Monthly Archives: July 2010

CD Project Update #5 – Two Songs Culled, Four To Go

First of all I want to thank all of you who submitted feedback to me regarding what songs I should keep on my CD and what songs I should leave behind. Your suggestions are very valuable and have given me some food for thought. So far I’ve decided to drop “All Good Things (Must Come [...]

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CD Project Update #4 – Bass Tracks Complete

Image via Wikipedia Yesterday I completed all the bass tracks and they are sounding very, very tight. I love the sound of bass and kick drum working as one. The next step is replacing the acoustic guitar guide tracks with the proper acoustic guitar tracks. This will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of this [...]

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All You Need Is Four Chords To Write A Hit Song

Below is a video of a skit performed by Australian musical comedy act “Axis Of Awesome.” This video clearly demonstrates how important song lyrics and vocal melody are in writing and how the song arrangement (in this case it’s the chord progression E B C#m A) is a foundation in which the lyrics and melody [...]

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Running Out Of Love – A Song

Image by Kristian D. via Flickr “Running Out Of Love” is the third song that I’ve collaborated with Adrian Miller on and the first re-write we’ve done together. This song was actually a half finished piece I had languishing in my archives for a few years called “All Out Of Love.” I loved the melody [...]

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To Funk Or Not To Funk? That IS The Question

Image via Wikipedia For a while now I’ve been thinking about starting up another funk project. I’ve been testing the waters and keeping one eye and ear out on the scene for a little while to see if the concept of getting a groovy, funky band together again has some merit. Jeez, I must be [...]

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Life – We’re Making It Up As We Go Along

As I get on with my day to day business that is my life I’m realising more and more that (for most of the time) we are all making up our lives as we go along which comes as a great relief to me, a recovering control freak. Yes, that’s right, a recovering control freak. [...]

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Pomplamoose And The Covers VS Originals Argument

In my last post “CD Baby DIY Musicians Podcast. I Love It” I mentioned that I would share any DIY music marketing ideas that I come across with you. I will then attempt to incorporate these ideas into my own music marketing. What you’ll read below is one of those ideas. Before I downloaded all [...]

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CD Baby DIY Musicians Podcast. I Love It!

I love podcasts. I love the fact that you can subscribe to something that gives you the information you want as it comes out plus the extra benefit of being able to revisit the information at anytime you want. A podcast is also really handy when you drive around in a car that has no [...]

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Back To Basics – A Song

“Back To Basics” is the second song that I’ve collaborated with Adrian Miller on and it’s also my first multi-tracking effort using Logic Pro 9 on my home studio setup. The song evolved from a conversation that we had in which the concept of having too much choice in this world was discussed. From that [...]

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Happy Birthday Cooper

My youngest nephew Cooper turned four today and I wanted to wish him a very, very happy birthday. Unfortunately because I have a gig to do I can’t be there with him so I hope that this little dedication to him will be the next best thing. I have two nephews named Kye and Cooper [...]

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