This is the same song as the Soundcloud player in the previous post. That’s Justin Burkett there on shimmering vocal and 12 string and me along for the ride. Since this song was written on guitars in the first place, it was far easier to present that way than say, to interpret things I recorded at home and then had to reduce to guitar(s). The very fact I played guitar in public was big; and that it was my own song (with many handy adjustments derived from working it out with JB) was just HUGE to me. It was even well received from the number of fellow songwriters there, also presenting their songs, all entitled “Because of You” or “Stick It” which were the two titles offered for the song challenge this time around.

A song prompted by a title that was provided for The Game, a song challenge and showcase for songwriters. Justin Burkett helped deliver a far more powerful vocal than I, and the 12 string acoustic too. I did the rest of the instruments and mix.

After about a decade and more of not having produced much at a level of seeming completeness, and so many upsets and changes along the way, this is a major victory for me to have written and performed (on a few instruments I never had or used much before, like cajon, fretless bass, acoustic guitar) and of course recorded (in Logic). Stylistically it is a huge shift from the things I used to do, though a rich sonic atmosphere is a sonic stamp that is carried along over all that time.

Be sure to watch the performance video in the next post.

Enjoy.

Usually I don’t create these things but this one seemed inevitable. Hopefully no one beat me to the punch on this one.

Usually I don’t create these thingsĀ but this one seemed inevitable. Hopefully no one beat me to the punch on this one.

Payday. Finally.

Payday. Finally.

O’sullivan’s in Esco after sitting in with Paul and Tim.

O’sullivan’s in Esco after sitting in with Paul and Tim.

Sometimes you gotta clear your head. These have been on probably since 2004-5. Not used for years at a time though. Had new old stock spares begging to be put on.

Sometimes you gotta clear your head. These have been on probably since 2004-5. Not used for years at a time though. Had new old stock spares begging to be put on.

Let the sun shine in… let the sun shine in…

Let the sun shine in… let the sun shine in…

Everything’s coming up roses.

Everything’s coming up roses.

AC units going in. Not enough to make hell freeze over but enough to jack up the bills.

AC units going in. Not enough to make hell freeze over but enough to jack up the bills.