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Pride And Conviction

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

http://www.sheer.us/stuff/2016/PrideAndConviction.mp3

You stand here before me
Saying “Truth Is Absolute”, and yours is the one that’s true
I tell you that this can’t be
Because I don’t see things the way you do

Chorus
You may think, my brother
That you’re the good side and they’re the evil ones
While your opposite number
Stands with pride and conviction in all that they’ve done

Any attempt to sway you
Will meet with nothing but a brick wall
Change is no longer an option
You will hold this belief, stand or fall

*chorus*

So what is about some knowledge
That makes us think it’s irreproachable, beyond disproof
What is it about our memories
That makes us think that we remember absolute truth

*chorus*

Dedicated to everyone in this election who thinks the other side might also be made up of thinking, feeling, capable beings.

Tasty Tory Goodness

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Tory9. This is gonna be a great album.

November 3rd

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Another of my movie-soundtrack compositions.. http://sheer.us/stuff/2016/November3rd.mp3.

New ambient / movie soundtrack jam

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

So, trying to get my musical act together after my latest CA trip, I recorded a jam just to get back into the swing of things.. if it’s popular enough I’ll do a actual mixdown of it, otherwise, here’s a faders-up rendition: http://www.sheer.us/stuff/2016/PulseOfChanges.mp3

House of the rising sun

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Recently I realized that while I’ve played it many times live, I’ve never done a studio version of House Of The Rising Sun.. as it’s my favorite blues song to cover, I figured I should do something about that.

http://sheer.us/stuff/2016/Sheer.HouseOfTTheRisingSun.mp3 is the result. I gotta say, I dig it. I haven’t decided if it’s going on the album yet or not.. perhaps you all can vote 😉

Complete credits:

Everything: Sheer (it reminds me of the Pump Up The Volume bit where Nora asks HHH “You did this?” “Me and Radio Shack”. Only it’s “Me and a multitrack deck..” )

History Of Modern, remixed

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Here’s a remix of HOM – this is much closer to the version that will be on the album..

Sheer – History Of Modern

12 Bar Bach

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

So, this is a example of my sense of humor. Personally, I think it’s quite funny. I wasn’t going to release it, because I assumed it was just me who would think it was funny (sometimes my sense of humor is a little out of phase with everyone else’s), but then I ran it by a couple of friends and they also thought it was funny, so here we have..

http://sheer.us/stuff/2016/Sheer.12BarBach.mp3

How this track came to be – I recently purchased http://www.garritan.com/products/classic-pipe-organs/. After much struggling with getting it installed, I spent some time messing with it, and then decided to try doing something absurd with it, just to see how it stacked up. And what could be more absurd than using a pipe organ for the 12 bar blues?

From there, I was reminded of a theory I had discussed with my dad a long time ago, that J.S. Bach was a jam musician. And, of course the talking blues are a traditional thing.. so..

Believing Is Seeing

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

I’m proud to announce the first track from the upcoming 2016 Sheer solo album – Featuring Arthur St James on vocals and Bruce DeGrado on drums – http://sheer.us/stuff/2016/Sheer.BelievingIsSeeing.mp3.

Complete credits:

Lead Vocals: Arthur St James
Backing Vocals: Sheer
Guitars: Sheer, Arthur St James
Mixing: Sheer, Arthur St James
Piano, B3, Synthesizer: Sheer
Lyrics: Sheer
Music: Sheer
Arrangement: Sheer, Arthur St James
Drums: Sheer, Arthur St James, Bruce Degrado
Producer: Sheer
Associate Producer: Arthur St James

For Cygnostik

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

http://sheer.us/stuff/2016/Sheer.HistoryOfModern_2.mp3 – History of Modern, my first OMD cover.

This song is dedicated to my good friend Cygnostik, who runs EBM radio.

New and improved, with vocals that suck less.

More messing about

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

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