ Thompson, Dave (1994). Never Fade Away: The Kurt Cobain Story. St. Martin's Paperbacks. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-312-95463-5. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  8. ^ "History page". C/Z Records. Retrieved 2011-02-18.

Further reading

External links

10 Minute Warning

10 Minute Warning (also known as Ten Minute Warning) was a hardcore punk band from Seattle, Washington. They became famous locally as one of the first bands to adapt the popular punk sound to something slower and heavier, paving the way for grunge bands like Green River and Mother Love Bone before breaking up in 1984.

Burrough–Daniel House

The Burrough–Daniel House at 502 W. North in Victoria, Texas was built in 1892. It was designed by architect Jules Leffland in Late Victorian architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.Leffland designed many buildings in Victoria.

C/Z Records

C/Z Records is a Seattle-based record label that was established in early 1985 by Chris Hanzsek and Tina Casale with the release of Deep Six which collected the earliest recordings what later came to be known as grunge. The label was acquired by Daniel House, to whom Hanzsek and Casale sold it after Deep Six proved commercially unsuccessful.

Daniel House (Knoxville, Tennessee)

The Daniel House is a historic home located at 2701 Woodson Drive in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was designed in 1948–1949 by James W. Fitzgibbon, and constructed by George W. Qualls.The structure was uniquely built into a hillside from salvaged Quonset hut structural supports. The Daniels sold it to Neal Cantrell in 1961. Cantrell died in 1970 and his family let the property deteriorate. In 1982, architect Peter Calandruccio bought it for $37,000 and began renovation. In 1986, Fine Homebuilding magazine published Calandruccio's extensive account of the renovations.

Donald Renfroe bought it for $175,000 in 1993. Previous owner Alexis Walsh owned the home since purchasing it from Johnny Miller in July 2008, and subsequently it was renovated again, including the installation of a new roof. It was sold in 2015 to Candace Avery who is the current owner.

The house was designed in the Moderne architectural style (as opposed to Modern Architecture). Its use of indigenous East Tennessee materials and its Streamline Moderne style have been described as "distinctive". It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

Daniel Miller House

Daniel Miller House may refer to:

Daniel Miller House (Dayton, Ohio), listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Dayton, Ohio

Daniel Miller House (West Lafayette, Ohio), listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Coshocton County, Ohio

Daniel Smith House

Daniel Smith House may refer to:

Daniel Smith House (Huntington, New York), listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Suffolk County, New York

Daniel Smith House (Prescott, Wisconsin), listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Pierce County, Wisconsin

John L. McMillan

John Lanneau McMillan (April 12, 1898 – September 3, 1979) was a United States Representative from South Carolina. Born on a farm near Mullins, he was educated at Mullins High School, the University of North Carolina, as well as the University of South Carolina Law School and National Law School in Washington, D.C. He was selected to represent the United States Congress at the Interparliamentary Union in London in 1960, and in Tokyo in 1961.

McMillan was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1939 to January 3, 1973; while in Congress he was chairman of the Committee on District of Columbia from 1945 to 1947, from 1949 to 1953, and from 1955 to 1973. He was a signatory to the 1956 Southern Manifesto that opposed the desegregation of public schools ordered by the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education. When Walter Washington, the Mayor-Commissioner of the District of Columbia, sent his first budget to Congress in late 1967, McMillan responded by having a truckload of watermelons delivered to Washington's office.McMillan was defeated in the 1972 Democratic primary by a considerably more liberal Democrat, State Representative John Jenrette. He is still the longest-serving congressman in South Carolina's history, and only Strom Thurmond represented the state longer at the federal level.

He resided in Florence, South Carolina, where he died in 1979; interment was in the McMillan family cemetery, Mullins.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Evans County, Georgia

This is a list of properties and districts in Evans County, Georgia that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Lamar County, Texas

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Lamar County, Texas.

This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Lamar County, Texas. There are three districts and 37 individual properties listed on the National Register in the county. One individually listed property is also designated a State Historic Site, a State Antiquities Landmark (SAL), a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL), and is part of a historic district that contains additional RTHLs. Five individually listed properties are also RTHLs, and another district contains more SALs and RTHLs.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Oglethorpe County, Georgia

This is a list of properties and districts in Oglethorpe County, Georgia that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Pope County, Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Pope County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in an online map.

