I’m unreasonably proud to announce that my cover of ZZ Top’s “Legs” is in the most recent episode of Coverville, one of my favorite podcasts. If you didn’t guess from the name, Coverville is a show of all cover songs.
You can listen to the show quite easily with iTunes. Just go to the Coverville site and click that button in the upper right-hand corner that says “subscribe in iTunes.”
Perhaps you’ve noticed some new “subscribe to podcast” buttons on this very website here (down on the right). Perhaps you haven’t. More likely, perhaps no one except my mother is reading this. Hi Mom.
Going forward, all my new music will be available by podcast. That means that, if you subscribe, new tracks will be automatically downloaded to iTunes (or whatever podcast listening software you use). Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on a bunch of new instrumental tracks — seven so far. When I get to ten, I will begin making them available by podcast only (at least for now), one a day for ten days. So, subscribe to my podcast!
I’m sorry I yelled just then. I wasn’t yelling at you. I just got excited.
Check out some other podcasts too. Here are some of my favorites:
Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything
They Might Be Giants podcast
The Ricky Gervais Show
It’s Jerry Time
Evil Genius Chronicles
Once you find a few you like (or don’t) AmigoFish is a great place to discover other podcasts you might enjoy. You can rate shows and it gives you recommendations based on your ratings, like Netflix.
I’ll admit that it took me a while to “get” podcasts. But now I’ve really been enjoying them. The short description is: It’s indie radio that you can listen to on your own schedule. The other short description is: It’s an audio blog.
The long description is: It’s indie radio that you can listen to on your own schedule and also it’s an audio blog.
Podcasting and you…Perfect together!
Been a while, but I got a new song for ya. Stay Down. (right click, “save target as”)
It’s a simple guitar and vocals recording. Originally, I thought I might add some harmonies, but I think I like it as is. Simple and clean.
Not to get all pat-myself-on-the-back-ey, but I got my first comment through the contact form on this new website, and I’m reproducing it here in its entirety because I’m so proud:
“Your music sucks.”
Thanks anonymous music critic! Your insightful and considered comments have really touched me. Also, you smell funny. Like a duck. A fat, fat, stupid, fat, smelly duck.
The Hard Parts play live at Scopes Underground this Thursday. See our website for details.
You know, for walking and such.
The world has been, shall we say, out of alignment? Off kilter? Unbalanced? For some time now. Why? Because no one has covered ZZ Top’s song, “Legs” on ukulele. I have remedied the problem, and the troubles of the inhabitants of a little blue marble called Earth are now over.
Rejoice! (right click, “save target as”)
Okay. I’ve spent all day trying out different photo galleries that I don’t seem to be quite able to get working, so I’m sticking with Lazy Gallery for now, despite the fact that neither I nor you can post comments on the photos. I’m not giving up permanently, just long enough to spend some time on the real purpose of this website: Music.
My album, The Circles, is now available for free. Thanks to all those that have purchased it with actual money in the past year, and thanks to all those that still do, either in hard copy or digitally, and thanks to those who love it and send me money so I can make another one. This was a hard decision, but ultimately I decided that the most important thing at this point in my career is to get heard. If you like it and want to help non-financially, the best thing you can do is share it with others. I promise not to sue you until my career takes off and I sell out…not neccessarily in that order.
The site’s starting to look like something. Gratifying after many hours of work, sorting through TONS of WordPress help out there and TONS of available plug-ins. Happy to have a photo gallery up, as that’s something I’ve wanted to add to my site for some time now. I’m using Lazy Gallery for the time being, but I’m hoping to find something almost as easy to get up and running that adds the ability to write descriptions and allow comments from visitors…should I ever actually have visitors.
Audio files are up too. I’m contemplating putting my album up for free download. I’ve sold some copies through CDBaby over the past year, but I’m thinking maybe I just want as many people as possible to hear and, hopefully, enjoy it.
Oh — try refreshing the page for a different banner photo up at the top there. Yow.