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Some oddities are showcased below. I’ll be adding to (and taking away from) this page as my whims dictate. A lot of my old YouTube videos are unlisted, I like to keep it underground. There’s some stuff you will only find here, depending on the day.
Chris Dunne and his band of merry cronies made this live video for us upstairs in the Pavilion. At that time, The Thing comprised of David Nelligan, Andy Wilson, Joe Cusack, Mark Fitzgerald, and Shane Murphy. Look at them there, a great bunch of lads.
Who Is Silvia?
Sort-of title track of the Who Is Synthia? EP. See what I did there? With the title? Nevermind. I have a new version of this song which I will include in my next album. My next album title will not be a pun.
Same Old Song & Dance
I recorded the soundtrack for Emmet O’Brien‘s short film Same Old Song & Dance. The scenes were illustrated by Cethan Leahy and then I animated the drawings. Fun project. More on that in the ‘Video’ section. This is the ‘Music’ section. Here you are encouraged to close your eyes and listen to the music. This soundtrack was composed primarily of generic orchestral samples, chopped up and layered to fit together in a tense spiral of broken logic, evoking a neverending dance of mystery.
Ashes To Ashes
This cover version appeared on the David Bowie tribute album released by The Psychedelic Cherry. The album features many different artists from around the world, all acquainted through their collaborative work on HitRecord. In the days after Bowie’s death, May McDonough organised the tribute album and there were plenty of volunteers, we had all lost one of our greatest musical heroes. I had been playing Ashes To Ashes on the piano non-stop since I heard of Bowie’s death, so when the album was proposed I jumped on it. I liked it on the piano. No one can sing it like Bowie, and I don’t think the original mix can be topped. But the chords and vocal melody on their own exemplify just what a brilliant song it is, in case you ever managed to forget it or take the original version for granted.
Some of my old songs are rare and hard to find. This song, ‘Nostalgia’, is one such fragment of my past, an especially apt reflection on the fallibility of memory. Next time you come back, it won’t be here.
Perhaps some of the other debris from the wilderness years is linked elsewhere on this site, in a sort of Easter egg hunt for the rabidly curious. See where all the links go…
Yes, there’s already a page for Dark Matters. And yes, I can see how it’s problematic having separate ‘Music’ and ‘Video’ sections on a website that’s meant to showcase my audiovisual work. But check it out! Am I a clone or a quintuplet? What is this strange magic?
This video is from way back in the day. It took me a while to find a dance that suited the song, combing through all kinds of public domain footage of people dancing. I didn’t want to do much editing. Eventually I found that cheesy hoedown on a sound stage, and for the most part it seemed to magically sync up exactly.