My bandmate in Gutter & Spine, Michelle Leona celebrated the completion of her dissertation last night at Lolita Bar. There were a lot of excellent performances from the rest of the bandmates and several other pals. I played two songs: video evidence below.
The video was taken by Marie using my blackberry. Not bad for a cell phone video.
Kinda silly, but it’s the first new song I’ve written in a while, and I needed to remember how to use my recording equipment. Though it’s goofy, I think there is a serious undertone about my own inherent insecurities and struggles to connect with other people.
I think it sounds pretty okay for a demo, but it will be much better when the DSO does it.
Ok, so I wrote a new song the other day. None of these are it. I hope to record a demo of it this week. But while looking through my files, I came across three old demos of songs that I never did with any band or released on any solo album. Previously unreleased Hornbuck-alia!
This first one has lyrics by my old songwriting partner George Mostoller. He often sends me lyrics, and sometimes I set them to music. He also wrote the songs “Subway” and “Lip-Smackin’ Woman,” which I sometimes perform.
“Another Time” — recorded 12/2/2004.
\”Another Time\” by M. David Hornbuckle
The next two are from a revue that Marie and I planned to write in 2002 called “Domination: the Musical.” I think these are the only two we got around to writing, and I’m pretty sure Marie wrote the lyrics for both of these.
“It’s Nice” and “Why Do I Do What I Do?” — recorded August 2002.
\”It\’s Nice\” from Domination: the Musical
\”Why Do I Do I Do What I Do?\” from Domination: the Musical
I attended Amy Uzi’s open mic last night at Tribes Gallery in the East Village (every Thursday at 8–cover charge is by donation). It was an interesting mix of the usual art star open mic crowd and some poets, some of whom were actually pretty good. I read a new short story. I took this video on my blackberry.
Then I had time leftover, so I sat at the piano and fumbled my way through one of my songs. If you listen carefully, you can hear Brer Brian playing guitar and singing from the audience.