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 1540
-SG2-A Demoness Smothers Twilight Beauty World Mar 16, 2007 1519
-SG3-Turned to Cloud and Rain World Mar 18, 2007 1612
-SG4-Exiled World Mar 25, 2007 1561
-SG5-Return to the City of the Moon World Oct 19, 2007 1021
-SG6-Emperor Reizei World Oct 31, 2007 1274
2S2S5S-1-Musashi and the Zen Monk World Mar 18, 2006 2243
2S2S5S-2-Lonely Otsu World Mar 7, 2006 2129
2S2S5S-3-He is My Son World Mar 10, 2006 3031
2S2S5S-4-The Drying Pole World Mar 16, 2006 4582
2S2S5S-5-Earth Sphere World Apr 6, 2006 1940
2S2S5S-6-Water Sphere World Apr 7, 2006 2599
2S2S5S-7-Fire Sphere World May 26, 2006 1693
2S2S5S-8-Wind Sphere World Apr 24, 2006 2195
2S2S5S-9-Emptiness Sphere World Mar 30, 2006 3216
>Andromache's Prayer Classical Aug 31, 2006 1971
>Ballad of the Boo Hag Blues Sep 3, 2006 8770
>Revenant of Our Love Rock Oct 21, 2007 922
Bare 1-Bare Alternative Jan 11, 2009 1949
Bare 2-Daddy Done Gone Away Explicit Blues Jan 3, 2009 2355
Bare 3-Like Stars in the Heavens Alternative May 6, 2009 1830
Bare 4-A New Messiah Dies Alternative Oct 10, 2010 979
Bare 5-Marigolds Electronica Jan 13, 2013 809
Bare 6-If I Said You Were Sexy Pop Oct 17, 2010 2008
Blue: Alpha Squad Battles L'ermandá World Nov 14, 2009 906
Blue: Bereft Other Dec 30, 2011 657
Blue: Beyond the Oort Cloud Electronica Mar 16, 2007 1662
Blue: Divine Monsters Classical Dec 22, 2011 505
Blue: Fenestration Electronica Oct 10, 2007 1049
Blue: Jitsu Classical Aug 3, 2008 1058
Blue: Massacre at the Temple Alternative Aug 13, 2008 972
Blue: Osculation Electronica Jul 25, 2008 1227
Blue: Pursuit Across the Desert World Oct 11, 2008 969
Blue: Station City Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1203
Blue: Tana and the Blue Fairy Childrens Dec 25, 2011 679
Blue: The Haunting of Konrau Beserra Other Nov 14, 2009 1154
Blue: The Oracle Other Dec 23, 2011 712
Collaboration- X in Da Club Collab Hip Hop/Rap Feb 1, 2007 2530
Collaboration-Barsoom Lounge Collab Electronica Jul 5, 2006 3019
Collaboration-Eldritch Bacchanal Collab World Aug 15, 2006 2552
Collaboration-Gates of Ivory, Gates of Horn Collab Alternative Jan 8, 2007 4113
Collaboration-Himalayan Trance Collab World Jul 27, 2006 2487
Collaboration-Monsoon Collab Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1191
Collaboration-Ronin Collab World Jun 25, 2006 1983
Collaboration-Something in You Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 24, 2007 1964
Cover-Charlie Brown Christmas Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1748
Cover-China Girl Rock Jul 4, 2007 1694
Cover-El cielo o Las Vegas Rock Sep 17, 2006 3193
Cover-Jumpin' Jack Flash Rock Aug 22, 2006 2532
Cover-Just a Closer Walk with Thee Collab Spiritual/Gospel Apr 25, 2006 3242
Cover-Let's Dance Rock Jun 24, 2007 2202
Cover-Roxanne Rock Feb 18, 2007 4666
Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird) Folk Feb 14, 2006 2195
Cover—Once in a Lifetime Alternative Aug 5, 2007 1998
Discarded Ramayana: Rama's Sandals on the Throne World Oct 17, 2006 3027
