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 1627
-SG2-A Demoness Smothers Twilight Beauty World Mar 16, 2007 1587
-SG3-Turned to Cloud and Rain World Mar 18, 2007 1668
-SG4-Exiled World Mar 25, 2007 1655
-SG5-Return to the City of the Moon World Oct 19, 2007 1087
-SG6-Emperor Reizei World Oct 31, 2007 1360
2S2S5S-1-Musashi and the Zen Monk World Mar 18, 2006 2328
2S2S5S-2-Lonely Otsu World Mar 7, 2006 2285
2S2S5S-3-He is My Son World Mar 10, 2006 3146
2S2S5S-4-The Drying Pole World Mar 16, 2006 4734
2S2S5S-5-Earth Sphere World Apr 6, 2006 2012
2S2S5S-6-Water Sphere World Apr 7, 2006 2766
2S2S5S-7-Fire Sphere World May 26, 2006 1784
2S2S5S-8-Wind Sphere World Apr 24, 2006 2298
2S2S5S-9-Emptiness Sphere World Mar 30, 2006 3314
>Andromache's Prayer Classical Aug 31, 2006 2084
>Ballad of the Boo Hag Blues Sep 3, 2006 9061
>Revenant of Our Love Rock Oct 21, 2007 974
Bare 1-Bare Alternative Jan 11, 2009 2077
Bare 2-Daddy Done Gone Away Explicit Blues Jan 3, 2009 2508
Bare 3-Like Stars in the Heavens Alternative May 6, 2009 1909
Bare 4-A New Messiah Dies Alternative Oct 10, 2010 1073
Bare 5-Marigolds Electronica Jan 13, 2013 879
Bare 6-If I Said You Were Sexy Pop Oct 17, 2010 2123
Blue: Alpha Squad Battles L'ermandá World Nov 14, 2009 981
Blue: Bereft Other Dec 30, 2011 726
Blue: Beyond the Oort Cloud Electronica Mar 16, 2007 1721
Blue: Divine Monsters Classical Dec 22, 2011 566
Blue: Fenestration Electronica Oct 10, 2007 1122
Blue: Jitsu Classical Aug 3, 2008 1130
Blue: Massacre at the Temple Alternative Aug 13, 2008 1020
Blue: Osculation Electronica Jul 25, 2008 1289
Blue: Pursuit Across the Desert World Oct 11, 2008 1037
Blue: Station City Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1298
Blue: Tana and the Blue Fairy Childrens Dec 25, 2011 753
Blue: The Haunting of Konrau Beserra Other Nov 14, 2009 1205
Blue: The Oracle Other Dec 23, 2011 770
Collaboration- X in Da Club Collab Hip Hop/Rap Feb 1, 2007 2625
Collaboration-Barsoom Lounge Collab Electronica Jul 5, 2006 3134
Collaboration-Eldritch Bacchanal Collab World Aug 15, 2006 2678
Collaboration-Gates of Ivory, Gates of Horn Collab Alternative Jan 8, 2007 4317
Collaboration-Himalayan Trance Collab World Jul 27, 2006 2583
Collaboration-Monsoon Collab Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1249
Collaboration-Ronin Collab World Jun 25, 2006 2064
Collaboration-Something in You Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 24, 2007 2063
Cover-Charlie Brown Christmas Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1799
Cover-China Girl Rock Jul 4, 2007 1768
Cover-El cielo o Las Vegas Rock Sep 17, 2006 3373
Cover-Jumpin' Jack Flash Rock Aug 22, 2006 2615
Cover-Just a Closer Walk with Thee Collab Spiritual/Gospel Apr 25, 2006 3359
Cover-Let's Dance Rock Jun 24, 2007 2303
Cover-Roxanne Rock Feb 18, 2007 4823
Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird) Folk Feb 14, 2006 2302
Cover—Once in a Lifetime Alternative Aug 5, 2007 2063
Discarded Ramayana: Rama's Sandals on the Throne World Oct 17, 2006 3093
