Quick and dirty cover of Chris Rea's gruffly charming classic. Hope Chris doesn't mind me breaking in and rearranging the furniture a little. Merry Christmas everyone!!
one of my least favourite carols, but still... [more inside]
My son's singing debut just in time for Xmas.
Arnaud wasn't just about the techno noise. He was an enormous fan of Laurie Andersen's Oh, Superman and had assembled a vocoder himself by taking apart the family's old tube TV. His mother Olga, who was not an educated woman, could not write without speaking aloud, and so one day when he heard her writing a letter, he snuck a microphone under the rickety table, fed it to his home-made recorder, and began to play along... [more inside]
So there was this awesome ask.MeFi post, "For Grigori I sold goat" -- A Christmas Mystery. [more inside]
A quick surf-punk blast thru the Ukrainian folk song which was neutered into Carol of the Bells. For the challenge, obviously! [more inside]
A favorite Christmas song. [more inside]
I recently discovered this bit of classic radio-recorded vinyl. Enjoy a blast from the (present) past. [more inside]
A little seasonal cheese for your cellphone.
I was determined to get something into the mefi challenge this month, and what's better subject material than Dracula? Nothing. The mix isn't the best, but I've been playing with it too long, so I'd rather have it out there in the atmosphere. Why not.
An arrangement for solo electric guitar.
This is my best shot at singing an a capella Brazilian cowboy song. [more inside]
This is a song from my 1993 release, The Big Off, redone with vocals only for this month's MeFiMu Challenge. El cheapo pitch shifter in effect. Video at YouTube or Vimeo. [more inside]
Beet-stained glory boy, purge my sins with poodle freshener. [more inside]
A piece of pop fluff for the a capella challenge. [more inside]
November Music Challenge. A cappella rendition of a boards of canada song. [more inside]
A bit of an emo sketch, playing with vocal textures in cool edit. [more inside]
November challenge entry. 60bpm, naturally. I offer no apologies for the darkness of this one. I hope the ticking isn't cheating re the vocals-only criterion. Lyric contains some strong language. [more inside]
For the November 'vocalsonly' challenge.
Some freestyling over all-vocal beats. Featuring Cheeks. [more inside]
Recorded 2 October, 2010 at the Oklahoma Composers Association Salon Concert in Norman, OK, this is a live improvisation with the aid of our audience. [more inside]
I discovered this theme while musical typing my last name into GarageBand. [more inside]
A murder ballad for the October challenge. Guitar and vocal recorded with two mics in one take, on the first take. (lyrics NSFW) [more inside]
Just sneaking this one under the wire for the Hallowe'en challenge. A thrown-together palate cleanser from the recent power pop -- a piece of Eastern European-flavored surf about the scariest thing I can think of. I actually gave myself the shivers when I was putting together the ending so it's probably worth sticking around for that. [more inside]
A spooky circuitbent electronic drone for Halloween. oooOOooOo
A cover of the Misfits song, slowed way down and given a sort of old sci fi movie feel. Featuring extra creepy vocals by the incredible snsranch-- all shall fall to the power of his burning hand!
no more freaky people with humpbacks! spontaneously scary vocals by ariel. guitars by the chillmost delivery system. recorded in a somewhat more innocent time.
A special reminder for all concerned, in this special time of year: Friends don't let friends self-immolate. [more inside]
A dark electronic instrumental experiment brought to you by the numbers 808 and 909. Not genuinely scary, but maybe fit for the "something for a Halloween party" portion of this month's challenge, assuming it's a dance party. [more inside]
a short burst of a soundtrack for an imaginary and possibly crap horror film. [more inside]
made this a few years ago with Beep Map which is a plug in that i have no idea how to use.....but managed to make this...which isnt perfect but oh well [more inside]
Remix. Faster - varispeeded to within an inch of its spectral life. New drums. Modest EQ tweak.
I tried really hard to keep my strings section in line, but they're doing whatever they want. [more inside]
Just in under the wire for September's "transpo" Challenge theme.
This is a cover of a song by one of my favourite bands, Eels. It's pretty typical of the band - slightly sad and thoughtful, with a lot that we aren't told. I'd been planning to record this anyway, but then along came the Transpo challenge, and this seemed to fit very well. [more inside]
Gyrophonia goes burlesque...or perhaps the other way 'round. I'm not quite certain which. [more inside]
Meeting this month's challenge with some sleazy twang. [more inside]
I thought this month's "Summer Song" challenge would be a slam dunk -- breezy, fluffy bubblegum! I can do that! I regret to report that Things Did Not Go As Planned. [more inside]
Mashing up a handful of 45's and an LP track for a summer BBQ! [more inside]
I wasn't at all happy with the first version of this challenge track that I posted. So I redid it, and now it makes me feel all sunshiney inside. [more inside]
Summer means remembering summers. [more inside]
My attempt at a "summer song" for this month's challenge. [more inside]
I write a dumb song in a day about once a month for my dumb blog (not a songwriter; not a musician; sometimes singer). [more inside]