Dolphin Dreams (2013) World Dec 7, 2013 1448
Electronica: Fate is Spinning Electronica Apr 25, 2008 1614
Electronica: Xenelasia Electronica Feb 15, 2007 1553
Green: Lost Forest Children World May 4, 2006 1683
Pulp-1-Lady Greystoke World Jun 11, 2006 2327
Pulp-2-Cimmerian Steel World Jun 7, 2006 1890
Pulp-3-Armageddon 2419 Electronica Jun 15, 2006 2004
Pulp-4-Solomon Kane Wields the Voodoo Staff New Age Jun 20, 2006 3244
Pulp-5-The Mountains of Madness Other Jul 9, 2006 1607
Pulp-6-Incomparable Classical Jul 30, 2006 1661
PZBS: Cuckoo Electronica Mar 5, 2007 1373
PZBS: Egoist Anthem Rock May 7, 2007 1840
PZBS: Mary's Room Funk Aug 12, 2007 1833
PZBS: Pathophage Alternative Feb 18, 2007 2261
PZBS: Silhouetted Against You Alternative Jan 21, 2007 1631
PZBS: Sphinx at Thebes Metal Apr 1, 2007 1988
Ramayana 1: Four Sons World Nov 4, 2008 1595
Ramayana 2: Spells and Weapons World Oct 23, 2010 2280
Ramayana 3: The Broken Bow Classical Nov 5, 2010 5575
Ramayana 4: Bitter Boons World Nov 6, 2010 5555
Ramayana 5: Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul World Mar 28, 2006 1662
Ramayana 6: Peace in the Vindhya Hills World Aug 27, 2007 1279
Ramayana 7: His Sandals Wait Before the Throne World Nov 12, 2010 4076
Ramayana 8: Surpanakha's Lament Collab World Jul 14, 2006 6927
Ramayana 9: Rama Slays the Dandaka Army Metal Aug 27, 2007 1597
Ramayana-10: Sita's Abduction Metal Sep 25, 2007 3359
Ramayana-11: Ravana's Palace World Oct 20, 2008 8056
Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha World Oct 22, 2006 4807
Ramayana-14: Building the Bridge to Lanka Collab World May 22, 2006 7243
Ramayana-15: Battling the Demon Hordes Industrial Oct 15, 2006 2026
Ramayana-16: Vibhishana's Choice World Oct 30, 2010 4452
Ramayana-17: Indrajit Falls Metal Oct 20, 2008 3544
Ramayana-20: Sita in Exile World Oct 8, 2006 5223
Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament) World Jan 13, 2006 2601
Red-A Moment of Joy Inspirational Oct 10, 2007 1018
Red-Kaseijin Electronica May 12, 2006 1434
Red: Icebergs in the Hellas Sea Electronica Apr 8, 2007 1409
Red: On the Massif World Nov 27, 2009 983
Sheol Electronica Jan 9, 2013 500
The Black Dog Spoken Word Nov 14, 2011 563
Tonantzin Classical Dec 30, 2012 896
VGR-1-Sunday Afternoon Latin May 28, 2006 1318
VGR-2-Another Sunday Afternoon World May 28, 2006 1559
VGR-3-The Indescribable Joy of Being a Dad World Feb 22, 2006 1543
VGR-4-Dolphin Dreams Inspirational Jul 4, 2006 2041
VGR-5-Ghosts of Guerrero Viejo Latin Jul 18, 2006 5426
VGR-6-South Padre Sunset Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 9, 2006 1550
VGR-7-The River Hip Hop/Rap Nov 9, 2007 1192

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
2nd Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other May 8, 2006 3485
And Dream Of Sheep Rock Sep 10, 2006 2260
Blinx Floats Dance Sep 28, 2006 1912
Blue Electronica Jan 14, 2007 2340
Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other Mar 22, 2006 3423
