"Rome wasn't built in a day, but several Wet Shoelaces CDs were..." - Confucius
Top Secret Recordings from Allen's past Unearthed!
1970... 1986... 2007... 2017...
Hey there boys and girls, my name is Allen and I love music!
So much so, that I REALLY love to make my OWN!!!
And Wet Shoelaces is the perfect way for me to express my musical ideas - twisted as they may often be...
... and when I'm not twisting for Wet Shoelaces, I twist my own!
So, without further ado - below are my offerings to the world of music...
Yet to be released on anything other than here in cyberspace:
Don't Leave Me Hangin' (2009)
I Don't Exist (2004)
... several of the below tracks were used to create the score for the film "Zippy Plays Cupid" (dir. Caroline Cahill)
Bonus Closet Skeletons:
If you care to know more, well...
I began playing trumpet in 5th Grade, and actually performed in award -winning wind ensembles as well as getting "A" grades in solo competitions throughout middle and high school.
And then in another lifetime (when I began to approach 30 years old), I took guitar lessons and learned enough chords to eventually play with several alt-rock cover bands in the 90's... such as "Divide By Zero", "Wholly Mackerel" - which featured Ken Briggs of the NiteTrain band on bass, and "Queen Elvis" - which featured Wet Shoelaces' own Steve Gregory on bass!
When the novelty of playing other artists' music wore off, I bought myself a four-track recorder and an effects processor, and invited Steve over to figure out how they worked. Chaos ensued. And I continue to enjoy the chaos to this day!
(I've taken piano lessons along the way as well, but I need to take more)
"That's just self-indulgent bullshit"
- What Branford Marsalis would say if he heard my music...