Tedd Vanwagner - Guitar, Bass, Slide Hammer, Etc. - Intruder - cover of the song by Peter Gabriel. An international collaboration. One of the things I do as I wander around on Fandalism is I make mental lists of players that I admire, with the idea that someday if I'm working on a project that I think they are particularly well suited for I'll float the idea of a collaboration and see what happens. And that is how this group of players came together for this song. First up: Drummer Kent Taylor from Buena Park, California. Kent and I have worked together before, and he is always my first choice. The guy can play anything, and play it really well. Enough said. Next: Keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Fred White from Seattle, Washington. This song is VERY keyboard heavy, and it was really important to me to have the right guy on this. I have been following Fred on Fandalism for quite some time. Fred and his friends Pat Stone and David Taylor have been posting all kinds of really amazing progressive rock songs by some of my favorite bands, so I knew he'd be perfect for this. When I received the keyboard tracks from Fred I was completely floored - it's almost like he channels this stuff!! And finally: Vocalist John Wegner from Melbourne, Australia. John is another singer/multi-instrumentalist I have been following on Fandalism for some time. He and his brother Paul are co-founders of the progressive rock band Allomerus. When the idea popped into my head to cover this song, John's name popped in about 2 seconds later. The lead vocal in the original version of this song has a really strange, creepy quality to it, and I just knew that John would be perfect for it. So I was able to get all the players I really wanted for this one, and they all really come through big time. As always, all rights for what you are about to see and hear remain with their respective copyright holders. This is strictly for educational and entertainment purposes. No one involved in this project is making any money from it in any way. Please take the time to visit the Fandalism pages of my co-conspirators. They're all making some very cool and interesting music. John Wegner - http://fandalism.com/allomerus Fred White - http://fandalism.com/tader Kent Taylor - http://fandalism.com/kentavious PLAY THIS LOUD (headphones recommended). Hope you all enjoy it. Cheers!
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Intruder - cover of the song by Peter Gabriel. An international collaboration. One of the things I do as I wander around on Fandalism is I make mental lists of players that I admire, with the idea that someday if I'm working on a project that I think they are particularly well suited for I'll float the idea of a collaboration and see what happens. And that is how this group of players came together for this song. First up: Drummer Kent Taylor from Buena Park, California. Kent and I have worked together before, and he is always my first choice. The guy can play anything, and play it really well. Enough said. Next: Keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Fred White from Seattle, Washington. This song is VERY keyboard heavy, and it was really important to me to have the right guy on this. I have been following Fred on Fandalism for quite some time. Fred and his friends Pat Stone and David Taylor have been posting all kinds of really amazing progressive rock songs by some of my favorite bands, so I knew he'd be perfect for this. When I received the keyboard tracks from Fred I was completely floored - it's almost like he channels this stuff!! And finally: Vocalist John Wegner from Melbourne, Australia. John is another singer/multi-instrumentalist I have been following on Fandalism for some time. He and his brother Paul are co-founders of the progressive rock band Allomerus. When the idea popped into my head to cover this song, John's name popped in about 2 seconds later. The lead vocal in the original version of this song has a really strange, creepy quality to it, and I just knew that John would be perfect for it. So I was able to get all the players I really wanted for this one, and they all really come through big time. As always, all rights for what you are about to see and hear remain with their respective copyright holders. This is strictly for educational and entertainment purposes. No one involved in this project is making any money from it in any way. Please take the time to visit the Fandalism pages of my co-conspirators. They're all making some very cool and interesting music. John Wegner - http://fandalism.com/allomerus Fred White - http://fandalism.com/tader Kent Taylor - http://fandalism.com/kentavious PLAY THIS LOUD (headphones recommended). Hope you all enjoy it. Cheers!
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Tri Clops MHC by Useful Mutant. I played an early mix of this for a friend. His impression was that it sounded like a mental health crisis set to music, so when it came time to produce the video I embraced that idea. This is a modified version of a song I wrote a few years back for the Head Light CD called The Tyranny of Expectation, Please enjoy (headphones recommended).
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That Voice in Your Head? (it's not Jesus...) - Useful Mutant. A brief ambient public service announcement.
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Useful Mutant – Can't Complain. This one goes out the Alan “Stig” Jones, without whom this song would never have been written. A few years ago Stig and Pat Clarke spearheaded the Great Experiment here on Fandalism in which a bunch of the folks here all wrote songs based on a chord pattern that Stig wrote. This is the one I came up with for the occasion. Stig is currently in hospital and isn't feeling his best at the moment, so I thought I'd trot this one back out in an attempt to cheer him up! Feel better soon, my friend!
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Useful Mutant – The Rabbit (not the insect…). This is a remix/remaster of a song I posted a few years ago. It was originally inspired by a snippet of music I heard as a child while watching cartoons. This one (and others soon) is also available on the major streaming sites (Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, etc.). Check me out on Spotify and add me to your favorites and playlists! https://open.spotify.com/artist/1O0VyMgyPlvalNZW67ihVo Cheers, all!
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Useful Mutant – The Occassional Danse. This is a remix/remaster of a song I posted a little while back. I am also beginning to place my original music on the major streaming sites (Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, etc.). Check me out on Spotify and add me to your favorites and playlists! https://open.spotify.com/artist/1O0VyMgyPlvalNZW67ihVo Cheers, all!
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Supply and Demand - new music from Head Light. A song about materialism/consumer culture. Being a musician is hard enough. Being in a relationship with one is no picnic either. Many of these relationships disintegrate up contact with the "artist lifestyle...."
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Stockport Stomp - Written by Nige Robinson & Pat Clarke and originally posted to Fandalism about four years ago. I loved it the first time I heard it, so I recorded a lap steel part (unknown to both Nige and Pat), then promptly forgot all about it until last week when I stumbled onto it in a dark, dusty corner of my hard drive. So, here it (finally) is! Enjoy!
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Madonna and Child – more original music from Head Light. A song about watching your child starve to death while on the other side of the planet tons of food are thrown away every day. Words, music, guitar and bg vocals by Hawksbrother Kirouana Paddaquahum. Guitar, lap steel, bass, programming, audio & video production by yours truly. We are joined on this song by three of the most talented people I have ever been in the same room with. Anais Wolf performed all the vocals in the introduction. Yaniyah Pearson performed background vocals, chanting and bone language. Aleah Long performed the lead vocal, background vocals and chanting. Hawks and I are in your debt. Please enjoy. Cheers!
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Sleeping With My Teeth Clenched – new original music from Head Light. One mans lament about the current socio-economic climate.. Words, music and lead vocal by Hawksbrother Kirouana Paddaquahum. Dobro, lap steel, bass, piano & drum programming, audio & video production by yours truly. Please enjoy. Cheers!
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Close to the Edge – a cover of the song by YES featuring Richard Trudeau, Peter Goindi, Fred White and myself. Over the almost 2 years it took us to pull this one together we all went through some real changes (health issues, technical difficulties, etc.), but here we are at the finish line at last. CttE, in all it's 18+ minute glory, is the mother of all prog rock songs, and being able to play it with such talented friends is a personal high point in my “career” as a musician. If you are looking for interesting music performed by some amazing players, you should really check out these Fandalism pages: Richard Trudeau (http://dev213.fandalism.com/bodhisattva435) – guitars, lead and bg vox, vocal production Peter Goindi (http://dev213.fandalism.com/petergoindi) – drums Fred White (http://dev213.fandalism.com/tader) – keyboards, bg vox, video production Hope you all enjoy this. It's a little on the long side, but worth every minute. Cheers!
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When The Lights Go Out!!!! 2018 Halloween Project! SURPRISE!!!!!! We decided to post early....Have fun!
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Behind the Scenes: The Halloween Project/Name the Band Contest. The video THEY don't want you to see!!!!!!!
