#jamuary2021 – Piece of Mine

This is the eighteenth track for #jamuary2021… only thirteen(?) to go?! Picture is from my dog Amy… she was totally chilling the other day. Well, honestly, she chills every day! That’s her secret, she’s always relaxed. Except when the wind is blowing leaves around… then she’s full attack mode. Other than that though, she’s conservingContinue reading “#jamuary2021 – Piece of Mine”

#jamuary2021 – Fears for Tears

Day 17… The picture is from a painting I did years ago… I think I gave it to my mom? *shrug*… somebody probably still has it. This track came together pretty fast. I started with a pretty basic drum beat and bass line, and tweaked the FX, pitch, etc… a bit to get a bitContinue reading “#jamuary2021 – Fears for Tears”

#jamuary2021 – Almost There

Day 16… it may be cold outside but it is getting warm in here… The picture is a chocolate cake we had for Valentine’s Day… really good… I’m pretty sure my wife picked it up at Whole Foods… if I remember correctly. For the track it’s another mix of chops and synths… and auto sampling…Continue reading “#jamuary2021 – Almost There”

#jamuary2021 – Awkward Forgiveness

Fifteen tracks for January… woo! The picture… I believe is from Disney, from the animal park resort. I am pretty sure I mentioned how much my daughter loved that trip. We had a blast, and it was great to see all of the different animals. This track is a mix of chops, and synths. IContinue reading “#jamuary2021 – Awkward Forgiveness”

#jamuary2021 – Salt in the Wound

Day twelve… I tried to slow the track down here… and… well… I kind of like the sound of it, but you can tell just listening to it I drifted off into some mental space that wasn’t so focussed on the track… I suspect this is what happens for creating a new track a dayContinue reading “#jamuary2021 – Salt in the Wound”

#jamuary2021 – Come on Over

Trying to pull things I’ve been learning over the last month and a half together into a more coherent type of track… The picture is from one of my trips to the Czech Republic… forget when… there’s definitely a lot of stunning architecture out there, and absolutely worth checking out. About a third of theContinue reading “#jamuary2021 – Come on Over”

#jamuary2021 – Old Haunts

Day ten… was on a roll… and then I fell off 😀 The image is from a trip years ago that we took our daughter to the Boston Commons and is of the paddle boat that you can take a little tour around the duck pond. Our daughter was never super excited to get onContinue reading “#jamuary2021 – Old Haunts”

#jamuary2021 – Long Voyage

Alright back again messing with TraTraTra Transpose! Boy, the picture is from about four years ago… Amy is looking impressively squinty… might have been from the flash, I don’t really recall. Looked like a goofy enough picture to work with for today’s track though. She’s watching you! Today I took my own personal advice fromContinue reading “#jamuary2021 – Long Voyage”

#jamuary2021 – My Time Here is Done

The track was named as such… because I threw my hands up in desperation. *not* a good track, but I did learn something… but first So the picture comes courtesy of the dang thing that the MPC Live did to twist up my song. Yeah, above is the drum track… but let me explain howContinue reading “#jamuary2021 – My Time Here is Done”