Updating the site

So I’m updating the website, as several changes are afoot.  Moving to an entirely WP format means that the large old site will be in disarray for awhile…and it appears as though many of the images from the blog did not carry over in the update.   Aaugh!

Cover Project

Well,  some of us musicians have teamed up to expand into a new project that will focus primarily on cover tunes.  We’ve got four strong sets of material, some of which you’ve heard performed with Rock Scarlet or Psychanaut, and some that you may have heard if you’ve attended parties or special events where I’ve […]

Personnel Changes in Psychanaut

I’ve really loved the harmonies that the guys in Psychanaut sing, and our dear Pirate Pete was an important part of that.  His voice is strong and his pitch is great.  So I’ll really miss that even more than his guitar playing.  And the dual leads he did with Brian were awesome. 

New Tune…”I See You…See Me”

One recent evening, here on the fourth planet from the Sun,  I heard a band.   As I listened, I was struck by how the vocalist was saying absolutely nothing at all.  No, I’m not exaggerating.  Just seemingly random empty words and phrases, delivered without soul or passion…and the lyrics truly felt hollow.  The music […]

Zeitgeist Movies

I’m always recommending the Zeitgeist movies, and it just occurred to me that I don’t think I’ve done so on this blog. Why do I recommend them?  Well, if you’re only reading this because you think my bands “rock”,  then it may not interest you, and you might just want to skip this particular post.  […]

Earthling’s Wolves

For those of you who’ve heard the rough mixes of our song, Earthling, you might be wondering why the voices of wolves have been featured in the beginning and ending of the song.

Quick Reminder ~ Sam Bonds Wednesday Sept 19

Technorati Tags: eugene oregon show,sam bonds,Psychanaut,Scarlet Jinn,original rock,Brian Elliott,Ian Finneran,Dr Berd,Spacey Visionary Rock,live performance We’re playing this Wednesday night at Sam Bonds in Eugene.  StackCats made a poster, so I’m adding it here:  Show starts at around 9PM with StackCats, and we’ll follow at about 10ish… The set includes a couple of the newest tunes […]

The Rediculously Complex Task of Selecting Cover Tunes

It’s a funny thing to be a songwriter.  Lyrics spring to mind often fully formed, or they come in dreams, of sometimes they just sing themselves — all of which is a great delight.  Words can be limiting as well, though.   I love singing, and I like to work with primal tones rather than words […]

CDBaby – songs are up!

Yay!  Several of the songs have now been posted to CDBaby ~ this means you can listen to them and/or get them on our website at http://www.psychanaut.com , our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Psychanaut , and i-tunes, Amazon, etc.  Right now, I was able to configure the “widget” to play each entire song on the facebook […]

New Songs…

I am so excited about the  new songs that we’re writing!  With the addition of Pete and Ian, the band now has three strong back up vocalists, which is allowing us to perform the songs with the nice full harmonies that I’ve always wanted.  For those of you who liked “”Seven Wonders” and Arriving” before, […]