It has been a very long time. Sorry if you've looked to this site for constant updates. First thing's first - I hope that you & your loved ones are safe and handling this pandemic well. With that said, my new single, "Mom & Dads" is out today. It was recorded by Joe Michelini (American Trappist, River City Extension) at Berlin Studios in Berlin, NJ. The b-side is a cover of the Bacharach/David classic "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", which was recorded by Pat Noon at EightSixteen Studios in South River, NJ. Both were mixed by Pat Noon and mastered by Alan Douches. The cover art is by Eric Hinkley. It's available to stream & download on the front page, and it should be available on all the major streaming services soon. Let me know what you think! Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @bootsyspankins. Thank you for all of your support. It's a joy to write & record music, and I love sharing it.
Hi all. I hope that your new year is treating you well. It has been a while. My spare time has been limited due to work, but I've been attempting to record demos of my new songs. Lyrics are pretty much finished, and now I'm working on arrangements. I was looking for a rare track of something that I'd never released before, just to give you something to listen to in the meantime. Here's a demo to my cover of the 1967 Alton Ellis song "Rock Steady" which later appeared fully-arranged on my album "Lovely Laundry" in 2011. Incidentally, the demo is much more somber than the finished product. I hope that you enjoy. (link: https://soundcloud.com/bootsyspankinspi/rocksteady-demo)
Hope you enjoyed your summer. I've done a lot of writing lately. I don't have the funds to record a full-length yet, and so I have no immediate plans to go into the studio, unfortunately. Here are some song titles of songs that are finished and ready to go:
Moms & Dads
3rd Degree Burns
If It Wasn't For My Pride
You're a Real 'Beaut
Over Every Room
In the meantime, I'm working on a short-run podcast about a fast food eating contest called The Tour de Colon. That's what most of my spare time has been spent on. I hope to have it out by the spring. More info will be found here in the coming weeks.
Hell yeah. The single to South Philadelphia is here. You can stream and/or download at the HOME screen. The other digital distribution sites and the links to buy the songs are as follows:
You can apparently stream it on several other services like iHeartRadio and Pandora, too. I hope that you enjoy listening to the songs as much as I enjoyed making them.
On June 20th, the South Philadelphia single will be available to download through all major online music services (iTunes, Amazon, Google, etc.) and also on the homepage here. There are two original songs: "South Philadelphia" & "Meet Me In the Middle" and I look forward to getting them both out there.
The t-shirts are finished and they look great. Philadelphia artist Eric Hinkley designed them. Pictures and a link to purchase them to soon follow.
The preorder for the South Philadelphia 7" is now available through Future Oak Record Co. right HERE. Just a heads up - only 50 are being made. Also, Lauren Rearick of The Grey Estates conducted an interview with me that touched on a lot of subjects pertaining to the creative process of writing & recording. That can be found HERE.
Today has been fun! New Bootsy music is finally here, and if you weren't aware, "South Philadelphia" is currently streaming on the home page.
Hi, it's Bootsy. I just began building this website, and so it's currently in its infant stages. As Bryan Adams would say, "Please forgive me."
There is new music on its way. I have a 7" record coming out on Future Oak Record Co. with two original songs: "South Philadelphia" and "Meet Me In the Middle". It will be available to preorder soon. The songs will also be streaming here and available to download digitally sometime later in the summer. Also, t-shirts are currently being designed and will be available to purchase through the store in a couple of weeks.
Within time, I'll be trying to turn this website into something more fun an interactive. Please come back later when I have my shit together.