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The Witch's Music Box - More Semi-Ambient Music for Impatient People (Halloween edition).
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Halloween Project/ Name the Band Contest. Join the fun! All are welcome! https://www.facebook.com/groups/115333852484390/
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Meanwhile, at the Renaissance Disco... An instrumental in the style of Gentle Giant. I was trying to write an intro for a different song, but I ended up with this one instead.. Headphones suggested. Please enjoy!
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Ted Bundy Takes a Nap (and has a dream...). This the final installment of Semi-Ambient Music for Impatient People. This one got away from me a little bit...Headphones recommended.
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The Deep Blue Question. We're born. We live. We die. More Semi-Ambient Music for Impatient People.
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In The Hour Of Scampering - Part 2 of Semi-Ambient Music for Impatient People.
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We Thought You Were Dead My interest in ambient music has recently been rekindled. Here is what I think about most ambient music. I like it when I'm getting a message, or trying to go to sleep. The rest of the time it doesn't really do anything for me (except if it's “creepy” ambient music. I could listen to that stuff all day). I think the problem is, for me, it just goes on too long without going anywhere. If I'm going to listen to a 20 minute piece of music, it better have a payoff. For me, there's a fine line between entertainment and endurance. There are obvious exceptions to this here on Fanda - Tommy and Pierre just to name two. I also find music with no obvious rhythmic element vaguely uncomfortable. So after thinking about these things, I wrote a couple of pieces with the idea that they should have at least some kind of pulse, and also not exceed 3 or 4 minutes in length. After I wrote them I also figured out that some sort of accompanying video might help hold peoples interest, but the video can't be too interesting or the music will end up taking a back seat. Anyway, here's the first one. It's called “We Thought You Were Dead.” Welcome to Semi-Ambient Music for Impatient People. Also – Things in my life are very hectic at the moment so there may be a delay in my acknowledgment of your comments. Please accept my apologies in advance… Cheers, Tedd
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In the Jailhouse Now – a Pat Clarke/Tedd VanWagner Collaboration. Pat and I recorded this one about 3 years ago, We had planned to put together a proper video, but events conspired and we never got around to it. The song was written by Jimmie Rodgers back in the 1920s and subsequently covered by everyone from Johnny Cash to Clint Eastwood (really), so we had a lot of different versions to assemble an arrangement from. Anywho….give it a listen, hope you like it! Cheers, all! Pat Clarke – Harmonica & Vocals Tedd VanWagner – Guitar, Lap Steel & Vocals
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Head Light - The Tyranny of Expectation. Here's another song from the Head Light cd that was recently released. Hope you enjoy it!
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Within You Without You – this is our arrangement of the song written by George Harrison that appears on the Sgt. Pepper album.  This one covers a lot of ground stylistically speaking... Ambient to Rock to Scary Stuff and back again. Big fun! Please enjoy! Features Hawks Brother Kirouana Paddaquahum on vocals, slide guitar, percussion and native flute, and yours truly on guitar, bass, lap steel, programming and percussion. Please join us on our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/UsefulMutant/ Each week we will be streaming a new song from the cd, posting video and adding other interesting (hopefully) content. Like our page and help us build a community of similar minded people where you can post videos of your cat, pictures of what you had for breakfast, and discuss the weighty topics of the day. Hope to see you there. Thanks for listening! Cheers! PS: When I was creating the Head Light band page over on Facebook some weird gremlin manifested itself during the set-up process. Over half the people listed as friends on my FB profile did not show up on the list when it was time to invite friends to the Head Light page (grrrrrr). If you didn't receive an invitation, consider yourself officially invited.
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This is a Test – the title track of the recently released CD by Head Light. This number features Hawks Brother Kirouana Paddaquahum on guitar and lead vocals, myself on bass, guitar, lap steel, programming, audio and video. We are joined on this one by Aleah Long and Yaniyah Pearson on backing vocals. Words and music by Hawks. This song is about tests both literal and figurative. Sometimes your knowledge gets tested. Other times it's your spirit. Please join us on our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/UsefulMutant/ Each week we will be streaming a new song from the cd, posting video and adding other interesting (hopefully) content. Like our page and help us build a community of similar minded people where you can post videos of your cat, pictures of what you had for breakfast, and discuss the weighty topics of the day. Hope to see you there. Thanks for watching! Cheers! PS: When I was creating the Head Light band page over on Facebook some weird gremlin manifested itself during the set-up process. Over half the people listed as friends on my FB profile did not show up on the list when it was time to invite friends to the Head Light page (grrrrrr). If you didn't receive an invitation, consider yourself officially invited. Don't be shy now, c'mon over!
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Greetings fellow Fandals! For the past couple of years I've been using my increasingly limited creative time in an off-line project writing and recording music with my long time friend Hawks Brother Kirouana Paddaquahum, which explains my dwindling appearances here in Fandoland. Our “band,” (such as it is) is called Head Light and we will be releasing a CD entitled “This is a Test” on Friday, September 15th. The video here contains excerpts from some of the songs. Some of it is pretty accessible, and some of it is downright strange (those of you familiar with my work will no doubt not be surprised at that…) So, have look and let me know what you think! I look forward to your comments, criticisms, death threats and referrals to mental health professionals. Also! Please take a moment to visit our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/UsefulMutant/ After the official release date we will be streaming complete versions of songs, posting video and adding other interesting (hopefully) content. There will be a link to our BandCamp page should you so desire to make a purchase (shameless self promotion). Like our page and help us build a community of similar minded people where you can post videos of your cat, pictures of what you had for breakfast, and discuss the weighty topics of the day. Hope to see you there. Thanks for watching! Cheers!
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Music Collab - The Story in Your Eyes The video can be seen by clicking one of the following links: http://fandalism.com/themelvinator/en8r http://fandalism.com/xtra/en8s Also, please take a moment to visit the pages of my fellow musicans on this project to hear some really outstanding music! Remco Heemskerk: http://fandalism.com/heems Annemiek Beex: http://fandalism.com/micks01 Joan Berly: http://fandalism.com/sillygirl Bob Clements: http://fandalism.com/xtra Marc Roberge: http://fandalism.com/mroberge Mel Donovan: http://fandalism.com/themelvinator
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Shokan, New York
King Crimson cover of Level 5 - featuring Richard Trudeau, Peter Goindi, Bill Watkins, Fred White, and your humble servant. The video can be seen here: http://fandalism.com/bodhisattva435/ed3H Please take a moment to visit the pages of my collaborators for more fine and interesting musical adventures. Thanks, everyone!
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Cash? Beer??? PANCAKES??????
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Shokan, New York
Soul Love - a David Bowie cover by Sheepshanks. This is the 3rd alternate version of this song to be posted over the last couple of days, so here's the story behind that. Jim (Jenkin) had been invited to submit a track for consideration of the annual Fruits de Mer David Bowie cover compilation CD. He picked this song (Soul Love) and suggested we try to put a reggae spin on it. Everyone who heard the end result or played on the project thought it sounded great. Unfortunately, the guy at the label who makes the decision about what goes on the CD didn't agree (not a reggae fan, this guy). So with three days to go before the submission deadline I decided to re-record the guitar tracks (since that was supplying most of the reggae flavor), and also I recorded a lap steel solo in an attempt to put on some more distance from the reggae feel. Unfortunately, the guy at the label still didn't go for it, as the song just didn't mix well with the other submissions he planned to use. Oh, well. Anyway, that's how we ended up with multiple versions of the same song. SHEEPSHANKS: Jim Jenkin - producer, keys, bg vox (http://fandalism.com/videojim) Chris Reid - percussion, horns (http://fandalism.com/bopster) Andy Gay - drums (http://fandalism.com/pixelpusher50) Simian Crease - lead and bg vox (http://fandalism.com/simiancrease) Amy Crown - bg vox Tedd VanWagner - guitars, bass, lap steel Please take some time to visit the pages of my co-conspirators. Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Cheers, Tedd
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Never Quit (Before You Try) - Albert DeSoto, Channon Reed and Tedd VanWagner. Hope you like it!
