02-22-2010 Still no HTML knowledge... oh well..
Some new stuff - re-made a very old song of mine "Monster".
HD quality video - "Monster-VID"
CD quality track - "Monster MP3"
Check out the Youtube vid here -
01-07-2010 Happy New
(Note to self: learn
the damn HTML.)
Yes, it's been a
while. Gee, where to start. I'm not dead. My music isn't dead. My mom has
died though... It's been tough... Didn't really picture it so soon.
Anyway, I've been
uploading a bunch of tracks here but was pretty darn lazy to update my
"blog". I should probably install that VVB or whateverthefuckitis
that my host provides here for blogging. And I'm a techie. Yeah, right. I
hate coding of any type and I'm sure that blogging engine will require some
tender coder's touch which I don't posses nor willing to obtain.. I design,
draw pictures and, in other words, like to be visually and for the most part
soundly (??) creative. But not this coding b.s., sorry, it ain't me. So,
without further adooo.. here are the links to my latest works that I didn't
write anything about earlier. And there is A LOT!
as" on each link to download the .mp3 files
"Bee Jive" - my friend Emily
and I decided to write the kids songs. This is a second tune we did, in a
rock'n'roll-ish alternative style. Don't expect much here, just a kiddo's
"In The Air (with Emily)" - this is a remake of
my original song "in the air" but in an alternative
acoustic style. I think it came out pretty well. Emily's vocals are very
dynamic and interesting, she's really awesome to work with! (duh, that's why
we're working together.. :)
"Your Woman" - finally was able to
put out a good remake worth mentioning. This is a cover of a famous hit by
Whitetown. Emily's vocals give this tune a rather interesting and almost
street style folk sound. Definitely worth checking out.
"You'll Be Fine" - one of Emily's and
mine experimental tunes that we had high hopes for but.. well.. it's a rather
simple tango-ish track that leaves a lot of room for improvement.
"Cat And A Bird" - I personally think
this is our (Emily and me) best work. It's a kids tune but in a nice, smooth
and interesting progression with some of the cutest lyrics ever. Emily wrote
them when she was 14. :)
"Lost" - I believe this is
the only trip-hop track I wrote in the whole 2009. It's ok, nothing fancy.
"Bang, Bang!" - it's the very first
track Emily and I worked on. Her street-style, almost yelling like vocals are
a perfect fit for this classic remake.
"33 (years old)" - Initially I wanted
to write a comical or funny song but in the end it turned out to be a rather
crappy cry for help. Folk style.
"Maple, You're So Naked" - This is my favorite
track from 2009. It's a remake of a very famous Russian romance song, done in
a fused genre, sort of a mix between folk, alternative acoustic rock, some
elements of the trip-hop (moody sounds) and pretty messed up lyrics. The
words are a loose translation of the Russian poem. The translation is pretty rough
and it's not exactly following the proper English language sentence
construction styles, yet it works amazingly well. Kudos to Alex from
StrangeBodyMovements for this amazing poetic work! (wink:))
"Smile" - A very cute and
melodic tune about .. well.. nothing really. Some romantic encounter at the
bar. I used a kazoo in this tune, someone gave it to me at the bar in Dallas,
"Monster" - An acoustic remake
of one of my early electronic works. Some dark yet confusing lyrics, I'm
still trying to understand what the hell it was that I was thinking about when
I wrote it.
"I don't want to set the
world on fire"
- The title speaks for itself. It's a remake of a famous 40's track by Ink
Spots, which was resurrected in to world masses by a video game FallOut3.
"Sealed With A Kiss" - well.. if you don't
recognize this tune then you're probably not from this planet. A remake.
You can always go directly in to my music folder and see if there are any
tracks that I missed in this update:
REALLY OLD NEWS
Y'all.. :) Got couple of tracks here, uhm. First one is the trip-hop tune
"I Am". I wrote it a while back, but
couldn't get the vocals quite right. After a bit of the alteration and shuffling
stuff around I finally agreed with myself on the version that I liked.
Strange, weird.. you know - PSM.. :) Check it out.
The second track is named "Exotic". It's a vocal-less eletronica
track, I made it up to fit the vocals of Rob Jeffries from AcidPlanet
(unfortunately don't the link to his AP page). Anyhow, it's been couple of
months since I sent him this track and he hasn't replied, so I presume he
either hated my version of just super busy. The most probable fact is
probably he hated it. But I can still post it here! :) Enjoy, it's pure
electronica, a bit repetitive and lacks intro/ending, but oh well, me no
09/26/2008 Yes, it's been 4 months since my last
update. I should really start paying more attention to this site.. But oh,
well.. I update it when I think it's worth updating. And today it is!! Yes!
So, I wrote a new song "Night Walk", a rather catchy cute tune.
