Sort of my signature song, which is about writing this song about Death Valley when we were at Death Valley. This was two mics live on separate tracks for separation, which worked out okay.
A truly goofy song. So happy Jeff Schmitz shot this first-time live version. December 6, 2019 @Spacebar – I fully expected a crash-n-burn trying this, but didn’t … quite.
It was a nonproductive day on the real studio equipment, so I turned on the Zoom stereo recorder and the GoPro and did the dang thing live.
This is (not really) an old ballad about a hapless soul with … er … problems. Studio Ver. (that’s City Heights, San Diego I’m driving through) [Lyrics]
Old-timey sounding faux-western tune about a bandit and his pursuer, with yodeling.
I just mixed this, but intend to do a video… not sure what. Anyway, I also intended to re-record the whole thing, but it is what it is – simple and straightforward, with yodeling. [Lyrics]
Pearl was one of the last stagecoach robbers, and the only woman (to survive the robbery). She got caught, but knew how to work the press. [Lyrics]
This is a lay-it-down-quick-and-dirty-right-after-writing-it two-track recording from March 2019. I shot and cut the video v1 that same day too. This is a quick reshoot/recut remix, but still just bare bones.
Rufdrop of an old-timely sounding cowboy ghost story love story something or other. [Lyrics]
A happy song about wasted life … and also the time signature changes like a dozen times. Since it’s so messed up, I added drums to show I really mean it. [Lyrics]
Here’s the two-track garage studio lip-sync video version of smh (social media hellscape). I have this laptop rig out there because it’s fun to record basically outside. [Lyrics]
Here’s a phone take during the 2018 holidays on my hollowbody Ibanez named Kudo. I had this burst of lyrics that had fallen out of my mouth, and a randomly-generated punch line, so I had to write it. [Lyrics]