Cadavre Exquis Group A Preview Other Mar 11, 2006 3671
DAVID LYNCH remix (electro) Electronica Dec 30, 2007 1828
Ezekiel's Vision Electronica Sep 8, 2006 2212
I'm Free (Chinese Whispers 3) Alternative Jan 18, 2007 1582
Iceblink Luck Alternative Aug 6, 2006 2825
Imagine Rock Mar 12, 2006 2765
In Charlene's Garden Electronica May 22, 2006 1823
Journey to China World Mar 28, 2006 3308
New York State Of Mind Rock Apr 16, 2006 3368
Of Horses and Windmills World Jul 16, 2006 1890
Paisley Butterfly Rock Nov 28, 2006 1585
trance................ Inspirational Jul 30, 2006 2064
Under Pressure Rock Jul 27, 2014 1126

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Same Ol' Same Ol' AceNoface [+1] Rock 1771
"JOJOs" Who feels the rain jibes [+1] Rock 2395
"THE MESSAGE" FINAL MIX :) SoulSurvivor [+1] Inspirational 3806
(Another) Prologue dodo World 1624
(Latin) Hungry Heart Dyl [+3] Latin 4931
(Look at Me) I'm a Star Boris_the_Bull Folk 2085
(Morning's Romance and Lucid Dreams) Homebrand Electronica 2642
081005_Emma's talk Bashibuzuk Childrens 1722
15 Weeks (HTB) becwil Other 2707
9/11/01 MCP Classical 4660
A Billion Lightyears Away _mason_ [+1] Folk 3376
A Captain's Christmas herrsolera Holiday 2760
A Christmas Cradle herrsolera Holiday 2803
A Cuppa cures All DoreenY Spoken Word 1845
A Different Day DigitalGreyOrchestra [+1] Electronica 3159
A little leaf MIR [+1] Electronica 2413
A Million-Two Boris_the_Bull Folk 2230
A Night In Tunisia enicholsIC [+2] Jazz 4046
A Path to Follow ( A Father's Day Song) mfwmiles Ambient 1196
A Penny For Your Thoughts Joanna Jazz 4583
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3158
A TIME IN OUR FUTURE Bampot Electronica 2218
Abundant Display (ADE) becwil Other 2209
ADIOS RAMZAR [+2] World 3672
Adjuration MCP Classical 1690
aFTERtHEsUMMArAIN RiGee Inspirational 1779
Ahora Me Arrastro (Mexican Stereotype) etgilles [+1] Latin 7145
Alcoholic etgilles Rock 1911
All This Time (with vocal) DaveM [+1] Rock 2559
Almost a Hummingbird enkibumbu World 1484
Amphetamine (Theremin & Tambourine) Dyl [+2] Rock 3611
anarchy in the USSR ponkey Folk 1747
And Dream Of Sheep etgilles [+1] Rock 2260
And Know the Place for the First Time MCP Classical 14222
ANGEL Bampot [+3] Ambient 3036
Angie's Song imadesentana Pop 1862
Another Gin & Tonic UncletupeloFan [+2] Folk 4114
Antikytherian Device (remix) DavidAndre World 2327
Asim, Where's My Deer? _ enkibumbu [+1] World 1093
Aubrey's Song SoulSurvivor New Age 9083
Awakening eurostrike Classical 3186
Baby It's Cold Outside Wallace_Landreth [+2] Jazz 6810
Back to the Roots (They Call me California) Baboon [+1] Blues 3819
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dyl Blues 4419
Ballerine en Bleu Boris_the_Bull Folk 1817
Baltar's secret, Laura's vision jblend Electronica 2336
Baltic Sky ( Instrumental ) MayBeHorizon Other 2303
BBF:08 scramble, a song about Matsumoto ponkey Electronica 2776
BEAUTIFUL DAY(the end of the world song) mediadad Rock 5346
Berlin, 1989 MCP Classical 1906
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