Sadly my drummer wasn't able to make it out here and his system isn't working yet. We are attempting to handle this remotely but may have to get me and the gear together in the same room to resolve the issues. In the mean time "Play Licks Now" (a creator of really cool backing tracks) has given me a non-exclusive license to use one of his tracks. I did the lead guitar work and the rest is him. I have titled this collaboration "The Joe-Zen One". Once you give it a listen it may become clear how it got its title. This version is the first attempt and it most likely change as I work with it some more. I hope you like it .... Tom
The track is attached to this message so you won't have to search for it.
My drummer is finally gonna make out to Las Vegas which is where I live. This will let us get his recording system as close as clone to mine as we can make it. That way whatever projects we are working on together will look and act the same in both systems. In the mean time I have been writing and reviewing older material so see what should be redone.
I attached the demo of "Bringing You Down" ... any comments on this song would be welcome.
PS you can hear an alternate version here (slightly different - extra chorus ... different mix on vocals and lead guitar https://soundcloud.com/noneventhorizon/bringing-you-down-slice-n-dice
I gotta question for ya ... Can you give me your take on this demo ... Just finished the rough version (literally). Of course it is gonna need some refining and you input would be helpful. Ever wanted to tell the song writer what they should or shouldn't have done ??? Here is your chance ... I attached the track to this news letter so you don't have to go looking for it.
The guitars amps sounds are done using software ... yes I still played the guitars but I didn't use an amp. I used guitar amp sims to get these sounds ... I love the sound that I am getting here. What say you?
I am at #1 in Rock for Las Vegas and I was #1 global for Ska a day or two ago. as I write this I am #3 global for Ska. Down to #82 for blues (down form #26) global. Thanks to whoever is listening ... That's that happs ... Tom
New song just posted " Not Coming Home to You - Live ". I wrote this back 2010 the band I was did this song twice ... this is the trio version. Go here to see the video ... https://youtu.be/bnBn4NAw8pI
Life is starting to finally get back on track and that means I can get to working on the album ... Please let me know if I should include " Not Coming Home to You - Live " on my next release. Right now I have in the "Odds and Ends" pile.
As always I am interested in what you are thinking music-wise so keep me clued in if you a have a moment or two to do so.
Working in a vacuum is not as much fun as it might sound ...
I came across some very old tracks and decide to upload them even though they are far from my normal level of quality. I like the compositions and these record capture the intended feel even if the recordings are very sub-par. There are a few more that need restoration before they would be listenable and I am going give audio repair a spin and see if I can fix them up a bit. You will find these under the album heading Odds & Ends ... the track "Traces" is also there but is a much more recent track and is recorded pretty decently ... Please let me know what you think about these old tracks ... That's the haps ... Tom