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Creative roadblock? Simplify. Add deadline. Then Fight!

May 1, 2014    
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When you’re inspired to create something, and there is some mental roadblock keeping you from executing on your inspiration, I’ve always found it’s helpful to simplify. Reduce the number of options to you. Force yourself to create something with just a handful of tools. Or just one tool. Just one color. One instrument. One theme. And it’s helpful to have a unmovable deadline, forcing you to make creative decisions quickly. Looking back,…    read more 

Sorry I Ruined Your Life [music video]

February 10, 2014    
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Here is the music video for my new song “Sorry I Ruined Your Life”. Working on a new album now! 🙂 buy  steal [mp3j track=”Sorry I Ruined Your Life@http://stateshirt.com/audio/videosongs/stateshirt_sorryiruinedyourlife.mp3″ flip=”y”] This one was fun to put together. It started off as a simple video song in my studio. But the song is about destruction so it morphed into a music video with a sledgehammer and some busted walls. I built a $20…    read more 

Be part of my video song about winter!

January 5, 2013    
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I’m working on a simple song about winter, and how we don’t really have winter here in Los Angeles. And that for some strange reason I really miss that shitty season. Do you live in a cold and snowy place? Do you want to be part of this video song? Shoot some video showing what your winter is all about, send it my way, and I’ll include it in the video! Would…    read more 

Dig Believe [video song cover]

January 18, 2012    
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Here is my cover version of a track you may remember from the early 1990s from the band Dig. This one was in pretty heavy rotation on MTV’s old “buzz bin” back in the day. I recorded this in a “video song” format—what you see is what you hear, all video captured during the creation of the song (with the exception of the outdoor footage which was taken in my back yard).

IIc [Apple IIc video song]

January 2, 2012    
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I just got an old Apple IIc and wanted to see what kind of music I could make with it. This started as an experiment in what kind of sounds I could make with with old 8-bit technology, and ended up turning into a song. I’m using 8-bit Weapon’s DMS (digital music synthesizer) for all of the sounds you see coming out of the IIc. I recorded this in a “video song”…    read more 

Slint – Good Morning, Captain [cover]

June 29, 2011    
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Here is my cover of Slint “Good Morning, Captain” off of their 1991 album Spiderland. I hope you like it. I love this song, and I know my version will never be as good as the original, but I really wanted to cover it. (What you see is what you hear, no lip-synching or instrument-synching). Here are the lyrics: “Let me in,” the voice cried softly From outside the wooden door Scattered…    read more 

Live looping improv – Echoplex, El Capistan, TimeLine

June 18, 2011    
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Here’s a little live looping thing I threw together today. All sounds are recorded live (nothing pre-recorded). Using two Gibson Echoplex Digital Pro (EDP) loopers, Strymon TimeLine and Boss DF-2 for my voice, and Line 6 AM4 and Strymon El Capistan for the guitar. Hope you like it. 🙂

Sometimes When I’m Dreaming [video song]

March 1, 2011    
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I recorded this one this past Sunday. This is for anyone that has lost someone close to them. You will join us When you’re ready But please don’t keep me Waiting forever. I can see you, Sometimes when I’m dreaming. Sometimes When I’m Dreaming – STEAL No lip-syncing, no instrument-syncing. What you see is what you hear.

“Go Underneath” [video song] – Univox drum machine, Strymon El Capistan and blueSky

August 29, 2010    
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I recently got to borrow an old-school Univox drum machine. It’s strange and unique. Where else can you get volume sliders for Quijada, Guido AND Tambourine. Not only does it have patterns for Mambo, Rumba and Bossanova, but many others including Merinque, Beguine and Habanera. What more could you want? I felt like making some droning noise so I ran the Univox through my Strymon El Capistan and blueSky reverb pedals. I…    read more 

song-a-week, video-a-week. Week 3!

January 16, 2010    
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Welcome to Week #3 in the 2010 State Shirt song-a-week video-a-week extravaganza and all-star revue. I wrote this one for SongFight. You should definitely head on over there and listen to all the songs in the fight. [mp3j track=”Keep All Your Promises@/audio/videosongs/stateshirt_keepallyourpromises.mp3″ flip=”y”]   DOWNLOAD – Lyrics No lip-syncing, no instrument-syncing. What you see is what you hear. Hope you like it! 😮 Don’t forget to subscribe Please subscribe to my YouTube…    read more