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

No Name

As I continue my little ongoing retrospective of our old would-be songs, left in the dustbin or ‘in process’, after my brother in law Chris’s death, I stumble upon this guy. No name. No lyrics. One drum, one bass and two git fiddles. I think it’s kind of catchy. No Name Happy new year to you, dear reader. Continue reading No Name


Image above: Your friendly (pre-head shaved) blogger making a stereotypical rock stage face while playing in the pre-studio basement. Still listening to old recordings that we did a lot of years ago. I’ve forgotten half of them. But since Chris passed away I have been going through them and enjoying hearing a band grind out ideas. This one sounds to my ear like it has … Continue reading Annihilation


Just spending some time listening to the earliest (and rough) live recordings of me, my late brother in law Chris and Scott as we were trying to develop some original songs. Back then I could barely play a guitar where as now I sort of can play a guitar. Sort of. It’s making me sad and happy at the same time to listen to this … Continue reading Moonwalk