a bird

“A BIRD” (click below these words on the little arrow thingy)

eh…this was one of those weeks. i’m not gonna spend much time dogging my own composition, but this one ain’ exactly the mona lisa of songwriting. 🙂




sort of a three parter. the main electro-groove happens at the top, and again at the end as a more deviously minor version. section two is essentially a synth solo, which i did often a few years ago on sessions for “black gloves”, a collection i never released. i do love playing with synth sounds and improvizing ‘sound solos’ with ’em. it’s always suprising to see what sounds happen as you tweak nobs. section three is the accoustic guitar/drums bit. it’s so different musically, that i wanted to make the instrumentation completely different too.

i had some real trouble in mix land with this one, but if anyone else wants to take a stab at it, let me know. 🙂


i will soon release two remixes of “laughter carries far” made my Neil Arsently and Steve Niketopoulos. STAY TUNED! they’re great.

thanks for listening, as always. and happy independence day. 🙂


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10 Responses to “a bird”

  1. Mama Steiny Says:

    Jonathan, this is totally fun and unexpected. For me it holds together because I was prepared for it not to hold together. I’m not much for synthesizers but you used this minimally which made it not overwhelming and the whole piece was so varied, fun and unexpected. As usual, you make me smile. I love the acoustic section, of course.


  2. jon steinmeier Says:

    nice! thanks ma. i guess i should give disclaimers more often. 🙂

  3. jim Says:

    Hahahaha! Super fun, man. What else can you really say? Cool driving feeling going on the whole way through. The dialogue at the beginning really “takes you”… somewhere. Somewhere nice.

  4. jon steinmeier Says:

    ha! thanks jim. yeah, i’m happy you felt like you went somewhere. 🙂

    to a magical place i hope.

  5. jim Says:

    Crystal mountains, handivoric birds… only the most magical. I’m assuming the characters here are flying too, right?

  6. jon steinmeier Says:

    oh, well, they weren’t. but they are now!!

  7. Neil Says:

    Dude, this is totally fun. You should make a YouTube cartoon to go with it. Or maybe I should.

  8. jon steinmeier Says:

    MAYBE I WILL! or, maybe you should. 🙂

    thanks man.

  9. Jim Says:

    The acoustic section is totally rad. Best part.

  10. jon steinmeier Says:

    thanks jim!

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