to two ends: improving spanish (little by little) & lessening longing (bit by bit)
Short, sweet, sappy love song. [more inside]
An astronaut's lament [more inside]
One of the few times when the melody and the lyrics arrived simultanesouly. I was adding my wife as an emergency contact to my phone and it came to me that this was a new kind of relationship ritual. [more inside]
I wrote this in October 2017. Originally it was going to be a lighhearted song about someone I know who used to carry around two bags everywhere they went, one of them a "go bag." In world news, Russia was expelling diplomats, North Korea had tested a nuclear bomb, almost 1000 people were shot in Las Vegas by one gunman, so it became something else, a love song for lovers in a time of fear.
If you know of him, you may have an opinion that Daniel Johnston is a outsider genius, a troubled victim of hipster exploitation, or simply a not-so-typical independent musician who found his audience. If nothing else, his work is irrefutably full of sincerity and emotion. This little piece of his is one of the great American songs. [more inside]
[Cover] Sentimental and simple, but a good reminder of what matters. [more inside]
Today is my lovely wife's birthday so I am posting the song I wrote for her. [more inside]
A quick little pop song about the early days of falling in love. [more inside]
Smooooth, sloooow reggae featuring a dreamy brass/ebow instrumental break, "sensitive" percussion, a falsetto bridge, and a sweet guitar solo at the end. [more inside]
A quick and simple acoustic recording of a simple song about love.
Literally just finished this so I'm sorry it's so sloppy [more inside]
The first track of the Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs, covered as electronic music. [more inside]
Gentle, warm, almost mantra-like song featuring guitars, piano, bass, lap steel, drums, bass, melodica, and vocals -- kinda sorta about seeing love as an art project. [more inside]
A short little love song for the woman i married this weekend. [more inside]
I like this song, so I sang it in a room by myself.
It's about love, it's about a car crash. [more inside]
A song about lust mistaken for love, from the upcoming Red On Strike release Her Own Little World [more inside]
ColdChef's daughter Georgia wrote a great poem about the sun. I am learning the ukulele but am not particularly creative. I took her poem and set it to my version of music. It's the first song I ever recorded. Thanks ColdChef and Georgia! More details. [more inside]
For when you're trying to find the perfect way to tell your Valentine that you like like them. Because nothing says romance like contrastive focus reduplication.
My 2nd FAWM song of the month. A waltz about the ocean. [more inside]
This corny old thing just crept into my head this morning and I decided to record it, all quiet and romantic like. [more inside]
the girl with blood in her eyes: if you don't flee tonight, you'll all surely die [more inside]
A song about love, online dating and desperation by JP & Elah. Remix and cover as you like. [more inside]
I guess it's an ode to cocaine. [more inside]
A first draft of a Valentine's Day gift for my wife. Posted now in case anyone has any brilliant improvement suggestions before then... [more inside]
A humorous little jazz number about humans that are in love with their pets. Part of a continuing New Year's Day song project I already posted to MeFi Projects. [more inside]
Live recording from a song contest at my old high school, in 2005. This is a sort of symphonic metal-type song. I was very inspired by Nightwish at the time. [more inside]
George Rekers, one of the founders of Focus on the Family, needs love and self acceptance. This love song is made with his own words, as recorded by a journalist shortly after he was seen with an escort at an airport (along with some simple synthesizers). [more inside]
Inspired by this MeFi thread, I wanted to see if I could write a song using only the famous chord progression seen in "Don't Stop Believin'", "With Or Without You" and about a zillion other songs. This was the result. It's also a sappy love song, because those are fun to write. [more inside]
As it's Valentine's Day, here's a song about love. Well, kind of about love. Actually it's about the end of love, as it fades due to age and fatigue, and the death of romance. Errr...happy Valentine's Day! [more inside]
This comment in the recent Starbucks/Product Red/internet singalong thread inspired me to redo Lennon's tune just a wee bit... [more inside]
This is a better mix of yesterdays post. I backed off allot of vocals. [more inside]
This is a remix of a song from when I recorded a band.
A love song, and, possibly, an extremely flithy one; second song for the Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
Turbocharged acoustic. Love and regret. So it goes. [more inside]
I recorded my first band. ( Nessie James & The Unknowns) Was my first paid studio gig time. This is the 2nd mix of sorts. Still more to add. [more inside]
93 Studios' 20-weirdest-zombie-movies-ever-made list (via Large Hearted Boy's tweet) cracked my skull. [more inside]
This is a pretty stripped-down new song in kind of a singer-songwriter style. I'd be very curious to hear your thoughts. [more inside]
With a ukulele, some whistling, and several Garage Band 09 filters, you can make something that sounds like a transmission from Venus. [more inside]
This track switches between three time signatures, and features an intro with a style of singing I guess one could call very vaguely eastern. It's a slow and gentle affair with softly distorted ebowed guitar, piano, and xylophone. It also includes a guitar solo in which a single note is played repeatedly. And lyrics that are pretty silly. [more inside]
I butchered a bumper sticker and pasted "Love You Next Monday" On my acoustic. Tonite there were a bunch of people drinking and making noise outside in my parking lot. I got bored and made this tune to drown out the noise. Headsets are a wonderful thing.
That Roxy Music Classic, done acoustic. [more inside]
Another song from my one-man show about Tiny Tim, Tulip. [more inside]
I read a friend's blog this morning and she had a line in there about how she felt like her heart was stuck together with gaffer tape and glue. 10 minutes later I had this, another 20 and I had recorded it using Garageband and my mac's internal mic. As I haven't written anything in about two years, I'm pretty happy with this writer's block break. [more inside]
This is a Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters cover I really didnt know about him playing untill The Canada No Gravy comment Fell In love with the tune So I covered my way With Honors To Billy
My daughter is getting married and I cant make the wedding The gift of Elvis
oh, you know
This is a song about a guy who works at a fast food place and the girl that loves him. [more inside]