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Hobo Blues

Ever since I first saw John Lee Hooker's utterly captivating, almost terrifyingly powerful performance of it, I've been a lover of this song. RL Burnside covered it as well. This is my humble (and following those two performances, I really mean that) offering, from a little house in the hills of Nagano prefecture, Japan. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 20, 2012 - 1 comment

New Ways To Tell Old Lies

This is about that weirdo gazillionaire creep who wants to be president. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 16, 2012 - 7 comments

Fitter Happier ((Russian language version))

My assigned tune from OK Computer. For mouth bow and Russian vocal. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 26, 2012 - 6 comments

Down the Road

Breaking out ye olde Hungarian mouth bow once again for this little number, recorded live at gaijin haunt What the Dickens in Ebisu, Tokyo, on the first day of May in the year of Two Thousand and Eleven. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 11, 2011 - 4 comments

John the Revelator

Here's another tune from an earthquake/tsunami disaster relief benefit show that i was part of on April 8, 2011. This one is a traditional gospel number. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 26, 2011 - 4 comments

Baby Please Don't Go

Live in deepest Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Accompanying myself on my Hungarian mouth bow. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 26, 2010 - 0 comments

Your Little One Way Street

Recorded live at Sabaco in Waseda, Tokyo, on December 9, 2010. I'm playing my new Hungarian mouthbow. There's a wee touch of distortion here and there in the recording, but nothing we can't live with, I s'pose. Video here. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 10, 2010 - 6 comments

That's the Way It Wiggles

Another version of a song I've posted here twice before. This one is performed using my brand new mouthbow, which uses a band of rattan instead of a metal string. Video here. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 9, 2010 - 1 comment

Bringabye

I was part of a bill the other night that included some amazing khomus (jews harp) players from Sakha, Siberia. It was an evening of boing and twang that I was honored to be a part of. Here's a piece of mine from that night - I'm playing the mouthbow. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 6, 2010 - 4 comments

Better Take Care of Me

Recorded April 7, 2010, in a conference room in Ichikawa City, Chiba, japan. The instrument is a kind of mouthbow, although it's not actually bow-shaped: it's one of these. Video of this same performance at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 7, 2010 - 4 comments

Venezia

This is my little ode to that most absurdly beautiful and unlikely of Italian cities. This tune, once again, features the mouth bow (otherwise known as the poor man's wah-wah) plus lots of percussion and whatnot. The mix could probably use a bit of tweaking here and there, but I think it's basically presentable... [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 9, 2008 - 13 comments

Boom Chicky Boom

Here's a peppy little number that goes out to all you fine folks out there in MetaFilterland. Instruments in use (in order of appearance!) are mouthbow, talking drum, bamboo rattle, scraper, bass drum, pitchpipe, little bell, and ukulele. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 15, 2008 - 16 comments

Some Kind Of Superhero

For the MeFi Music Challenge. This one uses mouthbow, bodhran (but it sounds like a bass drum), a little bell, shakers, some little woodblock rattley things, a drone, and voice.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Sep 13, 2007 - 12 comments

Just Blew Into Town

Here's a song from the RPM '07 CD that I just popped into the mail today. In the end I was able to get 8 presentable tunes together within the space of the month. Whew!
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 1, 2007 - 11 comments

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