Had job as a QA inspector ... complained about the factory lead yelling at people and the owner started yelling at me 'cuz I complained. Walked out and will not be returning ... More time for music. That sounds good to me.
I'd like to thank everyone that recommenced my music. Every little bit helps plus it makes me happy to know some of you like my stuff enough to put your name behind it.
Just got over the flu ... hopefully you all dodged it but if not I feel your pain.
The track I have attached surprised me by reaching top 10 in the world in the Ska rankings. Not doing that well now (I think) but it is still a happy memory. Recorded in 1989 and remaster in 2017 (I think).
Lost My Dog ... written and recorded in two hours ... well that's the happs ... Tom
Musical news ... getting some lost software back on line ... finally got my Addictive Drums 2 and the associated AD Paks back on line and functioning. So now if I wish I can have some great sounding MIDI drums (if I am am not to lazy to program the drums parts). Mike the drummer is working on getting his recording setup working and am hopeful that will happen soon as a drummer of his caliber would be better than anything I could come up with. here is the most recent musical thing I did .... Facebook I am part of a group that gets a backing track and adds our guitar parts ... we do this once a week. That link will take you to my Facebook page (directly to video) ... hopefully you like it.
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 link