Influences: De La Soul, Old Skool Hip-Hop, Nirvana, Smokey Robinson, Letters to Cleo, Foo Fighters, Motown, Stax, Sleater-Kinney, Neko Case, Doo-Wop, Once Soundtrack
2018: Guess I could put a little equipment faq:
Squire Vintage Modified Family:
Short Scale Jaguar Bass w/Flatwounds
40th Anniversary Boss DS-1
Small Clone (Come as You Are!)
Outboard flavor: DBX 286s
Mic: audio-technica at2035
Headdingphones: Sennheiser HD280 Pros and Grado SR80's
Drums: Alesis Nitro w/ EZDrummer
Keyboard: Casio CTK-4400. I would have got a Yamaha, but I'm a Casio G-Shock fan.
2018: Laree's got an E-Kit. Gonna be much quicker to lay down "full band" type tracks. Should be fun. I mean, not that I can play drums, but just saying. Wanna colab? Throw me some lyrics. I'll mess em up for ya.
2017: Standard tuning is being a pain. Going back to a half step down 435hz
2017: Gonna do everything in standard tuning. My whole life I've done a half step. Time to push myself.
To be honest with you, I had no clue I was going to be a musician. For the first half of my life, my face was buried in a sketchbook. I wanted to be a comic book artist. Somewhere down the line, I got interested in writing lyrics. Maybe it was due to the fact that as I got old, life got a little bit more complicated, and I needed a different outlet to express myself. The Nirvana thing was blowing up at the time, and it truly inspired me. I wanted to play guitar, write music, so that’s what I did. Instead of drawings, I started to fill my sketchbooks with lyrics. In 99’ I bought my first guitar. In 2006 I played my first show.
|#1||It's So Nice to See You Again||
|#2||Monster Under My Bed||
|#3||Pushin' that Box||
|#4||We're All Doomed||
|#5||Old School Cartoons||
|#7||Misery Loves Company||
|#8||America, We Love Our Cars||
|#9||Is America Truly Great Again?||
|#10||Old Man Cisco||
|#12||This is My Life||
|#13||I Guess I'll Know When I'm Dead||
|#14||The Long Road Home||
|#15||The Long Road Home (Chiptune Version)||
PS, given your profile pic, you really, really want to see the Panther movie with a South African audience. Just saying.
See, the thing is, I agree that the Firefly theme is kind of a crap song, but, that's if you separate it from what it's come to mean. So like, the first time I heard it, I was like, uhhhhhhhhh wut? But then, later, once I was invested, it became the sweetest song around.
Context is everything.
Totally prefer the movie theme. But, it doesn't carry the emotional weight that the shitty TV theme does. Does that seem right to you?
Thanks for showing up again. Imma listen to the shit I missed in the coming days, don't take it down too quick, k?
Love your work, man.
Thanks, congrats on your win! I'm looking forward to getting the time to listen to your stuff. What I have listened to so far is killer.
Got it in at the last minute! Congrats on 15!
In by the hair of your chinny chin chin. 😉
I cracked up at overproduced anthem. Nice variety as always on these last few tracks man. One of the prettiest death songs I've ever heard to boot. I await your final entry!
We are our own samples. But I also totally feel that idea. May be onto something, sir!
"You know one of my best life moments ever when [Neko Case] said I made her well up covering one of her songs on Twitter."
*fangirls too hard*
*tries to revive herself*
yeah, dude, that's pretty much the highest praise I could imagine!
Thanks for the sweet comment on "I'm Beat". I had garageband do my guitar-playing on that one, though, lol! I can finger-pick, but in the heat of composing for the skirmish, I wanted to play around in a chord selector without worrying whether I knew how to play the chord, such as the Bmin11 that's tucked in there! It's actually a little too robotic for my taste, but you takes your lumps, eh?
Stopped by for Is America Truly Great Again and liked what I heard. I saw the blurb in your bio about tuning down a half step, and totally agree. If I feel the need for standard tuning, capo on the first fret. Problem solved.
Thanks for the kind words on moving on. SOrry but there are no background to these lyrics since I dont write about me rather from me 😀
Nice, it sounds multitracked to me! Sounds nicely mixed and has good separation that’s why I ask. It’s difficult to track separately sometimes. Almost unnatural haha
Dooood thanks so much. I’m glad you’re digging it. That means a lot coming from you with the mad production skills! Especially in guitar tones and stuff. I’ll be revisiting your stuff tonight. Been so bad with commenting since I’m hard at work haha. Do work son.
Yo...slow down, how can I make music and listen to your 30 albums a second simultaneously? 😁 Thanks for checking out the punk tune, man. I hope the singing comes by the song, because I do have the drive and the undying thirst to learn and grow. I'm so happy I'm here this year. I see 8-bit in a description...sawweeeeet!
Just finished another, time to mix. Then tonight, I dive in and listen to all of your newness, as I've been too distracted creating to take pause and admire!
Yo! One of the tunes on Nintendon used two Mega Man II samples...hope you get to utilize them! And don't worry, I'm pretty positive something is coming in that regard from me. Can't wait to hear your latest when it's not way past bedtime and coffee hits my body again.
Thank you for the kind words regarding Wanted. At your prompting, I listened to my first Guided by Voices song this evening. I can totally hear a stylistic similarity.
Laree is back.oh,oh,oh
Thanks for your comments on my tune 😀
Glad to be here, I'm looking forward to hearing what you put up.
Diggin’ the LP cover, my man!
Glad to see you back here Laree.
LC! Thinking we should definitely do a collab finally this Fawm.
It is. I don't know when I'll have time for the first one. I am hoping tomorrow night. But we'll see. We need to plan the collab or it won't happen.
Great album cover, can't wait to hear the songs inspired by it...
Cool. I really hope we can work on something again. Would love to duet on something. But - we'll see what time and opportunity says. 🙂✌🏽️🎸🎤
Hey!!! Looking forward to hearing your songs!
Due to allergy issues, you will never see me in Nutley, NJ. Nevertheless, I will be appreciating your work from a safe distance this season, as always.
Hey, man! Glad to see you in the place again. I hope all is well and your FAWM is full of soul and passion!
FAWM is almost here... So glad you're back! Can't wait to hear your creations. 😀
So nice to see you again!
Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018!
Hey there...I look forward to hearing your music again!