Just “Stuff” and Music

This Page merely provides a “landing page” any material, like songs, cover designs and so on, that need a website address for a link (rather than just attaching something to  a post). If you’ve stumbled across here without following a link I’ve posted elsewhere, try starting here instead.

Here’s the latest song I’m sharing with the Headroom crew and everyone else…

For a while now Nick Cole and I have been getting together for song writing sessions. We start a lot of stuff from scratch with no lyrics or grooves, but maybe a riff that’s been lurking for a while, and get it through to a completed arrangement. Then I get more serious about programming drums, any synths, and doing a proper vocal with maybe a harmony or two. This one is called “Life Between Your Hands” and it’s our take on that “get off the bloody internet and try the real world” idea and about not believing just about anything on the web. Drums are Native Instruments “Session Drummer”, and the synth is the XPand2 which has lots of neat sounds and can be a real rabbithole to disappear down, if you’re not careful. Nick’s playing the bass line and everything else is real. It ended up with this weird-arse Em7-type chord in the chorus which is a bastard to sing. Never mind.

It’s kind of interesting where these ideas take you…

 

Ignore this, it’s a screenshot for getting a PC guru to help me out …

 

Disk Management 2

4 thoughts on “Just “Stuff” and Music

  1. Read your four horror novels , I have to admit I got them from from a discount store. Absolutely enjoyed them as good as Graham Masterton and Dean Koontz at their best.

    1. Thanks Andy, great to hear! If you’re into ebooks at all I’ve a “collection” of four stories (they’re by no means short!) in an ebook called “Ghost Tales, Stories of the Dead Among Us”. You can buy it at Amazon (Kindle) or Smashwords. In the meantime all my books you’ve read already have recently been signed to Momentum Publishers, the (Aust) digital arm of Pan Macmillan, so they get another breath of life!
      Thanks again, Graeme.

  2. Wow. I was so surprised when Bronte’s voice started. It sounded far more mature than from a 15 or 16 year old. There is a heap to like about this song. The sparse piano works a treat, the hurried singing of “I guess I’ll take the blame” adds a really nice dynamic, the vocal harmonies are gorgeous, the overall sparse arrangement works a treat. Really nice, quite sophisticated in it’s implicity. Good work, Bronte and Graeme!

  3. As I said at the time ,she has “ something” , hope she keeps going and keeps on the “ keyboards “ , as that would help give a n edge over playing a guitar , set her apart and that combined with her talent , well ———hope to hear more from her 👍

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