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OFFICIAL VIDEO for “Garbage Night” (certain to bring a smile to your face)

Wow, this has been a long time coming!  We’ve finally finished the music video for Garbage Night!!  It’s one I started work on almost a year ago with my friend, videographer Alex Freeman.  He’s won countless awards here in Rochester for his fine work.  Alex was a pleasure to work with, and he and I plan on bringing more and more videos to you in this manner.   It’s really satisfying to finally give this to you!  We’re keeping it private for Patrons only right now and will most likely be releasing it out into the world in about a month so please do not share it, but do invite friends to subscribe.  I’ve made it my goal to get up to 100 subscribers by the end of May!

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Here’s a link to the song if you’d like to DOWNLOAD AUDIO

… and here’s a link to the PERCUSSION ONLY VERSION

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The percussion is also really cool because all the instruments were found metal pieces from garbage picking.  After finding all these cool pieces of metal that made nice sounds, my daughter and I sampled them and put them into a sequencer so that I could make electronic music out of it!

My daughter and her best friend are in this video quite a bit.  From the time my little girl could talk, she was always fascinated with finding “treasure” on the street, be it a bead or an old broken toy or a sparkle, she was always picking things up, just like her father before her, just like his mother before him.  Three generations of people who love to dig around in other peoples’ refuse to find things which are still of use.

It’s my opinion that we are creating too much waste in this world.  We have so much stuff, just piling up in our homes.  Everyone has a pile of plastic bags.  We’ve got useless things, or single use things stacking on top of each other on our shelves, shoved in cellars, piled in attics.  People pay money for things they could easily find, or they buy it new though they could easily find the same thing used at a thrift store.  I’ve always loved creating art using junk I found on the street.  Building cool looking things at no cost but the labor.

When I was a kid (as the story goes in the song) I really did collect a bunch of electronics and put them all into a foot locker, connected them all and plugged them in.  It is a fond memory.  I loved that machine I built.  I feel like that was the start of my creative drive, a turning point in my life.

Anyway, I hope you will love this video so much you’ll click “like”, make comments, and spread the word about this Patreon page.  I need more subscribers to really make it work, and the only way I seem to be able to get them is if the word of mouth grows.

Thanks piles for your support.  It means a ton to me that you would put your hard earned money in as support to my art.  I’ll take it as far as I can!!

High Diver Video Collaboration

Whoa, cool!  This is just so awesome.  I’ve gotten to be involved in this wonderful and strange collaboration…  firstly, during the #100songs project I came up with a fun technique to get a few songs written in one day.  What I did was to make a sonic background consisting of very common pop music chord structures that repeated repeatedly.  Repeating repeatedly for the length of about 15 minutes.  I would then write a song from beginning to end over this sonic background.  I would take a break, then come back and write another song… most of these had two vocal parts that harmonized then keyboards and guitars or whatever I deemed to add.  Some really cool songs came from that #100songs project.  As a subscriber to this page you get all 50 of the fully produced songs that came out of that project.  
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In exhausting my verbal tank during this endeavor, I asked my partner, Laura Lee Jones, if I could use some of her poetry for a song.  She gave me a stack, and being the songwriter I am, I took the one with the fewest words 🙂  High Diver… the song was born!!  
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A couple months after finishing the project I happened upon a cool video by my friends Holy Sheboygan  and Dheff Films  (you can see the video here) so decided to drop them a line and see where they were at… sent them a few songs and serendipitously they happened to be planning a docusic video (documentaray / music video) about Dana Kunze.  I was like, “wow!”
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They wanted to get me into the video as an actor too, but alas, I was in San Francisco on artist residency at the Convent so couldn’t get to (I think it was) Minnesota (?)… hmm… anyway, couldn’t get to the video shoot with Dana, but I will be meeting with him this summer in Lake George and hopefully planning a music show with high dives.  Maybe a sequel to the video?  Gotta find the right venue…
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Very pumped about this one.  I hope you’ll join in with us spreading it far and wide.  There’s a way to get it out there, but it takes a bit of effort.  Hopefully you’ll join in bringing this art to the world.  We thank you for viewing.

