This is a cover of a Townes Van Zandt song.  I recorded it for my friend, Simon, who writes the FretBored blog (see my blogroll).  He recorded one (st. John the Gambler) and I thought we could engage in a musical conversation.  That being said, its a bit rusty, but so was TVZ.

Published in: on October 16, 2007 at 8:42 pm  Comments (2)  


Babyman is an idea I had for a superhero; half baby, half man…so it’s just a 12 year old. No superpowers.  A Sword Swallow song, very obtuse.

Published in: on October 16, 2007 at 3:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

He Who Feels the Need

I tried to make this song sound like an old demo tape from a bunch of stoned teenageres in the 80’s.  Dig the 2 note solo.  The band is called Stool, a reference to defication and seating (not Tool).

Published in: on October 4, 2007 at 10:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Chain Gang Escape

 I had to try several times to record this song, and this is the latest, and best version.  My surf group was called “The Serfs” and all the songs were about being a slave (more to modern life than to a white slave master).  BUT, there is already a shitty band called the Serfs, so I changed it to the better name “The Hypnic Jerks.”  Hypnic jerks are those sudden spasms that one has while sleeping.  The explanation for these is that your body is tense and releasing the tension in a sudden movement.  What’s bizarre is that, at least in my case” I have a whole dream based around the event that causes me to jerk, as though my mind is anticipating the eventual spasm that is apparently releasing physical tension.  STRANGE.  Anyway, the songs still all retain slavery related titles. 

Published in: on October 3, 2007 at 8:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Vold Brocke

This is lo-fi as it gets.  Sounds like a real band though, eh? The title is inspired by many of the lyrics being nonsensical.

Published in: on October 2, 2007 at 3:08 pm  Leave a Comment