While we’re still working towards producing Purgatory Falls, we decided to take a bit of time for some world building.
‘My Heart isn’t Bulletproof’ is a song that won’t be included in the standard album, but takes place between Act 1 Scenes 1-2. It provides more of the struggle that Agatha goes through and has been a largely collaborative effort.
Asaunta has done a great job of taking Terry’s lyrics and my melodies and giving them that extra edge they need.
Collaboration can lead you places you’d never get on your own.
Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down in the technical details of recording, even to the point of losing your passion for your own art.
That’s when you’ve got to set aside the frustration of the product and focus a bit more on the process. Turn off the clock track, close your eyes, and really feel the Music!
Sure, there were some technical mistakes, not everything was perfect, but the emotion and passion from today’s recording session would have been perfect for a live show.
Hopefully we can continue to capture that essence as we move forward with production.
We’re nearly finished with the production of our first song (out of chronological story order) and our friend has helped us out buy launching a crowdfunding campaign here.
We’ve raise $145 so far. With a few more contributions we’ll be able to produce our next song! If we can get three songs we’ll have an EP to start working towards getting this show on stage. Exciting stuff!
We’ll keep you updated.
Happy Sunday Friends and Fans!
We’re hard at work in the studio laying vocals for ‘All is Calm’.
It’s definitely a workout. Getting into the music as you play guitar and sing on stage in front of a crowd is fairly intuitive, but fine tuning small sections and harmonies can be tricky without losing the natural feeling. Luckily Francisco at Bedclub Studios always gave me a lead in and even played some acoustic guitar to get the harmonies tight before recording.
We’re looking forward to the final product. For those folks who contributed to our crowdfunding we’ll be sending out a private link to video, pics, and recording of the studio sessions as well as some rough cuts soon!
We’ll be posting another crowdfunding campaign shortly so can get the rest of our EP made and start working to get the project on stage.
We’ll keep you updated.
As we push forward on production of All is Calm, we’re making some adjustments to style and phrasing on some of our other songs.
In this video snippet is the chorus of Decisions, adjusted to fit with using power chords for the verse. We felt that the character calmly strumming and singing about people coming to kill him while he makes the split second decision whether to run didn’t quite work.
It’s amazing what a few minor style changes can make, even when keeping the chord structure largely the same.
We’ll keep you updated as we go!
Until next time, keep rocking.
Damon and Terry
While our first song has been recorded and is currently in the production process, we took a mini break from the rock opera to write a country song. First rough version Here.
Please join us this Sunday at Noon at Brick 15 for The Game with Cathryn B. There will be lots of great songwriters there!
We’ll continue to update everyone on how the production process is going.
So we’re still learning about the marketing part of this all – not nearly as fun as the creative part, but still very important!
Please check out our videos on YouTube and share them with three friends!
Our crowdfunding was a moderate success as we gained enough to produce one song of the three song EP. Thanks again to all those who contributed!
We now are in the process of making some decisions.
In the new year we’ll be recording and producing our first song. Since we initially planned for three, we have to pick between Mesmerize and Times Are Changing.
We’ll be working to produce the entire show over the next year. Do you have suggestions on which song we should star with? Let us know! Check them out on YouTube Mesmerize and Times Are Changing.
A quick update. We’re in talks with some producers trying to get a feel for how the process works. Very promising so far.
We’ll be starting a crowdfunding campaign shortly to get the Prgatory Falls album going, which we’ll use as a jumping point to eventually get the show on stage.
The first song we plan to produce will actually be the second to last in the show story wise, All is Calm. It will have somewhat more of a Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb (David Gilmore) feel to it then it currently does, but otherwise our focus is to keep the story telling and song writing as the first priority.
As many of you know you can add a lot of cool stuff to a song but if it’s not good on just acoustic guitar, not much will fix it.
I’ll keep everyone updated as we go.
One of the greats, Ian Anderson, formerly of Jethro Tull, will be coming to San Diego theater with an original rock opera about the band’s namesake who is known as the father of modern agriculture (by perfecting the horse drawn seed drill in 1701).
The rock opera will weave hits from Jethro Tull into the story.
The show will be coming to San Diego Theater in October 2016 and you can get your tickets Here.