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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 11, 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 26, 2007 1634
-SG2-A Demoness Smothers Twilight Beauty World Mar 16, 2007 1598
-SG3-Turned to Cloud and Rain World Mar 18, 2007 1683
-SG4-Exiled World Mar 26, 2007 1669
-SG5-Return to the City of the Moon World Oct 19, 2007 1095
-SG6-Emperor Reizei World Oct 31, 2007 1381
2S2S5S-1-Musashi and the Zen Monk World Mar 19, 2006 2338
2S2S5S-2-Lonely Otsu World Mar 7, 2006 2303
2S2S5S-3-He is My Son World Mar 10, 2006 3284
2S2S5S-4-The Drying Pole World Mar 16, 2006 4770
2S2S5S-5-Earth Sphere World Apr 6, 2006 2021
2S2S5S-6-Water Sphere World Apr 7, 2006 2783
2S2S5S-7-Fire Sphere World May 26, 2006 1800
2S2S5S-8-Wind Sphere World Apr 24, 2006 2334
2S2S5S-9-Emptiness Sphere World Mar 30, 2006 3341
>Andromache's Prayer Classical Aug 31, 2006 2093
>Ballad of the Boo Hag Blues Sep 4, 2006 9111
>Revenant of Our Love Rock Oct 21, 2007 980
Bare 1-Bare Alternative Jan 11, 2009 2108
Bare 2-Daddy Done Gone Away Explicit Blues Jan 3, 2009 2534
Bare 3-Like Stars in the Heavens Alternative May 6, 2009 1934
Bare 4-A New Messiah Dies Alternative Oct 11, 2010 1081
Bare 5-Marigolds Electronica Jan 13, 2013 887
Bare 6-If I Said You Were Sexy Pop Oct 17, 2010 2145
Blue: Alpha Squad Battles L'ermandá World Nov 14, 2009 1001
Blue: Bereft Other Dec 30, 2011 735
Blue: Beyond the Oort Cloud Electronica Mar 16, 2007 1727
Blue: Divine Monsters Classical Dec 22, 2011 573
Blue: Fenestration Electronica Oct 10, 2007 1136
Blue: Jitsu Classical Aug 3, 2008 1141
Blue: Massacre at the Temple Alternative Aug 13, 2008 1026
Blue: Osculation Electronica Jul 25, 2008 1302
Blue: Pursuit Across the Desert World Oct 11, 2008 1049
Blue: Station City Electronica Apr 3, 2007 1314
Blue: Tana and the Blue Fairy Childrens Dec 25, 2011 764
Blue: The Haunting of Konrau Beserra Other Nov 14, 2009 1217
Blue: The Oracle Other Dec 23, 2011 788
Collaboration- X in Da Club Collab Hip Hop/Rap Feb 2, 2007 2651
Collaboration-Barsoom Lounge Collab Electronica Jul 5, 2006 3186
Collaboration-Eldritch Bacchanal Collab World Aug 15, 2006 2710
Collaboration-Gates of Ivory, Gates of Horn Collab Alternative Jan 8, 2007 4351
Collaboration-Himalayan Trance Collab World Jul 27, 2006 2607
Collaboration-Monsoon Collab Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1255
Collaboration-Ronin Collab World Jun 25, 2006 2073
Collaboration-Something in You Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 24, 2007 2076
Cover-Charlie Brown Christmas Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1806
Cover-China Girl Rock Jul 5, 2007 1776
Cover-El cielo o Las Vegas Rock Sep 17, 2006 3406
Cover-Jumpin' Jack Flash Rock Aug 22, 2006 2640
Cover-Just a Closer Walk with Thee Collab Spiritual/Gospel Apr 25, 2006 3373
Cover-Let's Dance Rock Jun 24, 2007 2331
Cover-Roxanne Rock Feb 18, 2007 4876
Cover-Wu-dong (Blackbird) Folk Feb 14, 2006 2313
Cover—Once in a Lifetime Alternative Aug 5, 2007 2094
