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 1511
-SG2-A Demoness Smothers Twilight Beauty World Mar 16, 2007 1470
-SG3-Turned to Cloud and Rain World Mar 18, 2007 1554
-SG4-Exiled World Mar 25, 2007 1486
-SG5-Return to the City of the Moon World Oct 19, 2007 976
-SG6-Emperor Reizei World Oct 31, 2007 1219
2S2S5S-1-Musashi and the Zen Monk World Mar 18, 2006 2178
2S2S5S-2-Lonely Otsu World Mar 7, 2006 2042
2S2S5S-3-He is My Son World Mar 10, 2006 2911
2S2S5S-4-The Drying Pole World Mar 16, 2006 4485
2S2S5S-5-Earth Sphere World Apr 6, 2006 1898
2S2S5S-6-Water Sphere World Apr 7, 2006 2496
2S2S5S-7-Fire Sphere World May 26, 2006 1646
2S2S5S-8-Wind Sphere World Apr 24, 2006 2132
2S2S5S-9-Emptiness Sphere World Mar 30, 2006 3174
>Andromache's Prayer Classical Aug 31, 2006 1913
>Ballad of the Boo Hag Blues Sep 3, 2006 8604
>Revenant of Our Love Rock Oct 21, 2007 892
Bare 1-Bare Alternative Jan 11, 2009 1885
Bare 2-Daddy Done Gone Away Explicit Blues Jan 3, 2009 2256
Bare 3-Like Stars in the Heavens Alternative May 6, 2009 1774
Bare 4-A New Messiah Dies Alternative Oct 10, 2010 952
Bare 5-Marigolds Electronica Jan 13, 2013 760
Bare 6-If I Said You Were Sexy Pop Oct 17, 2010 1955
Blue: Alpha Squad Battles L'ermandá World Nov 14, 2009 874
Blue: Bereft Other Dec 30, 2011 610
Blue: Beyond the Oort Cloud Electronica Mar 16, 2007 1633
Blue: Divine Monsters Classical Dec 22, 2011 470
Blue: Fenestration Electronica Oct 10, 2007 1024
Blue: Jitsu Classical Aug 3, 2008 1028
Blue: Massacre at the Temple Alternative Aug 13, 2008 944
Blue: Osculation Electronica Jul 25, 2008 1198
Blue: Pursuit Across the Desert World Oct 11, 2008 934
Blue: Station City Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1165
Blue: Tana and the Blue Fairy Childrens Dec 25, 2011 629
Blue: The Haunting of Konrau Beserra Other Nov 14, 2009 1119
Blue: The Oracle Other Dec 23, 2011 683
Collaboration- X in Da Club Collab Hip Hop/Rap Feb 1, 2007 2447
Collaboration-Barsoom Lounge Collab Electronica Jul 5, 2006 2929
Collaboration-Eldritch Bacchanal Collab World Aug 15, 2006 2456
Collaboration-Gates of Ivory, Gates of Horn Collab Alternative Jan 8, 2007 3996
Collaboration-Himalayan Trance Collab World Jul 27, 2006 2435
Collaboration-Monsoon Collab Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1157
Collaboration-Ronin Collab World Jun 25, 2006 1925
Collaboration-Something in You Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 24, 2007 1921
Cover-Charlie Brown Christmas Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1723
Cover-China Girl Rock Jul 4, 2007 1646
Cover-El cielo o Las Vegas Rock Sep 17, 2006 3137
Cover-Jumpin' Jack Flash Rock Aug 22, 2006 2490
Cover-Just a Closer Walk with Thee Collab Spiritual/Gospel Apr 25, 2006 3196
Cover-Let's Dance Rock Jun 24, 2007 2139
Cover-Roxanne Rock Feb 18, 2007 4564
Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird) Folk Feb 14, 2006 2137
Cover—Once in a Lifetime Alternative Aug 5, 2007 1949
Discarded Ramayana: Rama's Sandals on the Throne World Oct 17, 2006 2975
