Can't See a Thing (live, with intro)
A song about how I finally found my voice as an autistic artist. Thirty-second trimmed intro, in which I explain/demonstrate the flapping stuff. Spoiler: it happens again during the song. So does this lovely crowd clapping along on the bridge. Recorded live at Solace and Fine Esperesso, Beaverton, OR, 2/4/18. English language closed captions available.
(Note: if you want to skip right to the song, try the video below; same performance.)
Can't See a Thing (live, song only)
Same performance as above, without the intro. English language closed captions available.
Venus, If You Will...(Live living room video, song only)
It's a nice slow one about the Venus of Willendorf, a celebrated prehistoric statue shaped a lot like me. And I'm wearing her on my T-shirt, which reads PALEOLITHIC PIN-UP GIRL. It's a makeout song, I insist! Recorded in the living room of Madeline Ray, Portland, OR, with a few friends listening in, 8/23/17. English language closed captions available.
Brian Wilson is Afraid of the Ocean (live)
A little "Caroline, No"-esque ballad about narrative, and how we don't know everything about other people (or even ourselves) that we think we know. Inspired in part by the memoirs of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, a true survivor if ever there was one. Recorded live at Tiger Coffeedge/Homebase, Portland, OR, 1/17/18, with some percussiony folks in the audience providing tasteful accompaniment.
Stuff My Hands Do (live at home, no audience)
Here the subtitles are baked in, and it's all about the flapping. Shot live in The Musicloset, Hillsboro, OR, 8/8/17.
I feel weird (live rehearsal video with looping)
Here I play my Kala UBASS Rambler, an electric bass built on a baritone ukulele body, and furnish percussion loops made with a Boss RC-30 pedal, on a tune about wanting to talk to someone but not knowing how. Recorded at Influence Music Hall, Hillsboro, OR, 1/25/18 (no audience).
imagining things (live solo acoustic)
When I first wrote this, I stood onstage and clapped and sang because that was how I wrote it. When I recorded it in the studio, I added lots of tracks (bass, percussion, backing vocals, etc.). But here I go back to just acoustic guitar and a roomful of great clappers. Recorded at Artichoke Music, Portland, OR, 1/4/18.