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New Song: “When I Fall in Love (Interlude)”

Here’s an instrumental interlude. This is one of my favorite standards and a good one for a cello/bass melody.  Cello melody.  Cello mellow.  Cellomelody. Uh … anyway, the melody is pizzicato on the cello (thank you Ray Brown).  The arco upright bass states the melody at the end, layered with … other stuff. This here…

New Song: “It’s Cold Outside”

I don’t know where this came from.  I was humming randomly in the car on the way to work this morning.  I was like, “That would be a good melody.” So I recorded it as I was trying to flesh out the idea.  Of course, I forgot the lyrics I was coming up with at…

Cello 2: “Seeds”

So I broke a string on the cello a few weeks ago.  Trying to tune that low C up to a D.  Oops.  The peg kept slipping and I couldn’t get it to stay put for the life of me.  I twisted too hard out of frustration and there it went.  Did the same thing…

Cello

I bought a cello a few weeks ago. It was kind of a whim. More like sudden inspiration than a whim, actually. The timbre of the instrument is beautiful and I figured why not get a real one so I can add texture and gravitas to some of my tracks. I play stringed instruments already…

New song: “Insinuendo”

Okay, it’s not really a new song.  It’s about 5 or 6 years old and I think I posted it somewhere before.  This is tighter and hopefully better.  I’m trying to think of a performer to sell it to.  That’s a joke, kind of.  Whenever I write something I try to figure out what artist…

New Song: Black River

Can you guess what band’s sound influenced this one? Showing a friend the lay of the land on the guitar and he kept playing these little phrases and going back to them.  I said, hey.  That could be a song.  That chord’s an E and that chord is an A.  Lots of songs use that…

New Song: Not the One ft. Sadie Flick

Sadie Flick on vocals Harry Appelman on electric piano and organ (go, Nord!) I wrote this back in, like, 2000.  It’s taken a long time to pull together for some reason.   Definitely not perfect.  I need real horns but that would/will require getting a horn player, finding a place to record, renting some studio…