100songs project COMPLETE!

Hi folks! I am proud to say I have completed my work on the #100songs project. This has been quite an endeavor and has spanned about 2 years’ time, but it is now complete. I set out to write 100 songs, which I did. Then I said I would release 50 of those songs, fully produced and mixed, which I’ve now done! Without you, my faithful subscribers, I would be nowhere near done with this. It took me a bit longer than expected, but what project isn’t that way?
Now comes your part in the creative process… I would like to ask you to follow this link and download all the songs into whatever it is you listen to music with, give it all a listen and tell me which songs you think would work best in a music video!! My next step is to create 10 videos from the top most chosen songs by you!! I have to admit, I’ve already started working on the video for Garbage Night (hoping to complete it by the end of this month) and, as you know, have completed the video for House Show.
These videos are only going to get better. I’m educating myself daily on video recording and editing techniques and am busting my butt to get this content out there!! I’ve got a green screen studio set up in the garage and a black curtain hung in my recording studio. I’ve bought a really nice camera and have the video editing software necessary. I think all the pieces are in place!
Will you please check out the songs we’ve all recorded and tell us which ones you think could make a good video in the comments section of this? If it’s too much to come up with 10, just tell me one or three! If you have ideas of how the video would be shot, by all means, put in your 2 cents, and we will see if we can take your dreams and form them! I want to give back to you for all you’ve given to me.
If you have any trouble with the download process, by all means, let me know, and I’ll do what I can to help you figure it out!
Thanks a ton. I’m so happy this day has come!!!!

House Show Official Video!!

Ha! Got one done already! Been a lot of work to put this pretty thing together. It gives me a smile almost all the way through just to see the joy in peoples’ faces and the fun stuff that got captured in these few short sessions of filming live performances at Meddlesome Lab. I’ve been helping to run shows at that place for nearly 10 years now, so this song certainly has a special place in my heart. I hope you will watch the video and glean just a bit of the cultural enrichment I’ve been blessed to recieve through such a space. This is a subscriber-only video until early next year, so please tell me what you think!! I can still make some changes before it goes out into the hard, cruel world ;0)
Thanks y’all!!
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Song #49 – Feather

This is the second to last song of my #100songs project! Nearly complete!! And I want you all to know, you can expect the first of my #100songs music videos by the end of the month!! We have been working on Garbage Night, a favorite of many, but also we’ve been putting together house show footage from Meddlesome Lab for my song House Show!! It’s going to probably be done by the end of the week.


Laura and I are expecting our baby in 10 days, so who knows what might happen between now and then, but I’ve got my green screen studio all set up finally, got my camera, lights and a ton of willpower! This thing is happening, finally, after years and years of planning and working toward it, I am finally beginning my work as a video artist.

I’ll send you all a bunch of pictures next week so you can see the progress. I have to say, though, I still need more subscribers if this is going to work out. If you know anyone who might be interested, please give them a little push. Ideally, I would have a minimum of 100 subscribers. Right now we are 22 strong!!! That’s amazing. You 22 people are my core. You really keep me going through every passing day. It’s not an easy path I have chosen, and I wish I had a bit more recognition for my art, but I also feel extremely lucky to get to do this as my means of survival. I hope you are satisfied with the work I’m presenting you!!


Anyway, in the coming weeks I will release my first video of the 100songs series, House Show. It will be exclusive to you, my fine patrons, and you will be able to offer feedback, what could improve or what you like, marketing techniques, etc, so that when I actually release it into the rest of the world it will be that much better because you will have acted as a sounding board for my work.

Please spread the word and help me build this thing up!! I will certainly match your enthusiasm.

