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 1577
-SG2-A Demoness Smothers Twilight Beauty World Mar 16, 2007 1556
-SG3-Turned to Cloud and Rain World Mar 18, 2007 1639
-SG4-Exiled World Mar 25, 2007 1608
-SG5-Return to the City of the Moon World Oct 19, 2007 1052
-SG6-Emperor Reizei World Oct 31, 2007 1311
2S2S5S-1-Musashi and the Zen Monk World Mar 18, 2006 2287
2S2S5S-2-Lonely Otsu World Mar 7, 2006 2197
2S2S5S-3-He is My Son World Mar 10, 2006 3078
2S2S5S-4-The Drying Pole World Mar 16, 2006 4647
2S2S5S-5-Earth Sphere World Apr 6, 2006 1974
2S2S5S-6-Water Sphere World Apr 7, 2006 2672
2S2S5S-7-Fire Sphere World May 26, 2006 1731
2S2S5S-8-Wind Sphere World Apr 24, 2006 2237
2S2S5S-9-Emptiness Sphere World Mar 30, 2006 3257
>Andromache's Prayer Classical Aug 31, 2006 2019
>Ballad of the Boo Hag Blues Sep 3, 2006 8895
>Revenant of Our Love Rock Oct 21, 2007 946
Bare 1-Bare Alternative Jan 11, 2009 2007
Bare 2-Daddy Done Gone Away Explicit Blues Jan 3, 2009 2429
Bare 3-Like Stars in the Heavens Alternative May 6, 2009 1883
Bare 4-A New Messiah Dies Alternative Oct 10, 2010 1030
Bare 5-Marigolds Electronica Jan 13, 2013 840
Bare 6-If I Said You Were Sexy Pop Oct 17, 2010 2059
Blue: Alpha Squad Battles L'ermandá World Nov 14, 2009 952
Blue: Bereft Other Dec 30, 2011 686
Blue: Beyond the Oort Cloud Electronica Mar 16, 2007 1691
Blue: Divine Monsters Classical Dec 22, 2011 531
Blue: Fenestration Electronica Oct 10, 2007 1077
Blue: Jitsu Classical Aug 3, 2008 1099
Blue: Massacre at the Temple Alternative Aug 13, 2008 998
Blue: Osculation Electronica Jul 25, 2008 1256
Blue: Pursuit Across the Desert World Oct 11, 2008 995
Blue: Station City Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1244
Blue: Tana and the Blue Fairy Childrens Dec 25, 2011 717
Blue: The Haunting of Konrau Beserra Other Nov 14, 2009 1181
Blue: The Oracle Other Dec 23, 2011 734
Collaboration- X in Da Club Collab Hip Hop/Rap Feb 1, 2007 2569
Collaboration-Barsoom Lounge Collab Electronica Jul 5, 2006 3074
Collaboration-Eldritch Bacchanal Collab World Aug 15, 2006 2616
Collaboration-Gates of Ivory, Gates of Horn Collab Alternative Jan 8, 2007 4204
Collaboration-Himalayan Trance Collab World Jul 27, 2006 2536
Collaboration-Monsoon Collab Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1220
Collaboration-Ronin Collab World Jun 25, 2006 2023
Collaboration-Something in You Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 24, 2007 2004
Cover-Charlie Brown Christmas Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1770
Cover-China Girl Rock Jul 4, 2007 1736
Cover-El cielo o Las Vegas Rock Sep 17, 2006 3256
Cover-Jumpin' Jack Flash Rock Aug 22, 2006 2568
Cover-Just a Closer Walk with Thee Collab Spiritual/Gospel Apr 25, 2006 3274
Cover-Let's Dance Rock Jun 24, 2007 2246
Cover-Roxanne Rock Feb 18, 2007 4739
Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird) Folk Feb 14, 2006 2236
Cover—Once in a Lifetime Alternative Aug 5, 2007 2025
Discarded Ramayana: Rama's Sandals on the Throne World Oct 17, 2006 3052
