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6 Stick of Dynamite

Well, here's a first shot at bigger guitars. I ran a Rockcrusher after a  my Marshall JCM-800 into the center, with a cabinet emulation on this song. I think it helped a bit. My plan was to record amps to the sides this weekend, but we've got a dog just back from surgery that needs [...] Continue Reading >

New stuff underway

We've got quite a bit going on. New Songs are being written and recorded. Legacy songs from the 80s and 90s are being finished up for archives, and possible release here and there, and we are planning video for some of the Songs on the first album. A few weeks back, I spent two days [...] Continue Reading >

Spent Aces Album Released Today!

After a couple years of work, we are happy to release our first album "Spent Aces" today.  Over to the right, you can play it for free, or take a link to buy it at all of the major digital music retailers. "Spent Aces" is a collection of songs mostly about relationships, from the most [...] Continue Reading >

Album Release Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a milestone for us. On 5/11/17 we will release our first album! I've been recording and mixing for other folks for many years. During this period I have written and recorded many songs, but never put them all together into one album. In about 1984 I bought a little Fostex 4 track multitrack [...] Continue Reading >

Album Artwork

Front and Rear covers are done. Rear Above, Front below! Continue Reading >

Such A Mess – Song Preview

Our last unmastered preview. Today we received the masters back, but I thought we'd finish the run of unmastered songs. This one is called "Such A Mess". We've got some work to do now, but in a week or so we will release the finished album. Continue Reading >

That’s Why You Run – Song Preview

This week's preview is "That's Why You Run". It's a song that kind of has a rock western feel to me. Kind of a pop culture movie soundtrack song. I tried to create a sense of space in the mix, and make it open and dynamic. Hopefully that is how it will feel to you. [...] Continue Reading >

You’ll Pray For Rain – Song Preview

This week the preview is "You'll Pray For Rain".  We just finished this up today. It's a song about control and being oblivious to how control works. Hope you enjoy it. Continue Reading >

Grey – Song Preview

Preview number 8 "GREY" I wrote this after reading The Gulag Archipelago  by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Needless to say it bothered me a little bit. Only two or three more after this, and we will call it an album. Continue Reading >

SHE – Song Preview

This weeks preview (number 7) is "SHE" Just a fun song about a mythical girl who breaks hearts and takes whatever she can. The movie "Love Potion Number 9" comes to mind.       Continue Reading >