Jan 26, 2023

Billy's Books 71: The Great Gatsby

Billy reviews the modern masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Apparently it pissed him off that no one appreciated it when initially published, because he knew it was so good. In historical tradition of the arts, it became a classic after he died.

As always, thanks to Saint Louis Public Library for the book. Support your local library!

Jan 16, 2023

Falling So High - Lyric Video

Yes, I just released a new EP, Don't Overthink It. So what have I done? I made a lyrics video from my five year old album, Down.

This is "Falling So High".
Words & music by Billy Dechand
© 2018 Bucktooth Music (ASCAP)

Billy Dechand – voice, guitar, bass, keyboard
Scott McGreer - guitar
Jim Warchol – drums
David Taylor - voice

Video material from Pixabay artists:
DistillVideos, Engin_Akyurt, Iconikmg, Tomislav Jakupec

Jan 2, 2023

Billy's Books 70: The Midnight Library

Billy reviews a regular old novel, The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig. It's a New York Times bestseller, dontcha know. Just a little "flash review", where I don't even tell you whether I like it or not. Cheeky!

As always, thanks to Saint Louis Public Library for the book. Support your local library!

Dec 19, 2022

Two new videos

With the fresh new release of the Don't Overthink It EP, here are two new videos to go along with it.

The first is "Nazis Are Bad"; it saddens/frightens me that it needs to be said at all.

"You're Great" is a song that could be seen to demonstrate "It's not what you say, it's how you say it". But there are many ways to interpret it.

Nov 24, 2022

Billy's Books 69: Shattered Sword

Billy reviews a historical book, Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway, by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully. It's a detailed account of the battle from the perspective of the Japanese navy, but analyzed by Western authors. The conclusions are rather damning. Anyways, it's fascinating if you're into details, logistics, and strategy.

Nov 22, 2022

"Buttered Up" video and UP Playlist

If you've been reading my blog all along, you know my goal has been to make some sort of video for every song on the UP album. Today, after more than a year in the making, it is done. The first song that was created for the album, "Buttered Up", is the last to get its own video. Here it is, with a little help from my friends Seth, Jeff, and Tony's chickens.

Naturally, these videos are all in playlist to match the album sequence:

After the regular album songs are done, I've added some bonus videos. They're stuff like promos, demos, and live cuts. Thanks for listening!