August 18

Babymoon to Minnesota

Another little guitar and cello song about dashed romantic babymoon plans. [more inside]

August 15

Go vote for the Metafilter Steering Committee!

🗳Apologies for this acapella note!🗳 Voting has begun for the inaugural Steering Committee (SC) for Metafilter! Come on over to MeTaTalk for a list of candidates and explanation of the voting process and help determine the future of the site!

August 7

Shining Tor at Twilight

Broke my own rule and drenched this one in effects and keys. Very New Age. Not sure I approve of it.

August 5


Optimistic little song using Just Intonation [more inside]

August 3

Electricity Variations

With apologies to OMD.

July 28

Sex Creates Monsters

I'm not dead, you're dead. Hey everybody! Hey! There's a body. Sex Creates Monsters. Track two off of the in Out's new EP, "Half-Vaxxed". It's my first appearance on an in Out record since 1998, and it's about the weirdest thing Todd's ever helmed over his legendary crew of outsiders in Boston. Six songs. All outmastered with an iron fist in a marshmallow. All six inner planets tilted way out of axial alignment. Alert local civil authorities e.g. college radio stations. Thank you for your support. We're the in Out. We still exist.

July 25

MetaFilter Steering Committee Self-Nominations Open

📬 Hello there! 📩
The Metafilter Transition Team (TT) is pleased to announce that self nominations are open for the inaugural Steering Committee! The purpose of the MetaFilter Steering Committee (SC) will be to develop and implement site policy, code updates, and ensure the financial health of the site. The SC works with the site staff and site owner to ensure that there is not a single failure point for site decisions or actions, and that there are an adequate number of people available to respond to community needs. Long story short this will be a committee of Metafilter members who help guide the site and act as the voice of the members at large. Interested? Come on over to MetaTalk and read all the details!

July 21


Noodle-y jam over some modular drums. [more inside]

This, Plus Slow Song (Karate Cover)

A cover of the opening track from Karate's album In Place of Real Insight. All parts played, sung, recorded, and mixed at home by me. [more inside]

The Wheel

I recorded my friends Lucas and John in a borrowed church with great acoustics, and then added a National hawaiian steel guitar and electric piano. [more inside]

July 19


Dense chord piece that was accidentally made when I messed up an app that I'm writing so that I can write a very different dense chord piece. [more inside]

July 17


My ambient office project for July, overlapping synth and piano harmonies. [more inside]

July 14

Biber's Passacaglia

page 1/4 of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber's Passacaglia [more inside]

July 8

In the Silver Mines

I recorded my friends playing acoustic guitar and upright bass in a beautiful sounding old church. [more inside]

Naturelle 7

Part 1 of my epic, 3-song, 6-part, piano odyssey, Naturelles 7 8 9.

July 5

A Small Kind of Triumph

Played on a plank with some taut wires

July 2

Journey of the Earth Probe/Thanks for the Introduction

In an attempt to introduce themselves to their interstellar neighbors, the denizens of the human planet launch a series of long-ranged probes broadcasting information about their cultures, histories, technologies, and sciences. [more inside]

June 30

Make it Out Alive

Acoustic demo of a song that's supposed to be a lot louder and noisier and uhh drummier. Written last night, recorded in my living room this morning. Take your meds, loves

June 24


Twelve string acoustic miniature again!

June 20

Mooney Doctor II

Yep, I'm still making songs about Blaseball players. This one's about a player who lived on the moon, until she and all the rest of the Kansas City Breath Mints died. [more inside]

June 19


As a fathers’ day challenge made a new song with the sequences from my last, with the aim of getting something new but with recognizable DNA. [more inside]

Hot Dad Summer

Happy Father's Day, the official kick-off of Hot Dad Summer!

June 9


Ambient Office returns with another modular jam. Harmonic rhythms with some melodies over the top. [more inside]

June 5

A Conversation

12 String etc

quarter time

Half of my family is ill and time seems to be slowing down, recorded this simple little synth pattern to remind myself to breathe and get to the next day. [more inside]

May 27

Empty Light

12 string recorded on a phone as usual

May 24

Thank you for being a friend

cover of a classic

May 21


Guitar etc

May 20


A bad omens country song with my lowest drawly early morning vocals ever and a cool slippery guitar riff in the chorus. [more inside]

May 13


We had our first ultrasound where the baby really looks like a baby, and I of course had to write a song. Guitar is tuned way down (low string is an A). [more inside]

May 12

The Thing that Beats like a Cracked Bell

12 string acoustic etc

One Month Dragon

Built in the excellent 1BitDragon sequencer, with a few extra bits added in a DAW. Part of my JPL side project.

May 11

Over My House

3 analog synths, drum machine, vocoder

Keep It

I came out as trans to my partner of 20 years and she ended our marriage and I'm a wreck of a human being and anyway here's a song

May 10

End Credits

slightly wistful outtro-style synth jam... you know what, this one goes out to Cortex!!!! Thanks so much for all you've done for us on here over the years and hope we'll still see some sick Cortex action on the black every now and again!!!

May 9

Bigass Pizza Blues

Trying out an exciting new piece of recording gear, the Strymon Iridium!!

May 8

LA nights

Driving music with some synth pad action

May 7


I realize it's May, but you know

Say Something

Straight-ahead robot rocker? [more inside]

May 4


Guitar, phone, still a bit clumsy.

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