Archive for the ‘Ben Powers’ Category

Is Once Enough? “Rough”

Posted on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Okay, after a nice delay, I’m getting back to the piano melody that was posted several weeks ago. I had it all worked out as a slow, maudlin ballad, but it just didn’t feel right. This is a rough (read: ROUGH) recording of the direction I’m taking the song. Next week, I’ll have re-recorded everything [...]

Roundabout Girl

Posted on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

It started out better than most But then it took a turn I failed to realize It didn’t matter where or when Where can I go? Where have I been? Can I leave here tomorrow? Or will I just be back again? Roundabout little girl You took your turn with me Oh and you won’t [...]

Evil Is Me

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Broken Promise. Couldn’t record this week due to laptop repair, but you get a WatchPaper song instead! Lucky you! I’ve known an evil that lives inside my chest A sinister feeling that never let’s me rest My dear, please sleep for me And I can’t be held responsible for what I’ve done to love It’s [...]

I’m Sorry, Caroline

Posted on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

PROMISE the piano song will be finished for next week, for now: a WatchPaper tune. Punched me in the mouth and I lost my teeth Now I’m all bark with no one to bite I used to think that I was tough But then you went and called my bluff I’m so sorry, Caroline. She’s [...]

Is Once Enough?

Posted on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

For those who’ve been keeping track, you know that not everything I post is a full-fledged song. I think it’s interesting to put sketches out there to see what interest there might be in taking it to a finished product. This week is just such an occasion. Let me know in the comments what you [...]

Otherlands Gig

Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Here are 3 songs from Watchpaper’s most recent gig at Otherlands.

These Things Too Shall Pass

Posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

2 variations of the same song, and the rationale behind them

Crossed My Heart

Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Live recording from our last gig at Otherlands. Join us there: Friday the 25th.

The Shut-In

Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

A different vocal style for me, written/recorded last night just for TGST.

What They Owe

Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

A rare song *not* about a girl. Enjoy the respite.

Miss Monnaux

Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

A little ragtime ditty I wrote when I bought this here piano you’re listening to in the vid.

Holler in the Alley

Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

From rough video to full treatment, I give you the ‘final’ version of “Holler in the Alley”.

The Fastback

Posted on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

’67. 289 cubic inch V8. 3 speed. 17 years old, driving from FL to MS on US 90. This is your raison d’être.

Holler in the Alley

Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

This one goes out to every pretty girl I’ve crushed on and sung to.

No Place To Be

Posted on Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Some recent fun on a Sunday afternoon. Co-written with Blaine Loyd, recorded live.

Got It To Lose

Posted on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

A new tack: Stripped down YouTube clips for TGST, straight from my living room.

Storyville Rag

Posted on Thursday, March 4th, 2010

A slack tempo ragtime for the next time you find yourself ambling in an alleyway in the Crescent City.


Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2010

A sad song, if you’re in the mood. Experiment: comment if you listened.

Dickin’ Around

Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

This week is a work in progress. Piano groove with drums. Check back for final next week!

Lullaby Until the Sun Comes Up

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Close your eyes for me
Be still and know he’ll come back
Try and close your eyes for me.

Not for Sale

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Apparently, crawling back and begging works for some. I’m not that guy. Yet.

After the Storm

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Two black dogs go running
Behind the broken tree…

Stomp & Such

Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Pitch a fit, but some things are inevitable.

Kid in a Candy Store

Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Don’t dream to your detriment, but at the same time don’t lose your sense of wonderment.

Breakin’ Shit with Dave

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Break it all up so you can pull yourself together. And whiskey.


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