Song #6 – House Show

Great pleasure!  This song took a ton of hours to complete.  It’s the first of the 23 Psaegz songs that I’ve done as part of this song of the week project.  It was written during the #100songs series, so it counts.  I wrote “House Show” the morning after a sweet show in September with Diane Cluck and some other awesome artists including Ken’s Last Ever Radio Extravaganza and Cammy Enaharo.  I’ve been running shows here at Whenland and also at Meddlesome Lab in Rochester for almost 7 years now.  It’s almost always an inspirational and joyous time, so I decided to dedicate a song to the concept so that perhaps other people might experience its joys.  Special thanks to all my bandmates from 23 Psaegz for their work on this one.

 

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HOUSE SHOW – SETH FAERGOLZIA © ⓟ 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Still Buzzing from the show last night
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seemed like everyone was there
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music was awesome, all the artists rocked
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then all the people disappeared in thin airG
house show, house show
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this is the place where I live
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house show, house show
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there isn’t a cover and the people are loving
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they all put a few bucks into the hat and that is that
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the touring band gets a hand to the next show
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and everyone walks home with a warm warm glow
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been doing this for many years
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inviting bands into my home
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made new friends, seen old ones
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all of these people who roamG
house show, house show
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this is the place that i live
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house show, house show
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people from new york, italy and chicago
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california, wisconsin, florida, new orleans
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berlin, philadelphia, virginia, england and japan
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baltimore, arizona, boston and paris
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playing in my living room
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sitting on my couch
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eating at my table
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in a living fableG                     C
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this is so cool, house showG
what do you mean there’s no rules in this place?
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what do you mean that i don’t have to pay?
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what do you mean this is off of the grid?
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what do you mean this sick band flipped my lid?
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what do you mean that it’s perfectly free?
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what do you mean that these people like me?
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what do you mean that musicians can roam?
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what do you mean that I’m finally home?

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I’m at a house show, house show
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In my little home town
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House show, house show
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I think I’m gonna put on one of my own
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house show house show
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I cannot believe this exists
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house show house show
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that’s it, I’m putting my name on the list

Song #5 – Work to Believe – February *FREE TRACK*

Soon after I wrote this song, I knew it would quickly become one of my long time favorites.  Something happens when I write a song that really resonates with me… It bounces and bounces around in my head for days, whenever I pick up my guitar to sing it’s that song which comes to my fingers and throat.  “Work to Believe” is a vote of encouragement to both myself and to the struggling people in this world, the ones who have hope and really try to do well by others but also for those of us who wish to achieve great things in this world.  It is quite different in this recorded version from it’s original acoustic incarnation.  On a technical side, it was a very challenging production for me because I’ve never recorded or mixed live drums before.  (I read something this morning that said something like “jump off a cliff and build your wings on the way down”.  Seemed suiting.)  Devon Tramell played the kit on this one.  In addition to Devon drumming, Rick Snell played mandolin, Shaun Jones played electric guitar and Laura Lee Jones did some vocals.  Thanks all!  Feel free to give it a listen and comment on what you think!

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WORK TO BELIEVE – SETH FAERGOLZIA  © ⓟ 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Taking myself back again

So hard.  It takes work to maintain who I am

In this world where humans consume everything

I overeat, I take the drugs, I live the same as anyone

I watch TV, I fantasize, I let my eyes glaze over and over

over and over

 

It takes work to believe in yourself, I believe in me

It takes work to believe in yourself, I believe in you

It takes work to hold onto the spirit inside

It takes work, just hold on and you will arrive

 

Turning back into myself

Turning back into myself again

Turning back into myself again despite what the world would want me to do

I’m dreaming out loud from my heart

I’m dreaming out loud what my heart would want

I’m dreaming and making what my heart would want me to do.

