Friday, October 26, 2012

New slogan to reflect changes and new outlook

A little re-design:
Yup... kinda says it all.

With the recent changes in life, and in the direction of my music career, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the ‘big picture’; about my music, about who I am, about the diversity of my styles and influences, and about where I fit in the world.  
I decided to come up with a slogan.
I thought about my familiar influences and styles, and came up with: “Diverse Music You’ve Heard
Or the timeless aspect of music: “Diverse Musician Ever”.
But I decided on the one that says how my experiences have given me range and depth, and how my travels shaped me as a musician and as a person: “MIKEYZMUSIC – Diverse Musician in the World says it all. 
Kinda says it all. 

Friday, October 5, 2012


At a recent jam session (for Jeff’s birthday!) the subject came up “all the songs I ever played.” I liked the idea ever since I saw Robb Zerr's song list (Captain/bandleader of Pyrates of the Coast) of over 300 songs, and so I had started a list a few years ago. The list has exploded in the last few years. (Who knew?)
Here is an ongoing tally of all the songs I ever played – in a band. The condition for a song to be listed is that it had to be played in a band in front of people (not just noodling around in the bedroom while listening to records.)
This list is only 'cover songs.' I'll post a separate list for originals later. 
I'll update the list as I remember more songs... here they are at the current point in time.
Last update: 11/10/2012
Artist Title Band Era
3 Doors Down Away From the Sun Ironwood Rain
3 Doors Down Be Like That Ironwood Rain

Bryan Adams Run to You Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
Aerosmith Sweet Emotion Stiffwater Early Herf
Alice In Chains No Excuses Ironwood Rain
Alice In Chains Over Now Ironwood Rain
Alan Parsons Project I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
Allmann Brothers Midnight Rider Ironwood Rain
Art of Noise Kiss Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim

Bachman Turner Overdrive Takin’ Care of Business Stiffwater Early Herf
Barenaked Ladies Pinch Me Ironwood Rain
Beatles Back In the USSR Stiffwater Early Herf
Jeff Beck Freeway Jam Stiffwater Early Herf
Jeff Beck Blue Wind Stiffwater Ardia
Jeff Beck Come Dancing Mr. E Mk II
Jeff Beck Led Boots Mr. E Mk II
Blackfoot Train Train Riff Rats
Black Sabbath Behind the Wall of Sleep Stiffwater Ardia
Black Sabbath NIB Stiffwater Ardia
Black Sabbath Supernaut Stiffwater Ardia
Black Sabbath The Mob Rules Voyager
Black Sabbath Children of the Sea Voyager
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Voyager
Black Sabbath Paranoid Stiffwater Ardia
Black Sabbath War Pigs Stiffwater Ardia
Blue Jays You And Me Stiffwater Ardia
Blue Oyster Cult Godzilla Riff Rats
BoDeans Good Things Ironwood Rain
Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Tightrope
Jimmy Buffett A Pirate Looks at 40 Pyrates of the Coast

The Call I Still Believe Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
Chicago 25 or 6 to 4 Chicago cover band
Chicago Color My World Chicago cover band
Chicago Beginnings Chicago cover band
Chicago Saturday In the Park Chicago cover band
Chicago Mongonucleosis Chicago cover band
Collective Soul The World I Know Ironwood Rain
Collective Soul December Ironwood Rain
Counting Crows Rain King Ironwood Rain
Crash Test Dummies Superman's Song Ironwood Rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival Born on the Bayou Stiffwater Early Herf
Jim Croce Don't Mess Around With Jim Tightrope
Jim Croce Operator Tightrope
Crosby Stills Nash & Young Cinnamon Girl Stiffwater Early Herf
Crosby Stills Nash &Young Carry On Stiffwater Early Herf
Eric Clapton Layla Irownood Rain

Dada Mary, Sunshine Rain Ironwood Rain
Days of the New Touch, Peel, & Stand Ironwood Rain
Days of the New The Shelf In the Room Ironwood Rain
Death Cab for Cutie I Will Follow You Into the Dark Ironwood Rain
Deep Purple Lazy Stiffwater Early Herf
Deep Purple Space Truckin’ Stiffwater Early Herf
Deep Purple Smoke on the Water Stiffwater Early Herf
Delbert McClinton Mustang Sally Riff Rats
Delbert McClinton Standin' On Shaky Ground Mr. E
Delbert McClinton Take Me To the River Mr. E
Donovan Frankenheimer? If It Don't Matter Irownood Rain
Doobie Brothers Black Water Tightrope
Doobie Brothers Without Love Tightrope
Duncan Sheik Barely Breathing Ironwood Rain

Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight Irownood Rain
Eagles Already Gone Mr. E
Eagles Hotel California Tightrope
Eagles Seven Bridges Road Tightrope
Edwin McCain Solitude Ironwood Rain
Elton John Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery Stiffwater Max
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lucky Man Stiffwater Max
Emerson, Lake & Palmer From the Beginning Stiffwater Max
Eric Clapton Layla Ironwood Rain

Newton Faulkner Gone In The Morning Irownood Rain
Filter Take A Picture Ironwood Rain
Firefall Cinderella Ironwood Rain
Fleetwood Mac Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow Stiffwater Ardia
Focus Hocus Pocus Stiffwater Ardia
Foghat Slow Ride Mr. E
Foghat Fool For the City Mr. E
Fuel Bad Day Ironwood Rain

Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill Ironwood Rain
Genesis Squonk Stiffwater Blumenreich
Gentle Giant Little Brown Bag Stiffwater Blumenreich
Georgia Satellites Keep Your Hands To Yourself Mr. E
Georgia Satellites Battleship Chains Mr. E
Vince Gill What the Cowgirls Do Tightrope
Vince Gill Whenever You Come Around Tightrope
Godsmack Voices Irownood Rain
Goo Goo Dolls Name Ironwood Rain
Goo Goo Dolls Slide Irownood Rain
Guess Who No Sugar Tonight Ironwood Rain
Guns 'N' Roses Patience Ironwood Rain

Ben Harper Diamonds on the Inside Ironwood Rain
Ben Harper Steal My Kisses Ironwood Rain
Head East Never Been Any Reason Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
Heart Love Alive Ironwood Rain
The Hollies Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress Stiffwater Early Herf
Hootie & the Blowfish Let Her Cry Ironwood Rain
Humble Pie 30 Days in the Hole Stiffwater Early Herf
Humble Pie Fool For a Pretty Face Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim

Incubus Drive Ironwood Rain
It's a Beautiful Day White Bird Ironwood Rain

Etta James Dam Yo' Eyes Riff Rats
Jack Johnson Better Together Ironwood Rain
Jack Johnson Good People Ironwood Rain
Jack Johnson Sitting, Waiting, Wishing Ironwood Rain Early Herf
Jerrod Neiman Lover, Lover Ironwood Rain Ardia
Jethro Tull Thick As a Brick Stiffwater Ardia
Jethro Tull Wind Up Stiffwater Ardia
Jethro Tull Minstrel In the Gallery Stiffwater Ardia
Jethro Tull To Cry You a Song Stiffwater Ardia
Jethro Tull Wond'ring Aloud Ironwood Rain
John Mellencamp Joliet Bound Ironwood Rain
John Mellencamp Rain on the Scarecrow Ironwood Rain
John Mayer Why Georgia, Why? Ironwood Rain
Journey Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' Mr. E Mk II

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Blue On Black Ironwood Rain
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Last Goodbye Ironwood Rain
Kingston Trio
Pyrates of the Coast
The Kinks All Day/All of the Night Stiffwater Agapito
Klaatu Older Stiffwater Bennett 6-Piece

Greg Lake Watching Over You Ironwood Rain
Led Zeppelin Bron Yr Aur Stomp Ironwood Rain
John Lennon Imagine Stiffwater Blumenreich
Live Lightning Crashes Ironwood Rain
Living Color Cult of Personality Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
Los Lonely Boys Heaven Irownood Rain
Lyle Lovett If I Had a Boat Ironwood Rain
Lyle Lovett She's No Lady (She's My Wife) Ironwood Rain
Lynrd Skynrd Gimme Three Steps Stiffwater Early Herf
Lynrd Skynrd Simple Man Stiffwater Early Herf
Lynrd Skynrd I Ain't the One Riff Rats

