Friday, November 5, 2004 at 12:21:00

Get on the horn
At long last, here is my song which I performed at the recent WYSIWYG Talent Show at PS122. The theme of the night was "Psychos I Have Dated or Worked for, or Both." Having pretty much exhausted the whole ex-girlfriend thing, I decided to compose something about my manager. He's not a bad guy, he's just absolutely ineffectual at his job. He in now way makes life easier for his underlings; in fact, he tends to complicate stuff for us because he's so afraid of being held responsible for his actions. Eh, I guess he is sort of a dick. The mp3 is pretty big because it includes all my babbling explanations about the song before I actually get to it. Can anything ever get me to shut up? Posted By Jimmy Legs

Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 23:38:00

Express Delivery
Quick, before the clock hits midnight, I'm posting a song to mark the one-year anniversary of this music blog. One year and 23 hours ago I wrote some songs that were good enough to apply my pseudonym. Now here's another towering achievement, recorded like I recorded the first album, all in one take, moments after the lyrics and music were finished. This one is about disappointment. I mean, more than my other songs are. Posted By Jimmy Legs

Monday, January 26, 2004 at 17:11:08 (EST)

How do we know we're right?
Here's a couple of songs we're putting on our demo. They should be more or less indicative of our general sound, so any comments you guys might have are welcome. Keep in mind these are just mp3s, so the sound is not gonna be as good as it will be on the finished product. You can leave comments on the blog, or send us an email if you prefer to bash us privately.

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Friday , January 16, 2003 at 1:15:00

He's just mad he didn't think of it first
After I recorded "Hypothermia Man" I realized the vocal line is awfully similar to a song by Journey. No, I'm not proud of it, but I did record an alternate version with their lyrics. I half-assed the vocals, so I had to ask my Nick Cave/Ian Curtis clone to sing it. When the real Nick Cave hears this, he's gonna so be on my jock.

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Thursday , January 15, 2003 at 23:27:00

Sing it, sister
We have some new toys in the form of VST plug-ins, and I keep messing with them. It's not exactly Tricky, but I like the results. With the help of the Jimmy Legs Singers, the song takes on an Doo-Wop/PJ Harvey sound. Or something like that.

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Thursday , January 15, 2003 at 15:54:00

Cold, like my black heart
I couldn't take my job today, so I wrote a song instead! This one is inpired by the truly horrifyingly cold weather we are experiencing. I wanted to put this down so I'd never forget how chilly it is out there. Of course, the forecast calls for several more days like this, so perhaps I'm being a bit too zealous.

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Tuesday , January 13, 2003 at 3:04:00

Back to the back to the back
That's right, the JL machine is back to clean up the scene. About time, wouldn't ya say? Here are three little songs I just wrote while waiting to fall asleep. I can't seem to get drowsy until really late, so I suppose writing little songs is a good enough way to pass the time. Ah, but I bet my upstairs neighbor is plotting to kill me. Please note that all 3 songs use pretty much the same chords.
Yes, I'm just that creative, I can use all the same chords and actually differentiate between songs. Sure!

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Monday , November 17, 2003 at 12:46:00

Put a sock in it
Here's Motico's latest recordings, reworkings of some previous stuff, plus our new song (the first of what I suspect will be many songs inspired by riddles of dubious humor). Since it looks like Motico is taking over my creative imagination these days, there shall soon be a separate site for the band and this page can go back to being for little ditties I write when I'm drunk.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 13:44:00

A few minutes with Motico
These are some tracks recently recorded by the band. Some are a little more polished than others, and only one has any vocals (we redid another JL tune). We're working on adding vocals to a couple of them, but some shall remain instros. The Bass Instrumental song was just a recording of us fooling around with a bassline Zack came up with, but it seems to have potential to become a complete song at some point.

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Saturday, September 6, 2003 at 12:48:00

Just like another guy you know
This isn't exactly a new song, but it has been so long since I've posted here, I must give the people something. M and I rerecorded this number for inclusion on a Product of Circadia compilation CD, which will come out later this year. This song went from a little ditty to a full-blown production, with drums and bass. You will note this is no longer simply a Jimmy Legs joint; our erstwhile band, Motico, will soon be tearing up the pop charts, and although this song isn't really indicative of our own material, it's a start! This is pretty much the most professional recording to appear on this site. And I will hazard a guess that there will be more stuff like this here soon.

Why Am I So Nice to You? (1:56, 3.34MB) LYRICS

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 19:28:00

He's a nice guy, I like him just fine ...

I'm way overdue for another song, so here is something I threw together when it got too hot to keep working my day job. This one is about one of those guys who hates his life so he leverages his self-loathing to get the attention of women. No, it's not about me, dammit!

Lout (2:30, 3.44MB) LYRICS

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 02:10:00

The last bastion of songwriting content

Who's ready for another song about a cat? This one's about Freddie, the stray cat who sometimes puts in an appearance in my backyard. It appears I need to write a song to be able to fall asleep now. Great. This one is pretty much a one-take wonder, but I added a clarinet solo (!). I'd like to use it more but as you can hear here, I need a lot of practice.

