Ah ... music. Specifically ... my music. I've been playing guitar
and piano off and on since I was eight. I'll play hard for a couple of years, reach a certain
competency level, then for no reason at all ... put away the guitar and not pick it up again,
for years. The last layoff was 12 years, the one before that, 8 years. Each time I have had to
I'm an adequate rhythm guitar player, and I have an o.k. voice. Sometimes my guitar work is
lacking, other times it can be exceptional. Similarly, I have days when I can sing well, and others
where the years of cigarettes and other sundried abuses take their toll. It is rare indeed for my
vocals, and my playing, to both come together in perfect mode.
There are very few things in life which give me goose bumps. Watching the birth of my children
was one. A couple of sexual episodes make the list. Some drugs in my youth gave me goose bumps. Great
music by professional artists will do it. And, on those rare occasions when my music all comes together ...
my music will give me goose bumps.
Below, you will find my first youtube video, a response to
terra Naomi's "Say It's Possible". Below that, you will find the (damnable necessary) legal bullshit,
and then links to mp3's that I have recorded.
Disclaimers, legal or otherwise
The recordings on this page are non-commercial and may be distributed as such. Any and all
copyrights belong to the individual artists, and any commercial use of these recordings is
strictly prohibited, without prior consent of the owners.
I am neither a professional producer nor a professional musician. I am barely an adequate
guitarist, my vocal chords have been subjected to years of abuse(s), and these recordings were
produced in my kitchen, using freebie software, an outdated computer, a cheap mic, and a boat load
of cussing. All piano, guitar, bass, and vocals are mine ... the drum loops where they appear, are
These recordings is what dey is, and were recorded for my enjoyment, not necessarily yours.
Fat Legged Emma Mine, sort of. This song comes from
a song titled "Big Leg Emma" by the late, GREAT, Frank Zappa. I swiped the lines "I've got a big
dilemma about my ... " and changed "big leg Emma" to "fat legged Emma". From there, it's all my
rather quirky sense of humor.
Walking in Memphis Marc Cohn. This cover is
performed by one of my buds in Gainesville, Dave Martin. He sent me a copy, which I imported
into my recording software. I laid down a couple of guitar tracks, added some bass, and cut
some really bad-ass vocals ... the operative word being "bad". Oh well, Dave's part is good.