Everything in it is unplugged. That's right. Acoustic guitar, ukulele, finger
snaps, drums, even the bass.. which is just me going "uhm.. pum..
pum.." :)) Hehe. Anyhow, I posted it on youtube:
Also, I've done 2 more songs since May, didn't really post them here then, so
here they are:
Addiction - this
is a rather gloomy track about the virtues of human addiction to pretty much anything...
It's got nice spoken poetry and then a catchy hook/chorus.
See Ya, my dear-
this is a kind of a cool track, featuring my buddy Will Spiro on the
saxophone. It also has a great hook...
05/09/2008 I know there weren't much of the
updates on my site since.. err.. Last YEAR!! damnnit..
Anyhow, but this time the update is pretty huge - the www.Acidplanet.com
website decided to put up a remix contest featuring yours truly with our song
called "I hate my job". Check out the contest page here: http://www.acidplanet.com/PSM
And don't forget about the PRIZES!! Yay! (the original track is available on
this site, just click on 'music' on top of the page, under the main picture)
11/25/2007 I guess I'm productive only on a per
month basis.. hmm.. Anyway, here's another installment to the PSM trip-hop
flavah, this time it's a bit on an animal side - wolves. Some classic
trip-hop beat patterns and a tasty chorus. "Sweet Yellow Eyes" - check it out.. Here
are the lyrics. I hope the song's not too disturbing
with the wolves crying and all..
10/28/2007 Heard a cool song on a radio..
"Elevator" by Hot Hot Heat... Awesome freaking song.. Here's my
rendition of the track - Elevator. Check it
09/15/2007 Another installment for your ukulele
collection - Fever. Check it out.. :))
08/31/2007 I have finally started the process and
will try to release my first CD this fall. Come to think of it it's been 10
years.. I think it's finally the time. Anyway, I'll post the updates on the
progress of the CD later. And for now I did a little silly cover of the song
"Whorehoppin'" by Eagles Of Death Metal, which you can check
out here: "Whorehoppin'(cover)". It's an R rated
material, so no kiddies, please.. :))
08/13/2007 Another month down the time toilet..
ehh.. Anyway, I've got couple of new tracks down, but nothing
ground-breaking. Decided to post my remake song "Nature Boy" on
YouTube. I have no one to shoot the video for me so I borrowed it (yeah, yeah,
I know.. but hey, it's not stealing - it's web2.0 !). Anyway, check it out
here, I think it fits the mood of the song pretty darn well. The vid is from
Gorillaz "El Manana" music video. Cheers. YouTube link: "Nature
07/09/2007 D'oh! 1.5 months this time... Had a
little bit of a creative crisis.. Anyway, couple of days ago my good friend
Mitko (Violent Moods, www.myspace.com/violentmoods) pointed me to an interesting profile (http://www.myspace.com/moonssoul2)
where I was pleasantly surprised by a very deep, soft, atlas like vocals of
the French girl Moon (I doubt it's her real name..). In her profile she's
posted an original song "The Travel" - a strangely mesmerizing
combination of minimalistic arrangement and kind of jazzy vocals. I've
decided to complement her song with my own flavor of sounds, beats and
whatever else I do best and voia la - here's the result "The Travel". Check it out...
05/23/2007 Can't believe it's been a month since
my last track... Here's a new one - it's an oldie but a goodie - "Nature Boy". It's a remake of Nat King
Cole's original recorded sometime in the 50's. I believe David Bowie did a
cover of this song with Massive Attack. But my version is bettah!!! :)))
Anyway, I think I've managed to keep that haunting feeling the original
song had... Enjoy, my little psm-ers... :))
04/22/2007 Met up with Mark (my drummer from the
late PSM band) and recorded him drum with 1 pair of stereo mics in the
basement of his house. Took the wave track home, loaded in to Acid, added my
vocals, extra acoustic guitar rythm, lead, bass, uhm, what else.. couple of
things here and there... The song is pretty famous - "Where Is My Mind (Pixies, PSM cover)".
Check it out. I think it came out OK.. Might need to adjust the eq on the
04/12/2007 Hmm, decided to make a video clip for
my remix of Bang-Bang. After giving it a little bit more of thought I
realized that it'd be pretty freaking hard to shoot my own video and edit it
down to 4 minutes, so I decided to use Kill Bill footage and just create a
"trailer" so-to-speak with my remixed track as a soundtrack. It's
my first attempt at doing video editing, so don't judge too harshly. :))
Check it out here: "Bang-Bang".
YouTube has converted it in to a mono sounding track for some reason... hmm..
04/02/2007 I did it! I quit drinking coffee.
Period. And the reason for that is my anxiety was through the roof. I mean
like really up there. Driving in traffic made me feel like I had a Tourette's
syndrom. It's been 2 weeks now and I'm a lot more relaxed, chilled out and ceased
pondering about mortality. However, the schizophrenia is kicking in. The
healthy one, more of a self-analytical type. Hence a new track - "Monster". It
sounds as if I'm singing about someone. That someone is pretty much.. well..
