TURBOVULVA (recorded in 1999) this demo along with a few others was specifically recorded to lure a drummer into the fold. soon after i realized i hated almost every drummer i had ever met & proceeded down an (even more) electronic route to eliminate that position completely BUT.....this is another track that i wish i would have put the real drums on as well even if they were shitty. a couple weeks later i went back & recorded Plasma Saves as an intro to this i.e. they should be connected.
PINK SOCK (recorded in 2002) such beautiful chaos. one i wish i would have taken more time on & perhaps completed with live drums. the feedback in the chorus (with the lyric "and i don't want you to go...") was from the headphones which we captured on purpose. always liked the bass on this. if you're not familiar with what a pink sock is check Urban Dictionary although i will add that it was not meant literally just as a metaphor for what i think of most of the world outside.
LULU'S PANACEA (recorded in 1999) the same day as Two-Ply Bind (from the Spank EP). Garland Dru plays bass.
PLASMA SAVES (recorded in 1999) originally this was the intro to Turbovulva (the original demo). the music consisted of just a couple acoustic guitar tracks. the ringing is from an alternate tuning that i used to create that effect. recorded at the old Studio 11 in the last structural remnant of the old Playboy Building. Garland Dru plays bass.
FUCK PISTON (recorded in 2002) the same day as Flavors For Troglodytes, Livid About Lingerie, Ma Bessie, & Feminize Me.
FLAVORS FOR TROGLODYTES (recorded in 2002) the same day as Fuck Piston, Livid About Lingerie, Ma Bessie, & Feminize Me.
SLUMISMS: CHILD SWAPPING (recorded in 1999) another track off of that same demo with Turbovulva, Plasma Saves, Lulu's Panacea, & Two-Ply Bind. the guy sampled in the chorus is from a rare news reel record from the late (?) 60's. i seem to remember that it came from Paul's (Egostatic) vinyl collection. Garland Dru plays bass.
LIVID ABOUT LINGERIE (recorded in 2002) the same day as Fuck Piston, Flavors For Troglodytes, Ma Bessie, & Feminize Me.
A HORSE WITH NO NAME (recorded in 2006) i recently did the Nom De Plume EP of covers but in 2006 i had never done many of them. this was an attempt to see what would happen when i took a song out of another "context" & placed it within mine. i recorded this in denver so i think all i had with me was a laptop, guitar, & some cheap microphone. also: i've always been fascinated with the "normal" because often times it's WAY more freaky than freak could EVER be. just stare at one of those blank-glare fake-smile family photos hanging on the typical American household wall & that's what i thought America's (the band) version of this song was like. Normal people in the 70s probably thought it was some safe little tune but underneath it all i sensed some evil. trust me i heard it on acid once & it was NOT pretty (haha but true).
RUBBER FETISH (recorded in winter 2002) the vocals of this track were recorded in a (FUCKING FRIGID) pita joint on West Addison (Chicago) that had gone out of business. they were recorded there because Studio 11 was in the process of moving out of the old location on Superior to the location where it now resides. this track is laced with a few Pink Floyd - Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn samples you might recognize. i had just bought the (shitty) drum machine at a garage sale.....pretty sure that was the only time i ever used it but i just HAD to have that fucking hand-clap sound. Garland Dru plays bass.
ALL FOR GUN (recorded in 2007) part of the same demos i described in the story behind TTS 80 (below).
TTS 80 (recorded in 2007) this is one of a bunch of demos i recorded in late 2006 early 2007 during my down time (there was PLENTY of it) at Warner Brothers. i was spending the bulk of my time (12-14 hour days) working on television & movies & spending less time in a music studio but i still had my laptop on the studio lot. i was writing & writing & really excited about this time period & then right in the middle of it there was a death in the Strap-On Sweetie family which soured the whole experience for at least the rest of that year or so. but one afternoon break we raced back to my Hollywood Apt., warned my neighbors that we were going to rattle that fucker for a few minutes, got stoned as we usually did at lunch, and recorded this live in one take (with a 2nd vocal overdubbed right after) and it was in the can so to speak. it's one of those good memories yet still a blur. the lyric "little Fay Wray" is a reference to the King Kong poster that was above my recording desk.
MOMMIE SAID (recorded in 2007) same as TTS 80 & All For Gun.
