This Roky Erickson song seems strangely appropriate as we say goodbye to 2016 and embark on a new journey in 2017. As far as years go, 2016 was kind of sucky. We lost a lot of great artists and musicians, and here in the U.S., we had a circus election with a clown victor.
I can’t say what I expect for the coming year, but I am going to try to create some good music. I have about 15 songs I am working on. I hope to narrow it down a bit and come out with a new release before too long.
In the meantime, which is a really crazy time, take care of yourself and keep fighting!
This video and song always seems appropriate for this time of year. I hope everyone will do their best to be kind to one another as we close out this crazy year.
I sincerely wish everyone peace and happiness now and in the coming year!
While there has been sparse activity on this site, behind the scenes there’s a lot of stuff happening.
I reissued my old project from 2011 “Yearly Orbital Band’s” Soundscape No.1. I uploaded a high quality wav track to my Bandcamp page. (See below.)
I also uploaded my “Live From Tangled Wire Studio” releases to Jamendo
Over the last several months, I have been working on a new batch of songs. I am not sure when the next release will be. I may release some single tracks as I figure out my final cut for my album release. In the meantime, please check back for updates and don’t hesitate contacting me
Here’s a new release of improvised jam songs from Tangled Wire Studio, Besides me, this collection features Noel Williams on Saxophone and Keyboards, Stony Bruce on Electric Guitar, Terry Jimmy Walters, Jr. on Drums and an appearance by John Yobinski on Bass.
What I like about these songs is their spontaneity. They developed on the fly with no planning or discussion. Like all my other releases, these tracks are licensed under Creative Commons and free to download. Enjoy!
I have been working on cataloging the archives of live jam recordings at Tangled Wire. I am happy to announce that I will have new releases – yes plural – coming very soon. Please stay tuned for more information!
Here in the United States, we are in the midst of our overly long Presidential election process. I am supporting Bernie Sanders, probably the only real candidate of the people I have had a chance to vote for in my lifetime.
Finally, here’s my song, “Politics 101.” I do believe it is very apt for the world we live in. However, if I were to do the song today, I would add an E7 Chord at the end of the song with the line, “Except for Bernie…”
Another year is about to fade away into the dustbin of our memories. New Year’s eve is always a good time to reflect on the past year and contemplate the hope and possibility of the coming year.
2015 was a mixed year for me. On the positive side of things, I released this record:
I am encouraged by some of the feedback I have received and the number of downloads and streams it has received on various sites across the interwebs.
On the other hand, I have all these other ideas that I had hoped to realize over the last twelve months that have not yet made it to fruition. That’ is where the possibility and clean slate of the New Year comes in. After the clock strikes midnight, let us all strive to move forward and realize our dreams and aspirations. I sincerely wish that everyone has a wonderful 2016.
I am sorry I have been AWOL from this site for the last couple of months. I do have some projects in the works that will soon be coming to light. I tend to hunker down and get working as we move from fall to winter. Please keep an eye on these pages in the coming weeks for some new content.