Adam Mormolstein

"More-Mole-Steen"

Category: Recording

3 Albums For Sale

My VideoSongs collection is now available for download!  Enjoy all the music from my YouTube channel sans Video!

Adam Mormolstein Plays His Hits is also now available!  Once only circulated amongst a small group of rare music collectors this album has finally made it’s way to the broader public.  Take a journey through the first decade of my songwriting/recording/playing/ and enjoy such uber-hits as With-or-Without You or the drama soaked Quarter Life Crisis!  Get your copy TODAY!

Adam Mormolstein, Now Available On Bandcamp

 

I am finally making my music available for you to check out/download/buy via this website called Bandcamp.  It’s a similar concept to the iTunes store in as much as that YOU can download my music, but it allows the artist a lot more flexibility to set their own prices, and even let YOU pay what you want for certain tracks/albums/etc.  Which is cool.

I’ve got my first batch all loaded up which is an album I made back in 2009 called 30.  30 was an experiment in songwriting.  I challenged myself to write and record a new song everyday for 30 consecutive days in an attempt (I guess) to write a lot of songs, or something.  Luckily I muddled through and was able to finish the project (albeit I didn’t sleep very much).  It plays like one mans journal of a Chicago summer month in 2009.  A very raw, honest, sometimes personal, sometimes weird, album.  If you listen closely you can hear the early morning birds picked up in the mics.

Stay posted as I get more stuff uploaded (Dang you slow upload speeds!)

The Simpsons Theme Song

Well, it only took a few months but I finally finished my rendition of The Simpsons Theme Song!  I’m not sure why (I mean other than it’s awesome), but one day the idea popped into my head to try and cover it, and it has consumed my life ever since.   Let me know what you think!

Frosty The Snowman!

The tradition continues.  Every year since 2005 I’ve done a rendition of a holiday jingle (and bell).  This year is an homage to classic country!  Download the album and come back in a year for the next installment!

 

 

 

Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)

 

“So goodbye, so long, the road calls me dear”

With my work transfer complete, I’m excited to be starting a new adventure as I move to Nashville Tennesse.  Here is a classic Tom Waits song from the album “Closing Time” to commemorate.  Enjoy!

Owed To Heartache, Ashokan Farewell

 

Ashokan Farewell.  Another little rainy day

cover, this time of a

sad little

folk

Song written by Jay Ungar

used in Ken Burns, The Civil War.

It’s one of my favorites, but

I think I say that about every song I cover.

Simple and spare,

just the way I like it.

The rain is

from my

window

I hope you think it’s nice.

On The Wings Of A Nightingale

A rainy Saturday afternoon song written by Paul McCartney for The Everly Brothers covered by Me.

World’s Worst Musical

My friend Marty Scanlon has been working on a WebSeries called World’s Worst Musical. A 10 part mini series that follows a struggling playwright and his attempt to write a musical. Marty asked me to play drums on episode 2 and I gladly did. Click the above video to check it out!

One Thing I Wish I Was

Here is my newest song! If it looks like i’m using a breathing tube in a couple of the shots, fear not, my lungs are still in good shape.  That’s just my homemade talk box! A talk box allows you to give syllables to the sound of your guitar by using your mouth to form the words.

This video is also the first to feature my new drum/cymbal set up, which is amazing!

I hope you enjoy, and stay tuned for more muzak, yo.

I don’t wanna be a solar powered car
‘Cause I wouldn’t get very far
I don’t know why it’s always grey skies
I don’t wanna be a solar powered car

I don’t wanna be the man on the moon
‘Cause then I might see you swoon
Over some other guy from here in this pie
I don’t wanna be the man on the moon

Well I’ll keep on dreaming
I’ll count the days
But I don’t recommend it
I’m dreaming my life away

I don’t like to turn off the lights
It’s not that I’m afraid of the night
But it reminds me of your eyes the day our love died
I don’t like to turn off the lights

Well I’ll keep on dreaming
I’ll count the days
But I don’t recommend it
I’m dreaming my life away

I wish I was a song that you sing
‘Cause then I’d be you, and you me
We’d never part I’d live in your heart
I wish I was a song that you sing

Home Studio Tour

Above is a videotour of my home studio set up.  Below is a more complete list of my equipment.

Guitars/Instruments
Martin 000-15m
1962 Harmony Rocket H-59
Custom 77 CS-5 Lust For Life (Thanks Videosongs Blog!)
Fender DG-3 Nashville Strung
Fender  Deluxe Series Jazz Bass
Glockenspiel
Crown Accordion
Kingston Banjo
1950′s Ludwig 4 Octave Marimba
Oscar Schmidt Auto Harp
Oscar Schmidt Mahogany Concert Ukulele
1950′s Hohner Soprano Melodica

Drums/Cymbals
Ludwig Rocker Drumset
1940′s Mahogany Snare Drum
22″ Medium Thin Low K Constantinople  Zildjian Ride Cymbal
14″ K/Z Zildjian Hi-Hats
19″ Istanbul Mel Lewis Signature Crash/Ride
8″ UFIP Class Series Splash
10″ Zildjian ZBT Plus Splash


Camera
iPhone 4s
Glif iPhone Tripod Mount

Software
Logic Pro 9
Final Cut Pro X

Amps
Fender Princeton 112 plus
Fender Rumble 100 Bass Amp

Microphones
MXL 3000 Large Diaphragm Condensor
Cascade FatHead Ribbon
Harmon/Kardon Sub Kick
 Shure SM57 Dynamic

Interface
MOTU 896HD

PreAmp
ART Tube MP Studio

Monitors
Yamaha HS80m

Computer
15″ 2009 Macbook Pro

Tape Machines
Tascam Portastudio MKII 424
Mid 60′s Bell & Howell Mono Reel to Reel

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