Turns out my version of the serenity prayer involves a lot more quantum sci-fi and psycho-killer imagery. Been working on this for a good while, trying to figure out how to program drums for a slow 6/8 time. Pretty happy with how it finally came together, but I'd love some pointers. Still worried it's a bit too saturated, but that's kinda my MO. Lyrics in the fold. [more inside]
Just some opinions, set to the music of a three string guitar. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Facebook. High quality (AIFF) audiofile available for free download at SoundCloud.
I played all the tracks, and billiebee came up with a melody and lyrics based on a Yeats poem, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree". It's about bees. [more inside]
It's been a while since I posted anything, so here goes with a slightly off-kilter, folksy, moody vocal and guitar piece.
This is a funny one - a collective demo that I suspect will always sound far, far better than any band recording we manage to cobble together. As the band's guitarist it burns a little bit to not have played or written a single note of this, but I can't argue with the end result.
I'm baaaaaack! After quite a hiatus, during which much has happened, but myself and a friend were in the recording studio to make an album. Thought you fine folks would like a sample. This is a traditional song in the Irish language called "An Spealadoir", or the Hay cutter. My friend and I joke that of all the big songs in the Irish tradition about shipwrecks, wars, love lost and emigration, she managed to pick a song about cutting grass. Enjoy!
Topical song. Recorded live in one take, fast and dirty, at home. Vocal, three-string guitar and stompbox, all coming out of a 15 watt VOX guitar amp. I videoed the performance too, which you can see at Facebook or YouTube. If you'd like to download an AIFF audiofile, you can do so at SoundCloud. [more inside]
Digging back into some old ambient/noise/drone ideas. Synth, guitar, and bowed cymbal. [more inside]
A song about being the king of a frozen wasteland... of emotions [more inside]
Guitars, synth piano and drums, in D Dorian. Sort of post-goth.
Quasi-rock song with awkward, loping rythm, questionable tuning, and lyrics to nowhere. Utilizes the f word. [more inside]
All this awful flood action has inspired me to dig up the sad old tail of Highway Boy, raised by his trucker brother, because his father was a hurricane and his mother was a cellar door. [more inside]
Henry King's Reel, a fiddle tune written by Trevor Stuart of Haywood County, North Carolina. [more inside]
Trap downtempo post blues rock. [more inside]
the latest experiment in creativity...
So ominous_paws rounded up That Guy comments and then mandolin_conspiracy said "Arranged properly, these are verses to a song. Somehow." and, well, not to be That Guy but [more inside]
As long as I am posting moody, folksy songs with voice and guitar...here's another one!
Punk, metal, jazz, slack, folk and noise. This pretty much typifies the grab bag that was my band, Big Ghost. Like trying to get Pavement and RHCP to agree on California rock. It's a mess, but it was our kinda mess. [more inside]
A mix of some guitar, some electronic dancey stuff and spoken word by my son.
A guitar-synthesizer and some soft drum-machines are giving one another the side-eye on the public transportation. The bus is running on a Möbius strip. [more inside]
Carbon 7 - these things just go where they go. From our new release, Operation Fishbowl. This one clocks in at 13 minutes, with a bit of a Latin flair in spots, which is odd for us. [more inside]
An ambient-ish electronic composition in 3 movements. (17:21, 120bpm, C) As yet untitled. [more inside]
(That's the title, I have not in fact been drinking all day...) Country-ish, imagine you and your man are on the outs and you're feeling a little bitter about it.
Vocal and guitar, one rough take, one track, melodic and intense two minutes and thirty seconds
Due to circumstances almost entirely beyond my control, I recently became responsible for a wonderful young dog named Orsa. This song is written from her perspective. [more inside]
The world is a crazy place right now so here's a new wave song about GOLF! [more inside]
The first of a new series of ditties titled "Realtors of the World," based on real estate agents' names that managed to worm their way into our heads.
First song written and recorded since I moved to Napa. Spooky grungy punk that maybe doesn't reflect my sunny new locale. Written about my drummer's frustration with dating, online and otherwise. Lyrics in fold. [more inside]
Dagga Punisment (yours truly) featuring text and voice by my wife, Nadine. [more inside]
last song of the album - kind of seems to be about my life right now ... [more inside]
Some goofy synthwave that I found lying around the old project bin.
next to last song [more inside]
Havin a play on the Korg Monologue Featuring the Roland JX-8P on chords
This piano part and vocal melody have been rattling around in my brain for a while--finally wrote some lyrics and fleshed it out a bit.
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i guess it's about getting old...
Not a cover of the Faith No More song. Oh no. [more inside]
or the song of this summer [more inside]
At this point I just need to acknowledge that childish major-key jams with samba feet are my home genre. [more inside]