Feather – – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Wind blows a feather, blows a feather through my window
Cannot say whatever it’s a clever way the wind blows
Have to say I never ever felt the way I do today

Past is a present helps me see into the future
Coincidence is heaven, helps me feel, feel a purpose
Serendipitous events signal when I turn the rightest way

Don’t let go, don’t let go of dreams you have
You’re getting older, but don’t let go of dreams you have
It will unfold if you just stick tight to your path
The story’s told, it’s just for you to do the math

A banana set in front and under your toes
Makes you slip, slip and fall into what, who knows?
Suddenly something makes you stop and think a different way

You can blame it on a random set of circumstance
You can claim it, call it accident or happenstance
There’s a story to each life, and I prefer believe

Don’t let go, don’t let go of dreams you have
You’re getting older, but don’t let go of dreams you have
It will unfold if you just stick tight to your path
The story’s told, it’s just for you to do the math

Don’t let go, don’t let go, don’t let go,
Don’t let go of dreams you have
It will unfold if you just stick tight to your path
The story’s told, it’s just for you to do the math
Will you ever stop to feel alright?

Song #48 – Yup’s Birthday

Hello, my dear subscribers.  We are in the homestretch now of this massive project.  I am so happy to finally be finishing up and to get started on the video portion of this multi-year endeavor.  Yup’s Birthday… well, I must say, I actually wrote this song nearly 20 years ago, haha!  But!  To my defense in this project, I have actually written more than 100 songs and have more to release than the 50 I originally projected, so I’m not shirking on my responsibilities or cheating… actually I’m giving you guys some extras!!  In the process of writing all the horn parts for my 100songs project I decided to finally give this song the life it deserved.  I mean, it’s been sitting in my back pocket for nearly 20 years… It must be growing tired of constantly getting sat upon.  I think I made a wise choice.  The band (my band 23 Psaegz) really loves playing this one because of its hyper intensity and joyous feeling… plus it’s a great, weird birthday song!!  Can’t go wrong there 🙂  Anyway, I’ve put the song below with lyrics and chords in case you feel insane and want to play this song yourself!!  Thanks a ton for subscribing… After I finish the song project I’ll be moving over to Patreon with this for the video… switch over if you can!!

YUP’S BIRTHDAY – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

[A – F#min] Hey give it up, let’s give it up for the party
It’s a mighty fine year
Hey wrap it up, wrap it up like a birthday
Wrap it up, wrap it up, rip it open like a birthday

[B – F#min – A – E] Hey the kid’s eye starlight
Young is younger
If you take a kid from life
Young get older
Holding hands and knobs in gently
Making love and all the babies cry “Wa Ah Ah!!”

[A – F#min] Hey give it up, let’s give it up for the party
It’s a mighty fine year
Hey wrap it up, wrap it up like a birthday
Wrap it up, wrap it up, rip it open like a birthday

[Guitar solo] [B – F#min – A – E] Sorry about that
I didn’t mean it
I thought about it
Nobody means it
When they cause a pain they say
“Why, Why, Why?”
When they look at the hurt they’ve done
“Why, Why, Why?”
When they think about fixing it, say,
“Soon Soon Soon Soon Soon Soon….”
Why not now?

[A – F#min] Hey give it up, let’s give it up for the party
It’s a mighty fine year
Hey wrap it up, wrap it up like a birthday
Wrap it up, wrap it up, rip it open like a birthday

[D] Hey, go pray you, miss smelly
[G] Hey, what are you some kind of a duck
[Eb] Aw, I can’t stand this
[A] Maw, I can’t stand it anymore

What the Jennifer? Holy Kelly!!
Hey, What the Kelly?
Badadum dum

[Eb7 – C7] Dancing on the daybreak
Eating all the roughage off the ground
It’s a healthy way to live
I call you baby, hey baby
That’s what I said
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

[Eb7 – C7] Nobody can say you’re doing nothing wrong
Just like a baby, baby
Nobody can say you’re doing nothing wrong
Just like a baby, baby
Nobody can say you’re doing nothing wrong
Just like a baby, baby, baby, baby….

