Sea of Love

First mix of a Cat Power cover – just piano and voice. I remember seeing her at the Punter’s Club back in… was it 1996? A lifetime ago. I didn’t appreciate what I was experiencing at the time. She’s pretty cool.

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Please Don’t Ask Me To Smile

This is one of my favourite songs by You Am I, a sweet ballad about a kid who just trying to figure out the rules.

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Golden Age

A quick-and-dirty cover with minimal instrumentation I made this afternoon. I’m experimenting a bit with harmonies. I have loved this song (by Beck, from Sea Change) since the first time I heard it at Doctor Dave’s house about 10 years ago.

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Anna Begins

Cover of a really great song by Counting Crows from August and Everything After. In the early 90’s I was absolutely mad for these guys. Yes, I am absolutely showing my age.

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Wild Horses

I recorded this song a few months ago. It was a second attempt after I tried to sing way too loud in the first. Turns out good microphones are sensitive, and good singers are supposed to know that 🙂 Also, that’s (Brent Strahan)[https://www.facebook.com/brent.strahan] guitar-soloing over the piano solo. International collaboration!

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For-profit music distribution industry fundamentally redundant

In an article (via Furdlog) on the fabulously-titled field of “Rockonomics”, Slate magazine summarises the findings of Princeton researchers Alan Krueger and Marie Connolly (PDF), who have analysed the various revenue streams of pop and rock artists over the last three decades. One interesting finding, which is highly relevant to the current upheaval on the… Continue reading For-profit music distribution industry fundamentally redundant

It… wasn’t a debacle?

Tonight, The Debacles played Impro Sundae as a house band. It went far more smoothly than I’d dared to hope, and I’m really impressed by Brent (guitar/bass) and Matt (drums) for their sterling effort in completely unfamiliar circumstances. Brent, in particular, because he’s currently sleeping about 3 hours a night while raising a 2-month-old child.… Continue reading It… wasn’t a debacle?