 

It takes work to believe in yourself, I believe in me

It takes work to believe in yourself, I believe in you

It takes work to hold onto the spirit inside

It takes work, just hold on and you will arrive

 

I’m working to save my own life

I’m working to save my own life

I’m working to brighten the lives all around me

I’m working to waste not

Don’t want not don’t waste it, it’s life.

Song #4 – Wiggle While You Walk

My oh my!  This has been an awesome first month!  I’m beaming from the amount of support I’ve gotten from you subscribers and the incredible work I’ve been able to do in my studio because of this support.  This week’s song, Wiggle While You Walk, is by far my favorite of the month.  It is the third installment from the 3 song series.  I’m thinking of taking the three songs and doing a bit of a mash up with them at some point in the future too!  Give it a listen, and don’t forget to download it too!!  Thanks everyone!

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WIGGLE WHILE YOU WALK – SETH FAERGOLZIA © ⓟ 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

People are doing things

People who are people, people are doing things

 

Wiggle while you walk

Even when you talk make a little wiggle

Wiggle when you walk, you wiggle when you walk

You make a little wiggle, you make a wiggle when you walk

 

Tickled in the middle, tickled in the middle

I run the gamut of love

 

Wiggle while you walk

Even when you talk make a little wiggle

Wiggle when you walk, you wiggle when you walk

You make a little wiggle, you make a wiggle when you walk

 

People who are people, people are doing things

 

Make your voice ring wailing through the mountains

Giggle in the middle, a little silly

A silly Billy or silly Jilly

Let it thrill you, when you shrill dig the feeling of your shouting

 

People who are people, people are doing things, people are doing

People who are people

 

Wiggle while you walk

Even when you talk make a little wiggle

Wiggle when you walk, you wiggle when you walk

You make a little wiggle, you make a wiggle when you walk

 

People who are people, people are doing things

 

Wiggle while you walk

Even when you talk make a little wiggle

Wiggle when you walk, you wiggle when you walk

You make a little wiggle, you make a wiggle when you walk

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Song #3 – Marimba Project

So, I had a crazy week, flew down to NYC for a few days visiting friends, playing a show with Jeffrey Lewis and the Jrams and friends Toby Goodshank and Deenah Vollmer and their band LA Boobs.  So I didn’t get to produce and mix part 3 of the 3 songs series I’m putting out this month.  Luckily, I’ve got some stuff already completed from the months #100songs last year.  This one is an unnamed project written for a potential TV commercial, haha.  They asked for a marimba song.  Not sure if I got the commercial or not, but at least I had fun writing this and wrote something quite unlike anything I’ve done in the past.

Marimba Project – SETH FAERGOLZIA © ⓟ 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Songs #2, #3 and #4!!

Songs 2-4 of the #100songs subscription project:

#2 WAIT FOR THE BEEP

#3 MARIMBA PROJECT

#4 WIGGLE WHILE YOU WALK

These songs are complete and available by clicking HERE!

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Song #2 of Subscription Song Series #100Songs

I’m happy to say I’ve completed the second chapter in my 3 song series for the month of January.  This one is called “Wait for the Beep.”  I’m awfully proud of this one.  I wrote three songs in series using the same looped background sound, to me like a visual artist might use the same canvas or back ground and depict different images on top of it.  I had a tough time with this one and had to re-write some sections, but the parts which were the most challenging turned out to be the most moving pieces of the song.  Thanks for subscribing, please spread the word to your friends and family and help make this a big thing, these new songs are some of my best, and I’d really like the world to hear! Next week, since I’m traveling to NYC for a performance with Jeffrey Lewis, I will be releasing a song which is not in this series of three.  The final and best chapter of the series will be in the last week of January.  So much fun!  Without further ado…

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WAIT FOR THE BEEP
Wait, wait for it, wait for the beep, I hear it coming
It, it’s on, it’s on it’s way, don’t you deny it

I need, I need… I go and buy it
I need, I need… I need supplies

I need, I need it, I need money to survive, need money to survive
Or be, be out on the, out on the streets, out on the streets again

I need, I need… I go and buy it
I need, I need… I need supplies

Walking down the street in this poor city
I’m making ends meet, but just, and for how long? What if something happens?
I got no backup, no pension, I’ve got a kid to feed. What if I can’t?
I’m working hard just to make it, make it onto dry land
I tread water then make a swim for it
A mad dash in an ocean made of need.

