bouncy, hyperbolic night-out song, wherein I muse on the merits of Jack Daniels as it pertains to dental hygiene. (not really) [more inside]
Here is an entry for the January Challenge! It is by me and rangefinder 1.4. It is a cover of "Leave Her, Johnny," a traditional sea shanty that was sung by sailors at the end of a voyage, as they were preparing to leave their ship ("her" in the song). [more inside]
I have no idea what this is, but at least zephyr_words sent me a great bass track for it.
aka I Horfed a Hoose. [more inside]
Just a little thing to keep my Mojo lighted up. (Probably just good enough for sharing.)
Another "get me out of this musical funk" cover. The more I hear Dylan sing this, the more I think this may be his most beautiful song. Here's my try. [more inside]
Apologies for my absence — again. I will be releasing an album under the moniker Kings Of Last Night this year, and I want to share with you an outtake, a B-side if you will, a sketch of a song that didn't make the album but deserves to be played on the internets. That song is "Pilot", a story of aviation, extended metaphors, the fourth wall, and disaster. External links: KOLN • Bandcamp [more inside]
I've had a bit of Clash fever lately, and a Kaossilator that I'm playing with. [more inside]
rude boy tele spank [more inside]
Happy little ditty whose name was inspired by a post in the blue. [more inside]
The second song I recorded after this one.
A new instrumental song. [more inside]
Bedroom blues wankery. [more inside]
the last track on my htmpng efforts
So Aimee Mann and Bruce Springsteen are in a bar discussing the greatness that is Living on a Prayer, but what they haven't noticed is that Toto are at the next table, and Sonic Youth just walked in the back... [more inside]
goofin' to da funk. [more inside]
An arrangement for solo electric guitar.
Another track from Nasoalmo [more inside]
A boy/girl take on the Hard Day's Night track. [more inside]
Self explanatory. [more inside]
Guitar, banjo, and vox arrangement of the shapenote tune, The Church's Desolation, number 89 in The Sacred Harp. A quick fingerstyle arrangement of Old Hundred (49 on the top) was tacked onto the front. [more inside]
The only good thing about having a sore throat is that for a brief window of time I can hit some low notes. I was too sick today to concentrate on any real work but this was lying around half-finished so I took it another quarter of the way. Despite the title, this is not a murder ballad but a song about the day I realized Ms. unSane might (eventually) become Mrs unSane. Features a totally fake Hawaiian guitar, one of the rare moments where my surf playing has spilled over into one of my songs. [more inside]
The (hopefully) final mix of Y&SF with all the problems fixed and Major Dundee's epic solo finally loud and proud before the last chorus. [more inside]
Another bite sized morsel of crispy guitar-driven instro-surf for you. [more inside]
Final mix of the song I posted a couple of days ago incorporating a couple of changes suggested by uncleozzy. [more inside]
Today's espresso-driven shot of melodrama power-pop. Originally written around 1995, I think I finally nailed how it was supposed to sound. [more inside]
Sometimes songs come easy and sometimes they come hard. Everything about this one was hard. The final, sweated over, version of a song I posted a rough demo of a few weeks ago. Hopefully the results are worth it! [more inside]
At long last, the remix of Y&SF with new vocals and Major Dundee's guitar work incorporated. [more inside]
Just something we did for fun this weekend. I can only take credit for the singing and half of the snaps.
My band's rendition of this tune, which I posted a while back. It was fun condensing the 9 track arrangement down for a three-piece. Worth the long intro. [more inside]
A quick song after a very long day, and the first song to end up in the pristine new pages of my new notebook.
My acoustic cover of the Mefi favourite by Ke$ha.
Another bedroom-recorded song. [more inside]
this came from a guitar thing I came up with. I really messed up the recording, so I should re-record it someday. [more inside]
My break-up song, written a number of years ago. [more inside]
Another lo-fi acoustic tune about the end of the world. Not too cheerful stuff. [more inside]
Previously. This mix replaces some of the sampled guitar parts with real guitars, and the piano is played live. Once again I'm using Guitar Rig 3 LE for post-processing. The drones are still Reason samples. The drums were replaced with Battery 4. Same vocal track.
I had a few hours to myself this morning and wrote this song. [more inside]
I recently bought a new computer, which allows me to use Guitar Rig 3 LE that came bundled with Cakewalk SONAR without taxing my CPU. So I re-recorded one of my songs with actual guitars. [more inside]
When I'm in a prolonged songwriting funk - which I am now - it can sometime take a cover of a favorite tune to snap me out of it. Let's hope this does. [more inside]
Quiet plucked acoustic guitar and vocals. This song completes the lyrical cycle that includes "My Cirripedian Friends" and "A Brand New Fabrication". [more inside]
A reverse audio postcard to a friend on vacation.
Another sketch of a song.
After too much time spent noodling, I'm trying to make actual tunes with some semblance of structure. Today's attempt was fun! What does it remind you of? [more inside]
ecstatic punk_metal love song with stereo distorted bass, country inflected vocals, and a few stolen lyrics. Kinda a follow up to this song. [more inside]
This is the second of two summersongs... this one is my attempt to shake off the summertime blues and write something genuinely hopeful, complete with a spoken intro and healthy helpings of cheese and bubblegum all round. [more inside]
A little progish - lots of analog synth, lots of interesting sounds, harmonies, counterpoint, a little odd meter, hopefully pretty catchy chorus, and one of the more obscure lyrics I've written (lyrics inside)... lots of stuff! [more inside]
Another quick composition, in the vein of blues or something. [more inside]