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Daddy's Little Secret - original music from Albert DeSoto and Channon Reed, with added insanity from Kent Taylor and myself. I'm pretty sure this song is about infidelity, although at one point we discussed the idea that the little secret was daddy sneaking out at night , putting on spandex and a leather mask, and competing on the semi-pro wrestling circuit. Have a listen and then check out some more cool stuff from my co-conspirators... Albert DeSoto: http://fandalism.com/albeone Channon Reed: http://fandalism.com/chanthemanbassinhand Kent Taylor: http://fandalism.com/kentavious Thanks, eveyone!
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Shokan, New York
A Gentle Giant collaboration featuring Richard Trudeau, Fred White and myself. Check out the video on Richard's page at http://fandalism.com/bodhisattva435/dZWc
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Don't Get Rough - written by HG Schmitz and embellished by Pat Clarke and Tedd VanWagner.. You know it's a good day when Pat Clarke asks you contribute to any project he's working on, and especially if the song was written and produced by HG Schmitz! It's always a pleasure to work with two of Fando's finest!!. This one took the long road, but it has finally arrived. Please give it a listen , and we all hope you enjoy it! Cheers everyone!
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Not a Clown - original music written by my friends Hawks Brother Kirouana Paddaquahum, Gary Sherow, Paul O'Reilly and myself. We wrote this over 20 years ago when we were all in a band together. For the past year or so I have been getting together with Hawks every 5 or 6 weeks or so and re-arranging and re-recording some of our old original songs, and this one is the first one finished. We're hoping to present many more. Hawks - Lead vocal, guitar solo, lyrics, arrangement and production Tedd - Bass, lap steel & guitar synth, backing vocals, drum programming, audio mix and master, production Mahatma Kane Jeeves - Ringmaster Thanks for listening - hope you enjoy it!! All Rights Reserved PS: Headphones recommended I just see bones that are on the street with a snake on a roof that controls the strings on these things They buy a hot dog, they drink a cola, radiation tube tells 'em what to get they swallow it. You need a cool car, to hide your love scar, blunder through a magazine to find a life that's peachy keen You stick your ass out, and glue your hair back sniffin' down the sidewalk with a big red nose and funny clothes. I just bought the tickets for the game But you see our clothes are all the same I've got the latest technological devices I cruise the net for the lowest prices. You need to wake up, take off your makeup You can stride with the tide Just hope the road is good and wide Here come that bozo, that happy yo-yo He takes his trip out on the hip you fear the chair, you feel the whip You pay your local king, to make your world swing Put it in his filthy hand so he can buy a promised land Go walk a tightrope, inhale your death, dope There ain't no net, you're goin' down Are you so sure you're not a clown? Who's cool this week, Jesus or Satan? Lady Ga Ga's new haircut's got my heart palpitatin' This shoe is the finest Italian leather It's the way I'm really happenin' that keeps me together. They told you your choice as a new generation Killed your culture without representation They provide you pens to learn your clowny relation To the other graduates of technological mutation Like a dog on a chain you keep in check They stole it from the hungry put 'round your neck so you can show it off at the big, big mall Oh it's a shame you let 'em whittle yer brain down so small Those things you crave make yer eyes pop As you wander 'round the big top Fashion is fascist, little party stooge They designed your life so how can they lose? They take your dough and put it in their pockets And as the planet blows up in your face from air too toxic The rich chosen few will head out into space In absolutely and totally clown funded rockets. This show is three ring, you do your free thing Read the past, sweat the present future, see you're still a peasant You join the freak show, commercial go-go Headless man, human worm Live the dream, accept their terms You meet the fat man, down in the fryin' pan Owe him for the cotton candy Hope the Vasoline ain't sandy That juggling jester, White House investor Willing 21st century serf You fight their wars, you eat their dirt.
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Message from God - a pre-apocalypse public service announcement. A couple of months ago I saw this hilarious short video on the Onion website in which a newscaster was conducting an interview with God. Before this guy could finish asking the first question a giant flaming skull appeared out of a hole in the sky and reduced him to a pile of ash (I guess you had to be there...). http://www.onionstudios.com/videos/onn-exclusive-one-on-one-interview-with-god-2182 Most of my original music begins with me thinking "I wonder what it would sound like if (fill in the blank..)." In this case I was thinking: What would happen if God decided to wipe out all life on Earth (after all, He's done it before (allegedly...)). Would we get any warning, or just poof!!! So I decided to create this song and video as a kind of "heads up." Luckily I didn't have to guess about the kinds of things God would be likely to say in such an event, because the Bible is littered with harsh threats by God against humanity. Disclaimer: I have always had a questioning and skeptical nature about most things in life, including the idea of the existence of a supreme being. I'm not saying that strange, unusual and unexplained things don't happen in this world. I'm just personally not in any hurry to assign a supernatural explanation to any of them. But that's just me. Take this video and it's message with a grain of salt. It is not my intention to mock or belittle anyone else's beliefs (as long as I am not being forced to subscribe to them and they're not being used to justify discrimination or violence...)
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October - 2015: The 4th Annual HALLOWEEN Project!! Greetings, fellow Fandals!! It's that most wonderful time of the year again!! A while back (probably about 6 months ago...) I asked Kent Taylor, Albert DeSoto and Channon Reed if they would like to have a crack at revising an instrumental song I wrote about 4 years ago called Algebra. I gave Al some very vague suggestions for the feel of the lyrics, but other than that I asked them each to put their own personal stamp on it without any limitations from me. Working with Al, Channon and Kent is a truly collaborative experience, because these guys fired off so many great ideas in such a short time I could barely keep up!! About half way through the process we all came to realize that the new song was turning into the perfect vehicle for the Halloween extravaganza, which in turn stimulated work on a matching video. So, here it is!! The song is called "No Place for You," written by T. VanWagner , A. DeSoto, C. Reed, and K. Taylor, arranged by Al and Channon. I handled the audio engineering and production, and Al and Kent produced the video, with input from Channon and myself. Please take some time to visit the Fando pages of my collaborators on this project. Albert DeSoto: http://fandalism.com/albeone Channon Reed: http://fandalism.com/chanthemanbassinhand Kent Taylor: http://fandalism.com/kentavious Thanks for watching, and Happy Halloween!!!
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Little Wing Promo - Stop by Mel Donovan's page and check out our collaboration of Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing. Here's the link: http://fandalism.com/themelvinator/dNct Check out Brice and Marc too! http://fandalism.com/bricecross http://fandalism.com/mroberge Thanks, everyone!!
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Shokan, New York
Einstein's Vacation - This is another of my infrequent original songs, although recently they seem to be becoming less infrequent. I had a conversation with my friend Hawks a few months back about how the brains of really smart people work, and we decided what separates them from people like me is their ability to hold several complex ideas in their heads simultaneously, and understand how these different ideas interact with one another. That conversation led me to write this musical example of that process in action. It does get a little busy, so you might want to use headphones....Hope you enjoy it! PS: Hawks is working on a vocal for this one so stay tuned!
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Tanglewood Tree - an international collaboration featuring Valerie Hall Eberlee, Jony Tomelin and Yours Truly . Tanglewood Tree was written by Dave Carter and was recorded by Dave and Tracy Grammer on the 2000 album of the same name. This song was also covered by Chris and Meredith Thompson, which is where I first heard it. This is another song I always wanted to play. In fact I recorded a version of this a couple of years ago, and then discovered that I had no hope of singing it myself, so it sat on the shelf until I realized that Valerie and Jony would be perfect for the song. So here it is!! We hope you enjoy it! As usual all rights remain the property of the copyright owners. No one involved in the production of the song and video is benefiting financially in any way.
