Year: 2014

  • 8. show and tell

    I love this song because it’s so entirely honest and revealing. As of now, I could not be anymore honest and, well, intimately personal about my reasons for making music again. This song equates my natural talent for music with something divine–as you hear in the lyrics and production, I sing the joyful promise of…

  • 7. sunday afternoon

    This showcases a slightly soulful sound that I’ve grown up with and enjoyed. In the future I’m sure I will be developing this sound and making it more of something my own. It was made with my working-class sister in mind and a friend of mine’s preference for getting high to relax–hence the background “ahhhhhhh”.…

  • 6. try

    This was made with someone in mind, of course, anonymously. By choice, much of my life remains unrealized. I wanted to try recording me singing and playing guitar together, instead of tracking each separately. I like the lyrics of this song, and as usual it’s heart-felt and lonely and hungry but in a nagging way…

  • 5. MFDNMWYWI2

    The title means, my friendliness does not mean what you want it to, and it’s a kick at the text-messaging English that is becoming so commonplace. I wrote this because I had yet another woman interested in me who absolutely was nothing I would even begin to be interested in if I were the last…

  • 4. i think therefore i am

    I learned some technical skills on this one. I recorded and edited something like 40 versions to get the balance between both of the 2 guitar tracks right; it was painstakingly tedious and I obsessed about it for weeks. This was made with a mentor, colleague and friend of mine from Scotland. He was a…

  • 3. modern apes

    This was made with my aunt Anita in mind, when I was a child and she was dancing the Hustle with other family in the living room of my mother’s mother’s house; she was demonstrating different versions of the Hustle, which impressed me. It was a very long time ago. I wanted to demonstrate my…

  • 2. chance meet

    This was done to showcase my vibrato and those low notes I can now reach now that I’ve past puberty a couple of decades ago. It was written with someone in mind, of course. Things happen in life, sometimes they make a song. If you know when and where this song’s conversation might occur because…

  • 1. love by me

    I’m not really sure why I decided to sit down and start singing. Like any other day, I was at my computer but I had been thinking about the promise I made to myself as a boy to not share the best of myself (or what I consider to be the best of myself: my…