I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.
Short little thing, decent guitars and frustrating digital drums. [more inside]
Minimalist guitar piece. All one guitar. Imagine a tractor factory at night
Shorter, sweeter mix of this responding to some of the suggestions on the last one. Lost the first intro, cleaned up the drums, changed the harmonies slightly, brought up the melody guitars, and dropped in a blazing little guitar solo, even if I do say so myself! It's under three minutes now -- give it a listen! Now just have to figure out the B-side...
Sometimes you need to do the wrong thing. This is the first track from the PRISONERS album THIS IS ALL OF THE TIME. We recorded it at the Hive in Vancouver in January. [more inside]
A song written for a friend going through a bad break-up.
Balls out late 70s powerpop version of the song I posted an acoustic demo of yesterday. [more inside]
Experiment in mood... An ominous political speech. [more inside]
Myself and Peterkins getting mellow on a Sunday afternoon. All acoustic, guitar and double bass, with added percussiveness from Peterkins.
Playing with Garageband's guitar effects. Lots of distortion to cover up my lazy fingers. [more inside]
Acoustic guitar cover of the Lady Gaga song. [more inside]
Playing around with Saturn's Radio Emissions.
Just playing around with an open C6 tuning, which always makes me think of Led Zeppelin.
Just a short instrumental (my favorite kind) comprised of a train beat, steel guitar riffs and some other riffs thrown in for good measure. [more inside]
Baby I'd Do It All Over You. [more inside]
Who Hit John tries our hand at this old standard. [more inside]
Cover of the old favorite, an impromptu Valentine's day gift. Me on acoustic and electric guitars, my little old organ, and vocals. [more inside]
This is a song from the batch I recorded when I recorded Cold Dip and It Could Always Be Early. It has an absolutely ludicrous number of tracks for a song that has nothing but guitars and harmony, and I feel the need to just release it and see how others react to it. [more inside]
A silly pop song that I wrote for my band Boeufcake. We've been playing together for years, but we have few recordings worthy of sharing due to the tediousness of multitracking and the shit kicking good time we'd rather have drinking beer and playing loud. Be aware, there's a couple naughty words in this song. [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]
Here is an entry for the January Challenge! It is by me and rangefinder 1.4. It is a cover of "Leave Her, Johnny," a traditional sea shanty that was sung by sailors at the end of a voyage, as they were preparing to leave their ship ("her" in the song). [more inside]
I have no idea what this is, but at least zephyr_words sent me a great bass track for it.
aka I Horfed a Hoose. [more inside]
Just a little thing to keep my Mojo lighted up. (Probably just good enough for sharing.)
Another "get me out of this musical funk" cover. The more I hear Dylan sing this, the more I think this may be his most beautiful song. Here's my try. [more inside]
Apologies for my absence — again. I will be releasing an album under the moniker Kings Of Last Night this year, and I want to share with you an outtake, a B-side if you will, a sketch of a song that didn't make the album but deserves to be played on the internets. That song is "Pilot", a story of aviation, extended metaphors, the fourth wall, and disaster. External links: KOLN • Bandcamp [more inside]
I've had a bit of Clash fever lately, and a Kaossilator that I'm playing with. [more inside]
rude boy tele spank [more inside]
Happy little ditty whose name was inspired by a post in the blue. [more inside]
The second song I recorded after this one.
A new instrumental song. [more inside]
Bedroom blues wankery. [more inside]
the last track on my htmpng efforts
So Aimee Mann and Bruce Springsteen are in a bar discussing the greatness that is Living on a Prayer, but what they haven't noticed is that Toto are at the next table, and Sonic Youth just walked in the back... [more inside]
goofin' to da funk. [more inside]
An arrangement for solo electric guitar.
Another track from Nasoalmo [more inside]
A boy/girl take on the Hard Day's Night track. [more inside]
Self explanatory. [more inside]
Guitar, banjo, and vox arrangement of the shapenote tune, The Church's Desolation, number 89 in The Sacred Harp. A quick fingerstyle arrangement of Old Hundred (49 on the top) was tacked onto the front. [more inside]
The only good thing about having a sore throat is that for a brief window of time I can hit some low notes. I was too sick today to concentrate on any real work but this was lying around half-finished so I took it another quarter of the way. Despite the title, this is not a murder ballad but a song about the day I realized Ms. unSane might (eventually) become Mrs unSane. Features a totally fake Hawaiian guitar, one of the rare moments where my surf playing has spilled over into one of my songs. [more inside]
The (hopefully) final mix of Y&SF with all the problems fixed and Major Dundee's epic solo finally loud and proud before the last chorus. [more inside]
Another bite sized morsel of crispy guitar-driven instro-surf for you. [more inside]
Final mix of the song I posted a couple of days ago incorporating a couple of changes suggested by uncleozzy. [more inside]
Today's espresso-driven shot of melodrama power-pop. Originally written around 1995, I think I finally nailed how it was supposed to sound. [more inside]
Sometimes songs come easy and sometimes they come hard. Everything about this one was hard. The final, sweated over, version of a song I posted a rough demo of a few weeks ago. Hopefully the results are worth it! [more inside]
At long last, the remix of Y&SF with new vocals and Major Dundee's guitar work incorporated. [more inside]
Just something we did for fun this weekend. I can only take credit for the singing and half of the snaps.