Recently in Pittsburgh PA, Joshua and Keelie (of the Bandits) performed for "acousticSongs LIVE!" from WNJR Studios at Washington and Jefferson College. Watch the full video here.
Heyo! Back in the studio with Mike Hartnett (@mikehartnett) and loving it. We're starting just a few tracks for now, and the timing is hard because right now there's no budget. Well, I guess that's what we call the "indie budget" so technically there is one haha! But the sounds are great and I can't wait show these tunes!
So I just found this guy, Chet Faker and he's absolutely incredible. I want you to watch this video, and listen to these lyrics, and just turn on his playlist on YouTube - he'll keep you happy for a while, and you'll thank me I promise you. I love the production, and all that he writes, and does.
The Computer Debacle
It's been a while since my last confession, so I've got quite a bit to discuss! We made it through spilled water on the machine, one broken MBox, my OS crashed and I had to reinstall it 3 times which then led to... I was "forced" to totally upgrade my Pro Tools rig.
So, if you've been following me these last few months, you know that I'm doing a weekly song release (#happyHumpDaysongs). If you follow my Twitter or Facebook - you may also know that my computer crashed on me a couple weeks ago, and though it's been fixed - I've been battling with this new Mac OS (preaching to the choir I'm sure).
I've loved Maya Angelou since I was a boy. I was introduced to her by a teacher early in middle school, and was immediately infatuated. Not to mention she reminds me of my first grade teacher, Miss. Noel - who I will never forget for the inspiration she's been in my life.
Angelou was not just a writer, or an activist, she was a lover, and pure love. What she meant, she meant well, and what she did, she did with intention. All of us would do well to learn by her, and to be one with her spirit that will live on in her words.
If my goal were to write a new song everyday, I would wake up, drink some coffee, find inspiration by digging into mine or someone else's playlist I love... I would listen to all those work tapes, and see if there's a message I hadn't talked about yet. I could listen to all the voice memos I have on my phone. It would be a very specific approach to creating something that matched my mood, my story, my headspace for that day.