Nedroid's unofficial theme-song (with official, Nedroid-penned lyrics!)
About five years ago (in the early stage of my mefi lurking) my good buddy, TheMadJuggler asked me to throw together a little tune for his net-buddy, Nedroid. Here's a pretty faithful version of the song I came up with.
I post this as the last song recorded in my shitty little Haverhill apartment, as a fan/love letter to a fine cartoonist. [more inside]
Context: For those who haven't heard it, the previous album (Will the Moon Explode in ... the 23rd Century?) is about mysterious problems with the moon that seem to indicate impending disaster. At the end of the album we have treated the symptoms but are uncertain as to whether or not we have cured the moon.
More 4-track clearance. This time, it's a happy, bouncy ditty from 1993: two guitars, some whistling and happily mumbled lyrics. Recorded probably with Fleetwood Mac's Tusk on the brain, with all knobs turned up to eleven. [more inside]
This song is from the band I have been with for the longest, LOX-P, and was recorded at the same studio and under the same conditions as the last song I posted, War Waltz. On this recording I am the bass player, however I wrote the guitar line as well. Hope y'all like it. [more inside]
More from my 4-track dump onto the PC. Lyrics written very loosely and improvised on the spot; it is about a 6-year old falling in love with the bearded lady midget at the fair, and running away. The song has an anxious, circus-gone-wrong aura to it. It was recorded on 1/26/94 in my bedroom, in the middle of the night so that my roommates wouldn't hear it.
"The tribes of war are rising again, they're brutal and raw and lying the same"
That's my favorite line of this song. Warning: turn your volume down it's quite loud ;)
The song was recorded in one day and mixed on the next along with 2 others for the band's first demo Cold Day Waltz. [more inside]
I recently unearthed my 4-track tapes from 1993. (I'm still searching for the ones from 1988.) This was one of my favorites on this particular tape. Guitar by me, AM Radio via the electromagnetic spectrum. It was recorded and mixed in less than an hour. I'll throw in the tape hiss for free.
Another song from yet another band I'm in, The Eric Weiler Band. Generally the quick-and-dirty go-to description many people find for us is along the lines of "Tom Waits singing for the E Street Band." Make your own call. I play the Hammond.
This one I did for the musical version of NaNoWriMo (aka RPM). It's part of a planned concept album/musical (in the vein of Tommy or The Wall) called Comeuppance by my band Ready Demolition. This is the third demo I did tonight. Lemme know whatcha think. [more inside]
Greetings, Hive Mind. Long time lurker, first time poster here. This is the first song of my band Cottonkitty's first album, Fight Not the Power of the Cottonkitty, Please. Paulie Walnuts provided the libretto. Hope you enjoy.
Another song off of the new People Will Blink record. We wrote this in 2003 and it has been a fan-favorite ever since. Every time we ask Azeem what the lyrics are about, we get a different response. From what I can gather, a pirate is appearing to someone in a dream. I am the voice of said pirate. [more inside]
This was one of those late jam sessions that turned into an early morning song writing session. This melody originated to the sun coming up over the field in my back yard. Its reasons like this that make me thankful we always left a mic on record while we hung out. I'm on mandolin, my friend is playing guitar.
One of the first songs my band Bone Table put together. We recorded it in July last year in the lounge room of a 16th floor apartment in Hong Kong. None of the neighbours seemed to mind the noise. It's a mid-paced song - lots of guitars, and if you listen carefully you'll hear the drummer smacking a piece of pipe. [more inside]
First song off of the new People Will Blink record. This song was written about 3 years ago and went through many transformations before it began to sound... well... listenable. When we played this song live, Azeem used a vocoder during the bridge. He forgot it in California when we recorded, so we used a clarinet, melodica, and recorder in it's place. [more inside]
My friend and I play a lot of acoustic music around local coffee shops in town. Here's one of the many mandolin tunes we wrote in my living room last summer. I'm on mandolin and my friend is playing backup guitar.