Head on over to Music to Swear By to listen to this weeks’ podcast featuring Ryan, John, and me. Over the course of the podcast we talk about our experiences playing in this band. I learned a lot about Ryan and John – things they never told me about life, love, the universe. Like yesterday,… Continue reading Music to Swear By Preview #8 – Mason Jennings' "Nothing"
Unfortunately, arcane publishing rules that plague our creative community make publishing this recording a legal liability. So, if you really want to hear me play Cake’s “I Bombed Korea”, you will have to email me. Sorry about that. Stupid Congress. Stupid media conglomerates (Disney, I’m looking at you…). BUUUUT, you can listen to me play… Continue reading Music to Swear By Preview #7 – "I Bombed Korea"
This song, as you know, is about a song. The title of both songs is, “Let’s get funky!”. A few days ago, I stumbled across an old recording of the original song from 1997. While it has lost the rich horns and Bob’s voice that accompanied the original recording, I am pleased to say that… Continue reading Music to Swear By Preview #6 – "Let's get funky!"
“Monster” is mostly written by my sister, Liana, who is the most beautiful, charismatic, and wonderful human being on the planet. Listen to my band play it in Music to Swear By host, Tony’s, basement. And tune in to the Music to Swear By podcast featuring Cryns #3 next Wednesday! http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Monster.mp3Podcast: Play in new window… Continue reading Music to Swear By Preview #5 – "Monster"
RunnNNnnNNN!!! Here is a solo rendition of our hit music video’s soundtrack, as recorded for the Music to Swear By podcast. Check out the podcast next Wednesday! In fact, check out other Music to Swear By podcasts right now! It truly is an entertaining listen! http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/runrunrunrunrun.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Check out this fabulous rendition of Cryns #3’s “Tonight was a wonderful night!”, performed by Cryns #3 on the Music to Swear By podcast! The full podcast will air next Wednesday. http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/tonight.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
In this recording from our session at the Music to Swear By podcast, the band plays, “Duluth”. Enjoy! The full podcast will air next Wednesday. http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Duluth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
I recently travelled to Shoreview, MN to record an episode of the Music to Swear By podcast with with co-hosts, Tony, Paul, and Dave. The guys were gentlemanly and smart despite their penchant for the F-word (or maybe because of it). Over the next 8 days, I will be releasing a series of 8 recordings… Continue reading Music to Swear By Preview #1 – "Kirsten Dunst"
Wow! “Leaving L.A.” was featured on an episode of NPR’s “The Story”. Awesome! The song is played at the end of the first segment and can be listened to here. The song is played for 17 seconds about 1/4 of the way through the episode. Yahoo!!!
The recording process takes place in 3 stages: Recording Re-mixing Mastering Noah just sent me the first masters, and they sound awesome! We are really in the home stretch now, because this means that we are done with the recording and re-recording of things. In all actuality, the recording process is a bit more disjointed… Continue reading Noah Kicks Ass! First Masters are In!!!
I spent a few hours last night with Nathaniel recording bass, keys, and the shaker on our version of The Meat Purveyor’s “Hey Little Sister”. Listen to it here!
Today, for kicks, I decided to try streaming and recording a live concert from my living room. And hot damn! It worked!! Check it out: I think I will try to do one of these regularly… Plus, with UStream, you can interact with me live if you happen to be online while I am recording.… Continue reading Live from My Living Room!
There’s this song by The Blow called, “True Affection“, that I absolutely love. It is beautiful, catchy, and simple and means something different to everyone who listens to it. THAT is the sign of a good song. When it means something to you. The great songs mean different things to you over time. For me,… Continue reading True Affection
I realized today that our music was not available for sale on this website. WTF?! How did that happen? So, I created a page in the main menu to allow for that! Enjoy! If you have been waiting for years for this advanced functionality to come to the Internets, then simply click the button below.… Continue reading Buy a CD!
Yesterday, I wrapped up recording guitars on “Lori won’t get out of my way!” The song needed some beef, and I think the new guitar parts add just that. The parts are more varied than on other songs, as I used BOTH acoustic and distortion sounds, all from the ol’ Marshall stack. Of course, the… Continue reading Another One Down!
I spent a few hours yesterday pounding out some licks for “Rock Star” on my Electric Hamer guitar and Marshall JCM 900 stack. Overall I am satisfied with the parts, but they don’t hold water next to Kevin’s wailing guitar solo at the end of the song. Listen to Rock Star! http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/bounce_Rock-Star-6-10-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new… Continue reading Rock Star
Yesterday, I recorded electric guitar parts for “It’s time to decide!”, which is a track off of our forthcoming release, Faraway Farm. The parts are sweet and smooth, straying towards the acoustic edge of the Marshall stack than the other parts I have been recording recently. Listen to “It’s time to decide!“ http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/01-Its-Time-to-Decide-I-Promise-You-Everything..mp3Podcast: Play in… Continue reading It's Time To Decide – Sweet Sounds Coming out of the Marshall Stack!
Yesterday, I spent 6 hours recording some scorching ambiance and lead lines for “2 Sisters“. Every time I plug my Marshall stack in, I get lost in the beautiful noises that it makes. It has surprising range and crunches when I push it. My solid state Fender Princeton Chorus, on the other hand, produces a… Continue reading 2 Sisters with Some Edge, mp3
It’s been a while since I played “Kirsten Dunst” with a band. The song, which was put on tape during my run with the Speakeasy Heroes in the summer of 2000, has remained a fan favorite (and a Toby favorite) despite the fact that I only play it when I play solo at unsuspecting coffee… Continue reading Kirsten Dunst to Make an Appearance at Dinkytowner Tonight!