03/22/2007 Aight, back to the trippy side of the
Peach Stealing Monkeys!! :) The new track is up - "Defy", it sounds a bit like "life in
mono".. or not.. I might be full of it.. Anyway, check it out! :)
03/12/2007 Another musical installment from my
little ukulele - this time it's a very pretty track "Ever Fallen In Love".
Looks like I'm on the roll for ukulele.. lele..lah--lahalala...
03/04/2007 Decided to dust off my ukulele and
record something else with it. This time it's Ricky Nelson's classic and his
first hit "Poor Little Fool". Check it out.. (click
on the song name).
03/02/2007 Big news this time - PSM has won the 8mm remix contest on the acidplanet. Here's the link to the winning
The news came rather unexpectedly, the judging took very long so by the time
it was announced I already forgot about this producer's battle. Well, still
have no idea why I won, but I guess it might be something to do with the
'noire' genre approach as many have noticed. The gift basket is awesome
though... really awesome... :))
02/24/2007 Honestly I think every single artist
has to graduate from the "School of Summertime".... Here's my
diploma - "Summertime".
As usual - the vocals are by the crystal fragile Christine Lunaire... :))
01/28/2007 I think I'm on the roll this month...
hmm.. Got stuck at work, then spent couple of hours mixing acid6.0 dvd's
loops at my desk and came up with this little wierdness: "Have you ever...". It's a trip-hop mix
with a swing chorus. Doubt there's anything else that can be said about this
01/16/2007 Ok, download should work fine now..
:)) I'm going back to my trip-hop roots
(ha-ha) with the newest addition - "Beautiful Life". The song was made
possible with the vocals and lyrics by the extremely talented Christine
from Austin, TX. We've met on myspace.com in November of 2006 when I did a
remix of one of her songs from "Rousheauproject". Since then we've
already done 3 songs and it seems that we didn't meet for nothing. I'm amazed
by Christine's energy and desire to sing and constantly deliver the results
so-to-speak. Her vocals are extremely dynamic, smooth, powerful and possess
quite a bit of a range. Anyway, give it a listen, see if you like it...
12/23/2006 I don't think I can stay off music for
a long time. It's like a drug to me. I took a 1 week long break and felt like
something was missing. So yesterday I came up with a fast new track that I
literally recorded in under 3 hours and then spent another 30 minutes on
polishing some rough edges. I've got a little bit of a sinus problem so the
vocals sound a bit funny.. I hope not that funny.. "The One For Me".
The lyrics are originally by LoveBug from
Netpoets.com, even though I've adapted them for a song and you can find them
12/15/2006 So I was watching "Scrubs",
heard the acapella version of "over the rainbow".. then heard
another song in Rice Krispies cereal commercial.. anyway, both of them had
the ukulele playing. I got so in to it so I went to the store and picked one
up for myself. Played with it for couple hours, learned some chords (they're
all different from the regular guitar) and recorded this - "Sea of Love (for ukulele)"
11/20/2006 Yahoo!! I'm the winner of one of the
remix contests that are constantly taking place on Acid Planet. This one was
for Julie Moffitt (Burst Records) and my remix was found to be the best of
them all. Here's a link to the article and my version: http://www.acidplanet.com/contests/juliemoffitt 11/05/2006 Another addition to PSM upcoming album
"The Missing Link Of The Lo Fi".. If it'll ever get released... I
think 10 songs should do it.. or may be 11.. we'll see
Anyway here's a new track called "Lovely Ghost".
It's amazing how some songs take days and others take hours...
10/23/2006 Ok, finally finished something new... -
I don't think I've ever spent so much time on a track. It took me 4 months to
complete this one. The arrangement of the song was changed three times from a
plain 4x4 down-tempo to the current pop-ish like trip-hop (trip-pop). If you
listen to the lyrics of it you might pick up on the reason why I didn't give
04/09/2006 Another new song is up - "Where Did You Sleep Last Night"
The second you hear it you will recognize the undying American Folk classic
originally written by Lead Belly. I believe "Nirvana" also did a
remake of this song...
03/20/2006 Our track "In The Air" hit #1 spot in all charts on"Acidplanet.com" music
portal, which was a home to our first records since 1999 (under a different
profile). Anyway, the track stayed #1 for about a week and got more then a
thousand hits and still counting. We think this is one of our highest
achievements in this business (yeah, rite)...
"...The philosophy behind Ugly Nephew Records is to contradict the major
labels in two important ways. First we sell our music as cheaply as we can.
Secondly we create music specifically tailored for niche markets rather than
made as general (and unfulfilling) as possible. Hopefully Reverse Causality
is a strong first-step in this direction...."
your friends close, but your Peach Stealing Monkeys closer...