Dolphin Dreams (2013) World Dec 7, 2013 1641
Electronica: Fate is Spinning Electronica Apr 25, 2008 1679
Electronica: Xenelasia Electronica Feb 15, 2007 1634
Green: Lost Forest Children World May 4, 2006 1767
Pulp-1-Lady Greystoke World Jun 11, 2006 2407
Pulp-2-Cimmerian Steel World Jun 7, 2006 2009
Pulp-3-Armageddon 2419 Electronica Jun 15, 2006 2129
Pulp-4-Solomon Kane Wields the Voodoo Staff New Age Jun 20, 2006 3353
Pulp-5-The Mountains of Madness Other Jul 9, 2006 1710
Pulp-6-Incomparable Classical Jul 30, 2006 1737
PZBS: Cuckoo Electronica Mar 5, 2007 1437
PZBS: Egoist Anthem Rock May 7, 2007 1913
PZBS: Mary's Room Funk Aug 12, 2007 1939
PZBS: Pathophage Alternative Feb 18, 2007 2338
PZBS: Silhouetted Against You Alternative Jan 21, 2007 1734
PZBS: Sphinx at Thebes Metal Apr 1, 2007 2144
Ramayana 1: Four Sons World Nov 4, 2008 1683
Ramayana 2: Spells and Weapons World Oct 23, 2010 2358
Ramayana 3: The Broken Bow Classical Nov 5, 2010 5795
Ramayana 4: Bitter Boons World Nov 6, 2010 5774
Ramayana 5: Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul World Mar 28, 2006 1752
Ramayana 6: Peace in the Vindhya Hills World Aug 27, 2007 1354
Ramayana 7: His Sandals Wait Before the Throne World Nov 12, 2010 4301
Ramayana 8: Surpanakha's Lament Collab World Jul 14, 2006 7047
Ramayana 9: Rama Slays the Dandaka Army Metal Aug 27, 2007 1671
Ramayana-10: Sita's Abduction Metal Sep 25, 2007 3482
Ramayana-11: Ravana's Palace World Oct 20, 2008 8238
Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha World Oct 22, 2006 4985
Ramayana-14: Building the Bridge to Lanka Collab World May 22, 2006 7439
Ramayana-15: Battling the Demon Hordes Industrial Oct 15, 2006 2119
Ramayana-16: Vibhishana's Choice World Oct 30, 2010 4640
Ramayana-17: Indrajit Falls Metal Oct 20, 2008 3743
Ramayana-20: Sita in Exile World Oct 8, 2006 5297
Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament) World Jan 13, 2006 2721
Red-A Moment of Joy Inspirational Oct 10, 2007 1087
Red-Kaseijin Electronica May 12, 2006 1504
Red: Icebergs in the Hellas Sea Electronica Apr 8, 2007 1512
Red: On the Massif World Nov 27, 2009 1043
Sheol Electronica Jan 9, 2013 560
The Black Dog Spoken Word Nov 14, 2011 610
Tonantzin Classical Dec 30, 2012 994
VGR-1-Sunday Afternoon Latin May 28, 2006 1374
VGR-2-Another Sunday Afternoon World May 28, 2006 1616
VGR-3-The Indescribable Joy of Being a Dad World Feb 22, 2006 1592
VGR-4-Dolphin Dreams Inspirational Jul 4, 2006 2094
VGR-5-Ghosts of Guerrero Viejo Latin Jul 18, 2006 5508
VGR-6-South Padre Sunset Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 9, 2006 1600
VGR-7-The River Hip Hop/Rap Nov 9, 2007 1278

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
2nd Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other May 8, 2006 3575
And Dream Of Sheep Rock Sep 10, 2006 2399
Blinx Floats Dance Sep 28, 2006 1974
Blue Electronica Jan 14, 2007 2452
Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other Mar 22, 2006 3528