Freddie (2:46, 3.8MB) LYRICS

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Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 03:11:00

Take this roommate and shove it

This one really sucks, even if it's a return to form. Just a little ditty dashed off about not having to put up with my insane ex-roommate. Everybody can relate to that!

She's Gone (2:11, 3.01MB) LYRICS

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Friday, June 13, 2003 at 19:45:00

New York's Best Kept Secret

This one really could use drums but I'm too lazy to go downstairs and get one, so you'll just have to use your imagination. On the idea of trying to write about anything besides the breakup, I wrote this ode to Century 21 (though it seemes to have evolved into a strange metaphorical treatment on people who make excuses for themselves). For those of you who don't live in NYC, Century 21 is a realty firm. But here, it's a department store that sells supposedly haute couture at a discount. It's a good store, but I've been shopping there for so long I'm starting to feel like it's dictating who I am. I really need to shop at Daffy's more often.

Century 21 (3:07, 4.28MB) LYRICS

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 22:34:00

Jimmy Legs figures it out

I'm a little embarrassed by this one, but what the hell. This song is about me figuring a few things out, getting a new perspective. For those of you who like the more caustic stuff, you may be disappointed. The best I can say about this song musically is that it might sound a little Dylanesque. I'm really hoping it doesn't sound like country. We'll see if this new, more positive attitude sticks around or if it's a fluke. But I suspect I'll be seeing things differently from now on.

Middle Class Fights (2:48, 3.86MB) LYRICS

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Monday, June 9, 2003 at 18:42:00

Squeal like a pig

Before I head out to the show, one more for today. Whereas the last song was complex and thoughtful, I gurantee this one demonstrates very little musical ability whatsoever. It does, however, cram more lyrics in 56 seconds than any song I've written since Planet of Pants. Dedicated to that stray cat with the pink flea collar, and other people who need a lesson on boundaries.

PINKY (0:56, 1.29MB) LYRICS

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Monday, June 9, 2003 at 12:27:00

Nobody understands me

So I'm giving them no excuse. Here are the lyrics to all the songs I've posted so far. I will update this list with whatever new songs I come up with.

Please bear in mind, especially with the concept album, that I am not always totally sure what I'm singing. I didn't write most of the lyrics down, so for many of them I just had to listen (again and again in some cases) until I figured what I might have been singing. So these may not all be quite right.

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Monday, June 9, 2003 at 1:37:00

Syd Barrett eat your heart out

To 'celebrate' one month since I got dumped, I produced this little piece of studio magic. If my recent stuff has been a departure from the kind of thing I usually do, then this one could be charted in light years.

She Disappears (4:16, 5.87MB) LYRICS

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Sunday, June 8, 2003 at 18:27:00

Absolut Legs

Woke up this morning and wrote this. I'm starting to think I can mask any failing in the song sturcture by just adding effects. Prove me wrong, kids!

Absolutely Nothing (3:34, 4.92MB) LYRICS

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Friday, June 6, 2003 at 1:42:00

Busting up this joint

New song for tonight if anybody's up. This track sees me messing with the resonant filter effect, adding harmony (sort of), and a *gasp* clap track. None of which is partuclarly arresting. Plus more earnest lyrics than ever! I need better conceits.

Why Am I So Nice to You? (1:52, 2.58MB) LYRICS

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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 2:18:00

I'm a lo-fi Weird Al

I just wrote this, it's a little more complex than the last stuff, but that's not saying much. I felt like it needed something so I added some extra sounds. So while it's not exactly a one-take situation, once you hear it, it'll make more sense. And without further ado, I give you

Please Stop Fucking On My Corpse (4:46, 4.37MB) LYRICS

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Saturday, May 23, 2003 at 16:36:00

Jimmy Legs Takes His Medicine

I came home last night, took some NyQuil, and between the hours of 12:30 and 4:00 AM, I wrote and recorded this album. I originally recorded 16 songs, but decided to drop one, so the final tally is 15. The whole album clocks in at under 22 minutes.

The songs are not brilliant, but I'm pretty pleased with the result, consideing I was whacked outta my mind on cold medicine at the time. Perhaps I should do this more often. Download if you like, but be warned this is some poorly put-together, poorly performed, poorly-recorded stuff. I tried to jazz it up a little with some effects, but this is definitely low-fi.

  1. Name this Thing
  2. There's Only One
    Thing Wrong

  3. Al Called
  4. They Bleed
  5. I Like You
  6. Hopin
  7. Girl I Knew
  8. I Feed the Cat
  9. Lil' Keyboard
  10. My Own Scissors
  11. Why Buy a Van
  12. Look! Birds!
  13. Will I
    (3.52MB) LYRICS
  14. Before it Began
  15. I'm Stacked

Posted By Jimmy Legs


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