Abandoned demo, perhaps rightfully so.
During my time at Stumptown, and for a bit thereafter, I recorded music with my friend RC Gartrell as well as others. RC and myself made these recordings during about a two year period, in his basement in Portland. We actually went under the name The Amies at some point, but since that was a name I’d used before, I went with Bootyproof here.
A demo of a song I would return to years later.
I feel like we got about halfway through building this track, and both RC and I had added a bunch before it got left behind.
Another demo of a rather serious song we were working on at the time.
The political theme, and lines like “we are patriotic by design,” were surely rooted in the first term of George W. Bush. It was 2002; after all.
This was a demo and I played many of the instruments myself, but Mike Squires pitched in with bass and lead guitar.
This is a very slick version of a song that was in our set for some time, and that had been written more or less a couple of years prior.
This must be my third or fourth take on this song, now with an actual band. It’s certainly well-developed at this point.
One would think it would be a happy song!
A meditation on addiction and soured relationships.
Didn’t dive too deep; came up jaunty. It wasn’t easy to fit “inevitable” in like that but if Dylan can do it, so could I.