So the progress continues…

So the progress continues…

Last night I was able to work up most of my song called “Miserable Bastard” into a full-band arrangement. The bass parts and vocals are just scratch versions at this point and everything needs more work (I want to compose a better bass part that has some more “movement”), but I’m satisfied with how things are progressing. There’s another song I just wrote (a couple of days after “Way Too Long Of A While”) that I’m still working on, and…

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NEW SONG! Yep, it’s finally happened…

NEW SONG! Yep, it’s finally happened…

My long personal nightmare is over: I’m writing again! And this is a pretty dang cool feeling… The first song I’m sharing is a song that is very close to my heart. I decided to try and dig deep and “feel all the feels” as some might say, and this new one is the result. This one makes me cry. It also doesn’t sound much like anything else I’ve ever recorded, so it might be kind of shocking (especially vocally). Go…

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So my blogging is probably going to become more frequent…

So my blogging is probably going to become more frequent…

As I now have a fun little portable device that will allow me to easily type and share stuff from my new iPad Mini (thanks for the hand-me-down, Heather!) I got a case that has an integrated keyboard that is very small but actually quite functional, with real keys instead of being all rubbery. So now to the updates… I’m theoretically back with Capital Suspects once our schedules more properly align, which makes me very happy. I’ve been filling in…

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One more post today…

One more post today…

This one should be filed under the “TMS is a bit of a dick” files. It made me laugh so I am including it. The Genesis Of A Harmony (from sometime in 2007 or so): I’m sure at least Ned will get a kick out of this. 🙂 TMS

Slaphappy Reunion Show at Brickstone Pizza 29 July 2015

Slaphappy Reunion Show at Brickstone Pizza 29 July 2015

I just wanted to post the audio from this so people who couldn’t be there could enjoy it. It’s a little dodgy at times, because we didn’t rehearse beforehand and hadn’t played together in more than ten years, but mostly captures the genuine fun of this band. Thanks to Dennis, Brent, and Jon for making it happen, and to everyone who came out! Set 1: Set 2 Part 1: Set 2 Part 2: Set 3: Setlist follows… Set 1: 867-5309/Jenny Bad…

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So since the last time we talked…

So since the last time we talked…

…I’ve had spurts of being busy but mostly have been doing almost nothing musically. I played a solo show back in early July, and before that was filling in with Capital Suspects and Chandler here and there. All that was fun. Then at the end of July I took my annual trip back to Florida and played a reunion show with my old band Slaphappy. It was a really fun experience playing with the fellas again, and I’ll post audio…

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So I played two shows and then…

So I played two shows and then…

BUPKIS. Now, things are looking really good for getting back in there (I’m literally texting with the booking agent in between typing sentences here), but it’s still frustrating because I really wanted to make this a very regular thing – at least once a month, preferably two or three times. It’s SO MUCH FUN and the extra cash is very helpful. 🙂 On other fronts, I’m trying to work out scheduling to sing some backing vocals for my friend’s first…

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SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW? Check.

SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW? Check.

I FINALLY DID IT! I played a solo show this past Saturday. I’m quite excited about it. I had a pile of people come see me, and I recorded the whole thing on cruddy video (but good audio), so I will be posting clips here at some point. I played a broad mix of pop and rock stuff and it was very well-received by the audience. The owners of the place I played were very happy and said I did…

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A tribute to Jack Bruce

A tribute to Jack Bruce

When I was a small child, living in East Islip, NY, there are a few hazy memories that for some reason stick with me (we moved away when I was five years old). One of those memories was of our neighbors, the Infantes. I remember they had a dog. I remember they had a 1960s or early 1970s Chevy Impala that they used to park in the street. And I remember that their son Mike loved the album “Best Of…

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New poop from The Bathroom Schizo!

New poop from The Bathroom Schizo!

Here’s a video of me singing a Poison song. Which 15-year-old me would have kicked my ass for doing. More to come…and this is all leading up to some live, non-bathroom performances of these songs in public, as soon as I book some shows. Thanks and peace be the journey… TMS