Slow Roll

November 2nd, 2011 // add a comment // filed under Music, Politics

Sometimes it’s weird being me. I’ve had the skeleton of a song sitting on the back burner for years — literally, years. I liked what I had of it, but it just never really seemed like it was done. And then, last week, in the shower — not even joking — I finished it. I realized in retrospect that I’d been waiting for a B-section, and while thinking about all the protests lately about money’s role in politics, the B-section just sort of assembled itself.

This morning, barely a week later, I finished this:

Everything but that middle section has been rattling around in my brainpan for longer than I can remember, but all of a sudden it all came together and it all came out. You can read the lyrics on the song page here, or head over to the Bandcamp page to download your own copy.

I’d love to hear what you think; comments on this post are open, or of course you can always drop me a line personally.

Thanks for listening.

What’s That? A New Song, You Say?

April 1st, 2011 // add a comment // filed under Music

It’s true! I’ve been messing around with GarageBand on the iPad, and have been having a hell of a good time with it. So I figured, hey, why not share the results with the world?

This instrumental was created entirely on an iPad, with just a few volume tweaks done in GarageBand for the Mac to compensate for my overzealous virtual-bass tapping. I’d love to hear what you think of it.

One Last Bandcamp Love Letter

February 18th, 2011 // add a comment // filed under Music

Putting Lorem Ipsum up on Bandcamp was so easy that I decided to go ahead and put every single damn song I’ve released up there. That includes the entirety of Unaffiliated and even Tributes — neither of which has been available for purchase before. (The only exception is “Suburban Galileo,” which I set as an iTunes exclusive when I released Early Output on iTunes, because it amused me.)

I know you longtime listeners probably have most, if not all, of these songs already, but one of the reasons I love Bandcamp is that they make songs so damn easy to share. For example, you can just paste a link to a song or album from Bandcamp on your (or someone else’s!) Facebook wall, and it’ll automatically embed a streaming player. So, you know, I’m not saying you should spam your friends with Johnny High Ground music or anything. (Well, I kinda am.) But if there are older tunes you specifically like, it’s now easier than ever to share them with others. I like sharing. Sharing is good.

OK, enough about Bandcamp. For awhile, at least. Oh, wait — let me leave you with the link to my Bandcamp site: johnnyhighground.bandcamp.com.

Bandcamp Bandcamp Bandcamp.

OK, stopping for real now.

Thanks for listening,
-joe

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