Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Some more early versions of the songs that will make up the Abandoned and Heartbroke album. You can listen to two other songs here.
I have a dream of making some LPs out of this. An actual record album would be fun to have and a blast to design.
Pay no attention to most of the lyrics on "These Times". They were meant only as a placeholder for finished lyrics, which still have not been decided upon, but in the meantime some of them make me cringe. I do hear a sweeping epic of a song in the making, at least instrumentally.
Into the Night
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The description of this blog includes the phrase "chronicling the creation of an album of original songs, by a guy who figures he might as well", and after a long hiatus we finally have the opportunity to do some serious chroniclin'. Drum tracks have been added to all five songs, courtesy of the great Drake Sorey, drummer for the splendid rockabilly group The Highballers and a gifted photographer to boot. This is a terrific breakthrough for the album, because now we can move forward on the songs.
For now, here are the rough tracks for what I consider to be the standout songs so far. More to come.
One More Day to Rain