SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.
I'm a creative person who is rather proficient on the electric bass and upright bass. My electric bass playing is vastly influenced but I am always searching for what best fits a musical idea, but I do consider it my primary instrument. I am a good upright player too I just haven't played it as long as electric, but I've played lots of blues, rock, country, and lots of classical on it.
I can play guitar and piano well, I've taken the time over the years because I really love playing those instruments. My chops are up on all these instruments which lets me work creatively on them, not that you need great chops to work creatively I have seen technical prowess actually hinder people before. That being said I do not let it hinder me!
I'd like to mention that if you are a creative person with an ambition to make creative music that I don't care what your skill level is, that isn't important to me.
I write lots of lyrics and have great ideas for anyone interested in working together, I am saving up for a little portable multi-tracker but do not have one yet unfortunately.
I like a lot of different types of music and would like to really blur the lines of influence with whatever project comes up, and I think I fall into the tongue in cheek/dark humor with music sometimes, but I'm very serious and extremely passionate about creating new music. I am not at all opposed to joining up with someone who is interested in a specific genre! I like music/lyrics that is/are straight-forward, serious, fantastical, non-sense, funny, percussive, emotional close to the heart. Just nothing too sappy and nothing too generic please.
If this too long description is misleading or doesn't make a lot of sense( quite possible) please just email me to clear up anything you might be wondering, even little stuff I don't mind.
Also check me out on Soundcloud.com under the name Howard.C.Cripplin!
I usually respond very quickly to any emails.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 06 2013
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
To name a few that come to mind:
ROCK: Sonic Youth, The Doors, Meat Puppets, Deep Purple, The White Stripes, Captain Beefheart/Frank Zappa, Roy Orbison, Pink Floyd(all of it), Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Jefferson Airplane, Radiohead, Elvis Presley, Emerson Lake and Palmer, The Breeders/Pixies, Weezer, Eric's Trip/Elevator to Hell, The Velvet Underground, The Dead Weather, Zeppelin/Beatles(of course), King Crimson, Do Make Say Think, ZZ Top, The Band, Old 97's, Jimi Hendrix, Rush, Zeus(from what I've heard), Hollerado.
FOLK: Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Peter Bjorn and Paul, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Guthrie's, Jeff Magnum, Julie Doiron, Kurt Cobain(ya that's right I said it, and in folk!), Beck, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Jose Gonzales, lots of the classic's lots of the innovative indie guys and everything between.
JAZZ: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Stan Kenton, Charles Mingus/Eric Dolphy, Gershwin, Cab Calloway! Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messangers, Frank SInatra, Cecil Taylor, Charlie Parker/Gillespie, Frank Sinatra(to a lesser extent Dean Martin), Getz/Gilberto, Colin Stetson.
CLASSICAL: J.S Bach, Vivaldi, Brahms, Stravinsky, Alban Berg, Henry Purcell, Beethoven, Ligeti, Strauss(both), Berlioz, Prokoviev, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Satie, Chopin, Part, Rossini, Wagner, Le Monte Young, Lully, Schoenberg, Bernard Herrman.
BLUES: Skip James, Leadbelly, Willie Dixon, Hooker, BB King, Blind WIllie McTell, Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Bo Carter, Howlin Wolf, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joplin.
METAL: BLACK SABBATH, Danzig, Iron Maiden, Slayer/Kreator, Judas Priest, Death, BURZUM, Bodom, Metallica(Cliff Burton), Mastadon, Candlemass, Motorhead, lots more.
NEW WAVE/ELECTRONIC: Kraftwerk, Blondie, Stockhausen, Metric, New Order, Joy Division, Pet Shop Boys, MSTRKRFT, Justice, Aphex Twin, Daft Punk, Holy fu*k, etc
RAP: Aesop Rock(not rocky!), NWA, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Jay Z, Tribe Called Quest, Wu Tang Clan( and everything that comes with it), Keith Murray, Biggie Smalls, K-OS, Warren G, MF Doom.
COUNTRTY: Hank Williams, Wanda Jackson, Dolly Parton, Duane Eddy, Dusty Springfield, The Black Lips(when they feel like it), Hank III, Lee Hazlewood, Country Joe McDonald
I think I only missed 40,000 others,
if you mix all that with Alfred Hitchcock/ Star Trek/ Twin Peaks/ and a number of cartoons, those are some of my interests.
some cartoons I like;
Mission Hill, Clone High, King of the Hill, original Simpsons, Ren and Stimpy, Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law, Home Movies/Metalocalypse, Daria, The Head/The Maxx, Untalkative Bunny, CHARLIE BROWN!
...and pumpkin pie.
- Upright bass:
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
-4 String Godin Bass Guitar (made in Canada!)
-Yorkville Bass Master 200 Watt Amplifier
-Student Model Schoenbach upright bass
-Aria Pro II 6 String Electric Guitar(strat model)
-Dean Markley 20 Watt guitar amplifier
-Most importantly, my hands and my mind
Moffatt Fiesta 200
Moffatt Fiesta 200 Year: 2012 Genre: Alternative
I recorded hastily without a microphone on my friends Mac onto GarageBand. I played the bass live off the floor at the computer as well as rhythm and lead guitar on a distorted Yamaha acoustic( just lying around at his house) Then there are electronic percussion added in afterwards. Look, the quality isn't great, and it does not flatter my ability haha, I was just trying to nail an idea down quickly and hastily and the guitar solo is an inside joke so take it as a big of a semi-creative offering that doesn't sound great. But I hope you like it!
White Stripes 6 String Medley
White Stripes 6 String Medley Year: 2013 Genre: Alternative
This is a guitar only medley I did as a tribute to The White Stripes, one of my favorite bands. It contains a little something from each one of their albums, some of my favorite songs by them. It's just one continuous take onto my laptop soundcard and the audio cuts out near the end a bit on the last two. Enjoy, from the heart. -Dylan