Tuesday, September 20, 2022

New Recording!: "A Song For Sonnenfeld"

This was the last song I wrote for a couple of years.   Basically, I cobbled together some lines from scraps of songs and stitched together a new song.  I named it in honor of the poet Mark Sonnenfeld, who also tends to take random scraps of language (as well as music, other symbols, and art) and combines them into something shockingly new as a whole.  Musically, I sang and played the usual instruments.  I don't remember anything particularly weird on this recording.  I just played around with the mixing and dropped various instruments in different parts.  This is the last song of the new album, which should be out this fall.  Next year, I'll start recording the remainder of the set, filling in the gap from 2014 on.  Nothing was written until 2017, so really 2017 on.  So this might be the last audio track for the year unless I write a new song or two this fall.

Thanks to The Tinnitist for including "Smooth Jazz Riot" on a recent playlist!

If you want to hear more music, then listen to the first Yeast? 7", which has been patiently waiting for a spin on your turntable since 1994!

Monday, September 12, 2022

New Recording!: "Smooth Jazz Riot"

Some very nice people have awful taste in music, and some very nice music is just awful.  Smooth jazz comes to mind in both cases.  I wrote this song from the perspective of a smooth jazz fan who is tired of her or his favorite music being made fun of by all the music snobs such as myself.  I pictured a dental hygienist  happily grooving to the muzak in the background, and a patient making a snide comment like "If I listened to this stuff all day, it would drive me crazy" and then the hygienist having to restrain herself from poking the patient with a scaler.  Musically, it's the usual instrumentation, but for once I played clean guitar and I made extensive use of the preset drums on the keyboard. 

Thanks to The Tinnitist for including "I Love The Library" on a recent playlist!

If you want to hear more music, then listen to the first Yeast? 7", which has been patiently waiting for a spin on your turntable since 1994!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

New Recording!: "I Love The Library"

I wrote this song almost a decade ago now.  Shockingly, no library, public or otherwise, has used it as a theme song, but I still like it, so I rerecorded it.  It has the usual instrumentation, except I turn some pages of a book at the beginning and end.  

Thanks to The Tinnitist for including "New Hire's Tragic Disappearance" on a recent playlist!

If you want to hear more music, then listen to the first Yeast? 7", which has been patiently waiting for a spin on your turntable since 1994!