Michael McDaeth News
July 2012: Excellent new review of McDaeth's 7 cd release "The Socket Set" @ MVRemix written by Paul Paradis click here.
May 2013: final edit of video for Saint Lou from Disc No. 2 of The Socket Set - directed by Michael McDaeth
Dec 2012: video for "Hell is Here" from Disc 5 of The Socket Set by Michael McDaeth.
Oct 2012: video for "A Waltz in the Parking Lot" from Disc 6 of The Socket Set by Michael McDaeth.
June 2012: new 7 disc CD case version of The Socket Set now available at cdbaby.com
June 2012: Bandcamp players for the entire Socket Set - all 49 songs available now at mcdaeth's bandcamp store.
January 2012: new music release The Socket Set - 7 discs - 49 songs - written and recorded in 2011 by Michael McDaeth.
The Digital Album version of The Socket Set is available at the McDaeth Bandcamp store. Discs 1&2, 3&4, 6&7 are combined. Disc 5 is by itself.
mp3 song downloads from The Socket Set:
We Ha!.mp3 (lyrics) | It doesn't matter.mp3 | stuck in Abilene.mp3 | Saint Lou.mp3 (lyrics)| surface Life.mp3 (lyrics) | you're gonna wish you didn't know.mp3 (lyrics) | Is it too late to call.mp3 | A Waltz in the Parking Lot.mp3 | Happy just to be Happy.mp3 (lyrics)
About the Socket Set
Vishwakarman is known in Vedic literature to be the architect of the universe. He is The Lord of the Arts, Executor of a thousand Handicrafts, the Carpenter of the Gods, the most eminent of Artisans, the Fashioner of all ornaments, the divine engineer of the world. Vishwakarman designed a remarkable flying palace/chariot for Brahma called Pushpaka. On Pushpaka there were gardens, small palaces, waterfalls, heavenly creatures who sang and played music, beautiful dancing girls, forests and parks. It moved by the will of the driver and appeared as a cloud in the sky. When one stepped on to Pushpaka, they entered a new world where everything was possible. Fighting bears and monkeys enjoyed a ride in it with Lord Rama. Of course, the bears and monkeys could talk and greatly enjoyed the honey-wines that flowed from sparkling waterfalls. Wiswakarman is said to have made Pushpaka from his thoughts first, then he used thunder, lightning bolts, precious metals and jewels, rainbows and millions of flowers– some exquisitely beautiful, some thorny and poisonous.
Welcome to Michael McDaeth's Pushpaka chariot which he calls the Socket Set. Be polite to the fighting bears. Drink the honey wine. Watch out for thorns and lightning bolts. Enjoy the ride.
January 2012: video for Oh Jane from Disc No. 7 of the 7 disc 49 song release The Socket Set - directed by Melbourne filmmaker John Morrison
January 2012: video for Already Know from McDaeth's 1999 disc demo 2000 - directed by Melbourne filmmaker John Morrison.
December 2011: video for Vertical Stripes Horizontal Lines from Disc No. 5 of the 7 disc 49 song release The Socket Set - video created by Jennifer McDaeth
December 2011: video for Everything American from McDaeth's 1998 disc self titled - directed by Melbourne filmmaker John Morrison.
July 2011: McDaeth's short novel Under Protest now available in paperback at Amazon.com click here..
November 30th, 1999. An amateur filmmaker follows a protest singer through the streets of Seattle at the WTO protests. The protest singer, following his gut-hunches, zig zags along the edge of the protest talking to anyone and everyone along the way. He engages the willing and the unwilling with his question of the day, "What do you think of the protest?" Nearly everyone he meets ends up with a copy of his CD. A CD that contains only one song "A Bitter Wind is Blowing" a song he insists is, "The right song for the right time."
June 2011: video for Lookout Below from Disc No. 6 of the upcoming 7 disc release The Socket Set - directed by Melbourne filmmaker John Morrison