See our various MySpace pages...

Mental Men (Pat Stone guitar, Brad Hill bass, Roger Billings sax, Randy Hiatt drums) ...wild jazz-rock fusion improv

Mid Life Crisis  (Mark Maynard guitar, Tim Hirsch guitar, Larry Franscious vocs, Randy Hiatt percussion) ...acoustic/un-plugged classic rock

Plan B  (Mark Morgan guitar, Tom Roberts bass, Rick Walter keys, Jerry Clausen vocs, Randy Hiatt drums) ...early 70's classic rock

TBD (Mark Morgan guitar, Randy Jacobson bass, Randy Hiatt drums) ...early 70' power trio classic rock

Music by Accident (Lane Collinson guitars, Jim Panek bass, Kirk Forsland keys, Randy Hiatt drums) ...impro jam-rock

Porcupine Tree Covers by their fans (MbA included) now have a new home on the web.

We're looking for your artistic additions, anything related to the prolific musicians who make up Porcupine Tree.

Contact me for details at: rhiatt@verizon.net

Our many thanks to Melinda Wells for creating, hosting and participating in this new on-line tribute.
Visit her evolving site at:

Our link was added to the Official Porcupine Tree site!
here's Melinda's announcement about it.

Hi guys,

As you may already be aware, I'm pleased to announce that as of Sunday,
February 8th, Fuse the Sky is featured in the News section on
porcupinetree.com and the covers page has now had upwards of 7,000
visitors since the site first went live in September, with the majority
of these in the past two months as the site gains wider exposure--a
number which is sure to increase greatly now that it's linked to the
official PT site. I'm grateful for your contributions, without which
fusethesky.com would not have been possible.

Randy, I'm forever indebted to you, you're the best. Congratulations!

Best wishes,


Music by Accident contributions/credits to Fuse the Sky:

.3 (In Absentia) credits:  Lane Collinson (e-guitar, slide guitar), Jim Panek (bass, acoustic guitar, vocs), Kirk Forsland (keys), Randy Hiatt (e-drums, keys, vocs, engineering/production).We may not play everything right but we have fun doing it.  We intend to add more vocs ...and a full orchestra (if you happen to see any laying about).

Even Less (Stupid Dream) credits:  Mike Rose (vocs), Lane Collinson (e-guitar, slide guitar), Jim Panek (bass), Kirk Forsland (keys), Randy Hiatt (e-drums, keys, engineering/production). We tried to be faithful to the original but we couldn't stop the jam that ensued.  Recorded over 2 years ago this cut could use a remix.... and will.

Signify (Signify) credits: Lane Collinson (e-guitar), Jim Panek (bass), Kirk Forsland (keys), Randy Hiatt (e-drums, keys, engineering/production).This was the song that hooked us line and sinker, we just had to do it.  Also recorded years ago it needs that remix.

Our in work PT tunes:  Drown with Me,   Sleep of No Dreaming,   4 Chords That Made A Million,  Trains,  So Called Friend

My thanks to Steven Wilson  (Porcupine Tree) for allowing us all this fun.

These guys are the freshest, hardest, sweetest thought rock band on the planet.
Visit the official Porcupine Tree site at: www.porcupinetree.com

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Camel Covers

Camel Cover Tunes    a new site dedicated to your covers of Camel tunes.

The usual process... all are welcome to participate.  ... Do a cover, contact me and we'll figure out the best way to submit the files for posting.  Another fun aspect of the site is the cross pollination of musicians, helping each other, sharing tracks.  Join us!

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Music by Accident's latest CDR

This double CDR (18 tunes) is a collection of jams and surprizes from the previous 2 years.
Get yours today!

Credits: Lane Collinson, Jim Panek, Kirk Forsland, Mike Rose and Randy Hiatt.

email me for details at: rhiatt@verizon.net

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For MbA images click here.


A directory for the various projects, follow the links below for more detail.
All band and/or project names subject to change without much thought.

