Monday, February 04, 2013

Please Stand By

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Member Of The Family (instrumental)

Here's an interesting item from 1979 when Spooner was recording their debut EP at Hedden West studio in Schaumburg. An instrumental mix of one of the songs from that EP. I don't recall if the vocals were not yet recorded, or what. It's entirely possible that Doug hadn't quite finished 100% writing the lyrics, yet. Sing along if you know the words. Be the hit of your next karaoke party.

Oh, if you click where it says "Share", you should be able to download the mp3 to your very own computer. As always, play it loud, and if it makes you wanna dance, don't fight it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Unknown Spooner Songs From 1982

Both of these are from the September 4, 1982 "Friday Night Live from Teddy's" broadcast on 93QFM. Educated guesses for the song titles are encouraged in the Comments!

Check Spooner on Facebook to hear some rare vinyl and great unreleased tunes remastered by Butch.

UPDATE: We're gonna go with "She's The One" and "She's A Lot Like You", despite any similarity or reference to Springsteen or Ocasek songs. Thanks for playing.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Spooner - Unknown Song from 1983

This is the second last tune of the live broadcast from Teddy's in 1983, and I have no idea what's the title of the song.  It seems more like a cover than a Doug Erickson original, but what few lyrics I've been able to decipher have not Googled up up any promising candidates...

UPDATE: It's probably called "Hey Boy", written by Doug (per Dave Benton).

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spooner Live In The Studio On The Radio 1980

96 Tears, A Shot of Rhythm & Blues, The Night Is Young, Let Her Dance.

Play it on your computer or download it and burn it to CD-R, but be sure to play it as loud as you possibly can, and get up and dance if you get half a chance.

The final segment of an hour-plus broadcast on WIBA from Full Compass Studio in April 1980.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Apropos of Nothing

"There is no tragedy in a life well lived; but there is loss."

- Robert Fripp

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mark's New Song

"Our Church"

Friday, October 01, 2010

Some Audio

Generated entirely with Cool Edit 96 and Audacity, the shortest piece intended for a recording project that is probably just about finished, "Locust Street".

A "Minor Effort" with some new hardware; two semi-inept guitar tracks tweaked and massaged into song format, I fantasize...

And, finally, from the Archives, Spooner "Photographs"...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Althouse Ate An Egg Salad Sandwich

Two, actually. The Video Blog provides the backstory and visual evidence of the second one.

I was amused enough by watching that again, that I recorded the audio track and put some of my editing "skillz" to work.

Perhaps not my most successful slab of musique concrete to date, but an enjoyable enough waste of time...