I'm a teacher, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter in Logan, Utah. I teach beginning orchestral strings now, but trained as a middle school band and high school orchestra teacher, and taught guitar and choir at the high school level. Music teachers rock! Besides guitars and voice, I'll likely add violin, mandolin, flute, clarinet, trombone, and trumpet to my demos.
I primarily multitrack acoustic instruments with one decent condenser mic and garageband. But as usual, my travel plans will prevent full demos during certain weeks of 50/90 so I will be posting some simple song demos, with mandolin, when I'm away from home. I'll be leaving wintery South Australia for summery North America on July 10th, and will have to set up my entire studio when I get home. It's been packed away since December. I've hardly played anything but mandolin since then. I'll be reestablishing my multi-instrumentalist technique on the fly this 50/90. Should be fun.
This is my sixth 50/90. I've only hit 50 once so far.
If you're really interested in my influences you can look up what I've been listening to on my last.fm user site:
Best of luck to all, and happy listening!
Edit --- July 15th --- Slowest start to 50/90 ever. The combination of travel fatigue, moving back into my old home, all the catch up with my old life, and lack of internet, is just the perfect storm. Also, a friend still has my USB interface and condenser mic, so multi-track demos are not yet forthcoming. Sorry 50/90, . Nevertheless, I shall return!
Edit --- August 3rd --- Carrying on with one-track demos recorded on my phone. Finding a songwriting rhythm, at last. I have a few collabs in the works, but want to wait until I get my equipment back so I can do right by the lyricists. The melodies ought to be even better established by then. Here's to summer! If it were FAWM I wouldn't have made it. But at 50/90 we still have all kinds of time left.
Edit --- August 30th --- I finally have my studio put back together, but I'm leaving for Alaska tomorrow to visit family. Before the 50/90 is over, I promise some multi-track demos using all my instruments (except the trumpet because my first valve is bent out of shape). It's been a strange 50/90 for me, but better late than never, right!?
Edit --- October 2nd --- Can't believe how fast that went. This was my least productive 50/90 yet, sad to say. Perhaps it means I'll have an unusually productive FAWM, come February. I'm going to hang around and comment on all the music of the spheres songs, and try to make up for my lack of participation by commenting a lot here at the end. I may even play at Rocktober this year.
|1||Foggy (as San Francisco)||17||4 months 4 weeks|
|2||A Polymath’s Lament for Postmodern America||9||4 months 1 week|
|3||The Just Reward||7||4 months 1 week|
|4||Integrity||6||4 months 1 week|
|5||Warm me not||
Tasha Parker Gibbs
|6||4 months 5 days|
|6||I Can't Close My Eyes||
|7||4 months 5 days|
|7||A Curious Thing||
|12||4 months 3 days|
|8||Apex Predator||6||4 months 3 days|
|9||Open Road||8||4 months 1 day|
|10||Breaking the Spell||4||3 months 2 weeks|
|11||My Compass In The Sky||
|5||3 months 2 weeks|
|12||A Bridge on Fire||9||2 months 1 week|
|13||Looking' for the Blues||6||2 months 1 day|