Biography

Hey, there. I'm David Bowles, a poet, translator, writer and musician from the southernmost tip of Texas. My musical training started when I began taking piano lessons at age 7, and over the years I have variously been taught or learned on my own to play keyboards, drums, bass and guitar; I've also been singing in front of people since I could speak (even won some shiny medals in HS choir... whoa, now you REALLY have to check my music out, heh). I have been making original music for 20+ years, beginning with a rock band in the late 80s called New Citizens, then moving on to cover groups that played in local bars, and (after a loooong hiatus) finally independently working on music using Garage Band. In January of 2007 I independently released my first album, This Insubstantial Pageant, through iTunes and other Internet music sites. The following year came my sophomore effort, Philosophical Zombie. In 2011 Malpais became available as well. Those albums and others are available for free at www.davidbowles.us/music

Most of my songs were created using midi interfaces, though I occasionally would throw in some live guitar and a virtual drum machine. In composing songs, I researched Middle Eastern, Japanese, Latino and African rhythms and melodies, trying to find inspiration to create original pieces with a universal, timeless feel that fits my love of classical world literature.

Feel free to visit www.davidbowles.us or e-mail me at bowlesdo@gmail.com

Blog rss

Web page December 31, 2012
I try to lure you to my web page.
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Busy, busy, busy November 29, 2011
I explain why I've not been making much music lately.
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Exciting News about My Novels December 13, 2010
In addition to negotiating a contract for my short story collection, The Black Dog and Other Stories, which will on shelves in the spring, I am also happy to report the publishing of my first science fiction novel.
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My Third Album Drops 12/14/10 November 19, 2010
After two years, I'm finally releasing Malpais.
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Possible Titles for Gita Tracks November 10, 2010
There are 18 "teachings" in the Bhagavad Gita; tradition has given them names, and these have been translated variously into English.
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
-SG1-Shining Prince World Mar 25, 2007 1609
-SG2-A Demoness Smothers Twilight Beauty World Mar 16, 2007 1576
-SG3-Turned to Cloud and Rain World Mar 18, 2007 1658
-SG4-Exiled World Mar 25, 2007 1639
-SG5-Return to the City of the Moon World Oct 19, 2007 1075
-SG6-Emperor Reizei World Oct 31, 2007 1337
2S2S5S-1-Musashi and the Zen Monk World Mar 18, 2006 2317
2S2S5S-2-Lonely Otsu World Mar 7, 2006 2266
2S2S5S-3-He is My Son World Mar 10, 2006 3123
2S2S5S-4-The Drying Pole World Mar 16, 2006 4704
2S2S5S-5-Earth Sphere World Apr 6, 2006 1997
2S2S5S-6-Water Sphere World Apr 7, 2006 2739
2S2S5S-7-Fire Sphere World May 26, 2006 1770
2S2S5S-8-Wind Sphere World Apr 24, 2006 2273
2S2S5S-9-Emptiness Sphere World Mar 30, 2006 3296
>Andromache's Prayer Classical Aug 31, 2006 2058
>Ballad of the Boo Hag Blues Sep 3, 2006 9009
>Revenant of Our Love Rock Oct 21, 2007 963
Bare 1-Bare Alternative Jan 11, 2009 2057
Bare 2-Daddy Done Gone Away Explicit Blues Jan 3, 2009 2485
Bare 3-Like Stars in the Heavens Alternative May 6, 2009 1900
Bare 4-A New Messiah Dies Alternative Oct 10, 2010 1057
Bare 5-Marigolds Electronica Jan 13, 2013 865
Bare 6-If I Said You Were Sexy Pop Oct 17, 2010 2099
Blue: Alpha Squad Battles L'ermandá World Nov 14, 2009 970
Blue: Bereft Other Dec 30, 2011 716
Blue: Beyond the Oort Cloud Electronica Mar 16, 2007 1713
Blue: Divine Monsters Classical Dec 22, 2011 554
Blue: Fenestration Electronica Oct 10, 2007 1108
Blue: Jitsu Classical Aug 3, 2008 1121
Blue: Massacre at the Temple Alternative Aug 13, 2008 1012
Blue: Osculation Electronica Jul 25, 2008 1281
Blue: Pursuit Across the Desert World Oct 11, 2008 1023
