Best Song Yet Written

Patrick is a pretty damn good song writer, but even he has to humble himself before the greatest of all time, Stan Totten. The reason Patrick is so good at most things is because he learns from the best. This may be the best song yet written, followed closely by I Love Cats, by Lizzie Adams.

Rorty Women and Rorty Men

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Scary Beard

This is a demo of a tune that’s going to be featured on Patrick’s forthcoming never to be recorded album. Patrick likes it and he thinks you should too. It features…you guessed it.. Patrick, scraping by on several instruments.
The tune is about a very helpful, happy and friendly man named Raz who fixes washing machines, brings you food, and has beard that scares people–mainly Americans–in airports.
And while you’re here, Patrick is applying for a grant for his studio and production business, but he needs 250 votes. He could finally have some real gear. Let’s face it, he deserves it. Please vote for me… I mean Patrick http://ow.ly/qBfRi Before Nov 15 2013

Scary Beard

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Chicken Fat

There are only two songs in the world about chicken fat!…and only one of those features a harmonica solo! I just can’t believe it, and neither can Patrick.

.                  One song is by this man                                  ..and the other by this man

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This one is the most hip-happening

Chicken Fat

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My Humble Chops Smoke Your Humble Chops

Websites are for boasting, everybody knows. Go to anyone’s website, what are they doing? They’re boasting, that’s what they’re doing! They are saying, “look at me, look at what I can do! Here are some pictures of me. This is why you should choose me over anyone else.”

Patrick is way too humble and spiritually advanced for this kind of behavior. In fact, I’d go as far as saying that Patrick’s humble chops smoke absolutely everyone else’s humble chops. This is why Patrick decided to let others do the boasting for him. Patrick didn’t write any of the posts on this website, honest..And this post was not inspired by Jeremy Stacey in any way.

Playing Guitar Is Easy

Playing guitar is easy, everyone knows. Playing slide guitar must be even easier – you don’t have to fret a single note. Patrick enjoys playing many instruments and insists on doing so regardless of the results, or the effect it has on his family. This week Patrick tried to play acoustic slide guitar. “It must be easy,” Patrick thought. “All those guitar players can do it, and they don’t seem to have much going on upstairs.” Much to Patrick’s surprise, however, he discovered it’s a lot trickier than it looks!
He persevered and wrote a tune for it, called Back Porch. It features Patrick kind of playing slide guitar and some other instruments that he’s tormented his family with over the years.

Back Porch

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Not Jazz

Patrick wonders why some musicians who do lots of gigs considered jazz gigs, pride themselves on comments about them being not jazz. Patrick likes jazz and he isn’t afraid to say it. Patrick makes daring and provocative statements like this all the time. However, Patrick admits that if he gets good enough, he might start labeling himself “not jazz” too.

Some People can admit that they like their own harmony!

Patrick is one of those people. Ok, Patrick enjoys the 2nd half more than the 1st.

Fake String Quartet

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Patrick likes his own tunes.

Blade of Grass

Someone commented that the most interesting things about Patrick’s electronic tunes are the titles. I disagree, and I’m not Patrick. While the titles are indeed excellent, Patrick had to work hard to learn how to learn to use a computer and to repeat things over and over. Sometimes, something interesting happens on the repeats.

Blade of Grass

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Patrick’s Father-in-law

Patrick always enjoys spending time with his interesting and talented father-in-law, Stan Hunter. Here is Stan in one of his less animated moments.

Holding It In

Patrick is thoroughly enjoying performing with the Asaf Sirkis Trio, playing music from Asaf’s latest CD Letting Go. Unfortunately, the long drives having also been featuring a lot of  letting go, and it’s not Patrick. Patrick hopes the next album will be entitled holding it in.