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 1548
-SG2-A Demoness Smothers Twilight Beauty World Mar 16, 2007 1530
-SG3-Turned to Cloud and Rain World Mar 18, 2007 1621
-SG4-Exiled World Mar 25, 2007 1572
-SG5-Return to the City of the Moon World Oct 19, 2007 1031
-SG6-Emperor Reizei World Oct 31, 2007 1287
2S2S5S-1-Musashi and the Zen Monk World Mar 18, 2006 2253
2S2S5S-2-Lonely Otsu World Mar 7, 2006 2147
2S2S5S-3-He is My Son World Mar 10, 2006 3040
2S2S5S-4-The Drying Pole World Mar 16, 2006 4603
2S2S5S-5-Earth Sphere World Apr 6, 2006 1948
2S2S5S-6-Water Sphere World Apr 7, 2006 2617
2S2S5S-7-Fire Sphere World May 26, 2006 1703
2S2S5S-8-Wind Sphere World Apr 24, 2006 2206
2S2S5S-9-Emptiness Sphere World Mar 30, 2006 3223
>Andromache's Prayer Classical Aug 31, 2006 1983
>Ballad of the Boo Hag Blues Sep 3, 2006 8816
>Revenant of Our Love Rock Oct 21, 2007 929
Bare 1-Bare Alternative Jan 11, 2009 1969
Bare 2-Daddy Done Gone Away Explicit Blues Jan 3, 2009 2377
Bare 3-Like Stars in the Heavens Alternative May 6, 2009 1839
Bare 4-A New Messiah Dies Alternative Oct 10, 2010 986
Bare 5-Marigolds Electronica Jan 13, 2013 820
Bare 6-If I Said You Were Sexy Pop Oct 17, 2010 2024
Blue: Alpha Squad Battles L'ermandá World Nov 14, 2009 921
Blue: Bereft Other Dec 30, 2011 665
Blue: Beyond the Oort Cloud Electronica Mar 16, 2007 1672
Blue: Divine Monsters Classical Dec 22, 2011 510
Blue: Fenestration Electronica Oct 10, 2007 1060
Blue: Jitsu Classical Aug 3, 2008 1073
Blue: Massacre at the Temple Alternative Aug 13, 2008 980
Blue: Osculation Electronica Jul 25, 2008 1233
Blue: Pursuit Across the Desert World Oct 11, 2008 976
Blue: Station City Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1220
Blue: Tana and the Blue Fairy Childrens Dec 25, 2011 692
Blue: The Haunting of Konrau Beserra Other Nov 14, 2009 1160
Blue: The Oracle Other Dec 23, 2011 720
Collaboration- X in Da Club Collab Hip Hop/Rap Feb 1, 2007 2548
Collaboration-Barsoom Lounge Collab Electronica Jul 5, 2006 3038
Collaboration-Eldritch Bacchanal Collab World Aug 15, 2006 2563
Collaboration-Gates of Ivory, Gates of Horn Collab Alternative Jan 8, 2007 4133
Collaboration-Himalayan Trance Collab World Jul 27, 2006 2495
Collaboration-Monsoon Collab Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1200
Collaboration-Ronin Collab World Jun 25, 2006 1999
Collaboration-Something in You Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 24, 2007 1982
Cover-Charlie Brown Christmas Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1753
Cover-China Girl Rock Jul 4, 2007 1705
Cover-El cielo o Las Vegas Rock Sep 17, 2006 3209
Cover-Jumpin' Jack Flash Rock Aug 22, 2006 2545
Cover-Just a Closer Walk with Thee Collab Spiritual/Gospel Apr 25, 2006 3248
Cover-Let's Dance Rock Jun 24, 2007 2212
Cover-Roxanne Rock Feb 18, 2007 4686
Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird) Folk Feb 14, 2006 2202
Cover—Once in a Lifetime Alternative Aug 5, 2007 2008
Discarded Ramayana: Rama's Sandals on the Throne World Oct 17, 2006 3030