I need, I need… I go and buy it
I need, I need… I need supplies

Wait, wait for it, wait for the beep, I feel it coming
It, it’s on, it’s on the street, out on the street again

We need, we need… but we can’t buy it
We need, we need… need to survive

We need a leader, someone to help us, someone who’s agenda is not controlled by money
A super hero, someone who cares, who’ll get us onto dry land
We’re in an ocean, treading water, getting tired, our lungs are filling
Gonna make a mad dash in an ocean made of need.

I need, I need… need to survive.

Song #1 of Seth’s Song-a-Week project is here!

Yep, that’s right, it has begun. I have completed my first track for the Song-a-Week project for 2015. This one is called “Stars On the Pavement.”

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This one is part of a series.  I started writing some three-song-songs in which I made a long background on which to put my lyrics and melodies, then wrote three separate songs over the background.  This could be likened to making a giant collage, cutting it into pieces and using the collage as a backdrop for three separate paintings.  I’m very happy with how this one turned out.  It just gets better and better as it goes.  This month I will release the full series in three pieces.  At the end of the musical series, I will do a remix of all the best pieces of the three and present a brand new track from the three.  I will also be sending subscribers the full length version along with the short ones.  This first track is a gift to everyone!  The rest can be accessed by subscribers only.  Click here to Subscribe.

Stars On the Pavement

Where are you going to, my god?  When are we going to align?

I make a forest for you, path lined with wild flowers, took a million hours and a quadrillion dollars

I sing a chorus for you in the forest that I made.  I use the birds to sing, the wind and everything, oh

 

I see you ride across the night sky, hand in a bottle, a message to everyone that you won’t let us down, no.

 

It’s not the end of the world, maybe the end of our humanity, but to be is neverending temporary

Maybe just a habit to be, maybe this is nothing to me . . .

 

I played my part, I made a forest on your land.  I nurtured it, covered seeds in soil with my own hands

and when it’s time to go, and then I’m planted in the ground, the leaves and dust will play, and I will lay without a sound

 

There aren’t many, not many left of us  1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1

 

I see you ride across the night sky, hand in a bottle, a message to everyone that you won’t let us down.

Stars on the pavement, I’m pacing the waves of it traveling the speed of life which is faster than light.

The speed of life is faster than light.

Seth’s new subscription service is finally here!

Seth’s new site and 100 New Songs Subscription Service

2015 marks Seth Faergolzia’s 20th year as a recording & touring musician.  A great milestone.  During this year Seth will finish up his “100songs” project and release it one brand new song per week via subscription service.   Fans can subscribe for as little as one dollar a month and get new material before the work goes public!

Over the last 4 months, Seth has been writing like mad to complete 100songs, almost one song per day, from simple guitar and voice, to super dense loops and soundscapes to electronically produced weird pop tracks.  Now that they are done, he will record, produce, mix and release them, one brand new track every week!  100songs narrowed down to the best 50.  After that, subscribers can vote to decide which of those 50 songs gets put onto an album at the end of the year.  You get to help choose how the work is portrayed!

There is a “members only” blog where you’ll get a peek into the life and creative process;  you’ll even get to put in your opinions on how it all pans out.

By subscribing, it will be like days of old when kingdoms would act as patrons to gifted creators but way cooler because we’re all real people!  No king, no permissions to ask, just pure creation.   This is like giving an artist a salary.  Predictable income means focus upon the writing and production in order to really make a masterpiece (or two or three or five or ten!)  We hope you will support this in any way you can.

Endless thanks as always,
Seth and Crew