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 1630
-SG2-A Demoness Smothers Twilight Beauty World Mar 16, 2007 1593
-SG3-Turned to Cloud and Rain World Mar 18, 2007 1674
-SG4-Exiled World Mar 25, 2007 1663
-SG5-Return to the City of the Moon World Oct 19, 2007 1089
-SG6-Emperor Reizei World Oct 31, 2007 1369
2S2S5S-1-Musashi and the Zen Monk World Mar 18, 2006 2331
2S2S5S-2-Lonely Otsu World Mar 7, 2006 2292
2S2S5S-3-He is My Son World Mar 10, 2006 3266
2S2S5S-4-The Drying Pole World Mar 16, 2006 4746
2S2S5S-5-Earth Sphere World Apr 6, 2006 2014
2S2S5S-6-Water Sphere World Apr 7, 2006 2776
2S2S5S-7-Fire Sphere World May 26, 2006 1790
2S2S5S-8-Wind Sphere World Apr 24, 2006 2320
2S2S5S-9-Emptiness Sphere World Mar 30, 2006 3319
>Andromache's Prayer Classical Aug 31, 2006 2085
>Ballad of the Boo Hag Blues Sep 3, 2006 9082
>Revenant of Our Love Rock Oct 21, 2007 976
Bare 1-Bare Alternative Jan 11, 2009 2094
Bare 2-Daddy Done Gone Away Explicit Blues Jan 3, 2009 2520
Bare 3-Like Stars in the Heavens Alternative May 6, 2009 1918
Bare 4-A New Messiah Dies Alternative Oct 10, 2010 1074
Bare 5-Marigolds Electronica Jan 13, 2013 880
Bare 6-If I Said You Were Sexy Pop Oct 17, 2010 2134
Blue: Alpha Squad Battles L'ermandá World Nov 14, 2009 990
Blue: Bereft Other Dec 30, 2011 727
Blue: Beyond the Oort Cloud Electronica Mar 16, 2007 1723
Blue: Divine Monsters Classical Dec 22, 2011 566
Blue: Fenestration Electronica Oct 10, 2007 1126
Blue: Jitsu Classical Aug 3, 2008 1131
Blue: Massacre at the Temple Alternative Aug 13, 2008 1021
Blue: Osculation Electronica Jul 25, 2008 1297
Blue: Pursuit Across the Desert World Oct 11, 2008 1038
Blue: Station City Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1300
Blue: Tana and the Blue Fairy Childrens Dec 25, 2011 757
Blue: The Haunting of Konrau Beserra Other Nov 14, 2009 1210
Blue: The Oracle Other Dec 23, 2011 775
Collaboration- X in Da Club Collab Hip Hop/Rap Feb 1, 2007 2635
Collaboration-Barsoom Lounge Collab Electronica Jul 5, 2006 3159
Collaboration-Eldritch Bacchanal Collab World Aug 15, 2006 2695
Collaboration-Gates of Ivory, Gates of Horn Collab Alternative Jan 8, 2007 4335
Collaboration-Himalayan Trance Collab World Jul 27, 2006 2591
Collaboration-Monsoon Collab Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1250
Collaboration-Ronin Collab World Jun 25, 2006 2067
Collaboration-Something in You Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 24, 2007 2069
Cover-Charlie Brown Christmas Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1799
Cover-China Girl Rock Jul 4, 2007 1772
Cover-El cielo o Las Vegas Rock Sep 17, 2006 3383
Cover-Jumpin' Jack Flash Rock Aug 22, 2006 2624
Cover-Just a Closer Walk with Thee Collab Spiritual/Gospel Apr 25, 2006 3364
Cover-Let's Dance Rock Jun 24, 2007 2307
Cover-Roxanne Rock Feb 18, 2007 4841
Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird) Folk Feb 14, 2006 2309
Cover—Once in a Lifetime Alternative Aug 5, 2007 2083
Discarded Ramayana: Rama's Sandals on the Throne World Oct 17, 2006 3098
