Monday, August 14, 2017

Every Day Math

 Math and science are important. When I was in school I thought that I sucked at math. It intimidated me. Then I discovered quantum mechanics and realized how  math ties everything together. Painting is math. Playing guitar is math. Dreaming is math. It's literally the lynch pin and the foundation for all of reality. Everything that happens, happens because of math. 

Here's a song I wrote about math. 
It's called Every Day Math.

I'm waking up to a brand new day
With formulas to calculate
Everything that happens
It all happens because of math

It's like a game that we can play
Where you look, math every day
You don't need a plane to fly it
There's no excuse, let's try it!

It's in the Mona Lisa
It's in the Big Bang 
It's in the tower at Pisa
It's in the guitar twang

It's in the program running
How we learn,  math is where the fun is
It's Every Day Math

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Lizard McGee U.K. Tour and New Video

I will be doing a short solo tour of the U.K. in support of my new solo album "Spooky Jets at a Distance". If you live in in the U.K. or know someone that does, come to a show and spread the word! Currently there are 2 confirmed dates with one still TBA. Please watch my Facebook page and my Twitter account for daily updates.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Friday, June 23rd 8:00pm
Club St. Moritz
159 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8WH, UK
PERTH, SCOTLAND: Friday, June 30th, 8:00pm
The Green Room
97 Canal Cres, Perth PH2 8HX, UK
LEEDS, ENGLAND: Saturday, July 1st, 8:00pm

James and I will be performing these shows together as a duo! The new solo video for "Silverheels" debuted on the U.K. website Essentially Pop . Click the link to read the interview, you can watch the video below.  

The video was directed, filmed and edited by James McGee-Moore, shot completely on her iPhone. FACTS: Her middle name is Medusa and she's a bad-ass.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The story of Spooky Jets At A Distance

In 2015 Earwig was hard at work on our most experimental, frustrating album yet and I had pinned my hopes to its release. That album, ”Pause For The Jets”, was based around my experience a few years earlier when I was hospitalized due to complications from a life-threatening illness.  While I wouldn't wish that on anyone, I wouldn't trade that time either. Being alone in my mind for so long was an experience that changed my life. While I was sick I was taking a slew of perception-altering prescription pharmaceuticals I kept a journal that tracked my wild dream-world adventures through parallel dimensions in search of the “Enigma Guitar” and lost love. Every night was a new adventure. The continuing storyline from those dreams was filled with bizarre intrigues, mad musical battles and a cast of fantastic characters. That journal provided the basis for my unfinished novel “My Own Secret Service”. Meanwhile mixing the Earwig record took way longer than I had anticipated and I started to sink into depression. Often when I'm working on a new project that gets hung-up, that's the way it goes. For better or for worse everything is pulling me toward a bright-white vanishing point on the horizon and that's all I can see. I needed the Earwig album mixes to be finished so that I could move on. Frustrated by the delays and having no completed songs to send to my friends, I had the idea to record a quick and dirty solo version. On the night of the September Blood Moon I set up minimal gear in my bedroom and recorded each song in one pass using just an old acoustic guitar and a single microphone. These takes turned out stark, rough and un-produced. I wasn't interested in the settings and levels and because of that attitude these versions turned out very immediate and personal in a lo-fi sort of way. You can hear technical mistakes but these's a lot more burning beneath the surface. It's a very intimate personal version of the record. I'm singing directly to you with no reservations. I think that with this alternate version of the album the songs take on new character and reveal new meanings that are semi-obscured by the full album's production. I live in an amazing secluded spot deep in the woods. That night I also recorded the crickets and other night noises outside in my yard and blended those sounds in with the final mixes. These recordings were not intended to make it beyond the ears of a few close friends but I've decided to release it as my first solo album. This is the very same unmastered, untouched, unchanged version that I recorded that night. There is a theory from Einstein regarding non-local entanglement called “Spooky Action at a Distance”. This solo record is relative to that theory and stands alone as a distant, affected super-interpretation of Earwig's album. Spooky Jets at a Distance, nine songs about obsession and entanglement…an intimate, ethereal, solo-acoustic version of the Earwig album “Pause For The Jets”.