March 3

I'm Movin' On

Hi! This is a cover my over-60 amateur musician buddies and I (The Busted Bones) created using a small Zoom recorder... sent between us - quarantine style! [more inside]


March 2

Smoke & Mirrors

"So who are we but stories And who's truth be told?"


February 28

A Spot of Blue

I bought a new USB microphone, and this is the first song I've recorded with it. Feels lovely to not record onto my phone. [more inside]


February 26

Riding Out

In the grand tradition of posting all our releases here, I present our latest track, Riding Out. As always, this is a song that has floated around for a few years (even surfacing on MeFi music in a much rawer form just over five years ago). Now we've done a version we're really happy with. More music here - thanks for listening.


February 23

07 - chicken university - vampire deer

rpm 21 - it's my understanding they're all eggheads there i'll be here all week [more inside]


February 22

06 - colorado crispies - vampire deer

rpm 21 - vitamin enhanced, of course


February 21

Hymn To Her

Another post, another Sunday....


05 - mccoys ghost sugar blues - vampire deer

rpm 21 - i used to have the 78


February 20

Lucky

Did not wake up this morning expecting to record a Britney Spears song.


February 19

04 - half the night long - vampire deer

for rpm 21 - the question is, which half?


February 18

03 - tigerbright - vampire deer

rpm 21 - tigerbright, tigerbright, first star i see tonight


February 17

02 45th bugler - vampire deer

another song for rpm 21 - gabriel sounds tired


February 16

01 - flash paradise -vampire deer

this is for rpm 21 - i just improvised 7 odd instrumentals and only used keyboards and computers


February 15

Voyager

Thoughts of a spacecraft on its long journey. [more inside]


Family Day

Just having a play outside a couple summers ago


February 14

Paper Scissors Stone

Chance. [more inside]


February 12

Gereon_

very much a companion piece to my last post - dark lockdown mood


February 7

7865 no vox

another improvised chord sesh on the acoustic guitar where I then overdubbed the other instruments!


Strangers When We Meet

Les liaisons dangereuses.... [more inside]


February 5

1 Minute Beep Session

A four channel tracker style chiptune [more inside]


February 3

Henrietta Toughlove: The Diving Bell

Another track from our 33 song project, it dovetails with the one after it. Big noise. https://archive.org/details/33Songs https://henriettatoughlove.bandcamp.com/album/33-songs-for-33-people [more inside]


February 1

Fortunate Son

Here's another cover, this time it's CCR's anti-war/anti-classist classic. We slowed it down quite a bit and changed the rhythm to a lazy shuffle lilt. Took it to the swamp a little. Added a bridge, too, which the song kinda cried out for, I thought. Once again, brought to you by Covid-19's insistence that me and my musical partner not play in the same room, but still play together, you know, live and all. Video of this performance at YT here. [more inside]


The Let Go

Another request from my three-year-old grandson, this is Elle King's "The Let Go." Video.


January 31

One Of A Kind

It's been a looooooooooong time since I last visited MetaFilter - good to see many familiar names still around. Hope everyone is well in these difficult times. I've recorded a lot of material in the intervening period, some good, some bad, some so-so. Thought I'd reboot with this one. Lyric is nothing special - a fairly cliched trope about a guy with a free-spirit as a partner. Music is pretty old-fashioned. But then, so am I..... For the technically minded - recorded using Logic Pro X predominantly with Native Instruments, Izotope and Waves plug-ins.


January 29

To Make You Feel My Love

Another cover tune, brought to you by remote recording: two guys in their socially distanced rooms making music together. This one isn't a tune I would've leapt on to do as a cover, but... it was a request! And being essentially a show biz animal eager to please, I decided to do my entertainerly duty and give it my best shot. Video of the performance (zoom zoom zoom) is at YT here. [more inside]


Fig Time

Jangly pop instrumental track w/ simple guitar solo doing a few of the classic riffs!


January 27

With a Little Help From My Friends

Getting that "let's play together live from separate rooms across town through the magic of computers" thing together. Video of this duo performance can be seen at ye olde Tubes of You, here. [more inside]


January 22

Japanese Maple

Expanded version of this song, but this time we're in control and not in control. Both my mother and my wife's mother planted our placentas under trees, in my wife's case a Japanese maple in West Seattle. I don't know if this was a 90s trend among certain parents, or if it's still a thing or not. [more inside]


January 20

man, damn

somehow managed to write this today and then record a million takes of it on my front porch. chords are far apart, words are close together — pretty difficult for me to sing but we're getting there


January 15

Milada In A Ditch

A few summers ago my mom's friend had a bit of an incident on the winding road to my parents' place and spun her car out, into the ditch. My brother happened upon her and helped her get her car out and told me about it later. I totally wasn't there but I wrote a song about it anyway and invented things that didn't happen. [more inside]


Aircraft Recognition

The evolution of a song. How a shimmering instrumental evolved... [more inside]


Le Tic-Toc-Choc by Francois Couperin

A fun harpsichord piece, performed on electronic keyboards. [more inside]


January 13

C++ Shanty

The whole sea shanty thing going around is charming and someone made a joke about slack and that got me thinking about going to college for computer science and wanting to spend my life on computers, and here we are, a short shanty about being careful what you wish for. [more inside]


January 11

pictures of sunsets

A song about struggling with mental health, written and recorded in my bedroom this weekend. Some explicit lyrics.


January 9

phone in yer stomach

My friend's 7 year old kid made up a funky, surrealist 3-step parable of cause and effect, and I built the musical accompaniment around his 1 minute of wisdom. It turns out that if: 1. You put a phone in your stomach 2. You say boom! 3. The phone will inevitably, eventually ring [more inside]


lockdown feels ...

the isolation and confusion of a UK lockdown ...


January 8

What You Want

The price of your ambivalence is ready if you wanna come and see.


January 7

All You Fascists Bound To Lose (2021 update)

The events in Washington DC on January 6 compelled me to write this one. I took Woody Guthrie's chorus and ran with it. You can see the video of this performance at YouTube. Cheers. [more inside]


January 5

A Ballad of 4 am

Third song in a 33 song, 3.5 hour project some friends and I have been working on over the past 14 months or so. A gnostic fable masquerading as a scene from a film noir. The rest are here: https://archive.org/details/33Songs


January 3

When You Least Expect it

Second song in a 33 song, 3.5 hour project some friends and I have been working on over the past 14 months or so. The rest are here: http://henriettatoughlove.com/ https://archive.org/details/33Songs https://henriettatoughlove.bandcamp.com/album/33-songs-for-33-people [more inside]


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