UP CD

It's here! The latest Billy D CD, UP! This one is unique in that it was recorded during Covid lockdown. Friends from near and far contributed, creating interesting textures and styles that we'd never have heard if recorded in the usual manner. It was mixed by Jacob Detering of Red Pill Entertainment.

It's available on many online services, including:

Here are some notes on the songs. All songs by Billy D unless noted otherwise:

  1. F-kt Up - EXPLCIT LYRICS
    A song about making mistakes (see OFFICIAL VIDEO or acoustic video)
    (Dechand/Heifetz/Sonenberg/Youngbauer)
    Nicole Colombatto - voice; Al Hifi - voice, bass, guitars, robots; Leslie Sanazaro - voice; Dan Sonenberg - voice, drums, guitars; David Taylor - voice; Mark Youngbauer - guitars; Billy D - voice, bass, guitar
  2. Coming To Terms (With Your Big Forehead)
    A rocker about middle age.
    (Dechand/Rockwood/Sonenberg)
    Scott Rockwood - guitar; Dan Sonenberg - voice, drums; Billy D - voice, bass, robots
  3. Wack
    A midtempo song about losing your marbles. (see SKY LYRICS video OR live video)
    Dan Sonenberg - drums, piano; Billy D - voice, guitar, bass, robots
  4. Buttered Up
    Oh, dangerous flattery; wackiness ensues.
    Dan Sonenberg - drums; Matt Schickele - voice; Billy D - voice, bass, guitar, keys
  5. F Y’All - EXPLCIT LYRICS
    Meditational & confrontational.
    (see Cat Tails video)
    (Dechand/Heifetz)
    Al Hifi - voice; Billy D - voice, guitar, robots
  6. Who Would Jesus Shoot
    An angry rocker. What does He move you to do? (see acoustic video)
    Al Hifi - voice, robots, guitar; Dan Sonenberg - drums; Mark Youngbauer - guitar; Billy D - voice, bass
  7. The Egret
    A garbled treatise on evolution and the environment.
    Al Hifi - voice, guitar; Dan Sonenberg - voice, drums, keys, guitar; Billy D - voice, bass, guitar, keys, robots
  8. Sorry Buddy
    Egret coda. (see Bug video)
    Billy D - voice, robots
  9. Winner
    An acoustic song, sincere amidst all the irony and mayhem. (see Dog Video or acoustic video)
    Billy D - voice, guitar
  10. Fly Over
    An indie rock anthem for the MidWest.
    (Dechand/Taylor)
    Al Hifi - drums; David Taylor - voice; Billy D - voice, guitar, bass
  11. Do What You Do (Don’t What You Won’t)
    Ska song for the independent thinker. Aren't they all, really?
    (Dechand/Schickele)
    Matt Kaden - drums; Matt Schickele - organ; Mark Youngbauer - guitar; Billy D - voice, bass, guitar
  12. Tired, Not Sleepy
    Lush insomnia. (see acoustic video)
    Dan Sonenberg - drums; Mark Youngbauer - guitar; Billy D- voice, bass, robots
  13. Vague But True
    A soundscape: Am I asleep yet?
    Billy D - voice, robots
  14. Lullabye
    Another sincere acoustic song.
    David Helling - voice, guitar; Billy D - voice
  15. History, Making It
    Is this Americana?
    Dan Sonenberg - drums, guitar; Mark Youngbauer - guitar; Billy D - voice, bass, guitar
  16. Rhyme
    The secret to songwriting, with robot brass.
    Billy D - voice, robots