May 25

07 pop pop - vampire deer

it's like one of those things you can't stop thinking of - but i have a car wash heart [more inside]

May 24

True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston Cover)

If you know of him, you may have an opinion that Daniel Johnston is a outsider genius, a troubled victim of hipster exploitation, or simply a not-so-typical independent musician who found his audience. If nothing else, his work is irrefutably full of sincerity and emotion. This little piece of his is one of the great American songs. [more inside]

May 22

Ozark Rag (Practice)

Another old fiddle rag interpolated with a new song by Mr. Corwin Bolt. We were all surprised by the ending. I love fiddle rags, and nobody can convince me that they haven't already come back in style. [more inside]

May 21

06 comstock bar - vampire deer

the funny place is i never did find this place again and drive by it over 10 times a year and still can't figure out where it was [more inside]

May 20

05 - the valley - vampire deer

not the official soundtrack [more inside]

May 19

Like Math

The finished version of a song I posted back in February. Way louder this time around. Just thought y'all might be interested in hearing how this progressed once I got real drums, bass and guitar on it. It feels like I recorded that original demo at once yesterday and a million years ago. More of this kind of thing here.

04 - ninja star by vampire deer

war cry [more inside]

May 18

First Guess

This is an organically assembled doodle recorded to test a Ubuntu Studio laptop conversion. [more inside]

May 16

03 11.58 - vampire deer

does anybody really know what time it is? [more inside]

May 15

Mouth of the Coldest Seas

A tribute to the ancient hidden source of all cold seas and those that watch over it. With vocals by my friend who sings in an actual early music choir! It's also got square waves, organs, and sometimes ambiguous chords.

May 13

The Elevator Clown

From the 12-21-14 Carbon 7 session Inter-Sol-Stice. We went from meeting every couple of months down to 1 or 2 a year, & I fell behind in mixing, so this was somewhat of a forgotten session. A minor epic at 18 minutes, but it holds together. [more inside]

May 11

02 my buddy cain - vampire deer

he's everybody's buddy, just ask him [more inside]

May 9


Long time no tunes! A simple tune on the classical guitar, sketched out after my daily struggle to learn Chopin & Satie songs. Birds, for interest.


My high school days, come back to haunt me. I was such a metalhead back then, and not a very good producer so don't bank too much on sound quality. [more inside]

May 8

01 vermont sunrise - vampire deer

another album, vermont sunrise, starts with a song about escapism, which never really works, does it? at least that's what all the old hippies say [more inside]

May 4

Siciliano (BACH)

Change of pace. Flute & piano. This was recorded while rehearsing before playing it as the prelude to a church service. [more inside]

First Respronger

Short bouncy instrumental [more inside]

May 1

After You

Kind of a Bossa nova joint for last week's SongFight deal. [more inside]

1381 GSS (Demo)

Home demo for a forthcoming studio production. A love song from a photo resolution target in the Mojave desert to the aerial reconnaissance pilot flying overhead. [more inside]

April 28

my idea 21

Quick song recorded this morning on Music Memo with (automatically added) bass and drums, and some synthesizers and (fair warning) voice-cracking singing. [more inside]

April 26

The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]

April 22

One More About Face 2

A basically complete track from a planned upcoming album (which will also include Where No One Has Gone Before), partly to get feedback and partly just to light a fire under my ass to keep working on the damn thing and maybe finish it this year. As indicated by the title, it's the second (of 3) songs planned for the album titled "One More About Face." [more inside]

April 19


Kind of a dirtier, dronier, shoutier version of this demo I did a while back. [more inside]

April 17

Sleepwalker (Cover)

"Maybe I could be the one they adore—that could be my reputation." I had The Wallflowers' "Sleepwalker" in my head earlier and decided to learn the chords and record it. [more inside]

April 16

Starving (Cover)

"Something inside me's changed—I was so much younger yesterday." I learned and recorded this cover of Hailee Steinfeld's "Starving" in a half hour one afternoon last month. [more inside]


Another night and I can pick up where I left off today Another drink and I will sleep right, and the dreams will stay away I thought about what I should do now but I'd rather stay in and keep out from the cold know I'd rather be alone murmurs...

Man Of Fantasy

My high school band, Avatar. We wrote this in 1979 when we were 17, recorded at a one-off reunion in 1986. [more inside]

April 9

1994, 4 Track, Crappy Sound, Surah Song

Old recording on a four track with shitty mics. Attempt at being experimental many years ago. Surah was from a very old recording. Created after many early mornings in Ahmedabad.

8 - vampire deer - ring blues

last song in my rpm album, 10 pounds of blues in a 5 pound bag [more inside]

April 8

puzzle box

Games with arpeggiators. Would probably make a good background bit for a podcast about mysterious goings on in an abandoned synthesizer factory.

7 - vampire deer - firefly blues

this is no 7 of my rpm album - what happened to no 6? - i don't know how to count beyond 4 [more inside]

April 7


written in january while staring at the banks of the mighty lake ontario

April 6

summer follows

instrumental guitar rock. A bit of messy improv guitar on the quiet parts...

April 5

Your Radiance

An old recording from the cassette 4 track days, newly rediscovered. Pretty poor recording which I have tried to clean up as much as possible here. [more inside]

5 - vampire deer - grand haven blues

6th song of my rpm album - kind of creepy ... [more inside]


This is meant to evoke being chased at night in a 1970s city. [more inside]

April 3

distinct queries

All rock vocals... [more inside]

April 2

fields of athenry

another SSTO bus shelter cover. [more inside]

March 31

5 - vampire deer - golden ball

5th song - this is a strange ancestor of the well known gallows pole or gallus pole song that has lots of variants - i ran across this one in various versions and this is how it turned out [more inside]

the Monster-Song

'schlaflied' cover, not entirely displeased. [more inside]

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