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Hi. I am a semi-pro vocalist (with day jobs that I plan to keep LOL) doing mostly covers at the moment but later to evolve to include originals. I am a seasoned yet personable guy and while really easy going, focus on producing a quality product. I'm looking for the same in a bass player, guitarist and drummer (back up vocals welcome). I can typically, and flexibly practice 2x a week. My goal is to gig and make a couple of dollars. You'll see from the song list below, even though they're covers, we're not doing your standard fare. The list is a mix of melodic heavy alt/prog rock with an addition of eclectic classic titles. If the list below is within your wheelhouse and you fit the bill above, please contact me to chat further. Thank you.
Man in the box - AIC
Remedy - the Black Crowes
Fire -- Jimi Hendrix
Yellow Ledbetter -- Pearl Jam
Stinkfist - Tool
Mountain Song - Jane's Addiction
Long Distance Runaround - Yes
The Fish (Schindleria Praemeturus) -- Yes
Gold on the ceiling -- The Black Keys
Aeroplane -- Red Hot Chili Peppers
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- Member since:
- Nov 17 2014
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Most available:
Tool, Rush, A Perfect Circle, The Black Keys, The Bl;ack Crowes, Led Zepplin, Sopundgarden, Pearl Jam, King Crimson, Deftones,
- Vocalist - Tenor:
IsabellasVoiceA scratch track of one of my originals
Write a SOng
Write a SOngCover of Write a Song
Blackened RoseI saw a calendar with this powerful image of a red rose in full bloom just at the early stages of deterioration. It hit me that that flower had to live its entire life in a desert. I though how sad but how brave of this being to have survived and bloom.
IgnoranceAlso written by the illustrious Carlos Cabrales
Fear MeThis song was actually written by my very good friend and fellow rocknaut Carlos Cabrales.
No WordsI good friend of mine came to me needing an ear and whatever advice I could muster as he was afraid his wife was falling out of love with him and he didn't know what to do. I asked if he had a frank conversation with her. He said, he doesn't know the words to use to have that conversation. I thought about myself and thought, yeah, that's tough. I can see getting bogged down by your own preconceptions, experiences etc. I said, just speak and the words will come if love is behind them.
PhoenixI was on Church St in lower Manhattan during 9/11. I was on an uptown bus when my mom called me and informed me of a plane hitting the WTC. Knowing I was in the area I popped my head around and saw nothing. In my mind it was some small craft. It wasn't until the bus made a sudden stop thinking it had received a flat. We all had to get off and felt this wierd heat and dust and looked up to see this black cloud. My mind connected it to my moms call but wasn't sure what had happend. It was the second plane hitting I realized later as I sprint towards my apartment. As I got far enough and looked back, I saw the huge plume. In my apartment TV on, reaity hit home. I wont get into more detail of what happened from that day over the next two weeks simply because I dont want to remember it now. In any event Phoenix rose from the ashes in this song and that Phoenix, was an American Eagle
RecallUnfortunately, this song was written about my abusive father. I was watching the movie Halloween and rembered a dusty dirty room and it propelled me back into a tough memory. There's still pin but this song actually helped/helps me to manage it
RoadkillI had this riff in my head which in full disclosure was the intro to Enter Sandman except I played it in reverse. As I was thinking of what lyrics would fit, I was walking on 42nd St a bit too close to the street and lost in my own head. I cab that was pulling over to drop off a fare blared its horn at me. I came back to earth and thought, whew, I better be careful, I can get taken out at any moment. Not like I'm one of the chosen one. So I thought the character would be this person who thought he was chosen and that divine intervention would always be there for him. He ends up getting hit by a car and while till in the air, he questioned God and asked why he had abandoned him. On the way down to the ground, God's answer was, "I didn'y, you abandonded yourself. I'm there for you only if you're there for yourself." He survived the crash and came out with a renewed outlook on life via this revelation. Originally the title was kind a jokey temporary title until I thought about the definition. While we characterize it as an animal dead on the road. I characterized it as the delicacy of life and how fast we can die out of what could be viewed as a random event towards a finite ending.
Save MeI wrote this song about an ex who was a bit loco and she insulted my mom and family because I wanted to spend time with them alone mind you we'd only been dating less than a month. She had it in her head that I was a "mommas boy" or her other phrase a "family boy" and that I needed to be saved from them. I didnt say it but my mind retorted "YOU're the one that needs to be saved". Save Me was born
01 A Moment Longer
01 A Moment LongerI call this one my "Prince" moment as I recorded and performed all tracks. It was about this chick I had a crush on and she liked me and we almost got romantic but in the end we did share some nice memories. The song was more of a plea for her to give it a chance
UnderFormer band mate Keith Williams had this very cool riff he actually wrote from a Bugs Bunny cartoon of all things. Dug it immediately. Earlier that day we had spoke "deep sixing" another song we weren't fond. I was like, poor song doesn't know it's getting buried. Imagine if it was aware. ooh ooh (yes I did say that_ Imagine if it was one of us.
I ApologizeIt was about 4AM after a gig. I was in my apartment and couldn't sleep so I turned on the tube. Other than infomercials, the other typical programming at that hour is some religious zealot or some self serving save the children infommercial. Sorry for the jaded commentary. I just get angry when these so called "philanthropists" live in mansions and drive a mercedes. How much is really going to thise that need help?!?! In any event, this particular program focused on three kids in different parts of America that were poverty striken. Part of the theme of the piece was around it being great to help underprivelged kids around the world but lets not forget there are many in our own backyard. As I listened to their stories, I began to cry remembering a time when I was in similar circumstances. As heard the statistics, I felt a wave of overwhelming helplessness think, there is nothing I can do. I Aplogize became a premetive apology to the unborne child that I cannot help