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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

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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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.


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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: “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: 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.

Periodical acoustic podcast: I’ll Be by Edwin McCain on acoustic

September 27th, 2009

I am hoping to make this a constant habit:  record a song about once a week just for sharing it here on my blog.

The song for this post is “I’ll Be” originally done by Edwin McCain back in the 90s.  Nothing special, just me on my acoustic, in my studio, recorded on my Sony ICD-SX700 digital voice recorder.

The file is here:  podcast.0001.Edwin McCain-I’ll Be

I learned this song a few years ago, but my band, “Town Crier,” incorporated it into a set list, so I’ve been playing it a lot recently (and singing it), and this is my acoustic arrangement.

No modifications other than trimming at the beginning and end.

More Jeremy Tharp material available at News Archive > October 29, 2005

October 29th, 2005

I finally decided to split “Jeremy Tharp” into a two CD album, and I’ve renamed it “Two Sides of the Same Soul,” reusing a lyric from “Love is a Hole.” Also I have posted a new song for that album (no recording yet though) as well as a song for “Sneaky Whisper.”

Enjoy. News Archive > August 27, 2005

August 27th, 2005

Ok let me give you some “specifics” on the progress of “Jeremy Tharp,” and not in the ethereal sense. I feel a lot of pressure on the heels of “Unnatural” to make a very complete, exhaustive, musically coherent and lyrically coherent album, basically being autobiographical. That is, I want to give an accurate representation of how I feel, and I want the songs to maintain a musical style. Of course, the beauty of metaphor is there are hundreds of avenues available to accomplish this one task. As far as the musical cohesion, that will take place in the recording stage, and “Unnatural” worked out well because I recorded it all in a three day span. Nothing about it makes me want to make changes other than production flaws. But the songs I have written so far seem very sporatic, specifically musically, and I don’t feel like the complement each other just yet. Like I’ve said before I may break it into two albums, although I’m not sure where I would make the division.

I also feel a lot of pressure to write songs similar to the ones I have in the past, although the majority of the songs from my first two albums I can no longer relate to, because they applied to very specific moments in my life that are no longer relevant. One of my goals as a songwriter is to incorporate the appropriate amount of metaphor so that I can disconnect myself from the emotion, with just the right tough of specifics so that other people might get something out of it. As it stands right now, “Jeremy Tharp” is ridiculously abstract and very unfocused. Like I said, I am a little anxious about it. I need it to accurately reflect my own reactions or it will feel like a failure.

Part of the process that made “Unnatural” a success to me was that I was writing non-“Unnatural” songs at the same time, and I had a well defined theme. Right now I don’t have that, because my other projects are at a relative standstill, and who can really apply a theme to himself? I just need the right inspiration with the right motivation all at the right time, so for now I am just going to write a lot of songs and hopefully be able to bring myself to axing the ones that don’t fit. Period. “Jeremy Tharp” is not even beginning to resemble perfect … News Archive > August 24, 2005

August 24th, 2005

Well … what to say what to say. I am having difficulty getting motivated on rerecording It All Comes Out and Triad, just because I am not completely sure I am happy with the remastered “Hell” and I’m waiting for a well defined plan to hit me. Basically, it boils down to “I’m not sure where to start.” I feel like I might even need to rerecord Heaven and Hell and that is a cumbersome thought, and I worry that they might turn out better than even Unnatural.

In new album news though, great things are coming of “Jeremy Tharp.” Of the 11 songs I have done, if I can manage to record the vocals as well as I sang all of the songs today, and get snazzy arrangements to boot, that album will be nothing short of spectacular. Let us cross our fingers.

In Unborn news, we should be getting at least one cut done on Sunday (cross your fingers or toes or nipples) for your listening pah-leasure, pleasure yeah. So I bid thee all a fair adieu, and don’t hurt your nipples.