This one's a little odd, particularly the first track, but my new band's debut EP is now available on BandCamp. The EP is called Fits and Starts. Contained therein are: A brief song (25 seconds) about a rubber-band ball A song about a man who works at a grocery store A song about Gregor Samsa…Read more Plush Gordon debut now available!
It all started going downhill after this...
Between the ages of ten and thirteen, I went to a Catholic school just beyond the city limits of Philadelphia. You knew you were leaving Philadelphia because you had to cross a bridge that spanned a set of railroad tracks and ended at the top of a steep hill that descended into the wilds of…Read more A Longish Preamble to My New Song
This track gets a tiny bit political -- or at least takes a look at some concerns I have about the way we, as a culture, discuss weighty issues. Essentially, "Tell Me a Story" is about the vapid nature of the infotainment that passes for news in our world. "We play this game, you and…Read more Track-by-Track “Tell Me a Story”
Before Thank You for Holding started to coalesce around a single theme, I tried a few different angles for approaching the album. At one point, I was thinking of recording a series of short punk-rock songs about life in contemporary America, so I recorded a song called "Front of the Line," which eventually evolved into…Read more Track-by-Track: “Waiting for a Signal”
First, apologies to El DeBarge for the title of this post. Second, I guess I should have listened to my cousin Steve. When I played some of the tracks on my new EP for him, he said that "Johnny's Secret Army" was the one that really stood out. So what did I do? I made…Read more Who’s Johnny?
As you may recall, I'm the sole member of an imaginary electronic band called Android Invasion. Also worth noting is the fact that my wife went away for the weekend, leaving me no other option than to get the band together to record a new track. It's called "Through the Trees," and it's a cappella,…Read more Through the Trees