I don’t always write pretty songs for piano and voice, but when I do, I like to let you in on the process. I started this one just the other day, so the piano part is just basic chords and a few tinkles so far. I swear that I can hit that last note. I just forgot to take a breath.
The other music is still happening. I’m just playing around with all kinds of stuff to see what people like. I can reach out all I want, but if I don’t touch anyone, the exercise is pointless. I’m think the timeless piano-and-voice format has a decent chance of reaching more people, and it also allows me to use what I consider to be “my voice”.
I haven’t tried writing much of this stuff, but a lot of my older rock songs can be arranged for piano without too much trouble. I’m sure they’ll get more mileage that way. Let’s face it: The potential audience for rock music is not what it used to be. I say that with a tear in my eye, because I do love to rock. But producing music is about your pleasure, not mine. In the words of the late, great Denise LaSalle, your pleasure is my business.
Speaking of business, the studio needs to pay some bills and upgrade a few things. You can help me keep the music coming and get immediate downloads of every song I release when you do. Make a tiny monthly contribution and reap the rich spiritual reward of directly supporting independent music.