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A new version of an old song, formerly heard here.
The first song by my new band, Smokemonster.
I wrote and recorded this last summer about my asshole boss. Minor structural changes have been made since then, but the idea is there.
Had I my druthers, I would be in a blues duo akin to The Black Keys or The Pack A.D. But I'm not, so I have to make do with smacking my Epiphone around and putting amp simulation on my voice. If ever I find a drummer who shares my vision, we will cover this song properly.
A nice little love song, for iterations of "little" that involve a six minute runtime.
One of the first songs I ever wrote, remade in a multi-million-dollar studio by a band that broke up shortly after it was recorded. The original version is here.
I just listened to the man's Live in London album tonight, and decided to spend the rest of the evening hammering this out.
I was surprised to find I'd never posted this to MeFi Music. Yet another Radiohead cover by me and my friend Mel. On MySpace we are Minor Vine.
The proverbial seeds of this song were planted when I visited Savannah, Georgia at the beginning of the month and found myself captivated by the ubiquitous plant life named in the title. Later, when I was working on lyrics and couldn't think of a second verse, my bandmate Mel reminded me of a dream my friend Kathy had in which I killed a guy and hid him behind a couch. The end result may be disproportionately creepy, but I rather like it.
The first track from my forthcoming concept EP. This is a very, very rough demo.
My friend Mel and I have started a musical project together, and since Radiohead is our biggest mutual influence, we decided to start by covering one of their songs.
I dunno why I'm so into a capella these days. I kicked around the idea of doing this song as a round for a while. This is just a sketch. GarageBand, built-in mic in MacBook.
A capella rehash of a song from my first EP. Lyrics from a sonnet by Natalie James.
The title track from my new album, which you can download for free at my site. Recorded on July 28 at SCM Recordings in Santee, California.
Recorded at Sound Mind Recordings in San Diego. I'm not sure about the full band thing; I think when I redo it for my album it'll be all acoustic.
This song was inspired by: Dean Moriarty, Coldplay's "We Never Change," the last shot of Fight Club, and global warming. Just ignore the vocals; I can't sing for crap today but it'll sound great once I redo it in a studio. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, AudioTechnica microphone, and GarageBand.
While my friend Beth is in town, we're recording a bit (as The Shrimp Boat Pirates. We just finished this one last night. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, Fender Stratocaster, Casio keyboard, kitchen utensils, Audio-Technica microphone, and GarageBand.
I have rerecorded this one two or three times since I wrote it in fall of '05. I've never really been able to sing it the way I really want to, which would sound a little like a mix of Brandi Carlile, KT Tunstall, and Janis Joplin (my voice just wasn't made that way). This is the closest I've ever gotten. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, Audio-Technica mic, and GarageBand.
This was the perfect one-take song; it came together like magic and I didn't even have clipping problems when I mixed it. If only they could all be so cooperative. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, Audio-Technica microphone, and GarageBand.
This month, I'm recording the "first draft" of an album that will later be redone in a studio, all professional-like. Tonight I was in an intensely, painfully lonely state, so I decided to record the most intensely, painfully lonely song I've ever written. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, Audio-Technica microphone, and GarageBand.
A very minimalist ditty, recorded in October at SCM Recordings in San Diego. Also, my first MeFi Music post.