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The Mamma Ouija Project

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Experimental elctro-acoustic music. Downloads are free on Bandcamp. If you value this music, please consider entering a donation amount when you download. Thank you!


Click here for my song making journal on building these songs from start to finish and listen to a song evolve with the audio examples. Solo acoustic music is on the homepage.

Me and Papaw on Instagram

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Instagram is my jam! I work as my papaw’s daily care giver. He has dementia and needs help with a lot of every day stuff. Luckily, he loves music as much as I do and I spend a lot of time singing and playing guitar for him. Some of those moments get caught on video

and posted to Instagram.

Photos on Flickr

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Check out my photo galleries on Flickr.

The best way to view them on Android phones is to install the Flickr app because images don’t scale full screen in the browser. I’m working on a fix though.

Feelin’ the Wind – Victory (maybe?)

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Nope. I have not fallen off the face of the earth or found myself in horrible car accident. I just haven’t posted anything lately because my progress on this song has been so incrementally slow the last couple weeks that it didn’t seem worth it. Continue reading

Steady Pace – Feeiln’ the Wind Progress Report

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I’ve been wanting to get to this progress report for a few days but I just haven’t had time. In fact, I haven’t even listened to this for a couple days, so I’ve kinda lost track of what all I did with it this week or what it sounds like. I remember I built up the break a little and I recorded the vocals yet again.

I am so glad that I decided to track the vocals again. Continue reading

Feelin’ the Wind – Finally a wee bit o’ progress

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*Side note. I used to have a very good command over punctuation and grammar but it’s been so long since I was in school that I can’t remember the rules. Sorry.*

Well, as the title implies I did work on the song a little bit this week but not much. I think I re-tracked the vocals about a week ago but I didn’t get around to listening to them or chopping and lining them up until this week. All in all, not a whole lot has changed about the song. Ignore how bright and airy it sounds. I’ve struggled a lot with that in the overall mix with every song I’ve made so far. I plan to bounce down each track and strip out most of the FX I’ve thrown in along the way so I can get more of a clean slate and work without taxing my processor with the double duty of running the synths/samplers along with the FX at the same time. I didn’t even set up the buses as I went along this time or write out and color my labels properly, so it’s a big mess that’s gonna take some time to clean up. Continue reading

Weekly Song Round Up (Or why there’s no progress this week.)

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Well, there’s no audio clip with this week’s progress report… and that is because I did not make any significant progress on “Feelin’ the Wind.” Two solid weeks of making very little progress. – And why is that? Well, I’ve been pretty ill for the past couple weeks and had some other things I couldn’t not do, so something had to give. Last weekend I had a short set at the OE and this weekend I’m playing piano on a friend’s album.

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Isadora and the Fridge

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Isadora takes a peek inside papaw's ancient Frigidaire. (For new followers: my grandfather has dementia and I work as his care taker.) I'm pretty sure that before he developed dementia he was obsessive compulsive, (and well, I guess he still is. He's just not as good at OCD as he used to be.) For him, everything has to look exactly the same all the time. If anything is ever out of place or moved even a few inches from where it usually is, he panics. He has spent his entire life refusing to spend money on anything that's not absolutely essential and he's never discarded anything that was originally costly. Because of this, his home is rather spartan, but does contain an interesting collection of old, well preserved, weird stuff. : #antique #vintage #blackandwhite #fridgidaire #refrigerator #dementiacare #phonepic

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Chris Brewer at the Oregon Express

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(See these photos on Flickr)

Got a few great pictures of Chris Brewer on Saturday at the Oregon Express. Usually, I think my concert photos aren’t very good, but I’m very happy with the ones I got of Chris this past Saturday at the gig we shared with Dave Berry. I’m especially happy about Continue reading