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July 23

Momma's Boy

Nice little short story song. Ten points to whoever can guess the famous dysfunctional family first! I've been trying to write this song for a year, and then it poured out of me today all at once. Could definitely use a little feedback on how it came out. [more inside]


2 days left

I haven't written a song in a while (or it feels too long to me at least). This is just some more guitar rock with a hint of electronic programming. It fits the mood I'm in mostly. Two days lefts to go until I start my three week holiday. I've been working full-time without a vacation for about 2 1/2 years. I need a break...


Eric Garner Is Dead

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner, accused of a minor infraction of the law, died at the hands of the New York Police Department on a Staten Island street. Tody, July 23, 2014, I wrote and recorded this song about the incident. Video here.


July 20

Lion King Hustle feat. Lil Wayne

Circle of Life sequenced with Hustler Muzik from Tha Carter II.


based

an old improv song I did... Well the base was formulated but the guitar was improv. and the programmed drums were an after thought. Luckily I have the foresight to record everything in time.


The Devil Walks the Earth

Here's a live recording of a song I premiered at a gig two nights ago (July 18, 2014). The bassist accompanying me is Keigo iwami, from the Swamp Root Jimmies. The song is anti-war, anti-greed, anti-death. Video here.


July 18

Dancing Alone

Late night drinking and making music. It's not so much dancing as it is thrashing around and breaking things, but to each his own. [more inside]


July 17

Kiev (mashup)

Dream pop meets hip hop full on, and the mesh essentially delivers what feels like a natural sound, as if that is how it was intended to be all along. This track is somewhat on the dark side, accentuated by both the underlying music and vocals, hear's an earbite for you, care of Canadian-Ukrainian duo Ummagma & Canadian rapper Drake. [more inside]


July 16

Babies In A Blender

Posting something my late husband recorded when he was 17 in his memory. [more inside]


July 14

Always on my mind

You were.... [more inside]


July 13

Mystery Intergalactic Radio Burst Detected

A fun composite/mishmash of song ideas (and some narration) originally created in response to a sound track idea request for an eccentric little animation a friend of mine was trying to get going. Not sure if the animation will ever come about but here is what I put together for it.


almost time

This is a guitar-only outtake from another song I did. I was going to use it as a outro on that song but the original clocked in a 9 minute time already so it got discarded. But still, I like the feeling of it...especially as it's guitar with no other instruments ;)


July 12

Waiting on a Toadstool

A long-form minimalist sketch. Just some nice chords over a nice synth & lots of reverb, looped for a long time. A chance to enjoy the wonderful sparkly sound of the DX10 without other instruments getting in the way. Good for reading/studying.


July 10

Tree Climbin, Everybody Smilin

I'd like for this song to have lyrics some day. A group of people singing together. [more inside]


July 9

We'll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning

Who doesn't like a song about forbidden love? An acoustic cover for a Wednesday. [more inside]


Lonely Road

Superficially a lightweight pop record with a slight nod to blue-eyed soul, dig deeper and it's more about solipsism. Golly...


July 8

FOMALHAUT

This is a hip-hop/rap song dedicated to Fomalhaut, a proto-planetary star of the constellation Pisces [more inside]


July 6

stupid sexy monsters

Punked up waltz about how to avoid bedbugs. Still a little iffy on how the vocals are mixed. Thoughts? [more inside]


Gone Getaway

Here's my band, the Swamp Root Jimmies, recorded live at a show in Tokyo on June 25, 2014. Video here.


native

I was really happy with this one when I first recorded it about 19 months ago. Listening to it now, I realise it was given way too much compression in the mastering phase. unfortunately I have lots the master project now with a faulty hard drive so it it what it is... [more inside]


July 5

Turbo Space Yacht

The ship of dreams.


July 4

You Might Remember When We Performed, For Example

Slow-moving classic sound, rolling rhythms, resonant percussive synth, all awash in a sea of reverb


July 2

Strolls

have em


July 1

Dark Patterns

This is a free internet single from the new album my wife Lori and I are working on as Tangemeenie. It was inspired by a discussion I found here on MetaFilter. Lyrics under the fold. [more inside]


Oh Canada

For all the fellow canucks. Double bass solo


Don't Fool Me (Live)

Another live version of a song I posted several versions of previously. With living video!


June 30

Zonder Vorn

Hello - This is my first song post here. It is a somewhat ambient/sound tracky pedal steel guitar piece with some additional contributions from my friends in the world wide Interroclef Lodge of the Immersion Composition Society. Special thanks to my friend Christo for the acoustic piano. Thank you for listening and i hope you enjoy it.


Briggs' Reel

From Briggs' Banjo Instructor of 1855. [more inside]


Spirit Of '69

I posted a version of this way back when that didn't do the song justice. This version is a bit closer to the original concept. Bitter and reactionary old hippy delivering the lyric does not necessarily reflect the views of the author. WARNING: in-character F-word at around 1:14


June 29

Someone to Love (live)

Live version of a song I posted a demo of a while back, featuring my friend John on the mighty Hammond A100 (a B3 essentially). An interesting moment, in that it's the culmination of a long journey that I lived out here on MeFiMu, originally as unSane, then Sweet Mister, and now Sportswriters. [more inside]


It's a Quickie

3 minutes of fun


Lawn Mower Times

Another combination of Guitar vs. Keyboards. Guitar gets the first move this time.


June 28

Chocolates For Sarah

A waltz written by a friend of mine in honor of our fiddle teacher, Sarah. [more inside]


June 27

Why Not

Why not indeed


Battery Charger Error

recorded about 7 months back, I thought It'd be nice if Guitar and Keys could share some space and cohabitate. I sort of liked the combination of both here.


June 26

mmHg - Achtung!

Experimenting with a Cold War "numbers station drop" in an EDM song.


June 25

guitar track

just a guitar riff I've been working on. Not sure where to take it exactly.


(It Gets) Better

This had its genesis a while back in trying to write something to support a movement against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and to encourage young people not to be ashamed of who they are. This version uploaded purely for sportswriters who's been working on and off with the chorus. Clearly the lyric of this version won't work with the original idea and has nothing to do with sexual orientation (although with a bit of alteration it might have some salvageable lines). [more inside]


June 23

leisure for real

this is a bit of a lofi track from 2012. I looped a bass line and then jammed out to it. Then I thought, wow, if any bassist hears this, he's going so think, what a boring pass part! So for those bassist out there, I threw in a bit of a bass solo as an outro.


June 22

datashock

get shocked by data [more inside]


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