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Ep 012 - Joe Jackson and aural regurgitation

April 6th, 2014

After a long break in between podcast episodes, I bring you my cover of Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out With Him?". First order of business is to let you listen to a vocal track in which I endure a coughing fit which sounds like I'm puking my guts out. Go to to request a song cover, or just to give me a piece of your mind.


Green Day - When I Come Around

November 17th, 2012

Here's my cover of Green Day's "When I Come Around". Also can be found on my Facebook page, Ball Of Lame


EP 010 - John Mayer and update

January 16th, 2011

It's been way too long between podcasts, for which I apologize.  I've joined a band, and that takes up a little of my time.  Not that I'm making excuses.  Another reason that I haven't been posting songs on here, I've been recording parodies, mostly about co-workers.  For obvious reasons, I didn't want them to be on the Interwebs, where I could compromise my position at work.  If and when the targets of my songs leave the company, then the parodies about them will be available for all to hear.  Meanwhile, I recorded a John Mayer cover, "Waiting On The World To Change".  I've noticed that Mayer elicits some real emotion in people, they either love him or hate him.  Some folks are amazed by his talent, and think he's a real funny guy.  Others consider him a man-whore, who has left a trail of broken hearts in his wake. And consequently, he gets labeled as a d-bag by many.  I'm in the first category, and although I hate to admit it, I have a man crush on him.  Perhaps I can recognize his talent on guitar, being a musician, and see past all of the Jennifer Aniston sympathizers.  I put a little of my own spin on the song, changing the drum beat and keyboards to match my skill level (low).  Hope you enjoy!



EP 009 - Motion City Soundtrack and some freelance work

October 3rd, 2010

My time lately has been taken up with my normal recording, and also helping out a buddy with some side projects.  I'm by no means a hired gun, but I can fake my way through most songs, and I'm a quick learner.  Today's cover is a song written by Motion City Soundtrack, a group with local ties.  The song is "Her Words Destroyed My Planet", and I make use of Autotune to make my vocals LESS shitty.  Download their latest album, "My Dinosaur Life" during October on Amazon MP3 for only $5.  Help some MN guys out.....


EP 008 - Back from…whatever

August 28th, 2010

Back from a short hiatus, a computer format, and just a busy life in general, I've returned with a cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper".  If you would like to listen to any of my other songs, they're located at Ball Of Lame


EP 007 - Thumb Injuries and Canadian Covers

June 28th, 2010

Since my unfortunate thumb injury sidelined me (literally), I didn't have a whole lot to talk about.  So I took a few weeks off to heal a bit.  And still managed to record a cover of the Loverboy tune, "Turn Me Loose".


EP 006 - One Thing Leads To…Another?

May 21st, 2010

Two songs for in one episode?!?  Say it ain't so!  Whether you like it or not, I've included two of my "classic" covers in this episode, and they couldn't be much more disparate choices.  First of all, we have my version of the Fixx classic "One Thing Leads To Another", and then "Rainbow In The Dark", in honor of the late Ronnie James Dio.


EP 005 - Soccer, we meet again…

April 25th, 2010

This week's podcast discusses my upcoming soccer season, and the practice I just endured.  I feel like I got tackled by Jared Allen...


EP 004 - Autotune and Roadrage

April 17th, 2010

I explain my Modus Operandi when dealing with the poor drivers in the Twin Cities, and show off my mad Autotune skills (not!).   If you ever wondered what I would sound like, singing a Miley Cyrus song, wait no longer.  With a sprinkling (OK... two handfuls) of my new found Autotune plug-in just to make it interesting.


EP 003 - Under The Milky Way

April 12th, 2010

A cover of the depressing song by The Church, "Under The Milky Way".  I'd rather sing about the candy bar, especially the new caramel Milky Way bars.  Those be some good eatin'!