Before…. (On the remixing of new music)
I come from a long line of do-it-yourselfers – tinkerers, mechanics, electricians, and even an engineer. As a result, my first impulse is almost always to try to figure things out on my own. While this does get me into trouble sometimes, my successes so far outnumber my utter failures (utter failures being defined as those that did not subsequently become learning moments leading to much better results).
However, occasionally a little help is in order, and I have reached one of those occasions. In recent weeks, I’ve shared two of my new songs on Soundcloud:
Clouds, and In A Minor Key
I love them both very much, and think that both are interesting showcases for my songwriting. However, I don’t quite feel like they fully capture what I wanted to hear. At this point the songs might well benefit from an objective, expert touch, so I’m going to ask a professional to work their magic with them. I’ll share the results with you as soon as I have them.
In the meantime, there’s plenty of music to enjoy. I hope you were able to join us last Friday for the Tunnel 18 anniversary event. If you weren’t, here is the recording – it was a great evening, and I’d really love it if you had a listen!
Also, a quick reminder: you can find me every Tuesday night at the Apocalyptic Open Mic.
We desperately need to embrace art, joy, community, and the things that give life meaning right now. For me, music is one of those great bridges. I hope that you, too, can find the things that connect you with your fellow humans and with the universe at large.
Please be good and kind to each other. And I look forward to seeing you all really soon.