It's 1996 and I'm 34 years old. '96 is an awful year for music. At least for me. There's a whole bunch of IMO second rate bands pumping out lousy rock that the kids of that era seem to really love. These bands didn't grab my attention. So was I just becoming an old fart,... Continue Reading →
It's 1986 and I'm 24 years old. Looking over the charts I didn't want to do what I did for '85---post a song or two that meant something to me then but not so much now. Music should engage. So I'm cheating a bit this year. My selection is from a compilation album released in... Continue Reading →
https://soundcloud.com/dedrokstarz/plastic-bags-fix-mix Duh... I mixed the first one with my computer EQ boosted around the voice level (to hear an old movie). This morning I realized the error, which made "plastic bags" a bit quieter than intended. Here's a quick fix. I'll leave the first one because sometimes my fixes turn out not as good as... Continue Reading →
https://soundcloud.com/dedrokstarz/plastic-bags goofing around with some freeware...
https://soundcloud.com/mike-clark-124/firebrand This is a pretty old tune that I originally sang. The first recording was done in the late 1980s / early 1990s on a Fostex 4-track tape with a Yamaha mini keys keyboard, an Ibanez digital delay and a couple of foot pedals. Despite the limited tech, the end result was pretty good. (I... Continue Reading →
If you saw my blog earlier you'd know that I have been restoring an old computer. Basically, I want it as fast as possible, considering it only has 1gb ram and WinXp. After a day or two of banging away at it, I finally got it in great working order. Thing is, I don't want... Continue Reading →
Sorry if I've been neglecting my emails. Been putting the final touches on this... https://soundcloud.com/eon-30/u-wanna-know
http://instagram.com/p/vxj6dpHJ60/ an old prog rock lp that I still like to listen to from time to time...
https://soundcloud.com/dedrokstarz/back-on-the-train-2 Here's a tune I wrote back in the 80s! My partner had just moved out and this creative outlet started spouting all sorts of tunes. So... it's young, not too sophisticated... but part of me. I might do a version with real guitar. The guitar sounds here are from VST plugins. I love to... Continue Reading →