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North Korean Cannibal Songwriting with Joe Graves

Joe Graves Composer Quest

My cousin Joe Graves’ songwriting skills somehow flew under the radar in my family, until he finally performed some of his songs this past Christmas. In Composer Quest Episode 36, Joe plays and talks about the music he wrote for his band Goodnight Gorillas. He was inspired to make dark music by his older brothers Matt and Nate (Ep. 4), but he’s been developing his own singing and songwriting style. Joe shares some of his lyrical inspiration, including a story about a famine in North Korea that forced some people to dig up dead bodies for food.

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Joe played an acoustic version of his song “In Caves” live:

Episode Soundtrack

  • 0:00 – Original Composer Quest Theme Song by Joe Graves
  • 0:40 – “The Aisles” – Goodnight Gorillas (Book About the End, 2012)
  • 1:08 – “Call Me Maybe” – Dave Kropf Arrangement (2013)
  • 1:32 – “Pretty Mouth” – Goodnight Gorillas (Book About the End, 2012)
  • 2:05 – “II” – Charlie McCarron (The Mystery of Grey Matters: L+R, 2008)
  • 2:19 – Untitled (North Korean Cannibal Song) – Joe Graves (2013)
  • 2:41 – “In Caves” – Goodnight Gorillas (Acoustic Composer Quest video, 2013)
  • 4:47 – “In Caves” – Goodnight Gorillas (Book About the End, 2012)
  • 6:16 – “Millennia” – With a Gun for a Face (Autocrat, 2013)
  • 6:47 – “Read the Surface” – Goodnight Gorillas (Book About the End, 2012)
  • 14:12 – “Twisted Ladders” – Goodnight Gorillas (Book About the End, 2012)
  • 15:48 – “Doorbell Song” – Analog (Back to the Basics, 2003)
  • 19:32 – “The Dial” – Joe Graves (2013)
  • 23:57 – “Book About the End” – Goodnight Gorillas (Book About the End, 2012)
  • 24:54 – Untitled – Joe Graves (2013)
  • 26:08 – “For a Girl Worth More Than Fifty States” – Charlie McCarron (The Mystery of Grey Matters: L, 2008)
  • 26:58 – “Sidewalk Lunch” – Charlie McCarron (The Mystery of Grey Matters: L, 2008)
  • 27:18 – “Merry Little Christmas” – Charlie McCarron (The Mystery of Grey Matters: R, 2008)

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