I picked up my bass for the first time in a little while. I ignored everything around me and just played for a few minutes. I was able to get lost in the melodies/loops I was playing fairly quickly this time. I realized that for having been away from playing for a while the purpose […]
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Me on bass with The Terrorists circa 2008 (Justin Sweet on Drums, Travis Brunetti on vox+guitar). You know at first I thought the main riff for this was cheesy, but it grew on me after we practiced it. Still one of my favorites that we played. I liked the live versions better, Travis normally used […]
Mudvayne are genius musicians. Hidden in the hardcore math-metal progressions and guttural screams is an intricately composed symphony with accompanying lyrics. Absolutely amazing work in my opinion. Lyrics: We’ve come here from so far away I can save you if you leave it all behind This suffering’s been far too long Would you take a […]
What I learned about performing music (in the handful of times I actually have gotten to) was that you don’t have to play every note perfectly. Stage presence is more than half of what people remember. It’s the passion you have that is what makes the art awesome, and people resonate with that more than […]
(Instrumental acoustic guitar – work in progress) Lyrics: Your little white lies They’re passing me by You think I’m a fool You got things to do Your little white lies You don’t even try I was always there for you I’m so through with you I’m gonna rise above it So take your words and […]
I’m currently listening to this for the first time since the mid-90’s (my brother owned this tape along with other Van Halen albums, my gratitude goes out to him for introducing me to then “modern” rock music and not just the oldies that our father’s jukebox played and the cheezy light-pop music of the local […]
A song from a long time ago that couldn’t be more relevant today in the United States (and around the world).. “Choices” (Mudvayne): Leaders are guilty of nothing They’re perfectly insane But if they’d point the finger at themselves Who would be left to blame Lead into grace Lead to corruption Ini-Mini-Miny-Mo A truth or […]
I talk about Andrew Wood in this post. If you enjoy recent music history, this is a real gem.
Music is an ART, not an INDUSTRY.
“A lot of the time people aren’t really talking about the music itself- they’re talking about the social scene which surrounded the music. You’ll never be able to experience 60s Swinging London, late 70s Hip Hop, 80s Hair Metal LA or 90s Seattle for yourself. You can listen to the music, but that time and […]
I can’t stop listening to the songs these guys put out circa 2011. They are awesome.
Where sound lacks, looks help.
Yet another song that was stuck in my head when I woke up. I’d never payed attention to the lyrics though I’ve heard this song a million times. Like so many other mornings I don’t recall hearing this song anytime recently. For some reason, thinking that the reason for this is my sub/unconscious mind speaking […]
Just discovered libre.fm and Jamendo. All I can say is that I feel very satisfied to have found couple of decent, curated collections of Creative Commons licensed music. I’ve been listening to Jamendo’s Rock radio for a few hours now and it’s all really good. I think I’ve found a couple of new members of […]
This is what true artists do to make it. LYRICS: I’ve got my eyes open wide to the ceiling I’m lying on my back in the center of a room I’ve got a voice giving me a funny feeling Its telling me the world’s going to end real soon I’ve got to get a job […]
She’s just gone to bed.
I was talking on the phone with my dad the other night about business, money and character. I was telling him a story about how I had worked for a public school district for a couple of years as an I.T. contractor long ago. I was making good money and had there was much opportunity […]
One of my favorite songs from the first real band I was a part of (2006-2008). I made this song in my first years learning bass. This band is one I primarily think of when depicting friends that decide to make music together. There’s no music created that’s more awesome than that, no matter what […]
Please excuse the rough recording, it was at a random practice at Amanda’s house. Ended up being one of the only recordings left after I deleted most of our stuff when the band fell apart. I wish I didn’t do that. “The Terrorists” was a rock/punk/alternative band I was a part of in 2009-2010. The […]
I feel like listening to independently created music would be much better if it was performed live. Listening to recorded and mixed tracks with rough and raw vocals/instrumentation gives me an uncomfortable feeling. It’s not the artists’ fault, they’re trying to present themselves as well as possible. The thing is, when I hear heavily mixed/mastered […]
Here’s another track that Post_Dwell and I worked on together. I’m really happy with how this one turned out considering it’s a really rough cut (for the bass track anyway). I feel like I’ve taken a lot of lessons and techniques I’ve learned over the years and put them into practice on this one. Hope […]
Found this guy on Reddit (I love Reddit) /r/MusicInTheMaking and decided to take a stab at a bass part for it. Feels really good to have *something* to work on with someone. I think I played for about 2 hours. Happy.
This is amazing. It reminds me of when my mom used to play this song on the piano – so somber and with so much depth.
Open your third eye, And cry for the first time, Feel the wonder unwind and medicate your mind, Walk bare feet on the grass, breathe each breath, as if it were your last Look to the future, step with the past, only way you miss it is by walking too fast. Two eyes for lookin’ […]
Seems all the ones from When I was young are Leaving Seems that all who sung from The heart soul and lungs aren’t Breathing, Anymore… Is it true That times are gone For honest men? And now even you Won’t sing your songs Again… I’ll try to Keep my head up high Put my sorrows […]
I feel no dumber It’s a sausage cucumber I’ll take a number You’ll never make it And I can’t fake it Don’t try and take it No I’ll never Play to the drummer Play to the drummer I’m winter to your summer Guess I’m that much dumber I’ll take a number
You don’t wanna talk No you don’t wanna talk Got your tail between your legs Guess I put you in your place What did I have to do Were you convincing me Or maybe just you And the ones that used to know you, too I get what you want But you’re stuck in a […]
A little bass riff/loop I came up with. Yesterday I came up with a melody to go over this, may post that later.
This is the original song I was referring to in my Shamus song post (originally called, “Creep of the Shadow”). They share few musical similarities but both have their inspirational roots in the old Commodore 64 version of the game, Shamus.
This riff’s working title comes from the Commodore 64 version of the video game Shamus. My older brother and sister and I would play this game growing up. I still get nervous anticipating the arrival of The Shadow. This loop shares similarities with a song I created in MadTracker a few years ago.