Archive for the tag "demos"
- Learning Markdown, not that there’s much to learn. Installed the plugin for WP, now checking to make sure it’s not screwing up older posts. #
- “Bluish Bells” live in Toulouse… http://tinyurl.com/5o3xtr #
- The internet is lots of fun today. Just uploaded my old demos album to Last.fm. Might as well. http://tinyurl.com/59jchq #
Songs:Illinois did a post about my new record today… go over there to hear the song "Playmate" with my blessing. Craig’s a good egg, the kind of blogger who likes to ask permission before posting stuff… I’m not saying everybody’s gonna act that way but I really appreciate the consideration. So he has the edge… I hooked him up with some giveaways the ordinary joe wouldn’t be able to get his mitts on. He’s posted my ancient demo version of "Lovin’ You Goodbye", plus a cover-song demo I did with Ryan Hembrey, called "Lula Lee". It was once part of a country covers album project that never materialized. Goes along with the two cover songs that appeared at the end of my Demos album, it’s from those same sessions. Hope you like. I don’t think he keeps his songs up very long so get over there now while the post is still fresh…
My demo version of
Walk on the Fire got included on a Mundane Sounds MP3 sampler called I’ve Changed My Ways: The Mundane Sounds New Music Sampler, Volume Four. The MP3s will be available for a limited time, so download ‘em while you can! My song, however, is the same version that will always be freely downloadable on my Comfort Stand Demos album.
Not knowing Edith Frost personally, it’s unclear what forces propelled her to trip out the loveably icy roots tinglings of her “Calling Over Time” CD into the mushy, psychedelic fuzz on her subsequent follow-ups. Thankfully, the Chicagoan has returned to form, releasing her trebly, bare-bones early demos as “Demos,” a CD available for full download at www.comfortstand.com. Hear them in person with Manishevitz, Sarah Dougher and Graham Travis at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Graceland, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., (206) 262-0482.
No matter how hard it tries, St. Louis will always suffer from Chronic Little Brother Syndrome, forever in the shadow of its hipper, savvier older bro, Chicago. For St. Louis music fans, this fact is driven home by the number of great bands living and working in Chicago. This Friday finds two of that city’s finer acts sharing the Creepy Crawl stage, as Edith Frost and Manishevitz kick off their fall tour in our humble little town.
This is the original 4-track demo of "Bluish Bells", a song that appeared on my second album Telescopic in 1998. The demo was recorded on 9/30/1996 at my apartment in Brooklyn. I did all the vocals and played my red guitar, and added a fuzzed-out part with my blue guitar and a Big Muff. I hope you like it; it’s very different from the version you’ve (hopefully) heard already.