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About the site

This site is intended to be two things:

1. An ongoing blog about my musical work and the misc. intersections between music and my daily life.

2. A canonical, growing archive of my musical output to date.

The first purpose is self-explanatory; to the second purpose, here’s a brief summary of what this site contains:

– A list of songs which I have written, recorded, collaborated on or covered over the years, broken down by year and collaborator as well as indexed alphabetically;

– Detailed entries for each song (see for example Last Minute Loves Songs), including songwriter, lyrics, available recordings, collections those recordings belong to, and commentary on the song itself;

– A list of groups I have worked with creatively over the years, with brief descriptions of each;

– Further detail on each group (see e.g. Heat Lorraine) including history of my involvement, a list of highlights from available recordings, and a full list of all the collections of recordings made with that group; and

– Individual writeups for each collection with a particular group (see e.g. Official The Man So Cool demo), with commentary about the collection and a playlist of the recordings from that collection for ready listening.

Note that the job of creating detailed writeups for many of the collections pages and individual song pages is a big one and will be ongoing for some time; I’ll be noting updates on that front periodically via the blog on the front page of the site.

About Josh

I’m a 30-year-old musician and professional computer nerd living in Portland, Oregon; I work as a moderator and administrator for the community website Metafilter, where I go by cortex. I’ve been making music for as long as I’ve been making noises, and writing and recording original songs since I was 14.

For more detail about my personal musical history, please take a look at my page in the Groups portion of the site.

I also maintain a general blog at, and you’re welcome to follow me on twitter @joshmillard.

If you have questions, suggestions or requests of any sort regarding the site or my music, feel free to contact me at .


  1. Angela wrote:

    That’s right, every single noise Josh has ever made is musical.

    Monday, February 1, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Permalink
  2. I’m not even sure how I found your web site but I’m glad I did. I just posted this on Facebook with a link to your page about Rewrite:

    > Josh Miller documents the creation
    > of one of his original songs. The
    > music is so much more enjoyable now
    > that I’ve learned how and why he
    > wrote it and the iterations he went
    > through on the path to the final
    > lyrics and melody. Thanks for
    > sharing this Josh!

    I hope it sends some traffic your way.

    Please let me know if you ever play in Austin.


    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

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