These are mostly only “demo” quality at best, even after digital remastering, but there are some good moments. “Amoeba Song” of course became one of my standards (later versions include an outro with additional vocals), as was “Sound Judgment.” lyrics: day year life alone. burned my finger in the candle flame. I’m raving. where’s my … More “live” in 1994, part 1 (7/27/22)
acrylic on canvas
These are recordings are from…eek…thirty years ago, just me and acoustic guitar, captured live through a very small walkman mic. lyrics: don’t waste a thought on me: don’t waste a thought on me don’t waste your pretty little excrement don’t turn your pretty little head one inch don’t for one second think anything about me. … More really old oldies (7/14/22)
remixes of two songs from early 2017 this is how, this is how you start a fire: with an electric spark a ray of light, the pulse of life and a kiss. I’ll show you how, I’ll show you how to keep a fire hot and make it last through the night every night … More the eternal return (7/3/2022)
A song about self-respect, one about hope, and another about boredom. There are more definitive (i.e. much better) versions of “infinite potential” and “sheriff got married to a porn star” in the archives, but I decided that these were also worth preserving and sharing. I don’t think there is another recording of “you deserve more,” … More ’90s “live”archives (continued) (6/19/2022)
the audio player below features “live” performances of royce playing acoustic guitar and singing, circa 1999/2000. There are no overdubs, just a few basic effects and an occasional splice to reduce noise. “Again and Again,” “Blah Blah Blues,” and “Trapped in Dreams” are new to the site, remastered from a cassette tape buried deep in … More live in ’99 (6/14/22)
This is a 10-year “anniversary” remastered/remixed version of an album first recorded between February and June of 2012. All the songs were composed during that time as well, except for “love (in context).” Wabi-sabi documents a passionate but tumultuous love relationship I was in at the time, one that was rekindled and very nearly re-consummated … More wabi-sabi (5/15/22)
from the way back machine: trippity-hoppity followed by a piano concerto…and why not?