Add Garnish to Taste

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It’s been a while… and it’s story time I guess: After a couple of weeks of Spring Break with the kid (and a two-week break from teaching), I stumbled into a situation where I was invited to re-imagine a song after reviewing the tune on MusicXRay. That’s the same site I mentioned a couple posts back when I was chatting …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Modern Music Making Tools = Increased Suckage Factor?

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I was just listening to the latest Electronic Musician podcast which contained an interview with Joe Chiccarelli – Producer / Engineer who’s worked with The Shins, U2, My Morning Jacket, Tori Amos, Beck… Mike Levine asked what his opinion was of the impact of recording technologies available out there now for everyone have on recordings these days. He had some …