A little tune about some teenage girls I know who could easily kick my ass. I've been working on a session of drum tracks I had my brother do before going into the peace corp for two years, and this is the first song nearing completion. Still getting used to working with real drum tracks. Any pointers and criticism would be great! [more inside]
The third song from my forthcoming solo album "This Is Hollywood," detailing a rather common theme in pop music: male prostitution along Santa Monica Blvd. in the early 90s.
Another upbeat 2 1/2 minute pop song I wrote for my band, Boeufcake. [more inside]
James Tiberius Kirk takes it to the edge [more inside]
The somewhat triumphant return of Steel Tigers Of Death! [more inside]
What with revolutions going on in the Middle East, this seems like a particularly appropriate song right now. It's a cover of the Clash's fantastic original, although I have to say I'm not sure Joe Strummer would recognise it as being anything close to his creation. Video version is here. [more inside]
An update of this song, this time made, in entirety, on GarageBand on the iPad.
Another ruff mix from Zeke Clemmens - Middle Aged Man. Our spoof on Punk music. Listen LOUD in headphones. [more inside]
Another one from our new Middle Aged Man project. [more inside]
Another one from my band, Boeufcake. [more inside]
A silly pop song that I wrote for my band Boeufcake. We've been playing together for years, but we have few recordings worthy of sharing due to the tediousness of multitracking and the shit kicking good time we'd rather have drinking beer and playing loud. Be aware, there's a couple naughty words in this song. [more inside]
bouncy, hyperbolic night-out song, wherein I muse on the merits of Jack Daniels as it pertains to dental hygiene. (not really) [more inside]
Surf punk that somehow turns into old school metal. Featuring one of the best female vocalists in Olympia Washington. [more inside]
My son, who is 3, was in a goofy mood and made up this song. I backed him up with sloppy disco punk led by a preschooler's elastic sense of time.
Another song from last week's live show - not sure how I got so lost there at the end, but otherwise it's a good version. Previously.
Reversing more home-recording habits: a one-track, one-microphone, nuts song.
Song from my band Steady Habits' upcoming EP, "Making Enemies at the Bar". Late 90s-esque third wave ska in all its pop-punk influenced glory. Saccharine as hell, but whatever. If you dig the track and want to help us put it up on vinyl, feel free to pop some scratch into our Kickstarter site. Thanks dudes!
A new song by The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
The spate of suicides by bullied gay teens has been weighing heavily on me; here's a song from my Celtic punk band The Peter O'Tooles on the subject. [more inside]
As the lady says, this is a cover of a John Lennon tune recorded live last Friday night in Pomona.
a stab at something near pre-dance Cabaret Voltaire [more inside]
A lazy little two-minute blast that can't even manage to find room for a bridge. [more inside]
My band MYELIN SHEATHS has a LP coming out, and this is the first song on the record! ROCK! [more inside]
Haunted punk from my band Big Ghost. This is my second attempt at recording drums (thanks for all the advice, Mefites!) and my first post that all the band worked on together. so pointers are very welcome. [more inside]
The first song I ever wrote, trying to capture my feelings following the breakup of my first serious relationship. Song 7 of 8 from the recent Red On Strike studio session. [more inside]
One last shot / Give it all you got Take a chance babe, I’m taking mine [more inside]
I wrote this song to try and get into the head of a friend who is rarely faithful. RPM Challenge version.
Some very unserious punk rock from Red On Strike. Garage version.
My girlfriend got the idea, and wrote the words, for this song, which we recorded as quickly and sloppily as possible. Behold the power of three ukuleles.
Kind of a change for Red On Strike, heavy on the bass/drum groove. I wrote this song for RPM 2007, and I really like the way we adapted it for the band.
A song about drinking and its consequences-- first of eight songs recorded by my band Red On Strike last weekend. Previous version here.
Another rehearsal demo for my Irish-American band, the Peter O'Tooles. This one is a bit naughty. Apologies to anybody actually from Bangor. [more inside]
A practice demo of a song arranged for my Irish-American band, The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
The demo of a reworked version of an older song, arranged for my Irish-American band, The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
Poppy-ska song I wrote a couple years ago about being afraid to ask a girl out. (I did, eventually, but not in the song). [more inside]
Written after living on Seattle's Capitol Hill. I have to drive for my job, and there's no shortage of these folks who... well, maybe you already get my vibe. [more inside]
Hangovers, with Dr. Seuss. [more inside]
A cover of the song originally by the Mekons. [more inside]
A quick and stupid song (which is also a quick and stupid video) about cats taking a bath. [more inside]
The opening tack of the SMUT album by the same name. [more inside]
A cautionary tale about buying drugs in Quebec. [more inside]
Perhaps you can guess from the title, but this is a breakup song.
Get your tongue off my face. [more inside]
Another cut from the Quick and Dirty submitted for some feedback, particularly in terms of the mix.
This is a song that I actually did write in my sleep. [more inside]
MeFi, meet The Quick and Dirty [more inside]
Track 2 from the SMUT album, Monday Morning Jager Party. [more inside]
Sometimes, somebody likes you for your faults. [more inside]