Recording with Reaper for Songwriters I’m back at Songsalive! Orange County for another workshop. Rather than technology tools or social media and promotional strategies, I’m going to cover how to record yourself using Reaper – the popular DAW from Cockos. My goal toward the end of last year was to work on the professionalism on […]
SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: This article explains how to use Google Drive (cloud computing baby) to coordinate and organize recordings (musical collaboration) with other musician across the Internet. Remote Collaboration For Musicians Do you have an interest in collaborating with other musicians? I talk to a lot of artist who want to do just that. This tutorial explains […]
An update for August 1, 2011 I used to hate recording. The truth is I find it tedious although it has become more pleasurable. First, having the guys at Easy Street Studio in Simi Valley, CA handle all the technical details is nice. But anyway you cut it, the studio is NOT the stage. The […]
My “Start of November 2010” newsletter.
“From East Coast to West, through the soul of the heartland, though I’m in pursuit I know it’s chasing me.” I wrote the first verse of this song (not the above verse) sometime in 2002 or 2003. The verse would pop up in my head from time to time with a nagging, “you oughtta work […]
Everyone doubts themselves! Universally, songs about facing self-doubt resonate with people because people, in their souls, carry deep doubts about who they are and what they’ve done; how they’ve lived their lives. That is where Decision Road came from.
An old yellow note read government repo Just a sign of the times since the factory closed down The windows are dark, lonely, broken, and boarded I see a half-dozen more just a half-a-block down
Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of playing my songs with 1 or 2 accompanists and with bands. It has been both enjoyable and frustrating. The frustration is that I am typically giving a house band a hand-written chord chart or simply a key. You learn a lot about house bands at […]
It started as “Where I Belong” – a song about climbing out of the often sticky morass that is life. Debi Brady suggested “everyday lies” – another song from the new CD project. And so, when there is a disagreement, you take it public. Help me name the new CD project. You can hear demo’s […]
Hello all… I am in the process of re-building my website. The goal is to make it simpler to navigate and quite frankly, less schizophrenic. Look for an announcement soon in relation to the new CD project.. Where I Belong or ???? – name to be determined