·  We now have our Kevin Gilbert cover City of the Sun (from the Shaming of the True CD) hosted on his official web page.  If you haven't discovered this guy's tonnage of work I suggest you try right now.  ...he was the guy (with his band Giraffe) who did the entire Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Genesis) live at Progfest 94.....  enough said.

Music by Accident enlisted the help of Pat Stone (guitar, vocs, midi) and Mike Rose (vocs) for this huge undertaking of a song.  Look for this banner on the official Kevin Gilbert web site to hear our version.

·  Our tribute CDR of Camel cover tunes (not Peter Frampton's Camel) is comming along.  We have forgotten many Camel tunes through the years, will now put a few back together and even digitize a few old tapes, I even found some players via the web who are contributing.  (I'd like to see more of that).

·  Rod from the band LightSpeed (www.lightspeed-rocks.net/rod.html) and I are teaming up on his solo project, with a cast of very talented prog types.

·  Cath (London based vocalist) and I are joining forces (with possible other web folks) for some Kate Bush covers (James and the Cold Gun is 1st).

·  A Greatest Hits collection of the Friday Night Guys (from the 4 track and digital years) is a mining project of huge proportions, but will be a must have, some of our bravest jams are in there.

·  Mark Morgan has some tunes up his sleeve (maybe some James Gang and Wishbone Ash...originals).  Tracks are starting to be laid.

·  Music by Accident will release another collection of improvised jams (with over dubs) from the past year, and we better hurry before it's a 4 cd set!  We keep recording and seldom finishing.
We currently are selecting songs from over 180 near complete cuts.  Contact me if you want on the waiting list.  rhiatt@verizon.net

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Places to hear Music by Accident songs on the web

· Music by Accident on mp3.com.au
MP3.com in Australia for Music by Accident stuff.  We've been getting good chart placement down there.  10 tunes

· Music by Accident on IUMA.com
Another free music hosting site.  21 tunes

· Randy Hiatt on mp3.com.au
MP3.com in Australia for Randy's solo stuff.  Would you believe I made the top 50 in the Instrumental catagory!  4 tunes

· Music by Accident on InterConnected
Another free music hosting site.

· Music by Accident and Randy Hiatt on the Art OF Evolution web space. 5 tunes but growing
A web space for the sharing of music as well as 2D, 3D art, animations and designs.

· Music by Accident plays covers of Camel tunes
A page for anyone interested in doing Camel covers, come join us.

· Music by Accident plays covers of Porcupine Tree on FusetheSky.com
Melinda Wells has created a page for anyone interested in hosting their PT covers, come join us!

Web radio stations playing and reviewing our songs

So Jazz
A web station for jazz stuff
"It is no accident when the creative juices flow. Amazing sounds from guys who say they composeon the fly!"

Seattle Espresso
Internet station dedicated to Seattle and all Pacific Northwest artists.
"To understand this band is to take their name seriously...Music By Accident is exactly that - trained musicians freaking out in the studio and releasing it for all of us to take part in. This song here is my favorite because gets your ass shaking! It's a tad long and simple, but ultimately works because it gets subconscience after a few minutes. Rating 3/5"

Kickin' Logic
Logic Audio Producers Showcase
"Layered acoustic or singing guitars creating textures like a taste in your mouth. Close your eyes and go wherever it feels good to be."

Chalkheads - XTC Fans Unhinged
Songs BY and FOR fans of Swindon's XTC!
"This is Chalkhiller Randy Hiatt's gathering of like-minded musicians.  Chill before serving."
For Chalkhills digests click here

Instant Everything
For fans of Kevin Gilbert and list members of Joytown.
"Joytowner Randy Hiatt is the performer of this great tune, which is a dreamy, moody instrumental. Intriguing guitar soundscapes and melodic approach. Worth a listen!"
Find Joytown digests here

The Weirdos are Calling
Are you Listening?
"I love this kinda stuff."

