Song: Packing up (Atari of my dreams)
I remember being a DJ at KZUU in Pullman, WA. The new music every fall was the best. Maybe that's why this particular season has always been a sentimental time for making music. This new song embodies what I love about fall in many ways. It acknowledges change in my life - where I've been and where I am and that I have enough. Here's how it happened...
I recently retrieved the last of my belongings from a basement in Portland, OR. As I packed up these things I experienced utter filth, sweat, and rat shit. Lots of rat shit. I also experienced joy, sorrow, and happiness. Lots of it. I went through old letters, and memorabilia from old concerts I played. I packed up an extensive collection of Oregon license plates spanning over 100 years. I even salvaged the Atari 2600 from my youth (it still works FYI). I went through photos and I packed up cameras that took the photos. I gathered up my very first guitar as well as a trumpet case. When I opened up the case I thought now where in the hell is the trumpet? Things change... Things disappear... Things remain...
Machine: Tascam 388
Pre-amp: Art Tube Pre (the one with presets for about $75)
Effects: Roland RE-20 Space Echo Reissue
Microphone: Audio Technica 4033, Sure SM 57
Rhythm: 1963 Gibson B 25
Lead Guitar: 1991 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Bass: 1970s Univox Beatle copy
Drums: 1960s Ludwig Snare, off brand medium crash cymbal
Keys: Korg SV-1
Recorded and produced at home by myself. Mastered by Warren Gardiner at Gardiner Audio in Melbourne, AUS. Warren is a great engineer. He will do a great job on any audio project you bring to him - highly recommended!