A little finger style Elvis Medley. As slow as I could manage.
The (hopefully) final mix of Y&SF with all the problems fixed and Major Dundee's epic solo finally loud and proud before the last chorus. [more inside]
At long last, the remix of Y&SF with new vocals and Major Dundee's guitar work incorporated. [more inside]
Amped up version of a song I posted a few days ago. Gnarly guitars, Hammond organ, sweet harmonies, in a Television / Big Star / Matthew Sweet frame of mind. [more inside]
A song that I wrote walking down the streets of Chicago, depressed that I had nothing to write about. [more inside]
last minute valentine's day song for all those lovers and fighters out there.
Apparently my last few posts have been pretty girly but that's cool, I'm comfortable with my musical sexuality. I wanted there to be no ambiguity with this one so I cranked my gitar to 11 and played it as dirty as I could. [more inside]
A Magnetic Fields cover I recorded recently. I've been working on my singing for a while, and I was mostly wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to go from here in improving it? Any other feedback is also welcome, of course.
A song that sort of reminded me of the 80s but really isn't very 80s. Again, just an idea, not a whole production. Please, any criticism or suggestions are totally welcome. Thanks!
At empyrean's request. I needed a break from mixing my own songs anyway, so I threw together this quick & dirty cover of the Counting Crows song in 15 minutes, and uploaded it warts and all - one take off the top of my head, complete with missed notes, words, and chords. Enjoy.
A cover of a song by Wilco or Loose Fur, depending on how you look at it. [more inside]
Satan has bad days too.
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.
By god, it's a bluegrass song! Thought of it because of this superlative Williams interpretation.
Guitar instrumental from several years ago—improvised riff on Dr. Who, a theme from Final Fantasy 1 for the NES, and Pink Floyd's "One of these Days".
An acoustic rough draft—the first thing I recorded after I bought my first condesor mic. Pretty, improvised.
A short, pretty, desperate conversation about need and rejection. Plus arpeggios!
Singing and guitar and clapping and beerbottle flute and self-reflection. I posted this to the old music.metafilter.com back in 2003.
This is the first song I ever wrote. I was fifteen. I've come a long way, baby.
Cover of a gorgeous Wilco song. This is an extremely spartan interpretation. You may need to turn your volume up.