Reelin’ in the Years – 2013

Well, it’s 2013 and I’m 51 years old going on 15. Seems my interest in pop is back full force, especially EDM. This was the year Avicii (RIP) had a monster hit with “Wake Me Up.” But there were several other really good EDM tunes this year. One could even argue that EDM peaked this […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1975

It’s 1975 and I’m a whopping 13 years old. A young teen and everything is changing. New school. New emotions. New interests. Looking over the charts for this year I’m torn between David Bowie’s “Fame” and Van McCoy’s “The Hustle.” I admire Bowie. To me, he’s like the Sibelius of pop music. If you don’t […]

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June

So ends a pretty terrible month in the news. I started this at the beginning of the month. At some point I realized that it was mirroring the tragic headlines that dominated a good part of June.

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Beatniks

The original title for this was “Echoes from the Cave.” That’s an idea – I guess a bit of a cliché – that I’ve wanted to use for a short story, novel, or maybe a song. Well, time has passed and that seems a bit passé.. at least for me. So I decided to call […]

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Sheer Distraction

The story behind this tune is that I was desperately ill through the winter months. It took a long time to recover. When I finally felt things were turning around, I sat by my computer and came up with a basic bassline. I sent that to Lee Neale who sent back this amazing melody with […]

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Alpha Omega

When David Bowie’s last lp Blackstar came out, I remember thinking that I’d get around to listening to it. After a couple of days I thought, Oh, I really should give it a listen. After all, Bowie has been one of my favs since my childhood and early teens. His music resonated through many of […]

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fly by night

Here’s a tune I worked on over the holidays. Probably doesn’t sound like it but it’s 20 different tracks in Reaper (my audio workstation). All the instruments are either freeware or my stretching the most out of demo plugins. I tried different types of mastering, and finally decided on the rough and dirty FL Studio […]

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