under heavy manners [more inside]
perhaps no future was the optimist view [more inside]
Just some piano.
A synthy jam about the magic of summer, youth and minivans.
new album is called no rain - this song's about someone who's not winning [more inside]
Next time I see you, it's on me.
This gloomy synth jam was made on an airplane and finished late at night in my parents' home during an emotionally complicated visit. [more inside]
A little finger style Elvis Medley. As slow as I could manage.
a rough recording of a song i wrote the other day. inspired by a number of travelers i befriended while bumming around BC. [more inside]
A seasonally-appropriate fiddle tune, with solo fiddle triple-tracked but otherwise unprocessed. The fiddle is in DDAD tuning, which I like a lot. [more inside]
My challenge entry, inspired by the many, many threads on the blue that have helped to educate me, and give me the words to talk about my own experiences, and the courage to stand up with people who have less privilege than me. [more inside]
Re-Recording of a song I wrote some 20 years ago. Happy Sad Spacey Dream Pop.
...could not explain his nudity. [more inside]
A song written for my 4 month old daughter. [more inside]
Lorena is a song from the Civil War era written by Joseph Philbrick Webster. [more inside]
A short instrumental piece (featuring synth) in which I basically have fun building from a loop. This is my entry for the MeFi Music challenge to submit music inspired by a MeFi post (I Saw This Thing On The Blue And...). Credit actually goes to three MetaFilter-related posts from last month: two MeFi posts by not_on_display and one MeFi Music post by ignignokt; they inspired me to create electronic music again after a decade+ hiatus. [more inside]
I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]
This is my take on a song by one of the hosts of [dopey podcast](http://dopeypodcast.com), the one they close out every episode with. Came out kinda like a ska tune somehow. Got my daughters doing a little background vox.
Recent Songfight battle; a lipogram: the lyrics can't contain any letter "A." I was eliminated.
A Ramonesy take on a recent Rolling Stones song
A (very) quick upbeat pop song featuring my baritone acoustic guitar and heaps of songwriting cliches. [more inside]
Some more punk rock from Spent - Anchors aweigh, pick up and go, anchors aweigh!
I made this upbeat, major-key, low-fi-sounding jam entirely on my OP-1, the same gizmo used in these videos. The transitions aren't as good as they could be, but they're definitely a level up for me. The whole thing falls apart at the end in a glorious heap. A good LET'S GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY instrumental. [more inside]
A quick and scarcely rehearsed lofi recording of my take on the classic folk standard/gospel/African American spiritual, with an overdubbed chorus and acoustic guitar.
Another demo recording from Spent, this one a punk rock love song.
from the new Blueshell album [more inside]
This is one of the first songs I've written--a new wavey pop song about a girl who's in love with a guy who may or may not be a serial killer. The song is an exaggerated account of a long-dormant toxic friendship; I was inspired by the Enigma Variations compilations, as well as the podcast My Favorite Murder and the urban legend of Debbie Harry and Ted Bundy. [more inside]
This is a thrashy proggy tune that's been brewing in my head for a few years. Guitars, bass, drums, and some Korg Minilogue synth giving it a Cult of Luna-ish feel in spots. [more inside]
I made a garage-y ditty with my kids using a clown car of musical instruments. [more inside]
A demo track from Spent about your favorite Facebook friend.
Catchy little punk rock number from my band Spent, straight from the garage. [more inside]
This song is dedicated to Richard Spencer's unknown assailant. [more inside]
Pirates for Sail brings you the most barnacle-bedecked hip-hop track of the summer, produced by Brad "Seadawg" Podray of the Scurvy Crew! [more inside]
it's like one of those things you can't stop thinking of - but i have a car wash heart [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
not the official soundtrack [more inside]
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.
war cry [more inside]