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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Music - Coming Soon To A Blog Near You!

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that my first love is music, listening to it yeah, but playing it, and writing it gives me immense satisfaction. I started playing guitar at the age of 12, and although I gave up more than once as a young whipper snapper, I eventually learned how to bang out a few chords and play a decent rhythm while singing.

I have had my brief brushes with fame, working with a famous producer in Germany and working and becoming friends with some of the biggest names in pop and rock music. I owned two fairly infamous bars in downtown Seattle which became the favored night spots by the rock and roll elite.

Most recently, I have had the good fortune of meeting Jaxe (pronounced Jakes, yeah I too thought it was Jacks). Anyway, he has been sending files; that I am going to try and add tracks to, we will post them for your review eventually, but it’s a rather slow process. I am working on a solo track to post in the meantime, probably a cover, but its better than nothing. Stay tuned; more to come….


Blogger Marc said...

that's cool. i always wanted to play the guitar but never got to it. one of those things you say to youself "i'd like to do that" but you never seem to care enough to try or anything.

anyway, i found your blog just by browsing really. i'm new around here, check out my blog if you get the chance.


4:17 PM

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4:20 PM

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4:23 PM

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4:27 PM

Blogger cedia said...

Awesome. I can't wait to hear it.

4:39 PM

Blogger Carrie said...

what a SMOKIN WHITE HOT COMBO! NEEL N JAXE!!! I think I'm going to FAINT....no joke....I ReALLY HOPE u 2 put a gig together and let me be your GROUPIE! I HAVE COOL CLOTHES, A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOUR AND I CAN DANCE LIKE A MOTHER ...... I CAN DANCE! WELL! ;P

can't wait to hear the stuff....so AWESOME THAT YOU TWO PULLED THIS OFF! now i'm going to go kick jaxe in the ass!

4:43 PM

Blogger ddassoc said...

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5:01 PM

Blogger Neel said...

okay, that's it! sick of the spam, going to add verification, but i have noticed that it doesnt always work. anyone have any ideas?

5:08 PM

Blogger Neel said...

what a mess! these spammers are getting worse.

Cedia, where did you go? I missed you. Anyway, yeah, i should have something available soon for your ears.

Mitz, you can be our go go dancer! You DO have a great sense of humor, but you dont need many clothes for this gig. :)

5:18 PM

Blogger Neel said...

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5:19 PM

Blogger Neel said...

Marc, whoops... sorry got thrown off by the spammers. you know the Radiohead song, "Anyone can play guitar"? well, there you go. thanks for visiting, i stopped by your blog, very cool.

5:21 PM

Blogger Carrie said...

ok so no clothes...go go dancing...that works...can u get me a cage? oh and um...plans have changed...i'm HERE!!! ;P

8:19 PM

Blogger Jaxe said...


That's all I needed to hear. I'm welding a cage for you as we speak ;-)

Neel thanks for taking me under your wing on this. I'm excited. Hopefully we can crank something out. Its like the slick, Seattle musician meets corn-fed Indiana geek. Who knows what's going to come out of this....

Stay tuned.

(get it?)


10:03 PM

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10:29 PM

Blogger Neel said...

um dance?

...I say, we can dance, we can dance
Everything out of control
We can dance, we can dance
We're doing it from wall to wall
We can dance, we can dance
Everybody look at your hands
We can dance, we can dance
Everybody takin' the cha-a-a-ance

Safety dance
Is it safe to dance
Is it safe to dance

S-s-s-s A-a-a-a F-f-f-f E-e-e-e T-t-t-t Y-y-y-y
Safe, dance!

We can dance if we want to
We've got all your life and mine
As long as we abuse it, never gonna lose it
Everything'll work out right
I say, we can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
'Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
Well they're no friends of mine

10:40 PM

Blogger Carrie said...

now i've got Neel and Jaxe setting up cages and singing dance songs....YAH BABY! I'm a gogo dancer, always wanted to do that! and Jaxe is building a cage...wick-ed...can't wait for the tunage! SORRY I MISSED U NEEL!!! sorry, sorry, sorry! you're probably in lala land now....so sleep well. ;)

5:55 AM

Blogger cedia said...

Sorry, yes. I went MIA. I just didn't really feel up to blogging and then it continued.. glad I'm back.. but probably not as much as before.

Can't wait to hear the music!!

7:09 AM

Blogger Carrie said...

i tagged u....ok really just for fun.....u don't have to do the tag! ;)

7:13 AM

Blogger Potted-flower said...

Jaxes music rocks

9:43 AM

Blogger Watchmania said...

The spam is the pits. Have you had the timber spam yet that's about 3 metres long?

Looking forward to hearing your music!

10:29 AM

Blogger Neel said...

