Music

Bands

Lushy

2010 - 2011
Seattle, WA
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Bass

Joined these old friends during their stint as a ten-member live act, as opposed to their usual roster of three to five members. We had a horn section and everything! They're back to a more manageable five now. My dirty little secret is that I'd never owned a suit before gigging with this stylish band.

Sample track: Bella Beretta

An American Starlet

2001 - 2006
Seattle, WA
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Bass, Keyboards, Guitar

Fulfilled two life-long music dreams by going on tour with a band and recording an album that had a barcode on it. We were critically well received but rarely ventured out of Ballard, the (former?) home of Americana in Seattle. Eventually the singer/songwriter quit the band and moved to L.A. like a bona fide rock star.

Sample track: Half a Heart

Downpilot

2005
Seattle, WA
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Bass

Played bass with Downpilot for a few months before their original bassist decided to rejoin. Short stint for me and I never got to record with Downpilot, but I'm a huge fan of Paul's songs and glad I got the chance to play.

Sample track: Cold Street Light

The Shiners

1998 - 2001
Seattle, WA
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Bass

After a brief stint in complex Seattle pop band Epigene, I went to the other end of the spectrum and got a years-long classic country education by playing with the Shiners. We were a bar band, playing three hour sets and getting drunks to dance in varying degrees of earnestness to old-school country. To this day I know of no other country band which based a love song on quantum physics. Band split when the singer/songwriter decided he was too old for the music racket, broke up the band and moved back South.

Sample track: Quantum Quandary

Epigene

1995 - 1996
Seattle, WA

Bass

My first band experience in the musical Mecca of Seattle, which is nice. And really the only XTC-influenced band I've ever played with, which is also nice, especially as a bass player who adores Colin Moulding's work.

Sample track: Mechanical Charm Offensive

Coffee Shop Trio

1992 - 1994
State College, PA

Guitar

Acoustic cover band featuring myself on guitar backing two female vocalists. We mostly performed songs by folky female acts of the era: Indigo Girls, etc.

Dorothy Fell

1990 - 1992
State College, PA

Bass

Local alternative rock act in my college town. I still think this is a fantastic name for a band, but after I left, the band played on under a lesser name.

Solo Recordings

by Todd Gehman

This year's theme was my new home of NYC.

Track listing:

  1. New York Hustle  [home demo]
  2. Astrid's Eyes  [home demo]
  3. Subway Club  [home demo]
  4. Cross-City Bus  [home demo]
  5. Sandy Sideways  [home demo]
  6. Walk on the Water [home demo]
  7. Green-Wood  [home demo]
  8. Chelsea  [home demo]
  9. Fly By Night  [home demo]
  10. Homestun [home demo]
  11. Bastard Sun  [home demo]
  12. You in Your Youth [home demo]
  13. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry [home demo]
  14. Left on a Cold Train  [home demo]
  15. Wild Side  [home demo]

by Todd Gehman

This year's album was a love letter to my Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, because I knew I'd be leaving soon for New York.

Track listing:

  1. Aurora Boring Alice  [home demo]
  2. Steal (Metal Mart)  [home demo]
  3. Oh, Well  [home demo]
  4. Vinegar and Piss  [home demo]
  5. Macefield  [home demo]
  6. Wild Sands  [home demo]
  7. White Tattoos  [home demo]
  8. Ballard Bridge  [home demo]
  9. Shingletown Country  [home demo]
  10. 'Fore the sun came  [home demo]
  11. Chittenden [home demo]
  12. Ballard Bowl Blues  [home demo]
  13. It's Only Monday (So Hold Me Baby)  [home demo]
  14. Golden Gardens  [home demo]

by Jason and the Juggernauts [solo alias]

This year I tried to do songs based strictly on topics that surfaced by clicks on the "random article" button on Wikipedia. It didn't go very well. I didn't quite reach NaSoAlMo's 29:09 minimum time limit of finished material, but here is a sampling of some song attempts. These songs were never fully mixed and never mastered. So, with regard to how they sound...never mind that.

