I played around with my uke bass tonight while keeping umbuzinho company as he splashed around in the bath.
Turns out my version of the serenity prayer involves a lot more quantum sci-fi and psycho-killer imagery. Been working on this for a good while, trying to figure out how to program drums for a slow 6/8 time. Pretty happy with how it finally came together, but I'd love some pointers. Still worried it's a bit too saturated, but that's kinda my MO. Lyrics in the fold. [more inside]
First song written and recorded since I moved to Napa. Spooky grungy punk that maybe doesn't reflect my sunny new locale. Written about my drummer's frustration with dating, online and otherwise. Lyrics in fold. [more inside]
Sat down yesterday with my new uke, at a beach on the west cost of the Big Island, to revisit my Cohen/Elvis parody from several years ago.
ColdChef's daughter Georgia wrote a great poem about the sun. I am learning the ukulele but am not particularly creative. I took her poem and set it to my version of music. It's the first song I ever recorded. Thanks ColdChef and Georgia! More details. [more inside]
Experimenting with layering chords together in this short folky uke/guitar song. Also hoping the vocals blend well with the feel of this one. [more inside]
this is a take on 'Flyball's Lament' by the Great Big Mulp, which was also covered by ORthey... I made up some additional lyrics about space hazards some time last year, and I've been playing it at parties and whatnot - basically whenever people talk me into playing in front of a crowd. [more inside]
A little song on ukulele and a few other instruments. This was recorded last night in one take per track, improvised around a basic chord structure. [more inside]
Another uke-y croon, mellow and heartfelt. [more inside]
I always know the tricks you play, but I still get taken. Another poppy (and slightly ominous) uke tune. Hope you like it! [more inside]
On the subject of insomnia in a foreign country. [more inside]
I gathered up my son's toys and made a song with them. [more inside]
A sketch of a song - trying out a new recording setup (Maschine + Live) [more inside]
This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]
When Elvis Met Leonard. Nothing but uke, vox, and questionable taste. [more inside]