May 8, 2012
April 21, 2012
Been taking pictures and making some new songs these days…
Coming soon to Jamendo!
January 18, 2012
It has been a while, but here are two new songs. I hope you enjoy them.
November 25, 2011
Getting ready for Nantucket Sound with some new gear! Selling my old Giannini acoustic, too.
November 21, 2011
I drove away from civilization, away from all social ties, and parked facing the river. Those were chaotic times – confused. I wondered if I could get Divine help in my effort to climb out of my creative slump. Almost instantly, I found myself with recording equipment, time & energy, and creative impulses too numerous to fully capture. Four hundred songs later, I would marvel at this stretch of songwriting.
That year, we went to Martha’s Vineyard. I had never been there, but I have gone back every year since for a decade. At our little house on Samoset Avenue, we rocked back and forth long into the night, occasionally straying out to wander under the stars. Each year, something gets written; each year, upon my return, something gets recorded.
November 20, 2011
Streamlining! I have been assembling so many new ventures these last few days. Soon, I’ll be sharing albums on Google Music and Amazon MP3, and of course, there’s the Nantucket Sound kickstarter campaign… But let’s not forget Jamendo! In order to remaster many of my older songs, I have masked everything (50+ albums) temporarily. “Book of Memories” is a compilation of some of my favorite long drive songs… remastered and presented as my current only offering on Jamendo. Maybe there are some here you’ve never heard! Give it a try. And spread the word. As always, thanks for listening!Catalogue professionnel de musique libre
November 15, 2011
New songs recorded daily for Nantucket Sound, and new videos appearing online. Feeling pretty good about this! Also, preliminary design in progress for secret post-Nantucket project… Well, semi-secret. Think: The synthetic/musical equivalent to deep fried chocolate covered potato chips. So, please tell your (nice) friends to consider backing this new album. Use Jedi Mind tricks as appropriate.
November 10, 2011
I am VERY PLEASED to announce that people have begun to make pledges toward the creation of my new album, “Nantucket Sound.” Whoa – it is a great feeling. Please check out my kickstarter campaign and tell your friends. Backers get goodies, too.
Nantucket Sound will be released on New Year’s Day, 2012, for sale online through a variety of sales channels. It will also be released with a Creative Commons license – so the usual freedoms apply to future owners of the album.
Other than that, preliminary writing and recording is happening right now! I’m also investigating cover art from painters and photographers and running through the whole “branding” process in my head while drinking quite possibly too much coffee.
Some unusual things to expect, I think: real human cellists and violinists and trombone and xylophone players, as well as (I hope) some guest performances by my brother, Ben, and my brother-in-law, Jerome (inquire @LittleGoatFarm).
November 2, 2011
Deadline: the vernal equinox. Why? Well, if you have to ask… Um, I don’t know. It just sounds kind of awesome. But that’s the plan. Hoping to sell this one on Amazon, too – and will be seeking backers at kickstarter.com soon.
My question to you is this: any artists or photographers want to team up on a go-along booklet? How about musicians and lyricists? That might be fun! A little long-distance collaboration? This one will be a big deal. I can feel it in my bones.