Archive for March, 2009


Saturday, March 28th, 2009
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is done

>I added some synth, redid the vox and solo, did a brand new mix and am nearly in a place where I can let this one go. I have published the new version here and at the music page On a side note met Josh P yesterday – a very talented artist (I am a big fan of) and we discussed his doing the album cover, I hope he does, he is a visionary, and I’d be honored to collaborate with him.


Saturday, March 28th, 2009
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some people are surprised when they visit my site and see the songs I have written. I am basically doing the one man band thing – and have a lot of songs in the works. I do enjoy drumming – and have done so since I was about 5. For me though I really enjoy the whole song building experience – and as much as I like drumming – I find there is a lot more room to roam with songwriting. I have been writing songs, poems and things like this for over 20 years. I once released a tape of songs under the pseudonym Randall, but it was a private release, and never really saw the light of day. it was a stripped down somewhat dark item anyway – so no hard feelings there. I had an “almost” signing with warner bros. records a few years ago…they heard a song I did – and offered me a publishing deal if I could write 4 more like it, and I was instantly at a roadblock. Writing 4 more songs in the same style / genre is a brand new concept – and I did not make it. Right now I have some third parties that are interested in my music – and that is the partial reason for my remixes – and album decision. God willing I will be able to continue on in this path for some time, as I feel like I have a lot to say, many ideas, and I can’t think of anywhere else I’d be happier.


Thursday, March 26th, 2009
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I am on day 3 of redoing Truthsville. This is the first time I have done what the pros call “vocal comping”. I sang several tracks – and then meticulously went through and chose the best phrase of each section. Typically I just do say 3 tracks and choose one – but I have found that most pros do many more ( I read somewhere the Eagles did something like over 50 takes for Hotel California) – and many comp – so why not me? There is a lot to be said for the purist approach of 1 live track – but at this point I don’t have the ability, and besides, I have too often in the past said “good enough”, and it almost always is not in retrospect. I am planning on putting the new versions up on the music section – until I put out the album, which I am looking into cover art for.


Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
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There has been some interest in my past projects, different bands I have worked in, equipment I use etc. Here is some info;

1) I play a Ludwig drum set, drum sizes: 10×13 / 16×16 Floor / 16 x 18 Floor / 16×26 Bass / 6.5×14 Snare. I also use a GMS bell brass (4X14 +/-) and a Noble Cooley (5X14+/-)..I have (and have used) different electronic stuff, Akai MPD 16, XD-5, Simmons Trixer, Octapad 8, Zildjian hats (mastersound) ride (17″) china (19″), loads of softstuff…I use Barcus Barry and Sure mics – with the occasional akg414.

2) I have worked with a lot of different bands and artists. The Dan H Band was my most involved – and personal favorite, We ended up working with Warner Bros records and doing the “you gonna be a staaaaar” thing, it was a real hoot. We spent time in many world class recording facilities, among them; Paisley Park, Ardent, Wisselord. Dan, Trent and Marty were incredible road warriors, and great musicians, and they all continue on to this day in various aspects of the music biz. Here is a link  to some live concert footage.

mixed 4 songs so far

Monday, March 23rd, 2009
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She is the only woman, Hopes run high, Starlight starbright, If I had a wish…which means much more work to do. Funny how a fix on a vox can send one off on a few hour tangent – hopefully it is all for the better. I am considering some bonus tracks for the cd – previously unheard stuff. That would be new. I am still deciding how this will work – so more info as it develops ok? Cheers.


Monday, March 9th, 2009
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I am mixing a compilation CD – which will include many tracks found @ the music section of the website…”why?” you ask – well – simply because I need to fix odd vox and pieces of the different songs and a cd seems a nice exclamation point – and I need to send Cd’s out to some different industry people for some different industry uses…PR, licensing, misc. door knocking, copyrighting…stay tuned. I will make the cd available as a separate purchase – so you will find all of the news and info here as it develops.