Dolphin Dreams (2013) World Dec 7, 2013 1549
Electronica: Fate is Spinning Electronica Apr 25, 2008 1646
Electronica: Xenelasia Electronica Feb 15, 2007 1586
Green: Lost Forest Children World May 4, 2006 1717
Pulp-1-Lady Greystoke World Jun 11, 2006 2368
Pulp-2-Cimmerian Steel World Jun 7, 2006 1952
Pulp-3-Armageddon 2419 Electronica Jun 15, 2006 2066
Pulp-4-Solomon Kane Wields the Voodoo Staff New Age Jun 20, 2006 3286
Pulp-5-The Mountains of Madness Other Jul 9, 2006 1647
Pulp-6-Incomparable Classical Jul 30, 2006 1700
PZBS: Cuckoo Electronica Mar 5, 2007 1406
PZBS: Egoist Anthem Rock May 7, 2007 1873
PZBS: Mary's Room Funk Aug 12, 2007 1882
PZBS: Pathophage Alternative Feb 18, 2007 2293
PZBS: Silhouetted Against You Alternative Jan 21, 2007 1681
PZBS: Sphinx at Thebes Metal Apr 1, 2007 2047
Ramayana 1: Four Sons World Nov 4, 2008 1629
Ramayana 2: Spells and Weapons World Oct 23, 2010 2310
Ramayana 3: The Broken Bow Classical Nov 5, 2010 5656
Ramayana 4: Bitter Boons World Nov 6, 2010 5643
Ramayana 5: Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul World Mar 28, 2006 1712
Ramayana 6: Peace in the Vindhya Hills World Aug 27, 2007 1309
Ramayana 7: His Sandals Wait Before the Throne World Nov 12, 2010 4167
Ramayana 8: Surpanakha's Lament Collab World Jul 14, 2006 6988
Ramayana 9: Rama Slays the Dandaka Army Metal Aug 27, 2007 1631
Ramayana-10: Sita's Abduction Metal Sep 25, 2007 3411
Ramayana-11: Ravana's Palace World Oct 20, 2008 8125
Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha World Oct 22, 2006 4890
Ramayana-14: Building the Bridge to Lanka Collab World May 22, 2006 7327
Ramayana-15: Battling the Demon Hordes Industrial Oct 15, 2006 2064
Ramayana-16: Vibhishana's Choice World Oct 30, 2010 4520
Ramayana-17: Indrajit Falls Metal Oct 20, 2008 3620
Ramayana-20: Sita in Exile World Oct 8, 2006 5259
Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament) World Jan 13, 2006 2656
Red-A Moment of Joy Inspirational Oct 10, 2007 1050
Red-Kaseijin Electronica May 12, 2006 1464
Red: Icebergs in the Hellas Sea Electronica Apr 8, 2007 1456
Red: On the Massif World Nov 27, 2009 1017
Sheol Electronica Jan 9, 2013 530
The Black Dog Spoken Word Nov 14, 2011 586
Tonantzin Classical Dec 30, 2012 943
VGR-1-Sunday Afternoon Latin May 28, 2006 1341
VGR-2-Another Sunday Afternoon World May 28, 2006 1586
VGR-3-The Indescribable Joy of Being a Dad World Feb 22, 2006 1572
VGR-4-Dolphin Dreams Inspirational Jul 4, 2006 2073
VGR-5-Ghosts of Guerrero Viejo Latin Jul 18, 2006 5466
VGR-6-South Padre Sunset Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 9, 2006 1580
VGR-7-The River Hip Hop/Rap Nov 9, 2007 1230

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
2nd Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other May 8, 2006 3522
And Dream Of Sheep Rock Sep 10, 2006 2314
Blinx Floats Dance Sep 28, 2006 1946
Blue Electronica Jan 14, 2007 2395
Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other Mar 22, 2006 3455
