Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Performance News: With Electric Monk! Saturday, December 21st, 8pm at A House

Electric Monk's next show is coming up in a little less than 2 weeks from today! So come one and all for an hour and a half of original music in the cool laid-back atmosphere of A House.

As with our last show, Ed Schaeffer will be pounding away (tastefully, mind you) on the drums, with Kyle Scheihagen generally holding down the bottom end.  Greg Tackett, alas, could not join us due to other commitments and has left the band, but we wish him well.  In his place, for most of the night, will be Fugue State's Khiel Jeffcoat playing guitar and violin.  We've been hard at work preparing for the show, so we hope you'll join us in sharing the fruits of our labor.

To buy tickets, or for more info, CLICK HERE!

WHEN (日期): 12 / 21 / 2013 (Sat) 20:00
WHERE (場地): A House
ADDRESS (地址): Click the address for directions.
No. 18, Alley 5, Lane 107, Fu Xing S. Rd., Section 1, Da-an District, Taipei City
PHONE (旁電話): (02) 2778-8612
COST (票價): 預售/現場 NT$350 (includes 1 FREE Drink)
WHY: With almost two hours of great music at a nice cozy cafe with plenty of good drinks to 
choose from and good friends to hang out with, what could be better?
Check out the videos below from our last show at A House!
Or go www.hagenmusic.net to view them there.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New from Hagen Music: "Dual/Duel"

(music & lyrics: Brent D. Scheihagen)

I never wanted isolation
to be here on my own
but when my voices goes calling
only echoes bring it home

We are the silence
We are the darkness in your heart
We are the master
the one who keeps you torn apart

*          *          *

Friday, June 28, 2013

New from Hagen Music: "Sainthood (聖徒身分)"

(music & lyrics: Brent D. Scheihagen)

You say you’ve got spirit
 but I just don’t feel it
And all that we feared is coming round  
You say it’s a breakthrough,
but I don’t believe you
And all that we can do is suffer now

I  never felt so low
But I won’t disappoint you
I may disappoint you

Friday, May 17, 2013

New Music: CSNY's "Country Girl"

Country Girl
(Neil Young; arr. Brent Scheihagen)
"Country Girl" is a song originally written by Neil Young and recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young for their album "Deja Vu." The full title of the song is "The Country Girl Suite (a. Whiskey Boot Hill b. Down Down Down c. Country Girl I Think You're Pretty)."
I recorded this song as a kind of study some time ago, especially having done my best to learn and recreate the vocal harmonies. The rest of the arrangement differs to greater or lesser extent from the original. Anyway, I always loved the original.
Along with the Beatles, the Band and a few odd things like the Strauss's opening theme to "Also Sprach Zarathustra" and "The Blue Danube Waltz," Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were another group that I recall enjoying before I had even learned to read.  Later, I received the CSN box set from a family friend while in high school and spent a lot of time learning how to harmonize by picking out and singing the different parts.  (I was especially enamored with Crosby at the time, which usually meant picking out the middle harmony - the most difficult!)  This song will not be the last in which I pay tribute to one of my early inspirations.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

New from Hagen Music and Danger Young: "Check My Smile"

(Music & lyrics by Terry Luan, arranged by Terry, Brent D. Scheihagen, Aaron Kraft, Mia & Erykah Wu)
叫我千萬富翁  有的錢比記憶體還多
付錢從來不  錢滾的利息收入最多
不要金 我們只有黑
用它來刷無盡的願望  數不完的想像

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New from Hagen Music: "Give It a Try"

(music & lyrics: Brent D. Scheihagen)

Gonna catch the moon 
     in a gunny sack
Gonna drive the sun 
     across the endless track
Gonna build some wings 
     and we won’t come back
Gonna kiss the sky …
… give it a try

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Work in Progress #8: News, Shows and Videos! January 24, 2013

Greetings all friends and fans of Hagen Music:

The workaday life that is teaching English in Taiwan continues to be a detriment to musical pursuits, but as always I'm pressing on with new music and performances as much as possible.  So I'm happy to bring good news as I've started performing once again!  Here's a run down of the latest news:

1) New collaborations and old - Guitarist Greg Tackett joins me on the road, while reuniting in the studio with friends Terry Luan and Aaron Kraft.

2) Performances - With our first gig under our belts, Greg and I look forward to performing regularly at venues across Taipei.

3) Videos - A couple of highlights from the "pilot" performance with Greg Tackett.

4) Photos - We were very lucky to have professional photographer, Zenith Lin, in our audience at last month's show and he was kind of enough to share them with us.

5) ... and more new music coming soon!