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Catherine Wheel-”Show Me Mary” (My Cover)

I sing, play guitar ,and play bass on this cover. If you listen, cool. If not, that’s cool too.

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Finnish rockers Face of God cover “Happy”

I love these dudes, I’ve known them a while and I have always liked their music (you can find two interviews with them on this blog). It’s funny this cover works, because the music these guys make is usually so much heavier than this. It’s the lead singer Leo’s birthday today, so I guess this is kind of a present to himself in releasing this video haha. Cheers guys.

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Rob Dickinson-”The End of the World”

“Breathe the air again
It’s a beautiful day
I wish this moment would stay
With the earth
Some primal paradise
There you go again
Saying everything ends
Saying you can’t depend on anything
Or anyone

If the end of the world is near
Where would you choose to be?
If there were five more minutes
Of air
Would you panic and hide?
Or run for your life?
Or stand here and spend them with me?
If we had five more minutes
Would I, could I make you happy?

And we would live again
In the simplest of ways
Living day after day
Like some primal animals
We would love again
In the glorious sense
Were the freedom will come from the truth

If the end of the world is near
Where would you choose to be?
If there were five more minutes
Of air
Would you panic and hide?
Or run for your life?
Or stand here and spend them with me?
If we had five more minutes
Would I, could I make you happy?

So it finally came to pass
I saw the end of the world
I saw the madness unfold
Like some primal burial
I looked back at her
Armageddon
And the moment of truth between her and me

If we had five more minutes
Of air to breathe
And we cried all through it
But you stand here with me
On our last few drags
Of air we agree
I was, you were, happy”

Rob Dickinson is a bloody poet, a musical genius (an uncelebrated one at that).

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Happy Birthday Charles Mingus!

Still digging this music of yours Chuck :D

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Béla Bartók – “Concerto for Orchestra”

The mind of this man is truly genius. I am a sucker for strong movement and prominence in the contra-basses, so powerful.

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Cherokee Nation Youth Choir @ Gore United Methodist Church

Happy Easter from your favorite Cherokee composer and musician. :P This is lovely, I love my native Tsalagi used as libretto for hymns, so so beautiful. Wah Doh.

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New song: “I Thought I Never Needed Anyone/Glimpses”

This song is a result of many different songs, many different ideas I had coming together at the right moment. I had a moment of clarity in how I wanted to approach things musically and was able to put it all together after a dry patch of writing songs featuring my voice. I suppose there is a certain amount of vulnerability when I sing, I’m not totally used to just putting myself out there on display like that. In this case, I sing and play all instrument synth/piano effects (everything you hear is the result of my playing and my computer working together in my design). The lyrics are interesting. When I first wrote them, in their first draft, I was thinking of a love song cut and dry. A few drafts later, there is enough thematic material that you can allow for interpretations of your own. For me, it’s still about a girl, and it is also about me. About “me” as a human being, looking introspectively, which for some reason works here? There are many influences on my song-writing, but I think with this track I found the greatest inspiration in Radiohead (especially songs off of “In Rainbows” and “Amnesiac”). I know full well my music is not meant to reach a broad audience, it is very eccentric/experimental (yet at times approachable), so receive it how you will. Listening to it once, just giving it a chance, means something to me and I thank you for it.

Lyrics:
Ice cold veins
Woken by light
Static frequency
Broken into the day
Grasp my hand
This fear will break
You can say I feel
Nothing
But numb
Where do I belong?
I thought
I never needed this
I thought
I never needed anyone
The lies and the truths
Each pave their way
Intersecting in the paths
Of our minds
Glimpses
Within us
Don’t run away
It’s just me

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