New Music – Soul of a New Machine

Virtual Reality, Social Media, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Sex Robots. I can’t keep up anymore. Here’s a bit of my personal paranoia in musical (and video) form. Available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify, as well as other streaming platforms.

Give us a song, we’ll digitize it
Measure its soul in megabytes
Deconstruction is what’s hip
Robert Johnson on microchip
This is the soul of a new machine
This is the soul of a new machine

Surface tension says it best
The mechanism never rests
It sound so smooth without the hiss
You won’t remember what you don’t miss
This is the soul of a new machine
This is the soul of a new machine

The algorithms get intense
As angry robots climb the fence
In virtual reality
They’re coming soon for you and me
This is the soul of a new machine
This is the soul of a new machine

Listen Up – July 2023

Records I’ve listened to to more than once this month. That’s saying something.

Ian Hunter’s always been one of my favorite rock’n’roll singer/songwriters, both with Mott the Hoople, and on his solo records. Can he still rock at 83? You bet he can, with a little help from his friends, including Ringo, Billy Gibbons, Jeff Beck, Mike Campbell, Taylor Hawkins and a whole host of others. Defiance indeed.

Available on Apple Music, Spotify and on CD/Vinyl.

Staying buoyant above a sea of troubles, this folk-country-pop record highlights Jenny Lewis’ supple voice and bright instrumental arrangements with songs that float along like gin and lemonade on a summer evening. And just try to resist the charm of putting your troubles in proper perspective with “Puppy and a Truck.”

Available on Apple Music, Spotify and on CD/Vinyl.

This one’s a bit different. Recorded at The Tank Center for Sonic Arts in Rangely, CO, this recording takes full advantage of The Tank’s remarkable reverberation effects. It is exactly what it says it is—Beethoven’s String Quartet Number 14 in C-sharp minor, Opus 131 played slowly (a 7 minute piece stretched to 45 minutes) by a virtuoso quartet led by Jeffrey Zeigler. The effect is a remarkably rich, contemplative and meditative piece. Available on Apple Music, Spotify, and BandCamp.

Murder She Wrote Giveaway

Audio Book Preview

I’ve got an audio book version of Gillespie Field Groove coming out in a few weeks. This is the first Rolly Waters mystery to get an audio version. Maria McCann has done a great job with the narration. Here’s a preview below. Update: Now available at Amazon, Apple or Audible

Someday Video

My earlier post about my song Someday inspired me put together this lyrics-based video. Warning: There are teddy bears. Also available on YouTube.

Someday is included on the Best of Bad Dog (Remastered 2022), available on Apple Music or Spotify