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April 9 “Adrift in a Cosmic Shift”

Today was the first time that I’ve had a true collaboration while writing my songs for 2010.  My talented musician friend from Asheville, Chris Campbell came over and we pretty much wrote this song in a few minutes.   I was jamming on my mini keyboard and he was playing guitar.  I had written the words before he got here but modified them as we went along.

We started with the guitar and mini keys playing with a click track,  then I did the drums and he played the bass part.  I then did my vocal with him doing the backing and we finished up with Chris playing the lead guitar.

I hope to do more songs like this.  I have a tendency to work by myself and be a recluse, so collaborating is a welcome change.

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March 16 “Foolin’ Around”

What can I say,  I guess I was in a silly mood this morning when I wrote this.

I’ve been shopping for mini keyboards online and was looking at demos of different one’s on YouTube.   They all tend to be called  ‘Fooling around on the..”.   I guess that’s the trend for demoing keyboards.

That’s where  I started the song from and then it slowly degenerated from there.

Thanks for listening!!    Click the play icon below to hear “Foolin’ Around”

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Jan 3rd “Sunday Afternoon Blues”

Day three and I’m already seeing how hard this is going to be from a time standpoint.

Because I’ve been off from recycling and haven’t had gigs this weekend I’ve had more time than usual.  So the last two days I’ve spent about 3 hours each day making the songs and giving them a little extra production.

Today I tried to limit myself to an hour but ended up taking an hour and a half.   Writing the song, then recording the guitar, keys, drums, bass, synth, lead guitar and six vocal parts takes a minute as you can imagine.

I’m trying to go with ‘first thought best thought’ in the writing process, so whatever the first subject I think about will be the theme of the song.

Today’s song “Sunday Afternoon Blues” is inspired by my dread of the 16 degree temperatures I’ll be working in tomorrow morning and my desire to have fun today.    Now that I’m done with this song and all of the studio work I did on my other projects this morning, I’m hoping to talk Adair into going bowling.  Wish me luck!

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