The Xmas Pandering Express 2016 Edition

It’s a christmas miracle.  Well no, actually it’s not.  I’ve made yet another two tracks for xmas.  I figure all my regular music will be forgotten to the ages but my mediocre xmas music will live forever as filler between the hundred times a day “Jingle Bell Rock” gets played.

This tiny EP is a 100% free download. Just enter “0” for a price.

Can’t get enough? Here’s all the Xmas/new years’ tracks I’ve made over the years.








This is the track that started it all:

The Eighth Time’s the Charm: The Second New Album of 2016

Oh hello there. You may recall that early in the year 2016 I put out an album called Crap Chute’s Concentrated to much critical acclaim. In years’ gone by I have followed the model of releasing one album of material every calendar year.

Well this year I do the unthinkable and I’m releasing a second album of new material. Twelve new tracks, fifty minutes of new music.

Okay, I hear you saying “but it’s a shorter album than usual, and the tracks aren’t twenty minutes long like they usually are”, and I don’t care, it still counts. Thus we have Crap Chute’s Canal Route.

You can get this album, like all my albums from http://stevencogswell.ca. If you use the super secret coupon code “everywhere” you can get some ridiculously stupid discount off the full price. Also you can use that code to get my full discography if aren’t lucky enough to own all my previous albums yet.

You can also get Crap Chute’s Canal Route from iTunes/Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, and listen to it on Spotify.

If you get it from http://stevencogswell.ca, you can get it in your choice of format including weird-ass geeky lossless and obscure fedora neckbeard formats as well as standard MP3. It’s probably also cheapest that way, and affords you the maximum amount of freedom.

Yes friends, I said Freedom. Crap Chute’s Canal Route is released under a Creative Commons license. If you’re confused what this means, don’t worry too much about it, but I wrote a pretty complete explanation to help you through.

Creative Commons License
Crap Chute’s Canal Route by Steven Cogswell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

WTF, More @#&$#! Xmas Music?

Assuredly the most eagerly anticipated event of 2015 has been a new xmas song that star wars thing. I can’t give you star wars, but I can give you a new xmas song for 2015.

You can download this track for free.

This even has it’s own music video that’s classy as f.

Wowzers here’s all my xmas music.






The original snuggie-with-lights-that-flash-to-Trans-Siberian-orchestra track:

Also, New Year’s Eve stuff


I’d Hoped You Were Finished: The 2014 Crap Chute Collection

It’s actually as big a surprise to me as it is to you, but here’s a new album of material for 2014 for you to enjoy. Crap Chute’s Box of Devils. 37 tracks, a little more than three hours.

Download from Bandcamp
Listen on Spotify

Also available from: iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play

This album, like all my previous material is available through Bandcamp. There are benefits to you paying more than nothing for an album. Alternately, why not give your money to your local animal shelter or other artists.

You can get Crap Chute’s Box of Devils from stores like iTunes and Google Play, but if you want to download it your best option is through Bandcamp, as it’s cheaper and you get more choice in formats.

As a download from Bandcamp you get to download it in whatever stupid format you want for your FreeBSD 10.1 powered electric toothbrush or Linux Toenail Chip: Ogg Vorvis, FLAC, MP3, AAC, FBI, CIA, whatever, audio nerds.

Like my previous material, Crap Chute’s Box of Devils is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike. I wrote a little piece on this once on what this means to you if you want to do things with my music besides listen (hint: almost anything).

Creative Commons License
Crap Chute’s Box of Devils by Steven Cogswell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Crap Chute’s Box of Devils got featured on episode 38 of Night Attack at the 1h41m mark. Yes, I wrote the ad copy. Show notes for Night Attack 38: Clench-A-Butt.

My last album Crap Chute’s Pinched Loaf was previously featured on Night Attack episode 11.

Changing the Pickups in an Ibanez S420 Guitar

In late 2011 I bought a stock Ibanez S420 guitar, which I’ve used for most of my musical projects since then. While I like the guitar I’ve always felt that I wasn’t happy with the stock pickups, the Ibanez INF1 and INF2. I can’t even articulate what it was I didn’t like about them. Maybe they were too boomy? Maybe they lacked definition? I don’t know, but I’d managed to convince myself I didn’t like them.

Fast forward to 2014, in order to deflect my increasing frustration with music I decided I would actually change the stock pickups out for something new. This led to the first problem: what to exchange them with?

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