July 17, 2014 12:55 am Published by

A pretty waltz written in a moment of bleakness. I composed & arranged the string quartet despite not being able to read or write a note of music. This song is performed here by one of my bands, Casey’s Brain.

The Lady Vanishes

July 17, 2014 12:53 am Published by

This instrumental selection was influenced a lot by the Stone Temple Pilots, Soul Coughing & Cheap Trick – it’s performed by one of my bands, Down With Meyers.

I Really Didn’t Mean It!

July 12, 2014 4:56 pm Published by

I was trying to go for a Buck Owens meets the Rolling Stones in 1965 with the drummer from Blondie kind-of-thing – this song was performed by one of my bands, The Revellaires.

Original Photography: Kitchen Sink

July 12, 2014 4:45 pm Published by

A miscellaneous collection of old and new images. The photograph above is right out of the camera, no Photoshop, filters, special lens or anything. All photographs © John Carmody, Washington, D.C.

Original Photography: My Studio

June 25, 2014 7:40 pm Published by

Most of these images are from a Washington Post Magazine feature. Photos © David C. Kennedy, the Washington Post. The rest? © John Carmody, Washington, D.C.

Mary What’s Her Name

March 8, 2014 12:59 pm Published by

A pretty song I wrote for Mother’s Day. Listen close: it’s in 3/4, 4/4 and 5/4. It’s influenced by the Beatles, Grant-Lee Philips and Simon & Garfunkel. I played all the instruments except the drums (John Orem.)

A Real Moral Let-Down

March 8, 2014 12:58 pm Published by

When I wrote this, I was listening to a lot of Louis Jordan, the Pretenders and Patsy Cline. It’s performed here by one of my bands, Casey’s Brain.

Goodbye My Baby

March 8, 2014 12:57 pm Published by

People of a certain fortunate generation grew up idolizing the guitar riff and guitar solo. This power-pop rocker is performed here by one of my bands, The Revellaires.