Release Day!

New Release June 4, 2021 – A Perfect Cliché – De-Lucked Addition (expanded re-issue with linking narrative) now available exclusively on bandcamp (digitally) or limited edition cassette from Surkeus Records

For those who have not heard yet, I’ve recently been added to the artist roster of the Victoria, BC-based Surkeus record label… to introduce my music to this new crop of ears, we are releasing/re-releasing my 2019 concept album A Perfect Cliché, expanded for the first time with its originally intended linking narrative elements as performed by Newmanville’s own Stephen Fuller (founder of the Goat Festival, etc.)

The release is primarily a limited run on cassette, but for the un-taped (un-spooled?), I have also uploaded the full version on bandcamp for your listening (and purchasing, should you be so inclined…) pleasure… This song cycle was always intended to be an old-school ‘headphone’ music experience, in the style of the classic albums that helped me fall in love with music some many moons ago. For best results, our crack team of dedicated scientists recommend ingesting the program in a single sitting with, perhaps, some other aids as needed, such as: a stick of jasmine incense, a tall melty candle, a glass of something relaxing and wet, a pair of the big clunky style of comfy headphones, a bean bag chair/hammock/wicker bowl chair, a lava lamp, a black light (with poster), a basement with wood paneled walls, and, if needed, any other ingestible or inhalable mood enhancers as are allowed by the laws and/or customs of your current domestic proximity…

Special thanks to Ben Mullin, first and foremost, this is his album too… if you are listening and thinking ‘whoa that sounds really cool’ there’s an 82.7% chance that Ben is the reason. The other musician contributors include Doug Hendry, Amanda Giles (aka Thrum Mother), Josh Hofman, John Dillabough, and the immortal Keith Glass.

I’m also grateful to Josef Mieto for inviting me to run away to the Surkeus, the reason I finally got around to ‘finishing’ the project.

And lastly, I’m very pleased to finally add Stephen Fuller’s name to the credits… His narration has languished in an almost forgotten shared google drive folder all these many years waiting for its chance to finally shine… shine away I say! Shine on! It was never all for not!

Enjoy Yourself!

This started as a light/sound test for my streaming set up but came out pretty fun so I thought I would share… This is my cover of a cover— Enjoy Yourself was written in the 40s and made famous by Guy Lombardo, it came to my attention in a version by Todd Snider… Enjoy!

All I Want for Christmas is Covid Vaccine…

All I want for Christmas is Covid Vaccine… Bruce Enloe December 2020

It’s been so long since we got sent home, watched tv, gotten fat, and… uh… marinated…

Oh gosh oh gee, how happy we’d be if we could only get vaccinated!

All I want for Christmas is Covid Vaccine…

It’s not a hoax – if it makes you croak, don’t take off your mask because yer feelin grouchy!

In a little while… we’ll see your smile… so try to be a little more like Dr. Fauci!

Please stay cool… yes, we all hate rules… it’s not personal the problems are systemic…

Stay out of trouble, stay in your bubble… And we’ll see the other side of this pandemic

We all get tired, it’s hard to stay inspired… but if yer ready for it here’s a couple tips…

Just sit back… accept the facts… relax and enjoy the a-po-ca-lypse!

The right wing shoots, and the left wing loots, and the politicians all seem to ignore us…

So we’ll have to stay smart… and six feet apart… and sing a harmony when we get to the chorus…

All we want for Christmas is Covid vaccine…

All I Want for Christmas is Covid Vaccine

Bruce Enloe- December 2020

It’s been so long since we got sent home, watched tv, gotten fat, and… uh… marinated… Oh gosh oh gee, how happy we’d be if we could only get vaccinated!

All I want for Christmas is Covid Vaccine…

It’s not a hoax – if it makes you croak, don’t take off your mask because yer feelin grouchy! In a little while… we’ll see your smile… so try to be a little more like Dr. Fauci!

Please stay cool… yes, we all hate rules… it’s not personal the problems are systemic… Stay out of trouble, stay in your bubble… And we’ll see the other side of this pandemic

We all get tired, it’s hard to stay inspired… but if yer ready for it here’s a couple tips… Just sit back… accept the facts… relax and enjoy the a-po-ca-lypse!

The right wing shoots, and the left wing loots, and the politicians all seem to ignore us… So we’ll have to stay smart… and six feet apart… and sing a harmony when we get to the chorus… All we want for Christmas is Covid vaccine…

3 Albums and a Single!

Hi Folks–

I just thought I’d loop you in on my musical progress this year as I just kinda realized it myself… I guess all this (lack of live gig…) downtime has helped me to be mildly productive after all… So, as it turns out (in case anyone hasn’t been paying attention) I have actually released 3 albums and a single this year!

First off – the single: “The New Not So Normal”

Released in June, this is the only ‘conventional’ release of the year, as in, the only one written, recorded, and released this year… In the spirit of 2020, yes, it is a little grim, but hey, I can only write I what I know ok? And don’t worry, it ends on a pretty upbeat note… (Thanks to Ben Mullin, Brad Sucks, and Doug Hendry for help with this one…)

Next — the kid music record: “The Time Machine”

Released waaay back in February, this is an assemblage of demos and home recordings of less “grown-up” sounding stuff from the the last several years that I had been collecting and sitting on… I am really proud of a few of these and my daughter loves them all… maybe you will too! Check out the title track if you need a little extra sugar in your coffee…

Next — the high school band album: NME “Naked Monkeys Eat”

This is another curation, this time of the best recordings I could find, assemble and (mildly) edit from my high-school/year-after-high-school funk-punk-pop-metal-goofball band NME… chock full of catchy toe-tappers, the song themes may be a little dated (remember when George Bush senior was an evil tyrant?) but the overall effect is pretty awesome… AAAND my friend Marshall said it reminds him of World Party… so how’s that for a pitch? Hell yeah!

And finally — the cowpunk record: Odus Krumly “Cold Beer & Hard Penis”

OK, so a group of 20-something musician dudes share a house a block away from the coldest Lone Star beer cooler in Austin, Texas in the early 90s… What do you expect? Yes, the songs are filthy, silly, cornball, and, perhaps, “overly influenced by being under the influence.” But they are also almost uniformly clever, and, sometimes, even hilarious…

So, there you have it, I’ve somehow managed to check a few boxes on the musical to-do list this year, even without much in the way of gigs or recording… Problem is… Now I’m running out of ways to procrastinate working on the new record… Wait, I know! Maybe I’ll write a post about all the ways I was actually productive this year? After all, get this… it turns out I released 3 Albums and a Single! Yeah, that’s a good one… (eye-roll) OK OK… back to work…