SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Flute.
**I've been dealing with a hearing loss issue for the last few years, so the songs here may be mixed too loud. Adjust volume accordingly. Sound is best through headphones, I think** The only song mastered here is "Presque Vu" (by "pseudoambient" at Kompoz); the rest are my amateur rough mixes. All songs written and performed by me, with exceptions in notes. (All drums/percussion are clips/samples, unless otherwise specified)
Classic rock, Floyd, Zeppelin, Sabbath, BOC, etc; also originals. Cell 228-383-5992 (prefer text for first contact, or leave voice-mail message if no answer).
12/01/18- Committed to the Powers-Hawkins Band as rhythm guitarist. This is going to be full-time for me, but anyone who might be interested in helping me with my originals (or think I could contribute to theirs) is still welcome to contact me, on the strict understanding that the PHB is now my absolute Number One priority, and anything else could only be as time aside from that might permit.
- Screen name:
- Cry Uncle
- Member since:
- Feb 24 2012
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
David Gilmour (definitely my #1), Mark Knopfler, Steve Morse, Buck Dharma, Robin Trower, Alex Lifeson, Billy Gibbons, Nancy Wilson
Lately I've been getting into more basic blues stuff, Warren Haynes and big time into Joe Bonamassa, though I'll never be able to play like those guys. (See also "David Gerald" in Michigan, on my Music List, and his video versions of "The Thrill Is Gone" and "I'll Play The Blues For You" for the sort of thing I mean)
Ibanez RG series, 80's Fender Strat, cheapo Jay Turser Les Paul copy (used for alternate tunings- e.g., Zeppelin's "The Rain Song" and my "Dream Coda"), Boss GT-10, old Behringer V-Amp (which I mix in tandem stereo with the GT10 to thicken the sound, esp. for clean sounds), Boss BR1600 16-track digital recorder. Odds and ends effects (including Rocktron Banshee talkbox). 20W Raven practice amp + 40W Fender Champ= 60 watts sort-of stereo. Running Reaper and CakeWalk Guitar Tracks Pro 3 on a new laptop my wife just bought for me. Kind of equipment poor for live sound, but ok for basic recording purposes.
Presque Vu Genre: Classic Rock
A Kompoz collaboration- my title/concept, original overall composition, rhythm guitars, arrangement and mix; "Wire-and-Wood" on vocals, his melody and lyrics; piano by "Labodaz" (intro is his composition); bass by "p-bass-player": lead guitar by "JB2012"; drums and final mix/master by "pseudoambient." Title is a reference to (from Wikipedia)- "French, meaning 'almost seen'... the intense feeling of being on the very brink of a powerful epiphany, insight, or revelation, without actually achieving the revelation. The feeling is often therefore associated with a frustrating, tantalizing sense of incompleteness or near-completeness"- the way I feel about politics in America today.
Small Hours/Dream Coda
Small Hours/Dream Coda Genre: Other
...drifting off to sleep in the small hours of the morning; then a distinct but incomprehensible voice leads you into a dream that becomes a bit more frantic, begins to fragment, one you don't want to leave as sleep wears off; then the climax of sleep and dreams, the wakening- first disoriented, then gradually, like a radio being tuned, finding the focus you will need to face the big hours of the day. Is the dream over only because you've awakened? Or have you only awakened because the dream is over? This is really (and pretty obviously) two tunes I've clumsily stitched into one, but I think it works ok, with room for improvement.
Hello There! Genre: Rock
Helloooooo...!!! "Yeah, we don't want to do anything to scare your children, that's the last thing we want to do; we don't want to scare anybody." Not sure where I want to go with this; a template song for sure right now.
Secrets/Abandoned/Secrets Reprise Genre: Rock
A ghost story, whispered from the old shed in my backyard- it's bigger inside there than everywhere else is outside. Drums by drumdawg, from the Kompoz website for songwriting collaboration. This is one where the structure of the song is pretty well set, it just kind of flowed out like that and seems to work. Plenty of room for more ideas though...
Fiat Lux (WYSIWYG)
Fiat Lux (WYSIWYG) Genre: Other
"Let there be light"- I'm not a religious person by any means (WYSIWYG), but I do like the imagery of the phrase; "Fiat Lux" from the second section of the novel "A Canticle For Liebowitz." Another one where I cobbled together a couple of ideas into one song, with what hopefully isn't too jarring a transition. Open for ideas...
Mercedes Street (The Oubliette)
Mercedes Street (The Oubliette) Genre: Rock
The grinding despair of poverty, a bitter pit for the forgotten. "Mercedes Street" from a grim locale in Stephen King's "11/22/63" Another one that's very repetitious, but this time it's by design, since it's about that every-day-the-same-as-every-other-day drudgery that defines being really poor (been there, done that). Again, though, all ideas are welcome.
Gunslinger Genre: Rock
From the Stephen King series (obviously)- and, yes, I read a lot. This just sounded like "western theme" as it came out, so...
The Clearing At The End Of The Path
The Clearing At The End Of The Path Genre: Classic Rock
The companion piece to "Gunslinger." Bass line by "stnbrgrbass" at Kompoz. A bit repetitious (and rough as hell right now), but this is one of the template songs, lots of room for ideas for improvement.
Cry Uncle! Genre: Classic Rock
Just an exercise in layering rhythm guitar parts.