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Posted on: January 23rd, 2017 by josh

Weekly Sketch #03
 

 

you
i’m supposed to know the best
i try

you
i’m supposed to love the best
i try

trying is just a frustrating game
when things never change

for you
i’m supposed to be my best self
and i try

for you
i’m supposed to move heaven and hell
and i try

trying is just a frustrating game
when things never change

trying amounts to a pointless game
when things never change

 

Measuring Up

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 by josh

Weekly Sketch #02
 

 

is it fun
is it fun
is it fun
to play with ways to say
i’m not measuring up

 

instead
you could be
at all direct
but then where’s
the power high in that

 

like a cat with a mouse
in it’s mouth
trying to get out
spit-wet and scared

 

get it over with

 

is it fun
is it fun
is it fun
to play with ways to say
i’m not measuring up

 

instead
you could be
at all direct
but then there’s
no power high in that

 

Hahahaha Funny Policeman

Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by josh

Weekly Sketch #01
 

 

the boys and girls
from serve and protect
come in the night
and steal your blankets

as proof you were there
(cuz) you don’t belong there
(and they joke)
you don’t belong anywhere

stripped of belongings
left in the cold
with no where to sleep
no where else safe go

and it’s not just cold
it’s three below.

hah hah hah hah
funny policeman says
move to florida
as he thinks about his warm bed
and you hang your head
you’re on your knees
frozen breath
stings your cheeks
hah hah hah hah hah hah
funny policeman

and it’s not just cold
it’s three below.

2017 Weekly Sketches

Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by josh

Happy New Year!

In an effort to break up a bit of a writers block and get some fresh material for a 2017/2018 record, I’ve decided to commit myself to putting out at least a sketch of a song each week. What better a place to air one’s dirty laundry than the internets. Right?

Different from my 2009 Feat 52 effort in which I often spent more time on production and arrangement, this year’s weekly sketches will probably focus more on simply getting ideas out.  2min+ if possible.

I’ll post new sketches each Monday.  Check in throughout the year here to see how I’ve kept up. All feedback encouraged!

On Disappearing: New Record Out Today!

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 by josh

What started years ago as a collaboration between engineer/co-producer Nate Dort and I has finally come to a close. The new album (CD and digital download) is on bandcamp. Stream below. Give me a shout on Facebook or Twitter and let me know what you think!

Denver area folks, I have a solo release show this Friday, 11/21, at The Park House, 8pm. Come by and say hi.

New Record Released: Feat 52 Redux

Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by josh

jacket_front_newI’m excited to announce the release of my new record Feat 52 Redux on Night Orchard Recordings. The record is a 10-song remix compilation of tracks from the 2009 song-a-week project Feat 52. In thanks and the holiday spirit, I’m offering the digital download for free (or more, you name your price). The important thing is that the music is shared and enjoyed. Please help spread the word.

 

More release details (album art, lyrics, credits) here.

 

 

A limited edition CD is being pressed at the moment and will be available to ship on or around 12/20.  Order one now and get the download immediately.

 

Do stop by and click “like” on my facebook page to stay in touch with more news, details, and photos than I have time to share here.

 

Cheers,
–Josh

Prattle On, Rick. – Songs of Our Fathers

Posted on: March 17th, 2012 by josh
Prattle On, Rick. - Songs of Our Fathers

Last month my friend and fellow Nashville artist Prattle On, Rick released another beautiful EP Songs of Our Fathers. Wrapped in the same vocal and instrumental sense of harmony, melody, and rhythm that has captured the attention of all who can slow down from the daily hustle and listen, the EP is an entrancing homage to the values and stories of our elders. If you have a moment, I encourage you to stop by and check it out.

Greybarrel – Manifest Destiny EP Released

Posted on: January 24th, 2012 by josh

greybarrel, my brother’s band in San Francisco, is releasing their debut EP today. Download it here for whatever price suits you. I recorded, co-produced, and played drums and bass on the EP. And did I mention that my brother sings his ass off?