song 10 of the rpm album
9th song in my rpm album this year
A lengthy (slightly self indulgent) electric guitar piece, I've performed it live with drums and bass but this is recorded just with guitars. Its quite rocky, especially half way through the piece. Bit of a change of pace from my previous postings, hope everyone likes what they hear. If anyone wants to record some drums for it I'd be happy to hear it!
song 7 of my rpm project - more blues - i have better vacations than this
the 6th song of my rpm album - you can pretty much taste the acid on this one
4th song of my rpm album - well, what's a trillion between good friends?
History loses its grip...and smiles dissolve in to the unknown [more inside]
this is the 3rd and title song for my new rpm album - it would seem to be about someone else but sometimes i think it might be about me [more inside]
2nd song on my rpm album - this is a kind of mellow song
this is the first song of my rpm album, kerosene alley - jj cale got the green light, but i had to make do with the yellow
Perhaps a cover but more a self-made karaoke of Cocco's "Hoshi ni Negai wo".
this is the second song i've written in 10 years, and the first good one.
This is a demo of a song I wrote for my band. [more inside]
A raucous garage-band blues number, featuring ukulele, tambourine, and harmonica. Entry number 9 into the RPM challenge is a song about a mean woman. [more inside]
A brief musical invitation to a St Patrick's Day Party (after the parade). [more inside]
A happy-sounding very sad song. [more inside]
I'm learning Python. While working on my first cool lil program (a spiffy random number generator that does ExtraCoolStuff(tm)), I took a break and this came out. I'm also growing a beard. [more inside]
This started as a weird tune with pseudo-Indian wailing/cat meowing vocals, guitar feedback, and a one-note sitar solo. It still has those elements, but the track ended up being an almost radio-friendly, catchy (?) pop-rock thing. [more inside]
A song about a Devil's X-Ray.
A mashup of ELO and another well-known artist. [more inside]
We started out trying to make a song about the old Nintendo game Rygar, and there's still parts of that in there, but at some point it got mainly concerned with Dracula. [more inside]
A cover of the Neil Young tune.
Well, we tried.
Just setup a new recording situation for myself, needed to give it a workout. Dialed in some rock. [more inside]
A song that, like almost EVERY song I write, is about running away to an exotic locale and, once there, dancing.
...is a part of a little soundtrack I did for my kids. Their mock-trailer is... [more inside]
Recorded back in '01 for the Chalkhills.org King For a Day XTC tribute compilation CD. Written by Andy Partridge, but never recorded by XTC. This was a one-off project, but eventually led to the formation of my XTC tribute band, and we played it live once or twice. [more inside]
For anybody who figures it can't get any worse. Best played loud while drinking and shouting along. [more inside]
A song about my favorite failed Aaron Sorkin show. My good friend Jessica sings Harriett's part.
My Talking Heads-y song, with tons of autotune!
Whats Christmas without Jinglebell Rock? [more inside]
A while ago our previous Prime Minister had a great deal of trouble saying "Sorry", so I thought I'd do it for him, along with a couple of other things. The song's a bit dated now, but it rocks hard.
(Note: NSFW-ish if f*** and a****** are a problem where you work.) For the bulk of the years of growing up that I actually remember, what I would consider the “formative” years, I lived in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Not to be confused with the super irritating Brookline, New Hampshire that would show up in school closing announcements only to leave me extra disappointed.) During and after college I didn’t think much of my high school years at Brookline High School. And in fact, I ended up losing touch with every friend I made there. But thanks to the internets I have reconnected with many of them, some very recently. It’s been super positive, and it’s stirred up all these great memories of my time in Brookline. That’s what this song is about. These three incidents in particular: [more inside]
I was flipping through an old binder of songs I wrote in high school and came across this instrumental. I saw some potential there and decided to record it. Twenty years ago, it was supposed to be a fusion thing, along the lines of Hiroshima. I opted for something a bit harder instead.
My mom wrote this poem in 1968 and I am compiling it for her as a song for her Christmas present this year. [more inside]
I tend to take a lot of pictures. I found out early on in my photo-taking tenure that the more pictures I took, the more likely that some of them would come out nicely. Of course, I’m always the one behind the camera. As a parent, I also have wondered just how much of the time I spend with my kids they will remember (if any). My father recently asked me if I remembered how we used to watch Star Trek together. I honestly couldn’t remember. He was crushed. It occurred to me that many years down the road when my kids look at our family pictures they won’t see me in any of them because I was the one behind the camera. Something tells me that this detail will be lost on them as they repeat the cycle and tell me they don’t remember me being there. ;) [more inside]
Another shitty cover. [more inside]
Prog! Math! Horns! [more inside]
Cover of a song made popular by Dionne Warwick, I think. [more inside]
A song about a common situation - you know, when you go out on a date and your girl gets kidnapped by a giant robot bug. [more inside]
John McCain meets Barack Obama in a chance enounter, post-election but pre-inauguration. Recorded by the 7-piece Seattle band "Awesome" at my studio in sunny West Seattle. [more inside]
That song you remember from grade school. [more inside]
Not a ghost story, but some spooky moments nonetheless. A cranky pop rock + alt-country-ish tune I wrote for FAWM 2008... [more inside]
I bought an old box of Fruit Brute on eBay last week and it had one of those paper records attached to it. The song was so rad, I had to digitize it to share with MeFi. [more inside]
the finished version of "they glow" [more inside]
I've spent the past couple of months trying to improve my production skillz with my limited resources. This is the first song to come out of it all (probably because it's the simplest) with more on the way hopefully! [more inside]
Are you tired of bailing out major corporations that got into trouble because they were too busy screwing over the likes of you to properly run their numbers? I thought gravity was supposed to prevent things from trickling up??? [more inside]
Sometimes there's a man - I won't say a hero, 'cause what's a hero? - but sometimes there's a man. A man on a beach. A Beach Casanova. NSFW. [more inside]
A few days ago I had a vision that my band did a cover of Are You Gonna Go My Way. Then my band did a cover of Are You Gonna Go My Way. This is that cover. [more inside]
A cool remix I created of the Who's classic song "My Generation". Enjoy!