Well, I should have been blogging “regular” but fact is, I don’t see the point in bloggin’ for the sake of bloggin’, and I haven’t had much to say. There was summer in NW Russia, and you don’t spend time indoors staring at a computer if you can help it. The all to short summer gave way to fall, and although I’ve done a lot in the ol’ home recording studio, I’ve not been feeling good about what’s coming out. I’m looking into different software and hopefully I’ll get another song or two out the door more or less soon.
Meantime… a real first!
My brother David is also a musician. He’s the founder of Music Together Summit – a super program that helps parents and kids to explore and make music together. One of his many talents is writing songs for kids. He recently sent me a MP3 file of his latest effort, a Thanksgiving song for kids (which seems to be grabbing off a lot of parents too) that not only set me laughing, but instigated our first-ever long distance musical collaboration. Maybe you’d like to listen to it now??
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When I heard David’s MP3 of Turkey’s Lament, true to form, I felt the need to add some banjo. So I stuffed it into GarageBand and added a bit of plectrum banjo. I probably should have stopped there. But I started thinking honky-tonk piano. But I’m out of practice on the ivories, and was losing the beat, so I had to add a drum track first. When that was all done, it was kind of shallow so out came the bass. By that time David was sounding lonely singing, so I added some harmony vocals.
So you are hearing acoustic guitar and lead vocal recorded by David in Ohio, USA, and banjo etc. recorded and mixed by me in Russia. Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world!