Another waste of your time. Another thing made at the same time as my last one, invented (almost a year ago, and shelved) after learning of the loss of another self-disconnected friend only through a random email out of Facebook of their "while I was away" style (the worst sort of feeling), learning it months after the fact, with no chance to go back. Send your drafted messages. [more inside]
I needed to pare down so that my stuff didn't sound like a melange of instruments crowded into a closet. I thought, "CAN." This song happened. Then I thought, "Beans." Hence the name of this song. Minimalist happy grüverock. [more inside]
This had its genesis a while back in trying to write something to support a movement against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and to encourage young people not to be ashamed of who they are. This version uploaded purely for sportswriters who's been working on and off with the chorus. Clearly the lyric of this version won't work with the original idea and has nothing to do with sexual orientation (although with a bit of alteration it might have some salvageable lines). [more inside]
Archival. Sometimes I surprise myself. Stick with it for a while - it's a grower. [more inside]
A few days back I uploaded something for this month's MeFiMu Challenge called "Jasmine & Seashells". The mix was a bit shitty and, on reflection, the track is about a summery as Santa Claus. So...with apologies for the inappropriate earlier post, here's a more nuanced mix and a less bogus title.
I posted a version of this last year, but the mix was appalling (bass too hot). Finding myself at something of a musical loose end, I thought I'd have another crack at it. [more inside]
You're the blessed, we're the Spiders from Marzzzz-uh! [more inside]
Turbocharged acoustic. Love and regret. So it goes. [more inside]
A modest and lightweight acoustic ditty wherein dad inserts pipe, ruminatively scratches his arse and proceeds to patronise wayward offspring.... [more inside]
Recorded a couple of years back, this was inspired by a visit to the house of the late composer Manuel De Falla in Granada, Spain (a wonderful city). At the risk of immodesty this one has some of the best "lead" acoustic guitar playing I've recorded to date. For those with no Spanish "suenos" translates as "dreams" [more inside]
For losers everywhere... [more inside]
Another one from an acoustic-based set recorded some time ago now. A giant cliche in a way, I suppose - but it has a kind of addled charm... [more inside]
Got together with a friend a while back to jam, and we ended up deciding to try and record something for the first time. Our goal of creating music failed. Thus the project Tverrbjelker was born.