Cadavre Exquis Group A Preview Other Mar 11, 2006 3755
DAVID LYNCH remix (electro) Electronica Dec 30, 2007 1899
Ezekiel's Vision Electronica Sep 8, 2006 2275
I'm Free (Chinese Whispers 3) Alternative Jan 18, 2007 1635
Iceblink Luck Alternative Aug 6, 2006 2928
Imagine Rock Mar 12, 2006 2970
In Charlene's Garden Electronica May 22, 2006 1921
Journey to China World Mar 28, 2006 3425
New York State Of Mind Rock Apr 16, 2006 3460
Of Horses and Windmills World Jul 16, 2006 1951
Paisley Butterfly Rock Nov 28, 2006 1704
trance................ Inspirational Jul 30, 2006 2165
Under Pressure Rock Jul 27, 2014 1247

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Same Ol' Same Ol' AceNoface [+1] Rock 1848
"JOJOs" Who feels the rain jibes [+1] Rock 2480
"THE MESSAGE" FINAL MIX :) SoulSurvivor [+1] Inspirational 3905
(Another) Prologue dodo World 1700
(Latin) Hungry Heart Dyl [+3] Latin 5251
(Look at Me) I'm a Star Boris_the_Bull Folk 2190
(Morning's Romance and Lucid Dreams) Homebrand Electronica 2845
081005_Emma's talk Bashibuzuk Childrens 1799
15 Weeks (HTB) becwil Other 2917
9/11/01 MCP Classical 5011
A Billion Lightyears Away _mason_ [+1] Folk 3561
A Captain's Christmas herrsolera Holiday 2927
A Christmas Cradle herrsolera Holiday 2950
A Cuppa cures All DoreenY Spoken Word 1944
A Different Day DigitalGreyOrchestra [+1] Electronica 3285
A little leaf MIR [+1] Electronica 2503
A Million-Two Boris_the_Bull Folk 2295
A Night In Tunisia enicholsIC [+2] Jazz 4282
A Path to Follow ( A Father's Day Song) mfwmiles Ambient 1271
A Penny For Your Thoughts Joanna Jazz 4826
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3310
A TIME IN OUR FUTURE Bampot Electronica 2287
Abundant Display (ADE) becwil Other 2363
ADIOS RAMZAR [+2] World 3857
Adjuration MCP Classical 1756
aFTERtHEsUMMArAIN RiGee Inspirational 1874
Ahora Me Arrastro (Mexican Stereotype) etgilles [+1] Latin 7273
Alcoholic etgilles Rock 1996
All This Time (with vocal) DaveM [+1] Rock 2633
Almost a Hummingbird enkibumbu World 1574
Amphetamine (Theremin & Tambourine) Dyl [+2] Rock 3813
anarchy in the USSR ponkey Folk 1805
And Dream Of Sheep etgilles [+1] Rock 2399
And Know the Place for the First Time MCP Classical 14400
ANGEL Bampot [+3] Ambient 3181
Angie's Song imadesentana Pop 1990
Another Gin & Tonic UncletupeloFan [+2] Folk 4205
Antikytherian Device (remix) DavidAndre World 2545
Asim, Where's My Deer? _ enkibumbu [+1] World 1158
Aubrey's Song SoulSurvivor New Age 9351
Awakening eurostrike Classical 3271
Baby It's Cold Outside Wallace_Landreth [+2] Jazz 7030
Back to the Roots (They Call me California) Baboon [+1] Blues 3977
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dyl Blues 4727
Ballerine en Bleu Boris_the_Bull Folk 1883
Baltar's secret, Laura's vision jblend Electronica 2404
Baltic Sky ( Instrumental ) MayBeHorizon Other 2427
BBF:08 scramble, a song about Matsumoto ponkey Electronica 2939
BEAUTIFUL DAY(the end of the world song) mediadad Rock 5398
Berlin, 1989 MCP Classical 2019
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