Dolphin Dreams (2013) World Dec 7, 2013 1325
Electronica: Fate is Spinning Electronica Apr 25, 2008 1554
Electronica: Xenelasia Electronica Feb 15, 2007 1496
Green: Lost Forest Children World May 4, 2006 1623
Pulp-1-Lady Greystoke World Jun 11, 2006 2281
Pulp-2-Cimmerian Steel World Jun 7, 2006 1814
Pulp-3-Armageddon 2419 Electronica Jun 15, 2006 1912
Pulp-4-Solomon Kane Wields the Voodoo Staff New Age Jun 20, 2006 3185
Pulp-5-The Mountains of Madness Other Jul 9, 2006 1559
Pulp-6-Incomparable Classical Jul 30, 2006 1618
PZBS: Cuckoo Electronica Mar 5, 2007 1342
PZBS: Egoist Anthem Rock May 7, 2007 1793
PZBS: Mary's Room Funk Aug 12, 2007 1767
PZBS: Pathophage Alternative Feb 18, 2007 2228
PZBS: Silhouetted Against You Alternative Jan 21, 2007 1579
PZBS: Sphinx at Thebes Metal Apr 1, 2007 1924
Ramayana 1: Four Sons World Nov 4, 2008 1542
Ramayana 2: Spells and Weapons World Oct 23, 2010 2240
Ramayana 3: The Broken Bow Classical Nov 5, 2010 5486
Ramayana 4: Bitter Boons World Nov 6, 2010 5444
Ramayana 5: Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul World Mar 28, 2006 1594
Ramayana 6: Peace in the Vindhya Hills World Aug 27, 2007 1240
Ramayana 7: His Sandals Wait Before the Throne World Nov 12, 2010 3995
Ramayana 8: Surpanakha's Lament Collab World Jul 14, 2006 6871
Ramayana 9: Rama Slays the Dandaka Army Metal Aug 27, 2007 1556
Ramayana-10: Sita's Abduction Metal Sep 25, 2007 3287
Ramayana-11: Ravana's Palace World Oct 20, 2008 7955
Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha World Oct 22, 2006 4715
Ramayana-14: Building the Bridge to Lanka Collab World May 22, 2006 7118
Ramayana-15: Battling the Demon Hordes Industrial Oct 15, 2006 1959
Ramayana-16: Vibhishana's Choice World Oct 30, 2010 4361
Ramayana-17: Indrajit Falls Metal Oct 20, 2008 3410
Ramayana-20: Sita in Exile World Oct 8, 2006 5166
Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament) World Jan 13, 2006 2529
Red-A Moment of Joy Inspirational Oct 10, 2007 986
Red-Kaseijin Electronica May 12, 2006 1389
Red: Icebergs in the Hellas Sea Electronica Apr 8, 2007 1354
Red: On the Massif World Nov 27, 2009 953
Sheol Electronica Jan 9, 2013 454
The Black Dog Spoken Word Nov 14, 2011 528
Tonantzin Classical Dec 30, 2012 840
VGR-1-Sunday Afternoon Latin May 28, 2006 1268
VGR-2-Another Sunday Afternoon World May 28, 2006 1526
VGR-3-The Indescribable Joy of Being a Dad World Feb 22, 2006 1503
VGR-4-Dolphin Dreams Inspirational Jul 4, 2006 1994
VGR-5-Ghosts of Guerrero Viejo Latin Jul 18, 2006 5369
VGR-6-South Padre Sunset Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 9, 2006 1504
VGR-7-The River Hip Hop/Rap Nov 9, 2007 1154

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
2nd Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other May 8, 2006 3414
And Dream Of Sheep Rock Sep 10, 2006 2202
Blinx Floats Dance Sep 28, 2006 1864
Blue Electronica Jan 14, 2007 2272
Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other Mar 22, 2006 3364
Cadavre Exquis Group A Preview Other Mar 11, 2006 3607
