2008-2-18
al-queda in iraq
guitar + vox
This is a new one I've been working on... its kind of heavy, but i sing it really high in my range (or possibly a few notes out of my range even). the chorus kind of opens up a bit. i kind of mess up a few times in the demo, when there's singing in the verses the bit between the vocal lines should be short, not the entire intro riff of the song.
2008-January
no best man
vox + guitars
This is brand new one for 2008. The demo has a rhythm guitar track & a lead (mainly just a delay riff on the verses) track on it... rhythm guitar would be dropped (i'd imagine) with the bass and keys handling it.
2008-January
you're my business now
guitar + vox
This is the real punk (read: hot snakes-ish) song that I wrote back in the famous last words days. Its a fun one to play.
2008-January
truth in her veins
vox + guitar
this one became a headaches song but hasn't been recorded yet in that setup.
This is the newest thing I've got, and I really like it. The demo kind of has the following parts: A,B,C,A,B,C,D, where at least A and C would have vocals over them. I might have played it a bit fast (would explain why the B parts are so sloppy). I do have some rough vocal ideas for this one.
2007-December
december 2007 - untitled 1
guitar
This is something I've been playing for a couple months now - the demo starts on the chorus part and then goes into the verse, which has a lead-type guitar line in it.
2007-December
december 2007 - untitled 3
This is actually a terrible take on one that I've been messing with for a while; this demo is played poorly and shouldn't have delay on it - just a ton of reverb. It has the following parts:
A - the main verse part
B - the "guitar lead-line" part
C - chorus type part
A
B
C
D - takes off from the C part that repeats this thing where it does 6 measures in 3/4 hitting a D-variant on the 1st beat, then a 7th measure in 2/4 of an Eb hammer-on
2007
detoxed
guitar + vox
this is a personal favorite. very karate-ish.
2007
bleeding in the dead of winter
guitar + vox
inspired by modern-era dylan.
2007
lamb's tail
guitar + vox
traditional ballad.
2006
easy proof
guitar + vox
makes me think me of early GBV although nothing in common. just a song about going crazy wanting to write songs.
2006
visit a plague on me
guitar + vox
sept 06: wrote some stories once
acoustic & vocals.
a trip down memory lane.
sept 06: we was in a band
acoustic & vocals.
music i've been playing for a month now, finally worked out some lyrics and a melody.
sept 06: bleeding in the dead of winter
acoustic & vocals.
set out to record a batch of instrumental acoustic songs/shells of songs. got one to tape, and then this came outta nowhere in about twenty minutes. better 4-track recording to come later, this demo is from the same afternoon as the other two september demos.
may 06: undeveloped land.
guitar, bass, drums.
totally shifts gears after about thirty seconds, so let it play. the bass-line came to me while driving back from WVA. the intro guitar part seemed like a good idea at the time. the whole thing was originally conceived as much more of an early james brown/daktaris funk joint, but then I went and played it a bit fast and laid down the guitar track.
may 06: i said what?
guitar
this is one of the three or four very mellow songs that are percolating. i hear most of my stuff in a full band context, but this and a couple other things seem much more suited to very sparse arrangements. amusingly enough, i recorded this a year or two ago, right after coming up with it, and its going to take a while for me to remember how to play it.
jan 06: you brought two too many.
gtr^2, drms
did the drums first, which for me tends to hold together much better, but with a somewhat random structure as i can never keep my place.
nov 05: the right is not a guitar
gtr, banjo, drms.
nearly falls apart but not completely. first use of banjo in such a setting, haven't yet worked out a part for the 2nd half.
jun 05: three
gtr.
very mellow. hope to expand.
jun 05: one shoulda been enough
gtr.drms.
jun 05: i have two garages
gtr * 2, drms.
couldn't hear too well while recording the lead, and it shows.
jun 05: dirt in d flat minor
gtr, drms.
a few bpm too slow in the first section, a few too fast in the third.