March 13

Doc McStuffins Theme

I have a cheap, cruddy second-hand drum kit and a two-year-old. [more inside]


March 5

dreams over drones

A very brief (50s) sketch I worked up on the train the other day. Crunchy synth bass drone in conversation with a ringing guitar (also synthesized).


March 4

King of the World (Cover)

Super 8's "King of the World" is one of my favorite long-lost '90s songs. [more inside]


A Simple Song (in Troubled Times)

An original song, just written and performed on the ukulele, recorded on my cell phone.


March 3

Pavane by Thoinot Arbeau

Renaissance music on synthesizer. I think Wendy Carlos would be offended if I called this an homage. [more inside]


More Fiddle Tunes for a Friday

Some fiddle tunes on the mandolin. Medley in A of Old Joe Clark, Red Haired Boy, and June Apple.


March 2

The Fall Season

I wrote this on a train going into the city. [more inside]


February 28

New World

A big and brooding song recorded in rehearsal by Sredni Vashtar. [more inside]


February 27

Dreamliner

The Dreamliner effect. That’s a better way to fly.


Eunice Waltz

Bon Mardi Gras! Here's a traditional cajun waltz to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Trio with fiddle, accordion, guitar and vocals. [more inside]


February 24

Took to it Like Water

The bones of this song were a proposal for a corporate jingle I was writing... [more inside]


February 22

A Lot Like Math

Demo of a punk song about my kid. [more inside]


synthesizer post

just havin a play


February 16

Sea to Sky

A little more accessible than my last. Aqua lake zone ascending


February 14

Sapien

Voices, echoes, splices


Footin' It - Late 80's Future-Action-Thriller Style Theme

Trying to write some retro sounding music. The Warriors, Escape from L.A. / 80's future-action-thriller sounding stuff. Can you dig it?


Crashes The Intersections

My wife and I are in a noisy surf punk band. We're called Skin Bugs. This is a track from our latest demo. [more inside]


February 13

Bach vs. Wurlitzer

I decided to work up a Bach Bourrée (BWV 996) as a belated "do what scares you" challenge, since I don't usually try to play classical music. Soon after I learned it, I couldn't stop myself from messing with the groove, adding touches of swing and Cuban rhythms. [more inside]


Going Nowhere (working studio mix)

This is a working rough mix of a song I originally posted a rough acoustic guitar demo of here on MeFi music a couple months back... This version gives the tune the full band treatment, and is part of a larger full-length project, "Tragicomic Americana," I'm working on with a new group called The Wishing Well Divers. [more inside]


February 10

Parent's Pews

Although I was never the most supplicant Pastor's Kid, I'm still having some itinerant PK feels after missing my parents last service before retiring because I'm currently living in the Holy Land. [more inside]


February 7

Where I'm From

Strident acoustic guitar rhythm and some vocal harmonies. [more inside]


Petrichor

So this is another song, audio is taken directly from the youtube video here. This is a live performance, did a session in the lighting hire and install company I work for over the weekend. This video forms part of a competition entry for our band. [more inside]


February 6

Phenakistoscope

I wrote this instrumental fingerstyle song half a life ago, but I wanted to try out the electric piano and drum set that I bought recently, so I pulled it out of the vault. [more inside]


February 5

(What's so funny about) Peace, Love, & Understanding

I got an urge to do a slower, gospel inspired cover of this song written by Nick Lowe (probably best known for the version popularized by Elvis Costello) and my friend helped me make it happen today in a quick fit of studio fun.


February 4

Leaden Resolve

Mournful sludge/doom/noise rock. This is the first heavy tune I've composed in quite a few years, and I suppose it's my attempt to rationalize the current state of world affairs through a Neurosis-esque filter.


Hand for the Hog

Another living room recording, this time live on a single mic. A lesser-known Roger Miller tune interpolated with Stone's Rag, featuring some important lessons about Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts' second-favorite barnyard animal.


Pyrenees

A circular melody evolves


February 1

You Must Build a Fire

A fast and dirty lofi cover of a beautiful song originally by Crooked Fingers that's meant a lot of different things to me at different times in life. [more inside]


January 30

Sin City

Written by Gram Parsons and originally recorded by the Flying Burrito Brothers in 1969. It's one of our favorites and is just as relevant today as ever so here we (Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts) are. [more inside]


January 23

Dr Matt [The In Out cover]

A song we played when I was in The In Out circa 1994-1996, but I don't know if they ever recorded it after I departed. So I decided to cover it twenty years later. [more inside]


Reasonable Excuse

Piano, guitars and drum Instrumental, some unresolved tension. [more inside]


January 22

The Way of the World [Flipper Cover]

...you do what you can, though! goddamnit! [more inside]


January 21

Humbler than Thou

Yesterday I sat down behind the old Roland VR drum kit I passed down to my son at Christmas this year to adjust the hardware and give the set up a test run. I recorded a quick video of myself improvising a little groove, but later in the evening, I couldn't help myself and came back to the recording and used a free multitracking app on my phone to record some ridiculous overdubs. The sound quality is awful, of course, but this was a lot of fun to make and really helped me keep my spirits up yesterday on coronation day. [more inside]


January 18

Prior Conviction

I made a really janky demo of a dumb pop punk song I wrote years ago and then a friend of mine laid down drums for it [more inside]


January 17

Small Speakers

Something fairly new. This is two of us playing live, me on bass and singing, and synth and drum machine from Magnus. [more inside]


January 16

Bad and Boujee (Zamboni Mix)

Uh, yeah, that way, float on the track like a Segway


January 15

Things I Never Had

New track recorded today in Ableton. Solo, original, home recording. First attempt at playing with vocal delay (delay delay). [more inside]


January 14

Good (Cover)

Better Than Ezra's "Good" is one of my all-time favorite songs. [more inside]


January 11

Co-starring Richard Sanders

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]


Dame Kraft (Lady Force)

An incendiary surf punk instrumental written to accompany the everyday fight trans women endure. [more inside]


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