no, that's not what this song is about [more inside]
This song started as a joke and turned into something quite different. My friend and her husband have a lovely cat with an inspiring life story. During a recent visit, she said I should write a song about Magali, and after laughing about possible lyrics, it turned into a heartfelt song about the sweet, loving bond between a man and his cat. [more inside]
sometimes you just have to let go [more inside]
I had the drums and amp mic'ed up anyway, so I decided to lay down this track from Moana.
Put together with my niece on a family reunion trip to Mission Bay. Lots of handclaps and arpeggiator (too many handclaps?) Another mostly op-1 track.
sometimes i don't know what i'm writing about - sometimes i don't want to know [more inside]
I wrote the lyric melody 25 years ago and placed it to new music tonight [more inside]
confusion [more inside]
This is the only advice I have for new parents these days. Had to salvage this song from a lost-when-near completed track, so the mixing is what I could work with, but I'm pretty happy with it. Enjoy! [more inside]
sunday mornings were weird and trying [more inside]
Hi All, Been awhile (years?) since I posted some music here. Wondering what folks might think of the current kind of thing I've been working on. Thank you.
i was driving in almena township and someone had 6 crows surrounding a pink flamingo on their front lawn [more inside]
Almost ten years old: Came across one of my favorite songs from my band Big Ghost. One of our first attempts at home recording with drums. It's about backyard baseball, magic tricks, social anxiety and flirting. [more inside]
A song about surviving a pretty wild and punk rock youth. I wrote and recorded this under the name Dame Kraft. It will be cleaned up and made better and eventually released.
Song about trying not to give up. [more inside]
because it's infrastructure week [more inside]
a really angry song from the new album, the caution doors [more inside]
Classic mash note: Lennon and McCartney stole from each other long after the Beatles split up. A love letter written in guitar riffs. bit.ly/rileyrockindex
If you like the coathangers you'll like this track. Loud, Angry and Punk. [more inside]
Not sure if I can do it justice, but I have loved this song every since I first heard Seven Swans in my college days. Light, soulful cover of a modern classic. I've messed with the harmonies a little, so some of the chords are more dissonant (but in a watery, calm way, not a harsh way, if that makes any sense).
A cover of Wayne Shorter's Juju using Gretchen Parlato's lyrics from her version of the tune. Done in a sort of 90s-ish trip hoppy style. [more inside]
With gman's announcement that he's taking a leave of absence, I told him beforehand that, on the day of his departure, I'd smoke something heady and record an improvised freakout jam. Gabe—I hope wherever you landed, they have internet; this one's for you. [more inside]
Echoey guitars and sparse vocals, a cross between Mazzy Star and Nick Drake. This song is what I was crying about on the tube after Pride in London. [more inside]
My attemp to ripoff the Pixies, Radiohead, etc..
Another OP-1 track, this time with a teeny bit of analog lead from my minilogue. [more inside]
Post of the week...intense acoustic folk song. Guitar, vocals, piano.
"Glianimon" is a lofi pop song, arranged here for guitar and clarinet. [more inside]
A little demo/sketch improvised with a looper, recorded on my phone. [more inside]
This came into my head after seeing Katy Perry and The Residents, one right after the other. It's part of my new goal of working on vocal harmonies.
Content Warning (inside the fold) [more inside]
I love this song. Cover with guitar, piano. From her 1995 album Wrecking Ball, which Wikipedia calls "career redefining."
Cover of this beautiful song by Sibylle Baier. Guitalele, flute/clarinet/marimba/wurlitzer piano synths. [more inside]
I sat in bed and doodled around in Animoog.
Written for a songwriting competition, it's a lofi/funk/power-pop kind of thing. To ensure songs were not written in advance, entries were required to include a siren in their song somehow, so, y'know, that's why there's a siren in the song. [more inside]
lofi recording of somewhat didactic relyricization of joan baez classic, prepared around the time of the tiki torch society's march on charlottesville. [more inside]
Here's a demo electronic track. 505 Drum Machine, Nord Lead 1, Arp Odyssey and a Crumar Stratus though a few effects. It's maybe Daft Punk Tron Soundtrack-esque?
Post of the week! This is a new (and improved?) version of a song I posted quite a while ago (as "Drinking all day"). Light, airy, one-chord country song with moody lyrics. Added second guitar part, violin, harmony vocal. I think I'm getting somewhere with my recording capabilities--what do you think? Any thoughts on the mix?
A quick demo of a short instrumental that was inspired by, written and recorded on and named after the red guitar I bought the other day and mentioned on the MetaGoodness thread.
Colbert sounded like Led Zeppelin in his bit that rides the cusp between humor and a sheer release of pent up indignation, so I added guitar accompaniment.
Origin story. [more inside]