A song about trains, love, and choices (but aren’t they all?). This is one of the first songs I laid down after I broke out my drum set after 20 years in storage. Good call. Real drums are fun. [Lyrics]
Gwendolyn is an actual a goddess. The background video was some dunes I was shooting in Death Valley, and these oblivious young ladies ruined my shot — so I vowed to use it somewhere. Might as well connect a nice love song about a goddess with real life revenge. [Lyrics]
I heard drums and had my kit set up, so this became a full band song. [Lyrics]
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. [Lyrics]
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. [Lyrics]
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. [Lyrics]
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]