Posts Tagged ‘George Woskob’
I’m working on a whole batch of new music right now that I hope to have finished by the new year but until then I’m excited to share the first track that I’ve finished from the bunch. It’s called “Running from Daylight” and I sincerely hope you enjoy it.
I’ve put the track on the player, or you can right-click here and do a “save as” or whatever if you really want the file. Also, You’ll notice the track is credited to Yurij. This is the name I’m recording under now. Boom.
Next topic: Radiohead recently played two shows in NYC and now they’ve recently released tour dates for a bunch of shows for the southern US but fortunately it appears there are more dates coming. But what I wanted to share was a recording from one of their recent NYC shows which features Radiohead opening their song, “Everything in its Right Place”, with Thom Yorke singing a truly beautiful rendition of REM’s “The One I Love”. I’ve included it on the player. As you may have heard, REM recently broke up and it’s a shame because they were a very powerful and benevolent force in Rock and Roll. But hey, it’s not like they’re dead or anything lol. Michael Stipe is still out there and being ridiculously awesome. Watch below: his appearance on the “Reporrrrrrrr”.
Let me also take the opportunity to express my sympathy for all the victims of the Sandusky situation, which sadly not only includes the victims he personally touched but it also extends to all residents of the area surrounding Penn State and all the individuals who have ever associated themselves with the university. I know we’ll have the ability to rebound because us Penn Staters are really tough.
Lastly, I’ve really been listening to too much Neil Young lately so also I’m including one of my favorite Neil Young tracks to the player: “The Loner”. This track was what led me to fall in love with his music and I recently covered it at an open mic (at which I wore my REM shirt) which was fun because I rarely do stuff like that.
George aka Yurij aka Yurchyk
I feel very much so in the giving mood, so I’m about to present something else new for all of our Aphera readers. Eric Weidenhof has long been a musical collaborator of mine. We’ve been playing music together since seventh grade! Over the years these are two tracks that we’ve successfully recorded under two different monikers. The first track, “Spoiled Meat” was a track written by Eric back in middle school that our band, Aphera, played. We recorded it a couple months ago partly for posterity and partly because we couldn’t think of anything else to do. I thus labeled the artist on the track as Aphera because it just felt right.
The second track, “Tunnels”, was a track that I had originally written and recorded on my own but in senior year of high school, the band Eric and I played in called We’re Cooking Quinoa played the song for the battle of the bands. Afterwards, Eric and I recorded it in its new incarnation.
I hope you enjoyed our end of year list and that you all had a nice new year. Well here’s something else new: a new song that I’ve been working on for almost a year now. It’s called “Finally Good Dreams” and I’ve put it up on the player for you and it’s on my website for you to check out as well. Download it here. Thanks!
For the first time on this blog, and probably not the last, I’m going to take an opportunity to plug one of my own musical projects.
This one is a real special treat and it’s called Excerpts from Pool Time (check out the site for it here). It’s a 30 minute “thing” that my friend Eric and I embarked on over break this winter (Alexander joined us too). It was basically a “jam” (though I dislike the idea of that) that I just happened to record. It’s kind of our version of the Campfire Songs album by Animal Collective, though admittedly neither of us had heard of that album when we were recording this. Also, Animal Collective probably had some sort of a plan going into Campfire Songs whereas Excerpts from Pool Time is 100% impromptu and this is obvious a little too often. Regardless, I think that it’s fun music –especially Alexander’s additions. So you have fun!