a program that does its honest to goodness best effort to transport you somewhere, all from the comfort of your internet connection. It’s called travel stationary as a play on words. Because, yes, it’s like a place where thoughts get jotted down, as in stationary. It’s also…. You get to travel without moving. To be stationary. Hear me spin yarns and thoughts and meditiation and oblique examinations from the comfort of your ears. My name is Bill Baird, a lifelong musician, tinkerer, traveler, ...
Wherein myself and my bandmates undertake a surreal NYC photo session with famed music photographer David Bailey.
This tour was my attempt at a carbon neutral tour. Featured fly infestation, broken axle, unwelcome house shows, PTSD tow truck driver, a pit bull named Sunshine, a show on a weed farm, and oh so much more.By Bill Baird
Wherein I describe the song.
Wherein I examine two songs, recorded on successive days.
Wherein I describe my time at the famed Esalen Institute.
This radio segment, originally aired on KUT Austin, follows me as I teach a songwriting class at Austin High School.
Profile of me and my old studio on KUT.
Wherein I describe the mall hellscape of Bay Street in Emeryville, CA, and watching Frozen 2 there, situated cozily atop a Native American burial ground.
Wherein I describe meeting these purveyors of modern schlock dumpster rock, and perform a karaoke version of "Under the Bridge."By Bill Baird
Oops. Here is "Man's Heart Complaint" Goodbye Vibrations style.By Bill Baird
Wherein I discuss writing the song, recopying Whitman's Leaves of Grass (1st edition!), and share an unreleased version.By Bill Baird
In which I describe writing the song and the story "The Fading Ear" which preceded the tune.By Bill Baird
In which I describe writing the song while working at the zilker train station.... and the various iterations of the tune.By Bill Baird
In which I describe the disconnect between effort and result in my own little personal hell of songwriting.By Bill Baird
In which I describe the arrival of the song "We'll Meet Again Someday, or We Won't" in a dream and its incarnations up to the present moment.
In which I describe getting rejected by my teenage first love and by Ethan Hawke. Describes background of the song and some associated humorous stories.By Bill Baird
"Change is always the same" Moving in and out of studios. A continuation.
"Change is always the same" A description of my life moving in and out of studios.
In which I examine several incidents of lost illusions, focusing on over-hyped rock concerts.By Bill Baird
In which I describe and deconstruct the great american road trip I took in 1998.