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as I launch this new
music project
despite my
noisy-ass
cats

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BIO

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I am an independent musician who has bounced around between the US and Asia recording out of a wheely-bag under the name Cousin Isaac for the past few decades.

These days I pretty much stay put in California ever since one of the cats that my girlfriend and I brought back from Laos got injured, requiring round-the-clock care, turning me into a full-time kitty daddy. Meanwhile, my other cat keeps me up all night yowling.

So now I am attempting the near-impossible: to re-brand and jump start my musical career under the yoke of my feline overlords.  Wish me luck!

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Just Can't Take It No More Music Video Still

New Music Video: Just Can’t Take It No More (Early Version)

Hot off the presses, here is a music video for Just Can’t Take It No More  that I am working on. Both the video and the song itself are still works in progress and, as always, I’d love to get your feedback.  So, let me know what you think at [email protected] Thanks!  ...

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Work in Progress on SoundCloud

Isaac Toast · Works in Progress Here are mostl the tracks I have been working on in various states of completion.  There are a few new additions I haven’t mentioned yet- a piano intro, a seventies tv show theme song inspired track called Melancholy Flower, and a dirty little groove called Dirty Pretty Tings (for…...

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Horse's Mouth (Rough Mix) Music Video Rough Cut

New Horse’s Mouth Music Video Rough Cut

I’m starting to get excited about releasing all this new music I have been working on. And I’ve mentioned how I’ve gotten a bit hung up on getting the feel of the bass right on Horse’s Mouth which is to be my first single. I think it is to the point where I am almost…...

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Horse's Mouth by Isaac Toast on SoundCloud

New Version of Horse’s Mouth

Isaac Toast · Horse's Mouth (Rough Mix) [Featuring Jah Bonz] Here is a new version of Horse’s Mouth. I think this is pretty close to done. I am debating whether to send it off to be mixed and mastered elsewhere. More ears are better, but I am also on a pretty tight budget. The question…...

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The Genius Said So

I’ve had this song in my head for years and never recorded it or even played it out loud until now. This is a rough draft of the work in progress. It’s about a guy who’s cult leader, or perhaps the voice in his head or perhaps even his God tells him to go and…...

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I Hired Dropout Media for Marketing

I’ve  been listening to a bunch of podcasts to learn how to market my music while say, doing the dishes. Pretty much all of them say that running Facebook ads to send people to your website’s email list (and to some extent your Spotify as well) are the way to go.  I experimented with ads a…...

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Video preview of Isaac Toast holding bass discussing why he is taking so long to release Horse's Mouth

Why haven’t I released my first single yet?

So… I have been hearing the baseline to Horse’s Mouth in my head for years.  And now I am  working on recording it the way I hear it in my head.  But, I haven’t played bass in years. I mean, I was never an actual bass player. Same with guitar. And piano. And drums. That…...

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I just can't take it no more video by Isaac Toast

I Just Can’t Take it No More

Here’s another work in progress track I’ve had in my head for years and am only now recording. The lyrics sound like a cry for help but, like a lot of my songs, they really just sounded good to me. I added the last verse recently, which turned the song into being about giving up…...

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"Subjugated By the Feline" video by Isaac Toast

Subjugated by the Feline

So… my life is basically all cats all the time. I am a full time kitty daddy ever since our little Peanut went missing around the beginning of the pandemic. I found her two days later all messed up. Its a long story but basically the doctors suggested euthanasia, saying she may never walk again…...

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Elbow Room

This is the track that got me back into doing music again after a years-long hiatus. I started recording it at the beginning of the Pandemic using Logic, to which I was new. So, it took me a while to get the hang of Logic and get back into the swing of making and writing…...

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Off TV Cold Turkey

Hello, my name is Isaac Toast and I am a TV addict. Ever since I decided to make a last ditch effort to make music again, I’ve decided to completely give up TV. I’ve done this in the past a few times. When we lived in Japan we had no TV and thus I was…...

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Got my new bass

My new Ibanez TMB35 Talman 5-String short neck bass arrived today.  I read the reviews so wasn’t expecting much, but wanted to try it for myself and there were very few 5 string short neck basses in my price range. Mainly, I wanted to replace the bass line in my new song “Horse’s Mouth” which…...

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Horse's Mouth Preview

Horse’s Mouth

Here’s a preview of my work in progress: “Horse’s Mouth”. This will be my first single as Isaac Toast on my indie label idnote and will feature an intro by Jah Bonz. I wrote this song in my head decades ago- perhaps 3 of them. But as far as I recall I have never recorded…...

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Hello World!

Welcome to my new musical life as Isaac Toast. Some of you may know me as Cousin Isaac.  Well, like 3 of you anyway. But even though I have only a few monthly listeners on Spotify, you can Google Cousin Isaac and at least I come up first and have my own knowledge panel. That…...

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