Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Another new song in the works

Here is my latest project (even though I still haven't finished "The Happy Song" yet...see below). It is known only by the date it was created...

083004 (2.3 MB)

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Works in progress

Wow! Now that I downgraded the quality of the music downloads on my .mac site, I have room to add a couple of musical ideas that are in progress...

Trancin' (2.5 MB)
I'm not sure where this is going. I took a few days off from work back in July 2004 and tried to get at least one thing recorded during that time. It's really not "trance" music, but the fact that the music doesn't really shift a lot -- except for the lead "synthy guitar" sound -- gave it an element of the genre.

071404 (1 MB)
This one, named only by the date I recorded it, is really nothing right now. I may try to find somewhere to take the idea, but it hasn't happened so far.

An actual NEW -- and happy -- song!

I needed to take a break from some work I was doing at home the other night and decided to jump on my Alesis synth. I started going on and on with this digital piano riff that I thought would make for a good verse. Then, I came across a chorus part so I hooked up my synth to my PowerBook and fired up GarageBand.

So over the course of the past couple of nights, I was able to put together something that is almost finished (sans words). From the bridge to the end is still a bit rough, but it's coming together nicely...I think.

The strange thing is that it is probably the happiest sounding song I have written. Granted, I could change that by writing some dark words for it, but I don't think I will. What is even more odd is that I am really not in "a happy place" right now. I'm surprised I didn't write something sounding like nine inch nails! But maybe this came out of wanting to be in a happy place.

And because it is my happy song and I have no words for it, I am tentatively calling it...

The Happy Song (3 MB)

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

New (old) song now online

Well, I dug up another old song of mine, a track called "Time Takes Over" from October 1988, and recorded it with Apple's GarageBand app. It is now online for all to enjoy, although I still need to adjust the mix...

Time Takes Over (7.1 MB)

Thursday, August 12, 2004

WMO has no sense of humor

Why would the World Meteorlogical Organization produce a list of Altantic Tropical Storm/Hurricane names for this year with Bonnie and Charley instead of the much more appropriate Bonnie and Clyde?

How great would the headlines in Florida be right now if Bonnie and Clyde were about to blow through "the sunshine state?"

Just a little rant...sorry.

Anyway, check out the National Hurricane Center Web site.