A few years ago there was a movie called Minority Report. In it one of the central characters to the story kept asking Tom Cruise, “Can You See?” It took him a long time to figure out what she meant about it. It’s an appropriate question more and more each day as we get bombarded by things we juggle that cause us data overload. However, there are those among us that still like to have some fun with the world around us and create something that people will have fun digging into.
Being that today is the American holiday of independence I don’t imagine this post is going to have as many eyes as it would normally have in a given day. Which is why I’ve decided to post one of my recent songs that is still very fresh and is going to start getting a bigger push in my homeland in a few months. In the meantime I think it’s time to set up a little game to get things started.
Thus I would think that fans of something like National Treasure or National Treasure: Book of Secrets will enjoy themselves. That’s all I’m gonna say about that for now.
Ah the 4th of July. The all American past time of sunny days, warm weather, pretty people in shorts, t-shirts, and bikini’s, along with BBQs, food, fun and of course fireworks. I’ve been invited to go hang out in the city of Ventura to grab some sun, some drinks, and meet some of the locals who are bringing music into their city. I’m looking forward to seeing the sights, meeting some peeps and enjoying the day along with their fireworks display.
In a way it could be said that the people that fought for America’s independence from mother England are the original Heroes. Thus my connection of presenting Hero Unexpected. This particular version is a remix done by a good friend of mine: Jesse Stern. Jesse is a phenomenal musician whom has played bass for me at many live shows. He’s also playing bass on my upcoming song that will be out later this year.
Jesse’s version of Hero Unexpected is an interesting change of the song to me. It’s not as night and day different as the other remixes that are on the release. He did add a lot of bottom end to the song compared to every other version. That’s to be expected from a bass player right? It’s awesome because it sounds huge in my stereo.
I dig the vocal delays. I dig the big bottom (a Spinal Tap reference) and there’s a keyboard part he added to the bridge that I really dig too. Almost made me wonder why I didn’t write a part like that into my original version.
I had so much fun with getting the remixes done, I’m considering providing the tracks and allowing fans to do remixes as well, then giving the fans a chance to vote on the ones they like best. It’s all good fun and I think the song has translated extremely well in all the remixes I’ve heard so far.
I’m encouraging you to hunt down Jesse’s version at your favorite digital site and make the purchase. It will make you happy, it will make me happy and it will make Jesse happy too. That’s a win/win/win situation and those are the best situations of course.
Can you see?