How To Disappear Completely (bad cover)

I did an impromptu recording of this song with me playing the guitar and singing, before all the other ones I posted.  It wasn’t good enough to share with anyone but the best of friends, however, but it did give me some confidence.  So, now, I’ve put together at least a passable version worth posting.  I hope you like it.

Of the original song was performed by Radiohead, and was written by: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway, aka…well. Radiohead (duh!).  I do not own the rights and make no money off this.  It’s just for fun.

Audio Blog #4: Disprove Your Theorems by Night

In this audio blog, I discuss the advice (featured in the excellent book How Not To Be Wrong), that you should try to prove your theorems right during the day and try to prove them wrong by night.  I liken this to the very nature of scientific epistemology and the notions of free expressions championed by John Stuart Mill.  I decry the tendency of true believers to try to shut down dissent as failing themselves and their own arguments…among other problems.

Schrodinger’s Head

Words and Music by Robert Elessar

(c) 2019. All rights reserved.

Performed by Robert Elessar


Here it is, the project that’s distracted me for a week or two now.  Don’t expect too much from it.  After all, I had to do all the parts and the mixing myself.  It would have been nice to have had a drummer (with drums, obviously).  I can pull off most all of the other instruments on my own – more or less – but it would have been nice to have had real percussion here.

That being said, I hope you enjoy it.  It is what it is; I make no claims with respect to quality, only that it was a bit of a compulsion – which is to say a lot of a compulsion – and it had to come out.

I have no idea into what genre it might fit.  Maybe you can tell me?

Wish You Were Here (bad cover)

Okay, here I am messing up Pink Floyd again while I play with my guitar and my cell phone and audio mixing software.  I haven’t done the central guitar “solo” and “doo-doo-doo”s, but everything else is more or less here, barring sound effects and any non-guitar instruments.

It’s not much, but it’s fun, and I can’t help wanting to share it.

This is all in preparation for me trying to make a recording of the song “Schrodinger’s Head,” of which I posted my initial lyrics here some time ago.

Something for you masochists to look forward to!

[By the way, as probably goes without saying, this song was written by David Gilmour and Roger Waters after Gilmour fiddled with the main tune on a 12-string acoustic he’d recently acquired, Waters heard him, asked what that was, and thought it sounded great and that he should write some lyrics to go with it.  Or so they say in their interviews.  ^_^]

Pigs on the Wing Part 1(bad cover)

This is me, playing with recording from a cheap guitar and a practice amp onto a cell phone, then adding and messing with the vocal track using my cell phone and free sound editing software, doing one of my favorite ever Pink Floyd songs, Pigs on the Wing (part 1).  I wouldn’t really consider this recording even a final version of itself, but I thought I’d put it out there.  It’s probably foolish of me to let anyone hear it, but…well, I can’t resist.

I’m a glutton for punishment.

Obviously, words and music are by (the great) Roger Waters.  I’m making no money off this and am just playing around.

Audio Blog #3: The Cosmic Perspective

In this audio blog, I explore the notion that seeing our concerns as they are relative to the size and age of the cosmos can help us to put our smaller worries into perspective, to improve our prioritization, to make our political discourse less nasty, and maybe even to improve our chances of someday becoming significant on that cosmic scale.

Audio Blog #2: No More Facebook Debates (for me)

In this, my second audio blog, I explain why I intend no longer to get involved in discussions of consequential topics on Facebook, not because I don’t think such discussions are valuable, but because of how I react to them.  I also talk about audio versus writing a bit more, and grammar, and various other random thoughts.