Dolphin Dreams (2013) World Dec 7, 2013 1474
Electronica: Fate is Spinning Electronica Apr 25, 2008 1620
Electronica: Xenelasia Electronica Feb 15, 2007 1564
Green: Lost Forest Children World May 4, 2006 1689
Pulp-1-Lady Greystoke World Jun 11, 2006 2337
Pulp-2-Cimmerian Steel World Jun 7, 2006 1908
Pulp-3-Armageddon 2419 Electronica Jun 15, 2006 2020
Pulp-4-Solomon Kane Wields the Voodoo Staff New Age Jun 20, 2006 3251
Pulp-5-The Mountains of Madness Other Jul 9, 2006 1615
Pulp-6-Incomparable Classical Jul 30, 2006 1676
PZBS: Cuckoo Electronica Mar 5, 2007 1383
PZBS: Egoist Anthem Rock May 7, 2007 1848
PZBS: Mary's Room Funk Aug 12, 2007 1846
PZBS: Pathophage Alternative Feb 18, 2007 2267
PZBS: Silhouetted Against You Alternative Jan 21, 2007 1645
PZBS: Sphinx at Thebes Metal Apr 1, 2007 2016
Ramayana 1: Four Sons World Nov 4, 2008 1605
Ramayana 2: Spells and Weapons World Oct 23, 2010 2286
Ramayana 3: The Broken Bow Classical Nov 5, 2010 5592
Ramayana 4: Bitter Boons World Nov 6, 2010 5577
Ramayana 5: Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul World Mar 28, 2006 1675
Ramayana 6: Peace in the Vindhya Hills World Aug 27, 2007 1286
Ramayana 7: His Sandals Wait Before the Throne World Nov 12, 2010 4110
Ramayana 8: Surpanakha's Lament Collab World Jul 14, 2006 6940
Ramayana 9: Rama Slays the Dandaka Army Metal Aug 27, 2007 1602
Ramayana-10: Sita's Abduction Metal Sep 25, 2007 3370
Ramayana-11: Ravana's Palace World Oct 20, 2008 8067
Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha World Oct 22, 2006 4828
Ramayana-14: Building the Bridge to Lanka Collab World May 22, 2006 7267
Ramayana-15: Battling the Demon Hordes Industrial Oct 15, 2006 2042
Ramayana-16: Vibhishana's Choice World Oct 30, 2010 4467
Ramayana-17: Indrajit Falls Metal Oct 20, 2008 3555
Ramayana-20: Sita in Exile World Oct 8, 2006 5231
Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament) World Jan 13, 2006 2608
Red-A Moment of Joy Inspirational Oct 10, 2007 1032
Red-Kaseijin Electronica May 12, 2006 1445
Red: Icebergs in the Hellas Sea Electronica Apr 8, 2007 1422
Red: On the Massif World Nov 27, 2009 992
Sheol Electronica Jan 9, 2013 507
The Black Dog Spoken Word Nov 14, 2011 571
Tonantzin Classical Dec 30, 2012 906
VGR-1-Sunday Afternoon Latin May 28, 2006 1324
VGR-2-Another Sunday Afternoon World May 28, 2006 1567
VGR-3-The Indescribable Joy of Being a Dad World Feb 22, 2006 1550
VGR-4-Dolphin Dreams Inspirational Jul 4, 2006 2048
VGR-5-Ghosts of Guerrero Viejo Latin Jul 18, 2006 5434
VGR-6-South Padre Sunset Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 9, 2006 1556
VGR-7-The River Hip Hop/Rap Nov 9, 2007 1203

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
2nd Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other May 8, 2006 3492
And Dream Of Sheep Rock Sep 10, 2006 2272
Blinx Floats Dance Sep 28, 2006 1915
Blue Electronica Jan 14, 2007 2349
Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other Mar 22, 2006 3434
