Intimate Objects was actually my first full solo release back in 2013. Barring two songs (“Like A Broken String” and the original version of “Brakes”), I wrote and recorded the whole thing over the span of a week. Two of its songs became Pneumatic Girls tunes (“A Team of Bumblebees” and “Near Misses”) and “Brakes” has… Continue reading Intimate Objects, Confidence, and what happens next?
So, it really has been twenty years THIS YEAR that I started making music with performance in mind. It would actually be 24 years since I started writing “songs” – meaning lyrics with music and all that. 1994 is when I met the people with whom I would start my first real band. Dan Decker… Continue reading XXXIV. Two Decades Now
This EP got its name from the now-closed bowling alley on Summer Avenue. The only other name under consideration was Slow Numbers, but since four of the songs were not slow this title seemed misleading. Not that Imperial Lanes is any better…none of the songs are about bowling. The cover is my cat, Dot, and… Continue reading V. The Story of Imperial Lanes
I remember being a bit gobsmacked when I asked Angela Horton, formerly of one of my favorite Memphis bands ever (The Satyrs), if she was interested in playing drums with me and she said yes. When I started trying to put together what became The Pneumatic Girls, that was the biggest piece of the puzzle… Continue reading I. Counting Upward