Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Gang Of Foreigner Cover

Here's the cover for the new album.  I figured if my cat could make a book cover, then my dog deserved an album cover.  She must have been still a pup here.  I'll share the track listing in the next post.  If you are excited for the new album, then you can warm up by listening to the first three albums (links to them are below in the blurb).

For more Wred Fright music, listen to the Yeast? 7" or give his latest album a listen or download at your favorite digital music site such as Spotify or Bandcamp!

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

New Wred Fright Album!

A new album should be coming shortly.  It's called Gang Of Foreigner, named for my dream radio station that mixes up all the fun tunes from Foreigner to Gang Of Four (and one would hope more), not caring whether it's mainstream or alternative, just that it rocks.  You can hear some of the tracks at https://www.soundcloud.com/wredfright, but I'll list the track listing and cover and liner notes here in subsequent weeks, as well as let you know when it's out on Soundcloud, Spotify, Bandcamp, and the rest of the streaming services.  I have no plans for a cd or lp release, but you could probably sweettalk me into burning you a cd if you wanted to, and some record label would have to pony up for the vinyl because I'm still selling vinyl from 1994 myself (see the blurb below for how to get a copy).  The first three albums are already out and available for listening (see the aforementioned little blurb below for links).

For more Wred Fright music, listen to the Yeast? 7" or give his latest album a listen or download at your favorite digital music site such as Spotify or Bandcamp!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

New Recording!: "History Of Our Home"

I wrote this song in 2021.  You can hear the demo and read what I wrote about it then here.  For the rerecording, I added fake bass (on guitar) and drummed on the walls and floor of the house.  I also clanked on a folding table leg and added some beeps.  I like how the song builds musically until it's a full house.  This is the last of the Gang Of Foreigner tracks.  If I don't get run over by a bread delivery truck or something, look for the album to be out soon.

For more Wred Fright music, listen to the Yeast? 7" or give his latest album a listen or download at your favorite digital music site such as Spotify or Bandcamp!

Monday, April 22, 2024

Comic: Steamboat Goat

So Mickey Mouse finally landed in the public domain, at least the version of Mickey that's in Steamboat Willie.  Disney made some weird new version of Steamboat Willie that shows dozens of Steamboat Willie Mickeys running around causing havoc (clearly, an allegory for what they feel Mickey entering the public domain will unleash).  I watched the original cartoon thinking it might be fun to do a Mickey Mouse strip, but the character who caught my eye was not the mouse.  I encourage other cartoonists to have some fun with Steamboat Goat.  He's a cool character.  To read the comic, I suggest clicking on the image and making it full screen.  You could also download it after you click on it for the primo view, I suppose.  I've also loaded the panels individually below if you like scrolling down (it works either way).










For more fun (albeit words, not pictures), read one of my novels, such as the latest, Fast Guy Slows Down!

Saturday, April 13, 2024

New Recording!: "This Coffee Is Going Right Through Me"

I wrote this song in 2020.  You can hear the demo and read what I wrote about it then here.  For the rerecording, I added a bit of fake bass on the guitar and drums.  I shook a bag of coffee beans as part of the percussion.  I also sang in falsetto just like Prince would have, but I stuck that in the background.  The drum in the chorus is a trash can.  I like its sound.  I slurp some water at the beginning since I already drank all the coffee.

For more Wred Fright music, listen to the Yeast? 7" or give his latest album a listen or download at your favorite digital music site such as Spotify or Bandcamp!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Comic: Meet The Voters

I occasionally work the polls.  The last election that I worked was hectic because pot was on the ballot, and apparently Americans love their pot.  A lot of elections though there is a lot of time to kill while waiting for the voters to arrive.  Officially, one is not supposed to read during the downtime (though everyone plays with their phones), so I usually just pass the downtime doodling.  Those doodles inspired this comic.  To read the comic, I suggest clicking on the image and making it full screen.  You could also download it after you click on it for the primo view, I suppose.  I've also loaded the panels individually below if you like scrolling down (it works either way).

For more fun (albeit words, not pictures), read one of my novels, such as the latest, Fast Guy Slows Down!

Monday, March 25, 2024

New Recording!: "Starter Spouse"

I wrote this song in 2020.  You can hear the demo and read what I wrote about it then here.  For the rerecording, I fleshed out the guitar and vocals with drums and a sort of bass.  By a sort of bass, I mean I turned up the bass setting on the guitar amp and played a bassline.  I once played in a band where when our bass player didn't have a bass, she used to do that, and it sounded pretty cool, albeit not as good as an actual bass.  I like the way it sounds here since I was able to do my faux bass differently than I can do on the keyboard.

For more Wred Fright music, listen to the Yeast? 7" or give his latest album a listen or download at your favorite digital music site such as Spotify or Bandcamp!