Blue: Station City Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1272
Blue: Tana and the Blue Fairy Childrens Dec 25, 2011 744
Blue: The Haunting of Konrau Beserra Other Nov 14, 2009 1195
Blue: The Oracle Other Dec 23, 2011 759
Collaboration- X in Da Club Collab Hip Hop/Rap Feb 1, 2007 2604
Collaboration-Barsoom Lounge Collab Electronica Jul 5, 2006 3113
Collaboration-Eldritch Bacchanal Collab World Aug 15, 2006 2658
Collaboration-Gates of Ivory, Gates of Horn Collab Alternative Jan 8, 2007 4289
Collaboration-Himalayan Trance Collab World Jul 27, 2006 2570
Collaboration-Monsoon Collab Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1239
Collaboration-Ronin Collab World Jun 25, 2006 2050
Collaboration-Something in You Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 24, 2007 2042
Cover-Charlie Brown Christmas Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1790
Cover-China Girl Rock Jul 4, 2007 1756
Cover-El cielo o Las Vegas Rock Sep 17, 2006 3337
Cover-Jumpin' Jack Flash Rock Aug 22, 2006 2601
Cover-Just a Closer Walk with Thee Collab Spiritual/Gospel Apr 25, 2006 3328
Cover-Let's Dance Rock Jun 24, 2007 2283
Cover-Roxanne Rock Feb 18, 2007 4796
Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird) Folk Feb 14, 2006 2286
Cover—Once in a Lifetime Alternative Aug 5, 2007 2048
Discarded Ramayana: Rama's Sandals on the Throne World Oct 17, 2006 3079
Dolphin Dreams (2013) World Dec 7, 2013 1606
Electronica: Fate is Spinning Electronica Apr 25, 2008 1668
Electronica: Xenelasia Electronica Feb 15, 2007 1620
Green: Lost Forest Children World May 4, 2006 1751
Pulp-1-Lady Greystoke World Jun 11, 2006 2396
Pulp-2-Cimmerian Steel World Jun 7, 2006 1995
Pulp-3-Armageddon 2419 Electronica Jun 15, 2006 2096
Pulp-4-Solomon Kane Wields the Voodoo Staff New Age Jun 20, 2006 3332
Pulp-5-The Mountains of Madness Other Jul 9, 2006 1687
Pulp-6-Incomparable Classical Jul 30, 2006 1724
PZBS: Cuckoo Electronica Mar 5, 2007 1424
PZBS: Egoist Anthem Rock May 7, 2007 1901
PZBS: Mary's Room Funk Aug 12, 2007 1922
PZBS: Pathophage Alternative Feb 18, 2007 2321
PZBS: Silhouetted Against You Alternative Jan 21, 2007 1718
PZBS: Sphinx at Thebes Metal Apr 1, 2007 2112
Ramayana 1: Four Sons World Nov 4, 2008 1654
Ramayana 2: Spells and Weapons World Oct 23, 2010 2337
Ramayana 3: The Broken Bow Classical Nov 5, 2010 5723
Ramayana 4: Bitter Boons World Nov 6, 2010 5713
Ramayana 5: Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul World Mar 28, 2006 1739
Ramayana 6: Peace in the Vindhya Hills World Aug 27, 2007 1343
Ramayana 7: His Sandals Wait Before the Throne World Nov 12, 2010 4230
Ramayana 8: Surpanakha's Lament Collab World Jul 14, 2006 7016
Ramayana 9: Rama Slays the Dandaka Army Metal Aug 27, 2007 1659
Ramayana-10: Sita's Abduction Metal Sep 25, 2007 3463
Ramayana-11: Ravana's Palace World Oct 20, 2008 8180
Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha World Oct 22, 2006 4967
Ramayana-14: Building the Bridge to Lanka Collab World May 22, 2006 7406
Ramayana-15: Battling the Demon Hordes Industrial Oct 15, 2006 2097
Ramayana-16: Vibhishana's Choice World Oct 30, 2010 4573
Ramayana-17: Indrajit Falls Metal Oct 20, 2008 3698
Ramayana-20: Sita in Exile World Oct 8, 2006 5286
Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament) World Jan 13, 2006 2695
Red-A Moment of Joy Inspirational Oct 10, 2007 1077
Red-Kaseijin Electronica May 12, 2006 1492
Red: Icebergs in the Hellas Sea Electronica Apr 8, 2007 1498
Red: On the Massif World Nov 27, 2009 1033
Sheol Electronica Jan 9, 2013 552
The Black Dog Spoken Word Nov 14, 2011 604
Tonantzin Classical Dec 30, 2012 973
VGR-1-Sunday Afternoon Latin May 28, 2006 1367
VGR-2-Another Sunday Afternoon World May 28, 2006 1610
VGR-3-The Indescribable Joy of Being a Dad World Feb 22, 2006 1587
VGR-4-Dolphin Dreams Inspirational Jul 4, 2006 2088
VGR-5-Ghosts of Guerrero Viejo Latin Jul 18, 2006 5499
VGR-6-South Padre Sunset Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 9, 2006 1594
VGR-7-The River Hip Hop/Rap Nov 9, 2007 1260

