Podcasts

Weekly Acoustic Podcast: Episode 1 – “I’ll Be”

January 15th, 2010

As many of you know, I’ve recently started to build a bigger fan base (well, a noticeable fan base) through Facebook.  In that effort, I’ve decided to start uploading my podcasts to YouTube to make them easier to share.  So, I’ve decided to “rerun” the previous podcasts and rename (quite strikingly) the series as “Weekly Acoustic Podcast.”  (I know, catch your breath!)

Anyway, the process of rerunning should take 2-3 months, and after that I’ll begin uploading new material.

This week’s song is “I’ll Be,” originally performed by Edwin McCain in the 90s.  It is one that I sing with my band Town Crier.

My podcasts are recorded as just me on my acoustic guitar in my studio on my Sony ICD-SX700 voice recorder.  Enjoy!

Direct link: “I’ll Be” » Jeremy Tharp Weekly Acoustic Podcast Episode 1

Update to podcasts!

January 14th, 2010

As many of you have seen, I’ve started a new effort to garner fans through Facebook.  In an effort to connect those fans, I’m migrating my method of posting files over to YouTube.  Therefore, I’m just going to repost previous podcasts with the embedded mp3 video.  Think of it as “reruns.”  Of course, I’m actually starting it over.

It will also now (quite catchingly and strikingly) be called the “Weekly Acoustic Podcast.”

The whole “rerun” process will take from two to four months, then I’ll get back to uploading new material each week.

Be sure to check me out on Facebook!

Periodical acoustic podcast: The Threshold Of Omniscience is here!

January 8th, 2010

Well the challenge worked.

For those who don’t know the back story, my friend Phil Taylor and I, having been somewhat lacking in the new material, challenged one another to write and record a new album before and to be released on January 1, 2010.  This was in approximately November (2009 of course).

Knowing my own lack of spare time, I knew I would not be able to do full studio productions, but I felt confident I could write the songs.  After all, I had made a 2009 resolution to write new material, and I needed some catalyst (kick-in-the-butt).

I had originally intended to do 13 songs, but I ran shorter on time than even I anticipated, so I settled on 10.  I would release the album as my podcast on January 1 (how convenient that it fell on a Friday).  I figured that would would be perfect, because in my business I had missed 2 weeks of podcasts already.  Unfortunately, even at that, due to the New Year’s gig I did with Town Crier, I lost my voice, so I even missed the January 1 podcast.

At any rate, I finally got the songs recorded (once again on my trusty Sony ICD-SX700), and here they are.

  1. The Teacher mp3 lyrics
  2. Can’t Say mp3 lyrics
  3. The Fortune Of Fallacy mp3 lyrics
  4. The Way Home mp3 lyrics
  5. The Thirst mp3 lyrics
  6. The Walls mp3 lyrics
  7. The Restless Folk mp3 lyrics
  8. The Mirror mp3 lyrics
  9. The Things I Say mp3 lyrics
  10. Stand By mp3 lyrics

Unlike usual, I did do minimal editing, but only to do some equalization correction.  The recordings were not perfect anyway (they include the occasional flub and some cameos of my son screaming), but I wanted them to be as “tolerable” as possible.

My goal is to do full productions of this album by March of this year (2010), but I admit this is highly ambitious.  🙂

So take a listen, enjoy, and feel free to impart your reactions here!

Periodical acoustic podcast: “Alone” by me and “Love Song” by Phil Taylor/Unborn

December 12th, 2009

My site has been down for about a week, so this is posting late, but here is this week’s podcast.

I chose to play “Alone” off my album “Triad,” and my friend Phil Taylor talked me into covering one of his songs.  I chose “Love Song” from his album “Tales of Love or the Lack Thereof” (recorded both by Phil and his former band Unborn).

I had a few moments of hitting the mic / other background noise on this.  I’m not sure why, but just in case you hear it and wonder.  😉

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podcast.0016.Phil Taylor-Love Song

As usual, it’s me on my acoustic — no editing, recorded on a Sony ICD-SX700 voice recorder.

Periodical acoustic podcast: “All Along The Watchtower” (Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix) and “Pieces” by me

December 4th, 2009

So I finally have returned to my promise of two podcasts a week.  🙂  Not sure how long I’ll be able to keep it up, but it is how it is.

The songs this week are “All Along The Watchtower,” written by Bob Dylan, perfected by Jimi Hendrix (Yet another song I happen to be singing for Town Crier), and “Pieces” off of my Two Sides Of The Same Soul album.

Files:

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podcast.0014-Bob Dylan-All Along The Watchtower

The usual — no editing, me on my acoustic, recorded on my Sony ICD-SX700 voice recorder.

Periodical acoustic podcast: “Endless Rain” by me

November 26th, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!  (for those who celebrate it)  🙂

This week’s podcast is another of my originals: “Endless Rain” off my album “Heaven.”

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As usual: me on my acoustic, in my studio, no editing, recorded on Sony ICD-SX700, blah, blah, blah …

Periodical acoustic podcast: “Careless Whisper” by George Michael/Seether

November 19th, 2009

Again, this time of year with the holidays, I really only had time to record one song this week, even though I keep saying I plan to do two!

I actually recorded this podcast as well as next week’s two days ago.

At any rate, the song for this week is “Careless Whisper” by George Michael/Seether.  My version is much closer to that of Seether, and, frankly, I don’t really do it justice, but I’m singing it in Town Crier, so I thought I’d offer the preview.

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As usual: me on my acoustic, in my studio, no editing, recorded on Sony ICD-SX700, blah, blah, blah …

Periodical acoustic podcast: “Walls Of A Dream” by me

November 13th, 2009

Even though I decided to do two songs per week moving forward, this week I’m only doing one as my schedule is a little hectic.

The song I did is one of my favorites that I wrote called “Walls of a Dream,” and it’s off my album “Heaven.”

And, as usual, this is just me on my acoustic, in my studio, recorded on my Sony ICD-SX700 digital voice recorder, no modifications other than trimming at the beginning and end.

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Oh, be cautioned: There are large fluctuations in volume  😀

Periodical acoustic podcast: Live’s “Lightning Crashes” and New from me: “The Thirst”

November 6th, 2009

I’ve recently decided to up the ante on my podcasts by recording two songs: an original of mine and a cover.

This week for the cover I chose Live’s “Lightning Crashes” because we are playing it as the last song in set 4 in Town Crier.  I can’t say I do the song justice, but I think it is OK.

The other song will excite my avid followers — a sneak peak at my upcoming album “The Threshold of Omniscience.”  That’s right — I have enjoyed my recording so much that I felt it was a good choice for the original.

And, as usual, this is just me on my acoustic, in my studio, recorded on my Sony ICD-SX700 digital voice recorder, no modifications other than trimming at the beginning and end.

Files:

podcast.0008.Live-Lightning Crashes
podcast.0009.Jeremy Tharp-The Thirst

Periodical acoustic podcast: Irrational by me on acoustic

October 30th, 2009

This week at the request of my wife, I played my own song “Irrational” from my Two Sides of the Same Soul album.

Files:  podcast.0007.Jeremy Tharp-Irrational

As usual, this is just me on my acoustic, in my studio, recorded on my Sony ICD-SX700 digital voice recorder, no modifications other than trimming at the beginning and end.