Discarded Ramayana: Rama's Sandals on the Throne World Oct 17, 2006 3109
Dolphin Dreams (2013) World Dec 7, 2013 1718
Electronica: Fate is Spinning Electronica Apr 25, 2008 1690
Electronica: Xenelasia Electronica Feb 16, 2007 1640
Green: Lost Forest Children World May 4, 2006 1778
Pulp-1-Lady Greystoke World Jun 11, 2006 2418
Pulp-2-Cimmerian Steel World Jun 7, 2006 2023
Pulp-3-Armageddon 2419 Electronica Jun 15, 2006 2159
Pulp-4-Solomon Kane Wields the Voodoo Staff New Age Jun 20, 2006 3367
Pulp-5-The Mountains of Madness Other Jul 10, 2006 1730
Pulp-6-Incomparable Classical Jul 30, 2006 1751
PZBS: Cuckoo Electronica Mar 6, 2007 1443
PZBS: Egoist Anthem Rock May 7, 2007 1946
PZBS: Mary's Room Funk Aug 13, 2007 1949
PZBS: Pathophage Alternative Feb 18, 2007 2358
PZBS: Silhouetted Against You Alternative Jan 21, 2007 1758
PZBS: Sphinx at Thebes Metal Apr 1, 2007 2168
Ramayana 1: Four Sons World Nov 4, 2008 1729
Ramayana 2: Spells and Weapons World Oct 23, 2010 2386
Ramayana 3: The Broken Bow Classical Nov 5, 2010 5973
Ramayana 4: Bitter Boons World Nov 6, 2010 5901
Ramayana 5: Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul World Mar 28, 2006 1765
Ramayana 6: Peace in the Vindhya Hills World Aug 27, 2007 1367
Ramayana 7: His Sandals Wait Before the Throne World Nov 13, 2010 4408
Ramayana 8: Surpanakha's Lament Collab World Jul 14, 2006 7118
Ramayana 9: Rama Slays the Dandaka Army Metal Aug 27, 2007 1693
Ramayana-10: Sita's Abduction Metal Sep 25, 2007 3515
Ramayana-11: Ravana's Palace World Oct 20, 2008 8317
Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha World Oct 22, 2006 5015
Ramayana-14: Building the Bridge to Lanka Collab World May 22, 2006 7462
Ramayana-15: Battling the Demon Hordes Industrial Oct 15, 2006 2141
Ramayana-16: Vibhishana's Choice World Oct 30, 2010 4733
Ramayana-17: Indrajit Falls Metal Oct 20, 2008 3768
Ramayana-20: Sita in Exile World Oct 8, 2006 5314
Ramayana: Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament) World Jan 13, 2006 2748
Red-A Moment of Joy Inspirational Oct 10, 2007 1109
Red-Kaseijin Electronica May 12, 2006 1513
Red: Icebergs in the Hellas Sea Electronica Apr 9, 2007 1544
Red: On the Massif World Nov 27, 2009 1060
Sheol Electronica Jan 10, 2013 581
The Black Dog Spoken Word Nov 14, 2011 619
Tonantzin Classical Dec 30, 2012 1025
VGR-1-Sunday Afternoon Latin May 28, 2006 1387
VGR-2-Another Sunday Afternoon World May 28, 2006 1627
VGR-3-The Indescribable Joy of Being a Dad World Feb 22, 2006 1602
VGR-4-Dolphin Dreams Inspirational Jul 4, 2006 2112
VGR-5-Ghosts of Guerrero Viejo Latin Jul 19, 2006 5524
VGR-6-South Padre Sunset Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 9, 2006 1608
VGR-7-The River Hip Hop/Rap Nov 9, 2007 1299

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
2nd Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other May 9, 2006 3659
And Dream Of Sheep Rock Sep 11, 2006 2427
Blinx Floats Dance Sep 28, 2006 1994
Blue Electronica Jan 14, 2007 2481
Cadavre Exquis Group A Final Other Mar 23, 2006 3590