Dolphin Dreams (2013) World Dec 7, 2013 1682
Electronica: Fate is Spinning Electronica Apr 25, 2008 1683
Electronica: Xenelasia Electronica Feb 15, 2007 1634
Green: Lost Forest Children World May 4, 2006 1773
Pulp-1-Lady Greystoke World Jun 11, 2006 2411
Pulp-2-Cimmerian Steel World Jun 7, 2006 2015
Pulp-3-Armageddon 2419 Electronica Jun 15, 2006 2145
Pulp-4-Solomon Kane Wields the Voodoo Staff New Age Jun 20, 2006 3355
Pulp-5-The Mountains of Madness Other Jul 9, 2006 1718
Pulp-6-Incomparable Classical Jul 30, 2006 1741
PZBS: Cuckoo Electronica Mar 5, 2007 1438
PZBS: Egoist Anthem Rock May 7, 2007 1935
PZBS: Mary's Room Funk Aug 12, 2007 1942
PZBS: Pathophage Alternative Feb 18, 2007 2348
PZBS: Silhouetted Against You Alternative Jan 21, 2007 1742
PZBS: Sphinx at Thebes Metal Apr 1, 2007 2152
Ramayana 1: Four Sons World Nov 4, 2008 1703
Ramayana 2: Spells and Weapons World Oct 23, 2010 2372
Ramayana 3: The Broken Bow Classical Nov 5, 2010 5886
Ramayana 4: Bitter Boons World Nov 6, 2010 5846
Ramayana 5: Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul World Mar 28, 2006 1756
Ramayana 6: Peace in the Vindhya Hills World Aug 27, 2007 1360
Ramayana 7: His Sandals Wait Before the Throne World Nov 12, 2010 4369
Ramayana 8: Surpanakha's Lament Collab World Jul 14, 2006 7074
Ramayana 9: Rama Slays the Dandaka Army Metal Aug 27, 2007 1677
Ramayana-10: Sita's Abduction Metal Sep 25, 2007 3493
Ramayana-11: Ravana's Palace World Oct 20, 2008 8288
Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha World Oct 22, 2006 5000
Ramayana-14: Building the Bridge to Lanka Collab World May 22, 2006 7448
Ramayana-15: Battling the Demon Hordes Industrial Oct 15, 2006 2131
Ramayana-16: Vibhishana's Choice World Oct 30, 2010 4700
Ramayana-17: Indrajit Falls Metal Oct 20, 2008 3757
Ramayana-20: Sita in Exile World Oct 8, 2006 5304
Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament) World Jan 13, 2006 2728
Red-A Moment of Joy Inspirational Oct 10, 2007 1092
Red-Kaseijin Electronica May 12, 2006 1507
Red: Icebergs in the Hellas Sea Electronica Apr 8, 2007 1524
Red: On the Massif World Nov 27, 2009 1049
Sheol Electronica Jan 9, 2013 564
The Black Dog Spoken Word Nov 14, 2011 611
Tonantzin Classical Dec 30, 2012 1008
VGR-1-Sunday Afternoon Latin May 28, 2006 1377
VGR-2-Another Sunday Afternoon World May 28, 2006 1620
VGR-3-The Indescribable Joy of Being a Dad World Feb 22, 2006 1595
VGR-4-Dolphin Dreams Inspirational Jul 4, 2006 2101
VGR-5-Ghosts of Guerrero Viejo Latin Jul 18, 2006 5512
VGR-6-South Padre Sunset Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 9, 2006 1601
VGR-7-The River Hip Hop/Rap Nov 9, 2007 1284

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
2nd Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other May 8, 2006 3625
And Dream Of Sheep Rock Sep 10, 2006 2407
Blinx Floats Dance Sep 28, 2006 1983
Blue Electronica Jan 14, 2007 2466
Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other Mar 22, 2006 3562