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The YES Collaboration. Please click here to view the video: http://fandalism.com/bodhisattva435/dFEo
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Tedd Vanwagner - Bass
Video
Shokan, New York
alt.Rumba - A Pat Clarke/Tedd VanWagner collaboration. The actual name of the song is Harlem Rumbain' the Blues, written and recorded by jazz trumpeter Hot Lips Page back in the early 1940s. This is a style of music you don't usually associate with harmonica and lap steel, and that's why we did it! Pat Clarke - Harmonica Tedd VanWagner - all the rest All rights remain with their copyright holder(s). No infringement intended. For educational and entertainment purposes only.
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lots of stuff
Video
Shokan, New York
Nothing to Say - Cover of a song by Rabbit Rabbit. Rabbit Rabbit is band consisting of Carla Kihlstedt (violin, vocals), and Matthias Bossi (drums, keys, vocals) and their sometime collaborator Jon Evans (guitar, bass, lap steel). Carla and Matthias are both former members of the experimental rock band Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. The music was written by Matthias and Nils Frykdahl ( also former SGM) and the lyrics are by playwright Michelle Carter. The lyrics pay tribute to the totems of our natural world. We should listen for a change... Tedd VanWagner - guitar, bass, lap steel, guitar synth, all vocals, drum programming, audio engineering & production All rights remain with their copyright holder(s). No infringement intended. For educational and entertainment purposes only. Headphones recommended. Thanks for listening. Hope you enjoy it! May 17, 2015
Received lots of comments & props
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Tedd Vanwagner - Everything
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Shokan, New York
Can't Complain The EXPERIMENT!!! Please visit my fellow sonic researchers for more versions of the EXPERIMENT posted today! Melvin Donovan (http://fandalism.com /themelvinator) Michael Hamilton-Berry (http://fandalism.com /michaelhamiltonberry) Albert Desoto (http://fandalism.com /albeone) Peter Evans (http://fandalism.com /evvowxn) Also please visit Pat Clarke's Fandalism page (http://fandalism.com/thefatmouth) for more information and a complete listing of experimenters and links to their Fandalism pages. Thanks for watching, everyone!!
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Tedd Vanwagner - Everything
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Shokan, New York
The Link: http://fandalism.com/thefatmouth/dABU
Received lots of comments & props
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Tedd Vanwagner - Anything that makes noise...
Video
Shokan, New York
Wined and Dined - a cover of the song by Syd Barrett. Jim Jenkin and Tedd VanWagner. RIP Peter Papp. http://fandalism.com/videojim/dABD
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel/ bass
Video
Shokan, New York
Elephant Talk - a King Crimson cover. Kent Taylor & Tedd VanWagner
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Tedd Vanwagner - Guitar/ bass/ lap steel
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Shokan, New York
They're Out There - Kent Taylor, Ray Loftis & Tedd VanWagner. http://fandalism.com/kentavious/dxve#_=_
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Tedd Vanwagner - Bass/ odd noises
Video
Shokan, New York
Walk on the Ocean - a cover of the song by Toad the Wet Sprocket. It is my great pleasure to do a project once again with Jony Tomelin, and also to work for the first time with Valerie Doucette Hall. The way Jony's and Valerie's voices sound together is just so beautiful!! When Jony first approached me about this song he asked me if I could add some lap steel, but as usual I went a little overboard... Jony Tomelin (http://fandalism.com/jcttbo) - Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Piano Valerie Doucette Hall (http://fandalism.com/valerieh) - Vocals, Video Production Tedd VanWagner - Lap Steel, Bass, Guitar Synth, Drum Programming, Audio Please take a moment to visit the Fandalism pages of my friends Jony & Valerie. You won't regret it! PS: As usual, all rights for what you are about to see hear remain with their respective copyright holders. This is strictly for educational and entertainment purposes. No one involved in this project is making any money from it in any way. Thanks for listening - hope you enjoy it!
Received lots of comments & props
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Tedd Vanwagner - Guitar synth/ bass/ lap steel/ programming
Video
Shokan, New York
A promotional video for a cover of the great Curtis Mayfield gospel song People Get Ready. Performed by Sa.Go.Ba (Sam Gold - keys, vocals, programming & production) & Tedd VanWagner (lap steel guitar). The link below will take you to the song on Sam's Fandalism page. http://fandalism.com/sagoba/dvzD Thanks everybody!!
Received lots of comments & props
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel
Video
Shokan, New York
This video attempts to answer the question that has plagued mankind since the late 1960s: Is it possible to dance to Progressive Rock? Answer: Sort of... As promised, here is the more widely known version of King Crimson's Discipline featuring Fred White on drums and percussion. This is the version I was working on before I got sidetracked into that funk version I posted a few weeks back. Check out more of Fred's music at http://fandalism.com/tader Thanks for watching! PS: As usual, all rights for what you are about to see hear remain with their respective copyright holders. This is strictly for educational and entertainment purposes. No one involved in this project is making any money from it in any way.
Received lots of comments & props
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Tedd Vanwagner - Discipline
Video
Shokan, New York
Discipline – a cover of the song by King Crimson. This is another one of those cases where during the recording the basic nature of the song wandered off in a different direction. Whenever I do a project like this I usually record the bass track first. Since I don’t really like recording to a click track I programmed a simple 4/4 time kick snare pattern: 1-2-3-4-boom-bap-boom-bap. As I was recording the guitar tracks I realized that both the guitars and the drums were solidly prog, but the bass (stick, actually) was coming from a whole different place, namely FUNK! So I began fooling with my basic drum pattern dropping in kick accents here and there. Needless to say I got a little carried away…. So this is the funky version. But fear not, Crimson purists!!!!! My good friend keyboardist/drummer Fred White is busy recording the original drum part for the song, and we’ll put that out there as soon as it’s ready. Discipline is the mother of all Math Rock songs. There are lots of interweaving parts in various time signatures, so headphones (and maybe a calculator) are recommended. I do not own the rights to this song. All rights remain with the copyright holder. This performance is for entertainment/educational purposes. No infringement is intended. I receive no compensation whatsoever from the recording of this song. All instruments (guitars, bass), drum programming and audio engineering/production by yours truly. Hope you like it! Cheers!
Received lots of comments & props
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Tedd Vanwagner - Everything
Audio
Shokan, New York
Greetings Fandals! Here's the latest insanity from Al DeSoto and Channon Reed called Midi Madness. Featuring Albert DeSoto on guitar, vocals, keys and video, Channon Reed on bass, Brice Cross on lead guitar, Harry Thompson on drums, and myself on lap steel and audio production. It's always a pleasure working with Al and Chan - two of the most creative people I know. This is my first time playing with Brice and Harry, and I have to say they just kick ass all over this one! Big fun - hope you enjoy it!! If you haven't already done so, please check out what else my fellow collaborators are up to Albert DeSoto - http://fandalism.com/albeone Channon Reed - http://fandalism.com/chanthemanbassinhand Brice Cross - http://fandalism.com/bricecross Harry Thompson - http://fandalism.com/hlt
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel
Video
Shokan, New York
The Rabbit (not the insect...) - One of my infrequent original songs. Recorded in late summer, 2014. Based on a snippet of music I once heard in a cartoon as a child. This will give you an idea about what you are about to hear; I played this for a musician friend of mine and his immediate response was, "You know, they have pills now for stuff like this.." All instruments (Bass, Guitar, Guitar Synth), Programming, Production & Engineering by Tedd VanWagner. All rights Reserved. Headphones recommended. Hope you enjoy it!
