Mississippi Gary – “An octogenarian blues player played by McKinney in blackface. He first appeared in a sketch in which he talked about his failed relationship with “Kathy with a K” (McCulloch) from the Secretary sketches and soon grew into a recurring character. His name and style of speech suggest that he may be a parody of the blues guitarist Mississippi Fred McDowell. Gary would always begin a long, blues-related story with the words “Now, I seem to remember a time…” in a deep Mississippi accent before launching into a harmonica solo or blues song. His songs include “The ‘There is a Very Effective Heckler in My Audience’ Blues” (in a sketch where Dave Foley, in the audience, points out that Gary actually has very little to complain about as he makes over $10,000 a night) and “Smokin’ On the Night Train.””
starry nights: This one was written a long time ago – before the ipod generation 2 but after the ipod generation 1. I haven’t played it for a long time – so this is a redux.
fun with samples – paul simon back up band ideas
fun with samples – something like santana perscussion + mission impossible + john madden football.
If you’re using an apple product an cannot see the music player above you’ll have to go to soundcloud to listen – sorry!
1. weight of time:
this one was made over the weekend – and is really built around the sound of the guitar.
2. ways to:
lyrics for this one are right around the corner
3. minneapolis cop in beverly hills:
Yeah this one has some beverly hills cop dna to it – or something like that.
the retired william munny part II: aka not so young guns.
A little collaboration here. Thanks Robarge. He laid out some harmonica – a vocal pass – and a fade out. Pretty cool.
mistake. This one has a case of the blues – the modern in place blues – and is maybe a little tribal in places. It kinda creeps along – first pass at lyrics on this one as well…
“you can’t always get what you want”