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March 19 “Back Roads Directions to the Rave”

As I mentioned in my last blog.   I’m trying out a new keyboard for my live shows and I’ll admit my dream is to move to Vegas and perform house music.   I love Kraftwerk and stuff like that.  That’s probably where this jam came from.

This is half me and half MINIAK the keyboard I’m playing.   I overdubbed a few more parts on the initial improvisational track.    So for all of you up tempo house music fans this is for you.   It gets your blood flowing.

Thanks for listening!!        Click the play icon below to hear “Back Roads Directions to the Rave”

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March 8 “The Best News You Ever Heard”

Funny day today.  After getting up and writing and recording a song then driving to Morganton, we ran into some truck issues.   We did the whole route in a rented truck which really wasn’t too bad.  We then had Dad’s birthday dinner then I drove back up to Asheville to spend about nine hours before doing it all over again (with a gig added to tomorrow night).   I’m not complaining, I’m actually kind of pumped up about it.

Luckily tonight when I got to the studio, I had already started this beat and could rap it up fairly quickly.   This is a good old fashion feel good techno instrumental.   I love writing stuff like this!

Click the play icon below to hear “The Best News You Ever Heard”

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Jan 30th “Country Boy Funk in the City”

I took it back to that old school slow funk jam on this one.   I am absolutely loving playing drums every day, even though it’s just for five minutes.   My drum parts are finally getting done in one take.  They’re not perfect, but I can’t really be perfect in my recordings for this format;  because I have to squeeze the song in each day on top all of my normal life.

I’m a country boy but I love the big city vibe.  Places like Vegas, or Chicago or New York are great just because there is lots of people and energy.  And house music.  A good beat keeps everybody happy and it’s not used in that way enough.  I guess that’s what “Country Boy Funk in the City” is about.

I’m also kind of giving my own song “Country Funk” a shout out.   If you haven’t heard “Country Funk” (featuring my old friend P-Noid)  Search:  Parakeet Nelson “Risky Biscuits” and give it a spin.  It’s also pretty funky.

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Jan 12th “Tecmo Sol”

I decided to go back to the one rave party I went to at school at App. State with this track.

We were a little out of place with our Eddie Vedder flannel but then again at that point in pop culture, who wasn’t out of place?

This one’s called “Tecmo Sol” a play on words for the immortal ‘Tecmo Bowl’.

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