Received lots of comments & props
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Tedd Vanwagner - Everything
Audio
Shokan, New York
She's Fallen in Love With a Monster Man. Greetings Fandals!! Welcome to my 3rd Annual Halloween Video. Actually I should say welcome to "our" 3rd annual Halloween video because this year I have collaborators, co-conspirators, minions, fellow mental patients, you get the idea... Albert DeSoto (Dracula, Dracula's Sister) - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals http://fandalism.com/albeone Channon Reed (Uncle Fester) - Bass guitar, http://fandalism.com/chanthemanbassinhand Kent Taylor (The Monster) - Drums http://fandalism.com/kentavious Tedd VanWagner (The Undertaker) - Lap Steel, Vocals, Ringmaster, Small Appliance Wrangler We kicked around a few ideas for songs and finally settled on "She's Fallen in Love With a Monster Man," originally recorded by Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages back in 1962. We all really liked the lyrics, but agreed that the music had to go, so Al and Channon did a complete reworking of the music and arrangement. We got started a little on the late side, and I had a bunch of other commitments (musical and otherwise) that I had to deal with, so Al stepped up and grabbed the reins for the video. BTW: There is an Easter Egg in the video (actually it's more of an apple with a razor blade in it). I won't say where, just that "Patience will be rewarded..." HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel
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Shokan, New York
I've been waiting for this from the first time I heard Sam play!! Also a fantastic video courtesy of DOC PROTOOLS!! Hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by! http://fandalism.com/sagoba/df0O
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel
Video
Shokan, New York
Sea of Souls - Kent Taylor & Tedd VanWagner. Original song by Kent Taylor http://fandalism.com/kentavious/dc7h#_=_
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel guitar/ bass
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Shokan, New York
The Lucky One - an original song by Pat Clarke. Back in January Pat sent me some tracks to listen to. He had written this song and was putting it together with some local players and thought it might be cool to turn me loose on it at the same time over on this side of the pond, just to see how two different versions of the same song turned out. It was a strange way for me to work, because I usually touch base with my collaborators several times during the life of a project just to make sure I haven't plowed through the guardrails somewhere along the line, but Pat didn't want to hear it until it was completely finished, since that was the only way to keep our ideas from influencing each others versions. So here it is!! I hope you all enjoy it (you too, Pat!!) CREDITS: Pat Clarke - Songwriter, all vocals, acoustic guitar, video production Tedd VanWagner - All instruments (guitar, bass, guitar synth, lap steel), drum programming, audio engineering & production
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Tedd Vanwagner - Guitar/ guitar synth/ bass/ lapsteel
Video
Shokan, New York
On Reflection - a cover of the song by Gentle Giant - performed here by Fred White and Tedd VanWagner. Welcome to Tedd & Fred's Culture Corner (or as they say in New York - "Kulcha Kawnuh")!! This song was written by Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear & Derek Shulman and first appeared on Gentle Giant's "Free Hand" album. The version presented here is based on a rearranged version of the song that next appeared on their live record, "Playing the Fool." My original plan was to only play a short excerpt consisting of the last 2 minutes or so of the song. Once Fred got involved he suggested we also do the intro up to where the vocal part comes in, and then combine the two sections. Seeing Gentle Giant perform this song live is one of my most memorable concert experiences. The song starts off as a traditional chamber music piece and finishes in full rock band mode. These guys were all talented multi-instrumentalists, and this song was arranged in such a way as to allow them all to change instruments during the course of the song without any interruption of the performance. It's not that unusual to see one band member change to a different instrument in the middle of a song, but watching five guys do it all at the same time without missing a beat was pretty remarkable. There is video of them performing this song (and many others) on YouTube, if anyone is interested. So here you go. We hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening! CREDITS Fred White - Keyboards (violin, xylophone, piano, clavinet), drums, vocals, arrangement Tedd VanWagner - guitar synth (recorder, cello), guitar, bass, audio production As usual, all rights for what you are about to hear remain with their respective copyright holders. This is strictly for educational and entertainment purposes. No one involved in this project is making any money from it in any way. Please take some time to visit Fred White's Fandalism page to hear some really cool music!!! http://fandalism.com/tader
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Tedd Vanwagner - Guitar/ guitar synth/ bass
Audio
Shokan, New York
Time Squeeze - a Melvin Donovan original featuring Marc Roberge on drums, and yours truly on lap steel and bass guitar. My apologies to Mel for the length of time it took me to get to this one, but I was personally experiencing my very own time squeeze. I had a great time working with Mel and Marc on this - pros in every sense of the word! In addition to the cool song you also get an excellent video courtesy of Melody Dawn. Enjoy Fandals!!
Received lots of comments & props
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Tedd Vanwagner - Bass guitar/ lap steel
Video
Shokan, New York
Wagon Train to the Stars (aka: The Star Trek Polka). This is what happens when you leave a bored musician/sci-fi geek alone in a room with a guitar synth and no adult supervision. Apologies to Gene Roddenberry. Special thanks to Hamster Theater for the inspiration. The original theme was written by Alexander Courage. All rights remain with their copyright holder(s). No infringement intended. For educational and entertainment purposes only. Tedd VanWagner - Drum programming, bass, guitar, guitar synth (accordion, french horn, trumpet, female voice).
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Tedd Vanwagner - Everything
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Shokan, New York
One More by Al Desoto and Channon Reed (Just in case you missed it yesterday...) A funky little New Alternative Americana Rock tune that is both depressingly positive and positively depressing : ) Kent Taylor - Producer, Sound Engineer, Video Production, Drums, Lead Vocal Terry “Toothless in Kentucky” Bates - Banjo Al Desoto - Guitar, Video Production Tedd Vanwagner - Lap Steel Lori Oz - Backing Vocals Pat Clarke - Blues Harp Channon Reed - Bass One more to ease the pain! Take a look at what's inside The desire's here and the pressure is high One will do what they have to do Cause that’s the only way that they can survive One more to ease my pain Over and over again One more to ease your pain! Getting up and going down You can bump me, baby It's a wild ride You may think that you have to win, But I don’t give up 'til I get in One more to ease the pain Over and over again One more to kill my pain Over and over again One More!
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel
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Shokan, New York
Greenman - an XTC cover/international collaboration featuring Jony Tomelin on lead vocal. This song was written by Andy Partridge and appeared on XTCs 1999 album Apple Venus Volume 1. Not only is this the first time I have had the pleasure of working with Jony, it is also the first piece I recorded after acquiring a Roland GR-55 guitar synth. Remember that line from the movie Field of Dreams: "If you build it, they will come?" That's kind of how this one came together. I had started recording this song in anticipation of my new technological toy, and was laboring under the delusion that I would be able to sing it. Right in the middle of this whole process I got an email from Jony suggesting that maybe someday we might record something together. My reply was something along the lines of: "That day is NOW, and have I got a song for you!" So, here it is!! We hope you enjoy it!! CREDITS: Jony Tomelin - Lead Vocal Tedd VanWagner - All instruments (guitar, bass, ukelele, guitar synth, percussion), harmony vocals, drum programming, engineering & production Jony is a wonderful person to collaborate with and a hugely talented musician. Please be sure to visit his Fandalism page to hear more of his work. You won't be sorry!!! http://fandalism.com/jcttbo As always, all rights for what you are about to hear remain with their respective copyright holders. This is strictly for educational and entertainment purposes. No one involved in this project is making any money from it in any way.
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Tedd Vanwagner - All instruments & programming
Audio
Shokan, New York
Let's Go the Whole Hog - my 2nd project with the "Funkmaster General", HG Schmitz!! This one is quite different from out first project. You don't usually hear the words "funk" and "lap steel" in the same sentence (let alone in the same song), but HG said, "What the hell, give a try." So, here you go. I hope you enjoy listening to this half as much as I enjoyed putting this one together with HG!!!
