Some recent discussion on MeFi about the band a-ha reminded me that I'd recorded this acoustic cover of one of their songs a long time ago. This is actually based on an arrangement by Kings of Convenience, who made some interesting changes to the original song structure. Me on vocals and guitars (nylon-string and steel-string). [more inside]
My home is cold right now
Delirious, teeth-gritted ballad about weapons of mass destruction and grass roots violence. Also, a breathless love song from one monster to another. Also, a way to distract myself while this horrifying evening plays out. Rough mix. Suggestions welcome. Lyrics past break. [more inside]
Or what happens when a Deccani wedding band loses the trumpet and discovers the blues. [more inside]
I turned four years worth of voicemails from my brother into this song, and I gave it to him for his 39th birthday. [more inside]
My best Sea Change-era Beck impression.
A song about being a cool spooky ghost. [more inside]
For my woefully behind schedule song-a-week project, I recorded a slow, introspective version of the seminal Prince favorite. Leave your dancing shoes at the door. [more inside]
This was a fast and dirty demo I made up to teach my band the song. Kinda like how it came out, so I figured I'd throw it up here. Nice little garage rock tune. Nifty synths. [more inside]
another stab at the July/Aug challenge. [more inside]
Ballad-ish, classical-ish instrumental piece - first part of a three part instrumental piece all in C minor. [more inside]
A bit of 80s style guitar-rock goodness. I wanted to wait with sharing this until the mix had actually been completed, but the sound guy is taking his sweet time, so here it is. [more inside]
a nice song. I'm not sure why I wrote this. Please, any comments are okay.
An ode to women featuring guitars, piano, melodica, and lap steel. [more inside]
Some very unserious punk rock from Red On Strike. Garage version.
Emotionally stunted sex addict bitches a bit.
Pretty much what it says on the tin. A prelim mix of a song about the high highs and low lows of huffing jenkem. [more inside]
modular, snap-tite interlock pop. A song about recording alone.
I was walking around in the garment district at night on valentine's day years ago, and spotted a beautiful woman walking alone across the street. Despite being glamorously dressed up, she looked like she had lost all faith in men. She was carrying a heart-shaped balloon and huge flowers. This song is sort of about that. [more inside]
808/qotsa [more inside]
The gnawing emotions of uncomfortable notions. A low-fi MeFi music challenge entry. [more inside]
A funeral march in D minor. [more inside]
Most of my songs are sparse. This one is not! It's got "a lot of sound," and some bite. Does it kick buttocks? You decide.
A new song from my solo project. The lyrics are about the time a friend betrayed my confidence. So, it's a party song. Get other mp3s at the website.