November 20

4llur

This is a little tachycardia-inducing club banger at 150bpm that I made entirely in iMaschine 2 on the train over a few commutes. I stopped when I ran out of clip slots (you get four per each of four tracks, so...).


November 19

All the Days

A quick, old tune


The Marc and Caitlin Wedding Set

Another rough mix from a recent bout of recording. These are two tunes I played during the summertime wedding of two good friends. [more inside]


you want love

a fairly unoriginal country tune that i'm nonetheless quite pleased with...


November 18

Thoughts and Prayers

A little meditation (in three verses and accompanied on the 1-string guitar) on the oft-used phrase. Video of this performance at YouTube or Facebook.


Boo-gie

A quick spooky-inspired (but not really spooky) low tempo dance track [more inside]


November 17

Unraveling Clouds

Another tune from the Black Ox project a friend and I wrote and recorded.


Irish traditional - Old Friends Set

So I've been consumed with learning Irish traditional music for the past year, and was finally able to trek down to VA to see my old pal Ian and have him help me record a few sets of tunes. This rough mix is so far my favorite of the bunch. [more inside]


November 12

Solar Eclipse Overture

I know the 2107 eclipse over the U.S. has come and gone, but hey, there's always another one. [more inside]


November 10

Sambadrone

Crap Rick Wakeman meets sub-par Samba. [more inside]


November 8

Barbie Knows Your Name

An electronic piece using some of the Barbie voice samples from this post. Listening to it in its entirety will probably not drive you to Lovecraftian insanity, nor will it bring about the end of the world. [more inside]


Chicken Reel / Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird

A classic Louis Jordan song all about chickens, interpolated with a fiddle reel that's all about chickens. Recorded and broadcast live 11/4/2017 for "The Back Porch" on KLCC 89.7 Eugene, OR. [more inside]


November 7

High Tide (Soundtrack Composed for a Silent Short)

This is a piece I recorded for a silent short comprised of Public Domain footage from 1936 taken from the Prelinger Archives. let me know if you'd like me to share the video.


November 6

Midnight Suite.

In 2 parts. Posted at midnight. Enjoy! [more inside]


October 27

Slipstream

A piece I wrote and recorded with a friend as part of an instrumental post-rock project.


October 26

Things Are Getting Frightening

With this tune I reveal once again my unscrupulous leftist agenda by *politicizing* Halloween. And the video introduces an old friend of mine, Esmerelda the Skeleton. Hell of a gal, mighty fine dancer.


A Memory of Pittsburgh Bells

So, about 15 years ago, I had the experience which this audio attempts to re-create. [more inside]


Theme from the television series Star Fleet/X-Bomber/Xボンバー

A take on this. [more inside]


October 21

Summer Follows Redux

Impossible Bookings is a collaboration I kinda sorta foisted upon cicadaverse, who initially posted the instrumental version of this track 6 months ago. I put words to what he'd created, we each reworked what we had into shorter form, he remixed my vocals and added to the instrumentation...then life happened to us both. We caught up recently after a few months off, remastered it, and called it good. [more inside]


Give It to Me

A rough demo mix of a new tune I’ve been working on for a loose band project called The Wishing Well Divers. This particular recording is an experiment in recording and producing only on an iPhone and was recorded, mixed, and mastered in a day or so using only my phone, my voice, and an acoustic guitar and bass. [more inside]


October 16

Asleep at the Knife

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]


October 6

Get Rid of the NRA

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.


October 5

Keep My Love in Amber

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]


Be a light

It's been a while since I posted anything, so here goes with a slightly off-kilter, folksy, moody vocal and guitar piece.


September 28

Adrenaline Hangover

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.


September 27

An Spealadoir

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!


Take A Knee

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]


September 26

Cymbal Drone in G Major

Digging back into some old ambient/noise/drone ideas. Synth, guitar, and bowed cymbal. [more inside]


September 25

The Ice World

A song about being the king of a frozen wasteland... of emotions [more inside]


You'll Thank Me Later

Guitars, synth piano and drums, in D Dorian. Sort of post-goth.


September 24

Your Phone

Quasi-rock song with awkward, loping rythm, questionable tuning, and lyrics to nowhere. Utilizes the f word. [more inside]


September 19

The Ballad of Highway Boy

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]


September 17

Henry King's Reel

Henry King's Reel, a fiddle tune written by Trevor Stuart of Haywood County, North Carolina. [more inside]


September 13

Uninvited Guest

Trap downtempo post blues rock. [more inside]


September 12

There with you...and some things never change...

the latest experiment in creativity...


September 7

I Hate To Be That Guy But

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]


September 5

Every second of the time

As long as I am posting moody, folksy songs with voice and guitar...here's another one!


Tough Love Black Eye

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]


September 3

Jusgonnatellastory

A mix of some guitar, some electronic dancey stuff and spoken word by my son.


August 27

Agitated Origami

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]


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