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 1585
-SG2-A Demoness Smothers Twilight Beauty World Mar 16, 2007 1564
-SG3-Turned to Cloud and Rain World Mar 18, 2007 1647
-SG4-Exiled World Mar 25, 2007 1619
-SG5-Return to the City of the Moon World Oct 19, 2007 1060
-SG6-Emperor Reizei World Oct 31, 2007 1321
2S2S5S-1-Musashi and the Zen Monk World Mar 18, 2006 2300
2S2S5S-2-Lonely Otsu World Mar 7, 2006 2223
2S2S5S-3-He is My Son World Mar 10, 2006 3094
2S2S5S-4-The Drying Pole World Mar 16, 2006 4670
2S2S5S-5-Earth Sphere World Apr 6, 2006 1985
2S2S5S-6-Water Sphere World Apr 7, 2006 2700
2S2S5S-7-Fire Sphere World May 26, 2006 1747
2S2S5S-8-Wind Sphere World Apr 24, 2006 2252
2S2S5S-9-Emptiness Sphere World Mar 30, 2006 3276
>Andromache's Prayer Classical Aug 31, 2006 2033
>Ballad of the Boo Hag Blues Sep 3, 2006 8939
>Revenant of Our Love Rock Oct 21, 2007 951
Bare 1-Bare Alternative Jan 11, 2009 2024
Bare 2-Daddy Done Gone Away Explicit Blues Jan 3, 2009 2452
Bare 3-Like Stars in the Heavens Alternative May 6, 2009 1893
Bare 4-A New Messiah Dies Alternative Oct 10, 2010 1040
Bare 5-Marigolds Electronica Jan 13, 2013 854
Bare 6-If I Said You Were Sexy Pop Oct 17, 2010 2072
Blue: Alpha Squad Battles L'ermandá World Nov 14, 2009 962
Blue: Bereft Other Dec 30, 2011 702
Blue: Beyond the Oort Cloud Electronica Mar 16, 2007 1702
Blue: Divine Monsters Classical Dec 22, 2011 540
Blue: Fenestration Electronica Oct 10, 2007 1100
Blue: Jitsu Classical Aug 3, 2008 1106
Blue: Massacre at the Temple Alternative Aug 13, 2008 1006
Blue: Osculation Electronica Jul 25, 2008 1267
Blue: Pursuit Across the Desert World Oct 11, 2008 1001
Blue: Station City Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1257
Blue: Tana and the Blue Fairy Childrens Dec 25, 2011 730
Blue: The Haunting of Konrau Beserra Other Nov 14, 2009 1189
Blue: The Oracle Other Dec 23, 2011 749
Collaboration- X in Da Club Collab Hip Hop/Rap Feb 1, 2007 2588
Collaboration-Barsoom Lounge Collab Electronica Jul 5, 2006 3082
Collaboration-Eldritch Bacchanal Collab World Aug 15, 2006 2632
Collaboration-Gates of Ivory, Gates of Horn Collab Alternative Jan 8, 2007 4239
Collaboration-Himalayan Trance Collab World Jul 27, 2006 2549
Collaboration-Monsoon Collab Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1229
Collaboration-Ronin Collab World Jun 25, 2006 2032
Collaboration-Something in You Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 24, 2007 2020
Cover-Charlie Brown Christmas Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1777
Cover-China Girl Rock Jul 4, 2007 1743
Cover-El cielo o Las Vegas Rock Sep 17, 2006 3304
Cover-Jumpin' Jack Flash Rock Aug 22, 2006 2583
Cover-Just a Closer Walk with Thee Collab Spiritual/Gospel Apr 25, 2006 3297
Cover-Let's Dance Rock Jun 24, 2007 2262
Cover-Roxanne Rock Feb 18, 2007 4760
Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird) Folk Feb 14, 2006 2253
Cover—Once in a Lifetime Alternative Aug 5, 2007 2034
Discarded Ramayana: Rama's Sandals on the Throne World Oct 17, 2006 3071
