An elegy for my stepmother, who passed away from ALS, based on a recurring dream I'd have of seeing her brought back to life in an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation via a transporter glitch. [more inside]
Recently got a Teenage Engineering OP-1 and this is a first attempt to put the 4-track through it's paces. It's a noisy little thing, extremely digital. In addition decided to put this together without any sequencers so the rhythms are... inconsistent. This is straight out of the device, no additional processing.
About 10 years ago I had a pretty terrible year. A lot of people thought they knew what was wrong with me & also thought they knew how to "fix" me, but they all turned out to be wrong.
My wife had a pessimistic guitar instructor when she was younger, one of those "there's nothing new in music, there's only 12 notes" kind of musicians. So, as a rebuttal to that mindset, here's an in-progress 50+ chord progression that I think is turning out swimmingly so far.
bit of rap beat I made this morning
I have been writing some new songs that are probably influenced by the fact that I am listening to a lot more pop music than I used to. However, they don't sound like what I'm listening to, despite the fact that I do not feel I have invented some new, groundbreaking genre here. How would you describe this song? Any artists/genres it sounds like? [more inside]
This is a complete reworking of a song I posted before (17) which is now...prettier? Mellower? Flows more? What do you think of my new direction? [more inside]
So a few months I uploaded the original demo of this song, lamenting that we'd never get close to its character. [more inside]
I wrote this in October 2017. Originally it was going to be a lighhearted song about someone I know who used to carry around two bags everywhere they went, one of them a "go bag." In world news, Russia was expelling diplomats, North Korea had tested a nuclear bomb, almost 1000 people were shot in Las Vegas by one gunman, so it became something else, a love song for lovers in a time of fear.
A spur-of-the moment recording. Mostly just a simple theme, but it was my first time playing electric in months.
An original arrangement of an old cowboy song, from the new album High on the Hog by Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts. [more inside]
Flute and Piano [more inside]
they're always outside my apartment ... [more inside]
... they have to fight [more inside]
it's like GPS, only backwards [more inside]
Again, but with harpsichord/flute/organ synthesizers (I think), and harmonies. All synthesizer and harmony additions by my very talented friend Jonathan Russell. [more inside]
I recently recorded this soundtrack for the short "Inhumane". I have linked the video below if watching the finished product is more your speed. let me know what you think.
it doesn't pay to play golf with some people [more inside]
From the LP, Epic (2008).
it's all those 0s and 1s [more inside]
From the LP 'Epic' (2008)
maybe it'll be better this spring [more inside]
I came up with the chorus in the shower this morning and decided to record something by day's end. [more inside]
well, you know who this guy voted for [more inside]
From the LP 'Epic', released January 1, 2008
i think this might be a car commercial or something [more inside]
once again, i've done rpm - this is my 12th one - it's called songs for a hollow year [more inside]
All your big dreams, you can't go wrong. Get fit with the AC on... [more inside]
Romance. Dystopia. Evil Overlord. Escape. From the LP 'Epic'.
She's a spy, a good one too. Speciality — sneaking up on you... [more inside]
Chin up. Keep acting like you've got it made. We both know you ain't. You're laughing but it's true. [more inside]
Inspired by a clickbait headline, an ode to deleting my social media accounts. [more inside]
All this time, dipping your fingers in my bowl... [more inside]
Featuring Carlos Najar on guitar and your homeboy carrotadventure on synths and drum machine. In this upbeat improv jam I am playing the Roland GAIA synth for chords and the Korg Monologue for bass. Also operating the Roland TR-8 for beats.
How I felt so lonely tonight How did you find me tonight? When I was nowhere to be found
björk cover [more inside]
Wish I didn't have to keep writing songs like this. [more inside]
From the new Yabra EP!
Decided to take a break from pop/vocal stuff to do something instrumental and chill. This be that.