SpareMachine Muses

About SpareMachine

Spare Machine: Fine songs. This: facebook.com/sparemachine. And this: youtube.com/sparemachine. And this too: sparemachine.bandcamp.com.

Late!

February 2017

"I failed to give myself time to do stuff that I enjoy. Note to self: Don't do that."

-SpareMachine

I'm Tired of Giving Up Artwork

I'm Tired of Giving Up

SpareMachine

January 2017

A song by Ryan Adams. Recorded while actually tired of giving up. For some reason helicopters hovered about my bedroom during this recording. That's Trump's America for ya. Am I right?

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CLEARANCE

Feb 16th, 17' - 6:10pm

i know it's a joke, but there were actually quite a few helicopters in the chicago area during the last 2 presidents, especially during the most recent one. as for the song, this is pretty nice, and definitely spare. i'd like the guitar volume to be more equal with your voice, but that would probably contradict your intention with this performance/recording. missing the featured guest musician on this one!

SpareMachine

Feb 17th, 17' - 3:19pm

The 'copters are always hovering. You're right about the gtr/vox. I tend to like the gtr to be at a lower volume than most. I sometimes feel that songs are bulled by gtr volume. It's also true that this is different than most folks' perspective. Thanks for listening and mentioning Booker B. We'll bring him back into the fold soon!

chinchuffalomusic

Feb 28th, 17' - 6:09pm

Your guitar/vocal balance is one of the things I really like on your demos from the Lesser Birds of Paradise days. This cover is lovely. Makes me think I should give listening to Ryan Adams another chance.

Late!

December 2016

"I failed to give myself time to do stuff that I enjoy. Note to self: Don't do that."

-SpareMachine

The Whitney, Room 402 Artwork

The Whitney, Room 402

SpareMachine

November 2016

Thunk up in a hotel room in New Orleans, LA. Recorded in a bathroom in Oak Park, IL. Booker B on spoken word, shower, body percussion, and etc.

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Late!

August 2016

"I failed to give myself time to do stuff that I enjoy. Note to self: Don't do that."

-SpareMachine

Watson, Come Here (Rocket Man version) Artwork

Watson, Come Here (Rocket Man version)

SpareMachine

July 2016

Recorded live in Euclid Square Park on with Booker B on stomp rockets. Inspired by Alexander Graham Bell. Cameo appearance by that other Watson. Moving pictures here: https://youtu.be/4qVCi0f3BPU

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Me or Scurvy Artwork

Me or Scurvy

SpareMachine

June 2016

This is a song I wrote 20 years ago. It can be found on the Lesser Birds of Paradise recording A Suitable Frame. On the recording, we put in sound effects of the ocean. This live recording features and actual ocean (Atlantic). Peep the moving pictures at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXqEuQYMw3s

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Late!

April 2016

"I failed to give myself time to do stuff that I enjoy. Note to self: Don't do that."

-SpareMachine