Cadavre Exquis Group A Preview Other Mar 11, 2006 3819
DAVID LYNCH remix (electro) Electronica Dec 30, 2007 1923
Ezekiel's Vision Electronica Sep 8, 2006 2288
I'm Free (Chinese Whispers 3) Alternative Jan 19, 2007 1653
Iceblink Luck Alternative Aug 6, 2006 2958
Imagine Rock Mar 12, 2006 3009
In Charlene's Garden Electronica May 22, 2006 1938
Journey to China World Mar 28, 2006 3475
New York State Of Mind Rock Apr 16, 2006 3492
Of Horses and Windmills World Jul 16, 2006 1969
Paisley Butterfly Rock Nov 29, 2006 1713
trance................ Inspirational Jul 30, 2006 2210
Under Pressure Rock Jul 27, 2014 1289

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Same Ol' Same Ol' AceNoface [+1] Rock 1865
"JOJOs" Who feels the rain jibes [+1] Rock 2516
"THE MESSAGE" FINAL MIX :) SoulSurvivor [+1] Inspirational 3958
(Another) Prologue dodo World 1712
(Latin) Hungry Heart Dyl [+3] Latin 5359
(Look at Me) I'm a Star Boris_the_Bull Folk 2224
(Morning's Romance and Lucid Dreams) Homebrand Electronica 2888
081005_Emma's talk Bashibuzuk Childrens 1821
15 Weeks (HTB) becwil Other 2979
9/11/01 MCP Classical 5093
A Billion Lightyears Away _mason_ [+1] Folk 3599
A Captain's Christmas herrsolera Holiday 2959
A Christmas Cradle herrsolera Holiday 3001
A Cuppa cures All DoreenY Spoken Word 1971
A Different Day DigitalGreyOrchestra [+1] Electronica 3309
A little leaf MIR [+1] Electronica 2530
A Million-Two Boris_the_Bull Folk 2329
A Night In Tunisia enicholsIC [+2] Jazz 4338
A Path to Follow ( A Father's Day Song) mfwmiles Ambient 1286
A Penny For Your Thoughts Joanna Jazz 4890
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3346
A TIME IN OUR FUTURE Bampot Electronica 2302
Abundant Display (ADE) becwil Other 2394
ADIOS RAMZAR [+2] World 3910
Adjuration MCP Classical 1778
aFTERtHEsUMMArAIN RiGee Inspirational 1898
Ahora Me Arrastro (Mexican Stereotype) etgilles [+1] Latin 7309
Alcoholic etgilles Rock 2059
All This Time (with vocal) DaveM [+1] Rock 2663
Almost a Hummingbird enkibumbu World 1589
Amphetamine (Theremin & Tambourine) Dyl [+2] Rock 3882
anarchy in the USSR ponkey Folk 1821
And Dream Of Sheep etgilles [+1] Rock 2427
And Know the Place for the First Time MCP Classical 14452
ANGEL Bampot [+3] Ambient 3214
Angie's Song imadesentana Pop 2005
Another Gin & Tonic UncletupeloFan [+2] Folk 4232
Antikytherian Device (remix) DavidAndre World 2602
Asim, Where's My Deer? _ enkibumbu [+1] World 1173
Aubrey's Song SoulSurvivor New Age 9435
Awakening eurostrike Classical 3296
Baby It's Cold Outside Wallace_Landreth [+2] Jazz 7102
Back to the Roots (They Call me California) Baboon [+1] Blues 4041
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dyl Blues 4845
Ballerine en Bleu Boris_the_Bull Folk 1895
Baltar's secret, Laura's vision jblend Electronica 2436
Baltic Sky ( Instrumental ) MayBeHorizon Other 2467
BBF:08 scramble, a song about Matsumoto ponkey Electronica 2977
BEAUTIFUL DAY(the end of the world song) mediadad Rock 5413
Berlin, 1989 MCP Classical 2049
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