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new music: shakespear’s song

April 19th, 2009

so, a friend of ours was having her 10th anniversary and wanted us to write a song to some lyrics that she wrote. i’ve never really done anything like that but we thought it would be fun to try and we had the whole thing finished in about 15 minutes. recording it took a little bit longer, but i really like the finished product. plus, i rip out my best classic rock solo just after the 2 minute mark. that alone is worth the price of admission. check it out below.

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new music: country break-up song

February 8th, 2009

so, i’ve been listening to some alt. country stuff lately and have kind of been getting into it. for those of you who are crying “heretic!”, don’t worry it’s not that kind of country. just some good poppy stuff. anyway, i’ve decided i want to try my hand at writing a country tune, so here’s the result. i figured it had to be about something sad, so don’t take this as a reflection of my marriage or anything. anyway, here you go…

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new song from the cedars – go to sleep

October 3rd, 2007

here’s a new song that jana and i recorded. it’s actually from jojo’s circus. it’s a song that we heard a couple years ago and always wanted to record but never really got around to it. well, the stars were in alignment and we finally got the time to throw it down on the proverbial tape. so, for your enjoyment (hopefully)…

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tunes from the heller family.

May 22nd, 2005

we’ve decided to use the moniker “the cedars” when jana and i make music together. here are a few songs that we did for fun. hopefully we’ll have enough to make a record for lily and jackson to have. pretty wishful thinking.

i’m me and you’re youlyrics– this is a song jana and i did for a forthcoming compilation of childrens music. it’s going to be released in france i think, so i’m not sure how the u.s. availablity will be. this is a song by laurie berkner who sings on one of lily’s favorite shows (or “yo”, as she calls them) jack’s big music show.

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i’m hopefullyrics– i wrote this one for jana. she said that it almost made her cry. but she may have just been faking.

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spidermanlyrics – here’s another song that i recorded a few years ago. it’s just been sitting around so i thought i’d put it to good use and throw it up here. another mellow one for you to chill to. my favorite part is the snare drum. there’s some good hits in there.

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redcoatslyrics – while i’m putting up some originals, i might as well add this one. a little exhibition of my mellow side.

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the best lover she never knew she hadlyrics – an original by one mr steven heller. i recorded this song a long time ago but just stumbled across it again the other day and decided to re-record some of it and mix it down. it’s okay. it’s not going to win any awards any time soon, but i thought we should have some original stuff up here. so here you go.

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the planlyrics – originally recorded by a band called low. we recorded this for a compilation that our friend scott schultz put out called ‘our turn’. it’s really good. (the compilation, not the song. although i’m pretty fond of that too.)

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count to tenlyrics – this song was originally recorded by a band from olympia, washington called the the softies. we recorded this for a compilation that this girl in japan was doing. it was a cd of just softies covers. i never got this to her though, and last i heard, she still hadn’t put the comp out. i hope she’s not waiting for us. note: at around 2:50 you can hear our dog roxy shaking out.

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the endlyrics – this is a song by the autumns. they’re a band in l.a. that jana and i both like. this was off of their new album and we thought it would be fun to cover it and send it to them. it’s a little different than any of the other songs that we’ve recorded and definitely a bit more ambitious. but i think it turned out pretty good. and i get to sing on this one. you might be able to pick me out singing with jana on the 4th verse. i had to distort my vocals pretty heavily so that it wouldn’t sound like crap.

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sleep songlyrics – this another song by low. and you can all of the members of the heller family on this one. a beautiful jana, a very falsetto steven and a giggly lily. we’re pretty happy about how this one turned out. it was originally recorded by low for the same compilation that our version of the plan (above) appeared on. low didn’t have the solo on the end, but i think it sounds allright.

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