Yesterday I ended up chilling out at the SESAC songwriter’s bootcamp. I took in a few panels. One in particular was by Greg Curtis talking about getting the business side of a song together. Something few musicians do, or even understand how to do. It was a very animated talk. I enjoyed it.
I ran into a lot of people I knew. I even had people I didn’t know, but who knew me introduce themselves. That’s always fun.
I was part of the panel for Video Game soundtrack stuff and based on the feedback I got from people who had attended, it was inspiring. That’s definitely a good sign. I even got to meet a contact face to face that I have been chatting with on the phone about bringing some of my music to Rockband and Guitar Hero. It’s always good to put a face with the name. We chatted a bit about where we’re at with it. Definite plus. That reminds me that I need to put a reminder in my calendar, right now.
Afterwards it was a networking fest of people exchanging cards and information. If there is one thing SESAC knows how to do, it’s throw a great party.
Walk The Rio was a band that was at the SESAC bootcamp. They weren’t performing. But I met the drummer and chatted with him. Very cool chap. He mentioned that his band sounded like Muse, and a couple of other bands, so I was interested in hearing it. Once I popped the CD in, I was thinking that it sounded more like a modern version of Dan Reed Network. That’s not a bad thing. Not quite as funky as Dan Reed, but certainly what I could think would be a natural progression of that sound. Very rhythmic, cool vocals, searing guitars, and lots of little ear candy pieces with synths.
It’s a very cool sound as you can hear right now. I’m gonna have to turn Dan onto them.
Change the World is the song that I felt like going with mostly because I like the idea of that title. Everyone is capable of making a difference on this planet if they put their mind to it. Obviously it would be great if people did great things to help others, rather than creating destruction. I prefer the positive myself.
Enjoy the tune and I highly recommend getting the whole CD as it all rocks.