I recorded this song on my old computer with a usb mic into Garageband.Read More
Today’s songaweek was a fun one to record! I’m kinda pumped on the drum sound.Read More
I guess it’s about time to write another rock and roll song… but not today!Read More
Good question! What is next, anyway?Read More
Here’s a little break from acoustic guitar songs! “Thresher” is an instrumental with only bass guitar and programmed drums. I’m playing my Bass IV which I struggle to play live but love love love in the studio. I must remember that the next time I feel like getting rid of it!
This song was recorded on my cell phone. Here’s what happened…
When I write songs I usually start by idly strumming my guitar. If I’m lucky, something catches my ear and I think “that sounds cool!” Then I try to take whatever that cool riff or melody or set of chords and add more cool things to it. I then put those parts in some kind of order. I usually mumble some words off the top of my head just to get an idea what a vocal melody might sound like. At this point, I’ll grab my cell phone out of my pocket and make a voice memo of the song.
Then, I can listen back to what I have and come up with some lyrics. In this instance, the inspiration was a conversation I had with my friend about going on dates and he made me feel like maybe things are a bit different than the way they were in my day. So, I wrote some words. Often, I’ll write the words down in a notebook (analog or digital) and head into the studio. I’ll record the instruments properly and compose as I go. Only at the end do I sing, usually looking at the lyrics usually winging it. This time it was a little different, though. I came up with the vocal delivery while the guitar was still in my hand on the couch (before entering the studio). So, I thought, what-the-heck? I’ll make another voice memo of me doing the song start to finish with guitar and vocals, thinking that I would just use that to jog my memory when I got in the studio later.
While n the studio I set up some mics and worked on getting a good acoustic guitar tone and played the part. But, I didn’t like it. I tried some more things and, ya’know, I didn’t like any of it more than that original voice memo! So, I imported the voice memo into Logic and did a little EQ and compression and voila! Easy peasy.
I hope you enjoy!
Man… I just want everyone to get along. The point of this song for me is that bringing other people down is bringing yourself down too and that’s a bummer!Read More
“Fun Run” is about my passion for running. As in putting one foot in front of the other.Read More
Well here we go! This one goes out to my friend and bandmate Annie.Read More
Here’s my avant-garde hip-hop beat.Read More