A One-Man-Band's DIY Production Journal.

First recording sessions

For the past week, aside from writing out lyrics, I’ve set up my own personal jam sessions, pumping out some nice chord progressions, drum beats and working on my drum fills… but last night I started the tracking for a new song I’ve been working on, Califormula. It’s one of the few straight-up emo songs on the record, so expect some crazy rhythm changes and more of my pre-chorus/chorus screaming.

My challenges for this song are pretty much tackling drum fills (I tend to stutter when playing too fast…) and trying my hand at finally playing some lead guitar.

I’ll have a decent cut of it ready for streaming by this time next week, hopefully with a video as well.

Also, as for artwork, I’ll be teaming up again with Roz Friend from The Branding Iron LLC as well as Lion and Rooster co-founder Leonard Salgado for some awesome photography and design. Distribution this time will be mainly online sales with very limited hard copy availability.

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“Califormula”

Kicked it to the curb again
The winter didn’t end like it’s supposed to

Though the snow started to melt
I had reminded myself that I hate these times

And now I stand here freezing
Arms folded and dreaming
of the warmth that I deserve
Oh yes, I do

Take me away
to the place where the days are longer
I wanna fly
to a high where the sky is clearer

I’ve been lonesome way too long
But don’t get me wrong, I’m not the lonely one

And now I stand here freezing
Heart open and beating
But am I the passerby
just standing still?

Take me away
To the place where the days are longer
I wanna fly
To a high where the sky is clearer

I’ve seen the sun
And it smells like roses
Oh no, it’s happening again
I swear this time
That it will be different
I just need another minute

Let me catch my breath
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