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Vicky2

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

So, my first post of 2017 will be a bit of neoclassical – this actually started as a completely improvisational attempt to express my sadness, pain, fear, and other negative emotions surrounding a situation in my life. Whatever else you can or can’t say about it, I think some of my emotions when I played it come out nicely in the recording. Happier stuff in the pipeline, folks, including a cover of Angel From Montgomery that cooks pretty well, but for today, this is what we’ve got.

Vicky2.

City Of New Orleans (w/ Jefferson Jay)

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Again, Jefferson Jay has very kindly allowed me to play protools tennis with one of his tracks.. this one is a favorite of mine, and one I’ve covered on my own a number of times. I think you all will enjoy how mellow this came out..

City Of New Orleans

Hope And Despair

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Little bit of trance for my fans out there. This will probably get another makeover with some more layers of lead instruments and a few samples or some spoken word.

This was actually just a ‘getting my mojo back’ track – I spent three weeks in CA, not playing at all, and was a little rusty.

Hope And Despair

Go Cubs Go (w/ Jefferson Jay)

Friday, November 4th, 2016

So, just for fun, here’s a collaboration with my friend Jefferson Jay, a cover of a Steve Goodman song:

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

All the wrong notes are mine, all the right ones are his. 😉

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