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"Twitter Blue will verify users for $8 a month, Musk says", newspaper said; so I wrote this little blues for Twitter and for Elon. [more inside]
Bigass Pizza Blues
Trying out an exciting new piece of recording gear, the Strymon Iridium!!
Not Disquieting At All
Free-form dark instrumental jam. Bass, guitar, keys, programmed drums, traffic noise. [more inside]
I say that I wrote this song the day my son was born. What I mean is that sitting in a hospital room after a day full of chaos, with my partner asleep and safe for now, I opened my computer to stare at the screen and type out the few lines I had in me. I wrote what felt in that moment like advice--the only advice I had to offer to the tiny baby in an incubator in an adjacent wing. After an early morning of liver failure, pacing, sobbing, and an emergency C-section, I didn't have a lot left. [more inside]
All the Days
A quick, old tune
Trap downtempo post blues rock. [more inside]
8 - vampire deer - ring blues
last song in my rpm album, 10 pounds of blues in a 5 pound bag [more inside]
7 - vampire deer - firefly blues
this is no 7 of my rpm album - what happened to no 6? - i don't know how to count beyond 4 [more inside]
5 - vampire deer - grand haven blues
6th song of my rpm album - kind of creepy ... [more inside]
5 - vampire deer - golden ball
5th song - this is a strange ancestor of the well known gallows pole or gallus pole song that has lots of variants - i ran across this one in various versions and this is how it turned out [more inside]
4 - vampire deer - screwed up planet blues
another song in my rpm album [more inside]
3 - not coming home - vampire deer
song 3 of my rpm album, 10 pounds of blues in a 5 pound bag [more inside]
vampire deer - 2 - circus blues
song 2 [more inside]
vampire deer - 1 - ten pounds
i did another album for rpm this year - 10 pounds of blues in a 5 pound bag - in this song, i go to work, leave work, meet the president and go back to work and yes, it's all blues this time [more inside]
2016 Buh Bye!
I, for one, welcome our new 2017 overlords. Written and recorded on a Zoom H4, New Year's Day 2017.
The Himalaya Sheri, Jalna & Brass Band
Or what happens when a Deccani wedding band loses the trumpet and discovers the blues. [more inside]
Proto Man: An Empty Home
It is tradition among my people to collect 8-bit chiptune soundtracks that contain brilliant music, and learn and arrange them so that others may find joy in their melodic beauty! [more inside]
In The Pines
I went and bought my first resonator guitar yesterday, a Gretsch Honey Dipper (evidence), and this seemed like a good tune to try and break it in on. [more inside]
March of the Rainy Days
Mississippi John Hurt- and John Fahey- inspired fingerstyle guitar tune. [more inside]
Baking Powder Blues
Acoustic fingerstyle blues instrumental. My first effort at writing a riff blues, and also my first effort at recording. Completed as a final assignment for a Berklee Music MOOC. [more inside]
Son House and the Water Temple
A glitchy, beat filled song that uses vocals from Grinnin in Your Face by Son House. [more inside]
Black Mountain Blues
This is a little fingerstyle blues thing I've been working on for a while, indebted to Mississippi John Hurt and a little bit of John Fahey. [more inside]
Chapter 9 Blues
My Raffle Request submission. "An over-dramatic, serious blues song about the trials and travails of local politics (like Parks and Rec), featuring lots of crazy citizen requests at public meetings". I wasn't sure about the Parls and Rec. element. I don't watch the show but did take a peek at a vid of an episode which featured a demented public forum. I´ve included the lyrics [more inside]
St James Infirmary
I dug the old portastudio out of storage and threw together a quick demo of an old classic. I may be redoing a more polished version later, so constructive critiques are welcome. [more inside]
It Ain't Easy (Bowie cover)
I think I may be kicking off the summer Ziggy Stardust Cover Album project with this intentionally muddy, garage-blues riff off my assigned track. [more inside]
Delta blues cover of Alt-J Breezeblocks. Consider May's challenge: Accepted. [more inside]
Little bluesy tune I made back in 2009 with help from some friendly sheep. For all the flaws in the recording I'm still fond of it. [more inside]
Another from the session that I posted about several days ago. [more inside]
Grebos In Love
Nasty. Brutish. Shortish. In 5/4. [more inside]
Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Sketch 1a) (Georgia Satellites cover)
This — and not my post from a year ago — was actually the first sketch of my cover of "Keep Your Hands To Yourself". Be warned, this is not pretty, more like a scribble on a wet napkin than a drawing. It's first-take everything, rushed, and I think it was my first stab at using GarageBand. (Everything before that had been made with Audacity or 4-track.) [more inside]
Ever since I first saw John Lee Hooker's utterly captivating, almost terrifyingly powerful performance of it, I've been a lover of this song. RL Burnside covered it as well. This is my humble (and following those two performances, I really mean that) offering, from a little house in the hills of Nagano prefecture, Japan. Video here.
New Ways To Tell Old Lies
This is about that weirdo gazillionaire creep who wants to be president. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Vimeo.
Another track from my RPM Challenge album. Kind of a minor mode blues-rock thing. [more inside]
Goin' Up The Country
First semi-organized attempt at recording. [more inside]
Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Sketch 1) (Georgia Satellites cover)
I've been kicking around the idea doing a cover of this song for years now. Finally, I'm getting around to laying down sketches. [more inside]
A moody one... [more inside]
Way Down in the Hole
After seeing the Muppet Movie this weekend, I was reminded of a project I led back in '08 called Doctor Teeth. This Tom Waits arrangement is one of a few recordings we made, despite having never played a show. [more inside]
A Half-Hearted Anthem for Singledom
Needed a break from some other music projects, so here's a little song I put together today that turned out more melancholy than I intended. Hope you enjoy it?
Off of my combo's demo, this is a 12 bar blues I wrote in college, the changes are a little... non-standard. [more inside]
Hymn to the Preciousness of Human Frailty
Here's a new recording I made last night. It's a song of my own composition. I feel like it's a strong interpretation, and I think my style is becoming more personal. [more inside]
clayton - vampire deer
last song of summer
A 59 second original jazz tune. [more inside]
Trying To Boogie
From deepest Ikebukuro, in the heart of downtown Tokyo, it's the Smoke Benders, trying our damndest to boogie, y'all. Video here.
Since I've Been Loving You
Pretty straight-up cover of the Zep song. Live rehearsal recording. [more inside]
My Girl's Blues
A little rough, a little raw. Just a little old-time blues instrumental.
Down the Road
Breaking out ye olde Hungarian mouth bow once again for this little number, recorded live at gaijin haunt What the Dickens in Ebisu, Tokyo, on the first day of May in the year of Two Thousand and Eleven. Video here.
St. James Infirmary Blues
Who Hit John tries our hand at this old standard. [more inside]
Baby Please Don't Go
Live in deepest Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Accompanying myself on my Hungarian mouth bow. Video here.
Trials, Troubles, Tribulations
The one allotted cover for Nasoalmo: a cover of E C Ball's Trials Troubles Tribulations.
when the morning comes to your window by vampire deer
song 4 of 10 of cadillac hill