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follow a candle

Posted on: February 11th, 2009 by josh

Feat 52: Week #6

one reason i’d find it hard to live on the west coast is the oh-so-noticeable absence of thunderstorms like i’m used to – growing up in maine. this is a song inspired by those storms that visited us out in the countryside.


go slow

Posted on: February 4th, 2009 by josh

Feat 52: Week #5

Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.

– Jeab Genet

there are some songs that are strange, nocturnal creatures that can be captured or experience only late at night. this has been such a song. i have to be just tired enough, full of wine, hunched over a guitar that i can barely play… and it perches on my windowsill, smirking at my frustration and self-indulgence. then, if i can, i catch it and add it to the collection. but they’re never again as beautiful to me as they were the evening they first visited, wild and innocent, unmolested by my ego, my inability.

this song will also be in the record i’m making for the RPM Challenge, which i’m tentatively calling Outros. i love them. i come to life in outros.

The RPM Challenge

Posted on: February 1st, 2009 by josh

a couple days ago i signed up to take part in The RPM Challenge. the challenge is simply to write and record at least a 10-song or 35-minute record in the month of February. i figured i’m doing 4 songs this month anyway, so why not add another 6 and make it a collection. while i’ll be posting the songs here, there will be more up-to-date info about the project’s progress over at my profile on this is going to be a very… busy month. stay tuned…

The RPM Challenge