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel
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Shokan, New York
Really Wilde - an amazing original tune by Pat Clarke that I was lucky enough to get to play on! Check it out here: http://fandalism.com/thefatmouth/cXfz#_=_ Enjoy!!
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel
Video
Shokan, New York
Writing on the Wall - written by Adrian Belew, performed by Kent Taylor and Tedd VanWagner. I've been a big fan of Adrian Belew since his days with Frank Zappa, but I sort of lost touch with what he was doing since King Crimson broke up back in the '80s. A couple of months ago I was roaming around on YouTube and thought maybe I'd look him up and I stumbled onto this. First appearing on the studio album Side One in 2005, this song featured Daney Carey from Tool on drums and Les Claypool from Primus on bass, but then I saw a live clip of the Adrian Belew Power Trio playing this particular number. YIKES!!! He's got a bass player by the name of Julie Slick, and she is a real powerhouse! The more I watched the video, the more I wanted to cover this tune, so here it is. I chose to record this one at a slower tempo than the original for a couple of reasons. First, because I think it grooves better, and second (as long as we're being honest here) I just couldn't play it that fast. My first version of this had programmed drums, but they lacked a certain something. Luckily I was able to get Kent to work his magic. He was able to lock right in on the bass part and give the song a really funky spontaneity. I'm using a Fender Runaway pedal on the lap steel solo that closes the song. This pedal simulates amp feedback by layering controlled harmonics. However I have discovered that when using a lap steel with this pedal there is nothing controlled about it. Something about using an instrument like the lap steel that has a continuously variable pitch causes this pedal to spit out harmonics unpredictably, which is exactly what this particular tune calls for... As usual all rights for what you are hearing remain with the copyright holder. This cover is meant for information and entertainment purposes only. If you are a fan of progressive rock, or just insane guitarists in general, do yourself a favor and spend a little time with Adrian Belew, the man who, according to Frank Zappa, "re-invented the electric guitar." Kent Taylor http://fandalism.com/kentavious - drums Tedd VanWagner - all the rest... PUT ON YOUR HEADPHONES AND PLAY THIS LOUD!!!!
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel/ guitar/ bass/ vocals
Video
Shokan, New York
Still No Escape From the Blues - Classic Muddy Waters. An international collaboration featuring Dave Spragge and Pat Clarke. When I originally put this one together the plan was to have Dave Spragge play guitar and Pat Clarke play harp. Unfortunately Pat's computer chose an inopportune time to crap out which prevented his participation, so I recorded a lap steel solo instead and put the song out back at the end of 2013. Now that Pat's computer problems have been successfully resolved I can present the song as I had originally intended!! CREDITS: David Spragge - http://fandalism.com/teflondave - Lead Guitar Pat Clarke - http://fandalism.com/thefatmouth - Harmonica Tedd VanWagner - All the Rest... If you want to hear some great music I urge you all to visit the pages of my co-conspirators As usual all rights for what you are hearing remain with the copyright holder. This cover is meant for information and entertainment purposes only. If you really dig the blues and are interested in the early stuff you can't do better than to check out Muddy Waters' back catalog. Some great songs in there!
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Tedd Vanwagner - Guitar/ bass/ vocals/ drum programming
Audio
Shokan, New York
Political Groove - a Kent Taylor / Tedd VanWagner collaboration. It is my great pleasure to work with uber-musician Kent Taylor. Kent wrote this song, sings all the vocal parts and plays all the instruments except for the lap steel. In this little number Kent enlightens us all as to the current state of the US political system. Actually it applies to political systems everywhere since douche-baggery doesn't seem to recognize any international borders. The only direction Kent provided to me was "If your amp has a knob labeled Evil Greedy Bastard you should turn it all the way up." Well, my amp doesn't have that knob so I had to settle for the "Lying Scumbag" plug-in (pretty much the same thing). My first thought when I heard the lyrics was "my sentiments exactly." Hope you enjoy it - try not to get too pissed off. It's bad for your blood pressure...
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Shokan, New York
I Don't Give a Shit - HG Schmitz and Tedd VanWager. Fandalisms first interplanetary collaboration (I think HG is originally from Mars...). . Usually when someone asks me to play on their song I create and post a promotional video directing folks to the Fandalism page of the person whose song it is. However, after I finished my promo video HG insisted that I post his song to my page as well, so here it is! If you want to hear some of the inside info about this collaboration I invite you to check out the promo video. I've posted that on my YouTube channel and the link is right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWH4eH1ai0Q and also in the top comment for this video. Hang onto your hats people...Enjoy
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Shokan, New York
Casablanca – Original tune by Pat Clarke with a little help from Tedd VanWagner and “Reed!” Here you go - http://fandalism.com/thefatmouth/cIIi
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Shokan, New York
Career of Evil - Early Blue Oyster Cult cover. We used to call this the Psychopath Song - these days you could call it the Love Theme of the One Percent. This song was co-written by the band's drummer Albert Bouchard, and Patti Smith (yeah, THAT Patti Smith). It appeared on their 3rd Album, Secret Treaties which was released in 1974. I was really into this band back in the mid-70s. Their first 3 albums were just full of some really unique and strange music, and if this tune appeals to you I urge you to check out BOC's early recordings. The next studio album, Agents of Fortune, contained their hit Don't Fear the Reaper, and I sort of lost interest in them after that. I've noticed a pattern here.. I seem to be more interested in bands before they get big. Once they achieve commercial success I pretty much lose interest for the most part. Same thing happened with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Their early albums were some of the best raw R&B and blues you could ever hear, but once they got hooked up with a "real" producer and achieved commercial success all the aspects of their music that I really admired got shoved into the background in favor of slick production and radio friendly writing. This attitude probably speaks volumes about my stunning lack of success in the music business. It probably also explains my love for bands like NRBQ and King Crimson - two bands that have been around for 40 plus years without a hit single to show for it. I like it when musicians refuse to compromise...you know they are playing because they love it, not pandering to a pop culture audience. Not that there's anything wrong with pop culture...I just don't happen to dig it. Well, that's enough psychoanalysis. I do not own the rights to this song. All rights remain with the copyright holder. This performance is for entertainment/educational purposes. I receive no compensation whatsoever form the recording of this song. All instruments (guitars, lap steel, bass), drum programming, vocals and audio by yours truly. HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED - Hope you like it! Cheers!
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Tedd Vanwagner - Everything
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Shokan, New York
One Trick Pony - an international collaboration featuring Pat Clarke (UK), "Cool" Arthur Cowdrey (UK), Kent Taylor (US), and yours truly. Big thanks to Kent Taylor for suggesting me to Pat for this one. There is some performance video of this tune that might turn up at a later date... Big fun, this one!! Hear the song on Pat Clarke's Fandalism Page: http://fandalism.com/thefatmouth/cFvw While you're over there send Pat my regards!!
