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Snow - From White Christmas

Every year I try to do a christmas song. I do this in place of a christmas card! I’m a little late finishing our Christmas song this year. That’s because this song is more complex than it sounds. Margie and…

It's My Life - Bon Jovi Cover

I think my favorite thing about this video is that it gave me an excuse play Mario 3 from beginning to end for the time lapse portion without using any warp whistles. Also, I always thought it was funny that…

Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper Cover (With Luis Ventura)

A long over-due collaboration with my friend Luis Ventura. He played the doctor in the musical Next to Normal at our local theatre. I’ve always liked this song. Cyndi Lauper’s performance was so melodramatic and so is the original music…

Marvelous Things - Eisley Cover

A song by one of my favorite “modern” bands - Eisley. Funny story, I actually started recording this song years and years ago. My acoustic guitar is in the shop and I thought I might as well finish this one…

I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty Cover

I always loved this song. I remember seeing the original music video and noticing that Tom Petty had half the Beatles playing with him! I mean, you know he had to have something going for him to have George and…

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The Neverending Story Theme - Cover

Ok nostalgia freaks, have I got one for you! Why did the eighties have so many weird yet awesome fantasy movies? Here’s Margie and I doing our best to rock the Neverending Story Theme!

Bus Stop - Hollies Cover

How is it that so many great songs came out in 1966?! Most people don’t know, but this song was actually written by Graham Gouldman (from the band 10cc), and not by the members of the Hollies, though their version…

Eleanor Rigby - Beatle Cover

 

To me, The Beatles are the greatest of all time. Eleanor Rigby, written by Paul McCartney with the help of some particularly fabulous string arrangements from George Martin, is a brilliant composition. Lyrically it’s a beautifully tragic song about loneliness…

Heroes - David Bowie Cover

I am not over David Bowie’s passing even though it has been 2 years. Why is the death of a celebrity still on my mind? How does somebody I don’t even know still make me sad when I think about…

I Want to Break Free - Queen cover

I met Kate Barret this past year in production of Jesus Christ SuperStar that we were in together. We became fast friends and promptly decided we needed to collaborate on a Queen song. Now, you don’t just cover Queen -…

Lo How a Rose - Christmas Carole

My family’s Christmas card isn’t usually an actual card. Instead Margie and I like to record a Christmas song and make a video. This year we went with Lo How A Rose Ere Blooming - a slightly lesser known song…

Say Say Say - Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney Cover

I recently finished another fabulous collaboration, this time with my friend Ali Luey. I’ve known Ali since the year 2000. We have been in numerous musicals together over the years and I just knew her voice and vibe would be…

Shine - Collective Soul Cover

I finished my cover video for July. This is a version of Collective Soul's "Shine" which was a fixture on the radio as I was growing up in the grunge era. I am very happy with how this turned out…

Philhelmon: Visits, Videos, & New Album

A lot has been happening on the Philhelmon front. Henk Bol came and visited us here in Oregon, USA and we did a lot of work for the forthcoming album Perpetual Immobile: Epistemic Impossibility.

We shot a lot of video…

Philhelmon - Henk's Visit

A lot has been happening on the Philhelmon front. Henk Bol came and visited us here in Oregon, USA and we did a lot of work for the forthcoming album Perpetual Immobile: Epistemic Impossibility. 

We shot a lot of video…

Ave Maria

Instead a Christmas card, I like to record a classic Christmas song each year as time allows. This year I went with Ave Maria by Schubert.

Merry Christmas all!

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David Bowie - Live On Mars Cover

Few artist's passing have made me sadder than that of David Bowie. I've loved his music since I discovered him in the 1990s. When grunge was all the rage, I was listening to his tripped out electronic album Earthling thinking…

Hello - Adele Cover

I like to do covers. It helps me hone my craft - that is, recording and playing instruments. I get to play the instruments that I don't always get to play when I put out music with my bands. I…

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Riu Riu Chiu & What Child Is This?

I've always liked the Monkees' version of the classic carol Riu Riu Chiu, so I took a swing at my own arrangement.

I was first exposed to this song via my high school music teacher in zero period madrigals. It's…

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Redtop Medusa - No Excuses Cover

Redtop Medusa got together and covered one of our favorite bands from the 90s, Alice in Chains. This song and their music was in constant rotation for my sister and I growing up. They are a seriously underrated band with…

FourFiveSeconds & Fare Thee Well

I recorded a fun cover of the recent hit FourFiveSeconds by Paul McCartney, Rihanna, and Kanye West. Isaac Jones and I laughed and laughed while making this, hopefully you will too. 

In other news, I was involved in the filming…

I'm A Believer & Summer Gigs

I'm A Believer 

I recently recorded a super fun cover of the Monkees' song "I'm A Believer" with a group of friends on a beach trip. It was an interesting exercise in recording a whole lot of people in one…