Yesterday I got the go ahead on a project I was working on. It’s been approved so now it has to be finished. Robert and I are splitting the duties of making the alternate versions of the tunes. I’ll be doing all the acoustic versions since I have the better setup for that. This is the 1st of three things that has finally got an approval. The zydeco tune I wrote a week ago unfortunately did not get placed, but it’s still a good song and will likely find a home in the future. Still pressing one other project, phone calls were made about it this morning, but no connection has been established.
I had mentioned yesterday about a friend who was a bit depressed. They had a very fruitful year last year ending with a number of cuts coming out this year. Part of the depression stemmed from not seeing the same progress happening now. It’s hard. It can get tough when you’ve tasted success and then the success isn’t constantly moving in an upward fashion. But there are ups and downs. It’s how we learn to roll with them that counts. I’m very sure that it will be temporary and they’ll be back on their feet soon and making more placements.
In the meantime, I need to get to shining on some acoustic versions of punk songs. Which has absolutely nothing to do with today’s choice of Omar Alexander & Soulare other than the title of the song. We all have our ways to shine. We also all have moments where our lights dim, but we have the power to revamp and brighten them up again.
What I like about the song is the groove. It’s thick, as grooves often tend to be in latin music. There are some definitely different chord changes in some of the sections of songs. That’s a good thing for my ears, especially when working with a certain style and songs for the past several weeks… Gives me ideas and options for my head with other things coming down the line.
I also like the horns sneaking in and pushing some nice little runs in the music. Very funky.
Do you shine? Let me know what you’re doing to do just that!