SpareMachine Muses

About SpareMachine

Spare Machine: Fine songs. This: facebook.com/sparemachine. And this: youtube.com/sparemachine. And this too: sparemachine.bandcamp.com.
The Boilermaker, the Cliff Swallow, and Nina Artwork

The Boilermaker, the Cliff Swallow, and Nina

SpareMachine

July 2017

Full of nonsense and errors.

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Rock 'n' Roll Superstar Artwork

Rock 'n' Roll Superstar

SpareMachine

June 2017

This is a Booker B & the MJs track. Spare Machine appears here as the MJs. Lyrics by Booker B. Moving pictures at https://youtu.be/gnlLzpcpJyg

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Improvisation for the Floridian Phoenix Artwork

Improvisation for the Floridian Phoenix

SpareMachine

May 2017

Bird sounds from YouTube. Very much an incomplete thought.

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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