There's a saying that aging is like sailing into an asteroid field, where the asteroids get thicker and thicker until one hits you. This is a song about that. One take everything. Video.
Some very special guests appear here, helping me to explain the little problem I am having at the moment with social networking site Twitter. This is the audio portion of a video, which may be viewed here at YouTube.
Keep getting old. [more inside]
It's been two weeks since I last laid my eyes upon you, darling, but when I close them I can still hear you move. [more inside]
My friends and I have been playing together for a few years, we get a couple shows each year here in minneapolis. We recorded a few of the new songs, this one is a straight ahead pop song
An arrangement of the traditional fiddle tune with its not-often-heard lyrics. Full album now streaming on Bandcamp. [more inside]
En roulant ma boule roulant / En roulant ma boule
They're bloomin' in Vic right now! Here's a quick AcGtr piece written/played while gazing out my kitchen window. Island chills, blossom thrills
Smooooth, sloooow reggae featuring a dreamy brass/ebow instrumental break, "sensitive" percussion, a falsetto bridge, and a sweet guitar solo at the end. [more inside]
Dance-Rock Late-70's-type Instrumental. Maybe if Thin Lizzy and the Talking Heads were commissioned to write the theme song to CHiPs? The only lyrics are "B'doo deh du" and "Bah-Bah-Bah-Bomp!" [more inside]
This is a remix of a track by Julia Lauren. Julia is an amazing singer I met in NYC that has a killer vibe and a killer voice to match. "Reckless" is a track from her EP "Pillow Talk," and as soon as I heard it I knew I wanted to retell its story with my own sound. The track has so much energy and excitement that I really wanted to elevate it and share it with a different kind of audience. Hope you dig it! [more inside]
Reggae made with the infectious Caribbean enthusiasm of Leonard Cohen [more inside]
A fast tempo is ceremonially relieved by a slow tempo
A friend of mine lost her pet black rabbit recently. A conversation about it led to me digging out this old (c. 2007?) recording. [more inside]
A long and very silly edm jam just under the upload limit.
not actually, but kinda [more inside]
Have you talked to your child about the dangers of smooth jazz fractals? [more inside]
You can feel the beat rising, incrementally, step by step. Melody, chorus, melody, chorus... The air clears. It's that part in the song that builds and builds to it's highest point and then [more inside]
My band Charm Bracelet, covering Deep Sea Diving Suit [more inside]
The classic bluegrass hymn. [more inside]
It's past due for the 25th anniversary of Flood, but here's a cover of They Might Be Giant's Your Racist Friend done roughly in the style of Tori Amos. [more inside]
Just working on some cyberpunk feels [more inside]
Original Power Pop from Austin. Buzzie is an old band name, but with new membership. The current lineup spent 4 hours in the garage cutting demos 2 weeks ago - this is a rough mix of the live tracks. [more inside]
Daft Dub [more inside]
A simple version of a cool, brooding electronic jam. Underlying ambient riff accentuated with minor chord synth jabs alternating in EQ/phaser/flanger/stereo effect layers.
Let's throw in a juxtaposition in sonic terms just for the sake of diversity. Here is a free download of Ummagma 'Titry', alongside one right here for 'Live and Let Die'. The first is an instrumental folky track somewhat like Peter, Bjorn and John's 'Young Folks' crossed with Tortoise (with their more upbeat side of postrock). The second is also upbeat in the best shoegazey dreamy fashion - but with ethereal yet solid vocals... Enjoy both :) [more inside]
When you conceive of how many tracks go into creating a song and visualize them, row upon row stacked upon one another on the computer screen of the producer's studio, it's mind boggling how it could ever come together in perfect symmetry, especially if the tracks are not laid down at the same time. This is the story of one remix. This is Huge Shark 'Line of Life (Ummagma Remix)'. Trans-continental electro dreamscape. [more inside]
I had the day off. I heard the previous song. I started singing it my head like this. I had to share. I am still in my jammas. I am a recalcitrant dog misidentifier, but I'm better known for considering all animals and some human babies gender-neutral.
one day Westphal and I were in Chicago and we saw a guy walking two Bichon Frises. one was running way ahead of the guy and one was lagging behind and so Westphal made up a little song about them. good thing i was there to correct his HORRIBLE MISTAKE or WOW he would have looked like a REAL DUMB DOG MISIDENTIFIER
A rough vocal for a rough congregation. [more inside]
Alas, not a TMBG cover. But a droney, sometimes dissonant cover of Erik Satie's Gymnopédie No. 1 on pump organ.
My little old-timey number for the TMBG Flood covers project. [more inside]
I decided I wanted to play too! Please enjoy my ridiculous amateurism. [more inside]
My friend remodeled his bathroom, so I had to record a song denigrating his efforts. Pretty goofy and NSFW. [more inside]
A really spare last-minute acoustic cover of the TMBG song. [more inside]