[sounds] Stripped State: Laurel Canyon Recordings

From January to June 2018, my wife Cat costume designed the Amazon series adaptation of the podcast Homecoming that shot in L.A., so we decamped Brooklyn for a 1930s cottage aerie perched halfway up Laurel Canyon. I bought a knock around Seagull guitar at the perfect scaled All-In-One guitar shop in Koreatown, and recorded a couple dozen tracks in our Gould Avenue house. My Gentleman of the Canyon adventure took me to a songwriting time zero, stripped down and raw, to that place where I just sat and thought and wrote and strummed. And listened. And learned.

This Canyon Drive video:
youtu.be/9M2kgtzeT6M

These tracks are “demos,” all recorded with the intention of evolution. But for now, they float the aether in a simplest, stripped state, kicking up some glorious west coast dust for me. Who knows where we’ll meet again. Hopefully, in The Canyon.

BANDCAMP (SELECTED TRACKS)

SOUNDCLOUD (FULL SET)


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Appeared overnight in our lobby. Lieutenant Luna’s initial investigation turned up that Dawn Forgottomanni in Apt 1L spotted Mrs. Karpchuk from Apt 3R getting into an Uber today wearing a Havapoo ushanka. Developing…
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[img] “symmetry is so appealing…” 🎼 wye oak

“symmetry is so appealing…” 🎼 wye oak
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[img] our flâneur at a puppy social

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[img] “No Dog’s Poop” was the beta version of “No Man’s Sky,” but the gaming world wasn’t ready for a Massive Multiplayer First Person Sh*tter.

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[img] “Westy, roughly, how long is Luna?” “1 uke.”

“Westy, roughly, how long is Luna?”
“1 uke.”
October 05, 2018 at 06:17PM
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[img] Sleeping dogs are the truth, so we let them lie.

Sleeping dogs are the truth, so we let them lie.
October 03, 2018 at 08:59AM
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[img] “Mmm, so… How do you go back down?”

“Mmm, so… How do you go back down?”
September 29, 2018 at 07:59PM
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[img] “The moment was all; the moment was enough.” – Virginia Woolf, The Waves (1931)

“The moment was all; the moment was enough.” – Virginia Woolf, The Waves (1931)
September 24, 2018 at 07:55PM
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[img] Blocks your path and intones, “Atone for your sins.” What do you do?

Blocks your path and intones, “Atone for your sins.” What do you do?
September 19, 2018 at 05:24PM
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[img] chaos meets melody

chaos meets melody
September 18, 2018 at 05:05PM
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[img] “Uh, a little help here…”

“Uh, a little help here…”
September 17, 2018 at 02:24PM
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[img] Luna(r) transmission

Luna(r) transmission
September 16, 2018 at 08:47AM
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[img] “Yeah, I’m Luna. What’s it to you?”

“Yeah, I’m Luna. What’s it to you?”
September 14, 2018 at 05:31PM
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[story] The Frame Spider

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Spiders spin sandwich bread, big box stores carry stem cell EZ-Kits, and Congress wrestles with the regulation of creation. Just another day in near-future America.

Future. Food. Fiction?

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[music video] This Canyon Drive

Figures that living in Laurel Canyon for six months would inspire one of my best tracks. Special place. Will return with more permanence someday.


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