A cover version of my cover version of “Space City” done by Stephen Fierce of Zest of Yore. I’m still honored. The Hard Rock Zombie’s songs cannot be covered enough.
From 2002-2005 Tim Bond and Mike Sharon use to ran their studio out of a house in Austin off East Stassney. We referred to the house as the “Trash house” for reasons all inclusive of such a name. Much was recorded at this studio and periodically there would be big parties. This particular party, as I recall, was thrown for the sole purpose of inviting a girl who was at that time being followed around by a camera crew for a reality show being produced by MTV attempting to document what life was like for freshmen in college. We saw this as an easy opportunity to maybe have our bands on this TV show by proxy. All 100 or so people at the party had to sign wavers and as far as I remember Fishboy was the only band the producers were interested in. I don’t remember if they actually showed them on the show, or what the show was even called. Reality show.
I Was There
Part of the recent group of songs I’ve been working on. I originally thought of this song, which is based on the traditional gospel tune of the same name, as a Christmas song before I added several noisy guitar tracks. It still retains a meditative quality.
I’ve been forgetting to post here lately as I’ve been completing much work on the next release due out early October. October first maybe, or September 29th. These new tunes are substantially heavier, somewhat unwieldy and require much more refinement and attention. For kicks I rerecorded an older song called “Serpent Belt” originally titled “Serpentine Cable”. Use to be a standard on the setlist from circa 2002-2004.
I’ve never been able to get this song to sound quite right. This continues to be the case, in my opinion. There’s something about the lyrics that seems to try too hard. It’s another enigmatic quasi-surreal situation mostly utilizing a lot of word-play and stream of thought. Also a general kind of plodding rhythm that sounds like several flat tires. I made an attempt to alleviate the plodding with some lilting percussion. Works a little better. This song is mostly to give a general idea of the guitar sound I’ve been working with.
Love My Girl LOOP
A wonky loop I made the other day from a handheld cassette recorded version of “Love My Girl”(written by David Morley). Played on an Ace Tone Top-9 combo organ.
This isn’t a Cavedweller song. I’m not even sure if I am on this recording. I’m pretty sure I recorded this song though. Operating the cassette recorder or something. “Parachute Pants Lance” is more-or-less an acapella improvisation helmed by Smokey Farris and Eric Weige featuring Preston Dukes, James Oswald, possibly Travis Catsull and James Lawrence. It’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on here. It was recorded in Denton at our former group house on Crescent St. in the fall of 1998. This is one of my favorite songs ever.