Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nerves the name of my new band. We played our first show last night, and it went alright! Here's a video of a song named 'Four Hundred and Nine' -

p.s. I know I've been slack around here lately (I had actually forgotten my password and all), and the truth is bloggin' comes in pretty low on my list of stuff I want to do in my downtime. However, I have been taking lots of photos still, and some of them reside on my flickr page, pop on over if your bored -

Go and listen to 'The Window is a Door' by Maritime.

See you next year!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Into the Wild (Kinda... [Well not really {But still... sort of}])

Hello esteemed blog-readers!

I thought I would share some photos taken during a bike trip to Bruny island that Chris and I had recently. I had heaps of great shots that got ruined by dust on the sensor of my DSLR, but these came out alright.

I am pretty sure these are all taken with an old manual focus 50mm lens my dad bought in the 80's.

Anyhow, I will be posting more recordings as soon as I can afford new guitar strings and a spare afternoon, which will be hopefully soon! So watch this space.

Go and listen to 'Reconstruction Site' by The Weakerthans

Peace and love!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kiss the Bottle

Hey people, I've been setting up my recording studio in a new room and for the first time in a while, so I decided to play around with it for a few hours and record a cover to get a feel for the new version of Cubase I have, to see how I want to approach my solo recordings.

Anyhow, as I said, this is a cover of 'Kiss the Bottle' by Jawbreaker, a song that's been covered lots of times by lots of people/bands (rarely successfully) that I did in first takes over a couple of hours on one of my holiday-days before christmas. I only knew how to play the song on banjo, so I ripped the guitar riff from Lucero's version (by far the best ever done) and added some glockenspiel and tamborine, and some fairly shotty vocals... I don't really know if it worked, but thought i'd put it up, as the demo I promised a while back was a victim in the great harddrive failure of late 2010.

Go and listen to it

Kiss the Bottle (rough mix) #2 by Andi Cocktails