Record Release Recap

my stuff on the merch table!

whole band onstage

I just wanted to do a brief recap of the fun times we had on our three show stint around Michigan… Thanks to everyone who came out to our shows at Berkley Front, Elbow Room and (Scene) Metrospace! They all went well and were well attended. We even sold some records! There are some photo sets and a video on the Part Time Songs Facebook page. Most of the photos were taken by my wife. Thanks Doreen!

Here’s a video of us playing “Making Predictions” taken at the Elbow Room show:

Thanks to John Krohn for making these shows happen in the first place, and then secondly, making sure the ones in places we didn’t know that many people were well attended! We played to appreciative crowds all around, and I’m very happy to have been part of such a thing. Thanks to Dan, Robb, Angela and Chris for being an excellent band and good company, and thanks to Husband and Wife for rocking out at each of the shows we played.

The record will, of course, continue to be available for purchase through Lower Peninsula Records… we MAY decide to do a couple shows here and there in the future, if we can get everyone together. We’d have to find another lead guitar player, as John lives far away from us and it’s hard to get practice time in with him. But he did say he’d set up shows for us if I wanted them, so it’s always an option.

For now, it’s back to normal life for a bit, wherein I am not entirely self-promotional all the time. I’ll keep you alerted as to any new developments. My laptop died, so I may be out of the home recording for a little while till I can get a new HD and reinstall Windows XP, but keep checking in!


Me and the band are doing three record release shows around the fine state of Michigan in support of my vinyl EP, “How Does It Know?” (which, if you haven’t yet, you can preorder here). We are really hoping they’ll be ready and in our hands by showtime.

Wed, 5/19/10
Berkley Front
Berkley, MI
with Husband & Wife and Lorem Ipsum

Fri, 5/21/10
Elbow Room
Ypsilanti, MI
with Husband & Wife, Lightning Love, and Computer Perfection

Sat, 5/22/10
Scene Metrospace
East Lansing, MI
with Husband & Wife, Curtis Eller, and The Jet Rodriguez

“How Does It Know?” PREORDERS!

Hey everyone! Finally the day has arrived… No, not the day when the record is actually physically available, but the next best thing — you can now preorder How Does It Know? from Lower Peninsula Records (scroll the bottom and look for the tiny robot!), and receive it in the mail when it comes out! We here at Part Time Songs, as well as those at Lower Peninsula Records would very much like it if you did that, in fact.

To help entice you, here’s a song from that very album…Download and listen at once!

     Making Predictions (MP3, 4.4 MB)

[PTS016 - EP] Three from February

Three from February

This was my ill-fated attempt at completing the RPM Challenge. A few people told me they liked Southern Pain.

     ZIP file of all songs (ZIP, 12 MB)
     01 In the Cellar (MP3, 3.6 MB)
     02 Southern Pain (MP3, 4.0 MB)
     03 Untitled #1 (MP3, 5.3 MB)

RPM Challenge #3 - “Untitled #1″

     Untitled #1 (MP3, 5.1 MB)

RPM Challenge #2 - “Southern Pain”

     Southern Pain (MP3, 3.9 MB)

RPM Challenge #1 - “In the Cellar”

     In the Cellar (MP3, 3.5 MB)

RPM Challenge

I had signed up to do the RPM Challenge, which is essentially the NaNoWriMo of songwriting, during the month of February. However, due to my February starting off with some very weird, busy times, I ended up starting really late. The goal is to do 10 songs or 35 minutes in 28 days, and I just started yesterday.

Anyway, I’m not gonna hold myself to finishing, but I’m going to try, because working on music always makes me feel better, and I’ve needed some “feel better” activities this month. So I’m just going to post all my finished songs up here, in addition to at the RPM Challenge site.

The next post will be the first song I finished today, “In the Cellar”… I’m trying to do these fast, so I’ve done minimal mixing/editing, so it’s rough draft/demo quality, which is sort of fun sometimes. However many I finish by the end of the month, I’ll package them up as an EP ZIP file and put it up on the Music page.