J- It's my pleasure my man! By the way, I'm the geek and youre the musician. Yeah, I get it.

Gee I'm so funny.

Mitz, I think I was still up.

Cause I'm a man machine
Drinking gasoline
Super human being
Shooting laser beams

Cedia, That's okay, i'm just reallly glad to have you back. (So glad really got three Ls). I know the feeling, I can get burned out too. Having some technical problems right now, but we hope to have something posted soon.

Mitz, tag youre it!

Potted Flower, i agree with you, Jaxe Rocks!!!

Sara, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, eggs and SPAM hee hee. yes, it sucks! Yes, I have had that timber news stuff. We hope to have the music up soon.

5:56 PM

Blogger Natasha said...

thats so cool that u guys r gonna b rockn together. cant wait 2 hear it!

7:54 PM

Blogger sasfdasfdljkfksdjkfjsd said...

Portland boy givin' a shout! I'm trapped in Texas but I should be coming back the Northwest soon.

If you guys want a sax track added...

2:40 AM

Blogger gulnaz said...

wow, that is fantastic!! my computer doesnt have sound, so am unable to hear music but i hv read jaxe's lyrics and i reallllly like them!
its fantastic that you should get back to your interests! so happy for you and its fantastic too that you should hook up so with someone from here. :)

3:44 AM

Blogger gulnaz said...

wow, that is fantastic!! my computer doesnt have sound, so am unable to hear music but i hv read jaxe's lyrics and i reallllly like them!
its fantastic that you should get back to your interests! so happy for you and its fantastic too that you should hook up so with someone from here. :)

3:46 AM

Blogger Jane said...

Neel - thanks for your sporatic and somehow constant attention :) ... I have read your blog a couple of times but always felt intimidated by the amount of comments/people who seem to be reading it! (You and Stella need a bigger club house ;)

Music my first love - it is what actually got me into poetry, David Bowie to be exact and Hunky Dory (which remains my favorite album). To be honest I feel that Babyshambles is seriously lacking - I discovered the Libertines almost a year ago and wish I had found out about them earlier I think most of Pete's stunning work was with Carl, unfortunately they were breaking up when I found out about them and naturally I have moved on to Babyshambles in hopes of filling the void that the Lib's break up created. I don't think the band is helping Pete's potential at all if you can judge by any of their singles (Fuck Forever just came out last week, an immature sound). If you get a chance For Lovers is I believe to be one of his best since the Libertines (Pete collaborated with someone different on that - Wolfman?)... The Doors remain my ultimate favorite though - I guess I just have a thing for destroyed poets.

If you are ever in LA you should check out the highschool band scene (embarassing haha), there are many up and comers that are not bad, many with potential talent and my two favorites have EP's out. (one band I am a shameless band-aid to)

Any way - enough about Peter - sorry about that, he is my favorite to wax poetic about ;)

Good luck with your music I look forward to the upcoming posts

4:08 AM

Blogger Neel said...

natasha, we cant wait to hear it either. the really funny thing is jaxe hasnt even heard my voice, he may think i suck!

ray ray, you gotta get out of there! im all over it, can you play like david sanborn? bowie's a sax player. bring it on man!

gulnaz, you should have a headphone jack on the back of your computer (some are on the front where your soundcard is fitted all computers have them). just plug a pair of headphones in and you can listen away!

jane, no need to be indimidated. i left you a big long response to your comment. it sounds like we have a lot in common. im a huge bowie fan! i love hunky dory but im partial to ziggy stardust, actually its hard to pick, i like so many.

4:43 AM

Blogger preetishere said...

hi...nothing much to say...not a music buff...but would love to hear your songs...a great person with a great voice??:):)

4:44 AM

Blogger Carrie said...

i think we tagged the shit out of it....huh? don't ask...now then...you drank gasoline and got hit by a truck? oooohhh...poor baby....you'll need a nurse to mend those wounds....allright already...bring on the dancing horses and the tunes....oh wait...that is a tune....am I talking in Spanglish here or what? Tu comprende??

7:48 AM

Blogger Carrie said...

ok i tagged u for real...for a blog tag...but u rn't obliged to do it...only if u feel like it....or u cud always just email me your answers if u so choose, or just str8t up tell me to buzz off...i can handle it. ciao.

8:07 AM

Blogger gusgreeper said...

can't wait!!! sounds RAD.

and when it comes to the gi-tar i play about as good as linda mccartney did...


2:56 PM

Blogger Her Daddy's Eyes said...

Great blog! I'll have to come 'round more often!
Thanks for visiting mine!


7:46 PM

Blogger Neel said...

Preeti, not a music buff? Well, I hope you like my voice. I am hoping to have something posted next week.

Hi Mitz, love your Spanglai. Not sure what answers you mean.