Cadavre Exquis Group A Preview Other Mar 11, 2006 3713
DAVID LYNCH remix (electro) Electronica Dec 30, 2007 1864
Ezekiel's Vision Electronica Sep 8, 2006 2235
I'm Free (Chinese Whispers 3) Alternative Jan 18, 2007 1601
Iceblink Luck Alternative Aug 6, 2006 2871
Imagine Rock Mar 12, 2006 2870
In Charlene's Garden Electronica May 22, 2006 1866
Journey to China World Mar 28, 2006 3361
New York State Of Mind Rock Apr 16, 2006 3411
Of Horses and Windmills World Jul 16, 2006 1912
Paisley Butterfly Rock Nov 28, 2006 1655
trance................ Inspirational Jul 30, 2006 2117
Under Pressure Rock Jul 27, 2014 1186

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Same Ol' Same Ol' AceNoface [+1] Rock 1798
"JOJOs" Who feels the rain jibes [+1] Rock 2442
"THE MESSAGE" FINAL MIX :) SoulSurvivor [+1] Inspirational 3855
(Another) Prologue dodo World 1655
(Latin) Hungry Heart Dyl [+3] Latin 5053
(Look at Me) I'm a Star Boris_the_Bull Folk 2123
(Morning's Romance and Lucid Dreams) Homebrand Electronica 2691
081005_Emma's talk Bashibuzuk Childrens 1757
15 Weeks (HTB) becwil Other 2796
9/11/01 MCP Classical 4831
A Billion Lightyears Away _mason_ [+1] Folk 3419
A Captain's Christmas herrsolera Holiday 2827
A Christmas Cradle herrsolera Holiday 2868
A Cuppa cures All DoreenY Spoken Word 1883
A Different Day DigitalGreyOrchestra [+1] Electronica 3213
A little leaf MIR [+1] Electronica 2449
A Million-Two Boris_the_Bull Folk 2259
A Night In Tunisia enicholsIC [+2] Jazz 4126
A Path to Follow ( A Father's Day Song) mfwmiles Ambient 1226
A Penny For Your Thoughts Joanna Jazz 4686
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3215
A TIME IN OUR FUTURE Bampot Electronica 2252
Abundant Display (ADE) becwil Other 2274
ADIOS RAMZAR [+2] World 3755
Adjuration MCP Classical 1716
aFTERtHEsUMMArAIN RiGee Inspirational 1836
Ahora Me Arrastro (Mexican Stereotype) etgilles [+1] Latin 7198
Alcoholic etgilles Rock 1947
All This Time (with vocal) DaveM [+1] Rock 2594
Almost a Hummingbird enkibumbu World 1527
Amphetamine (Theremin & Tambourine) Dyl [+2] Rock 3690
anarchy in the USSR ponkey Folk 1774
And Dream Of Sheep etgilles [+1] Rock 2314
And Know the Place for the First Time MCP Classical 14308
ANGEL Bampot [+3] Ambient 3106
Angie's Song imadesentana Pop 1923
Another Gin & Tonic UncletupeloFan [+2] Folk 4155
Antikytherian Device (remix) DavidAndre World 2434
Asim, Where's My Deer? _ enkibumbu [+1] World 1121
Aubrey's Song SoulSurvivor New Age 9195
Awakening eurostrike Classical 3226
Baby It's Cold Outside Wallace_Landreth [+2] Jazz 6895
Back to the Roots (They Call me California) Baboon [+1] Blues 3871
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dyl Blues 4552
Ballerine en Bleu Boris_the_Bull Folk 1858
Baltar's secret, Laura's vision jblend Electronica 2363
Baltic Sky ( Instrumental ) MayBeHorizon Other 2351
BBF:08 scramble, a song about Matsumoto ponkey Electronica 2844
BEAUTIFUL DAY(the end of the world song) mediadad Rock 5373
Berlin, 1989 MCP Classical 1961
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