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new music- Panhead

To break through a long writing block, I decided to write something quickly, with less testing the limits of my abilities and knowledge, hopefully fun. This is the result, pretty much a hard rock three piece instrumental (of course), with 808 inspired bass, fairly short. Unfortunately the actual production of the recorded piece took much […]

new music- Lydia

Don Bird and I met in the early 70s, late 60s? Who knows. A hard rock band I was in call Joy was being reconfigured by “management” into a horn band. He played trumpet in those years, and was probably the more disciplined and musically proficient player in the band. Like most bands we evaporated, […]

This September Ann Wilson invited me to take part in a sort of garage band bash for a few days to see what happens, she was coming to town, had some pieces she wanted to try, and a few commitments to meet. I recommended Uberbeatz from previous experience and they went ahead and booked it, […]

new music- Shift

A 5/2020 remix, this was posted with the original mix 2/2020 Another instrumental, hopefully reflecting the unrestrained exuberant spirit of much of the hard rock we grew up with and other influences current and past. Once again David Nielsen performed and provided drum tracks, and collaborated on arrangement and sonics. The video is just eye candy, […]

“Other” was written as background music for “A Selection From Four Decades of Photography”. Several remixes were made before arriving at one that suited that purpose, most were too insistent for attention or at odds with the images. I liked some of the rejected sounds, so wanting a stand-alone version for myself I put occasional […]

on a disturbing news day during which we betrayed our Kurdish allies I turned it off and immersed in practicing a bit. After making a simple loop to find some lydian phrases, I liked the sounds and mood I landed on so decided to turn on the laptop and a camera and try my first […]

new music- Dusk

Last year I put up a quick live-ish piece posted HERE. Some of the motifs stuck with me resulting with the development of this piece. David Nielsen performed and provided drum and percussion tracks. Each of these pieces finishes somewhere entirely unpredicted, I have no idea what genre this is, an instrumental as usual. This […]

new music- Stride

A power trio instrumental, with occasional additional ear candy at no extra charge. Hopefully this honors the power trio tradition we love, updated a bit. Once again David Nielsen performed and provided drum tracks, as well as collaborated on arrangement and sonics. Working with a real rock drummer increases the likelihood of more rock going […]

the long circuitous road that lead to my guitar presence here- I played drums for a high school band called The Motives, who, at a small lakeside resort ballroom called Vasa Park, won a battle of the bands. One of those bands was A Boy and His Dog, Ann Wilson sang lead. We were all […]

We like this one, and keep inching newbie engineering forward. So here is a better mix/master, 8/2020 Re-mastered version posted 5/28/2020 is taken down original post from 9/9/2018 follows After a few darker pieces I did mention somewhat guiltily that the next one would be “prettier”, here it is. Beyond that I’d like to let it […]