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Clawhammer Vengeance (#rangothedog) / Blog

2011 And Beyond

2010 gave me something I've always wished for so I'm not going to layout any big plans for the new year, I'm just going to let things coast for a while. Regardless what happens in the new year with my musical ambitions, nothing compares to getting married and merging two families together for a fresh start. That's my new project, but you know where to find me if the last one takes off. Right here, waiting, somewhat impatiently, and wishing, wishing, wishing for more of the ooey-gooey-cosmic alignment that got us so far so quickly. It's been a total blast...but I have a HUGE capacity for fun, love & music, and that's what this is all about, so please keep sharing. -Matthew

Hello Google

I sent out a couple press kits today with the following message: Bing Maps Programmer Storms ReverbNation Top-10. Throws down gauntlet to Google to produce shredder to save face on slow news day. So how about it guys, anybody over there up for a good old-fashioned blues head-cutting duel? We can do it at the time and place of your choosing, preferrably a downtown Seattle bar with a killer PA. Winner gets bragging rights, loser buys drinks, everybody has a good time. Maybe take a little at the door, donate to charity? As for the Etherati PR campaign, the initial rollout has started, going out to 400 online music & entertainment rags. Let's hope a few of them are actually opened and that we score at least a single review out of the bunch. I love you guys!

The Rabbit Hole

I've spent every spare minute of the last three days buried in my headphones, looking for gems in the ReverbNation catalog. I didn't have to look very far before I found music that blew my mind. The scope of talent demonstrated on this site is nothing short of amazing. It's inspiring in a way that only music can be, and I count myself extremely fortunate to be able to participate in it in a meaningful way - as a listener with a free lifetime supply of ear candy. -Matthew

Fresh Tunes

Hey folks, if you didn't catch the Facebook updates I just posted new mixes of Gravity and The Mistress. The Gravity take merges the original lead solo improvisation with the more reserved, warmer version that I settled on later with Gravity 1.1. The interplay and melodic counterpoint makes for an interesting ride. As for The Mistress, a brand new vocal track with a little more style and inflection that better represents how I sing it today, with none of the contrivences of the reboot mixes. Hope you like it, let me know if you don't. -Matthew

Gravity 1.1

This song has been composed specifically for use as a soundtrack for film, television and video games. See if you can guess the type of scene that's being played out in my head. Matthew

The Turk

The Turk is coming. Actually, he's here. This was an improvisation that turned into a nightmare that turned into a song. If you like eye candy with your ear candy check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keQbJepSj7M. If you want to see the original improvisation check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8U-c7ffj84. Cheers, Matthew

Falling

What if you were already in a relationship and you met somebody that blew you away? Would you be willing to face certain heartbreak for the promise of the unknown? Would you try and have it both ways for a while to see if it worked? What if you were given an ultimatum? Kimmberly Miles, this song is for you.

First Single

The Mistress is calling. After two solid months of recording and mixing, the first single of my solo project has been posted. Give it a spin when you have a minute.

Welcome

Welcome to my new Reverb Nation blog. Thanks for taking the time to visit.