Received lots of comments & props
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel
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Shokan, New York
It's All Good (v 2.0) - an on-line original music collaboration featuring Albert DeSoto, Channon Reed, Andy Gay, Kent Taylor, and yours truly. One of the great things about Fandalism is that it allows you to find other musicians who share your musical taste (or maybe psychosis in this case). We posted the original arrangement of this song in late 2013, but Albert and Channon were kind enough to indulge me while I twisted their creation into strange new shapes. You guys are the BEST! On the off chance that you haven't yet heard of these guys you should visit their pages and check out all the cool stuff they've been getting up to. Albert DeSoto - http://fandalism.com/albeone Channon Reed - http://fandalism.com/chanthemanbassinhand Andy Gay - http://fandalism.com/pixelpusher50 Kent Taylor - http://fandalism.com/kentavious
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel
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Shokan, New York
No Escape From the Blues - Classic Muddy Waters. This collaboration features Dave Spragge on guitar. Dave has been bringing the blues and R&B to the good people of Courtenay, British Columbia for some time now. I had originally planned to have Dave play the first solo and Pat Clarke blow some harp on the second, but technical difficulties on Pat's side of the pond prevented that from happening, so I took the second solo on lap steel. This one turned out sounding almost like a really early Fabulous Thunderbirds cut, especially Dave's solo. So relax and enjoy!! And when you're done here, hike on over the Dave's page for some more real cool stuff!! http://fandalism.com/teflondave As usual all rights for what you are hearing remain with the copyright holder. This cover is meant for information and entertainment purposes only. If you really dig the blues and are interested in the early stuff you can't do better than to check out Muddy Waters' back catalog. Some great songs in there!
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Shokan, New York
It's All Good - a musical collaboration You can hear the song at this link - http://fandalism.com/chanthemanbassinhand/cCbV#_=_ It's All Good - an original composition by Albert DeSoto (guitars, vocals), Channon Reed (bass, vocals), Andy Gay (percussion, vocals). Additional musicians: Kent Taylor (drums), Tedd VanWagner (lap steel, audio production). All Rights Reserved - 2013. Please visit our Fandalism pages for more unusual and interesting music! Albert Desoto - http://fandalism.com/albeone Channon Reed - http://fandalism.com/chanthemanbassinhand Andy Gay - http://fandalism.com/pixelpusher50 Kent Taylor - http://fandalism.com/kentavious Tedd VanWagner - http://fandalism.com/bigmoneyjenkins
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Tedd Vanwagner - Lap steel
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Shokan, New York
2nd Annual Halloween Video!!!! This is the CREEPIEST song I ever heard. It is the introduction to a song called The Companions by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, from their album “In Glorious Times.” Their recorded version runs around 10 minutes in length, but I didn’t have the nerve to tackle to whole thing (some other time perhaps). All instruments (lap steel, slide hammer bass, percussion guitar, ukulele, light fixture persussion) all vocals, and audio and video production by yours truly. Headphones recommended. Make sure to stick around for the surprise ending!!!! Big thanks to Kent Taylor for creative input.
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Shokan, New York
No Self Control – written by Peter Gabriel and recorded on his 2nd solo album, and also on his live album entitled “Security.” The arrangements of Gabriel’s recorded versions of this song are very different from each other. For this cover I basically used elements from each version and then added some of my own ideas. All instruments (guitar, bass, percussion guitar, slide hammer bass, drum programming), heavy breathing and all vocals by yours truly. Headphones recommended.This song is dedicated to anyone who has ever tried to lose a few pounds, or quit smoking, or struggled with any other addictive, obsessive or self-destructive behaviors – that pretty much covers the majority of people on the planet, don’t you think? Hope you like it…thanks for listening!!!!10/18/2013 - 11:43pm: I would like to thank Richard Trudeau for pointing out to me that this song is actually from Peter Gabriel's 3rd album, not the 2nd, and also that "Security" was a studio album. The live album that contains this cut was called "Plays Live." My apologies for the confusion...
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Shokan, New York
Dancing Days – cover of the song by Led Zeppelin from their 1973 album “Houses of the Holy.” This international collaboration features Takahiro Masuda (vocals), Bill Watkins (bass, keyboards), Kent Taylor (drums) and Tedd VanWagner (guitar, lap steel, audio production). Thank you all for you contributions to this project, and especially to Bill for your invaluable critical listening and mix assistance. Be sure to check these guys out at their Fandalism pages – you won’t be sorry!!!
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Lunatic Fringe – cover of the Red Rider hit from the 80s. An International collaboration. The link to the actual video is in the top comment for this video. Here’s the line-up: Randy Sweeny- vocals (Canada) http://www.youtube.com/bigbermers http://fandalism.com/bigbermers Tedd VanWagner - lap steel guitar (New York) http://www.youtube.com/tbvanwagner http://fandalism.com/bigmoneyjenkins Petar Ristic - guitar (Republic of Serbia) http://www.youtube.com/SlackBabbathTs Ron Hall - bass guitar (Colorado) http://www.youtube.com/tinman3012 http://fandalism.com/tinman3012 Steve Bathurst - drums, synthesizer, audio & video (Maryland) http://www.youtube.com/SteveBDrums http://fandalism.com/stevebdrums Check these guys out on Fandalism and YouTube!!! Many thanks to all involved and particularly to Ron Hall for inviting me on to this project. Special thanks also to Steve Bathurst , not only for his playing but also for the audio and video production. Nicely done, Steve!!!
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Diamond Ring – a Tedd VanWagner (all instruments)/Lisa Gill (vocal) collaboration. This number was written by Sheryl Crow and Jeff Trott and recorded on Sheryl’s Detours album. This is a song about the most dangerous time in any relationship – the transition from a relationship based on lust to one based on commitment. When I started recording this song I actually considered singing it myself, but I had Lisa’s name bouncing around in the back of my head in case I couldn’t pull it off. It didn’t take more than one or two attempts for me to come to the realization that this one was WAY beyond my meager vocal ability (there’s a big difference between shouting along to a song in your car, and actually recording a vocal track), so it was Lisa Gill to the rescue. That’s one of my favorite things about Fandalism; any time you overstep there is a whole community of generous and talented people out there that are willing to pull you out of the hole you’ve dug for yourself. And I got one of the best for this one. What a powerful, passionate performance Lisa delivered. The vocals really make this one come alive!!! Disclaimer: I do not own any rights to this song; these rights remain with the songwriters. This cover is meant for educational and entertainment purposes only. Neither Lisa nor I profit in a monetary sense from this recording. One of the main reasons I record certain songs is to raise awareness of artists that I admire, many of whom labor in musical territory that is far removed from the mainstream and a comfortable living (obviously not the case on this one; who doesn’t know who Sheryl Crow is …). Anyway, hope you like it, and thanks again Lisa!! PS: If you’re new to here (or have been living under a rock) you should do yourself a favor and check out the rest of Lisa Gill’s work here on Fandalism, You won’t be sorry… http://fandalism.com/jupiter67
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Tedd Vanwagner - Everything but the vocal...
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Ambugaton – Written by David Shamrock and originally recorded by the experimental prog metal traveling freak show known as Sleepytime Gorilla Museum on their 2001 debut album “Grand Opening and Closing.” According to the Urban Dictionary, Ambugaton is a term used to describe the chaos that follows the downfall of a peaceful society. If you listen to this song all the way through you’ll get the idea… All instruments played by yours truly (ukelele, guitars, lap steel, bass, drum and percussion programming). It was recorded in my home studio at various times over the past summer. HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED! Special thanks to Kent Taylor (http://fandalism.com/kentavious) and Peter Kelly (http://fandalism.com/ghost666) for critical listening and mix advice. SGM is without a doubt the most innovative band I ever laid ears on. They not only play complex music in multiple simultaneous time signatures, they also have no compunctions about performing odd tempo changes at the same time. The result can be rather arresting. Their live shows feature performances on a number of strange home-made instruments with names like “the sledge-hammer dulcimer” or “slide piano log.” Their stage attire is a weird combination of punk and Egyptian Pharaoh. This band is definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you are interested in progressive music (and have a taste for the bizarre), you might want to check them out. There are a number of live performance videos on YouTube, but unfortunately most are audience recordings of miserable quality. They released three studio albums before disbanding in 2011. NEWS FLASH!!! Several former members of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum have formed a new band. This new band, christened” Free Salamander Exhibit”, has recently emerged from 2 years of intense rehearsals and just started playing gigs in the Pacific Northwest. This new band is very much in the SGM tradition of featuring innovative music and really uncomfortable looking stage outfits. Videos are on YouTube. Disclaimer: I do not own any rights to this piece of music. It is the property of the copyright holder. This cover is for entertainment and educational purposes only. I do not profit in any way from this recording. My purpose in recording the covers that I do is to raise awareness of the work of artists that I admire and whose efforts usually fall significantly outside the mainstream of popular music. If you enjoy this you may want to seek out other recordings by this artist. People working in genres outside of popular music are usually not that well compensated (voice of experience here). I’m sure they would appreciate your support.
