New track recorded today in Ableton. Solo, original, home recording. First attempt at playing with vocal delay (delay delay). [more inside]
Better Than Ezra's "Good" is one of my all-time favorite songs. [more inside]
What scares me? Playing music in front of other people, that's what! So here, for my MeFi music debut, is a slow jam to one of the greatest sitcom closing theme songs ever. [more inside]
An incendiary surf punk instrumental written to accompany the everyday fight trans women endure. [more inside]
Challenge: Do what scares you? I'm scared of death and the concept of eternity. While I'm NOT about to DO that, I could write a song distilling my fears about said subject matter, yes? Yes. OK, it's a deal, then.
I sampled Morphine's classic 1992 number You Look Like Rain for this one. This is my Dec/Jan #MeFiMusicChallenge and #DoWhatScaresYou entry. [more inside]
(voice of announcer from Star Wars Episode 1 Podracer for Nintendo 64) it's a new lap record [more inside]
I, for one, welcome our new 2017 overlords. Written and recorded on a Zoom H4, New Year's Day 2017.
Instrumental w/guitar solo Feat. Sam Ferguson - drums
I raced against the clock to finish this one before 2017: a song-journey on the Westbound Twin Cities Hiawatha train between Chicago and Minneapolis, operated by the Milwaukee Road from 1935-1971. [more inside]
An extremely brief goodbye to a year that deserves a screendoor to the ass and then some on its way out.
Triste! Onwards to 2017...
What I did for 25.12.16, echoing Simon and Garfunkel.
I wrote & recorded this song on the day after Xmas, 2016. It's an electronic experimental groove with some serious rage behind it. Hope it's as cathartic to dance to as it was to make! [more inside]
recklessness - the 13th and final song of birdie [more inside]
a lament, i think [more inside]
A thanksgiving experiment, which turned out quite nicely, I think. [more inside]
And as the three wise men approached Betlehem, [more inside]
Q: What scares you? A: Freddy Kruger [more inside]
it's like mr the toad - or mr the trump - or a mini me version of the child they would have [more inside]
Cover of the Beach Boys song. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody. [more inside]
I recorded this song on an airplane in flight by typing in 2016. [more inside]
no, it's not fair, is it? [more inside]
i hang up on survey takers [more inside]
del shannon went to my high school 12 years before i did - also hundreds of crows were run over by a train last year in my old hometown and no one understands why the crows let that happen - this is not homer simpson's springfield, it's stranger than that ... [more inside]
It turns out that once you start making honkcore tracks, it's hard to stop. [more inside]
history 101 [more inside]
It's about the prez-elect, had to make a quick mumble-rap-hop / norah-jones-ish / slow jam thing about it to keep my head up
song 6 of birdie - whatever this is about, it's not good [more inside]
those boxes they lead lives you don't know about. [more inside]
it's about a bird [more inside]
A song about love
Based on the John Maus version of Molly Nilsson's original.
[Cover] Sentimental and simple, but a good reminder of what matters. [more inside]
cause i'm in trouble here ... [more inside]
My home is cold right now
song 3 of birdie [more inside]
A lovely little early fingerstyle composition for the banjo by Frank B. Converse, from his 1865 New and Complete Method for the Banjo With or Without a Master.
Work in progress, a classic fiddle rag with some new old time fun. Words and arrangement by Mr. Corwin Bolt, played by the Wingnuts. [more inside]