Jacks Picks
Listed below are some of my favorite tunes from some of my favorite acts at MP3.com.
"My old pal from Joytown makes an appearance here! Two reasons, really - 1st, JT is now a ghost town; 2nd this is a post JT creation; 3rd and MOST IMPORTANT - Wow, this is a cool song. Nice work, Randy! Check out his other stuff too, including the bits with TwoSheds - I'm humbled I am."

Music On Tap
A musical collection featuring players of Tap Style instruments.
"Very cool guitar/Chapman Stick harmonic interplay on this one.  Jason Doggett's ringing chorused Stick sound balances nicely with Joe Funk's guitar textures.  If Kit Watkins played Stick it might sound like this."

Conception Station
I created this station for music created in a freeform or jam mode.  Bands from all over the world are emailing me to be added to the playlist, most are excellent and some are world class (Adrian Belew, Steve Hacket, Trey Gunn...).  As is the current mp3 policy the song list has been drastically shortened (unless you pay $), so untill they change this policy it will remain limited.

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More detail and images per band/project
click on the links below

Music by Accident
aka: the Wednesday Night Guys and/or the Gang (click link for pictures)

Improvisational Rock, sometimes with vocals.

MbA are usually:  Lane Collinson, Kirk Forsland, Jim Panek, Randy Hiatt, Mike Rose (vocals/guitar) has joined in providing some excellent vocals.

The Friday Night Guys
aka: The MentalMen, 3Amigas, the Gang (click link for pictures)

Improvisational Jazz/Rock Fusion, heavy on the improv part.
Through the years we have also done bucketfulls of originals and even cover tunes by bands we like, such as ...
Xtc, Genesis, King Crimson, Yes, Pink Floyd, Bill Bruford, Tears For Fears, Peter Gabriel, Gentle Giant, ... even some jazz standards.

The Friday Night Guys are usually:  Pat Stone, Brad Hill, Roger Billings and Randy Hiatt.

Randy Hiatt solo stuff

Improvisational Rock, space grooves.
All the stuff I wish someone else would play on.  Hear a selection at the site/link below.

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Older Projects making their way from tape to CDR

Below is an illustration I found in the Edmonds museum of the old chicken farm we once played and recorded in.
Most of our friends even lived in the various buildings left standing there.  We called it "the Tower".



"The Tower" as we fondly referred to it, was our own little grange hall, ...now actually being preserved as a historic site.
Many years of playing/recording/gigging took place here.  It truly is historic,
...however I bet our chapter gets left out of the history books.  The Tower rocked.

We've had a good time playing together over the decades.  I'm always looking for photos or tapes from those times
...so check those shoe box's in the storage unit and contact me if you find something to share.

The old Gang were (and still are)...

Kirt Bujack and Pat Stone (1980)
Long time tennants and members of the Gang

Fred White

Dave, Mark Morgan, Kirt

Dave Taylor

Kelly Marsh

Randy Hiatt (1982)
I still have that 1971 (my tribute to Jim Fox) Rogers drum set.

We always loved toys.


The "Big Jam"
...from 1983 has made it from 2trk tape to CDR

Scott Lindenmuth (guitar)
Mark Morgan (guitar)
Randy Jacobson (bass)
Dave Taylor (bass)
Pat Stone (guitar)
Brad Hill (bass)
Fred White (keys)
Kirt Bujack (keys)
Mark Thomas (drums/percush)
Randy Hiatt (drums/percush/production)

It was a big jam.  If you haven't received your copy get ahold of me.


Dave, Kelly, Kirt (1983)

Digging through these tape archives I have digitized a few tunes with some of the Tower Gang...Kirt Bujack (keys), Kelly Marsh (keys), Dave Taylor (bass), Ron McCann (guitar), me (drums).  Though a bit rough (1st practice) it was the only tape I have of this combination of guys.  Ron's guitar work is hot, check our on-line mp3 sites for "Cities" and "Prog March".  Other CD's of this era will follow as time allows.

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On-Hold and Retired Music Projects,
Hall of Fame, Name Dropping,
Odds and Ends
click here


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email: rhiatt@verizon.net