Sorry this is a bit late and also my first contribution in a decade or so. A tune I despise, played in a manner that wavers between sarcasm and incompetence. Featuring lapsteel guitar, weissenborn and dobro...
4 short tunes I wrote and recorded as Christmas gifts for some close friends, arranged in a "suite" of sorts. [more inside]
A sea shanty. Vocals only.
one of my favorite jigs! [more inside]
Well, we did a holiday song. I have an alter ego as Fluffy the rabbit. (He's a bit prone to conspiracies and is kinda gruff but really has a heart o' gold). He joins Blue the Monster here on a hopefully-pretty-inclusive* holiday number we think will stick to your brainwaves quite nicely. There's a [youtube] video too, if you want the full dancing-potato and revolving-bagpipes immersive experience. Merry Happy everybody. *it is a little anti-bagpipes.
A jazzy little instrumental tune I wrote years ago for a school class assignment. I recorded this version for the audio track of a video in my ongoing Patchouli Project series (see MeFi Projects page for links to the videos.)
Another pop song with the classic pop band instrumentation [more inside]
A ghostly fox materializes ahead on the forest path and "hmm"s at you. "Hmm? Wait, how are you talking?" "A fox appears out of nowhere and your first question is how it talks? Humans..." "Look, it's my first time outside the bounds of reality." "You have a lot to learn. Follow me."
Cover of the Yvonne Elliman song. [more inside]
Yeah, it's the theme song for Holidays 2020.
Someone asked me recently what I thought was the worst Christmas song... [more inside]
Unexpectedly optimistic instrumental. [more inside]
A Danish folk song (Sønderhoning). Fiddle and Irish flute.
This is a Danish folk song called Æ Rømeser. All parts recorded by me, since I'm alone...so alone :P. Fiddle, guitar, Irish flute.
Wanderlust Baroque rock song with a real quartet (and electric guitar solo). [more inside]
In 2017, I posted this piece (using the Barbie voice samples from this post. At the time, it capped out at around five minutes due to a limitation in the Sonic-Pi, the software I was using. I've now learned enough SuperCollider to be dangerous and as a result have worked around those limitations, producing a full hour-long piece containing all of the names. This is not that piece. It is a shorter version (a Radio Edit, as it were) that doesn't exceed this site's file size limits. [more inside]
Excerpt from a streamed performance last night of music & stories loosely organized around some of my childhood anxieties. It's off-the-cuff storytelling with a live improvised electronic soundtrack in a mode inspired by itinerant handymen roaming the back roads with a harmonica and tales to share on the porch.
This stupid hellscape means that not_on_display and I are spending a lot of time zooming when we'd rather be smooching. How do you end a zoom when you'd rather kiss someone goodnight? So we came up with this song which we were singing to each other, and we put it to music. My vocals, his Casiotone CT-605. We will make a video that neither of us are in but that prominently features a hyrax.
An instrumental song sketch from a couple of years ago. [more inside]
Here is an unused overture for "Legends Of The Magi, A Christmas Rock Opera" - six songs done in collaboration with eight musicians (bass, cello, violin, keys, vocals). [more inside]
This moving song by Mary Gauthier is one of my favorites. Everyone needs mercy. Video.
A little marchy tune that came to me around the beginning of the month. [more inside]
Baby, we're not in control. [more inside]
Another song from my early 20s. Going through some old files and finding some stuff that I hope is worth posting on here. I will try
The Cat Stevens classic is a favorite of my grandson, so I recorded it for him.
An older one. Circa 2008
this is the 9th and last song of the album - thanks for listening [more inside]
2020 has been a hell of a decade, and George Harrison's classic is a great expression of relief over the election outcome. Acoustic guitar, recorded on iPad Pro. Video.
it's guitar o rama!! [more inside]
Made this somewhat experimental ambient-ish piece last night, feeling a tiny bit of hope about the world. It's based on slowed-down samples of a hang-drum, with a keyboard part doing most of the rest. [more inside]
more cheerfulness [more inside]
Franz Joseph Haydn [more inside]
can't even manage to be king of regular flies, no .... [more inside]
Hi Everyone, This is my cover of Gene Clark's classic For a Spanish Guitar, a song Dylan praised by saying anyone who have been proud to have written it. All my own playing, and I recorded myself in my bedroom a few years ago. Let me know what you think! Talltaleheart
Spooky music for a spooky night. Lossy video here.
i feel like this a lot [more inside]
Rainy season and the goats are poopin' hard. Turned the tagline of the (human) kids into a small song. [more inside]
well, did it happen 150 years ago or last night? [more inside]
I got this tune from the book "Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes" by Jeff Todd Titon, super fun to play on guitar. [more inside]