Everyone has those moments when they suddenly become really popular and all kinds of people want their attention for their work or something. That was a day that I had yesterday. Running around making calls. Then needing to be in several places at once. It’s not a bad thing but I know that to the outside world it can make a person look like they’re running around with their head cut off.
Especially come the evening time. I was invited to hang with a new friend Dave at a little open mic spot. So I went and decided to sign up to see about getting a song in since they broadcast on the net too. However, I was so far down the line that I hopped in the car to head to Hollywood for an hour or so to attend a mixer put on by Berklee. I met a few new cats there, a drummer, a composer and a music library cat.
Whoops, back up a moment. I got a call today from the man mastering a new song release and the subsequent remixes. We chatted for a little while about what I was looking for out of the masters and I should be hearing his handywork in the next 24 hours from today’s post. He also mentioned that if I’m ever in his area to call up and stop by the studio to do a little youtube video. I guess they’ve got some cool stuff happening that way, due to the fact he’s a Grammy winner and all.
Immediately following that call, Robert called me asking if I’d be willing to write a song for something and have it done today by about noon. I said sure. I figured it’s gonna be a long night.
After the mixer I cruised back to the venue where Dave was. Hung out for a bit, got to play Days of Our Lives. Then chatted out front as they closed. Then it was off to grab some grub and start writing a song in the style of an old 60’s band at woodstock. Woo Hoo.
I turned it in. Now I’m waiting to hear the feedback. It’s actually kinda hard to recreate that old school vibe without the old school equipment to do it with. I did a decent job, but it still sounds pretty darn clean, which isn’t exactly what I wanted. But we’ll see what the client says.
Since I’ve been dripping in the old school ways for the past 12 hours, I decided to showcase this song. A little Jimi never hurt right? One of the premier guitar players of the 60’s. Known for insane abilities to play songs having only heard them once. Pyrotechnics, antics, and pure volume. Let’s not forget some serious drugs too. Live fast and die hard is probably the motto that would describe all of that. No?
The one thing that is noticeable here is that the tempo of the song has an ebb and flow that you don’t hear in most modern songs now. Especially not those that are released by the bigger labels. They don’t leave it to chance anymore. A very different attitude. Music had a juicy feel. Jimi definitely oozed that juice. Don’t ya think?
Don’t have an Jimi? Go get him now, and as he says: Get experienced.