The Grammar Club Apr 19, 2019
A number of people have favorably compared my original songs to Fountains of Wayne. So, I decided to check out their back catalog a while back and I liked a lot of what I heard. This rare gem of a song us one I go back to to time and again.
The Grammar Club Apr 13, 2019
I was planning to save this for next Friday, but Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders had to go and say some very nice things about my cover of his song.
So, yeah! We're talking about a genuinely nice reaction from someone whose albums I feverishly collected in my formative teenage years. So, y'all get a bonus! This has been included as a bonus track on the Raiders "Country Wine" album in recent years. I first heard it on a career retrospective called "The Legend of Paul Revere" and I instantly fell in love with the song upon first listen.
This particular song was written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, who also wrote "Rhinestone Cowboy", "Baby Come Back", and "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" among other songs!
The Grammar Club Apr 12, 2019
Mark Lindsay was the vocalist of Paul Revere and the Raiders, and he has released a number of solo albums over the years. A great vocalist, and a damn fine songwriter to boot. This is one of his original songs.
One of my favorite stories to relay about Mark involves an interview where he was asked which of the hits were difficult to record. He thought about it for a moment and said "None... of the hits were very difficult to make, and hearing myself say that out loud... Maybe that had something to do with them being hits!"
The Grammar Club Apr 05, 2019
This is one of my favorite songs that came out of "So Much to Do" and "So Much to See", my two albums that were recently released on April 1st. I had to teach myself how to play the song again for this video. This is basically the equivalent of my first live performance of the song, as it was the first time I had tried playing and singing it at the same time.
It is here! April 1st has arrived! You can find this album all over the internet today, but as a Patreon you can download it here!
Thank you for being a Patreon patron!
The Grammar Club Mar 29, 2019
Years ago there as a reality TV show to find the new vocalist of INXS. I almost tried out for it. I filmed myself, but stopped short of submitting the video upon making the decision that I didn't have what it took to be their new frontman.
The Grammar Club Mar 22, 2019
"Stereo" by Paul Westerberg is an essential album for me. Much like Paul himself, "Stereo" might be best described as perfectly imperfect. "No Place For You" is one of many highlights that can be heard on that album.
The Grammar Club Mar 15, 2019
This song appears on the Teenage Fanclub album "Grand Prix", and I bought the CD because it contains a special one-of-a-kind monster in the Playstation game "Monster Rancher". As it turns out - I adore the music on the disc, which was a very nice bonus.
The Grammar Club Mar 08, 2019
Green Gartside is one of my favorite songwriters, and I would strongly consider "Cupid & Psyche 85" as a contender for one of my top favorite albums ever made. This was a challenge, and while I don't believe I nailed it? I could have done worse.
The Grammar Club Mar 01, 2019
Here we are again. Under the gun, and recording a cover the night before it is due. It's a classic gem of a song that I like to pull out on occasion during acoustic gigs. Had never tried to do the full band thing with it 'though. Was quite fun, even as I raced the clock to complete it.
We have been re-arranging the house recently, and that definitely includes the music room. You might see some minor changes in this video, and there are more to come. I feel like I am going to enjoy this space even more once everything finds a home and falls into place.