August 25, 2012

Have a listen: Beer is for Girls

Whoa!  Hey, kids!  When last we met, which was quite some time ago, I'd just had a song included on the "For the Dream!" bardic fundraiser project.  I'd also been intending to record the rest of my songs, in the hopes that having them in a finished state somewhere would free my brain up for new compositions.  But somewhere between having an awesome job and really cool friends, I became sidetracked, and the music slowed down.

So what I'm going to do is start posting a new recording of one of my works each week, in an effort to keep the momentum going.  Once a week's up and a new song goes up, the old one comes down, so listen while you can.  Once I've hit a critical mass, I might put them all back up or arrange them into an album, or like...something.

This week, I'll post the very song that went on the "For the Dream!" compilation album, lo those many months ago.  And if you like it and would like a copy for your very own to listen to after this week is up, you can still buy it at  But the album is only available through Labor Day - so you've got one week of joy before the song is gone from my website and the album's no longer available!

This is "Beer is for Girls," an original work by yours truly composed in the style of an Elizabethan drinking song.  For my geeky brethren, you can download the documentation!

Aw, too late!  Go listen to my new recording.  :-)

And stay tuned for more as the weeks go by.  I've already got 2 original poems and a troubadour song ready for posting, and more on the way.

March 10, 2012

For the Dream! - A Bardic Fundraiser

I am back because there are things and they are exciting things!!!

Lady Lorelei Skye is spearheading an awesome project to benefit the SCA general fund, which as you may know has taken quite a hit lately.  She's putting together a 2-volume compilation album of SCA bardic works, which will be available soon through Heather Dale's  Each downloadable volume will be $10 a pop, and all proceeds will go straight to the recently depleted general fund.

And guess what - my beer song is on it!*  I'm posting the track here as a teaser, to whet your pallets for the full album.  I'm going to leave this track up for you to listen to until the album goes live on iBards, and then I'm TAKIN' IT DOWN!!!  Cuz y'all gotta go buy the album, see?  It's for a good cause.

Oh noes!  The album's ready!  No more listening for free!  ;-)  I'll see about posting a snippet-preview, and a big, exuberant announcement blog post later today, when I'm work.

*Barring some technological disaster, of course.  I feel compelled to point out that in the event that the file I sent to Lorelei spontaneously combusts upon uploading it to iBards, all bets are off.  It's unlikely, but it is the first time I've done this.  :-)