A while back I featured a song I had written about a character on a popular TV show. That show is/was Heroes. That character is Peter Petrelli. The initial inspiration came from a friend of Milo Ventimiglia. She had befriended me via myspace and somehow got me to try watching the show. I had to catch it on iTunes because as you know (if you’re an avid Single of the Day reader) I don’t own a TV. Of course I got hooked and ended up watching the entire first season in a matter of days. That’s right I jumped on the bandwagon late with it. But can ya blame me? I don’t watch TV.
I had already known of Milo via a movie that was once given to me as a present on DVD, Winter Break. Why? Because I’m a sucker for cheesy ski movies. Make that a sucker for pretty much any ski movie. So I know it well and that’s how I knew of Milo. Eventually she introduced me into his world. But it was a brief stay. She called for advice on something and the conversation ran long in the tooth and late into the night. Unfortunately some things got blown out of proportion and misunderstood and when retold to the little circle of friends it was incorrectly retold. I gave up attempting to correct the situation because I was the outsider. Sometimes you can’t win.
The song that came out of that though is really damn good. I even got it into the hands of the music supervisor of Heroes. She loved it, but couldn’t think of any way to use the song. Bummer. I held onto it for a little bit, let some friends listen, I’m pretty sure even Milo heard it. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. People were offering all these ideas on how to work the song into something to get it out there.
I sat on it for a while because I wanted to make it the lead single for my next CD. However, if you’ve read along here for a while, you know that it’s in progress but life has been throwing curveballs for a while. A few months ago I got a hair up my spine to get some remixes done of the song. I wanted to see how it would translate to others futzing with it. In came the first remix and I was blown away, it was so cool. So I started bugging some friends and seeing who would do a remix. Then a station in Chicago got in on it and got a couple more guys to do remixes. Thus I now had some cool alternate versions.
Then about a month and a half ago I got a call from a co-writer I’ve written with in Canada. She has a company up there doing radio promotion. She remembered the song and started proposing a great offer to me. That lit the fire under my butt to do what I could to get the songs collected. Get artwork together, and wrap it up as a nice mega single to release. Why not, right?
Now comes the fun, I got the project mastered and heard the mixes yesterday. Hot damn it’s exciting. They sound soooooo good. I’m almost finished with the artwork. I’ve been filling out the paperwork or rather computer forms for getting out to the digital services. And I’m almost ready to get it released into the world. It’s all so cool.
Don’t be surprised as things ramp up if I start getting giddy about it.
Which brings me to a version of a cover song that is really as cool as the original. Come Together written by the Beatles, realized by Aerosmith. I’m not sure I really need to talk much about the song. It’s a fully recognizable tune. It’s got a wild rhythm in the guitar part, the lyrics are bizarre and the tune still works. It’s a classic. That’s really about all I can say of it. Other than, it’s great when hard work pays off and the result comes together.
If only everything in life could work out so well.