“Ice Hockey Hair” by Super Furry Animals:
"Can you point me a direction I can take my shoes?
Go Vocoder. I like a good distortion drone if the sonic textures move me. This song had portions where the distortion worked…Read more
I have recently been enjoying a podcast called This Jungian Life. I am not a rabid listener but the episodes I do hit I find interesting enough to stay tuned in. Three good friends, who are Jungian analysts, talk about the world and its many issues as seen through the lens of Carl Jung. I am sure this is not for everyone but it hits the spot for me. They also breakdown a dream of the day at the end of the show which is always entertaining.
Why do I bring this up? Well, my song lyrics often tend toward a sort of introspective explorative flavoring. My soon to be released song called Pilgrim is no exception. In addition to the word Pilgrim, the words Shaman, Crone and Buddha turn up which seem to conjure up archetypes that resonate with me. Figures that embody strength, resilience and wisdom. I reference winding roads and tides in the song that perhaps point to how we move towards or against life's gifts, challenges and hidden truths with grace and authenticity. I have said this often before, I never really know what my lyrics are about, but this description feels right for me today so I am going with it.
My premiere team of graphic designers just completed the cover art for Pilgrim and it is provided in this blog photo. My label hopes to officially release this song around 16 June 23 to streaming services if all goes well but be prepared to flex if we miss the target date.
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I wrote “pilgrim” almost two years ago....wow, time flies. I may have played a snippet of the song for you from back in that time-frame. I take part of the chorus section to the very limits of my vocal range which is not very wide.
I am never certain what my lyrics are trying to convey. Looking back, it always seems there is some pain and beauty going on at the same time. The reflections do not often provide pointers to specific content. I have no problem with this.
I remember the guitar rhythm borrowed heavily from a Stones pattern. See if you can guess which one when the song is released.
I will be putting final mixing and mastering touches on Pilgrim shortly. This will be followed with the usual music distribution steps. This all takes time (weeks, actually, as I do it on the edges of my work and family life) but the whole DIY music creation process is fun for me so it is time well spent.
Songwriting and production have enabled me to meet, interact and network with so many music loving folks whether it is through other music/social platforms, other bands, songwriters, good friends and/or family. I am very grateful for these connections and the opportunities they have opened up.
I have a soft place in my heart for new music from relatively unknown artists (I wonder why?). I tend to like/lean toward the “indie” rock genre more than others but really I like them all if the music is creative and well produced. There are so many talented artists and songwriters out there (published and unpublished). The music industry tends to funnel only the smallest 1% of good music to us but, rest assured, if you look more carefully there are many more gold nuggets out there. Deep Bow to those music forums and platforms that continue to help discover them. Panning for the gold never gets old for me.
I am looking forward to sharing my new song with you in a couple of weeks.
Thank You for your support. I appreciate.
Dave's new song Moonbeam Blue was selected on the Derringer Discoveries February Top 25. What a blast!!
Thank You Derringer Discoveries!
If you are inquiring with questions on synch and licensing needs or for any other reasons please feel free to reach out to me at any time. I'd love to talk with you and I will respond swiftly and often within 30 minutes or less!
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