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the green man collection

A few years back I recorded and released a hastily compiled album called The Green Man Collection. It was primarily solo acoustic guitar arrangements. It’s a sparse collection. The material is isolated, much like I was at the time it was recorded. The sessions, such as they were, consisted of me sitting by myself in the living room of a very drafty house in Iowa with GarageBand and a single mic. I cleaned up some of the tracks later after my move to Texas, but most of the work was done in the glow of street lamps and my laptop. Something like that sounds romantic when Bon Iver does it but in reality it’s just cold and lonely. I hope the music doesn’t feel that way.

I put the album out on a iTunes and emusic and other places. It sold well enough to recoup the cost of the CDs I pressed and the printer I bought to label them. Not bad for a first outing. Years later, it seems like it would make more sense to just put it out for free. So that’s what I’m doing. Feel free to download and enjoy!

      1. 01 charmed

      2. 02 elegy for a planter

      3. 03 lullaby for S

      4. 04 old friend

      5. 05 woodbox blues

      6. 06 open

      7. 07 strumming bird

08 nobody’s home
      8. 09 fantasy

      9. 10 e.o.w.

      10. 11 you are my sunshine (bonus track!)

Or you can get them in one big zip file: The Green Man Collection

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staying honest

i was in the middle of something else this weekend. we went for a nice hike and i recorded it. that is to say, i hung a microphone off of the back of the baby carrier backpack and got some interesting sounds. the thought was to pursue a soundscape and do some things that are reminiscent of some of my older pieces. exciting stuff.

then i got an email from a friend that had some not so great news in it. he said he was feeling really empty as a result and that tugged at my imagination. the sketch that i’m putting up tonight is the result. free association is good creative fodder and the work that i put in tonight keeps me honest.

i really want a new post every thursday with something tangible. people are downloading stuff (or so my stats would say) so it seems like my plan is working. you know, that plan to get people to listen to my music? yeah, that one.

take a listen. drop me a line if you’re so inclined or break out of the mold and leave a comment. nobody ever does that. what’s the deal?

thanks for listening!

sketch-12-feb-2009

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new music: electrosketch02

i swear i’ll stop soon. i will not continue to dork around and post mp3s forever. i will go back, rework my material and produce a cohesive collection…

…in a minute…

look, my mom visited for two weeks so i could either go into the studio and be all antisocial with my mom who lives thousands of miles away or i could mess around with some electronica in the living room. i opted for the latter and as a result had a rich visit with my mother and avoided being smacked upside the head (for ignoring her).

in any case, this is about 6:18 of tunage. i like the voices that you can barely understand. they’re some friends of mine reading various things and stuff. i really love working with the human voice and obscuring it. i can also say that i am getting over my fear of drum loops. i think i “get it” now. or maybe i’ve just given in and decided that i’m not a very creative percussionist and loops make my life easier. i think i like the “getting over the fear” option.

take a listen. let me know if you dig it…or if you want to use it in a movie.

      1. electrosketch02

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