Saturday, October 31, 2009

One belated, and one brand new

Hey everyone! I'm still plugging away, and although my pace has slowed, my enthusiasm has not!

A few weeks ago I finished (and forgot to post here) a cover I'd been working on, of a little ditty called "Gary" by Paco del Stinko. Similar to the Melvin cover below, this was done as part of a larger group effort; a bunch of us all surprised Paco with covers of his songs, all at once.

Hear my contribution here.

I also, finally, got around to finishing a studio version of my "False Positive." You may remember that this is track with which Ross Durand won a Songfight last summer. I know it's my own work, but I liked it so much I wanted to have a version of my own. So there you have it.

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posted by Jon Eric  2:21 AM 

Friday, June 19, 2009

Songfight Victory! Plus new(ish) songs!

Last week's Songfight dual-collaboration between Ross Durand and me has proven quite fruitful indeed, as Ross' version of my "False Positive" took first place in the fight! Congratulations to Ross for doing an excellent recording from my rough demo, and thank you to anyone who voted for it. My version of his song got 7 votes.

Rather than competing in this week's Songfight, I've been keeping myself busy revisiting some old tracks for a demo. This demo will double as an audition (for what, I won't yet say) and as an EP, for your listening pleasure. To that end, I've rerecorded my 2006 Songfight entry "Rhymes with Lucia," and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed remaking it.

In other news, way back in 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck my home in New Orleans (thankfully, I wasn't there at the time), I started a song. I played it solo on acoustic guitar a lot around campus, and most people seemed to like it, but it took me forever to figure out how to expand it into a full band arrangement. Only just now, in June 2009, have I completed it. It's called "Phantom," and though it's not as peppy-sounding as most of what you'll find here, I do hope you'll give it a listen and tell me what you think.

Over and Out,

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posted by Jon Eric  9:08 PM 

Sunday, June 7, 2009

"False Positive": Song Swap!

The Songfight title due today was "False Positive," and I did something a little different this time.

I contacted Ross Durand and provided him with a demo to record. He fleshed it out into a full track that's just great.

At the same time, he provided me with a demo, which I fleshed out into a full song of my own. As you can see, we both made huge improvements on each other's source material.

Make sure you go to Songfight and vote for the ones you like!

[Note: technical difficulties have been resolved. Nothing to see here]

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posted by Jon Eric  1:22 PM 


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