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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rain songs

searched the word 'rain' on my itunes. made a playlist for this rainy night. here it is:
1. rain - the beatles
2. buckets of rain - bob dylan
3. raining in my heart - buddy holly
4. who'll stop the rain? - creedence clearwater revival
5. kentucky rain - elvis presley
6. let it rain - eric clapton
7. a hard rain's gonna fall (live) - bob dylan
8. rainmaker - harry nilsson
9. little more rain - harry nilsson
10. fire & rain - james taylor
11. caught in the rain - jay clifford
12. rains in asia - jump little children
13. bel air rain - lindsey buckingham
14. rain - nick drake
15. too much rain - paul mccartney
16. ballad of a raincoat - paul starling
17. flowers never bend with the rainfall - simon & garfunkel
18. early morning rain - bob dylan
19. september in the rain - the beatles

Friday, November 21, 2008

harry nilsson cover

I have always been highly influenced by harry nilsson. his layered vocals, silly lyrics, & amazing sense of melody have all had a huge impact on both of my albums. earlier today i was messing around with his song 'i guess the lord must be in new york city', which has always been a big favorite of mine. after a few run thrus just for my own amusement i decided to try and record my own version. so i recorded: 2 acoustics, 2 banjos, a bass, 4 snares, 2 tambourines, & about 12 vocals. my dad then added a really nice harmonica part at the end. anyway i thought i would share it with all of you as i had so much fun making it. please check out harry nilsson for yourself, i know you will love him.
la la la,

listen below

or download your own
I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City (master).mp3

Monday, November 10, 2008

old tack pianos video shoot

hello everyone. yesterday kenny & i drove out to pasadena art center and shot a video for 'old tack pianos'.(which is on doors & windows) josh patterson directed and about 40 other people were there: stage crew, camera men, grips, art students, etc. they were all very professional and a pleasure to work with. all went really really well. i don't wanna give too much away but it does contain sailors, lobsters, & boats. here's a pic of me and the leading lady marissa.
the album release party is this saturday and the band and i are rehearsing tomorrow at daves house. may try and throw in a few surprises for the show. we will see. hey if you haven't picked up 'doors & windows' yet maybe now is the time!
la la la,

Saturday, November 8, 2008

don't worry, there's a armed posse in hunt

Doors & Windows is now available for purchase @ the Rockshot Records website! click on the album below for more info:

you can also download the album on SPaul Starling - Doors and Windows