DAVID LYNCH remix (electro) Electronica Dec 30, 2007 1773
Ezekiel's Vision Electronica Sep 8, 2006 2174
I'm Free (Chinese Whispers 3) Alternative Jan 18, 2007 1532
Iceblink Luck Alternative Aug 6, 2006 2740
iCompilations I Other May 17, 2006 7854
Imagine Rock Mar 12, 2006 2657
In Charlene's Garden Electronica May 22, 2006 1772
Journey to China World Mar 28, 2006 3235
New York State Of Mind Rock Apr 16, 2006 3322
Of Horses and Windmills World Jul 16, 2006 1846
Paisley Butterfly Rock Nov 28, 2006 1514
trance................ Inspirational Jul 30, 2006 1999
Under Pressure Rock Jul 27, 2014 1034

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Same Ol' Same Ol' AceNoface [+1] Rock 1714
"JOJOs" Who feels the rain jibes [+1] Rock 2354
"THE MESSAGE" FINAL MIX :) SoulSurvivor [+1] Inspirational 3732
(Another) Prologue dodo World 1586
(Latin) Hungry Heart Dyl [+3] Latin 4762
(Look at Me) I'm a Star Boris_the_Bull Folk 2029
(Morning's Romance and Lucid Dreams) Homebrand Electronica 2597
081005_Emma's talk Bashibuzuk Childrens 1685
15 Weeks (HTB) becwil Other 2597
9/11/01 MCP Classical 4473
A Billion Lightyears Away _mason_ [+1] Folk 3290
A Captain's Christmas herrsolera Holiday 2688
A Christmas Cradle herrsolera Holiday 2743
A Cuppa cures All DoreenY Spoken Word 1796
A Different Day DigitalGreyOrchestra [+1] Electronica 3103
A little leaf MIR [+1] Electronica 2333
A Million-Two Boris_the_Bull Folk 2187
A Night In Tunisia enicholsIC [+2] Jazz 3945
A Path to Follow ( A Father's Day Song) mfwmiles Ambient 1161
A Penny For Your Thoughts Joanna Jazz 4434
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3082
A TIME IN OUR FUTURE Bampot Electronica 2167
Abundant Display (ADE) becwil Other 2126
ADIOS RAMZAR [+2] World 3572
Adjuration MCP Classical 1654
aFTERtHEsUMMArAIN RiGee Inspirational 1701
Ahora Me Arrastro (Mexican Stereotype) etgilles [+1] Latin 7052
Alcoholic etgilles Rock 1865
All This Time (with vocal) DaveM [+1] Rock 2507
Almost a Hummingbird enkibumbu World 1420
Amphetamine (Theremin & Tambourine) Dyl [+2] Rock 3503
anarchy in the USSR ponkey Folk 1701
And Dream Of Sheep etgilles [+1] Rock 2202
And Know the Place for the First Time MCP Classical 14093
ANGEL Bampot [+3] Ambient 2943
Angie's Song imadesentana Pop 1801
Another Gin & Tonic UncletupeloFan [+2] Folk 4052
Antikytherian Device (remix) DavidAndre World 2205
Asim, Where's My Deer? _ enkibumbu [+1] World 1061
Aubrey's Song SoulSurvivor New Age 8940
Awakening eurostrike Classical 3112
Baby It's Cold Outside Wallace_Landreth [+2] Jazz 6665
Back to the Roots (They Call me California) Baboon [+1] Blues 3742
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dyl Blues 4255
Ballerine en Bleu Boris_the_Bull Folk 1786
Baltar's secret, Laura's vision jblend Electronica 2282
Baltic Sky ( Instrumental ) MayBeHorizon Other 2233
BBF:08 scramble, a song about Matsumoto ponkey Electronica 2676
BEAUTIFUL DAY(the end of the world song) mediadad Rock 5286
Berlin, 1989 MCP Classical 1836
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