[Eb7 – C7] Hey give it up, let’s give it up for the party
It’s a mighty fine year
Hey wrap it up, wrap it up like a birthday
Wrap it up, wrap it up, rip it open like a birthday

Song #46 – On A Roll

On A Roll – – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

When I’m on a roll here
When I’m on a roll on the ground
And I’ve found my soul here
I tend to stay alone when I’m found

When I’ve found my soul and I’m here
Don’t wanna go out on the town
Seems to be a toll that I pay when I go out

When I’m on a roll
Everything I do is alright
A clarity of action
All my decisions align
Just want to hold to that path
Keep the focus in my mind
Somehow it always goes every single time

When I’m on a roll and it’s good
I could go on forever
If I just hold on, stay the same
I could remain in heaven
But I trip and fall, who’s to blame?
I cannot claim to understand the game

When I drop the ball
When I drop the ball on the ground
Feel I’ve let you all
Feel I’ve let you all down
You were counting on me to be the strong one
But I couldn’t be cuz sometimes I’m just wrong
I wanna run away from my responsibilities
But I’m tied down, locked in
Living as I’m told, and I might be till I’m old
Wanna live it up, party down
But I might just lose everything if I do that again

When I’m on a roll and it’s good
I could go on forever
If I just hold on, stay the same
I could remain in heaven
But I trip and fall, who’s to blame?
I cannot claim to understand the game

When I’m on a roll here
When I’m on a roll on the ground
And I’ve found my soul here
I tend to stay alone when I’m found

When I’ve found my soul and I’m here
Don’t wanna go out on the town
Seems to be a toll that I pay when I go out

And I’m in pain, every corner of my being
Must remember to be thankful
Must remember to be thankful
Must remember to remember
Must remember

Song #45 – Murder at the Bugjar

So… it is indeed a shame that this man died on that night in the summer of 2012. Hard to believe four years have passed since then… Here’s the little bit I was able to find out online about it. I tried contacting his family regarding the song I had written, thinking maybe they would appreciate that someone had put thought and work into it… but wasn’t able to reach them. I haven’t given up yet though. I’m hoping that through putting this song out maybe it’ll get to them and offer a bit of extra something to their loss. I don’t know. Anyway, here’s what City wrote about Deavoghn:

Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin was shot and later died. The 21-year-old had attended the rap battle to watch his cousin perform. Family members say he loved to dance and was a good father. He worked at the Walmart on Hudson Avenue.

He had spent his first Father’s Day with his daughter who spoke her first words to him, saying “da da.” Hours later, the victim spoke his last words to friends after he was shot outside the Bug Jar. He told them: “tell my family I love them.” His brother says he was trying to diffuse a situation, so it wouldn’t get out of hand.

Murder at the Bugjar – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

One warm night amongst all the party people
One big fight in the middle of the party people
A single individual pulled the trigger killer

Don’t know why the trigger pulled the killer
Don’t know why the bullet left the shell
One thing’s sure, you’ve gotta lock your door around here

There was a murder at the Bugjar, murder at the Bugjar
Death is a shame when it isn’t naturale

This whole thing has got me thinking
How I’d like to get to a better side of town
But what is real when you run away from it?

Meditate on a rock
Or rock-n-roll in the city
One thing’s sure, our bodies write the same end
And there’s no telling how or when it’s gonna happen

There was a murder at the Bugjar, murder at the Bugjar
Death is a shame when it isn’t naturale

I don’t know this guy, but that’s a shame
Trigger killer made him die
Don’t know his name
One by one, we all write the same end
And there’s no telling how or when it’s gonna happen
Death is a shame when it isn’t naturale

There was a murder at the Bugjar, murder at the Bugjar
Murder at the Bugjar, murder at the Bugjar
Murder at the Bugjar, murder at the Bugjar

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Song #44 – Rubberbands

Ah!  It gives me great pleasure to announce that my #100songs project is complete!!!  My goal was to write a hundred songs then record, produce and mix 50 of them.  It has been quite an undertaking, and has yielded what I feel to be amazing results!  I’m so thankful to you all, especially those who have stayed subscribed for an extended time.  This is the full culmination of the project, and I must say, this last bundle of songs is the best!!!  Many people have commented to me how they love the song Rubberbands.  We’ve been playing it for a few years now, and because of the #100songs project I’ve been able to get into a studio with the full 23 Psaegz band to record.  I know, perhaps it is cheating a bit to give you a song that wasn’t part of the project, but actually I’m going to have more than 50 when all is said and done.  I’ve got a couple that are simmering and fully recorded in my home studio which will make up for the couple old tunes that I put in here.  I’m the artist so I get to decide, right?  haha.  This song was recorded at Black Dog Studios in Rochester, also in my home studio Whenland… then we took the cluster of 8 recordings and brought them to my friend Andrew Graecen at Moresound in Syracuse, NY for mixing.  Everyone did such a wonderful job.  I’ll be releasing the final cluster of tunes over the next few weeks here and on my Patreon page.  Enjoy!!