NOT YOUR BABYDOLL (recorded in 2006) this is one i should DEFINITELY re-record. i always have a bunch of unused demos because that's the way i write. i don't pick up a guitar & sit at the end of my my bed & strum away for the fuck of it......i want to hear it with other parts & since i don't play (or need to play) with other people that's the way i do it. something like this was probably written & recorded in about a 1/2 hour. this was from around the same time as when i wrote Asa Nisi Masa (check the STRAP-ON SWEETIE page in the menu above).
LEMMINGS TO DWELL (2006) this is an excerpt i found. this was done the same day as the initial Strap-On Sweetie Asa Nisi Masa demo i recorded in my apt in Hollywood with a laptop, a guitar & pedal, a cheap mic, & little else. the completed track should have ended up on the 1st Sweetie disc but...... you might have heard this on MySpace back in the day.
TELL THE CHILDREN (2007) recorded in Hollywood in a building called La Paz where Greta Garbo & old Hollywood stars used to stay many many years ago. the chorus in this is a variation of the track My Everything from the Der Schnitt EP.
SECRET HANDSHAKE SOCIETY (2006) recorded in unfashionable East Hollywood over in Bukowski Bela Lugosi land during a very very hot summer.
FELLATIO FERMOSA (2006) same as Secret Handshake Society.
HONG KONG MOTILE (2006) recorded around Halloween in Denver. there's a picture circulating of me with blonde hair spiked into a horn in the front & i'm wearing a white fur on an antique couch with the pink glow of the bulb to the right. that's the place.
SPARRING WITH DADDY (2006) same as Secret Handshake Society.
:: SITE UPDATED :: Jan 06 2020
past LPs & EPs are here
what can i say = LISTEN TO THE SONGS. push all the short attention span theater shit to the side and LISTEN. music is embedded all over this site. let the albums & EPs play from start to finish. they are not just collections of random songs. also my music is for that end of the night nightcap in headphones not background for the party. i suggest you approach it that way & engage it in that setting and the rest is up to you.
if you are looking for predictable simpleton drivel meant to appease empty Ameri-con trash you are in the wrong place i assure you. the bulk of your friends list on Facebook will help you out if that is the mirror you seek. click that red link now and get your worthless tacky ass out of here QUICKLY.
i seek no press. this website is receiving traffic from 100+ countries every month through word-of-mouth only. there's no Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any of the other predictable whoring. besides the United States the traffic has been incredible from Germany, France, Russia, UK, Italy, Australia, Canada, China, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Chile, and The Netherlands. i want to thank all of you especially along with everyone else for listening, visiting, and whatever else.
my previous releases before the ones linked above are as follows: Chapter One was released May 18th 2013. the Mrs. Produkt EP was released March 2nd 2013 & Der Schnitt was released February 9th 2013. please go purchase them & support independence. you can name your price. if you're broke put in $0 and take it for free with no strings attached. i do not want your email. i do not give a fuck about your "like". i do not want to contact you. what i want is for you to LISTEN. click on any album cover to show you where you can download them. COOL ??????????
BOTTOM FEEDER: THE SOCIALITE was released December 15th 2012. this was my 6th full length album in 2012. 10 new tracks.
and this ever-evolving collection of covers is always FREE. click her to show you where you can download it now.
music as an industry is going to continue to reside in the gutter until more of you start caring for it properly again. it's so PURR-fect that the Ameri-con way has sold so many on the notion that it's pointless to drop $10 on music but don't worry about doing the same thing at McDonald's a few times a week for glorified dog food. that's COMPLETELY normal.
for now i only deal with Bandcamp because unlike iTunes i can keep it donation based. i also deal with Bandcamp because they are the coolest & best company selling digital music on the web right now and they are aiding the cause not hurting it like iTunes. PERIOD. Bandcamp will covert your payment from almost any currency imaginable and you can get better quality downloads from them as well. you're not just helping me you're helping so many others including the audience of any genre outside the pathetic and predictable mainstream industry that is as marginal and washed up as it has ever been. i can not be more honest than that.
yes this site is 1st and foremost about my music but it is also about many of the other things that i love OR hate and anything else i feel like in between. if you search through the menu you will find all of my (currently available) releases. but you will also find some of my paintings & photography.
the Journals & Written Word links in the menu above are loaded with my writing. i am constantly updating it as well as every other section of this site.
up above in this column check the date of the last update underneath my picture. it will always be extremely current GUARANTEED. as part of the audience i know music/band sites for the most part are PAINFULLY BORING, infrequently updated, & lacking content so i hope to present something much more interesting & extensive. i guarantee that every day you return here you can/will find something new.
i'm a complete hermit by nature so 99% of you will most likely never get to know me in person anyway so here's a virtual part of me instead.