I really won't be able to come up with another / better / thing based on the Bowie song. Too busy fixing the meals, painting the walls, going to the bank... I consider this my back porch approximate version of Soul Love. Some chords (most chords I guess) are only in the vicinity of the original ones. Be kind. It's been recorded while my daughter was taking a nap, I tried not to be too noisy.
Quiet guitar for a quiet afternoon. [more inside]
Made in the Multitrack app by harmonicdog. I'm sorry about the wonky levels and general noisiness; I'm still learning how it works.
For decades now, I have been inspired by songs that make you think beyond just a lovely melody (hopefully they'd go hand in hand together). On that note, here's a song about unwinding and placing greater value in human relations (at a time when we so greatly need this).
Music for a theatrical trailer that never got made for a FPS war game. It's maybe a little over the top. Imagine lots of explosions or something.
Weird little acoustic whisper-sing experiment from a few years ago. Born of legitimate frustration. [more inside]
a fair shot at breaking a months-long gap between self-recordings
Only three tracks left until we've finally finished the full album of OK Computer. The idea here is pretty simple--since we've made basically every other track super creepy, it was time to make the creepiest track on the album something completely different. Presenting rock and/or roll. [more inside]
This is a rough mix of a nearly finished tune. Wanted to unleash it a bit early. [more inside]
You are feeling very sleepy.
Ambient instrumental piece. It's a rather ambient dialog between the guitar and a bell-like sine synth. Long pauses. Slow paced. Throughout my life, one of my constant joys was always watching the sun go down. I've seen so many variations of this event that I wanted to express a condensation of the variety and bittersweetness of all those sunsets. [more inside]
An old "wall of guitars" rock demo. Come for the fuzz, stay for the drum machine. [more inside]
This is about 6 passes of live-looping that all fit together nicely with the same mood (bleak, minimal, meditative) and tonality. [more inside]
As the unimaginative title suggests, this is my entry for the April MeFi Music challenge. It's an ambient type of thing, largely made from reversed guitar recordings. [more inside]
In June 2010, I posted a song called Womankind. I was just digging through some old demo recordings and found the demo for this song. [more inside]
A sub-2-minute garage-pop type of deal [more inside]
Song from 2010. I think this was the peak of my abilities in trying to make my whistling sound like some sort of saw/e-bow/loon combo. Identical guitar part to the end of my song Apfel Augen. Whistling with stairwell reverb, guitar, and a couple pulsing effects I added in a just-now-at-3am-we'll-see-what-it-sounds-like-in-the-morning fever.
New and much improved mix of a song from a few years ago. Kinda rock-metal-electronic fun with a pretty good helping of vocal harmonies. Critique away!
I stole the words from unSane and turned it into a song with off key whistling.
Past Lives: I. Where's Judi? II. Bitch Vicki III. Getting Past Nobody
A semi-instrumental song given a second life after a decade in the demo wilderness. [more inside]
A bit of synthy iPhone silliness [more inside]
the fourth song effort in my album month efforts. an excellent example of my need to stop making dense songs and fill out that thirty minutes.
Just some instrumental rock I've had kicking around for awhile. Not much to it.
had to record a loud song / here is one
first bit of my late-start album month album
Rough mix of a song about a bunch of kids anticipating a weekend of rocking out. [more inside]
Acoustic guitar, some words. [more inside]
Recorded this today with my group for a class project. Made with actual good quality microphones! [more inside]
A story of an unexpected journey, and a choice to make; part rock opera, part... wolfdog, I guess. Lyrics inside! [more inside]
A short sketch
My Kaossilator and I take the Bowie classic to strange places [more inside]
just a instrumental thing I did while trying out some new software.
I know I uploaded a previous version. But now I've completed a solo part with my friends who played lead guitar and pedal steel. The rest is me trying to work out this Zappa tune with my own words, midi instruments, and staying true to the basic idea, western theme, music, but with a 'now' twist. I hope you enjoy it, and send me any thoughts that might occur to your wild elephant mind.
That, or God Save the Queen. Your choice. [more inside]
A very short and simple ode to my dog who I love. [more inside]
A short song about the positive and then the negative male relationships in my life. Features classical guitar, reverbed out bowed banjo, auto-tuning, synth, french doors slamming. This is the latest in a string of versions of this song, having trouble finishing it. [more inside]
I don't think it meets the bar MajorDundee set, but I gave it a shot. Adapted the words from Belladonna. Learned a lot! [more inside]
Had a riff, needed to use it. [more inside]
Simple guitar and vocals track. The Ballad of Jackson and Bonnie.
First time I tried to 'write' a song. It's just a silly jokey nerdy number with a few fluffed lines and a sub par singer. At least I didn't go with the rap idea I originally had... and yet some of it still lingers for some reason. Anyway, just a bit of fun, I hope some of you enjoy it.
On a glorious Sunday morning I took my guitar down to a grassy patch beside the sea, and proceeded to write and record this song. There's a bit of wind, and birds singing along in the background - but it all adds to the charm. [more inside]
Another cover. I'm really sorry about the clipping at the end! [more inside]
Band: The Next Hundred Years Album: Troppo [more inside]
Casio keyboard, circuitbent Speak&Spell, guitar and chorus pedal.
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]
I made a Rock and Roll. I like Rock and Roll. [more inside]
A driving four-on-the-floor guitar song recorded by my band Boeufcake. [more inside]