well I just had a nice visit from my pal Tommy Green Jr (formerly of TELFER) and we had a good catch up. Tom’s been working the cruise ships so I haven’t seen him in a while so it was nice to see what he’s been up too!
After he left I realized it’s Monday and that means I’m supposed to upload my song for the first week of The Song a Week Challenge. Tom Savage already put his up. Check it out here. He mentioned a few similar things that I’ve also noticed about this major exercise we’re doing. For me I’ve decided to do this so it forces me to work more on the craft of songwriting. Even thinking about it more helps. You make a point to write down words and melodies so you don’t forget them. I’m stoked that we’re attempting this and excited to see what comes out of it. I think the important part is to try. You know? Just making the effort here to be more creative and not worry about how a song fits a band or anything. Just write a song. Any song. Good or bad. It’s all going to help me get better at the craft.
Anyhow, This weeks song is titled Year of Tears (tomorrow never comes). It’s kind of a Commodores meets Prince meets Jackson Brown thing i guess. It’s about an experience I had seeing a close friend for the last time before he lost his fight with Cancer. I was going to try and get a better recording of it but I just didn’t find the time. This is the first recording I did. It’s clips a little (meaning the record level was too hot and it distorts) here and there but the vocal phrasing was superior to the second version so I’m going with this one. Not sure yet if I like it but my girl does so that’s a good sign! Here it is….if you’re going to comment, please TRY and be nice.
Here’s The Link to my Song of the week Challenge Week One…(only 51 more to go!) Link is in Red Below. If you’re going to share please share the blog page not just the tune so people know what the hell is going on!
Year of Tears Tomorrow Never Comes (clips) by rossneilsen