Track-by-Track: “Spooky Spongecake”

Like other tracks on Thank You for Holding, "Spooky Spongecake" has a longer history than one might expect. I originally released a different version of this track as simply "Spongecake" about a year ago (and have since made it unavailable for reasons I'll explain in a moment.) Here's what I had to say about the…Read more Track-by-Track: “Spooky Spongecake”

Track-by-Track: “Sweet Chocolate Jesus”

I was a little worried that some listeners might find this track offensive, much as fans found John Lennon's "more popular than Jesus" comment offensive in 1966. Fortunately for me, my fan base isn't quite as large as that of the Beatles, so the backlash against this song, should there be any, won't be that…Read more Track-by-Track: “Sweet Chocolate Jesus”

Track-by-Track: “Best Worst of Times”

Before I begin, a quick note to say that Thank You for Holding is now available on several platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. We now return you to your regularly scheduled broadcast... This short track was an extremely late addition to Thank You for Holding. I was in the final stages of putting the…Read more Track-by-Track: “Best Worst of Times”

Track-by-Track: “Don’t Let It Go”

So far, "Don't Let It Go" is the track from Thank You for Holding that has gotten the most compliments. Not sure if that's because there's no singing on it or because people like the guitar playing... Hmm... In any case, this instrumental started as a fairly long jam that I recorded with -- I…Read more Track-by-Track: “Don’t Let It Go”

Track-by-Track: “My Head”

I have my friend the very funny and very talented Joe Lavelle to thank for reminding about this song about a year ago.  I wrote the song back when Joe and I were in high school, and it was originally just a refrain: "You stepped on my head, she said." I added verses a little…Read more Track-by-Track: “My Head”

James Revels III: The (Renaissance) Man with the Plan!

To put it simply, James Revels III is a renaissance man. Across multiple blogs – including The Evolution of Eloquence, Pyromaniac Productions, AudioSeXXX, and James Revels Composer – the Dayton, Ohio, native’s mission is to showcase a wide range of creative materials from such diverse fields as science, art, math, music, and writing from young creators. He’s also an accomplished…Read more James Revels III: The (Renaissance) Man with the Plan!

Is Music Getting Louder?

Shopping at Kohl's is always a dodgy proposition for many reasons, not the least of which is that I feel like the music playing overhead is assaulting me whenever I'm there. Though saying so may put me in the category of "cranky old man," I can't help feeling that the music in that store is…Read more Is Music Getting Louder?