Friday, 19 February 2016

"Judgement Day" video

Here's a video I made for my 2nd album "Still Life".

The track is called "Judgement Day". 

This idea came about from a jam we did with Quecia while recording in Wales. We got the idea down and even some lyrics but it was never finished. I was playing about with the riff and changed it around. Also trying to add some light and shade to the arrangement. The strings just seemed to fall into place and added to the power of the music and gave it a haunting quality I hope. I still had the recording of original bass line I did, so I dropped that into the mix, even though it was a little distorted in places it still worked. In the end I thought what the hell - If it’s not broken don't try to fix it!

Harper Lee RIP and Strange Happenings

I know it's been a while but I was very sad to just hear of Harper Lee's passing. A brilliant book I read at school in English lessons as you do and made into a classic film staring Gregory Peck. 
What was strange - while scanning through IMDB's list of top films earlier today I stopped at "To Kill A Mockingbird" and played the first few minutes, I then stopped it and went back to work. My thoughts at the time were, she's only written 2 books and those a life time apart, she must be getting on a bit now. Meaning she must be quite old.
This all before I knew she had passed... This is all probably some kind of ‪#‎weird‬ ‪#‎coincidence‬ but it makes you wonder how the mind really works and how much we understand of it.
Was it really by chance or have my eyes seen some snippet of the news somewhere reporting her death. My subconscious picking this up has registered it in a part of my brain that is only accessed in a different way. Subliminally making me choose the said film.
Maybe we pick up on things through other media, extra sensory perception perhaps, brain waves, radio waves, ghosts! Who knows? 
I'd like to think that there's much more to the human brain than meets the eye but I very much doubt it in my case. Made me think though. Food for thought and maybe for you too.
Thanks for stopping by and it won't be very long until the next post. 
Yeah! I can hear you say....