Influences: Robben Ford, Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Cat Stevens, Stephen Stills, Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie, Gram Parsons, Eric Clapton, Larry Carlton, Eddie Vedder, Reckless Kelly, Bill Frisell, yada yada...
Old dude with a few guitars, mandolin, harmonicas, bass, baritone uke, and various other instrumentation... let the 'geezer rock' begin!
EDIT: New additions to my stable are a cheap eBay guitar, an Ibanez Mikro Bass, and an Artiphon midi controller. This'll be fun!
ANOTHER EDIT: I've been away from recording for so long that I've sort of forgotten how to use my equipment anymore. I'm so frustrated that getting a good clean recording is proving to be elusive. I hope I can figure it out.
Thanks for your comments on Brighter! I've been thinking a lot about what makes lyrics singable with and without rhyme. I think the important part is more about phrasing and meter--keeping the line lengths similar and using new meters to create dramatic effects. I think if the music has lots of empty space without words you can get away with a lot more lyrically, it's as if the listener fills in the empty space with a rhyme you didn't write.
Thanks for the feedback on my new song. It was one of those songs where I catch the creative impulse that could be a Facebook rant and make it the song it wants to be 😝
Thanks for your comment on "I'm a Songwriter" - I agree it needed harmonies at points and in the chorus. But with a translation deadline to meet, it was either this one take or none 😉
Hey! Thanks for your kind comments on my track! It made my wife cry so, mission accomplished!
thanks for your visit and motivating comment...
I lived the 60s too..(not a lot of girls were in groups then..sigh) and saw a lot of the bands..beatles, DC5, animals etc etc. so I love that sound, well almost more than anything...i
Sounds like your figuring out your recording techniques as your song sounded great...
Funny you called yourself an old geezer..cause you voice sounds like a young hipster ...so yay!
Hey! Good to see you return!
Phil!! Holy smokes! You, me and Bob should do something this FAWM. Seriously...let’s give this some muscle!
Hope to see you here Phil. It's up to the old guys to make some noise.