One song. Two versions. Two videos. BETTER – Part One Blerd Youth’s ‘Sucking of Your Soul’ Mix I was writing a song over the summer. A voice in my head kept taunting me, telling me that the song was stupid and irrelevant, that I was writing the way people wrote songs 30 years ago. Dinosaur. You [...]
“Digging don’t make you down.” Yes, they let me come above ground for this one. Ironically. And to paraphrase Haley Joel Osment: I SEE BAND MEMBERS. ALL THE TIME. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE.
“N-word is the punchline but this ain’t no joke.” I’m slumming on this one. Only four strings and one me.
“This is the last time I will do this for you.” I did this one first. Of course. In spite of the presence of one John Henry Bonham, this is the mellow one. Well, mellow until the guitar solo. Slow burn.
“No more chocolate Romeo. No more going gorillas.” Lyrically, this is Spike Lee meets John Hughes. A Jungle Fever/Pretty in Pink mashup, if you will. Note the dramatic tension between Tele Bryan and P-Bass Bryan.
What is BASEMENT LIVE? It’s this little website. And it’s an EP. A video EP. (A video mixtape?) Because I have new songs. And I want you to hear them. But I don’t have the energy to make another CD. (It would be my seventh. Boring!) So instead, I’m in my basement. With a sampling [...]