This is a crude cover of "You Still Look Like You Did Before" By Chococat & ORthey. I love the song so much I asked Choco if I could cover it and he said yes. Hopefully I can get it sounding better with some guest players. [more inside]
This is what happens when nobody knows how the song goes, but you play it anyway. [more inside]
All-vocal Talking Heads cover. [more inside]
From the "Island of Misfit Toys" scene in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. What was wrong with the doll? [more inside]
Cover of the Verlaines. [more inside]
Had I my druthers, I would be in a blues duo akin to The Black Keys or The Pack A.D. But I'm not, so I have to make do with smacking my Epiphone around and putting amp simulation on my voice. If ever I find a drummer who shares my vision, we will cover this song properly. [more inside]
In which I decide to stop candy butt-ing around it, and attempt to join the reverb drenched, echo cave sound of today. This doesn't really sound like anything I've done before, so I'd love to hear a couple reactions. [more inside]
Cover of a Byrds cover of an old Louvin Brothers song. [more inside]
Here is a cover of Q Lazzarus's "Goodbye Horses" made famous I'm told in Silence of the Lambs and Clerks 2.
Does covering the ending theme of a Japanese horror movie count as a scary song for this month's challenge? Well, I'm posting it anyway. The only thing scary is thinking I can singing like Van Tomiko.
Quite a few tomorrows later, my August challenge entry. [more inside]
Here's a cover of the Microphones song "Headless Horseman". Here's the original. Here's a song with guitar, piano, banjolele and lots of harmony (by my standards)! [more inside]
Petula Clark cover.
Cover of the 2004 song by SF indie-rockers The Invisible Cities. My first ukulele recording. [more inside]
...the bossa nova version [more inside]
Apologies for my absence. [more inside]
No, seriously. Just for fun, I decided to do this cover song to test out some drum stuff. Thought I'd share this while I work on some new songs...
This is as personal as I get when not improvising. [more inside]
Straight-ahead, sloppy guitar cover. [more inside]
I'm a Rock n Roll Animal. [more inside]
I'm a big Lou Reed fan. I have really tried any VU tunes. So I thought Id still just try a Lou Tune.
Now with less German supermodel. Plus, I play drums! [more inside]
New take on the Beatles classic with GarageBand. [more inside]
Skist (previously) is my band with singer/sound artist Haruna Ito. Hope you enjoy. I also made a video for the song, which can be seen at YouTube or Vimeo.
Dreamy pop music for the Velvet Underground Challenge [more inside]
Everybody driving by my window the last three weeks has been blasting Michael Jackson, I couldn't help myself. Maybe got a bit carried away. Many apologies to James Jamerson. [more inside]
In the style of Leonard Cohen. Just kidding. For the Velvet Underground challenge thing. [more inside]
My submission to the Music Challenge, July 2009 edition. Advice to the lovelorn john from Uncle Lou. [more inside]
My Velvet Underground homework. There's some backing falsetto in here and some piano and stuff. [more inside]
As realized by the Christopher Walken & The Lounge Fellas. [more inside]
The Gorgonzola & Ham Stone Gas 12" remix [more inside]
my assigned song or this month's challenge [more inside]
I grabbed a second copy of the Korg DS-10 synth in order to sync with the first copy and make richer and/or more elaborate tunes. This is my first stab. It wasn't til I'd finished it I realised I'd basically subconsciously covered the Mass Effect theme.
Aren't we all? [more inside]
Programmed, recorded and edited today. This song appears on Robin Holcomb's self-titled album from 1990. It's got some odd key changes and a lot of clashing notes. [more inside]
It's still June for another hour and seventeen minutes, server time. [more inside]
Just a small goodbye tribute Michael Jackson. After all the mike Ive heard just outside my window even. It would feel wrong not to pay respect. Peace
I basically put the words to Hallelujah to an acoustic chill rock guitar thing. and this happened. [more inside]
Hawkwind's cover featured in the impossible-to-track-down Japanese release of Dj Hell's latest album out now. [more inside]
A largely pointless endeavor, a rendition of Hallelujah with quick fingerpicking and banjos (what's new?).
Godawful Danzig impression? Check. Complete lack of shame? Check. [more inside]
An attempt to anger both Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. [more inside]
This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]
When Elvis Met Leonard. Nothing but uke, vox, and questionable taste. [more inside]
Here's my version of the esteemed Mr. Cohen's paean to the religion of love. I dropped the rhythm and chord changes, and made a new melody. The very minimal accompaniment consists of three tracks from my trusty old JUNO 60 analog synth. That's it! Video version (photos by yours truly) at Vimeo and YouTube.
I wanted to experiment with multitracked vocals, so I turned "The Fool" from In the Aeroplane Over the Sea into a choral work. I probably could have done more with rhythm and vocal percussive effects, but I did this is as a practice run for another song, which also included four-part harmonies.
You won't be able to escape this in the clubs this summer. Unless you just stay away, which is what I recommend. [more inside]
Stealing the 5/4 shuffle from Take Five and injecting it into Leonard Cohen: non-trivial. [more inside]
This is a Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters cover I really didnt know about him playing untill The Canada No Gravy comment Fell In love with the tune So I covered my way With Honors To Billy
My daughter is getting married and I cant make the wedding The gift of Elvis