The Catbirds “I Like Stuff (rehearsal)”

Song of the Weak!!! 2016

“I Like Stuff (rehearsal)“- the Catbirds, recorded at the Playman Mansion, February, 2016.

Well, I hadn’t ripped off Canned Heat yet, so, what the hell… guess no one’s safe anymore…

Song of the Weak!!! 2016 by The Catbirds

A Gift from the Easter Bunny: Great Moments from the Cutting Room

CT + Easter Bunny (crop)

photo by Rachel

  Great Moments from the Cutting Room: “I Can’t Find You” (Aug. 15, 2014) and “Bob What’s-is-name” (Nov. 20, 2013) – recorded by Fred Boak (room mike) and Gerard Hoffman (Sound board) – the former is sort of a moody, downbeat little thing I wrote with a nod to Wilco and […]

Bomp Ba Bomp – Live Video

Bomp Ba Bomp

“Bomp Ba Bomp“- the Chandler Travis Three-O at the Mews in Provincetown, MA, March 1, 2016, shot by Ron Daniels.

Well, of course when most folks think of the Three-O, I think the first thing they tend to think of is hip-hop, or occasionally da Ting, with the Bumpity Bump. Of course, this is the […]

“Hermetic Zeal” Live at the Midway

Song of the Weak!!! 2016

“Hermetic Zeal“- the Chandler Travis Philharmonic recorded live at the Midway, sometime in February of 2002 by Tom Lawlor.

Back in the early days, around the turn of the century, we -that is, us… you know, the Philharmonic – played at the Midway incessantly for years. It was kind of our heyday, and we had […]

A Little Blast of Summer (Video)

herring cove video - summer 16

Excerpts from “When the Roses Shine in Picardy”, “Tootie Ma”, and “Untitled” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Herring Cove beach in Provincetown, Sept. 2, 2015, shot by Matt Jenson.

I’ve been dying to share these cool vids that my friend Matt Jenson took at Herring Cove last summer with you for months, but couldn’t talk […]

I Think I Got it Wrong (home demo)

Song of the Weak!!! 2016

“I Think I Got It Wrong“- CT demo from last spring or so, recorded at Kelp Manor.

My longtime lyricist / colleague / buddy David Greenberger and I got all fired up last year after the release of “Bocce & Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs Of…“, and ended up having our best songwriting year ever, but […]

You Still Rule

Song of the Weak!!! 2016

“You Still Rule (The Thank You Song)” -the Catbirds, recorded by Steve Wood at a Catbirds rehearsal a month or so ago. Written shortly after Allan Toussaint died, and more of a tribute to him than anything else, this is from the first night we started fooling around with it, and it didn’t take long. […]

This is No Time For Fun!

Steve Shook - This is No Time For Fun

“This Is No Time For Fun (This Is Christmas)“- Steve Shook featuring the Elftone All Girl Ukulele Revue -recorded by Jon Evans at Brick Hill.

We posted this one last year, as a video, I think, from last year’s Cape Cavalcade show, but here’s the newly minted official studio version of this practically timeless holiday […]

No, Part 2

Song of the Weak!!! 2015 Edition

“No, Part 2” -C.T. demo, written and recorded this morning (or last night, depending on how you look at these things.) An improv. If you look in the dictionary under the word slight, you’ll find this song.

No, Part 2 by Chandler Travis

Boo! (A Halloween Trifecta)

 

“Other Thing” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonette from “RadioBall 23- Live at Bubala’s”, recorded by the Valet, I’m guessing, in the summer of 2003.

It being Halloween week n all, thought we’d bring back one of our creepiest efforts, though this is an early and relatively sprightly version (nowadays, we play it a lot […]