Video

9:01. I wrote this piece, Pacifica, a while back, just to see if I could still compose and arrange a piece for chamber orchestra and synthesizers. Pacifica is the title track from my next instrumental album, which I will be releasing later this year, after I have released One Man’s Opinion Of Moonlight, a collection of acoustic ballads.

To create this video, I appropriated footage from around YouTube, much of it from National Geographic documentaries. I hope they don’t mind!

I wrote this piece, Pacifica, a while back, just to see if I could still compose and arrange a piece for chamber orchestra and synthesizers. Pacifica is the title track from my next instrumental album, which I will be releasing later this year, after I have released One Man’s Opinion Of Moonlight, a collection of acoustic ballads.

To create this video, I appropriated footage from around YouTube, much of it from National Geographic documentaries. I hope they don’t mind!

Video

4:36. David Bowie’s beautiful Word On A Wing, performed at the Bateau Ivre in Berkeley a couple years back.  I don’t have many recent live videos, I’m afraid. I had been taking care of my landlady around the clock for two weeks prior to this show. No time to rehearse, and not much sleep. I’m afraid it showed.

5:56. Bryan Ferry’s Mamouna. I run backing tracks off my iPad for live shows. I do all the arrangements myself, of course. With the release of my next album (coming soon), I imagine my sets will be a lot more just me and the guitar.

4:33. Maia, It’s You. A song I wrote for someone very special to me at one time. Still special to me. It didn’t work out, I’m afraid, but I am still close to her and her daughter, whom I love like one of my own.

Videos for various vocal and instrumental pieces.

3:24. Celeste, from my first vocal album, Pop Down The Years. I shot the footage in the community garden I built in the small Central Valley town where I now find myself.

14:45. Summer of ’68,  from the seasons {remixed/remastered}.  Hit play and float away.

6:26. Stay, from my album, Pop Down The Years. XavierXreivax, whom I found on YouTube (but doesn’t seem to be there anymore!) did the lovely video. Not what I was expecting at all, but I love it’s subtle power and simplicity more every time I watch it. Thanks Xavier!

4:34. Fountain of you, a dance of courtship, from my first instrumental album, Flight of the Atom Bee. I shot the footage out at Cambria, California. With my iPhone, of course!

6:39. Bulbous and Flapping, from my album, Deus Sex Machina. They don’t make cartoons like this anymore!

7:38. The Big Shimmer, the opening track on Flight of the Atom Bee. I shot the footage coming back from the coast one afternoon. It had been sunny at the shore, but when I reached the coastal hills, I hit this thick romantic fog. Handheld iPhone video!

5:29. March of the Molecule Men, also from Flight of the Atom Bee. I stole this video and added my music. The original soundtrack is the narrator’s voice processed by the same software, making it ugly and unlistenable. So, no apologies!

9:42. Sheeps In The Vineyard features Stephanie In The Morning, from my next instrumental album, Pacifica. A small herd of sheep graze in the vineyard at a winery in St. Helena, California. A thinly-disguised Christ parable, masquerading as a pastoral meditation.  Music from when we lived inside the sun. The first video I ever made. You can tell, right?

6:51. Featuring Redhead Tells The Sun, from my next instrumental album, Pacifica. Terrifyingly beautiful, treated old film, Dream of the Wild Horses, which won the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Short Movie in 1963. My second ever video. I had no idea what I was doing. I must redo it one of these days!

5:14. Sleep (an homage to Andy Warhol) Freddy sleeps to the accompaniment of the song, Serenity Applicator, suspended between an armchair and the scratching post. I recommend watching the video seventy to eighty times to get the experience of watching the original Warhol film, Sleep. You can find Serenity Applicator on the album Flight of the Atom Bee.

6:51. HoneyBun Overture. This is the opening song on my electronic/orchestral cd, Deus Sex Machina. It’s also available on the extremely rare HoneyBun Spanking New Day Dance Compilation, Vol. I. Grabbed this footage from some wonderfully awful sci-fi movies from the fifties. The kind of movies dentists finance so they can have a shot at banging actresses.

4:21. Pop Down The Years, recorded in my living room, as I recall. From my first vocal album, Pop Down The Years, coincidentally. Made from pieces found here and there, all public domain, except the 2001 footage, most likely. This song is very important to me and the video will give some clues as to why.

My next album will include an acoustic version recorded in a proper studio.

From the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Altered States Part One (Free Love), featuring 3 Seconds Before Maia Smiled, from the album Deus Sex Machina, available on Bandcamp.

Altered States was an hour-long commissioned multi-media installation covering four decades of work by light show pioneer Glenn McKay that ran for six months in 1999 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. My pieces were used for the seventies segment

Both of these songs are on my album Deus Sex Machina, available on Bandcamp.

Altered States Part Two (Are You Experienced?), featuring Ubi Mel Ibi Apes (Where there is honey, there are bees), from the album Deus Sex Machina, available on Bandcamp.

Altered States was an hour-long commissioned multi-media installation covering four decades of work by light show pioneer Glenn McKay that ran for six months in 1999 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. My pieces were used for the seventies segment

Both of these songs are on my album Deus Sex Machina, available on Bandcamp.

Three versions of Take Me Down, from Pop Down The Years.

Take Me Down, from Pop Down The Years, official :::::ahem:::::: video for my song using insanely great found footage – some tacky old science fiction movie, probably financed by dentists so they could bang some hot actresses.

My first fan video on YouTube!!! Same version from the album. I was soooooo happy to discover someone, a stranger,  had made an actual fan video of one of my songs. Like I had arrived.

Take Me Down (unplugged). Probably the last time I will ever have long hair … it was a while ago. But I like the rendition.