Archive for the ‘Ben Powers’ Category
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Here are 3 songs from Watchpaper’s most recent gig at Otherlands.
Posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
2 variations of the same song, and the rationale behind them
Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Live recording from our last gig at Otherlands. Join us there: Friday the 25th.
Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
A different vocal style for me, written/recorded last night just for TGST.
Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
A rare song *not* about a girl. Enjoy the respite.
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.
Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
From rough video to full treatment, I give you the ‘final’ version of “Holler in the Alley”.
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.
Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
This one goes out to every pretty girl I’ve crushed on and sung to.
Posted on Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Some recent fun on a Sunday afternoon. Co-written with Blaine Loyd, recorded live.
Posted on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
A new tack: Stripped down YouTube clips for TGST, straight from my living room.
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.
Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
This week is a work in progress. Piano groove with drums. Check back for final next week!
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.
Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2010
Apparently, crawling back and begging works for some. I’m not that guy. Yet.
Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Two black dogs go running
Behind the broken tree…
Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
Pitch a fit, but some things are inevitable.
Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
Don’t dream to your detriment, but at the same time don’t lose your sense of wonderment.
Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
Break it all up so you can pull yourself together. And whiskey.