Avanti

I’ve been working on this for a while. The past few days it’s been a mastering exercise, which I actually like more than composing. I tried a popular commercial demo (Ozone 8) for mastering but its presets never really made this sound right, and it was too resource heavy to be of any real use […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2010

I’ve been redesigning Earthpages’ look and feel over the past few weeks. Now that it’s pretty well settled, time to reel in some more years. In 2010 I’m 48 and exploring all sorts of new stuff, not a lot being mainstream pop. Yes, I’m listening to the radio a bit as I drive around town […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2008

It’s 2008 and I’m 46 years old. I remember some difficult years after my father’s passing. Things were unraveling a bit until I got into a new relationship with Ginger (not her real name). Looking back through my life I see just how much different women have helped to keep me going in the right direction. In […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2002

It’s 2002 and I’m 40 years old. I’m adjusting to Toronto life nicely, after spending almost a decade away. The city has changed a lot since I was a kid. Not only bigger but a much better cultural and religious mix. Toronto is emerging as a multicultural powerhouse. Traffic is getting more congested, not just at […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2001

It’s 2001 and I’m 39 years old. This was an eventful year. I formally converted to Catholicism at Easter in 2001. I remember feeling graces pouring down on me after leaving the church that sunny day. The other main event, of course, was 9/11. I was with my parents that morning. We had CNN on […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1999

It’s 1999 and I’m having the same problem I had with 1998. I don’t connect with most of the pop charts this year. But I respect Cher for coming back with “I believe.” She was big in the 70s TV show Sonny and Cher. To resurface with the foresight of where pop would be going… […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1997

It’s 1997 and I’m 35 years old. U2 releases Pop which for me was a waste of money. One could actually discern the beginning of U2’s slide with Zooropa (1993), Achtung Baby (1991) being a tough act to follow. Meantime David Bowie releases a strong album, Earthling. I almost chose the song “Little Wonder” from […]

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