Track listing:

  1. Charles Street and Blackhill Road  [home demo]
  2. Hooray for Tuesday [home demo]
  3. d3o  [home demo]
  4. The Pope  [home demo]
  5. The Revolution [home demo]
  6. Slide [home demo]
  7. Freedom of Religion in Japan  [home demo]
  8. List of Record Labels Starting with L in Alphabetical Order  [home demo]
  9. Avery's Word  [home demo]
  10. Sunflower Rusty [home demo]
  11. Council Creek Yearbook  [home demo]

by The Novemberists [solo alias]

I'd started learning the drums in 2007, so I incorporated them into my NaSoAlMo stuff this year. Which means I tried a few rock songs too. I had a lot more fun at it this year and this is probably my favorite of the first three fake records I made. These are "Meta Songs" in that they're all about the process of recording an album at NaSoAlMo speed.

Track listing:

  1. Number One Rock Song  [home demo]
  2. Sixteen Minutes  [home demo]
  3. Fast Food Blues  [home demo]
  4. B.C. Runner [home demo]
  5. Enunciation Breakdown  [home demo]
  6. Brain Eats Heart [home demo]
  7. Cousin [home demo]
  8. Having Hadn't Had [home demo]
  9. Rhyme with Orange  [home demo]
  10. Fifty Ways [home demo]
  11. I Won't Crack [home demo]
  12. What the Devil [home demo]
  13. Taking it On [home demo]
  14. Out of Ideas [home demo]
  15. Twenty-Third Day  [home demo]
  16. Down to the Wire [home demo]
  17. November is Over [home demo]
  18. Next Halloween  [home demo]

by The Snockerers [solo alias]

My second go at National Solo Album Month. I'd learned a year earlier that it was possible for me to write songs, so this time I tried writing better ones and chose a theme I actually cared about, Photography. I put too much pressure on myself and melted my brain.

Track listing:

  1. Crowded Darkroom [home demo]
  2. Minor White [home demo]
  3. Mug Shooter  [home demo]
  4. Tri-X [home demo]
  5. Masterprinter [home demo]
  6. Hangover Kids  [home demo]
  7. I Like the Night  [home demo]
  8. Shots at the Bar  [home demo]
  9. Plainclothes Man  [home demo]
  10. The Recruiter [home demo]
  11. NaSoAlMo Proud  [home demo]
  12. Masterpiece [home demo]

by Speler [solo alias]

My first foray into National Solo Album Month. Also my first foray into songwriting and recording semi-fully-realized music. I chose the theme of watermelons so that I wouldn't waste precious recording time writing lyrics. It didn't work.

Track listing:

  1. Pink Snow [home demo]
  2. Watermelon Queen  [home demo]
  3. Lori's Story  [home demo]
  4. Subway Incident [home demo]
  5. Green Rind [home demo]
  6. Besting the Field in Yield  [home demo]
  7. Gypsy Vampire Melons [home demo]
  8. Luling Texas Thump  [home demo]
  9. Watermelon Love [home demo]

Classical

Fugue in Gm

Year 1990
Genre
Key Gm
Artist Todd Gehman
Roles

Fugue in Gm

by Todd Gehman

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Uncle Sol's 12-Tone March

Year 1991
Genre
Key E♭
Artist Todd Gehman
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Uncle Sol's 12-Tone March

by Todd Gehman

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Study in Gm

Year 1990
Genre
Key Gm
Artist Todd Gehman
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Study in Gm

by Todd Gehman

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Little Fugue in Dm

Year 1990
Genre
Key Dm
Artist Todd Gehman
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Little Fugue in Dm

by Todd Gehman

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Study in Bb

Year 1990
Genre
Key B♭
Artist Todd Gehman
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Study in Bb

by Todd Gehman

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Study in A Major

Year 1990
Genre
Key A
Artist Todd Gehman
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Study in A Major

by Todd Gehman

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Canon in Dm

Year 1990
Genre
Key Dm
Artist Todd Gehman
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Canon in Dm

by Todd Gehman

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