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Music Monday: ORK – I’m Afraid of Americans

My friend Josh shared this tune with me recently. It’s a cover of David Bowie’s “I’m Afraid of Americans” with lyrics subtly updated for today. What’s really cool is that if you go to their Bandcamp page, you can buy a collection of tracks that includes the song in both English and Spanish, as well […]

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Music Monday: Kung Fu

Lately I’m listening to the funky fusion stylings of Kung Fu from New Haven, Connecticut. They have been in heavy rotation on the drive to recent gigs, and while it’s good driving music it has demanded a little more attention when I’m not on the road. The album I’ve been listening to in particular is their […]

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Thanks Mom

I was fortunate to grow up with a big extended family, but aside from that it was just Mom and I day to day. She put up with my frequent noise making, my synths and other random instruments wired up all over the place, and my general inability to hear anything because I was always […]

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Mayday is Foray day

SM and Ray

Oh man, it has been a long time coming. But today is finally the day that I can call my album Foray finished. I’ve got CDs in hand (and online at CD Baby). Songs are online at Bandcamp. It’s almost unbelievable given the genesis of the songs and the time spent working (or not working) […]

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Music Monday: Stick Figure

In a recent email from Cleveland’s excellent music venue the Beachland Ballroom, I came across a listing for a group called Stick Figure. After initially mistaking it for a continuation of the band that included Jack McDowell when he was with the Cleveland Indians in the late 1990s, I discovered that it was something completely different. […]

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Happy New Year – speaker calibration edition

new monitor position

Man, time seems to fly by these days. It’s hard to believe another year is upon us. I started off 2016 with our traditional New Year’s Day festivities, including pork and sauerkraut, visits from good friends, and some musical activity. I’ve been struggling with properly mixing the low-end in songs, and certainly a part of […]

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What takes so long?

The Clock is ticking

Three years went by between releases from my musical collaboration known as drunkdude69 (2012’s “Get Up“, followed by 2015’s “The Pint of No Return“). The intention with DD69 had been to release an album every year on June 9th, and initially it seemed like we were on track to continue on that schedule in the months after […]

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Synful Strings

Recently I had tracked some keyboards using a Nord string patch with some modifications. The results were cool, but not entirely what I wanted to hear. So I went looking for a virtual string section.  There are a number of those out there (Philharmonik, East West, Motu Symphonic Instrument …) which use samples and articulations. […]

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