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Polyphonic Spree Christmas Video

Working on a Polyphonic Spree Christmas Video. Here are some photos:

Making tiny light stands:






Tentative title prop:






Tentative scene:






New Song: “Emily Fusselman’s Rabbit”

Here is a song inspired by Philip K. Dick’s Flow My Tears, the Policemen Said.
Update: This song to be released by Good Records Recordings. More information, soon.

Doing Math Problems with Soce the Elemental Wizard

New Song: “Tomorrow”

Here is a new song called “Tomorrow”.


Girl on a Wire in Nashville

Playing Girl on a Wire with .357 Lover in Nashville

New Song: “Gameboard”

Here’s a song I wrote this week called “Gameboard”. It’s about beating the champion of a Napoleonic wargaming campaign at a local bar. Download it free of money.

New Song: “The Road”

Time Cop and Event Horizon are both songs inspired by movies of the same respective names. Here’s one I recorded recently, inspired by the movie The Road.
Free download of “The Road”

Getting into Feldman

I went to see Monodramas on Friday night. My friend Duckmandu came to town and scored free tickets. The director took 3 one person/one act operas and beautifully pieced them together. The first two were written by John Zorn and Arnold Shoenberg respectively. The third one was written by someone I’d never heard of – Morton Feldman.
A man who looked like a clownish version of Einstein (in a good way) sat in front of me. I couldn’t hear what he was saying after Feldman’s opera was finished but Duck told me that he was complaining that nothing good ever came from Feldman, railing and railing on about how much he hated the composer.
I like an artist who brings this much hate to the listener. So now, I’ve been listening to more Feldman.
Duck just sent me this interview Feldman did with Iannis Xenakis:
It’s a good interview.
I also like Marty Feldman.

Free Halloween Song

I’m still working on the .357 Lover album.  In the meantime, I’ve been messing around with Garage Band.  It’s like four-tracking, only easier.

If you go to the Music page, look for “Ghosts Don’t Care”.  It’s a free download.


These are some goats I saw at Goat Island on Lake Barkley in Kentucky.

NBA Jam Day

This shot taken from my vantage point as the hired accompaniment for a fancy outdoor game of NBA Jam. I didn’t want to do it alone, so I asked them to hire my friend Adam, as well. The man in photo, Dwight Howard, plays basketball and gets paid very well for doing it. I root for him. I’m not very good at this game. He was wearing very expensive pants.

Some Stuff

I’ve been sick. I can’t concentrate on music or stories or videos right now. Here’s some other stuff, though.

I don’t link my page to my tweets because I drink sometimes and end up tweeting drunk and that’s too many fires to put out the next day. Plus, I don’t tweet from my phone for the same reason and also because it adds to my phone bill. If you want to follow my conway twitty, then go do it:
That said, I normally don’t follow # trends but I liked the #sadmusicals one. Here are some:
Thoroughly Modern Civil War Reenactor Working at a Hot Topic During a Civil War Reenactment Event #sadmusicals
Funny Faces of Death #sadmusicals
Yankee Doo Doo Doo Doo #sadmusicals
Little Shop of Hohners #happymusical

I watched the first episode of “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”. I cough-laughed a lot. I don’t smoke, it’s just that funny.

I get offered jobs I don’t really want to do. I’m doing one of them, soon. You may see it on the internet. I’m broke.

The record for .357 Lover is almost done. I rewrote some lyrics but am waiting in the studio’s line to record them.

My Tiny Tim Autograph

Back when I played with Mauve Oed, I begged the president of the Tiny Tim Fan Club, Bucks Burnett, to let us open the Tinypalooza show in Dallas, TX. I think he knew that we would ask him and had an extra slot for us. After his glorious show, he sat in a booth seated one person away from his crush, Miss Stephanie of Wayward Girl. He drank beer from a straw and told story after story from about midnight until 4am. He called me Mr. John.

Bizarre Magazine

Here’s a piece I wrote for Bizarre Magazine. Check out these bands when you get a chance.
Click this thumbnail a few times until you’re able to read it:

Recording Day – Vocals

Put down some vocal tracks today. I got a bad cold on Sunday. I hardly ever get sick which makes the timing of this excellent. There are two other times when I was sick doing vocal tracks: MC Duncan’s Dog and Pony Show and The Polyphonic Spree’s Together We’re Heavy. You can tell I’m sick on the former and can’t tell anything on the latter since it was backing vocals that were barely coming out. I didn’t want this record to have sick vocals but I did them anyway. Some may be kept and some are definitely being thrown away.

Recording Day Number 3

Brad's gear and the Hamilton baby grand

Brad's gear and the Hamilton baby grand

The piano tracks were put down today. I hit some rough spots but I’m pretty happy with the takes. Someone left a copy of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, so I read that between takes.
The night before we recorded the tentatively titled song “Werewolf” without a click track, giving the song room to breath. It was the only song that we recorded the piano live with the band. The other songs were recorded to a scratch piano, since the baby grand can’t be put into an isolation booth. For “Werewolf”, the drums were moved into the scratch piano’s booth and the baby grand was used in the larger room. The results were excellent and it felt as if we were recording as a family.
After the piano tracks were played, Brad played a guitar track on “Pageant Parade” and a Farfisa track on “Look at Me”.
I got a little stir crazy in the studio. Walking in the rain a few blocks helped clear my head. I think this is going to be a really good album.

Recording Day Number 2

Ron and John Davis at The Bunker
We recorded yesterday at The Bunker in Brooklyn. Basic tracks were laid down for most of the album. Ron is playing drums with a glomus tumor under his left thumb. He won’t have it removed until after the session is complete. He’s also playing with a pinched nerve, causing muscle atrophy on his hands. He’s like the Hulk when the Hulk is David Banner with a glomus tumor under his thumb.
Pictures are currently up on my Flickr site and Facebook.
We’re going back in today. We will be putting more pics up on our Twitter page.

Recording Today

Going to the studio today to record the next .357 Lover album.

Recording today and through March

I’m recording today with my band, .357 Lover. Just vocals for the demos. It’s coming together really well. The demos will be sent to the studio as a map for the real recording which begins on Sunday. Then, we’ll be recording through most of March. When everything is finished, it will be released on vinyl, with an option for a download.

Thank You Video

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