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Collard Greens

Most songs I write are about relationships and life and whatever, but this is a funk song, and it's about nothing. It has some pseudo-metaphorical lyrics that gained meaning after being put down, a direct quote from an old tennis coach I had in college, some electric piano I wish was a real and not just in my computer, some funky backing guitar by a friend of mine, a piano solo out of a wild west saloon, and then various layers of looped acoustic drums and electronic beats.
posted by jeffxl on Dec 18, 2014 - 5 comments

Lonesome Whistle

Here's the Smoke Benders, folks. We took Hank Williams' lamentation of an unlucky prisoner from its original waltz time and put a NOLA second line feel under it. Cause, hey, who doesn't like a NOLA second line feel, right? Video at YouTube and Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 25, 2012 - 2 comments

John & Tanya - City Of Dreams

This is a dark folk song about Depression-era New Orleans. It's a collaboration between my wife and I.
posted by soundacious on Jan 22, 2012 - 1 comment

Boom Chicky Boom

I've just started a new band. It's a rollicking affair, kind of a neo-primitive, New Orleans funk/blues explosion, with tuba, drums, and yours truly on diddley bow (etc) and vocal. This is the first song of the first set of our first gig, and was a completely impromptu, unrehearsed affair. These guys can read my mind, and I think it's gonna be a really fun band. Well, it's already a really fun band, actually. I do hope you enjoy it. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 21, 2010 - 4 comments

Queen of the Carnival

Another Mardi Gras song from Sailor Martin, this one sounding a bit like the theme from a 1970s cop show.
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 29, 2009 - 1 comment

You Got Your Popeye Hanging Out

In the noble tradition of the New Orleans "Popeye" song, a rather ignominious entry. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 28, 2009 - 0 comments

Big Bomb Punch

A drinking song, New Orleans-style. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 26, 2009 - 0 comments

When the Water Rise Up

A song about storms, levees, and floods. A new song. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 31, 2008 - 5 comments

Down in New Orleans

This was a song I wrote about a fictional women that I didnt really meet. In fact I havent ever stopped in New Orleans I may have drove through along time ago. This song is one of three done at a studio. The drummer was way to uptight for my music. He kept saying he could play john bonham solo's and Im thinking this isnt really the place for Mr Bonham. I need Ringo here. Anyway they over recorded drums with alittle crackle. I had a friend do the bass and lead style playing and he held it togther enough to make it listenable. Thats when I went home studio after seeing the money I could throw away. Anyway this song was before the hurricane period as well by a year Id say. I just really wrote it cause I wanted something fresh for the studio and upbeat. Anyway Listen
posted by american caesar on Jul 15, 2008 - 5 comments

New Orleans 2005

On this 2nd anniversary of hurricane Katrina, I thought I'd post this song, which I wrote and recorded in the days following the disaster. In 2005, when I first posted it to my own web site, I received some comments from folks who were pretty incensed by it. I'd never had such visceral negative reactions to a song. Should you be interested, you can read some of those comments and my replies here. I also just posted a live version (from a gig earlier this month) to YouTube. [lyrics inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 28, 2007 - 5 comments

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