Another KVR music cafe entry that I neglected to post here…
New song I wrote for the KVR music cafe monthly challenge. I don’t remember the theme at the moment, but I do know the song ends a bit too soon to abide by the three minute limit.
Here’s another song I wrote for the KVR music cafe monthly thing. The theme was ‘radio’. Lyrics are here. It’s about a spy falling in love with the voice on his shortwave numbers station.
Here’s a song I recorded for the KVR monthly song contest. It’s supposed to address one of your fears. My worst everyday fear is insomnia, so that’s what I wrote the song about. And since I wrote, recorded, and mixed it in January, I’m also entering it in the One Song One Month Challenge at Recording Revolution.
Here’s my latest track. It’s in rough shape sonically, but I wanted to post it since I haven’t updated the site in months.
It’s the Difference between minimal and messy. We probably don’t all “know” that difference, but it sounded good when I sang it. The lyrics lean minimal, but the music is messy, and too dense.
Appropriately, this is the closest I’ve come to creating what I heard in my head when I wrote it.
Originally, I planned to finish one song per month, but this one took all of March, and then some of April.
I cringe a little on the “here we go” part, but that hung around from when I first wrote the song. I couldn’t let go. Clutter!
So the track in that last post, Skeleton Key, sounds super shitty on any playback system besides the one down here in my recording room. I usually double-check the sound in our cars, but in the interest of quickly releasing more music, I decided to skip that step.
Now, let’s step aside and be real for a minute: this site gets two visits a day. One from me, cleaning out the spam, and one from the spambot in Moscow. So I know I’m essentially typing and streaming homemade music into the ether here.
Still, I like my stuff to at least sound okay. I re-recorded Skeleton Key, and here is the result.
I wrote “Skeleton Key” last year, for the band I play guitar in. I recorded this demo at the time to give the guys an idea the song and its parts.
So I recently remixed the demo as an excuse to slather it with effects and stuff. I also added Rush “Farewell to Kings”-era synth, and a rhodes part in the chorus.
This is a mid-tempo rock song in G (like Fast Friends) that ended up going much longer then I intended. I like to keep them right around 3 minutes. I tried to keep it not-dull, so hopefully it’s an enjoyable 4 minutes and change.
I also went for an old school vibe, and there is probably too much going on, but it’s easy to get carried away. It’s the first track I recorded in Presonus Studio One.
Update for thoughtlessness on my part: Cristian Cupertino helped focus the lyrics on more universal themes, and as a result the song is not at all stodgy, lyrically. Thanks man!
This is a recording I made in 2002, inspired by my dog, Max.
I figured, as the best dog ever, he deserved his own song. I think the track captures some of his energy, and shifty mutt street smarts.
The repeating lyric is awkward, but what dog isn’t sort of awkward, all skinny legs and joints, stiff back and hard head.
Today he journeyed into the great doggie unknown, hopefully chasing meat frisbees and getting endless pets. Fifteen years, give or take, was a great run for a dog his size. We had no idea how old he really was, and really didn’t care.
He kindly lent his bark in the choruses.