This is what my band's working on right now (me on drums)
This is a silly video I made by singing a Japanese punk girl band song as folk music and putting together some Internet cats.
My old friend YT is at 2:45.
My lo-fi version of an old Neil Young song made famous by Linda Ronstadt in the 70s...
I transcribed my song into sheet music and am feeling happy about how it turned out. I also feel happy that my brain cooperated with a transcription project (and I even enjoyed doing it.)
The preview below doesn't have perfect resolution, but the printouts are quite nice.
Special thanks to the free music notation software MuseScore.
A short holiday video I made with my low rez camera walking around Toronto today, with my Autoharp version of White Christmas on top.
It's 6:45 AM and I just woke up from the clearest dream of my life in which a song seed was delivered to me.
I was sitting in a cabin on the Sunshine Coast when a gang of real estate developers came by with a form, looking to get me to sign away my property. I said I was just a tenant and they moved along going door to door.
Later in the dream I was in a hallway with many doors, one led to a magical forest with amazing creatures (I'm remembering tiny baby flamingos) and in another I was in a hot tub room with a group of warm hearted people. One of the guys was singing a song and playing guitar and everyone joined in. At the end I remember grabbing the Autoharp and figuring out that it was in the key of G.
"oh my lord of heart and of sorrow
oh my lord
oh my lord
oh my lord, I hurt and I struggle
to where I belong"
A crew of people were singing along (we repeated it for a long time with feeling) and when we stopped someone said, "sing it like you wrote it!"
I woke up feeling like I had a responsibility to create this song and deliver it.
I find this interesting because I've been avoiding writing "negative" songs, and now feel that honest sentiment is the way to go.
Also, I did see Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland IMAX movie last night, which may have triggered something (at least the doors and flamingoes.)