the list: yet another song

man i think i have drastically changed. i used to be so protective of work in progress, and now i just couldn’t give a shit. put on yer headphones and listen to this one LOUD.

so here’s the story with this one : the vocals are a seriously rough track. they’re a little “pitchy”, and sung at about 1/3 horsepower (i started getting a little capsule distortion on the akg 414, and realized that half the neighborhood could probably hear me, so i had to shut it down. have to track it for real at the gallery). also, i know the word “baby” is a cheesy rock cliché. that’s why i used it. AND, i am predicting some serious guitar pyrotechnical solo / dueling harmonic six-string ejaculation in this sucker’s future. maybe a DOUBLE double-neck crescendo.

“the list”

i’ve been a prisoner baby and i’ve been a guard
it’s all been experimental searching for brighter stars
see you on my horizon though i don’t know who you are
possibilities open up and you break into my heart

i’ve been a dreamer baby and i’ve fallen hard
been a cynic and never got a start
now i’m finally happy living here on my own
but it’s a little paradise that makes me piss and moan

not sure if you’ll make the list
of things i cannot be without

we live in a world of over stimulation
the grass is greener stains our every relation
i’d rather roll in bed with two girls half your age
share the sunset with you at the end of the day

dream the impossible dream in the suburbs
in our s.u.v.
it’s just you, you and me alone on the couch
with our t.v.

not sure if you’ll make the list
of things i cannot be without

i wrote a new song

sort of a comment on all the blog/social software/fuckster stuff going on. i managed to make it a little creepy/obsessive as well. (i guess this is a good point to say this is NOT autobiographical. ok maybe slightly. i feel pretty fucking sexy every time i walk to bart. but the stalker undertone is from talking with my first and only “friendster fuck” about the serious weirdos that stalk chicks on those things). recorded in garage band over 2 nights. kinda weird to do vocals in my apartment, because i can’t really belt shit out.

stellar profile

i feel pretty sexy this morning as i strut the sidewalk on the way to the train
my headphones are naughty naughty naughty for making me feel this way again
i point and click point and click i’m so good it’s making me sick
i point and click point and click

does anyone here recognize me from my user profile
does anyone here recognize me from my great profile
does anyone here recognize me from my user profile
does anyone here recognize me from my stellar profile
does anyone here recognize me from my drop-dead profile

i checked out your website, now i’m feeling the way i’m guessing you wanted me to
sort of impressed sort of distressed ’cause i’m suddenly infatuated with you
i’ve never met you but would it upset you if i wrote to you as if we were close friends
i feel a connection in your direction
direct messaging you night and day
i hit return you better hit me back
i’m not believing you are away

i point and click point and click i’m so good it’s making me sick
i point and click point and click

does anyone here recognize me from my user profile
does anyone here recognize me from my great profile
does anyone here recognize me from my user profile
does anyone here recognize me from my stellar profile
does anyone here recognize me from my drop-dead profile

where are my leather pants?

this is from a few years back, when i was living in l.a. in the hollywood hills, had blonde hair halfway down my back, and we had a regular gig down on the sunset strip at the roxbury. (courtesy of george lyons) bret is currently archiving a bunch of this material (this is some rehearsal tape that’s a bit fucked up speed-wise). apparently he just bought a 200 gig HD to complete the project. right around the time of this recording we played a private showcase for gary gersh, (i think he was the president of capitol at that point), the guy who signed the counting crowes, (isnt that how they spell it???) who currently have a hit with a joni mitchell cover. coincidence?

the line-up: the wilsonious institute on lead guit and vocals, bret haller on bass, me on guit and lead vox, and i think that’s anthony johnson on drums.