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A Common Expert

August 11th, 2009

This song’s a collaboration with Matthew K. Manning, who I’ve been playing music with for fifteen years off an on. We had a high school band together called Royce, and then played in a rock group called Made in China for a few years. After not playing together for a while, Matt came over today […]

When She Moved

August 6th, 2009

WhenSheMoved Here’s a little song about how sometimes I feel like I’m a bit more grown up and have my feelings a bit more under control now. How do I feel about that? I’m torn! Thus: a song. Drumming and bassing antics by King Solomon, who also prevailed upon me to change the first chord […]

Last Time

August 5th, 2009

I wasn’t sure if I’d get a song done this week. Moving/Finals/Excuses. But, Mr. Jings came over this evening and helped me get my studio space set up in my new place, and now with everything setup I threw something together. I don’t really reinvent the wheel with this one (2 verses/chorus + bridge/outro as […]

Surprise Attack

August 4th, 2009

instrument_test_2 Here’s a video I made for the song too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHVfmLG4ejE It’s been a while since I posted, but I had the whole day to myself Saturday and nothing to do, so what better opportunity to make a song 🙂 This is my second song I made using logic. I had fun making it. No […]

True Love

July 30th, 2009

TrueLove The guitar part and the melody+lyrics came to  me in a flash! On the interstate. And I envisioned them as being like the Fall, sounding like a cacophony sort of. Well, that didn’t work out well at all. Shows what I know, right? The guitars sounded much too thin and not at all what […]

Steno Steno

July 29th, 2009

Steno Steno I suppose a brief introduction is in order, this being my maiden Hellagems voyage and all. Some here already know me through my various jaunts to Atlanta to visit billjings, good friend and Cake or Death cohort. I currently reside in Jacksonville, Fla., although I’m in the process of moving to Mississippi (fortunately, […]

Landlord (Eat a D*#k)

July 28th, 2009

This is NSFW (and definitely rated R for language). In the spirit of Felix, I quickly recorded this with voice and ukulele using the Voice Memo function on my iPhone while I tried to clean up my old place hastily so my landlord could start getting the house ready for the new tenants. I was […]

Been Caught Tweetin’

July 16th, 2009

BeenCaughtTweetin So one time a friend of mine posted the title of this song (with a G) to twitter. I dunno what it was about, but having been followed by random avatars for crimes as varied as mentioning zappos or some technology or another, I think I have some idea how she feels. Having said […]

A Brick Wall

July 14th, 2009

On the Hella Gems email list we’ve talked about how the posts have started to dry up around here, so I’m unilaterally going to double my output on Tuesdays. Having made this decision rather recently, I threw this song together yesterday. It does not really traverse much new ground for me, and by and large […]

The Lion is Dead

July 8th, 2009

download (7.1 MB) After Michael Jackson died, my inclination was to do the same sort of thing that Bill did, which is to record either an MJ cover or a dance song in that sort of vein. As usual, my braggart inclinations gave way instead to introspection, so I started tinkling on the piano instead. […]

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