born in texas, raised in kentucky; david pajo is a musician.

his name is not in common parlance, but pajo has been involved in much of the greatest music of the last two decades. he first played out in the early 1980s. he went on to instant infamy with the group slint (1986-1990).

during the 1990s, pajo played with king kong, the palace brothers (will oldham), stereolab, royal trux, the for carnation, tortoise and bonnie 'prince' billy. he is also featured on many of their early 1995, pajo started the m franchise, issuing a single and a split single in short order. as aerial m, he released several singles, a self-titled album and a remix album. as papa m, he produced three full-length albums.

in 2002, pajo joined billy corgan's zwan, with whom he released an album and toured the world for two years. it was during this time that he started the papa m singles series. pajo then played bass with early man as well as participating in the reunion of slint. "hole of burning alms" appeared in 2004 - to date, the last papa m record. this collected aerial m and papa m sides to form another long-playing link in the m chain.