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
2nd Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other May 8, 2006 3551
And Dream Of Sheep Rock Sep 10, 2006 2379
Blinx Floats Dance Sep 28, 2006 1964
Blue Electronica Jan 14, 2007 2438
Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other Mar 22, 2006 3494
Cadavre Exquis Group A Preview Other Mar 11, 2006 3737
DAVID LYNCH remix (electro) Electronica Dec 30, 2007 1891
Ezekiel's Vision Electronica Sep 8, 2006 2267
I'm Free (Chinese Whispers 3) Alternative Jan 18, 2007 1624
Iceblink Luck Alternative Aug 6, 2006 2912
Imagine Rock Mar 12, 2006 2944
In Charlene's Garden Electronica May 22, 2006 1898
Journey to China World Mar 28, 2006 3406
New York State Of Mind Rock Apr 16, 2006 3439
Of Horses and Windmills World Jul 16, 2006 1941
Paisley Butterfly Rock Nov 28, 2006 1694
trance................ Inspirational Jul 30, 2006 2148
Under Pressure Rock Jul 27, 2014 1225

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Same Ol' Same Ol' AceNoface [+1] Rock 1833
"JOJOs" Who feels the rain jibes [+1] Rock 2466
"THE MESSAGE" FINAL MIX :) SoulSurvivor [+1] Inspirational 3884
(Another) Prologue dodo World 1679
(Latin) Hungry Heart Dyl [+3] Latin 5175
(Look at Me) I'm a Star Boris_the_Bull Folk 2169
(Morning's Romance and Lucid Dreams) Homebrand Electronica 2790
081005_Emma's talk Bashibuzuk Childrens 1783
15 Weeks (HTB) becwil Other 2884
9/11/01 MCP Classical 4960
A Billion Lightyears Away _mason_ [+1] Folk 3514
A Captain's Christmas herrsolera Holiday 2887
A Christmas Cradle herrsolera Holiday 2915
A Cuppa cures All DoreenY Spoken Word 1921
A Different Day DigitalGreyOrchestra [+1] Electronica 3254
A little leaf MIR [+1] Electronica 2489
A Million-Two Boris_the_Bull Folk 2281
A Night In Tunisia enicholsIC [+2] Jazz 4231
A Path to Follow ( A Father's Day Song) mfwmiles Ambient 1262
A Penny For Your Thoughts Joanna Jazz 4791
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3276
A TIME IN OUR FUTURE Bampot Electronica 2280
Abundant Display (ADE) becwil Other 2346
ADIOS RAMZAR [+2] World 3833
Adjuration MCP Classical 1743
aFTERtHEsUMMArAIN RiGee Inspirational 1864
Ahora Me Arrastro (Mexican Stereotype) etgilles [+1] Latin 7244
Alcoholic etgilles Rock 1981
All This Time (with vocal) DaveM [+1] Rock 2618
Almost a Hummingbird enkibumbu World 1564
Amphetamine (Theremin & Tambourine) Dyl [+2] Rock 3770
anarchy in the USSR ponkey Folk 1794
And Dream Of Sheep etgilles [+1] Rock 2379
And Know the Place for the First Time MCP Classical 14368
ANGEL Bampot [+3] Ambient 3156
Angie's Song imadesentana Pop 1972
Another Gin & Tonic UncletupeloFan [+2] Folk 4183
Antikytherian Device (remix) DavidAndre World 2504
Asim, Where's My Deer? _ enkibumbu [+1] World 1151
Aubrey's Song SoulSurvivor New Age 9280
Awakening eurostrike Classical 3256
Baby It's Cold Outside Wallace_Landreth [+2] Jazz 6981
Back to the Roots (They Call me California) Baboon [+1] Blues 3935
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dyl Blues 4662
Ballerine en Bleu Boris_the_Bull Folk 1872
Baltar's secret, Laura's vision jblend Electronica 2388
Baltic Sky ( Instrumental ) MayBeHorizon Other 2408
BBF:08 scramble, a song about Matsumoto ponkey Electronica 2914
BEAUTIFUL DAY(the end of the world song) mediadad Rock 5391
Berlin, 1989 MCP Classical 2008
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