I kept finding vids of songs I wrote from right after I wrote them and thought it would be cool to put them side by side with the final full studio version of the same song. It's amazing what some good musicians and a little production can do for a song.
So, I added a new page to the Oddities tab. It's called BEFORE AND AFTER.
Check it out. Kinda cool.
I stumbled on an old recording the other day. Kind of a catchy little country tune. Couldn't help but add it to the collection. It's called "That Old Ford Pickup Truck". It's about my beloved old truck pictured above. Wish I still had her...
You can listen to it on the Loosies page.
I'm happy to post a new page to this site for my new band here in Dublin, THE LECHERS
We've been playing out a lot and getting a good response. Give it a listen...
I've been living in Darlin' Dublin for a little over a year now.
I've been itching to play music again, and after repeatedly casting out my "wanna jam?" net, I think I may have finally got something good happening. I've been holding off on posting this so that I don't jinx it, but after several rehearsals and a slew of shows already booked, I think it's safe to say that I have a new band! Whenever I move to a new town, I always start by forming a punk band, and Dublin is no different. I was lucky enough to hook up with some amazing musicians and so far it sounds deadly.
The people here are amazing, and the musicians here bring a really cool style to the table.
I'm really excited about this band and will post what I can when I can as it comes to fruition.
It's been a while since I've written anything new. NYC was a kick to the gut, musically. I arrived with my dream album in tow, only to find that the only way to play live was to use session players at $100-200 a gig. I had 12 people on my last album. Do the math...
I created a mental musical block in my head. I didn't touch my guitar for a long time. I found solace playing drums in KiL, my punk band in NYC. But I finally got the old muse back and popped out a song. It was that same old feeling, trying desperately to write the lyrics flowing through my head, usually about 2 lines behind, before it evaporated into the ether. If I don't finish a song in like 20 minutes, I let it go. You can't force it. In the words of Donavan, it's like trying to catch the wind.
It's not my best, but it felt good to feel the rush of a song forcing it's way out again. I missed that.
It's on the Loosies page called Parked In Stillorgan.
I recently said good bye to New York City.
I'm gonna miss that town. I had a lot of fun and met some amazing people there. If you ever get the chance to live there, do it. You'll never regret it. It's everything people say it is and more. But, life goes on, and it's a great big world, so, onward and upward.
I landed in the wonderful city of Dublin, Ireland.
I've been wanting to live abroad for a long time, and all of the stars lined up just right for this move, so I took the leap.
I don't know that I'll be adding much more old content to this site since all of my stuff is now in some storage unit somewhere back in the states. But, I hope to meet up with some musicians here and have some brand new stuff to post as the days go on. There's a lot of music here, and great people as well.
To my friends around the US, you can always contact me here.
SKATE AND DESTROY
Just posted some amazing stuff my folks transferred from Super8 film. This is old school skating at it's best. Dig it!