Archive for February, 2012

new song > my lady

Monday, February 27th, 2012
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this song came about rather accidentally in response to my daughters request for something simple with no zaps and bleeps in my song…ahem… well I planned on a straightforward no zappz, but you will hear a few of these anyway – sorry Kaylee :-)- anyway this is a straightforward rocker, a little on the dirty (sonically) crunchy guitar, pumping bass and drums utilizing the glynJohnsMethod microphone placement…it has a kind of classic live drum room sound that I was pleased with, and I hope to be tweaking over the next few songs. The link I just provided has a good in depth description, and the thumbnail below shows a basic rough draft image (as seen looking at the drums from the front). The subkick I mentioned will be coming later, but I also used a new compressor called the Rocket on the drums (go ahead you can download and try for free). For the record, this song is not about my wife or daughter…you’d probably be quite surprised to know who it really is about – but that’s gonna have to stay in the artistic license area…you know, as I’ve said – you don’t want to peek too far behind the curtain, right? So – here is the song, and the lyrics are below

my lady

she said all i ever wanted from you
was to love me every way
she said all i ever wanted from you
was to make me high
she said all i ever wanted from you
was the all day every day
she said all i ever wanted from you
was the wings to fly

oh my my my my lady
oh my my my lady day

she said when you gonna make me feel
the way i am supposed to feel?
she said when you gonna show me
all the reasons why?
she said when you gonna give me
all the things i’m supposed to have
she said when you gonna understand
i need to hide?

oh my my my my lady
oh my my my lady day

radioscat

livin in the glow

oh my my my my lady
oh my my my lady day
(2X)

glyn johns mic placement

Are you a Christian pacifist? Perhaps you should consider;

Sunday, February 26th, 2012
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the conscientious objector takes as his standard, not the Cross—which is a cruel thing, a thing which sheds blood and blasts life—but the teachings of Jesus, which have no meaning apart from His Cross, consequently he is in danger of becoming a bloodless kind of individual. Immediately you come face to face with realities there has to be war to the death. It is absurd to call Christianity a system of non-resistance; the great doctrine of Christianity is resistance “unto blood?” against sin. If a man does not resist physically it is only in order that he may resist all the more morally; where moral resistance does not tell, then physical resistance must. Take Our Lord Himself, we read that He went into the Temple and cast out them that sold and bought, overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and in a voice of thunder ordered the whole crowd out. Is He the “meek and mild and gentle Jesus” there? Up to the time of the war we had a Christianity that had lost the element of fight, the element of grit and judgment; the war has brought back these elements. There is something appalling about human life, and if we make our own private conscience the standard and remain in the offing on the conscientious line, we shall come under the curse of Meroz who “came not to the help of the Lord . . . against the mighty.” My aim is not to be the saving of my own soul, getting myself put right for heaven, but battling to the death for what the Cross of Christ stands for. The great thing is not the teaching of Jesus, but what He came to do for the human race, viz., to make the way back to God. It cost Him His life to do it, and the writer to the Hebrews says, “ Consider Him . . . lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.” Have I got the iron of the Cross of Christ into my conscience, or am I a weak sentimentalist, kind and generous, but with nothing of the nature of the Cross in me? Is there anything in me that would go to the death for Jesus Christ’s sake, or do I easily knuckle under because I base all on the teachings of Jesus instead of on His Cross? Conscientiousness is an ingredient in human nature, but the first and foremost relationship in Christianity is the sovereign preference for Jesus Christ.

Chambers, O. 1996, c1947. Biblical ethics. Marshall, Morgan & Scott: Hants UK

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Friday, February 24th, 2012
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…so I finished up several tunes and am getting ready to send my next batch of 15 off to my licensing company. I was talking to my daughter Kaylee, and asked “do you think I should do an uptempo power-groove rocker, or a very stripped down pastoral number?” she said ” do something simple, with no buzzes, beeps and zaps” … implying I am a bit over the top electro wise (hmmmmm). Wanting to give folks what they ask for I entered my studio and began working. Not much later I had a new tune that is in fact a rocker that is somewhat stripped down. It appears destiny is somewhere in the middle. I used a new microphone technique on the drums giving it a very live almost vintage sound (which will be explained later). I used a nice DSP (digital signal processor) compressor with good results, and will link to that as well. My hope is to finish it off in the next day or 2…3 possible working titles are; 1) she said 2)my lady 3) lady day.
Additionally I have a video I want to post of a home made sub kick, which is about $20.00 VS $300.00 – $700.00 list. Just sayin. 🙂