Just a little update on my new album Dream Analog.
We recorded the last two songs live a couple weeks ago. Bass, drums, keyboards, guitar and lead vocal all live to tape. Talk about walking the high wire. If you’ve never done it, it’s something you must experience for yourself. A certain magical synergy is found in those moments where you know you have to get the take as its about 105 degrees in the room you’re in and you just can’t do the song one more time! It’s not a copy and paste situation (as in digital) and so, everyone really must call in the magic. It works.
We have most of the tracks recorded now. James Whelan (Under The Sky) did a couple sessions and added some amazing piano and guitar to several songs. So great!
June Kato has laid down all the bass and Brian D. Hardin all the drums. We just to add a few more keyboard parts, some horns and some background vocals and Dream Analog will manifest in this reality zone!
I’m writing Chapter 2 of the Dream Analog video series so look for that in the next few months. Here’s Chapter 1 if you haven’t seen it. Good things to come!
Hope you are all moving forward on your amazing creations as well! Remember no matter what is going on in the world around you, deep down you are Whole and Fine.
A couple months ago I recorded a few songs direct to vinyl on National Record Store Day at the History of Recorded Sounds.
They were then dubbed off the vinyl into digital land as an Mp3 so you could hear them here. Just me and my guitar — Songs for the times…
It seems like yesterday it was May and now we are in June. It’s still June now, we didn’t pop into July already? o.k. good.
Here in the sea of the in-between, we are navigating the energies of something different in its consciousness expanding effect. Keep yourselves together and stay cool. Get into the vibe of feeling good even if you can’t know all the ins and outs of everything or the answers. That is how it is and resisting it only makes you look away from your own true path. Your mind is not going to understand it. It is beyond what the mind can contain.
Feeling good and trusting is our navigation in the in-between. Don’t let the weirdness throw you.
Your o.k. I’m o.k.
Time is not linear and yet our mind is conditioned to try and make it work that way. Seems the “mind” needs an overhaul. New information. New schematic. A broader perspective emerging. Turn on some of that deactivated dna and roll.
Stand in the stillness in the center of your being.
I’m sending out a wave of love and centered calmness to you all. There are many out here or in here that are awake to doing their part even if they can’t really define what it is to someone else. That’s because it’s beyond words. Keep on keeping on.
Got to record a new song, Real Clouds, live to vinyl on National Record Store Day April 21, 2018 at History of Recorded Sounds in Culver City. What a great time! https://www.historyofrecordedsounds.com/
To all the musicians and creative people out there — keep on going!
Do not judge yourself by what is or isn’t reflected back to you by others, social media or whatever external metric. You are an ARTIST — get real — you are a power generator of pure creative source. Your resonance changes the frequency of the planet and adds a new variable to the ever changing tapestry we live. YES it is so!
Remember who you are. Deep down, where the memory is almost gone, reach in there. Connect with the larger aspect of yourself beyond the personality you now hold as “you”. You are more than that. All of us are.
Now is the time to fully reconnect that thread of knowing and become fully incarnate here so we can access all we are.
You are an amazing spirit, a multi-dimensional soul. You can really know that now and relax. It doesn’t matter if those around you see it or acknowledge it or anything like that. It is not for anyone else. Your soul growth, your soul journey is your own. Embrace it.
Recognize yourself fully and get on with fully being in this magnificent Universe.
There are a million reasons to freak out and get into a bad vibe zone. Use your perspective to see the growth, see the beginnings that are also happening. See the good.
We are now in the phase of learning to harness our energy, our imagination to really create a better place. Get your creativity going and get your creations out there. Its the creative wave we all make that makes the difference!
I was inspired to put a take of the first song, It’s Coming On,to some visuals and share it. I hope it gives you a feeling of calmness and strength. This Earth is one beautiful place! Let’s keep it that way. 🙂
There’s a lot to this recording analog process. Slow, but like a turtle we are getting to the finish line. Can’t wait to share the new songs. Wishing you all the best in your own creative projects. Keep creating!
We did our first analog test recordings the other day and they came out great! We’ve decided to send the heads out to be “relapped” which will make the recording sound even better. We are very excited! Continue reading →