Rubberbands – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Rubberbands, Rubberbands, Rubberbands on the railroad track
Who put the rubberband, Who put the rubberband on the track

Woo woo, barrel ’round the bend
Choo choo, a hundred thousand miles an hour
Woo woo, this trip’ll never end
Choo choo, the speed this takes makes the cowboys cowar

Rubberbands, Rubberbands, Rubberbands on the railroad track
Who put the rubberband, Who put the rubberband on the track

Oh no, something’s up ahead
Don’t go, pull the break instead
Won’t slow, engine rolling fast down the mountain
Fo’ sho’, we’re gonna end up dead

Rubberbands, Rubberbands, Rubberbands on the railroad track
Who put the rubberband, Who put the rubberband on the track

Woo woo, get that out the way
Choo choo, stretched across two trees
Woo woo, gonna hit it, best lay low
Choo choo rolls backwards on the breeze

Track road rail, track road rail, track road rail, the on rubberband
Track the on rubberband, track the on rubberband, the put who

Look back! There’s another one!
No slack! Stretched out in the sun!
Broke brakes!!! We’re gonna hit it, best hold on
Ground shakes! Our little train is done

Rubberbands, Rubberbands, Rubberbands on the railroad track
Who put the rubberband, Who put the rubberband on the track

Rubberbands, Rubberbands, Rubberbands on the railroad track
Who put the rubberband, Who put the rubberband on the track

Positively Purposeful – Song #43

This song has somehow gotten lost in the craziness of the past year and a half.  Such a great song.  I’m a bit sad we’ve stopped playing it, but that’s the beauty in recording, you can always re-learn something and bring it back to life if you so desire.  I do love this one quite a bit.  Got that extreme hope I strive for in my daily life.  It was recorded just before Faergolzia tour with John Ludington (my partner in Forest Creature), Dominic Marini, Laura Lee Jones and Shaun Jones at Kilgore Sound NYC by John Kilgore, co-produced by Jim McElwaine.  Dig it!

Positively Purposeful – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I want to do almost everything ever
I want to do almost everything ever
Want to do everything ever, ooo

Work the day away trying to be everything
End up with only one
Try to hit the change in the air, ooo

Try to hit the change in the air
Even though it’s right here for all to see
Try to hit the change you’ll get there
All it is is all you can see

I want to do almost everything ever
Want to do everything ever

As positively purposeful as possible
I make a wave, I make a wave
As positively purposeful as possible
I make a wave
To believe I’m doing the impossible
To live a dream, I make a wave
I make a wave, a splash if at all possible
I make a wave

I want to do everything ever

Make up your mind and go for it with the greatest care
Make up your mind and go for it with the greatest care

The meaning of life, the meaning of life
Is just to enjoy it with your rightest mind
The meaning of life, the meaning of life
Is just to enjoy it with your rightest mind

As positively purposeful as possible
I make a wave, I make a wave
As positively purposeful as possible
I make a wave
To believe I’m doing the impossible
To live a dream, I make a wave
I make a wave, a splash if at all possible
I make a wave

Waiting for it
Quaking in my boots in its presence
Awake, I will take a look and make a wave

As positively purposeful as possible
I make a wave, I make a wave
As positively purposeful as possible
I make a wave
To believe I’m doing the impossible
To live a dream, I make a wave
I make a wave, a splash if at all possible
I make a wave

Waiting for it
Quaking in my boots in its presence
Awake, I will take a look and make a wave

As positively purposeful as possible