I came up with this little turnaround thingamajig on the guitar when I was loopy as *shit* at like 9 PM on Labor Day after coming back from this awesome camping trip during which I climbed up a mountain in the middle of the night and had been up for like 36 hours or something. (Shout outs to all my Half-Dome homies!) I dunno if this was necessarily the best ad to go with these chords, but apparently everyone *else* in the bay area was high on drugs in the desert this past weekend so the MisCon ads are a bit burned out (so to speak) at the moment. Who knows, maybe next year I’ll go out to “BRC” and ride around on a blinged-out recumbent bicycle playing some of these songs through an amp that I made out of an old muffler. Hopefully not though.
So many missed connections at Burning Man – w4m – 25
1st time burner has just returned from BRC, and realized that next year she must bring with her a pen and lots of paper.
There were so many amazing women and men that I met on the Playa this past week. I really wish I knew where you all disperse to once the man burns.
Seeking fellow burners that are emotionally available to decompress with me. I now know that this amazing breed exists- those that self-select themselves to setup shop in the desert for one week out of the year and devote themselves to genuine self-expression, giving and seeing and/or making beautiful art.
I want to be friends with you in the real world, too. Ping me back.
Uhhhh… I am not sure what to tell you about this one. Just goofing around with looping & filters some more. I like to put vocals down with lots of reverb & just sort of feel things out sometimes. Usually it comes out sounding like a mess, but this one didn’t seem like a total train wreck, so here it is. My favorite part is the bassline I think. Initially I was thinking of setting this post to a happier tune, but now that I think about it I guess it is kind of weird that he was doing push-ups & sit-ups right next to her on an otherwise deserted beach, so maybe it actually does fit with the general creepiness of the music. Who knows…
Sunbathing early at Baker Beach w/ dog – m4w – 36
You were on the southern end of Baker Beach this morning at 9am sunbathing with your dog. I was running the beach with my dog. I did an extra lap of the beach just to come back to see you…you are very cute…in grey top and black bottoms (white top earlier when it was colder). I was doing push-ups/sit-ups near you with no-one else around
I was working on another, slightly more involved song, but I got bored & so I had to knock out this ode to pastafarianism and the arts.
moustached noodley bodied boy on Mason Street – w4m
I know you’re an artist, i can tell by that sparkle in your eyes and your well tailored moustache.
Let me know if you saw me. we were waiting for the light together on the corner of mason and eddy. i was the girl in the green dress.
Please know I’m worth it.
I can tell you are, too.
Here’s a relatively simple one. I don’t normally play guitar with a pick, but for whatever reason i was trying it out here. So maybe it’s got a little more edge, or presence or whatever the technical term for that sort of thing is. I like this ad a lot, at any rate, it sounds like everybody had a good time this weekend, except for the cramps. Note also that I sounded a little confused when i got the the line about the “orbea” because I had no clue wtf that is. As it turns out, it’s a bike.
North Face Monique on Mt. Tam Sunday – m4w
I just wanted to say thanks for the 1,000 mg of Vitamin C you kindly gave me after my thigh cramped up on me after riding up Mt. Tam. I shouldn’t have tried to to a table stretch so low on hydration so soon after riding our brutal MTB trails. That was very kind of you. I hope you and Brett had a nice ride back over the Bridge. Funny that we ran into you two again as we were driving back over!
Enjoy your time at North Face. May you design some warm, comfortable, functional clothing lines that also have some style.
Enjoy your Orbea!
Been awhile since I posted anything. I’ve been meaning to do a bit more styling on the site to make things easier to read and so forth, but I haven’t gotten around to it just yet. Anyway, this track mainly started off as a recording experiment with my my melodica & kind of evolved into something that I figured I might as well half-finish.
You wave and I wave back on BART in the morning – m4w
I see you almost every morning when you get on at Colma station. We only chatted once when we met again on the the train back to Colma. I wished at that time I had asked for your name. Sometimes you’re dressed up underneath your orange coat, and other times you’re wearing scrubs. When you smile and wave at me, it’s a great start to my day before work. I do wish however that we can start talking to each other soon, I’ll turn off my music if you can turn off yours. See you on the train!
I think that if I was a superhero (and a girl) I’d be “Mojito Girl” but I don’t know exactly what type of powers that would give me. Actually, if I just had the power to maintain a constant supply of fresh Mojitos without having to crush up lots of mint and ice and all that stuff I guess that would be pretty sweet.
to the girl who only drinks mojitos – m4w
I saw you at sugar cafe… With your blue dress and your red hair you look like a doll! You said that you only go to sugar every friday after work because they have the cheapest flavored mojitos in town. I never got your number and I’d like to take you out dancing. So if you read this i will be at sugar cafe around 6pm next friday wearing a blue shirt hoping you will be there. hope to see you there mojito girl!
The latest from David in London… A short-and-sweet post gets turned into a mellow and melodic meditation on the subject of meditation. And what a catchy keyboard part!
To the girl going to New Southgate, We talked Zen, Nepal, etc.
To the lovely lady I met at Leicester Square Tube Station. You were going to New Southgate and I to Crouch End.
We talked Zen, Meditation and my trip to Nepal. Do get in touch..
The cavalcade of new songs continued with this funk/folk/falsetto crossover from Jon & Trevor! If we ever get around to performing any of these songs live, we’ll have to make the “You’re a machine. A Dance Machine” bit into some kind of 15-minute call-and-response freakout…
Best dancer ever. – m4w (Tuman’s)
While it was a little painful watching you hamster claw your way out of kissing that one guy, the preceding hour of dancing was the high point of my month. You are a machine. A dance machine.
I know you weren’t flipping me off. I was just grinning like an idiot because you turned a good old fashioned middle finger into a fuck you windmill.
You are fascinating. I even like your scarf.
Thanks for dancing.
So then Jon & Trevor passed on the “BB in UCH” song they did to their friend David that I had never even met before and then *he* did a song as well! And so that brings us to “Guy I Met Online” which is notable not only for being awesome, and for being from England, but also for being the first song based on a non-craigslist source. It’s from a site called gumtree which is apparently a British version of CL or something that I guess they have to use because of the metric system or whatever. Anyway, I was over hanging out in SF when news of this song reached my phone & it was at that point that I was like, “Damn… I really need to get my shit together, re: making a place to post all these things!”
Am ln love with the guy i met online
i met this guy a while now it’s beenalmost 2yrs but we’ve not met and we both live in lonon….hes my kinda guy but am afraid he might not like me…am beatiful..but i know his kinda girl…i dunno…i wanna stop talking to him..but everyday i dream og meeting him…what shld i do?
i dedicate this to him…
When I sent a link to my first few songs to my friend Jon in Chicago, he commented: “You’ve opened up a terrible floodgate for lyric ideas…” And then a few weeks later I got an email that read, “Did something with trevor, inspired by your forays…” And there was “BB in UCH!” It was incredible!! Around that time I started thinking, “Oh hm… I guess I should make a site to post these things on…”
BOLIVIAN BAND IN UCH – m4m – 40 (Lake View)
Here it goes again!
I have to post this again because aparently some people are ofended by the sight of Spanish words, even when they have no idea of what they mean. That, my friends is racism!
Now let see if these… can understand this.
I meet you last Wednesday at uch. We were both taking the elevator to the cafeteria. We starting talking and we found that you are from Bolivia and I am from Mexico. I felt that there was a lot of chemistry between us but there was people arround so I had to say bye to you.
I realy liked you and I would like to see you again.
Same place, same time.
If you read this, get in touch with me.