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Way Down in the Hole – modern gospel music from Tom Waits. Some of you may recognize this song as the theme music from the HBO series “The Wire.” The interesting thing was that for each season of the show they got a different artist to cover the song: Blind Boys of Alabama, Tom Waits, Neville Bros., DoMaJe, and Steve Earle. My version borrows a little bit from each, but mostly from the Blind Boys and the Nevilles. All instruments (lap steel, bass, guitar), drum programming and vocals by yours truly. This is one that I started last year and then shelved when I ran out of inspiration. I stumbled on my earlier recorded tracks a couple of weeks ago and managed to pull this out. Hope you enjoy it!!
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Sofa No. 1 – written by Frank Zappa and recorded on his 1975 album One Size Fits All. Kent Taylor – drums & keyboards (marimba, tuned bells), Tedd VanWagner – guitars, bass & lap steel. This is my second collaboration with Kent, and I hope to do many more. Recording with drum software is fine and dandy, but it can’t compare to playing with a real live human, especially one with Kent’s talent, ability, patience, professionalism, and good humor. Sofa No. 1 is the instrumental version of the song. If any of you vocalists out there want to take a crack at it (especially you German speakers), we could re-release it as Sofa No. 2. Just let me know and we’ll set something up. Might as well get all the mileage out of this one that we can! Enjoy!
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Bill Watkins, Takahiro Masuda & Tedd VanWagner play That’s the Way from Led Zeppelin III. Instantly recognizable, but rarely covered. Many thanks to Bill and Taka for including me on their project. It was an honor working with you both. The only question I have is “What’s next?”
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Assume the Position – written and recorded by Lafayette Gilchrist. This song features the mellow guitar stylings of Mr. Doug Steigerwald (NOT). When I asked Doug to play a solo on this track the only guidance I gave him was “Don’t be afraid to ham it up. It’s that kind of song!” It’s amazing how he comes up with exactly what I wanted to hear!! Thanks Doug!! A couple of months ago I was thinking about recording a version of the Tom Waits song “Down in the Hole”, which you may remember was the theme song of the HBO series The Wire. I loved that show, especially because of all the really interesting music that turned up in many of the scenes. I remember one scene in particular during the series finale behind which was playing this really weird funk/rock/ big horns sort of hybrid instrumental track. I tried for months to find out the name of that song, but had no luck. Anyway, jump forward about 5 years and I’m looking for different versions of the aforementioned Tom Waits song when I stumble onto an album subtitled “5 Years of Music From The Wire.” And there on this album is the song I had been searching for. The original version of this has piano, drums, bass, and a big 5 or 6 piece New Orleans style sloppy funeral parade horn section. A very unique groove - check it out on YouTube, or better yet go buy the cd. I’m sure these guys could use the dough. Guitar, lap steel, bass and drum programming by yours truly. The first guitar solo is Doug, that’s me on the second solo. There’s a lot crammed into this one so there are parts spread pretty widely across the stereo field. If you listen in mono some of the parts will probably go missing, so you may want to listen with headphones. Hope you like it!!! Cheers!
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I Can’t Find the Doorknob – written by Jimmie Fautheree and recorded by Jimmie and Johnny in 1958. Another cautionary tale about the evils of the demon alcohol. Jimmie & Johnny were a popular country duo back in the early ‘50s. In 1956 Johnny left the duo and was replaced by Jimmie’s brother, Lynn. This moved the group away from pure country music and more towards rockabilly. This was a jumpin’ little number to start with, but that didn’t stop me from beefing it up some. All guitars, bass, vocals and drum programming by yours truly. Enjoy!!
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Living in Limbo - Kent Taylor w/ Tedd VanWagner http://fandalism.com/kentavious/b5Hw#_=_
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This is a re-post of a song I put up recently. Based on some private comments I received I decided t... read moreo re-mix and pull the drum tracks back slightly. They're still pretty loud, but not so much in your face as before. Carry on. Breathless – written by Robert Fripp and recorded on his 1979 solo album Exposure. This was Fripps “missing link” album, the one that bridged the gap between the version of King Crimson that ended in 1974, and the new remodeled version that appeared in 1981. I love this album; it’s a joy from start to finish. A number of top flight prog rock players show up on this record (Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Narada Michael Walden, Peter Hamill, Brian Eno, etc.), as well as some folks you might not expect (Daryl Hall from Hall & Oates, Suzi Roche from The Roches), operating well outside of their respective comfort zones. This record also marked the beginning of Fripps long association with bassist and stick player Tony Levin. Breathless is another of Fripps crazy scary prog-metal instrumental songs that features multiple simultaneous time signatures. This song wants to be played LOUD! All instruments (guitar, bass, lap steel) and drum programming by yours truly. Recorded at ZAP-B during the first week of April, 2013. I always wanted to play this one with a band, but it never happened. Now I can die happy…. Hope you all enjoy it!! PS: Bragging rights go to the first person to correctly identify the big time celebrity that appears at the end of this track (name AND title)….Have fun!
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Breathless – written by Robert Fripp and recorded on his 1979 solo album Exposure. This was Fripps “missing link” album, the one that bridged the gap between the version of King Crimson that ended in 1974, and the new remodeled version that appeared in 1981. I love this album; it’s a joy from start to finish. A number of top flight prog rock players show up on this record (Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Narada Michael Walden, Peter Hamill, Brian Eno, etc.), as well as some folks you might not expect (Daryl Hall from Hall & Oates, Suzi Roche from The Roches), operating well outside of their respective comfort zones. This record also marked the beginning of Fripps long association with bassist and stick player Tony Levin. Breathless is another of Fripps crazy scary prog-metal instrumental songs that features multiple simultaneous time signatures. This song wants to be played LOUD! All instruments (guitar, bass, lap steel) and drum programming by yours truly. Recorded at ZAP-B during the first week of April, 2013. I always wanted to play this one with a band, but it never happened. Now I can die happy…. Hope you all enjoy it!! PS: Bragging rights go to the first person to correctly identify the big time celebrity that appears at the end of this track (name AND title)….Have fun!
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Hard Days – Classic Muddy Waters. Some old time Chicago blues featuring Pat Clark on the Mississippi saxophone. I heard this one a couple of months back on WHVW, the radio station I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, and knew right away that I needed to do a cover of it (btw, the station is on-line now: WHVW.net. If you like vintage music you should check it out). Muddy did several different versions of this. The one I heard was a really early recording that featured a piano solo by Otis Spann. He also recorded a version with Little Walter but I haven’t been able to track that one down yet. I was in the middle of recording this one when I met Pat so I asked him if maybe he would be interested in playing on it, and he really delivered!!! Guitars, bass, vocals, drum programming and recording by your truly.
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Tedd Vanwagner - Everything but harmonica
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Shokan, New York
It's Collaboration Time!!!!!
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Life is Hard, But Life is Harder When You’re Dumb – cover of the song by the Austin Lounge Lizards from their 1995 release “Small Minds.” I heard a lot of this style of music when I was growing up. My pops used to call this a “Hillbilly Waltz.” If your sense of humor doesn't work properly you might want to skip this one. The rest of you can feel free to enjoy…. All instruments (ukulele, guitar, lap steel,bass) and vocals by yours truly.
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