Archive for the ‘50 song challenge’ Category

Leaky Basement Blues

August 24, 2009

We’ve had a ton of rain this summer – way above average and my basement (similar to a submarine as I have a small window in the studio section which I would have trouble squeezing through) has sprung a leak. Fortunately, it’s not near my music. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a pain to clean […]

15 Seconds of Shame

July 23, 2009

Song #15 in Hardcory Mogkenstein’s 50 Song Challenge coincidentally has the number 15 in the title and it’s 15 seconds long – I present to you: 15 Seconds of Shame. I was thinking about the 15 minutes of fame that is more like 15 seconds these days and doesn’t it seem more common to get […]

I’m a Tennis Widower to Roger Federer

July 20, 2009

Roger Federer inspired this one as Wimbledon was wrapping up. I would have had it posted on the final day of Wimbledon but when you’re a tennis widower to Roger Federer you have to look after the kids instead of recording songs. I’m showing my delicate and fragile side on this one as an attempt […]

Pontiac Beaumont

July 5, 2009

Here’s my latest tune. This is for my nephew Joey’s 16th birthday. He bought himself a 1969 Pontiac Beaumont and I wrote him this song – kind of like one of those t-shirts that say my parents went to Florida and all I got was this lousy t-shirt. We also got him some cool Betty […]

Corduroy Does Best Motorhead Cover Ever

July 3, 2009

I’ve been thinking of doing some cover songs for a while and I just happened to come across a classic! Listen to this fine acid jazz rendition of Motorhead by Corduroy! I’m liking the Grooveshark 🙂 Now I just have to decide if I can accept cover songs into my 50 song challenge…

Technical Difficulties

June 22, 2009

Straight to the list of technical difficulties I’ve recently experienced: Last.fm sucks. They are now charging for their service. They weren’t upfront about the fee and snuck it in one day saying I couldn’t hear anymore music unless I paid their ransom. Now I’m looking for a new best music site After being bummed out […]

Zombie Short Movie

April 6, 2009

As if the 50 song challenge wasn’t enough for the year, I decided a couple weeks ago that I would love to score a movie or something like that. Being in the CG Biz (CG is cool kid lingo for Computer Graphics) gives me an edge in this realm, or so I like to think. […]

Hotel Room Blues

April 1, 2009

Last week I was in San Francisco for GDC (the Game Developer Conference). I would love to develop a game again but I was there for work. On the flight down, I was thinking about how I could progress on the 50 song challenge. Writing lyrics seemed like a good way to make progress, but […]

Shingles Jingle

March 22, 2009

A couple interesting things have happened to me over the last couple of weeks. First, I seem to be one of those lucky people who gets that adult relapse of Chicken Pox known as Shingles. Second, Polly has said that my vocals are too blah, for lack of a better term. I know I’m not […]

50 Songs per Year

March 10, 2009

I set myself a goal to write and record 50 songs this year. That would be pretty cool to do while holding down a day job and helping to raise a family. I want to go work on a song now but I have a cold and should get some sleep. I actually sung myself […]