Dolphin Dreams (2013) World Dec 7, 2013 1572
Electronica: Fate is Spinning Electronica Apr 25, 2008 1654
Electronica: Xenelasia Electronica Feb 15, 2007 1604
Green: Lost Forest Children World May 4, 2006 1735
Pulp-1-Lady Greystoke World Jun 11, 2006 2375
Pulp-2-Cimmerian Steel World Jun 7, 2006 1968
Pulp-3-Armageddon 2419 Electronica Jun 15, 2006 2077
Pulp-4-Solomon Kane Wields the Voodoo Staff New Age Jun 20, 2006 3297
Pulp-5-The Mountains of Madness Other Jul 9, 2006 1665
Pulp-6-Incomparable Classical Jul 30, 2006 1712
PZBS: Cuckoo Electronica Mar 5, 2007 1414
PZBS: Egoist Anthem Rock May 7, 2007 1889
PZBS: Mary's Room Funk Aug 12, 2007 1890
PZBS: Pathophage Alternative Feb 18, 2007 2302
PZBS: Silhouetted Against You Alternative Jan 21, 2007 1693
PZBS: Sphinx at Thebes Metal Apr 1, 2007 2062
Ramayana 1: Four Sons World Nov 4, 2008 1639
Ramayana 2: Spells and Weapons World Oct 23, 2010 2323
Ramayana 3: The Broken Bow Classical Nov 5, 2010 5685
Ramayana 4: Bitter Boons World Nov 6, 2010 5665
Ramayana 5: Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul World Mar 28, 2006 1726
Ramayana 6: Peace in the Vindhya Hills World Aug 27, 2007 1318
Ramayana 7: His Sandals Wait Before the Throne World Nov 12, 2010 4195
Ramayana 8: Surpanakha's Lament Collab World Jul 14, 2006 6998
Ramayana 9: Rama Slays the Dandaka Army Metal Aug 27, 2007 1647
Ramayana-10: Sita's Abduction Metal Sep 25, 2007 3430
Ramayana-11: Ravana's Palace World Oct 20, 2008 8147
Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha World Oct 22, 2006 4911
Ramayana-14: Building the Bridge to Lanka Collab World May 22, 2006 7356
Ramayana-15: Battling the Demon Hordes Industrial Oct 15, 2006 2078
Ramayana-16: Vibhishana's Choice World Oct 30, 2010 4543
Ramayana-17: Indrajit Falls Metal Oct 20, 2008 3644
Ramayana-20: Sita in Exile World Oct 8, 2006 5269
Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament) World Jan 13, 2006 2669
Red-A Moment of Joy Inspirational Oct 10, 2007 1060
Red-Kaseijin Electronica May 12, 2006 1472
Red: Icebergs in the Hellas Sea Electronica Apr 8, 2007 1470
Red: On the Massif World Nov 27, 2009 1024
Sheol Electronica Jan 9, 2013 541
The Black Dog Spoken Word Nov 14, 2011 597
Tonantzin Classical Dec 30, 2012 952
VGR-1-Sunday Afternoon Latin May 28, 2006 1360
VGR-2-Another Sunday Afternoon World May 28, 2006 1596
VGR-3-The Indescribable Joy of Being a Dad World Feb 22, 2006 1579
VGR-4-Dolphin Dreams Inspirational Jul 4, 2006 2080
VGR-5-Ghosts of Guerrero Viejo Latin Jul 18, 2006 5484
VGR-6-South Padre Sunset Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 9, 2006 1587
VGR-7-The River Hip Hop/Rap Nov 9, 2007 1245

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
2nd Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other May 8, 2006 3531
And Dream Of Sheep Rock Sep 10, 2006 2335
Blinx Floats Dance Sep 28, 2006 1950
Blue Electronica Jan 14, 2007 2414
Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other Mar 22, 2006 3469
