You Want the Truth?!?!

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I’ve been re-writing, re-jigging, re-recording, re-mixing and just about re-everything on the few masterpieces I’ve written and consider to be “songs”. For those of you who haven’t followed my posts lately, feel free to check out the last four or five that kind of document my escapades in getting five or six of my songs ready for a potential EP …

That Sucking Sound..

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I guess this is turning into a series of posts about my continuing escapades around recording, mixing and releasing an EP.  Didn’t seem like I’d be able to go much beyond the first couple of posts, but here we are. Thought I’d share a self-deflating experience with you this time around: I Rock … Last week, I spent the better …

Finding My Voice

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If you’ve been reading my blog the past couple of weeks, then you’re probably aware that I’m attempting to motivate myself to re-record, remix, re-do some of my songs with the intent of releasing an EP. I have to say that it’s going better than I originally anticipated – mostly thanks to writing about it here.  I’m thinking that actually …

Did I Miss Something?

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I’m re-listening to the Social Network soundtrack… {ahem} sorry, “Academy Award Winning” {cough} Social Network soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.  I’m trying to figure out if my initial ho-hum reaction to the music was misplaced. I initially had the same reaction to the Tron soundtrack by Daft Punk. The only difference was that I changed my opinion of …

Fine, I’m Shameless…

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Earlier this week, I published a post lamenting about finding difficulty in re-visiting the trainwrecks that I call my songwriting.  Specifically, re-writing, re-recording and re-mixing- sometimes all three, sometimes not. Well, I actually buckled down and re-jigged an old mix of a song I wrote and recorded a couple of years ago. Here is the remixed song: Your New Name …

Living with Mistakes

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I found myself going off on tangents in thought today while I chaperoned my two youngest kids classes to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Elementary School Concert. Tangent on a Tangent It’s funny how time fogs the memory.  I remembered promising myself not to chaperon another of these field trips a couple of years ago.  The concert was fine, but they …

Inspiration, Where Art Thou?

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I’ve been going through the age-old dilemna of trying to find inspiration to do some serious songwriting. I’ve got a project starting in a couple of weeks and I wanted to spend the “downtime” adding at least one song to my list of “Songwriting Trainwrecks” Where do you start?  HOW do you start? I’ll have to come up with a …