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Trying out a new piece of gear, the Roland AD-10 which I used on the acoustic guitar and double bass [more inside]
The Very Small Starship Rises into the Clear Sky
If you listen closely the five tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind are almost in there.
Very pleased with how the key change at 1:30ish, just before the synthflute comes in, worked out
Slower, shorter and synthed up version of Cascade
Terrible Realization Music for an Imaginary, Low-Budge
The usual. Perhaps slightly more menacing.
short/minimal arrangement of a handful of acoustic samples [more inside]
Engine of Flowers
Solo Spanish guitar
You Already Knew This
Clunky bluesy picking on a Spanish guitar for the first minute and then it opens up a lot.
One Day Those Tiny Wheels Will Start to Spin Again
Fast guitar, keys.
Dark sibling to my global smash hit Goldenhill
It's a graptolites thing. Lots of guitars. Lots of effects. Some keys. All the rules broken.
More ambient guitar noodlings.
With apologies to OMD.
Part 1 of my epic, 3-song, 6-part, piano odyssey, Naturelles 7 8 9.
A Small Kind of Triumph
Played on a plank with some taut wires
Make it Out Alive
Acoustic demo of a song that's supposed to be a lot louder and noisier and uhh drummier. Written last night, recorded in my living room this morning. Take your meds, loves
Twelve string acoustic miniature again!
12 String etc
12 string recorded on a phone as usual
A bad omens country song with my lowest drawly early morning vocals ever and a cool slippery guitar riff in the chorus. [more inside]
The Thing that Beats like a Cracked Bell
12 string acoustic etc
I came out as trans to my partner of 20 years and she ended our marriage and I'm a wreck of a human being and anyway here's a song
Guitar, phone, still a bit clumsy.
The Ballad of Innsmouth
A somber tale of aquatic horrors. [more inside]
Sort of a low-fi midwestern rock thing. [more inside]
I bought an old Steinway upright recently, on which I've been making pieces like this, which I call "naturelles." Three more naturelles on Bandcamp, here: https://raygull.bandcamp.com/album/naturelles-1-4 [more inside]
You Should Eat Your Yellow Vegetables
Just stretching the muscles, keeping loose, don't wanna get too rusty ya know... [more inside]
Seven Up / Old Sledge / All Fours
Another old-time fiddle tune [more inside]
The Wandering Life Is A Difficult One But It Is Not Without Its Pleas...
Had a homie on the last goat farm who asked me to write her a song about bouncing around the country taking care of goats and green things, asked me to call it "Hard Out Here for a Nomad" but that is not the name of this song, the name of this song is "The Wandering Life Is A Difficult One, But It Is Not Without Its Pleasures; For Example, Today I Saw A Cardinal." [more inside]
Hymn To Her
Another post, another Sunday....
The Let Go
Another request from my three-year-old grandson, this is Elle King's "The Let Go." Video.
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
pictures of sunsets
A song about struggling with mental health, written and recorded in my bedroom this weekend. Some explicit lyrics.
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]
This moving song by Mary Gauthier is one of my favorites. Everyone needs mercy. Video.
pop song with a train beat feel [more inside]
You Can Make Me Feel Bad (Arthur Russell cover)
I've been listening to this song a lot recently, and admire Russell's sort of ambiguity. Featuring authentic San Francisco rain and street noise.
The Great Staycation
It's about as much fun as you'd imagine it would be. March 2020. [more inside]
Just wrote this today, very much informed by our current situation. Lyrics in the bridge borrowed/stolen wholesale from Joy Division's "Transmission." Recorded on my bathroom floor into my Tascam DR100's built-in mics. Who will he answer to?
Bottle of Sunshine (Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts)
A brand new song from our forthcoming album "Riches to Rags", which we're released today as part of our special Social Distance release on Bandcamp. [more inside]
Restless and pissed off over the covid-19 situation, and powerless to do much about it, I set up a mic (and a camera) on my porch after I put my kid to bed and recorded this song I wrote about civil disobedience. You got the stones for crime. It's about time.
Mean ol' Coronavirus
I wrote a little tune about that darn microscopic critter the whole world is talking about. I made a little video for it, too. If you wanna see it, it's here. Put it on Bandcamp as well, just for good measure, as an AIF file, which of course I'd be delighted if you bought for a buck. Or more. Cause all my damn gigs are cancelled lately. [more inside]
Head Like A Hole
You know how you were thinking the other day "I really love Nine Inch Nails, but I'd really love Nine Inch Nails if they were Sufjan Stevens" Yeah, me too. Also for the first time shot video as I was recording.
Five Miles From Town
In honor of Clyde Davenport, who passed away this week at the age of 98, one of the fiddle tunes he played, although not particularly in his style. [more inside]
Letterbox (TMBG cover)
A hushed but nonetheless exuberant take on a very good song from They Might Be Giants' album "Flood," recorded at my kitchen table [more inside]
Best Booty on the Farm
Recently met a dog with a mighty fine behind. [more inside]
Short, sweet, sappy love song. [more inside]
The Best Part of Christmas is You
This year I wrote a Christmas song that I'm rather fond of for my wife, who I'm also rather fond of. [more inside]
chords 'n gourds
An autumnal fingerpickin' instrumental.