October 6

Get Rid of the NRA

Just some opinions, set to the music of a three string guitar. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Facebook. High quality (AIFF) audiofile available for free download at SoundCloud.


October 5

Keep My Love in Amber

I played all the tracks, and billiebee came up with a melody and lyrics based on a Yeats poem, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree". It's about bees. [more inside]


Be a light

It's been a while since I posted anything, so here goes with a slightly off-kilter, folksy, moody vocal and guitar piece.


September 28

Adrenaline Hangover

This is a funny one - a collective demo that I suspect will always sound far, far better than any band recording we manage to cobble together. As the band's guitarist it burns a little bit to not have played or written a single note of this, but I can't argue with the end result.


September 27

An Spealadoir

I'm baaaaaack! After quite a hiatus, during which much has happened, but myself and a friend were in the recording studio to make an album. Thought you fine folks would like a sample. This is a traditional song in the Irish language called "An Spealadoir", or the Hay cutter. My friend and I joke that of all the big songs in the Irish tradition about shipwrecks, wars, love lost and emigration, she managed to pick a song about cutting grass. Enjoy!


Take A Knee

Topical song. Recorded live in one take, fast and dirty, at home. Vocal, three-string guitar and stompbox, all coming out of a 15 watt VOX guitar amp. I videoed the performance too, which you can see at Facebook or YouTube. If you'd like to download an AIFF audiofile, you can do so at SoundCloud. [more inside]


September 26

Cymbal Drone in G Major

Digging back into some old ambient/noise/drone ideas. Synth, guitar, and bowed cymbal. [more inside]


September 25

The Ice World

A song about being the king of a frozen wasteland... of emotions [more inside]


You'll Thank Me Later

Guitars, synth piano and drums, in D Dorian. Sort of post-goth.


September 24

Your Phone

Quasi-rock song with awkward, loping rythm, questionable tuning, and lyrics to nowhere. Utilizes the f word. [more inside]


September 19

The Ballad of Highway Boy

All this awful flood action has inspired me to dig up the sad old tail of Highway Boy, raised by his trucker brother, because his father was a hurricane and his mother was a cellar door. [more inside]


September 17

Henry King's Reel

Henry King's Reel, a fiddle tune written by Trevor Stuart of Haywood County, North Carolina. [more inside]


September 13

Uninvited Guest

Trap downtempo post blues rock. [more inside]


September 12

There with you...and some things never change...

the latest experiment in creativity...


September 7

I Hate To Be That Guy But

So ominous_paws rounded up That Guy comments and then mandolin_conspiracy said "Arranged properly, these are verses to a song. Somehow." and, well, not to be That Guy but [more inside]


September 5

Every second of the time

As long as I am posting moody, folksy songs with voice and guitar...here's another one!


Tough Love Black Eye

Punk, metal, jazz, slack, folk and noise. This pretty much typifies the grab bag that was my band, Big Ghost. Like trying to get Pavement and RHCP to agree on California rock. It's a mess, but it was our kinda mess. [more inside]


September 3

Jusgonnatellastory

A mix of some guitar, some electronic dancey stuff and spoken word by my son.


August 27

Agitated Origami

A guitar-synthesizer and some soft drum-machines are giving one another the side-eye on the public transportation. The bus is running on a Möbius strip. [more inside]


August 26

Dance Like Everyone's Watching

Carbon 7 - these things just go where they go. From our new release, Operation Fishbowl. This one clocks in at 13 minutes, with a bit of a Latin flair in spots, which is odd for us. [more inside]


untitled

An ambient-ish electronic composition in 3 movements. (17:21, 120bpm, C) As yet untitled. [more inside]


August 25

I've been drinking all day

(That's the title, I have not in fact been drinking all day...) Country-ish, imagine you and your man are on the outs and you're feeling a little bitter about it.


August 20

Down in the Well

Vocal and guitar, one rough take, one track, melodic and intense two minutes and thirty seconds


August 18

Just Like Me (Orsa's song)

Due to circumstances almost entirely beyond my control, I recently became responsible for a wonderful young dog named Orsa. This song is written from her perspective. [more inside]


August 16

Indelible Swing

The world is a crazy place right now so here's a new wave song about GOLF! [more inside]


Lolly

The first of a new series of ditties titled "Realtors of the World," based on real estate agents' names that managed to worm their way into our heads.


August 15

Fisherian Runaway (poison frog song)

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]


August 12

Sea Song (English)

Dagga Punisment (yours truly) featuring text and voice by my wife, Nadine. [more inside]


August 11

Strictly Germ-proof

Arthur Guiterman wrote it. droplet posted it. epj suggested singing. I was powerless.


07 - no rain - vampire deer

last song of the album - kind of seems to be about my life right now ... [more inside]


August 10

Night Cruise

Some goofy synthwave that I found lying around the old project bin.


August 8

06 wondering - vampire deer

next to last song [more inside]


August 6

filter party

Havin a play on the Korg Monologue Featuring the Roland JX-8P on chords


August 5

17

This piano part and vocal melody have been rattling around in my brain for a while--finally wrote some lyrics and fleshed it out a bit.


Ask and you shall receive

... [more inside]


August 2

it *doesn't mean much

i guess it's about getting old...


Sredni Vashtar - Epic

Not a cover of the Faith No More song. Oh no. [more inside]


05 - january - vampire deer

or the song of this summer [more inside]


August 1

ICHI NI SANBA

At this point I just need to acknowledge that childish major-key jams with samba feet are my home genre. [more inside]


July 29

I never said I'd stay

Warm, mellow vocals, guitar, fiddle. My first post!


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