Wednesday, April 4, 2018

new music videos & a live show this Sunday!

Many of you who follow me here do so because of my writings, but I occasionally write and perform music as well. For many years, I was in a noise-pop band called Bitesize, and my current lo-fi solo indie-pop music project is *soft vowel sounds* - you can listen to and learn more about both projects via those links.

I have a bunch of new news music-wise to share!

First, I will be doing a *soft vowel sounds* live show this Sunday, April 8th in the East Bay at the Ivy Room (860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA). The other bands will be Polythene Pam and The Sweet Trade. I will be opening up the show, so get there early if you don't want to miss my set! Doors at 6pm, show starts promptly at 7pm, $6-$10 sliding scale NOTAFLOF, must be 21+, more details here and here.

Second, over the weekend I released two new music videos for songs I plan to do at Sunday's show. Here they are:

Open Letter is a "coming out" song that I wrote way back when I was transitioning (circa 2001-02). My previous band Bitesize used to perform the song, although we never formally recorded it. In 2014, I recorded this version for the *soft vowel sounds* EP Ray versus Macbeth and the Music Box, part one (which you can download for free via the link; just enter "0"). You can find the lyrics for the song on Bandcamp.

I Killed Sting is a parody/tribute song for all the people who loved The Police, but have mixed feelings about Sting. It was a Bitsesize favorite, and I still often perform the song at *soft vowel sounds* shows.

Like I said, I'll be performing both these songs at Sunday's Ivy Room show, along with another song I have a music video for: Ray. It's my parody of the famous trans-themed song "Lola" by The Kinks. Here's that video if you're interested:

Anyway, I hope you can make it out to the show! And if you enjoy these songs and videos, please "like" them on YouTube & perhaps even "subscribe" to my YouTube feed!

And if you wanna sign up for my email lists, you can do so via these links:
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