Official blog of performing songwriter and musical jack-of-all-trades Eli Maniscalco.

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  • The blog has moved!
    on Aug 14, 2009
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  • New song and an upcoming show
    on Mar 14, 2009 in recording guitar songwriting updates
    If you visit my MySpace page, you'll hear a new song I posted earlier today. It's called "How'd You Get Home" and it's going on the new album. I posted a solo acoustic version for now, but I'm sure I'll do some overdubs eventually.The tuning is DGDGG...
  • Videos - Less Than Treason w/ Eli Maniscalco
    on Feb 27, 2009 in video bass
    Here's one of two videos of Less Than Treason with me on bass from Wednesday's show at Crash Mansion. Visit YouTube to see the other one.
  • Two shows this week
    on Feb 25, 2009 in bass updates
    I've got two events coming up and here they are:TONIGHT! Wednesday Feb. 25th, 11pmLess Than Treason with Eli Maniscalco on bass@ Crash Mansion199 Bowery, ManhattanI think this show is 21+Friday Feb. 27th, 5:30pmFree Music Fridays @ the American Folk.
  • Show-hoppingI haven't posted here in a while, but I'll try to make it more of a regular thing again. Since I usually post updates about my own music and life, I thought I should write about my adventures show-hopping on Friday 2/20.The evening started at th
  • Kinko's
    on Dec 20, 2008 in nyc insider tips
    NYC Insider Tip #4: Two Kinko's locations I recommend:1) W. 40th St. between 5th and 6th Ave.2) E. 78th St. & Lexington Ave.Both have working copiers and paper cutters and I have used each location more than once (I used the Upper East Side one m
  • You Never Know, Umbrella, Album Titles, Calendars
    on Dec 2, 2008 in recording songwriting
    Various updates in one post:"You Never Know" has been a staple of my shows for a long time but I've never recorded it. It might end up on the upcoming album. This song is always "in progress" as there have been maybe five verses w
  • Album progress - thoughts on writing, arranging, production
    on Nov 27, 2008 in recording composition songwriting
    I recently finished a song set to a nice heartwarming jazz waltz (lots of maj7 chords, played fingerstyle). It sounded great when I played it by myself at home, but when I played it for an audience it didn't really work. The music was fine and the ly
  • New album coming
    on Nov 23, 2008 in recording songwriting updates
    I've now got half the songs I need (5 out of a projected 10 or maybe 11) for a full-length album. If I can get down to business and finish the rest, I'll shoot for an early 2009 release date (January or February).Tentative song list, in no parti
  • New profiles, new photos
    on Nov 22, 2008 in updates
    I'm now on Twitter.And ReverbNation.Also, new photos are up on MySpace.
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