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March 28

vampire deer - 07 pack of cigarettes for the road

last song of my rpm album lightman [more inside]

Arp Acquired

Much synth

Talk To Her

Sometimes a song's strength lies in its lyrics or in the nuances of the vocalist's delivery and tembre… Sometimes the instrumentation speaks volumes all on its own. This is one of those times… This is Ummagma. [more inside]

March 26


This is one of the better (at least one of the favourite) Ummagma tracks out there to date and currently the subject of a whack of forthcoming remixes. Stay tuned! [more inside]

March 25

Would You Like To Play A Game?

As my offering to the winner in the "best post about something you stumbled on while surfing" category of the 2013 MeFitesChoice Awards, I present gilrain with this song about the FPP, "Sans Protovision". [more inside]

Whoop Jamboree

Instrumental on fretless minstrel style banjo, played more or less as arranged by Phil Rice in his 1858 banjo instructor. [more inside]

Memories Of Emerald City

An attempt to get my synth-plugin to sing. The tune I wrote sounds kinda like MPS from Kid A, but it wasn't intentional ;-)

Heat Death of the Universe

This morning's pumped-up-for-the-day electronic dance music session, now with more pump organ! [more inside]

March 22

Short Ride in a Fast Chihuahua

A collage for Disklavier and Toy Chihuahua. My toy dog always barks 26 times in a row. I asked composers to send microscores for piano, each 26 beats long, to be synchronized to the chihuahua's voice. Fifteen composers contributed about sixty scores. [more inside]

vampire deer - 06 trup to jipiter


March 20

Beautiful Moment

Love generates love generates love. Beautiful Moment seems to capture an element worthy of such progeneration. Harmony, peace, smooth dreaming and a swirl of energy-filled ethereal waves. [more inside]

March 19

Tiger Jig

From Buckley's Banjo Guide, 1868. Played on a new minstrel style banjo made by Jeff Menzies and an old tambourine of indeterminate age.

March 17

vampire deer - 05 lightman

or the transient beauty of the dairy freeze king [more inside]

March 15

vampire deer - 04 super bowl monday

it's time to get to work [more inside]

(Another) Sunny Day

This has been the worst winter in 20 years where I am. It's still snowing horizontally as I speak. So I wrote a summer song as a big middle finger to the damn cold. [more inside]

MY 50th Mefimusic POST!

Thank y'all for 7 fun years. Here's a new tune I wrote for my band Big Ghost called Great Spirit (get it? get it?) Enjoy! [more inside]

Cold Cold Highway

From the recent, second gig of my new band the Swamp Root Jimmies. God I love these guys. Video here.

March 14

vampire deer - 03 chore boy

mama, whacha gonna do when the chore boy's gone? [more inside]

March 13


A rock song that bounces. Come for the guitar, stay for the sing-along ending. [more inside]

March 12


It's just a live acoustic recording I made on my iPad but I enjoy listening back to it. Hopefully you will too. (my own song)

March 11

vamipre deer - 02 scarlet rain

song 2 of lightman - don't ask me what this is about, i don't know [more inside]

March 11 2011

Written and recorded on the third anniversary of the Great Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011. Video here.

March 10


auto rhodes; auto keys; auto kit

March 7

vampire deer - 01 once upon a hero

my new RPM album, lightman [more inside]

March 6

rise up

based on a field recording made by me


A song from my album that I've just released through Tunecore. If you like it there's more listen links at my site Let me know what you think!

March 5

Tooth Reef Wharf Hive

A mellow electronic instrumental from the vaults.

March 3


Instrumental demo from a little while ago.

Spider on a dream

my friend's daughter had a pretty brilliant mishearing of a classic nursery rhyme, and I remembered that Kurt Cobain once said that he wanted Nirvana songs to be simple and pure like kid's songs. One thing lead to another... [more inside]

February 28

The Raven

The entirety of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." It seemed like a good idea at the time... [more inside]

Until I Find You

Book Challenge Thinger. Based on John Irving's "Until I Find You". [more inside]

February 26


Today I learned that the Bushman from San Francisco is gone forever. I wrote him a rock song about all the times he scared me while I was growing up. RIP Bushman.

February 21

Cloud Ships

A mid-tempo piece, built around the opening drum riff. Carbon 7 is an improvisational jazz/space/rock trio that just makes it up on the spot. [more inside]

February 20


I am happy to you. Inspired by this MeFi post and the audio that went with it. And old track I remixed. Particularly looking for feedback on the bass instrument and how it's mixed etc.

February 19

Dry Thunder

From the Archives. . . [more inside]

February 18

Son House and the Water Temple

A glitchy, beat filled song that uses vocals from Grinnin in Your Face by Son House. [more inside]

Ghost World

I put this up a month ago. I put some more effort into it. Samples include Bernard Parmegiani, Erik Satie, Glen Miller.

February 16

22 (not a t. swift song)

I took a break from music stuff for six months, and then came up with three songs in rapid succession. I'm out of practice, and I'm not in love with this one, but it's the best of the three. Posting just so I don't completely fall out of the habit.

February 15



February 14

Everything is Fine (Happy Place Pizza Party)

A Rob Ford-inspired tune from the earlier days of Crackgate [more inside]

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