This short (1:16) instrumental ditty is what happened when I started learning a new recording platform that came with loops of instruments I'd always wanted to play or include on my recordings: pedal steel guitar (I was super excited about this especially -- I've wanted to work with pedal steel for a really long time), baritone guitar, and mandolin. And did I mention the bossa drums? Not sure if I went overboard but I had fun and liked the result. [more inside]
My wife had a pessimistic guitar instructor when she was younger, one of those "there's nothing new in music, there's only 12 notes" kind of musicians. So, as a rebuttal to that mindset, here's an in-progress 50+ chord progression that I think is turning out swimmingly so far.
Kind of a Bossa nova joint for last week's SongFight deal. [more inside]
A collaboration with nicolin: a bossa nova collage that takes its time. [more inside]
A bossa nova Elliott Smith cover. [more inside]
Antisocially romantic. [more inside]
...the bossa nova version [more inside]
Just dashed this off on another computer for some Brazilian lady friends, thought some on MeMu might enjoy...a little rough, but it fits! Piano by David Beebee. [more inside]
A short song about falling over. [more inside]
A demo from about six years ago. In Canada, the norm is that we don't tend toward the big rah-rah kind of Patriotism that our neighbours to the south are prone to. Ours is a polite, reserved, (Canadian), skeptical patriotism. There's an F-word in this one, if that sort of thing worries you.
Here is a mellow bossa nova flavored tune with a bit of a free jazz outro that I recorded with my friend and principal musical co-conspirator Jeffrey "Hawtlixxx" Gulley. Our friend Zach, who is in a really great band called Telenovela btw, provided the atmospheric guitar drone in the background. This is one of my favorite home recordings so I hope you enjoy it.