Ho Down! Take it on the Run cover – REO Ho Down style

Reo Speedwagon country take it on the run with mandolinHope you brought a pair of these boots, this is a play on the REO Speedwagon song, “Take it on the Run” cover with a country ho-down feel. This would be Michael Lipson on vocals, Devan on guitar, Jo on mandolin, and Nathan on drums. “I’m at the ho down, its time to throw down, you’re under the gun so you take it on the run!”

Live Jazz Jam

live jazz jam session ann arbor, miSpontaneous instrumental live jazz jam session pullin out the funk. Players are Michael Lipson on sax, Devan Gandhi on guitar, Steven Morris on bass, and Nathan Goodman on drums. Recorded in Ypsilanti, Michigan on June 23, 2012.


Wild Horses Cover and Teenage Wasteland Jam

Wild Horses Cover Spontaneous jamming lead to this Wild Horses cover. Never performed by the individuals involved, all on the spot and live. Then, eventually and accidentally, Teenage Wasteland sounds echo at the end. Performers include: Michael Lipson – vocals, keys, Devan Gandhi – guitar, Steven Morris – bass, Nathan Goodman – drums.

Recorded and performed in Ypsilanti, MI.

Indie Music Artist Interview with Josh Harden

Musician Josh Harden - Interview
Josh Harden

One hour interview with independent music artist, Josh Harden. Josh is known from indie bands such as Pistis, New to You, and currently the Loropetalum. This conversation covers the spiritual influence of music writing, the early indie music scene in the late 90s, musicians from Orlando, Florida, and the beauty of Michigan outdoors.

Michigan Sky - Double Rainbow - Ypsilanti, MI 2012
Double Rainbow in Michigan Sky with Josh Harden

Music Score for Silent Film

Music Score - Composer for Silent FilmThis is a music score for silent film that I composed and performed a few years ago. This musical piece was written for a silent film movie for the young film composer contest for TCM. I didn’t win, but I am pleased with what I expressed and learned in the process of composing for a silent film. Written and performed by me :-), Nathan Goodman.

“Rave Song” electronic dance music by Nathan Goodman

electronic dance music - rave songThis electronic dance music track was recorded with inspirations of the rave and dance scene out of Detroit and Orlando in the mid 1990s. What makes Rave Song original to other electronic music is that it is performed as a live song. Each instrument when tracked was physically performed for every part, unlike most dance or electronic music which is looped based samples or midi written and recorded parts. Even the drums were recorded live on electric drum instruments and pads. The song features common techno dance instruments like synth and piano along with melodic phasing string pads and house percussive movements. Catch the groove and dance along.

Modern Southern Rock – Just To Stay by Hopcraft

Modern Southern Rock - Just to Say song - Hopcraft - Seize the Day band

This is a modern southern rock song called Just to Say by Hopcraft. Recorded in Orlando, FL.


Guitar Solo Podcast Focus – Skelectory and Vigilante

Guitar Solo PodcastThis is going to be a guitar solo podcast focus today. We have an instrumental track uploaded to us from the Submit your music page on our website.

Instrumentals are often featured here at Drum Pop, I really enjoy them. This track could almost be a video game epic ending theme. It has electronic type rhythms with metallic riffs, and orchestra instrument samples. Something in the sounds of Mini Bosses. Also this next song kinda reminds me of say…Dragon Force almost. Wait for the guitar solo in the piece. Give it a chance, and wait for it, it is definitely worth hearing, and thats why I voted  this one today. This guitar solo is almost something you would hear in Dream Theater. So here it is, uploaded by Armand, this is Skelectory – Theme 43. Next we have Vigilante by Forte. This is a hard rock or metal song from about 15 years ago. The clean sound and performance of the guitar is still one of my favorite guitar solos.

Brooklyn Bridge – Song by New To You

Brooklyn Bridge - Song by New To YouOur friend Josh called this weekend to chat and catch up. His newest songs can be heard on his band camp page, The Loropetalum. He was with me the first time I entered Brooklyn, NY and New York city. Brooklyn has also been on my mind this week with the news of MCA passing away. So today’s podcast is the Brooklyn Bridge song by New to You. Written by Josh Harden and arranged by Nathan Goodman.

New Hip Hop track – Risk on Da Disk

new hip hop Harvest Season by Risk on da DiskThis podcast is unique because it is the first time we are including a song from our upload form at Drum Pop dot com. We chose this song because I like the message and there is not much hip hop on Drum Pop…there is electronic and dance but not rap or new hip hop, so it is a delight to play this track. I like the message of this song, it relates the saying of reap what you sow to our relationships and life’s choices. Tho its titled Harvest Season, its appropriate for this time of year because its seed sowing time.. I know my family and I, we just started some corn, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, watermelons, and we’re doing pumpkins this year too. A gardner plans and plants their seed according to their desired harvest. What that goal or need is. So what will you plant into your life? Here is Risk on da Disk with Harvest Season.

That was Risk on da Disk with their song Harvest Season. I liked the use of the guitar lead on that track. Next I chose to play this song by Rudderhead Lounge because even tho it is a different genre, I would classify it as fusion jazz – something similar to the sounds of Dave Mathews Band or Ben Folds Five, it has a similar beat and rhythmic feel. The lyrics also give strength to a struggle in relationship and trying to bind the wounds they may have caused one another. The writer, Joshua Clemons says in one line, “I’ve given my everything, but have not given up.” This next song is Feeling Naked by Rudderhead Lounge.

This was an Drum Pop podcast. Again, if you would like your song to be included in one of our podcasts, you can upload it on our website: www.drumpop.com/submit-your-music/