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Last friday afternoon, NPR’s Monitor Mix, a blog concerning today’s music written by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, noted that many musicians these days have their own recording setups, and issued a “Write And Record A Song In A Weekend” challenge. The ground rules: a) The song and recording had to be brand new, started from scratch […]
I posted a snippet of the beat. I posted the lyrics. Now, finally – it’s the whole song! Here’s the next demo for the Polaroids project, a song called…called…actually, I still don’t know what it’s called. Listen and let me know what you think the title should be!
This month’s track from the Polaroids project is shaping up nicely. Check out this clip to see if you recognize it!
Whenever I talk with people about music, and they find out I’m a songwriter, just about the first question they ask me is: “what comes first, the words or the music?” It’s a good question…without a good answer. Because the answer is “both”, “neither”, and “sometimes” (Satisfying, isn’t it?). By way of a response, though, […]
Okay, so that’s obviously ridiculous, but I overstate to make a point: Mitch Mitchell was a fantastic musician. He could float like a butterfly and sting like a bee – a very hefty, angry bee – and as iconic as Jimi Hendrix was, it’s impossible to imagine the Experience’s first 3 records without Mitch Mitchell. […]
Which is a good time for instrumentals, right? Here’s a snippet of some noodly but promising stuff I was fooling around with this morning. My cat seems to find it calming: [audio:randomguitar.mp3] Do not listen while operating heavy machinery, eh? Here it is again…backwards: [audio:randomguitarbackwards.mp3] Should be interesting to see where this one goes…
I first heard rumors about this several weeks ago, but didn’t post anything because I figured it couldn’t possibly be true. Uh uh. No way. Not happening Today, however, the news comes straight from the hardest multi-instrumentalist ever to rock a Day on the Green, master of the heavy-metal church organ, the co-hammer of the […]
The Good News: The first video for a Days Between Stations song, London Calling is here! The Bad News: It’s this video… Maybe I should try not to blow the entire video budget on tequila next time…
[audio:shotgun.mp3] I’m a big believer in the power of mystery and well-intentioned obfuscation when it comes to music. I love songs where the lyrics are clearly about something – there’s an internal logic that relates the verses to each other, and the choruses – even if you don’t know exactly what the song is about. […]