First song written and recorded since I moved to Napa. Spooky grungy punk that maybe doesn't reflect my sunny new locale. Written about my drummer's frustration with dating, online and otherwise. Lyrics in fold. [more inside]
Happy Halloween! [more inside]
Based on a true story. [more inside]
I tried really hard to keep my strings section in line, but they're doing whatever they want. [more inside]
Kind of an eerie repetitive theme that I think sounds like it could be heard at the end of some kinda spooky, horror, thriller'ish type of movie i started with one little riff i made and copied and tweaked it over 5 or 6 tracks
Here's to Lon Chaney. Because Bela Lugosi already has a song, and I thought it was high time for a tribute to the man who would've been Dracula, if not for lung cancer. [more inside]
A quiet, haunting track with drones, chimes, and muted bass beats [more inside]
Music inspired by Arcadia's "Lady Ice". Lyrics inspired by Murakami Haruki's "Kaze no Uta wo Kike" (Hear the Wind Sing). Samples include Meredith Monk, John Zorn and an NHK broadcaster backmasked. [more inside]
last minute submission for the music challenge, 'spooky' retro-electro goodness with christopher walken.
apparently, you get my bloody valentine meets devo when you filter the hba through the city of luneburg, germany. here's a SCARY halloween de-mix of 'failure', our ode to dubya, courtesy of chillmost.
A song about dying [more inside]
Written to satisfy both a Songfight challenge and the mefi music challenge. Who says you can't spook two horses with one chestnut? Featuring three buttons on my accordion.
So I went for the triumvirate: it's a spooky song with overwrought instrumentation and Tom Waits style vocals. Hope you enjoy. [more inside]
Plays round-the-clock in Satan's dance club. [more inside]
3/4 of the way through my Tom Waits impression, I realized I could play the riff from Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath" over the top.
Took a look at this month's challenge themes and thought: Tom Waits does a much better Tom Waits impersonation than I could ever muster, and I'm just not a 'lots of notes' kinda guy. But, "spooky"... there you go! Submitted for your listening pleasure, my version of this Daniel Johnston song. With lines like "I saw my own heart laying, black with blood", I guess you could say it's pretty damn spooky. Here's a very powerful clip of Johnston performing the song on organ. [more inside]
I hate describing my own songs, so have at, everybody! Female vocals, guitar, bass, and drum machine. Please enjoy! [more inside]
spooky? - check! waitsian? - check! (yeah, we gots the megaphone) lotsofnotes? - check! [more inside]
I have the whole ranch crew doing the vocs on this. My kids don't think it's scary enough.
My take on mid 70s Michael Stearns from Planetary Unfolding, with a dash of Kubrick ala 2001. It's dark, brooding space music. [more inside]
Once again, a song by my pierced and tattooed puppet Sailor Martin , detailing a burlesque dancer in Cairo. [more inside]
Watching too many movies lately. More here.
Folktronic tune... The Lyrics have always reminded me of a text-based rpg. [more inside]
Written by the incomparable Alistair MacGillivray (who rocks my socks), this song was written after an accident at the No. 26 Colliery in Glace Bay, NS in 1979. [more inside]
Cover of a kid's song. [more inside]
No mere mortal can resist \ The evil of the thriller
Elfrita used to be my landlord. She would place giant spiders outside my door so they could crawl into my apartment. It was horrifying.
Here's my version of this most haunting of American folk songs. It's very stripped-down: just voice, drone, a bass drum and a shekere. In the time-honored folk tradition, I've made a few minor lyrics changes here and there, and the melody I'm using is different from the Dock Boggs or Stanley Brothers versions of the tune. Anyway, it's one of my very favorite traditional songs. Hope you enjoy.
Inspired by the Gullah singers of the Georgia Sea Islands, with their marvelous a capella style. My friends and I sat in a half circle in my living room and as each singer took a turn leaning in to sing the lead, the others all around filled all the little spaces with harmonies.
Spooky beats, sharpened knives, with a madman on that ol' church organ.
A big machine is rolling up behind you in the dark. Creepy ambience.