It's my birthday. I hope you all have at least as good birthdays in the coming years. [more inside]
Song written with my old band, Big Ghost, about unseasonable New England weather. Bit of an oldy but goody, I threw together this recording to send to my old bandmates on the east coast as I live in sin in California. Hope you enjoy. If you can, please help me with toning down the harshness while keeping the excited sound. [more inside]
Short recording of me playing the chorus of "Auld Lang Syne" on bar chimes. Bonus background vocals by crickets outside. Total running time: 51 seconds. Happy new year, MeFi! [more inside]
Seems to come earlier every year [more inside]
Bro-country Christmas wishes to you and yours. Apologies for the paucity of pickup trucks and SoCo.
Cover of the Beach Boys song. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody. [more inside]
A Johnny Mercer joint, including one of my favourite rhymes ever: isthmus/Christmas. Merry Christmas. [more inside]
If synthesizers were around, would Peter Illich Tchaikowsky have used one? [more inside]
It's almost December, so it's time for this classic holiday song, originally by the Pogues with Kirsty MacColl! [more inside]
Kringle steals the singer's girlfriend and takes her to Berlin in his sleigh. Hardly a nice thing to do, especially around the holidays. [more inside]
A holiday smash 'em up 4 u. [more inside]
Impromptu version of the holiday classic. This closed out the night for the Smoke Benders' last gig of 2011. Video here.
We tried to write a jazzy, quiet version. This is what happened instead. Cheers!
A cover of a holiday classic. This is my first real multi-track project. [more inside]
Just a little carol we recorded for our holiday card. roll truck roll on dulcimer, firemonkey on trumpet and horn. [more inside]
Just a little something my wife and I made for our Christmas card. roll truck roll on dulcimer, roll truck roll's wife on pennywhistle and tambourine, the rain on rain sounds.
It's getting to be time to put together the Christmas mix tapes! This was recorded by a band I was in in 1991. Our new guitar player, Michael Cox, brought us the song so he sings lead. I'm one of the girl background singers (heard best toward the end) and might be playing a tiny bit of guitar (I don't remember for sure), and I know I played some jingle bells near the end of the track (What Christmas song doesn't have bells?). It's a goofy singalong sort of holiday tune. I like it a lot. I wish I had a better quality copy, though. We recorded this song along with another batch of demos, in time to get airplay on KNDD's local music Christmas show that year... then promptly broke up before even completing all the tracks as a band, though I went in to the studio later to finish. C'est la vie.