Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I recorded 3 songs. They are songs that I have been working out for a few months. The Jim Jones song was conceived during my sound class last semester, but it was only half written. I finished writing it and wrote the other two more recent. I'm planning to further this project and already have some people who want to be a part of it. I started recording these on thursday night and finished them on sunday, while taking breaks to go work some long shifts. Now I can give my people demos to get familiar with and start practicing to go get some more professional recordings. I am tying these all together with all 3 concepts. The fear of trying something and failing has kept me from going after what I really want out of life, like playing music and chasing my dream. I am 37 and still don't have an album out. I'm am about to put out a retro metal album by the end of the summer. This new project though, is what I am going to really go after. I don't feel like there is enough of this shit! There are a ton of metal bands, and I love metal, but this music is so fun and the people around me seem to dig it a lot more. My identity is shining through in every part. I love blues music and early rock and roll, my feelings for a girl I dated for 2 years are in "how you don't want my love". I am not kidding in that song. The "jim Jones" song is a song that sets the stage for a jonestown runaway. But it started with the chorus, "pray and shake like some of them". I wanted to talk about my turning away from christianity but at the same time I don't want my mom and dad to hear it and feel like I'm cutting them down for being believers. So I masked it with a scenario of being at jonestown and seeing through a lunatic's bullshit. I think there is hidden beauty in my playing as well. At the heart of all these songs is a fingerstyle guitar track, they were the basis for the rest of the music. Guitarists will hear it but most people won't think anything of it.