Posted on June 11, 2012 by Rob Nagy
This is a video of my band performing “Dear Prudence” at the Ancaster Heritage Festival on June 9, 2012.
I set up my phone to take a video literally right before we started playing the song, so I didn’t have a whole lot of time to position it properly. As a result, this is mostly a video of Jo’s back and my elbow, but you get the idea… it also sounds like the whole thing was run through an overdrive pedal c/o the awesome audio recording capabilities of my phone. Enjoy!
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Posted on June 5, 2012 by Rob Nagy
So here’s some more music. Click the link below to download. Sorry for the ads.
Soft Shoulders – Tambourine Dream
Once again, please listen with headphones or a decent stereo to maximize your listening enjoyment. Laptop speakers even make Jesus sound bad.
P.S. I know, I already posted the song “Heavy Sleep”… but I do believe that this alternate version is far superior to the original.
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Posted on April 5, 2012 by Rob Nagy
So this is my first attempt at making music without a band. I’m calling the project Soft Shoulders, and this is a song I’ve been working on for the last little while. My obsessive compulsiveness has prevented me from posting it numerous times in the past, to adjust some levels or re-record certain parts. I think this is as good as it’s going to get.
Try to think of this not so much as a song, but as a soundscape. It’s basically just a bunch of simple guitar riffs layered on top of each other with a few simple effects added (some from pedals, some from Garageband) and it creates a kind of heavy, droning wall of sound (hence the title). Also, for those familiar, I’m sure you will be able to note the influences.
Clink below to be redirected to MediaFire where you can download the song. Steaming is for jerks. Sorry in advance for the ads, and please listen to it reasonably loud with headphones or a good stereo for maximum enjoyment.
Soft Shoulders – Heavy Sleep
BTW, if I had a loop pedal, this song (or slight variation of) could be performed live with the aid of either a) an iPod with the percussion tracks looped or b) a percussionist.
Art supply list: Telecaster, Jazz bass, 14″ snare, 16″ floor tom, 20″ ride cymbal, tambourine
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Posted on March 5, 2011 by kaleidoscopeflux
It’s been a very productive couple of days.
Here is the first drop of water in the soon-to-be flood of art:
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Posted on December 6, 2010 by Rob Nagy
I know this is not necessarily visual art, but music still counts as art… right? Even if it’s a cover of someone else’s song? Yes?
Anyway, this is my band playing Heart of Gold at THE, uh, Second Cup this past Saturday. Video by frenchypink.
I’m gonna post some real live art sometime soon. I have a blank canvas that needs to be desecrated.
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