This is a sad, grim, angry dirge that I wrote out of frustration at my complicity in systemic injustice. 100% Ableton Live software instruments, aside from the percussion in the final chorus, which is a Nord Drum 3P, which is AMAZING btw. [more inside]
Trying out a new thing with an honest song about actual life. [more inside]
An astronaut's lament [more inside]
What's in it: a sad, simple little guitar / vocals song.
Sad slow self-pitying muted acoustic thing! [more inside]
With all due respect to Steve Martin, you can play a sad song on the banjo. [more inside]
For Lahore, Brussels, and my friend Meghan
For the music challenge, something that sounds like I've been feeling lately. Plenty of pump organ and piano. [more inside]
Inspired by the dissolution of my good friend's marriage. Heavy on atmosphere and breathy bg vocals. [more inside]
For two flutes, piano and strings. The video version of the score was featured on Equestria Daily. [more inside]
"Christmas," written by Florence Dore, and also recorded by Fuzzy and the Posies. It's not a Christmas song -- or if it is, it's one of the bleakest. This cover is by me and my iPad. [more inside]
For another MFA class we were meant to come up with a creative response to Judy Grahn's poem A Woman Is Talking To Death. Also I'm trying to process changes in relationships. Two birds, one stone, and one very sore dry throat. [more inside]
A guitar, a buzzing tube amp, a me. Some clapping. From a new collection of songs called Cake Dome, written and recorded entirely in the 29 days of February, 2012. I made a video, which you can watch on Vimeo or YouTube.
This is a dark folk song about Depression-era New Orleans. It's a collaboration between my wife and I.
Slept late while the wife and kids were out of town, woke up and wrote and recorded this. Without pants, naturally. [more inside]
A quick semi-impromptu-one-take-in-my-pajamas recording of a sad little Wilco/Elliot Smith-ish song that's been buzzing around my head. Using a crappy MXL mic which I really don't like, but was the closest to hand. [more inside]
Sort of a sappy one. [more inside]
Picked up my electric guitar last night for the first time in 3 years, this happened... [more inside]
Yes, it's Andrew Lloyd Webber. But hear me out - you might still enjoy it... [more inside]
On Sunday I'm leaving my friends and family and boyfriend to go off and live in Britain for a year and attend university. This is a song about that, which I finished today. [more inside]
As autumn arrives, it always gives me a feeling of glorious sad sentimentality, almost like a chemical reaction. Whether I actually have something to feel sentimental about or not, those chilly sun-filled days create a longing like a chemical reaction. This song is that feeling for me, when you can't get back the past, but flounder to try. Guitar and vox recorded live with a single guitar overdub. [more inside]
This song was written for and inspired by a very dear friend of mine who is battling her second round of cancer. It's dedicated to her and everyone else who suffer and fight. They are the strongest people in the world. [more inside]
An ambient song with some loops and drums and stuff. The first thing I've written in months.
just one of those days - weight-o-the world is so too much, it's funny
A track I'm working on for a concept EP. Worked on it instead of going to compsci lecture today. Crazy resonators. Way more rhythmic than anything I've done in a while. [more inside]
a dramatic, verbose, ridiculous song about a breakup. it inexplicably starts with twelve seconds of silence that can be skipped. oops. [more inside]
This is a cover of John Prine's sad little song about a girl, a bus, and a man who done her wrong. Also babies. [more inside]
I can't stand it when a couple will fight with, swear at, humiliate or completely demean each other in front of a room of people. It happens a lot. [more inside]
In a huge creative drought for awhile, I found this old thing I wrote and recorded years ago. When I was new to Garageband. [more inside]
Some ambient-ey stuff I've been working on for a while. Somehow I think it could should actually be longer... [more inside]
A dog loses his boy. Part of my album for the 2009 RPM Challenge. [more inside]
It's the same, dark road. The same, dark room.
A happy-sounding very sad song. [more inside]
A song dedicated to my girlfriend for how cave-y she made her room. [more inside]
What happens when I get bored at home on Thanksgiving weekend.
A sad little middle-eastern sounding song with lots of voices. Friends say it could be a theme for a James Bond-esque movie set in the middle east. [more inside]
Sad nintendo music for a sad nintendo boy. [more inside]
This song is a very hard song to discribe. Seeing that we dont really know each other I feel I can blurt out the real meaning here of this song in this forum so to speak. Its very personal song. My daughter got her self pregnant and she wasnt ready. I pleaded please have the baby we can work through this it will be ok. I thought she was going to be with me in this and my wishes. We were on good terms and our relationship was that of divorse myself in Mi and her in Tx even though I was in her life I wasnt there as much as I should have been. Anyway we talked of this and then for some reason she cut me out. I called and I called and I called my X wife, she was on the was to Dallas with no phone to get a abortion. I had no way to stop her. This was my first grandchild being ripped out of my life. It happened I cant change that. That nite I sat down in a chair and spit out these words. Its all I have let to remind me that my grand child was. They killed a part of me that day. Im in more contact and still love my daughter very very much. We all make mistakes and bad choices. Anyway I wrote this song about you where ever you may be. Maybe sitting on my lap right now and I dont even know it. My daughter has not heard this.
A song about a door
A song of loneliness and betrayal - sounds fun, right? [more inside]
Quickly written on a sleep Saturday morning a year or so ago.
Basically a song about a failed friendship, which as we all know is best done with several banjo tracks!
The song people always play to their darlin'. Those verses though, so heartbreaking. [more inside]
I wrote this very recently and decided to record it while it was still fresh. It still needs a lot of work instrumentally, and structurally as well. I'm thinking about working with some musician friends to spruce it up a bit. I would love feedback!
A cover of my very favorite Randy Newman song, which is also maybe the saddest song I know.
Can techno music be sad and banging at the same time? I've been listening to a lot of Jurgen Paape and wanted to try my hand at the sad vocal sample techno song.
The last song on my first solo record. Very sad melody and lyrics, keyboard and guitar. Get the rest of the record at the MySpace.
A big pop-y, jangly duet for the end of line.
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