Category: Virtual LP

East Bound and Down

This past weekend, with a cool drizzle coating my beloved Bay Area, I finally had a chance to combine my passion for songs about bringing beer to people in Georgia with my love for chamber music orchestration. Herewith, the results……

I Fall in Love (Too Fast)

Today’s track is a wee rave-up version of “I Fall in Love too Easily,” by Jule Styne and Mr. Sammy Cahn. The tune was originally launched by a boyish Frank Sinatra in the film Anchors Aweigh in 1945 (herewith, a…

Virtual LP: Over You

It’s been a little bit since the last addition to the virtual lp. This one is a cover of an obscure-ish velvet underground song, featuring Ira Vortex on bass, and Shonny Vortex helping out with back up vocals. Recorded last…

Virtual LP: I Cook It 2 It

Here’s another track for Der Virtual LP in a blatant attempt to capitalize on the recent media frenzy surrounding Ira and my cover of “Welcome to the Working Week.” This one’s called “I Cook It 2 It” and it’s, well,…

Virtual LP: Tin and Crumbs

Here’s a new addition to the Virtual LP, written and recorded this morning. It’s a true story, almost. “No incantations will bring back the pie” indeed. I should probably be clear that I’m not really that upset about the missing…

Virtual LP: Time After Time

I’ve fallen back in love with the piano. In particular, I can’t stop playing one of my very favorite songs — “Time After Time” by the unbeatable Cahn and Styne. Holy cow could those fellows write a tune. There are…

Virtual LP: Lullaby

Here’s a sleepy little tune-let to add to the Virtual LP. I’ve been messing around with these changes for a few days now and wanted to see tonight whether I could get a few takes recorded around the margins of…

Jack

When I first put my real name up here on the site about three weeks ago, I thought to myself (largely in the second person) “Not to worry, So-Called ‘Cecil.’ It’ll be years before you feel the urge to post…

Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

Once again it’s been a while since my last track on the virtual lp. I’ve started playing piano again of late. Not sure what’s triggered it, but it’s fun. Here’s a mimosa toast to piano, on this Saturday morn. Specifically,…

Virtual LP: Accretion

Like a lot of kids, I grew up dreaming that one day I’d write a song about “accretion” (defined by Merriam-Webster’s as “increase by external addition or accumulation, as by adhesion of external parts or particles”). No, I was told.…

Styrofoam

It’s been about three months since I posted a new song to the ole Virtual LP — the last number being Welcome to Your (Doom of Clowns). Happily, I found a little time this past weekend to record a tune…

A Thing I Like to Do

It’s been a little while since I’ve written a new song, but I’ve been playing a bit more of late and — hey presto — two ditties appear. Fun to get back to recording after a little break. Today’s tune…

Daisy Flower

Here’s a tune and a time capsule, written on a rare day when my daughter Shonny woke up in a so-so mood. Fortunately, it didn’t last. -Cecil time: 50 seconds; specs: 779K Press Play to play.