It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to record any songs.  I know the recording is crappy, and in the two videos below you may hear a train or the sound of rain on the roof.  Hopefully you enjoy.

Sexual Gypsy is an original song written by me and Matt Mikeska.  We were in his garage one day trying to write a song with no luck.  He went into the house for a moment, and I started fiddling around on the octaves you hear at the beginning.  By the time he had come back I was doing the do-do-do-do-do’s.  I said, “Ok, lets get started writing something.”  He asked, “What the heck are you playing… it’s pretty cool.”

We had no idea where to go with the tune for a minute.  I suggested that we name the song and then work backwards.  Matt replied, “Hey, let’s call it Sexual Gypsy.”  That was all that we needed, and the rest of the song came very quickly.

 

The next video is my version of You Are My Sunshine.  I should probably be busy recording my own tunes, but I really like this one.

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Goin’ Back to Mississippi

This is my first original video to hit the web.   I wrote this song a few years back when I was truck driving over the road.  To see the lyrics or get more of the story:

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Here is a song that has always been a favorite.  “You Were Always on My Mind” has been performed by countless artists including Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, John Wesley Ryles, and the Pet Shop Boys and has been recorded on over 300 different albums.  It was written in 1972 by Johnny Christopher, Mark James, and Wayne Carson Thompson.

Even though it is about a love lost, I thought it would work for Valentine’s Day.  My cover version is done pretty much straight up, without much deviation from the original.  The only thing I’ve added is a humble little piano solo in the middle.

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Here lies love is a very old tune, written in 1932. Ralph Rainger composed the music and Leo Robin wrote the words.  This song was first performed by Bing Crosby and his orchestra in 1932.

I found this in my old yellowing, tattered fake book and it immediately peeked my attention.  From the cool chords to the interesting melody, I began playing this as a bluesy, quick paced jazz song.  I don’t like it as a ballad so I cut the intro and made it swing a little.

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