Biography

Hey, there. I'm David Bowles, an educator, 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 Malpaís became available as well.

Most of my songs are created using midi interfaces, though I occasionally throw in some live guitar and a virtual drum machine. In composing songs, I research 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 1557
-SG2-A Demoness Smothers Twilight Beauty World Mar 16, 2007 1543
-SG3-Turned to Cloud and Rain World Mar 18, 2007 1632
-SG4-Exiled World Mar 25, 2007 1587
-SG5-Return to the City of the Moon World Oct 19, 2007 1038
-SG6-Emperor Reizei World Oct 31, 2007 1299
2S2S5S-1-Musashi and the Zen Monk World Mar 18, 2006 2269
2S2S5S-2-Lonely Otsu World Mar 7, 2006 2167
2S2S5S-3-He is My Son World Mar 10, 2006 3050
2S2S5S-4-The Drying Pole World Mar 16, 2006 4623
2S2S5S-5-Earth Sphere World Apr 6, 2006 1958
2S2S5S-6-Water Sphere World Apr 7, 2006 2645
2S2S5S-7-Fire Sphere World May 26, 2006 1714
2S2S5S-8-Wind Sphere World Apr 24, 2006 2217
2S2S5S-9-Emptiness Sphere World Mar 30, 2006 3240
>Andromache's Prayer Classical Aug 31, 2006 1997
>Ballad of the Boo Hag Blues Sep 3, 2006 8855
>Revenant of Our Love Rock Oct 21, 2007 936
Bare 1-Bare Alternative Jan 11, 2009 1981
Bare 2-Daddy Done Gone Away Explicit Blues Jan 3, 2009 2402
Bare 3-Like Stars in the Heavens Alternative May 6, 2009 1861
Bare 4-A New Messiah Dies Alternative Oct 10, 2010 999
Bare 5-Marigolds Electronica Jan 13, 2013 833
Bare 6-If I Said You Were Sexy Pop Oct 17, 2010 2034
Blue: Alpha Squad Battles L'ermandá World Nov 14, 2009 926
Blue: Bereft Other Dec 30, 2011 669
Blue: Beyond the Oort Cloud Electronica Mar 16, 2007 1678
Blue: Divine Monsters Classical Dec 22, 2011 517
Blue: Fenestration Electronica Oct 10, 2007 1066
Blue: Jitsu Classical Aug 3, 2008 1078
Blue: Massacre at the Temple Alternative Aug 13, 2008 983
Blue: Osculation Electronica Jul 25, 2008 1242
Blue: Pursuit Across the Desert World Oct 11, 2008 983
Blue: Station City Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1230
Blue: Tana and the Blue Fairy Childrens Dec 25, 2011 700
Blue: The Haunting of Konrau Beserra Other Nov 14, 2009 1169
Blue: The Oracle Other Dec 23, 2011 726
Collaboration- X in Da Club Collab Hip Hop/Rap Feb 1, 2007 2557
Collaboration-Barsoom Lounge Collab Electronica Jul 5, 2006 3053
Collaboration-Eldritch Bacchanal Collab World Aug 15, 2006 2579
Collaboration-Gates of Ivory, Gates of Horn Collab Alternative Jan 8, 2007 4161
Collaboration-Himalayan Trance Collab World Jul 27, 2006 2506
Collaboration-Monsoon Collab Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1210
Collaboration-Ronin Collab World Jun 25, 2006 2009
Collaboration-Something in You Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 24, 2007 1985
Cover-Charlie Brown Christmas Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1757
Cover-China Girl Rock Jul 4, 2007 1711
Cover-El cielo o Las Vegas Rock Sep 17, 2006 3225
Cover-Jumpin' Jack Flash Rock Aug 22, 2006 2555
Cover-Just a Closer Walk with Thee Collab Spiritual/Gospel Apr 25, 2006 3255
Cover-Let's Dance Rock Jun 24, 2007 2223
Cover-Roxanne Rock Feb 18, 2007 4704
Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird) Folk Feb 14, 2006 2211
Cover—Once in a Lifetime Alternative Aug 5, 2007 2017
Discarded Ramayana: Rama's Sandals on the Throne World Oct 17, 2006 3034
Dolphin Dreams (2013) World Dec 7, 2013 1520
Electronica: Fate is Spinning Electronica Apr 25, 2008 1627
Electronica: Xenelasia Electronica Feb 15, 2007 1569
Green: Lost Forest Children World May 4, 2006 1699
Pulp-1-Lady Greystoke World Jun 11, 2006 2346
Pulp-2-Cimmerian Steel World Jun 7, 2006 1926
Pulp-3-Armageddon 2419 Electronica Jun 15, 2006 2045
Pulp-4-Solomon Kane Wields the Voodoo Staff New Age Jun 20, 2006 3258
Pulp-5-The Mountains of Madness Other Jul 9, 2006 1626
Pulp-6-Incomparable Classical Jul 30, 2006 1682
PZBS: Cuckoo Electronica Mar 5, 2007 1386
PZBS: Egoist Anthem Rock May 7, 2007 1857
PZBS: Mary's Room Funk Aug 12, 2007 1856
PZBS: Pathophage Alternative Feb 18, 2007 2279
PZBS: Silhouetted Against You Alternative Jan 21, 2007 1654
PZBS: Sphinx at Thebes Metal Apr 1, 2007 2023
Ramayana 1: Four Sons World Nov 4, 2008 1620
Ramayana 2: Spells and Weapons World Oct 23, 2010 2289
Ramayana 3: The Broken Bow Classical Nov 5, 2010 5616
Ramayana 4: Bitter Boons World Nov 6, 2010 5597
Ramayana 5: Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul World Mar 28, 2006 1686
Ramayana 6: Peace in the Vindhya Hills World Aug 27, 2007 1300
Ramayana 7: His Sandals Wait Before the Throne World Nov 12, 2010 4131
Ramayana 8: Surpanakha's Lament Collab World Jul 14, 2006 6948
Ramayana 9: Rama Slays the Dandaka Army Metal Aug 27, 2007 1611
Ramayana-10: Sita's Abduction Metal Sep 25, 2007 3386
Ramayana-11: Ravana's Palace World Oct 20, 2008 8082
Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha World Oct 22, 2006 4845
Ramayana-14: Building the Bridge to Lanka Collab World May 22, 2006 7292
Ramayana-15: Battling the Demon Hordes Industrial Oct 15, 2006 2045
Ramayana-16: Vibhishana's Choice World Oct 30, 2010 4485
Ramayana-17: Indrajit Falls Metal Oct 20, 2008 3568
Ramayana-20: Sita in Exile World Oct 8, 2006 5236
Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament) World Jan 13, 2006 2624
Red-A Moment of Joy Inspirational Oct 10, 2007 1038
Red-Kaseijin Electronica May 12, 2006 1451
Red: Icebergs in the Hellas Sea Electronica Apr 8, 2007 1436
Red: On the Massif World Nov 27, 2009 1000
Sheol Electronica Jan 9, 2013 516
The Black Dog Spoken Word Nov 14, 2011 576
Tonantzin Classical Dec 30, 2012 922
VGR-1-Sunday Afternoon Latin May 28, 2006 1331
VGR-2-Another Sunday Afternoon World May 28, 2006 1576
VGR-3-The Indescribable Joy of Being a Dad World Feb 22, 2006 1556
VGR-4-Dolphin Dreams Inspirational Jul 4, 2006 2055
VGR-5-Ghosts of Guerrero Viejo Latin Jul 18, 2006 5442
VGR-6-South Padre Sunset Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 9, 2006 1567
VGR-7-The River Hip Hop/Rap Nov 9, 2007 1217

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
2nd Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other May 8, 2006 3500
And Dream Of Sheep Rock Sep 10, 2006 2293
Blinx Floats Dance Sep 28, 2006 1923
Blue Electronica Jan 14, 2007 2363
Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other Mar 22, 2006 3446
Cadavre Exquis Group A Preview Other Mar 11, 2006 3694
DAVID LYNCH remix (electro) Electronica Dec 30, 2007 1848
Ezekiel's Vision Electronica Sep 8, 2006 2227
I'm Free (Chinese Whispers 3) Alternative Jan 18, 2007 1590
Iceblink Luck Alternative Aug 6, 2006 2842
Imagine Rock Mar 12, 2006 2833
In Charlene's Garden Electronica May 22, 2006 1853
Journey to China World Mar 28, 2006 3331
New York State Of Mind Rock Apr 16, 2006 3390
Of Horses and Windmills World Jul 16, 2006 1899
Paisley Butterfly Rock Nov 28, 2006 1626
trance................ Inspirational Jul 30, 2006 2091
Under Pressure Rock Jul 27, 2014 1159

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Same Ol' Same Ol' AceNoface [+1] Rock 1785
"JOJOs" Who feels the rain jibes [+1] Rock 2420
"THE MESSAGE" FINAL MIX :) SoulSurvivor [+1] Inspirational 3832
(Another) Prologue dodo World 1640
(Latin) Hungry Heart Dyl [+3] Latin 5015
(Look at Me) I'm a Star Boris_the_Bull Folk 2110
(Morning's Romance and Lucid Dreams) Homebrand Electronica 2669
081005_Emma's talk Bashibuzuk Childrens 1741
15 Weeks (HTB) becwil Other 2756
9/11/01 MCP Classical 4766
A Billion Lightyears Away _mason_ [+1] Folk 3402
A Captain's Christmas herrsolera Holiday 2790
A Christmas Cradle herrsolera Holiday 2829
A Cuppa cures All DoreenY Spoken Word 1871
A Different Day DigitalGreyOrchestra [+1] Electronica 3183
A little leaf MIR [+1] Electronica 2435
A Million-Two Boris_the_Bull Folk 2248
A Night In Tunisia enicholsIC [+2] Jazz 4096
A Path to Follow ( A Father's Day Song) mfwmiles Ambient 1214
A Penny For Your Thoughts Joanna Jazz 4650
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3186
A TIME IN OUR FUTURE Bampot Electronica 2237
Abundant Display (ADE) becwil Other 2245
ADIOS RAMZAR [+2] World 3709
Adjuration MCP Classical 1707
aFTERtHEsUMMArAIN RiGee Inspirational 1819
Ahora Me Arrastro (Mexican Stereotype) etgilles [+1] Latin 7180
Alcoholic etgilles Rock 1931
All This Time (with vocal) DaveM [+1] Rock 2580
Almost a Hummingbird enkibumbu World 1498
Amphetamine (Theremin & Tambourine) Dyl [+2] Rock 3653
anarchy in the USSR ponkey Folk 1761
And Dream Of Sheep etgilles [+1] Rock 2293
And Know the Place for the First Time MCP Classical 14276
ANGEL Bampot [+3] Ambient 3073
Angie's Song imadesentana Pop 1895
Another Gin & Tonic UncletupeloFan [+2] Folk 4134
Antikytherian Device (remix) DavidAndre World 2389
Asim, Where's My Deer? _ enkibumbu [+1] World 1109
Aubrey's Song SoulSurvivor New Age 9145
Awakening eurostrike Classical 3206
Baby It's Cold Outside Wallace_Landreth [+2] Jazz 6873
Back to the Roots (They Call me California) Baboon [+1] Blues 3842
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dyl Blues 4503
Ballerine en Bleu Boris_the_Bull Folk 1842
Baltar's secret, Laura's vision jblend Electronica 2348
Baltic Sky ( Instrumental ) MayBeHorizon Other 2330
BBF:08 scramble, a song about Matsumoto ponkey Electronica 2809
BEAUTIFUL DAY(the end of the world song) mediadad Rock 5361
Berlin, 1989 MCP Classical 1939
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