Sunny Day

It’s Gary in a good mood on a sunny day. Why read more into it than that? I have enough of the other kind of days. I hope we get a few more sunny ones over the holiday weekend (though I’ll be working as normal on Saturday into Sunday). Song is all Strat this time. I am glad I unearthed that git fiddle. I like … Continue reading Sunny Day

Hype Train

I found this old verse, chorus, bridge thing I did as I was first trying to get comfortable on bass. Slapped some words on it last week and a title that has been reverberating in my head lately. Guitar, Bass & Voice: Gary, Drums: Sparky Garage riffs & hubcaps · Hype Train Continue reading Hype Train


Old school punk was new school music when I was a kid. It flipped stale stadium rock music over on its head starting with Iggy and the Stooges, the Ramones and later, the Sex Pistols, early Clash, etc., which is when I came along. I like 3-5 chords and some energy. I know, it’s really old fashioned. But old people need to entertain themselves somehow … Continue reading Jailer

Done (w/ Vocal)

Okay well, I still feel my brother in law Chris with me as I pursue my new hobby laying down riffs and even (almost) songs for fun. A thoroughly enjoyable work in progress. There is also a drummer I want to get back together with to start jamming again. Hopefully we’ll find a bass player (I’ll play guitar) or a git fiddler (I’ll play bass) … Continue reading Done (w/ Vocal)

Gone Sideways

I am not sure what the title means because I am not even sure what the words mean. I just slapped ’em in there to see what vocals would sound like with this verse/chorus riff I made up. I invented this thing right after I finished writing last Sunday. Had some tension to blow off I guess. I usually try to keep solos tempered so … Continue reading Gone Sideways



Rather than watch the market over the last hour of the day (my work was complete) I recorded an un-arranged version of a song I wrote the music for in 2008, before I even really knew what I was doing. We played it when we jammed but never recorded or even played it in front of people I guess  because it was either too wimpy … Continue reading Done

Memory 76

Hey, it’s just another un-arranged verse/chorus thing produced amid another wild and woolly week full of ups and downs in the markets. Rather than watch every tick I try to live a little life during the week since I have a full weekend of market writing coming up. Anyway, there’s a flub here, a suspect lead there (I should put more thought into crafting those) … Continue reading Memory 76

Last Exit

Sometime during this week’s oh so thrilling market activity I took a break and did this thing. It’s just another riff (aren’t they all?) with no real arrangement and a name slapped on it. Funny thing is, these riffs are getting as long as songs now. So maybe I have to stop being lazy and think of lyrics, arrangements, learn how to manipulate the drummer … Continue reading Last Exit

2nd Shadow

Whereby I subject you to another one of my riffs where the drummer trapped in my computer is the only guy who’s on time consistently with his instrument. A couple issues with the guitar and bass meshing and a guitar flub or two, but I leave ’em in under the guise that it’s just another song idea. Not nearly a finished product. I really think … Continue reading 2nd Shadow

Drop It

I don’t know, man gets head too filled up with stock market, man likes to make noise in his off hours. Still just messing around with rough riffs and ideas but too time constrained or lazy (I like to think it’s the former) to think up lyrics or polished mixing, let alone actual arrangements. Just come up with a riff, slap a name on it … Continue reading Drop It