SpareMachine Muses

About SpareMachine

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

Rain and the Ruinous Pink, Part 1 Artwork

Rain and the Ruinous Pink, Part 1

SpareMachine

March 2016

Improvised on a stormy night. Recorded as a video to my iPhone with a Shure MV88. Moving pictures here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioEfC0gQbT4. Part 2 here: https://youtu.be/J8-uw0_LDz4.

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CLEARANCE

Mar 30th, 16' - 7:10pm

really like the thunderstorm accompaniment on these recordings. slide guitar sounds nice. video = well composed.

SpareMachine

Mar 30th, 16' - 7:15pm

Thanks for clicking through to the video!

AreDaneel

Mar 31st, 16' - 5:31pm

I'm really enjoying the tone in your past couple of muses.

Lakeside

May 1st, 16' - 2:00pm

This sounds like it could be in the soundtrack to the show Justified. This is pretty sweet. Makes me just want to go out in the middle of a park with lots of trees and trees. Lay down and look up at at the sky and watch the wind blow the leaves on the trees and the birds and butterflies flap their wings around. And most importantly I'd have some bomb ass whiskey/bourbon to sip on beside me.

Lakeside

May 1st, 16' - 2:00pm

Video was nice too.

SpareMachine

May 1st, 16' - 6:20pm

Lakeside, re: bomb ass bourbon... Have you been reading my mail? Also, the next time you want to go sit under a tree and watch a butterfly flit about, let me know. I'll bring the whiskey!

The Bah Bahs Artwork

The Bah Bahs

SpareMachine

February 2016

This is a Booker B. & the MJs improvisation. Spare Machine appears here as the MJs. The impossibly awesome weird guitar sounds come from Booker B. (a 4 year-old) playing an electric guitar through a tiny Danoelectric battery-powered amp in which the battery is dying. The boring piano and acoustic guitar is Spare Machine. Moving pictures: https://youtu.be/s92thSMp_Wo

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AreDaneel

Feb 27th, 16' - 5:51pm

Yes! This is so much fun. Also, it got a big thumbs up from my 6 year old.

Corrina, Corrina Artwork

Corrina, Corrina

SpareMachine

January 2016

Traditional (I think), sort of done in the style of Bob Dylan's version with a floating verse taken from Leo Kottke's version. Spare Machine on gtr and vox. Booker B on interruptions.

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AreDaneel

Jan 26th, 16' - 7:17pm

I can't believe you ate all the crackers!

AreDaneel

Jan 26th, 16' - 7:18pm

Kidding aside, this is fantastic.