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Objective Truth

For Leonard.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 9:16 AM on November 11, 2016 (2 comments)

Spanish Moss (again)

A new version of an old song, formerly heard here.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 9:33 AM on August 18, 2013 (4 comments)

Swamp

The first song by my new band, Smokemonster.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 11:13 AM on October 11, 2010 (3 comments)

God Knows

I wrote and recorded this last summer about my asshole boss. Minor structural changes have been made since then, but the idea is there.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 3:30 PM on January 15, 2010 (2 comments)

Butcher (Leonard Cohen cover)

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 6:15 PM on November 9, 2009 (3 comments)

When You're Out of My Mind

A nice little love song, for iterations of "little" that involve a six minute runtime.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 10:09 PM on May 6, 2009 (7 comments)

Breathing On Another Planet

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 6:37 PM on May 4, 2009 (1 comment)

If It Be Your Will (Leonard Cohen cover)

I just listened to the man's Live in London album tonight, and decided to spend the rest of the evening hammering this out.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 9:41 PM on April 20, 2009 (2 comments)

Nude (Radiohead cover)

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 2:20 AM on November 13, 2008 (10 comments)

Spanish Moss

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 12:05 AM on September 28, 2008 (4 comments)

Matches

The first track from my forthcoming concept EP. This is a very, very rough demo.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 7:07 PM on March 22, 2008 (6 comments)

The Gloaming (Radiohead cover)

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 12:24 PM on February 13, 2008 (3 comments)

Videotape (Radiohead cover)

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 12:32 PM on November 29, 2007 (6 comments)

Multiple Lives

A capella rehash of a song from my first EP. Lyrics from a sonnet by Natalie James.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 2:54 PM on October 20, 2007 (2 comments)

Rust

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 5:38 PM on September 16, 2007 (9 comments)

Thousand Yard Stare

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 9:53 AM on April 22, 2007 (13 comments)

Beginning of the End

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 7:15 PM on March 17, 2007 (2 comments)

What Have You Done?

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 3:13 PM on March 11, 2007 (9 comments)

Floodplain

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 8:31 AM on February 10, 2007 (4 comments)

Stop Payment

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 2:58 PM on February 7, 2007 (8 comments)

Go

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 10:31 PM on February 2, 2007 (7 comments)

Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

A very minimalist ditty, recorded in October at SCM Recordings in San Diego. Also, my first MeFi Music post.
posted to MeFi Music by Saellys at 8:29 PM on December 27, 2006 (12 comments)

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