My friends Bob, Phyllis and I colluded to do two Floyd songs… Time and Any Colour You Like. I’d practiced them at home, I was even prepared to sing the Richard Wright vocal parts to Time. That was the plan. Unlike doing your own gig, this open mic venue supplies the keyboard, all set up to use. Problem for me is, I’ve never used that model before so I was lost at the controls. … More The Best Laid Plans…
I consider myself to be pretty good at doing original songs, but cover tunes– not so much. I sit down and learn the first few lines of a song and then the ADD kicks in and I move on to something else. Last week my friend asked if I’d join him and a couple of … More A little more comfortable with Comfortably Numb
Happy 2017! Have a great year with plenty of great music. … More Happy New Year!
Here’s wishing everyone Happy Holidays! Keep the music playing into the New Year!
It used to be CD Baby would only handle your original material. I don’t know, but I would assume they’d let you include really old, royalty-free standards like Oh, Dem Golden Slippers or something too. Recently, I’ve found that they have a new service for marketing your cover songs. For a fee of course, they take care of the licencing, royalties, etc., relieving you of all the hassle. … More Good news for indie artists who perform cover tunes
It sorrows me to hear of the passing of one of Prog Rock’s greatest heroes, Greg Lake. What a great bass player, what a great vocalist. “Another genius has passed away. 2016 has truly been an annus horribilis in musical history.”- Geoff Downs Well said, sadly, Geoff.
The last part of the Journey to Valhalla Suite is of course, Valhalla. Valhalla in Norse myth is the palatial estate of the gods. My music for this climax to the JTVS had to convey a sense of majesty. Of course, there’s no outdoing Wagner’s Entrance of the God’s into Valhalla on the subject, but my … More Valhalla as Finale
Finding Bifrost is now available on Amazon along with the rest of the Journey to Valhalla Suite. … More Finding Bifrost
My digital single Asgard is now on iTunes. Asgard is the third installment of my Journey to Valhalla Suite, but it was the second song I recorded for it. It took perhaps more time to produce this song than any of the others in the suite. A lot of the song is like free-form jazz especially … More Asgard, now on iTunes
Midgard is the first part of my larger work entitled: Journey to Valhalla Suite. Since Midgard in Norse mythology is the home of humankind, I wanted it to sound natural, not machine made. I also wanted to convey there was something more… something just beyond the horizon.