Corrina, I didnt know she played the guitar, I knew she played keyboards, but I'm sure thats probably the joke. Im a little slow you see.

Eyes, thanks! i dig your blog too! You look a litte like Lisa Marie Presley in that photo.

10:36 PM

Blogger Her Daddy's Eyes said...

That is so funny that you say that! People tell me that ALL the time, ever since I was a little girl! :)

And thank you kindly for your comment today. :)


11:54 AM

Blogger mermaid said...

I will be waiting...

8:48 PM

Blogger iamnasra said...




6:19 AM

Blogger Sarah said...

it's like The Postal Service they added tracks via e-mail from between Seattle & San Francisco (i think).

look forward to hearing it!

12:35 PM

Blogger Neel said...

Eyes, I am surprised, because often photos can distort the way a person looks. I'm glad you liked my comment.

Mermaid, where have you been? Its coming soon.

Hi Nasra, I'm not trying to become famous, although I may have in the past. We just do this for fun. Dont worry, Ill keep you in the loop.

Sarah, I didnt know the Postal Service had done that, but quite a few bands have now. I have a friend that is working on the Shaggy DA soundtrack (yes Disney cant seem to come up with anything new!) he sends tracks back and forth between here and LA all the time.

2:42 PM

Blogger Natasha said...

hey i noticed you guys got a sax player now. have you though of adding a singer, im purrty sexy.

2:38 AM

Blogger Natasha said...

hey i noticed you guys got a sax player now. have you though of adding a singer, im purrty sexy.

2:38 AM

Blogger Natasha said...

im thinking a clingy white camisol, some cool hot pants and some really sexy knee high boots!

2:40 AM

Blogger Vidhi said...

hey neel...u seem to be a multi-faceted personality! i love music too...but havent gone ne further than just listening to it! :( i loved the guitar since i heard Give In To Me by Michael Jackson...but my inner desire is to be able to play the violin some day!

5:26 AM

Blogger Carrie said...

oh Neel, i tagged u a week ago...but i don't hold it in high regard, i know u r a busy bee....bzzzzz....have a great weekend...i'm off tomorrow AND monday....da da da da da, i'm lovin it!

8:44 AM

Blogger Lorena said...

look forward to listening to this music!! :)

1:30 PM

Blogger Neel said...

Tasha, send a tape, everyone is welcome. The outfit sounds sexy.

Vidhi, multi-facited, schitzophrenic, somthing like that. The violin is a beautiful instrument, I love string sections.

Mitz, i am such an idiot, I thought you meant you tagged me when you left a comment. I finally looked through your blog and found what you were talking about, not really sure how I missed it before. You fool us all by saying you wont be blogging then you post like 3 entries in one day, I think thats it, well that my answer and I'm sticking to it!

Lorena, I hope we get it ready for you soon, having a little technical difficulty.

2:08 PM

Blogger Amie said...

it'll be way cool to hear your music. looking forward to it.

8:43 PM

Blogger Neel said...

UPDATE... NEWS FLASH! OKAY, I HAVE DECIDED TO POST THIS HERE! The per!son who inspired "The Perfect Kiss" post and knows "bad kisser" has come forth. Check her out at:

12:36 AM

Blogger Neel said...

Oh Amie I didnt mean to miss you out there. I hope the music is cool, and you do like it.

1:00 AM

Blogger Baobhan Sith said...

just popping in...

5:36 AM

Blogger Jaxe said...

Hey Neel! What is happening, West Coast? Just checking in before the long weekend (Thank God!) LOL, I recognize the address of the link you posted... Muwahahhahaaaaa. I'm not going to say anything, but her initials are DeeM !

I'm outta here. Email me this weekend if you have any moments of *clarity* (and no more drinking gasoline!)



1:50 PM

Blogger sasfdasfdljkfksdjkfjsd said...

hey come by and hear me play :P

take it easy!

7:21 AM

Blogger Natasha said...

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1:07 PM

Blogger Natasha said...

i know im one to talk but im just waiting 4 ur next p0st.

1:08 PM

Blogger Pallavi said...

Please do and I shall be looking forward to it..

6:17 AM

Blogger Baobhan Sith said...

I just love blogging..ya know?

7:20 PM

Blogger Neel said...

Boahban, I will pop over next.

Jaxe, i think it should be our mission to keep Deem on her toes. She's the greatest though, even if you do like to fight her.

Ray Ray, I checked it out. Have you ever played in any bands?

Natasha, thanks for getting me moving, its up now.

Pallavi, I hope you like it.

BS, me too. Well, at least most of the time. I suffer from burnouts, then fall behind and later have to get caught up.

4:05 AM

Blogger allison said...

very cool but i already consider you a celebrity! you have the "million dollar smile"

3:50 PM


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