“the wind is too quiet as if it’s been tamed”
What a busy month! As most of you reading this know, I play drums in several local groups as well as performing solo. This past month I found myself either travelling to play a show or making my way to the studio to record. I’m not complaining though, I’ve been very fortunate to be part of some great music. The downside though, is that often times it does not leave much time for my own music. This month was one of those months.
As the 31st crept closer and closer, I decided that this would be a good time to try a strictly acoustic piece without much accompaniment, something that mimics the way I perform on stage. Also, this seemed like a good opportunity to try out a pre-amp and large diaphragm condensor microphone that I purchased a few weeks back. So I set up a pair of microphones in my music room to capture a performance, and once I was pleased with the sound, set to work on writing a song.
I’ve been going through a minor obsession with Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska album as of late and I think its influence crept into the piece I wrote for this month, both in theme and style. Will You Remember My Name was written on July 30th in the early evening, after my work day was done, while I struggled with very little sleep from a show in PEI the previous night that saw us get home at 3am. I ran out of steam before I could hit record, and decided to put off tracking until the last possible day (a far too common theme in this project).
I’m pleased with the results however and look forward to putting this song in front of an audience. One of the advantages of rushing to finish a song for month’s end is that I don’t get a chance to over-think it. My tendency is to clutter up arrangements with textures, but time kept me from doing that this month. I think that might be a good thing.
I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Will You Remember My Name
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My sincerest gratitude to Sean Boyer for both his mix and his dedication to the project. Thank you, brother.
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