Music at Noon 2016: The most eclectic show ever? (LIVE VIDEO)

Music at Noon 2016 show pic

Music at Noon, Feb 3, 2016 – Sacramento, CA

By all accounts, last month’s Music at Noon show in Sacramento was a big success:
the audience cheered, the show host, Brad, seemed very happy (He actually said
our show was “the most diverse” show he had ever had there!), and I pulled off
three challenging classical pieces as well as doing a bunch of original music
and even some standards, joined by singer Danielle Wachowski and flutist
Caleb Hathaway.
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“Flower Child” Music Video

Here is the music video for my new track “Flower Child,” which we created by putting together footage of friends and family. Thank you to everyone who participated in making this video happen.

“Flower Child”
featuring Cory Norris
by Chris Goslow
mixed by Josh Wolfer

Intro:
Baby You
Got those baby blues
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Something Has Happened to Me (Maybe It’s Christmas)

This is the new recording of my Christmas song “Something Has Happened to Me
(Maybe It’s Christmas).” I wrote this good feeling number back in 2008, but I
knew that I wanted to redo it when the time came. I determined to get it done
for this Christmas, but it wasn’t easy. I suppose after waiting six years, I
felt the pressure to make the recording as great as possible. When I heard this
version a few nights ago I was ecstatic. To me, this version captures the fun,
family spirit of the song… I hope it warms your heart and brightens your
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Brothers on Stage! Me and my Bro Performing (Live VIDEO)

Last month my brother, Jonas Goslow, performed with me onstage for an event in Rocklin, Ca. This was significant because although we are both professional performers and ALWAYS play music at home when we get together, we had NEVER performed together onstage since grade school (!) (That is, with the exception of some impromptu performances we did while traveling in South Africa, England, and Ireland in 2011).

Chris Goslow and band April 12 2014

The band (left to right) Damian Chambers (drums), Michael Falsetto (guitar), Chris Goslow (vox/keys), Jonas Goslow (vox). Photo by Charr Crail. 4/12/14 Rocklin, CA

My brother is also a fantastic songwriter in his own right (visit his website) and a great singer (he performs the

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Classical Pianist shows off Rap Prowess! My “Solitary” Mixtape

A couple of years ago, when I first moved to Sacramento and got married, I started recording new verses to previous hip hop instrumentals, at the pace of roughly one new one a week. This was at the advice and tutelage of my good buddy Martin Lavendar aka Lord Lav, a hip hop expert and a great teacher who helped me hone my craft. I wrote and recorded dozens of verses, and at some point Martin suggested that I put them out as a mixtape. Below is said mixtape, which I decided to collect together and put up in two videos on Youtube. I called it “Solitary Mixtape” because I wrote all of these while working by myself out in my “office” in the garage of the house we used to live in. The topic of the lyrics is mostly me reflecting on my inner life, the good, the bad, and the ugly…. because no one is more solitary than when they are in their own mind.

The source of the music is attributed in each track. I used a variety of instrumentals ranging from ODB and Necro to drum n bass (and a few that I made, some with the help of drummer Robert Kennedy). The recording is not of great production quality, nor is it mixed, but this is more about writing and rapping. Maybe I will make highly quality recordings of some of these and release them to the world. In the meantime, I wanted to share this. Consider it a “Work in (and of my) Progress:”

 

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“Punchline King” – Piano Hip Hop Video

So I keep realizing how important it is to just keep creating and sharing what I got going on.  Today I made this quick video (with a little camera work from my wife) of me performing a verse I wrote called “Punchline King.”  This is actually one verse of a 3 verse song that I have been working on, which is intended to be about the lyrics and the piano playing, plus ultimately probably drums/bass.  This is it in its current form.  Hope you like:

 

Lyrics:

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“Snuggle Bunny” featuring Lord Lav (Official Video)

 

 

Here it is!  The official “Snuggle Bunny” music video,  directed by Matt Baker and featuring the vocal stylings of myself and Lord Lav, the talented UK-based hop hop artist who here has been transformed into a 3-d animated puppet rabbit! Perfect for the occasion, I’d say. The video also features Continue reading

“Life is Beautiful” – Original Verse (LIVE)

This is a verse I performed for my good buddy Allan Samson aka “The Next Level” at my interview with him last month. I think this is a powerful verse with a positive message. Note: I did not do the beat, it was on at the radio station. If you know what it is, please let me know and I will amend this post. 😉

(performed on the Next Level TV in Hayward, CA 8/4/13)

“Life is Beautiful”
by Chris Goslow
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Writings Your English Teacher Would Never Approve Of: The Rap Side of My Music (Listen!)

My life has taken many unexpected turns. I never expected I would release an album of love songs (see I Love You), and honestly, I never expected I would be into rap. In fact, as a child, I didn’t think I liked rap, except perhaps for MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This,” which I thought was really cool, Continue reading