Cadavre Exquis Group A Preview Other Mar 11, 2006 3680
DAVID LYNCH remix (electro) Electronica Dec 30, 2007 1841
Ezekiel's Vision Electronica Sep 8, 2006 2220
I'm Free (Chinese Whispers 3) Alternative Jan 18, 2007 1586
Iceblink Luck Alternative Aug 6, 2006 2832
Imagine Rock Mar 12, 2006 2792
In Charlene's Garden Electronica May 22, 2006 1836
Journey to China World Mar 28, 2006 3319
New York State Of Mind Rock Apr 16, 2006 3381
Of Horses and Windmills World Jul 16, 2006 1896
Paisley Butterfly Rock Nov 28, 2006 1607
trance................ Inspirational Jul 30, 2006 2078
Under Pressure Rock Jul 27, 2014 1142

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Same Ol' Same Ol' AceNoface [+1] Rock 1777
"JOJOs" Who feels the rain jibes [+1] Rock 2403
"THE MESSAGE" FINAL MIX :) SoulSurvivor [+1] Inspirational 3822
(Another) Prologue dodo World 1630
(Latin) Hungry Heart Dyl [+3] Latin 4966
(Look at Me) I'm a Star Boris_the_Bull Folk 2094
(Morning's Romance and Lucid Dreams) Homebrand Electronica 2651
081005_Emma's talk Bashibuzuk Childrens 1733
15 Weeks (HTB) becwil Other 2731
9/11/01 MCP Classical 4703
A Billion Lightyears Away _mason_ [+1] Folk 3388
A Captain's Christmas herrsolera Holiday 2770
A Christmas Cradle herrsolera Holiday 2817
A Cuppa cures All DoreenY Spoken Word 1852
A Different Day DigitalGreyOrchestra [+1] Electronica 3170
A little leaf MIR [+1] Electronica 2423
A Million-Two Boris_the_Bull Folk 2236
A Night In Tunisia enicholsIC [+2] Jazz 4066
A Path to Follow ( A Father's Day Song) mfwmiles Ambient 1204
A Penny For Your Thoughts Joanna Jazz 4623
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3172
A TIME IN OUR FUTURE Bampot Electronica 2227
Abundant Display (ADE) becwil Other 2222
ADIOS RAMZAR [+2] World 3686
Adjuration MCP Classical 1695
aFTERtHEsUMMArAIN RiGee Inspirational 1804
Ahora Me Arrastro (Mexican Stereotype) etgilles [+1] Latin 7162
Alcoholic etgilles Rock 1923
All This Time (with vocal) DaveM [+1] Rock 2565
Almost a Hummingbird enkibumbu World 1489
Amphetamine (Theremin & Tambourine) Dyl [+2] Rock 3631
anarchy in the USSR ponkey Folk 1753
And Dream Of Sheep etgilles [+1] Rock 2272
And Know the Place for the First Time MCP Classical 14248
ANGEL Bampot [+3] Ambient 3048
Angie's Song imadesentana Pop 1883
Another Gin & Tonic UncletupeloFan [+2] Folk 4129
Antikytherian Device (remix) DavidAndre World 2358
Asim, Where's My Deer? _ enkibumbu [+1] World 1098
Aubrey's Song SoulSurvivor New Age 9112
Awakening eurostrike Classical 3197
Baby It's Cold Outside Wallace_Landreth [+2] Jazz 6836
Back to the Roots (They Call me California) Baboon [+1] Blues 3832
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dyl Blues 4455
Ballerine en Bleu Boris_the_Bull Folk 1827
Baltar's secret, Laura's vision jblend Electronica 2338
Baltic Sky ( Instrumental ) MayBeHorizon Other 2321
BBF:08 scramble, a song about Matsumoto ponkey Electronica 2792
BEAUTIFUL DAY(the end of the world song) mediadad Rock 5353
Berlin, 1989 MCP Classical 1920
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