Saturday, October 10, 2020

Grateful Dead Influenced Remix


This remix features Joe Bone's lyrics and lead vocals.  I played "the Grateful Dead" which was really a great trip down memory lane.  Jerry is a huge influence on my playing as well as all the players in the band.  I didn't realize how infused their style was in my psyche until I started recording this.  If you're a dead head, you know where this song comes from.

Joe Bone is a ccMixter artist and uploaded his vocals to the Time Of Terror remix event.  As soon as I heard the chorus, I imagined the last line being "We Are The Dead Heads" and from there everything fell into place as if Jerry was being channeled somehow.  Even if it's all in my head, it was still a great time jamming in the headphones.  

This song lifts my spirits and I hope it does you the same.  We're all going to the great gig in the sky someday.  Until then, jam on!


Monday, September 14, 2020

A Love Song for Lo-fi Lovers


Spinningmerkaba  Firefly Single

Featuring the vocals and lyrics of ccMixter artist Panu, That's All I Want To Do is my contribution to the ccMixter FireFly Secret Mixter Event.  It captures the dusty essence of Panu's distinct style with a lo-fi production approach that garnered and Editorial Pick from Texas Radio Fish.  This love song is one for those going deep.

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Lyrics (by Panu)

i’m not sleeping very well
My concentration is gone to hell
i’ve fallen under some ancient spell
Must be the gypsy in you

if you’re not looking for a game of chance
Or the easy passion of a quick romance
aAbrand new partner for the same old dance
Then i’ve got a deal for you

When it’s time to pick up the pieces of your latest broken down love affair
Somehow inside you know
You don’t need permission and you owe it to your heart
Let’s fall together and just let go

Be my lover, be my liar
Hold my ego to the fire
If there’s a chance to be your heart’s desire
That’s all i want to do

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Sleeperspaceborn's Remix of Shine is A Hard Rock Gem

Jason Brock Shine Sleeperspaceborn Remix


Sleeperspaceborn's remix "Way To Love" features the vocal source tracks from a recent vocal upload of mine and was awarded an Editorial Pick for its powerful hard rock feel and production.   Here's what that review says about the track:

"This powerful, exciting hard rock remix by sleeperspaceborn takes Spinningmerkaba’s inspiring vocals and pushes them to 11! ROCK ON." -Kara Square

Sleeperspaceborn is the alias of Andrew Nissley, who releases original music as Vetra Miga.  You can discover more of his work by visiting his website.

Vetra Miga

The vocals featured in this remix were uploaded for the Break The Silence music event held by and are from the original track "Shine" which is released on Jason Brock's music channels.  

These two versions of the same song are like sister galaxys in the universe of independent rock.  May we all shine on!


Download Sleeperspaceborn's Remix "Way To Love"

Monday, April 20, 2020

Where Nothing Feels Wrong | Lyrics Video

Edited together for the Us Universe Secret Mixter, this lyrics video uses stock footage from Pixabay to give you a visual ride into the imagination "Where Nothing Feels Wrong." Where are we going in this post pandemic era that is about to unfold?

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Pandemic Blues

Pandemic Blues

Released March 21st on under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License.

Pandemic Blues is a classic ragtime track that takes us back to a time we’ve almost forgotten, but now are drawing inspiration from. The early 20th century was a time where the style and perseverance of a people carried through. A time where the world lost millions and still had the courage to look toward the future.

Now, with the COVID-19 virus sweeping the globe, we are once again reminded of the fragility of life, of the importance of the simple things. Spinngingmerkaba’s track immediately takes us to a place of familiarity, like an old time movie or looking at old photos. The lyrics are simple yet tell a story that is filled with questions, contemplation, and a touch of humor. If your a fan of the classics, then Pandemic Blues may well ease the tension during one of our time’s most difficult struggles.

Pandemic Blues features the musical talents of artist unreal_dm and is free to share under a non-commercial creative commons license.

Pandemic Blues is now available at:



Thursday, February 13, 2020

Originally released under Creative Commons license at, "Sticky Bumps" has enjoyed a sweet ride on the internet since 2011. 

Now you can get the high quality version.  The re-release dropped on my new site at CDBaby today in .wav format. 

This is a must add to any surf rock collection. 

Get it at SpinningMerkaba at CDBaby