The somewhat triumphant return of Steel Tigers Of Death! [more inside]
Another song from my archive. I wrote and recorded this in 1984. Recorded originally on my Tascam 1/2 inch 15 IPS multi-track. [more inside]
final song of my rpm album, underground hearts - one night stands can be rather strange
A simple and complicated ditty about simple and complicated plans. [more inside]
song 8 of 9 of underground hearts - from big, big john in the coal mine, to you and me - we've all had employers lie to us
7 of 9 of underground hearts - kind of a barometer reading
A morbid post-apocalyptic Western rock song. If you like symphonic rock this is for you! Features an extended interlude with some fun guitar/violin/cello/flute interplay. [more inside]
song 6 of 9 of underground hearts - remember but don't obsess
song 5 of 9 of underground hearts - the only mall i ever thought i might get mugged at
song 4 of 9 of underground hearts
More from the metal project. [more inside]
song 3 of 9 - underground hearts - play loud!
2 of 9 of underground hearts - another morning after the party song
song 1 of 9 of underground hearts, my rpm album, which just about drove me nuts
Another ruff mix from Zeke Clemmens - Middle Aged Man. Our spoof on Punk music. Listen LOUD in headphones. [more inside]
I haven't posted in a while, and without any good reason. I have a LOT of half-finished stuff sitting on my hard drive, and with a day off, I decided it was time to record some vocals and get at least one song finished. [more inside]
Another one from our new Middle Aged Man project. [more inside]
Picked up my electric guitar last night for the first time in 3 years, this happened... [more inside]
I liked the idea of taking a commercial like jingle and making it in to a song about anti-consumerism. It ended up being a little more elaborate than that. [more inside]
This is my attempt at a GBV-style rocker. I put a guitar solo at the end as (kind of) a goof. I hope the musical irony gods will forgive me. Mixing this was a real bitch. I think I could go back and mix this 20 more times and still not be happy, but I gotta let it go. Any specific mixing/EQ advice on this is appreciated. [more inside]
From our working album: Zeke Clemmens - Middle Aged Man [more inside]
bouncy, hyperbolic night-out song, wherein I muse on the merits of Jack Daniels as it pertains to dental hygiene. (not really) [more inside]
Live jam from our one and only real show. What happens when four friends who've never been in a band, never had any formal music training, never played an instrument form a band, jam for six months, then have a show. We never did really learn what the hell we were doing, or write any songs, but occasionally we made some cool sounds together.
song 01 of 13 of sideshow - one of those stories i heard at the mall
Sometimes Christmas cheer comes in bottles and baggies.
Every year, I do some sort of travesty of a Christmas song for my music webcomic. This year, I decided to get crazy and do an in-character recording of it as the band in the strip. So the Awesome Boys are proud to present "(I'm Dreaming of a) White Russian." (the parens in the song title make it extra-Alternative).
A cover of the Clash song, recorded live last Saturday night in Pomona, CA.
Another song from last week's live show - not sure how I got so lost there at the end, but otherwise it's a good version. Previously.
Rough recording of a work-in-progress. [more inside]
Another song from Saturday's set at Characters in Pomona. This is a new song about the Gulf spill- it's only the second time we've done it live, and it still a little rough in the middle part. Demo version.
The end of our set Saturday night, recorded from the crowd on my TASCAM DR-07. We opened up for East Bay Ray's new band The Killer Smiles, the band was pretty excited about it, and I think the energy really comes through. [more inside]
A quick surf-punk blast thru the Ukrainian folk song which was neutered into Carol of the Bells. For the challenge, obviously! [more inside]
I wrote this on December 8th, 1980 right after I heard about John Lennon's murder. I was in college, in Albuquerque N.M., and was so upset I had to take a cold shower to calm down. I wrote it in the shower, and wrote it down when I dried off. We've played it in various bands ever since, and this version was recorded in Chicago in 1995. [more inside]
I pushed the vocal track a couple of dB on this track I posted yesterday as several people suggested. See what you think. [more inside]
Reversing more home-recording habits: a one-track, one-microphone, nuts song.
final song of cadillac hill
9 of 10 of cadillac hill - a spoken word song about a teenage girl with issues - bass, percussion loop and one guitar
song 8 of 10 of cadillac hill
song 7 of 10 of cadillac hill
A VU style riffer. I recorded this a few years ago and just rediscovered it. I am quite fond of this one and the silly, posturing lyrics. [more inside]
song 6 of 10 of cadillac hill
p p powerpoptastic innit.....sort of [more inside]
It's a new power pop composition. It's been a while since I posted a new song, and since this one makes me happy right now, I thought you might like it too. [more inside]
song 3 of 10 of cadillac hill
song 2 of 10 of cadillac hill
song 1 of 10 of cadillac hill
Obviously, I couldn't decide on a title, so I used parentheses. Pretty straight-up rock, with synth adding some color to the guitar melodies, and a somewhat anthemic turn toward the end. [more inside]
My friend Bill got hit by a car while riding his bike in San Raphael, California last month. He's been in a coma, and broke his vertebrae, collarbone, ribs, and has been on a respirator, critical. He has a history of alcoholism, and meth. He came to the midwest because his mother was dying, and after she did, there were ghosts in her house. We wrote and recorded this three years ago when he was in the midwest in 2007. I was planning on finishing it for Halloween this year. But now it makes more sense to me. Wow. Sometimes music transcends time and space. [more inside]
"I'm not lazy, but I'm not ambitious." [more inside]