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new song > lay it down

I have to tell you, this song posed some new challenges. It was one of the first songs I did where I sat down and kind of felt like just going out to the hot tub and saying…why bother? There was not a particular reason, it was just one of those motivational challenges. No inspiration,

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the Olympics and music

I was watching the Olympics last night with my daughter and I was struck with the similarities between competing for a medal, and performing and releasing music. Apart from the fact that a gold record and an Olympic gold medal are icons of success, I was thinking more along the lines of the “behind the

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new song > dust and divine

this song started out with an experimental drum sound I’ve been chasing – then with the ring of the snare being more or less in the key of the song, the decision was made to emphasize that, and save the other sound for another day… there was a total 4 mics on the snare (top,

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snare drums, sounds and production

I am working on the next song and I find myself really wanting the “right” snare sound. It is a bit strange – since I am often flying fast and furious while recording, and will use various mics and placements – just to execute the idea…but not this time. The last time I really spent

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new song > hotbed

this is a song I started in September…it has about 20 different drum / percussion tracks – a tuba bass line, horns galore, clarinet, whistles, marimba, and a general feeling of New Orleans…aiming for and hitting that vibe I hope. I did not have a lot of time to spend on this one- as we

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back in the USA…kind of

physically at least. It was a wobbly return to say the least. Actually everything was fine until Chicago. 1) Our luggage was lost. 2) I was confused with another David Hill and separated from my family for questioning…they never said what the other David Hill did, but they did apologize to me for the mistaken

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well – it’s been a great time in NL!

we have been in Holland for 5 days and it has been really incredible. If you are here for the first time – feel free to look at the music section, where I post songs that are more or less finished. I think the most popular song I have done so far is “Glorious Day”…

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new song > squank

The definition for squank is (as defined by the urban dictionary); 1.(n.)An unseen energy or force said to be the basis of all music creativity. From pre-macedonian lore related to those that are deeply driven by musical ambition. example; It must be the squank that drives those musicians to play with so much heart and

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New Song! someshine