Lou Reed Was My Babysitter (first draft)Listen now (3 min) | I played this song a time or two on The Tweedy Show so some of you may be familiar. Anyway, the excellent new Todd Haynes Velvet U…
Every Step (demo)Listen now (4 min) | I met this absolute unit on a hike near Seattle. Came pretty close to stepping on this obstinate little roadhog. Which reminds me.…
Ice Cream (1st draft)Listen now (3 min) | I wrote this on New Years Day 2021. When I first saw you You said I was cool Enough to be Ice cream You melted me On the floor I a…
Peaceful Dream (demo)Listen now (3 min) | This is a "guide" recording I did on my phone to show Mavis the song I'd written for her to sing. I was Mavis's plus one when she …
Jeff's Bedroom Recordings – 1980's
Kamera (solo acoustic) Listen now (2 min) | We tried this song approximately one million different ways when recording Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Here's how it sounds without all …
Teenage "Teenage Fanclub" Fan ClubListen now (4 min) | In what I believe might have been Teenage Fanclub’s first ever U.S. performance, they opened up for Uncle Tupelo in Philadelphia. …
Pieholden Suite (solo acoustic)Listen now (3 min) | Found this one on the old hard drive. I believe the original title was “I Apologize (Again and Again and Again...)". There's a whi…
PittsburghListen now (5 min) | This track has been around for awhile. Started on it about six years ago. Andy Shauf came by the studio a few years later and play…
Stray Cats in Spain (Tiger Prints) (1st draft)Listen now | This song is 100% true. My first real concert was seeing The Stray Cats at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis, back when it was still a small…
Ambulance (Too Fast to be Sad) (1st draft)Listen now (3 min) | This is the kind of song that feels like it came from somewhere else. Came out almost fully formed, like a story I was reminded of.
Over 30 Below (1st draft)Listen now (3 min) | This is a statue I came across walking around Kansas City, Missouri yesterday. It's called "Pioneer Mother" or "Abducted Uterus" o…