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The Devil Walks the Earth

Here's a live recording of a song I premiered at a gig two nights ago (July 18, 2014). The bassist accompanying me is Keigo iwami, from the Swamp Root Jimmies. The song is anti-war, anti-greed, anti-death. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 20, 2014 - 6 comments

What Was That Sound I Heard

A song concerning the September 15, 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. I made a video of historic photo images to accompany the song, which may be viewed here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 24, 2014 - 5 comments

Democracy Stolen

Wrote this about the execrable Supreme Court ruling of April 2nd, 2014. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 4, 2014 - 5 comments

New Ways To Tell Old Lies

This is about that weirdo gazillionaire creep who wants to be president. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 16, 2012 - 7 comments

Irony

Also recorded around 2007, this along with the other song I posted are all that remains of 30+ recordings. "Irony" - inspired by the Reverend Peter Popoff of televangelist fame.
posted by deacon_blues on Mar 27, 2011 - 0 comments

Gotta Get Past These Ideas

Back in January 2010, when the odious Pat Robertson made his inane/insane comments about the Haitian earthquake being caused by Haiti's "pact with the devil", I penned this little number, and quickly recorded a demo version, to send to a musician I was going to be playing the tune with at a Haiti disaster relief fundraiser event we were part of, here in Tokyo. Just came across the demo today, while organizing some files, and thought I'd post it here. Instrumentation is very bare bones: pitch pipe, Peruvian bass drum, handclap and voice. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 6, 2010 - 8 comments

Fighting the Civil War

The recent announcement of Virginia's "Confederate History Month", and this comment in particular, in a Mefi thread about it, inspired me to write this song. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 9, 2010 - 7 comments

The Best War

Believe it or not, this song was not written about the Iraq war. In fact, it was a reaction to something I was sensing in the air back before the first Gulf War, circa 1990. I changed the wording slightly to reflect the times, but the song still works beautifully. The recording is from my new collection 2 O's, 2 E's (a reference to how I spell my last name). You can download the entire album and lots more stuff at johnvoorhees.com.
posted by soundacious on Mar 4, 2009 - 2 comments

Rust

The title track from my new album, which you can download for free at my site. Recorded on July 28 at SCM Recordings in Santee, California.
posted by Saellys on Sep 16, 2007 - 9 comments

New Orleans 2005

On this 2nd anniversary of hurricane Katrina, I thought I'd post this song, which I wrote and recorded in the days following the disaster. In 2005, when I first posted it to my own web site, I received some comments from folks who were pretty incensed by it. I'd never had such visceral negative reactions to a song. Should you be interested, you can read some of those comments and my replies here. I also just posted a live version (from a gig earlier this month) to YouTube. [lyrics inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 28, 2007 - 5 comments

Undefined

Out of several tunes in various states of completion for the RPM project, this is the most presentable. In use for this track are: voice, talking drum, bells (metal and wooden), guiro, synth bass and organ. Every so often I write a song which is overtly political (a protest song, for want of a better term), and this is one of them.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Feb 17, 2007 - 9 comments

Floodplain

I have rerecorded this one two or three times since I wrote it in fall of '05. I've never really been able to sing it the way I really want to, which would sound a little like a mix of Brandi Carlile, KT Tunstall, and Janis Joplin (my voice just wasn't made that way). This is the closest I've ever gotten. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, Audio-Technica mic, and GarageBand.
posted by Saellys on Feb 10, 2007 - 4 comments

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