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Two Eyes Seen

Return of the Smoke Benders. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 3, 2011 - 7 comments

I Used To Hate You But Now I Love You

This month's Challenge got me to thinking: with 'hate' being such a profound and powerful emotion, isn't it odd that there are really so few songs that really employ it as an idea or as inspiration? I mean, 'love'? Heck, you can't spit without hitting a love song, but hate, that's a different story. So anyway, this is a song of hate and love. Love and hate. Simple as that. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 29, 2011 - 3 comments

Trying To Boogie

From deepest Ikebukuro, in the heart of downtown Tokyo, it's the Smoke Benders, trying our damndest to boogie, y'all. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 26, 2011 - 1 comment

Bringabye

Once again, friends, it's the Smoke Benders: Daysuke on tuba, Naoya on drums, and me on pocket drill, diddley bow, light-triggered synth and vox. Live in Toyama, Japan. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 5, 2011 - 3 comments

Whole Bag of Wrong

Here's another one from the Smoke Benders' recent Hokuriku tour. Clocking in at 8 minutes, it's a wee bit longer than previously posted tunes here. It goes through summa them changes and all, and includes some psychedelic diddley bow solos. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 23, 2011 - 3 comments

Oh Death

Once again, it's that song that I just can't stay away from. This time it's coming at you from the Hokuriku region: live in Kanazawa, Japan, from my trio, the Smoke Benders. Our tuba player Daysuke Takaoka is channeling the deep didgeridoo spirits on this one. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 19, 2011 - 8 comments

Twist and Doubt (spoken version # 2))

Sometimes you just wanna turn your diddley bow around and bang on it, y'now? Video here. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 19, 2010 - 2 comments

Come On Round Here Baby

This is the third in a three part installment here at MeFiMu of diddley bow/stomp box tunes from The Pink Cow. Straight outta Shee-boo-ya, Toe-kee-yo, Jay-pan! Video here. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Oct 29, 2010 - 3 comments

Doo Dah Day

Another tune with the one-stringer and ye olde stomp box, from deepest Shibuya. All the ghosts in Alabama are singin' it... Video here. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Oct 25, 2010 - 4 comments

Watched You Drive Away

Just in under the wire for September's "transpo" Challenge theme.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Sep 30, 2010 - 4 comments

Better Take Care of Me

Another live tune, from July 2010's Sengawa Jazz/Art Festival in Tokyo. here I'm playing a diddley bow, the Marron Glacé Guitar. Video of this same performance can be seen here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 10, 2010 - 3 comments

Oh Death (live, July 2010)

I just can't stay away from this song, it has a power over me. This time it's with my diddley bow (the Marron Glacé Guitar). At the end of the song, Death momentarily overtook me and made me attack the instrument with one of these. Video of this same performance at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 14, 2010 - 5 comments

Riding Your Train

Relaxin' at home with my new Marron Glacé Guitar, a diddley bow which was given to me recently by the maker, Mr. Tim Can. Thank you, Tim! Sometimes one string is all you need! Video of this same performance at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 1, 2010 - 5 comments

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