Cadavre Exquis Group A Preview Other Mar 11, 2006 3775
DAVID LYNCH remix (electro) Electronica Dec 30, 2007 1905
Ezekiel's Vision Electronica Sep 8, 2006 2280
I'm Free (Chinese Whispers 3) Alternative Jan 18, 2007 1644
Iceblink Luck Alternative Aug 6, 2006 2936
Imagine Rock Mar 12, 2006 2987
In Charlene's Garden Electronica May 22, 2006 1925
Journey to China World Mar 28, 2006 3456
New York State Of Mind Rock Apr 16, 2006 3468
Of Horses and Windmills World Jul 16, 2006 1954
Paisley Butterfly Rock Nov 28, 2006 1705
trance................ Inspirational Jul 30, 2006 2185
Under Pressure Rock Jul 27, 2014 1265

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Same Ol' Same Ol' AceNoface [+1] Rock 1855
"JOJOs" Who feels the rain jibes [+1] Rock 2495
"THE MESSAGE" FINAL MIX :) SoulSurvivor [+1] Inspirational 3935
(Another) Prologue dodo World 1703
(Latin) Hungry Heart Dyl [+3] Latin 5310
(Look at Me) I'm a Star Boris_the_Bull Folk 2212
(Morning's Romance and Lucid Dreams) Homebrand Electronica 2862
081005_Emma's talk Bashibuzuk Childrens 1809
15 Weeks (HTB) becwil Other 2952
9/11/01 MCP Classical 5051
A Billion Lightyears Away _mason_ [+1] Folk 3576
A Captain's Christmas herrsolera Holiday 2937
A Christmas Cradle herrsolera Holiday 2977
A Cuppa cures All DoreenY Spoken Word 1955
A Different Day DigitalGreyOrchestra [+1] Electronica 3290
A little leaf MIR [+1] Electronica 2516
A Million-Two Boris_the_Bull Folk 2310
A Night In Tunisia enicholsIC [+2] Jazz 4310
A Path to Follow ( A Father's Day Song) mfwmiles Ambient 1277
A Penny For Your Thoughts Joanna Jazz 4857
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3325
A TIME IN OUR FUTURE Bampot Electronica 2292
Abundant Display (ADE) becwil Other 2377
ADIOS RAMZAR [+2] World 3884
Adjuration MCP Classical 1759
aFTERtHEsUMMArAIN RiGee Inspirational 1886
Ahora Me Arrastro (Mexican Stereotype) etgilles [+1] Latin 7288
Alcoholic etgilles Rock 2019
All This Time (with vocal) DaveM [+1] Rock 2652
Almost a Hummingbird enkibumbu World 1581
Amphetamine (Theremin & Tambourine) Dyl [+2] Rock 3850
anarchy in the USSR ponkey Folk 1809
And Dream Of Sheep etgilles [+1] Rock 2407
And Know the Place for the First Time MCP Classical 14424
ANGEL Bampot [+3] Ambient 3195
Angie's Song imadesentana Pop 1994
Another Gin & Tonic UncletupeloFan [+2] Folk 4219
Antikytherian Device (remix) DavidAndre World 2573
Asim, Where's My Deer? _ enkibumbu [+1] World 1162
Aubrey's Song SoulSurvivor New Age 9395
Awakening eurostrike Classical 3281
Baby It's Cold Outside Wallace_Landreth [+2] Jazz 7071
Back to the Roots (They Call me California) Baboon [+1] Blues 4003
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dyl Blues 4798
Ballerine en Bleu Boris_the_Bull Folk 1885
Baltar's secret, Laura's vision jblend Electronica 2410
Baltic Sky ( Instrumental ) MayBeHorizon Other 2434
BBF:08 scramble, a song about Matsumoto ponkey Electronica 2957
BEAUTIFUL DAY(the end of the world song) mediadad Rock 5401
Berlin, 1989 MCP Classical 2031
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