Category Archives: Inspiration/Research
Working on my next song, and I had to share something that was recommended to me as research. Please enjoy Steve Vai’s ode to space aliens, “Little Green Men”.
A hilariously mis-guided version of “Wah Watusi” done for Lawrence Welk’s show. This is important, people! http://youtu.be/TPymmD3r3K8 (Embedding is disabled for this clip, so you’ll have to make with the clicky.)
This is an indirect inspiration for June’s release from The Spider Bombs. Muhuwaha!
Hasil Adkins was a genius. He liked to play guitar, and he liked to eat chicken, and he managed to do plenty of both no matter what anybody thought of the matter. I love his commitment to doing whatever the … Continue reading
The Prototypes is a French band that I adore for it’s mix of electronica and rock. French rocktronica, I guess. My favorite song from them is “Danse Sur La Merde”, which is a great dance tune about dancing to shit … Continue reading
Dead Milkmen got me through a lot of teenage confusion. I wrote the words to this one down and accidentally left them in my pocket. My mom found the sheet and put it in my room, never mentioning the incident. … Continue reading
While I didn’t listen to The Minutemen until my late 30s, they’re pretty much the type of music that got me through the Reagan years. I love these guys, and the busy bass line and shouted refrain are a big … Continue reading
Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys are a great combo that recreate the sounds of 20s uke jazz. Here they perform “Hello Bluebird” at an outdoor festival. Note that even the guitar is of vintage style.
Vincent Price and muppets, singing “You’ve Got A Friend”.