There are 11 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. A supplementary list includes three additional sites that were formerly on the National Register.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Wilkes County, Georgia

This is a list of properties and districts in Wilkes County, Georgia that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019.

Paschall–Daniel House

Paschall–Daniel House is a historic tobacco plantation complex and national historic district located at Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina. It was built about 1855, and is a two-story, three bay, "T"-shaped Greek Revival style timber frame dwelling. It has a low hipped roof and two-story rear ell. Also on the property are the contributing milking house, garage, frame barn, milking barn, wood house, chicken house, and a log tobacco barn.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

Quonset hut

A Quonset hut is a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated galvanized steel having a semicircular cross-section. The design was developed in the United States, based on the Nissen hut introduced by the British during World War I. Hundreds of thousands were produced during World War II and military surplus was sold to the public. The name comes from the site of their first manufacture at Quonset Point at the Davisville Naval Construction Battalion Center in Davisville, Rhode Island.

Riverton, New Zealand

Riverton or Aparima is a small town 30 kilometres west of Invercargill via State Highway 99 on the Southern Scenic Route.

It is situated on the south-eastern shorelines of the Jacobs River Estuary being formed by the Aparima and Pourakino Rivers, which leads through a narrow outflow channel into Foveaux Strait. The main part of the town is on flat land (the Southland Plains) and the northern end of Oreti Beach but South Riverton is built on the hills (the Longwood Range) between the eastern shore of the estuary and Taramea Bay.Riverton is the oldest permanent settlement of Southland and one of New Zealand's oldest towns. In 2011 the town's people of Riverton celebrated their 175th anniversary.

The main industry is fishing. However farming (esp. dairying) is fast becoming the industry of influence as the fishing slowly dries up. Support services such as transport, irrigation, engineering and various farm related contractors now play an important part in the local economy. The fish factory based on its main wharf has now been converted to a butchery. However, the harbour is still quite busy, because, along with Bluff, it is a safe harbour for access to New Zealand's south / west seas. It is also popular for water skiing, rowing, fishing and catching the occasional flounder.

Taramea Bay is a popular spot in the summer for Southland residents to swim as it provides safe swimming and excellent surf spots. Riverton is well known for dolphin spotting as they like to travel up into the estuary for feeding. Sawmilling has been important to Riverton and Pankhurst's Mill still supplies timber locally and to wider Southland.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center

The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center is located in unincorporated Liberty County, Texas. The 17,600 square feet (1,640 m2) facility is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Liberty, 200 miles (320 km) east of Downtown Austin and 41 miles (66 km) northeast of Downtown Houston. It is owned and operated by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and contains publications, manuscripts and photographs. The library and archives are located in the 1850s Jean and Price Daniel House, which was patterned after the Greek Revival style Texas Governor's Mansion.The Center features two historic houses and one historic church that have been relocated to the grounds. The 1848 Gillard-Duncan House' has been restored and furnished with original furnishings of Dr. Edward J. Gillard and his wife Emma DeBlanc Gillard, and is available for tours during the week. The 1893 Norman House has been restored to reflect the Victorian era, and features a parlor with housekeeping and food processing artifacts, a room with an exhibit on Victorian women's fashions and grooming aids, and a room with exhibits about the Norman family. The 1898 St. Stephen's Episcopal Church is used for meetings. Archives and displays show development of region, artifacts, furniture, Jean Lafitte's journals, and 1826 census. It also contains the Texana collection of former Governor Price Daniel. The Center features a large collection of photographs and illustrations of Sam Houston and the papers of Governor Price Daniel. Changing exhibits from the Center's collections focus on South Texas history.

Skin Yard

Skin Yard was an American grunge band from Seattle, Washington, who were active from 1985 to 1993. The group never gained a mainstream audience, but were an influence on several of their grunge contemporaries, including Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, and Green River.

Theophilus Daniel

Theophilus Daniel (1817 – 22 March 1893) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from Southland, New Zealand.

He represented the Wallace electorate from 1881 to 1884, when he was defeated. Daniel married Elizabeth Stevens, the half-sister of John Howell, the founder of Riverton. His building in Riverton's main street, known as Daniel House, is registered with Heritage New Zealand as a Category II structure.

Tom Silva

Tom Silva, born c. 1947, is a contractor notable for his long-running participation in the PBS show This Old House. He is co-owner of Silva Brothers' Construction, based in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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