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Jun 08

Lovely Night: Duet with Erin Connolly (M.E. Cover)

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Mary Elizabeth BeckmanErin and I recorded Mary Elizabeth Beckman’s song Lovely Night as a duet:

Lovely Night

We took some liberties with one of the verses; I think M.E. would be ok with that.  Click M.E.s picture to the right to hear the original.

This the first time Erin and I have sung together.  I think we may have to work up some other songs soon!

Jan 13

The Nicest Guy She’d Meet at Hotel Utah

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I was the luckiest guy in the room on Monday Night – my name was drawn last (out of 70+?), so I got to play second.  Here’s the performance.

Nov 23

Broken Wings at the Hotel Utah

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It only took me 12 years in the neighborhood to do it, but I finally played the open mic at the Hotel Utah last week.  They posted the performance online here

I’m planning on going back tonight.  If you’re in need of a beer, stop by and say hi.

Jul 08

Recording Project Off to a Slow Start

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Meh.  Critiques wanted!

A couple of weeks ago I started the new recording project in earnest.  I tinkered for three days with mic placement, various recording techniques and a TON of takes on two songs.  Net net, I don’t think I have any stuff that will make the final cut, but the mix is below.  I am hoping that you will listen with a critical ear and give advice on what’s working and what’s not.  These are big, lossless WMA files, so you’ll probably want to download to your hard drive first and play from there:

Nothing Left to Lose
It’s Not You It’s Me

Both started as live takes with acoustic guitar and lead vocals.  I used a couple of C1 Studio Project Mics, close mic-ing the vox and setting the guitar mic about 36 inches back.  This led to a lot of bleed in both mics, but I greatly prefer the live takes over tracking.  The mix includes some EQ and slight reverb to compensate for the dead room.  No other effects added.  My goal is a warm, intimate sound.  Note that this isn’t mastered, so it will sound softer when compared to a normal commercial track.

Feel free to post feedback here or drop me a note.  Thanks!

Apr 12

All my hard work has paid off!

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Last year I set up digital distribution for downtime via  Now the album is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and other fine digital music retailers.  Yesterday I got my first check – for $12.67.  At this rate, in two more years I’ll pay off the setup fee and watch the profits pour in!

imageIf you have the time, play the songs on Rhapsody and send a few extra pennies my way.  Thanks!

The Nicest Guy She’d Meet
I Can’t Feel Love
I Don’t Know
Come Again
The Bitter Guy
Cryin’ Dyin’ Blues
Marie’s Song
New York’s Just a Dream
Not Anymore
Micheline Reprise

Dec 07

Joshua Tree 2008

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Christopher Bost with Brad Meador - Joshua TreeI have finally gotten around to posting the recordings Christopher and I made in Joshua Tree in September.  We recorded Chris live, with some added backing vocals thrown in for good measure.

chocolate pools
ever green
grace brings contentment
green tea
kinda sorta
last sing-song
laughter is infectious
throwing stones
rumble in the desert

These were a lot of fun to record and think we got some good stuff.  Here’s the 2007 recordings, which are a little more produced.