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The Delta Collective – “Valley of Kings”

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011

This weekend was the first 48 hour Memphis Music Launch, presented by the Memphis Music Foundation, EmergeMemphis and the Launchpad – basically a whole bunch of nonprofits dedicated to improving Memphis. The concept was that people could pitch any kind of music or business music idea to the other participants. Then, 8 pitches would be picked to [...]

Three Songs from Korea

Posted on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

I wrote three songs this Winter in my 10′ by 12′ apartment in small town Korea. It was really cold, and nobody else spoke English. Chinese Wool Coat [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Hamdeok is Cold and Boring [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Hotel Robero (for Clara Ayers) [Audio clip: view [...]

Now See Here! – Shit Shovelin’

Posted on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Here’s a video from our pre-baby past. More photos to come once we get our lives settled into some semblance of normalcy again. While traveling around Europe, my Charming Southern Bride and I spent three working on an Irish cattle farm. We thought it was going to be a romantic pastoral escape in delightful scenery. [...]

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 [...]

Four Songs

Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Up!

Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Up! [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Oh…

Posted on Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Oh… [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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.

Bobby-Pins

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!

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