Cadavre Exquis Group A Preview Other Mar 11, 2006 3720
DAVID LYNCH remix (electro) Electronica Dec 30, 2007 1876
Ezekiel's Vision Electronica Sep 8, 2006 2248
I'm Free (Chinese Whispers 3) Alternative Jan 18, 2007 1610
Iceblink Luck Alternative Aug 6, 2006 2888
Imagine Rock Mar 12, 2006 2893
In Charlene's Garden Electronica May 22, 2006 1875
Journey to China World Mar 28, 2006 3369
New York State Of Mind Rock Apr 16, 2006 3426
Of Horses and Windmills World Jul 16, 2006 1925
Paisley Butterfly Rock Nov 28, 2006 1668
trance................ Inspirational Jul 30, 2006 2130
Under Pressure Rock Jul 27, 2014 1201

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Same Ol' Same Ol' AceNoface [+1] Rock 1816
"JOJOs" Who feels the rain jibes [+1] Rock 2450
"THE MESSAGE" FINAL MIX :) SoulSurvivor [+1] Inspirational 3866
(Another) Prologue dodo World 1665
(Latin) Hungry Heart Dyl [+3] Latin 5094
(Look at Me) I'm a Star Boris_the_Bull Folk 2143
(Morning's Romance and Lucid Dreams) Homebrand Electronica 2720
081005_Emma's talk Bashibuzuk Childrens 1768
15 Weeks (HTB) becwil Other 2829
9/11/01 MCP Classical 4875
A Billion Lightyears Away _mason_ [+1] Folk 3444
A Captain's Christmas herrsolera Holiday 2850
A Christmas Cradle herrsolera Holiday 2882
A Cuppa cures All DoreenY Spoken Word 1903
A Different Day DigitalGreyOrchestra [+1] Electronica 3230
A little leaf MIR [+1] Electronica 2462
A Million-Two Boris_the_Bull Folk 2267
A Night In Tunisia enicholsIC [+2] Jazz 4163
A Path to Follow ( A Father's Day Song) mfwmiles Ambient 1236
A Penny For Your Thoughts Joanna Jazz 4718
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3233
A TIME IN OUR FUTURE Bampot Electronica 2258
Abundant Display (ADE) becwil Other 2305
ADIOS RAMZAR [+2] World 3780
Adjuration MCP Classical 1730
aFTERtHEsUMMArAIN RiGee Inspirational 1843
Ahora Me Arrastro (Mexican Stereotype) etgilles [+1] Latin 7222
Alcoholic etgilles Rock 1957
All This Time (with vocal) DaveM [+1] Rock 2603
Almost a Hummingbird enkibumbu World 1543
Amphetamine (Theremin & Tambourine) Dyl [+2] Rock 3717
anarchy in the USSR ponkey Folk 1783
And Dream Of Sheep etgilles [+1] Rock 2335
And Know the Place for the First Time MCP Classical 14327
ANGEL Bampot [+3] Ambient 3126
Angie's Song imadesentana Pop 1936
Another Gin & Tonic UncletupeloFan [+2] Folk 4166
Antikytherian Device (remix) DavidAndre World 2462
Asim, Where's My Deer? _ enkibumbu [+1] World 1136
Aubrey's Song SoulSurvivor New Age 9227
Awakening eurostrike Classical 3238
Baby It's Cold Outside Wallace_Landreth [+2] Jazz 6920
Back to the Roots (They Call me California) Baboon [+1] Blues 3892
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dyl Blues 4598
Ballerine en Bleu Boris_the_Bull Folk 1867
Baltar's secret, Laura's vision jblend Electronica 2371
Baltic Sky ( Instrumental ) MayBeHorizon Other 2369
BBF:08 scramble, a song about Matsumoto ponkey Electronica 2865
BEAUTIFUL DAY(the end of the world song) mediadad Rock 5378
Berlin, 1989 MCP Classical 1979
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