Matchbox 20 3am Ironwood Rain
John Mayer Why Georgia, Why? Irownood Rain
John Mellencamp Joliet Bound Irownood Rain
John Mellencamp Rain On The Scarecrow Irownood Rain
George Michael Faith Tightrope
Moody Blues I'm Just A Singer In A Rock 'N' Roll Band Stiffwater Ardia
Moody Blues The Story In Your Eyes Stiffwater Ardia

Newton Faulkner Gone in the Morning Ironwood Rain
Nirvana All Apologies Ironwood Rain
Paolo Nutini New Shoes Ironwood Rain

Oasis Wonderwall Irownood Rain

Pearl Jam Elderly Woman Behind The Counter Ironwood Rain
Peter, Paul & Mary The Water Is Wide Pyrates of the Coast
Tom Petty Break Down Section 8
Tom Petty It's Good to Be King Ironwood Rain
Pink Floyd Echoes Stiffwater Ardia
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here Stiffwater Bennett 6-Piece
Pink Floyd Have a Cigar Stiffwater Bennett 6-Piece
Police Synchronicity II Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
Police Invisible Sun Ironwood Rain

Queen 39 Ironwood Rain

Rainmakers Another Guitar Ironwood Rain
Rainmakers Downstream Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Bridge Ironwood Rain
Refreshments Bandidos Ironwood Rain
Refreshments Una Soda Ironwood Rain
REM Losing My Religion Ironwood Rain
REM It's the End of the World As We Know It Ironwood Rain
REO Speedwagon Ridin' the Storm Out Section 8
Rembrandts I Will Follow You Down Tightrope
Rolling Stones Brown Sugar Stiffwater Early Herf
Rolling Stones Time is On My Side

Rush The Spirit of Radio Voyager
Rush Free Will Voyager
Rush Tom Sawyer Voyager
Rush Red Barchetta Voyager
Rush Hemispheres Voyager

Sister Hazel All For You Ironwood Rain
Spinal Tap Bitch School Riff Rats
Spinal Tap Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight Riff Rats
Steely Dan Reelin' In the Years Stiffwater Early Herf/Richard Haase
Steven Stills Love the One You're With Tightrope
Stone Temple Pilots Plush Ironwood Rain
Stone Temple Pilots Interstate Love Song Ironwood Rain
Stray Cats Stray Cat Strut Ironwood Rain

Richard Thompson 52 Black Lightning Vincent Coventry
Toad the Wet Sprocket Walk On the Ocean Ironwood Rain
Train Meet Virginia Irownood Rain
Train Mississppi Irownood Rain
Twisted Sister I Wanna Rock Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim

U2 New Year's Day Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
UFO Rock Bottom Mr. E Original

Van Halen Could This Be Magic? Ironwood Rain
Van Halen Ain't Talkin' Bout Love Stiffwater Agapito

Joe Walsh Welcome To the Club Stiffwater Ardia
Joe Walsh Ordinary Average Guy Mr. E Mk II
Joe Walsh Turn To Stone Stiffwater Ardia
Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way Stiffwater Ardia
Joe Walsh Time Out Stiffwater Ardia
The Who Baba O’Reilly Stiffwater Herf Max
The Who Behind Blue Eyes Stiffwater Ardia
The Who Won’t Get Fooled Again Stiffwater Herf Max
The Who Squeeze Box Ironwood Rain
Wilco You Never Know Ironwood Rain
Johnny Winter Rock ‘N’ Roll Hootchie Koo Stiffwater Early Herf
Johnny Winter Ain’t That a Kindness Stiffwater Early Herf
Wishbone Ash Engine Overheat Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
Wishbone Ash Blowin' Free Stiffwater Early Herf
Wishbone Ash Throw Down the Sword Stiffwater Early Herf
Stevie Wonder Superstition Riff Rats
Gary Wright Dream Weaver Stiffwater Ardia

Yes Roundabout Stiffwater Ardia
Yes The Fish Stiffwater Ardia

ZZ Topp La Grange Riff Rats
ZZ Topp Just Got Paid Riff Rats
ZZ Topp Heard It on the X Stiffwater 4-Pc w/David, Kevin, Jim
ZZ Topp Cheap Sunglasses Riff Rats
ZZ Topp Thunderbird Stiffwater Early Herf

Unknown The Dark Lady Ironwood Rain
Unknown Ghost Riders in the Sky Pyrates of the Coast
Unknown I'm Your Woman (Don't Treat Me Like Your Wife) Coventry