Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
They're good! I liked Andronian Android and Heather's Waltz the best, the medieval/Elizabethan styles appealed to me more than the blues and the blues-ish acoustic fingerpicking. HW is very reminiscent of Greensleeves, but that's okay. I felt they could have done with vocals to provide some extra interest, but I know it can be hard to find good singers, plus you need to write good lyrics.
We had a short lived band a few years back we called 'the Gladsmiths'. We had all of one gig but one of us, Juli Moscovitz, divorced her husband and moved to Sacramento, where she teaches grade school band. We had written a song together, called 'a young man's fancy' and when she left for California, I lost the song. Going through some old DVD's full of backup files, just two days ago I found it again! So we will try to resurrect it.
Right now Susan is in Hospital with asthma, if she ever gets better we will record it.
If you peruse the music on dropbox you will find lots of songs, both on stage and recorded at home, as well as my instrumental compositions or decompositions, take your pick🙂
Heather is my daughter from my first wife and I wrote HW in her honor when she graduated from Berklee College of music in Boston. She went on to do her MA at Wesleyan in composition and is pursuing a Phd now. Her husband is a physicist, from India, Tamil Nadu in the south. His parents emigrated to Brazil when he was little so Portuguese and English are his (and Heathers'😉 main languages.
They both teach their respective disciplines at the Federal University in Natal, in the north of Brazil.
I just sent an MP3 of my latest composition I called Silent Garden, a guitar and mandolin duo, to Rick Ruskin, a friend on Facebook. He is a great guitarist. I had a lot of computer problems today. I have 4 working computers, one is a laptop with Sonar and Wavelab for recording and a house computer and my wife's computer and another desktop in the music room for recording.
So I mentioned to Rick I had a new tune, asked him if he would critique it, he says yes, so I attempt to export my tracks as an MP3 file. No go. Sonar 8 says it is locked out.
So I went to my music room comp which I knew WAS able to produce MP3's. So it fired up and windows or something is corrupted and couldn't get that one going.
So I am scrounging around for a flash drive that I can stick at least a WAV file of Silent Garden and stick that flash drive in the laptop and was looking through the old files there and lo and behold, there is a file called MP3 activation from Cakewalk! Totally by accident it turned up. So I ran it and now Sonar 8 is happy, it spit out an MP3 of Silent Garden and I shipped it to Ricks facebook. So now I have to deal with the music room computer that has a big problem with XP.
At least I was able to do an MP3 of my latest piece, after a couple of hours of screwing around with 4 separate computes! I will send a copy to your email address you gave me.
Well that didn't work either, may be able to send it from work tomorrow. Bad computer day for me here!