Secret Goldfish: “Stop the Fall”

Here’s a song I recorded about a year ago with my friend Tim Simmons. Mainly we were recording on Tuesday nights, so it took us a few months to get it all done, and by the time we were finished, we decided we were bored with it. I was listening to it this morning, though, and decided it wasn’t bad. A little long, maybe, but okay and with a nice sentiment.

Tim wrote the song, and I guess you could argue that I “produced” it, if that means pressing the record button whenever it was time to lay down a track. If memory serves, Tim sings and plays guitar and drums. I played the other instruments and added backing vocals. The angelic “ahhs” you hear in the background? That’s me. It’s amazing what a little reverb can do.

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Mr Xquisite: doppelgangerous

Here’s the EP I recorded with my friend Shaun Haurin under the name Mr Xquisite. Shaun wrote most of the lyrics (except on “Fuzzy Logic”), and I wrote the music. Shaun sings on “Stunt Double” and “Monozygotic.” I sing on “Secret Sharer” and “Fuzzy Logic.” We take turns on “The Bride (A Web of Men),” a song inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass). Shaun’s son Sebastian adds a nifty guitar riff to the beginning of “The Bride,” and we’re also joined by Shaun’s friend Christimac. The cover photo is by Kristine Di Grigoli.

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Mr Xquisite pt. 2: “Two Member Meeting”

My instructions for this one were to write an instrumental piece to go along with the title “Two Member Meeting of the Mutual Admiration Society.” The track below is attempt number two, which I decided not to use because it sounded too busy. There’s a third take that we’ll probably end up using. It sounds a little bit like this one, but it’s slower and doesn’t have a drum track.