Friday, August 30, 2013

The End AKA The Beginning

The project is over. I should have written this last week when I posted the last song, but I'm no expert at saying goodbye. The last song I posted was not a new one. It is from my days recording in Highland Park, and given the name it seemed like a nice way to go out.

The end of the song-a-week project is not really an end to anything. It is more like a graduation. I learned a lot from spending nearly half a year working on a weekly deadline, and I am going to apply that new knowledge to the next things I do.

Speaking of which, here is the next thing I did. My good friend Gibbons and I have been wanting to collaborate on something for a long time, mostly because of a picture that was taken of us. That collaboration has finally happened and the result is "Overjoyed", by us, Russians With Rabbits.



Friday, August 23, 2013

It's Over Now



Friday, August 16, 2013

Down By The Sea





Friday, August 9, 2013

What Happened





Friday, August 2, 2013

Out Here In The Sunshine

As of this writing, the song isn't done yet. It is Thursday night. I've still got to lay down drums and bass, and hopefully some kind of melody thing with Gibbons playing saw. I feel weird about this song. I love certain parts of it, but as it is currently written it feels like there is a better song hiding underneath what I have right now. The words may not be quite right.

It is now Late afternoon the next day. I have finished this song at the last possible minute. I am now off to play at Ouizi's closing exhibition at the Barbershop Gallery. Gibbons wasn't around so the saw became an electric guitar solo. First time for electric guitar on this project. I can definitely feel myself getting into a groove. Too much so, in fact. Maybe I am putting this stuff off so much because I'm ready for a change. I knew once I started writing commentary I would jynx the project.

Anyway, it is almost literally the last minute. Here are the links.






Friday, July 26, 2013

The Same

     So I guess I'm going to try and write about these songs here from now on. I wish I had been doing that all along, but hey, I didn't really know what I was getting into when I started this project. I still don't know, really. Just doing the best I can.

     20 songs now. This one I am not especially proud of, to be honest. Friday morning came around I didn't have anything new to record so I pulled out this "tired old song", (that's what Gibbons called it when we were recording,) and it sounds OK but it just doesn't feel right to put something I've recorded before in the mix. This week I should able to get back to my regular writing routine, and I hope to have something to publish that I'm really proud of. 

     Interesting note about this song. It is a freestyle song. What that means is that I wrote it using a specific method. That method being: I pick up a guitar or something, hit record on some device, and make up a song off the top of my head. No stops, no effing around. I used to do this a LOT. Now not so much. Another song in this project, Security, is kind of a freestyle song. The first verse was made up, and I wrote the rest of it the old fashioned way.

 


Friday, July 19, 2013

My Heart Is On The Road